Good morning! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of clothed.
Galatians 3v27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Only by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. If we are not baptized into Christ through the Holy Spirit then we will not be clothed with Christ. We are Sons of God through faith only in Christ Jesus. It is the Holy Spirit that enables us to be clothed and be one with Christ Jesus. We are only made Sons of God or daughter's of God if we are clothed in Christ Jesus by faith in the promise of the Holy Spirit. Abraham was God's son by faith in God and He received God's blessing through His promise as we receive all of God's blessing by faith in Jesus Christ. We do not live in Christ by making ourselves Jesus Christ, it is the power of God that makes us in the image of Jesus Christ, we rest in His promise of receiving the Holy Spirit. Resting means resting our spirit so the Holy Spirit can do His work, so we are clothed in Jesus Christ. Resting means we deny ourselves, He works, we rest in faith in Him working the new attitude and the new dissipation in us by hearing and applying His word to our daily lives. (John 8v37 I know you are Abraham's descendants. Yet you are ready to kill me, because you have no room for my word.) Only when we are clothed with His patience, His joy, His peace along with His attitude and His disposition are we being clothed in Jesus Christ and are reborn living a life of faith in Him making us to be who we truly are God's children. We need to ask ourselves what spirits are we being clothed with. What are our new desires? Do we crave His word, are we applying His word in faith through our daily lives. Are we following Abraham our father of faith, or are we following the father of this world, the "father of lies". Are we recognizing in us new clothes or are we wearing the same clothes we wore before we knew Christ. Are we changing what we wear everyday because we are being clothed more and more to look like Him our Creator because we have been redeemed by the Spirit of his Son in our hearts? If we are clothed with the blood of Christ then we will not turn back to our old self we will move forward in faith, holding on to the promise that we are Son's and daughters of the Almighty God and we call out "Abba, Father". Since we are sons and daughters of God our Father we are also an heir to receive all the promises, blessings here on earth but most importantly we get to share all these blessings and promises for eternity! If you are not being clothed daily by the blood of Jesus Christ then you are missing out on all the promises and blessings He has planned for you! Read Galatians 3 and 4 and John 8v31-47.