TOPIC: CHANGING THE FILTHY GARMENT
Text: Isaiah 64: 6; Psalm 102: 26; Isaiah 61: 10- 11; Matthew 11: 28
As we have been told, today is a special day. It is a day of changing every fithy garment. These are garments of trouble and shame that have constituted reproach upon your life and family.
I want you to take note that the Living God will change these old garments and adorn you with garments that make for glory and beauty and garments that attract blessings.
Always recall and make reference to every statement I make here because all of them must surely come to pass.
You see you this year, something good is coming your way.
There are many things that are being said here and there; however the question is, “who said it?”.
I am assuring you that as the name of this year is for the Chosen people, so shall it be for you.
The name of this year, is dominion, favour, blessings and miracles.
We shall have a day for a proper naming ceremony of this year and while we approach that day, all that I have pronounced upon this year shall come to pass in your life.
The Lord is set to do that which is unimaginable in your life and people shall look at you with respect.
By standing upon the word I have spoken in the past and that which I shall speak to you today, you shall deliver your self and deliver others. We must help others.
Take note that as your garment is changed, your life shall speak favour and blessings. Amen.
Psalm 102: 13
The time to favour you has come and you shall be favoured. The years ahead belongs to the Chosen.
Psalm 102: 16
From today, the Lord will regard your prayers. As younpraye have will given you attention.
For more insights and understanding, we shall consider this message under the following sub headings:
- OLD AND NEW GARMENTS DESCRIBED.
Old garments are used garments, unattractive, torn, dirty, out of fashion. When you wear such old garments, people will keep far from you.
These kind of old garments constitute problems of life and are the cause of problems you have been carrying for several years. Many a times because of the old garment, people identify you by your problems. If the aforesaid represents your condition and case, today that garment must be changed. That old garment must give way. Today you are having dominion and victory over them.
The assurance I am giving to you today, is that you are going home a New Person. Sometimes, it might be the garment of sin. It could be stagnancy in life; evil dreams, being messed up in the night; today all that yoke must break. It could be the case of abandoned project, lack of progress in the family. You see you today, that evil garment must be changed.
It can also be a case of an evil personality that has risen up against you since you were born and standing against every step you are making in life; today that old and filthy garment must be changed.
Isaiah 43: 10- 13, 19
You see you, after this day those that knew you before shall look at you with respect.
Today and this year, God will make a way where there is no way for you. He will do a new thing in your life and miracle will follow you.
Jeremiah 32: 27
Is there anything too hard for God to do? One thing that is very certain is that God has power to do this or that. Out of nothing, God will make you someone that everybody will look up to.
This year you are crossing over the hurdle. That thing which your father and ancestors could not achieve, you shall achieve them this year. Amen.
Mark 9: 23
I do not know what you are passing through in your life, today shall mark a turning point.
New garment represents a turning point, new blessings and experiences.
As the Lord visits you today, he shall clothe you with promotion and all the fruits and gifts of the spirit. Today power shall follow you.
You shall put on the garment of power, healing, promotion, wife, children and husband.
Today, the Lord will go before you and give you breakthrough.
Job 42: 1 & 2, 10-12
You see all those things that the enemy had taken away and you have lost, beginning today the greater glory of this year shall be higher, greater than the former.
You see today, that God that put laughter and joy in the mouth of Abraham, shall grant you your own Isaac. Amen.
Honestly I am clothed with joy unspeakable because my people shall be delivered and blessed this day.
- THE REASONS FOR CHANGING THOSE FILTHY GARMENTS AND OUR RESPONSE
Psalm 102: 26
This is the day God wants to change all the old and filthy garments.
Matthew 11: 28
The Lord will take the burden away. It is never the will of God that you should remain in that old garment.
Today God must take the glory in your life.
Psalm 94: 1-4
The Psalmist was asking, “how long shall the wicked triumph?”
However the Psalmist had a remedy and said, “God show thyself”. Today, God will show himself in your life and family.
1 Kings 19: 4
The Lord God Almighty intervened and gave Elijah the food of Angels and he moved in that strength to fulfil his ministry.
You see you, your life shall move forward.
This is the year of favour, you shall wear the garment of favour and favour will follow you.
This is the year of blessings, you shall wear the garment of blessings and blessings shall follow you.
This is the year of miracles, you shall put on the garment of miracles and miracles shall follow you.
This is not a year of struggle for you rather you shall live by miracle.
You see all these words of decree, beginning from Thursday the 6th January to 9th January, all I have said here shall come to pass in your life.
Take note that the Lord wants to change your garment. You must wear the New garment. All those afflictions of previous years must not continue to follow you. All the delay and disappointment shall not be your portion.
If you carry a problem for a long time, it shall discourage you. It is therefore important that you put away the old and fithy garment.
Mark 2: 21
It must be New Garment for the New Year. The problem of last Year cannot follow you into the New Year.
The Lord is putting on you the garment of blessings. When you are blessed, many persons will like to follow you.
When the New Garment is put on you, you will be full of glory. You will attract blessings. The blessings will look for you and you shall not struggle.
The Angel of the Lord is here to do it for you now.
Zechariah 3: 1-5
Do you know that many persons are being resisted by the devil from having their way? You see you, you are a brand plucked out of the fire.
In the above scriptures, Joshua was wearing fithy garments standing in front of the Angel and for this reason the Angel could not help him.
That thing which makes the devil to resist you today, God is purging them away.
Everyone of you, that garment of trouble shall be removed and the Angel of God will go before you.
You see you, I put it on you; you are qualified. If you will keep the commandment of God, the Lord God Almighty will give you charge and you shall walk upon the high places of the earth.
Our general response is to ask God to take away the old garment of evil, poverty, disappointment, mockery and shame. As you do so, God will answer your prayers.
Isaiah 61: 1-11
You see you today, as I utter anything concerning you, it shall come to pass. You see that Spirit that says, “Let there be light”. that Spirit is upon me.
Are you ready?
I will direct you on how you will conduct this prayer.
If any man turns away from the Lord, you had better return to the Lord, otherwise it shall not be good for you.
As we conclude this New Year day message, it is important that you amend your ways and do not return to sin. Sin will hinder you and deny you of your blessings.
For the sinners and Backsliders, they should repent and surrender all to Jesus Christ.
Confess your sins and accept Jesus Christ today as your Lord and personal Saviour.
A Sinner is not a Christian and a Christian is not a Sinner.
1 John 3: 8 & 9;
Are you asking, “what is sin?”
1 John 5: 17a;
All unrighteousness is sin.
Unbelief is sin. Selfishness is sin; Covetousness is sin, Insincerity is sin; backbiting, murmuring, speaking evil of others, these are terrible sin.
Are you patronising the native doctors or you are one of them? Are you going for divination and palm reading, all that is terrible wickedness. No child of God does that. If you are into stealing, any form of stealing; stealing from Government, stealing from companies and individuals, that is sin. Amend your ways.
If you are there and you are involved into armed robbery, duping people, do not bring such money to this Church.
If you are among those people that are involved in fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism, abortion, that is terrible wickedness.
Fighting and quarreling, smoking and drunkenness all these are evil. Ask for the mercy of God.
Are you into fighting and quarreling? Are you disobedient to your husband or you are beating your wife, that is sin.
Are you into any kind of killing, poisoning people, hired assassin, ritual killings?Confess that sin and amend your ways. Promise God you will not return to that wickedness.
Are you into extortion? Taking bribe or giving bribe? That is sin. Amend your ways.
Are you into divorce? That is sin.
Matthew 19: 4-6.
Are you into polygamous marriage or you have sent away your wife or you moved away from your husband, that is sin. Marriage is between a man and a woman until death separates you.
Are you a woman dressing like a man or a man dressing like a woman, all that is sin. It is an abomination. Deuteronomy 22: 5. Abominable people can never enter Heaven. Revelations 21: 8.
Are you among those that take snuff, take cigarette and banned substances, that is sin. That is wickedness against your soul and against humanity.
All these people that bleach their body and turn yellow over night, that is sin.
I have not spoken this word to condemn you but to point out what is evil thereby enabling you to amend your ways.
The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Proverbs 28: 13;
God is willing to show you mercy and he has made provisions for the sins that are passed.
John 14: 6; John 1: 29; John 10: 10b; Matthew 11: 28; John 1: 12; 2 Corinthians 5: 17
As you give your life to Jesus Christ and begin to live the life of the kingdom of God, I am assuring you, that domimion, favour, blessings and miracles shall be your portion in Jesus name
Romans 10: 13
As we rise up to pray, I want you to mention all the ugly experiences you do not want in your life and family. After mentioning them, begin to put them off you shall not see them again in Jesus name.