Faith Chapel

Prayer Shawl

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Program transcript

Participants: Jeff Zaremsky


Series Code: FC

Program Code: FC000384

00:30 Hello! Welcome to Faith Chapel.
00:32 My name is Jeff Zaremsky. Today we're
00:33 gonna be talking about the garments that
00:35 you see me wearing and looking at it in
00:37 the light of the Bible, don't worry,
00:38 I'm not gonna tell you that everybody has to
00:40 wear it or that it should be worn or anything
00:41 like that, but we're gonna learn
00:42 some spiritual analogies from it.
00:44 But let's start with prayer. Our Lord and God,
00:47 King of the universe, speak through me and
00:49 speak to each one of our hearts from heaven,
00:52 from your throne, in Jesus holy name, amen.
00:57 The prayer shawl that you see me wearing
00:59 it's traditionally worn during Jewish people
01:01 during prayer times and it's just like I say
01:03 a little background just give you a little
01:04 history on it, again not to get anyone all
01:07 fearful that we're starting revolution here
01:10 that everyone has to start wearing these
01:11 things, but some interesting things we're
01:13 gonna look at. They're usually 24 inches to
01:18 60 inches wide and usually about 72 inches
01:21 long, so kind of rectangular in shape.
01:24 The majority of them have white colors like
01:26 you see this one with some stripes some times
01:28 black stripes, sometimes blue stripes maybe
01:31 a gold stripe also, or a silver stripe,
01:34 but there's variety colors today.
01:37 The most common ones are the black or blue
01:39 with the majority of it being white.
01:43 It traditionally was only worn by men,
01:45 but today women are wearing them as well
01:48 in Jewish circles. There is no Biblical
01:51 injunction to wear a Tallit to wear a prayer
01:54 shawl, although there is a Bible text that
01:57 refers to the fringes and we're gonna read
02:01 that text here and to the prayer shawl is
02:04 basically just a place to hang the fringes.
02:06 So let's the read that Bible text out of
02:08 Numbers chapter 15 that says,
02:12 the Lord spoke unto Moses, saying,
02:15 "Speak to the children of Israel: Tell them
02:18 to make tassels on the corners of their
02:19 garments throughout their generations,
02:22 and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the
02:25 corners. And you shall have the tassel,
02:28 that you may look upon it and remember
02:30 all the commandments of the LORD and do
02:32 them. And that you may not follow the
02:35 harlotry to which your own heart and your
02:36 own eyes and inclined, and that you
02:38 remember and do all My commandments,
02:41 and be holy for your God. I am the LORD your
02:45 God, who brought you gout of the land of
02:47 Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God."
02:52 And so God is wanting us to remember that He
02:54 is the Lord God that He is all powerful and
02:55 He is the one who brought us out of the
02:56 land of Egypt, and we couldn't come out of
02:58 Egypt in our own strength and power but that
03:00 he took God doing it, and so He mentions
03:03 there in that text, to put tassels.
03:06 Now I believe that the tassels commandments
03:08 is very similar to the Circumcision Commandment
03:11 that it came about 2500 years into earth's
03:15 history no one didn't have tassels, Methuselah
03:18 didn't have tassels even Abraham Isaac and
03:20 Jacob didn't have tassels, it doesn't come along
03:22 again until the writings of Moses. So there's a
03:25 specific time for a specific purpose like
03:27 circumcision, but the text does saying to
03:29 put it and it mentions blue so we have to blue
03:32 ribbon on it as well. Today, modern Tallit don't
03:36 usually have a blue ribbon and there is a
03:38 rabbinical reason for that but and there is
03:43 certain amount of knots, that and knots and
03:45 coils and this again rabbinical interpretation
03:48 they get the knots and the coils to match up
03:51 to the sentence that God is one as well as it
03:54 counting of them to bring it up to the number
03:57 of 613 and there are 613 commandments in the
04:02 Torah, and there is that symbolism of
04:04 can bringing it back to the word of God,
04:06 bringing back to the Bible.
04:13 A Tallit is worn for times of prayer,
04:16 some Jewish people will wear a small Tallit
04:19 called a Tallit Katan that usually worn under
04:22 their garments, but the big ones that you
04:25 see that's one for times of prayer and the
04:29 synagogues or in Israel you see at the
04:31 western worn then being worn their from
04:34 morning prayer in their home. Lets look at
04:37 some Bible text that biblical experiences
04:40 that possibly referring to the Tallit and let's
04:43 start with the Elijah. You remember Elijah he
04:44 was on Mount Carmel and having this experience
04:48 with the pagan Baal worshipers, and God
04:54 brings down fire from heaven and destroys or
04:57 consumes the altar and his sacrifice and all the
05:00 water that he poured on it and ends the
05:02 three and half years of drought, and then
05:04 it begins to rain and many people surround
05:10 Elijah and believe in Lord, believe in the
05:11 Lord of Elijah and there is a great revival
05:13 taking place and Elijah goes then running
05:16 and with King Ahab and he comes and the
05:20 Queen tells them that she's gonna have him
05:22 killed, Jezebel says she's gonna have him
05:23 killed and he folds his faith, wavers after
05:26 that high experience and he goes running
05:28 again and he runs all the way and he hides
05:30 in the mountain and that's where we'll pick
05:31 up our text in First Kings chapter 19 verses 11
05:35 through 13, Then He said, go out, and God
05:38 speaks to him and God says go out and stand
05:40 on the mountain before the LORD." And behold,
05:43 the LORD passed by, and a great and strong
05:46 wind tore into the mountains and broke the
05:48 rocks in pieces, that must have been some
05:50 mighty wind, and before the LORD, but the
05:53 LORD was not in the wind; and after the
05:56 wind and earthquake, but the LORD was not
05:58 in the earthquake and after the earthquake
06:00 a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire;
06:04 and after the fire a still small voice.
06:07 And so it was, when Elijah heard it, that he
06:10 wrapped his face in his mantle and went
06:14 out and stood in the entrance of the cave.
06:17 Suddenly a voice came to him, and saying,
06:20 "What are you doing here Elijah?"
06:23 And so Elijah wraps himself in his prayer
06:27 shawl in his mantle and comes out before the
06:30 LORD hears the LORD'S voice speaking in
06:32 that still small voice and he wraps himself in
06:34 prayer and surrender to the LORD God and
06:37 God is now able to talk to him. Continue on in
06:42 Elijah's life and God calls Elijah to go and
06:46 mentor Elisha to replace him and so Elijah goes
06:51 down to where Elisha is and we pick that up
06:54 in First Kings chapter 19 verse 19, and Elijah
06:59 So he departed from there, and found Elisha
07:02 the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with
07:05 the twelve yoke of oxen before him,
07:07 and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah
07:11 passed by him and threw his mantel on him.
07:15 And so Elijah then comes up to him takes
07:18 his mantle takes his prayer shawl that he
07:20 had used in prayer and he threw it over
07:24 Elisha indicating that he is passing the torch,
07:27 he is passing the prophetic gift on to
07:33 Elijah. Elisha hesitates a little bit and but then
07:37 comes and follows his sacrifices of the oxen
07:41 that he has and he follows Elijah. And eventually
07:46 Elijah then is preparing to depart, God has
07:48 revealed to him that it's time for him to leave
07:50 and so Elijah and Elisha go down to the Jordan
07:54 river, back at the entrance where we entered
07:56 Israel back during the time of Joshua.
08:00 And so they are going back down,
08:01 they go back down to the Jordan and we'll
08:02 pick it up in Second Kings chapter 2 verses 8
08:06 through 13, Now Elijah took his mantle,
08:09 so he takes off his mantle he takes off his
08:11 prayer shawl, he takes his mantle rolls it up,
08:13 and struck the water; and it was divided this
08:16 way and that, so that the two of them
08:18 crossed over on dry ground. And it was so,
08:21 when they had crossed over, that Elijah said
08:24 to Elisha, Ask! What may I do for you,
08:27 before I am taken away from you?
08:29 And Elisha said, Please let a double portion
08:32 of your spirit be upon me. And so he said,
08:35 You have asked a hard thing, nevertheless,
08:38 if you see me when I am taken from you,
08:40 it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall
08:44 not be so. And then it happened, as they
08:46 continued on and talked, that suddenly a
08:49 chariot of fire appeared with the horses of fire,
08:53 and separated the two of them; and Elijah
08:55 went up by whirlwind into heaven.
08:58 And Elisha saw it, and he cried out,
09:00 "My Father, my Father, the chariot of Israel
09:03 and its horsemen!" So he saw him no more.
09:07 And he took hold of his own clothes and tore
09:09 them into two pieces. And he also took up
09:12 the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him,
09:16 and went back and stood by the bank of the
09:19 Jordan. So we see here they come down to
09:22 the Jordan, Elijah takes off the mantle,
09:25 takes off the prayer shawl, strikes the water
09:27 of Jordan river and it parts again just like
09:30 it did for them entering in, in the time of
09:32 Joshua and they pass over across and Elijah
09:36 makes this wonderful offer to Elisha what would
09:38 you like and he asked for a very good thing,
09:40 that same Holy Spirit that's been upon you,
09:42 I want double portion of that, if I'm gonna
09:46 take over the ministry, if I'm gonna take
09:47 over your mantle, if I'm gonna, if God is
09:48 gonna use me then I one that use me powerfully
09:51 I want to be fully surrendered to him,
09:52 I want to be fully filled with him and I
09:54 want a double portion of your spirit, that's a
09:57 great prayer. And so Elijah tells him oh if you
10:00 get to see me go then God is gonna grant it
10:02 to you and this thing then the chariot comes
10:04 down and this is symbolic of the second coming.
10:07 Now the Lord comes down and translates
10:10 those that are living straight up in the
10:11 heaven, takes Elijah up to heaven and Elijah
10:16 could to see it. Now, and it says as he's
10:18 going up, as Elijah is going up he drops
10:21 you, he either tosses or somehow he leaves
10:23 his prayer shawl, he leaves his mantle again
10:27 passing that anointing onto and it's not
10:31 the piece of the cloth but passing that symbolic
10:36 prophetic anointing onto Elijah and to he
10:40 picks up that mantle the only thing that's
10:41 left of Elijah and he leaves that, they say
10:44 you can't take it with you, you know he
10:45 took everything else with him, but he left
10:47 his prayer shawl, he left his mantle,
10:49 and Elisha picks it up and Elisha goes back
10:54 to the Jordan to the same spot that they
10:57 had crossed over before very close if
10:59 not the same sport that the children of
11:02 Israel crossed over and after the 40 years
11:04 in the wilderness and so reliving the history
11:06 here again entering into the promise land and
11:09 then right after resurrection now entering
11:10 into the promised land. We're gonna pick
11:13 it up in Second Kings chapter 2 verse 14,
11:17 and he took the mantle of Elijah that fell
11:19 from him and smote the waters and said,
11:22 "Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?"
11:25 And when he also had struck the waters
11:27 with that mantle with that prayer shawl
11:29 they departed hither and thither and Elisha
11:33 went over. And when the sons of the
11:35 prophets, which were to view at Jericho
11:37 saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah does
11:41 rest on Elisha. So they were able to see
11:44 that the spirit of the Lord that was on Elijah
11:46 was now on Elisha. And I'm sure was more
11:49 than just seeing that he's wearing his mantle
11:51 but with the spirit of Lord there were just
11:52 able to see that God's presence out of him
11:56 or we see being used that the prayer shawl
11:57 as a mantle as a passing on of that anointing.
12:02 Let's go back several years before this
12:04 back to the time of Samuel and Saul during
12:08 times of First Samuel we'll look in the Bible
12:10 in First Samuel chapter 15 verses 27 and 28,
12:16 and as Samuel turned around to go away,
12:19 Saul seized the edge of his robe, and it tore.
12:22 So Samuel said to him, "The LORD has torn
12:25 the kingdom of Israel from you today,
12:28 and had given it to a neighbor of yours,
12:30 who is better than you. And so, Samuel
12:34 and Saul had that's turned from the LORD
12:37 not totally but in his actions he was not
12:40 following the LORD and so Samuel comes to
12:42 rebuke him and tells him the kingdom's gonna
12:45 be taken from him. King Saul grabs a hold
12:48 of his robe and tears, the scripture said tears
12:53 the border and he tore it, grabbed that sees
12:56 the edge of the robe and that's right where
12:59 the blue would be, that's where that blue
13:01 ribbon would have been and he tears that.
13:04 Now the, the white in the robe represents
13:08 the righteousness, the purity of God's
13:10 righteousness. Gold would represent faith,
13:13 but the blue will represent God's royal law.
13:16 And so he tears the edge of his robe.
13:21 In other words he's broken the commandments
13:24 just as Moses did when we were breaking
13:26 the commandments at the base of the
13:28 mountain Moses came down and then broke
13:31 the physical commandments, because we had
13:33 already broken them. And so here Saul had
13:37 been breaking the commandments and so now
13:39 he whips the robe. In other words, Samuel
13:42 sees that analogy and says that the kingdom
13:44 has been torn from you, it's been whipped from
13:47 you, you've broken God's laws, you've
13:49 broken your connection with Him and you
13:51 just symbolically done it whipping the edge
13:54 of that garment, whipping that blue thread
13:57 which is a reminder of the commandments
13:59 of God and that God is that one who leads
14:02 us and guides us and delivers us. We go
14:06 back even further in history and we go back
14:09 to the time of Israel, Jacob Israel and Joseph.
14:14 Genesis chapter 37 verse 3, and the Bible
14:17 says in this text that Israel, now Israel loved
14:21 Joseph more than all his children, because he was
14:25 the son of his old age. And he made him a
14:27 tunic of many colors. And so we see the
14:30 Bible using some different terms mantle,
14:32 robe, tunic, coat, his coat of many colors his
14:36 outer garment. It might not have been a prayer
14:38 shawl but very well could have been of
14:40 many colors and today they have ones,
14:41 they called them Joseph's coat that have
14:43 more colors then the one I am wearing today,
14:45 very brightly colored but still with the majority
14:47 of it being white. And so, Jacob makes this
14:52 coat for him, and we know that Jacob has a
14:55 heart after Joseph and is desiring to pass on
14:58 the lineage to him, wanting him to receive
15:00 the birthright, wanting him to take over,
15:02 even though he is the 11th of the 12th sons
15:05 of Israel of Jacob, and yet he has a heart
15:09 for him. Jacob is, Joseph is the firstborn
15:12 of his wife Rachel that he loves more than
15:16 he loves Leah and so he is wanting to bestow
15:19 upon Joseph this mantle as we see with like
15:23 Elijah this mantle of authority to pass it on
15:27 to Joseph and so he makes him this coat of
15:30 many colors. And, of course the brothers
15:33 kind of pick up on this that something special's
15:35 going on here that hey that dad's bypassing
15:38 us and he's going to be passing on this
15:41 authority onto Joseph and give him all the
15:44 specialties of the double portion and of the
15:47 spiritual leadership and so they're very
15:49 jealous, they've been jealous of Joseph to
15:51 begin with and this is kind of the icing on
15:53 the cake, and so we pick it up there in the
15:55 same chapter Genesis chapter 37 verse 23,
15:59 where it says that it came to pass,
16:02 and so it came to pass, when Joseph had
16:04 come to his brothers, that they stripped
16:06 Joseph of his tunic that was on him,
16:10 the tunic of many colors that was on him.
16:13 And so the brothers are not happy at all,
16:16 they ripped this tunic off the symbolism off,
16:19 the symbol of authority, the symbol of
16:21 rulership over them, and they rip it off
16:23 of him. They could have taken anything off,
16:25 but that is specifically where their anger is at,
16:29 they rip this off of him and they're just
16:32 trying to rip the authority from him,
16:34 and take back their feeling of rightness of
16:37 the role of the first born and receiving the
16:41 inheritance. And then in Genesis chapter 37
16:44 verse 31, so they took Joseph's tunic,
16:48 killed a kid of the goat, and dipped the tunic
16:50 in the blood. So here they take Joseph,
16:53 they take his coat away, they take his tunic
16:55 away, they take his outer garment this
16:57 prayer shawl away and the symbolism of
16:59 God's love of his father's love for him and
17:01 authority and they killed his goat and they
17:04 dipped it in blood. And so now his garment
17:07 his outer garment is colorful garment,
17:09 his brightly colored garment coat kind of
17:11 many colors is now dipped in blood,
17:13 a robe dipped in blood. And as we think of
17:17 Joseph and we think how he's then sold
17:19 into Egypt and then he's there in Egypt and
17:22 he becomes the sitting at the right hand of
17:26 the ruler and from there he is used to save
17:31 and deliver the people. Well, that makes me
17:33 think of Revelation and as we turn to
17:35 Revelation chapter 19 verses 13 and 16 the
17:41 scripture says, and he was clothed referring
17:44 to Jesus, that he is clothed with a robe
17:49 dipped in blood. Just like Joseph's robe was
17:52 dipped in blood and his name is called the
17:56 word of God. And he was on, and he has
18:01 on his robe and on his thigh a name written
18:05 King of Kings and Lord of Lords. And so,
18:09 Jesus himself wrapped in a robe that is also
18:13 dipped in blood just as Joseph's robe was
18:17 dipped in blood and God used him to save the
18:20 people. God uses Jesus' robe dipped in blood,
18:24 Himself dipped in blood, His life dipped in
18:27 blood. When we see that robe representing
18:29 Him, the robe is dipped in blood Jesus was the
18:31 one that was dipped in blood, He is the one
18:33 who shed His blood for us. It wasn't His robe
18:35 that were shed, it wasn't His robe that was
18:37 dipped it was He Himself that was dipped in
18:40 blood. And so the robe itself is symbolic of
18:44 Jesus. We'll see that here a little bit more.
18:48 Let's look now in The Book Of Luke in the
18:51 time of Jesus on this earth as a human
18:54 being down from heaven. Luke chapter 8 verses
18:59 43 and 44, now a woman, having a flow of
19:04 blood for twelve years, who had spent
19:07 all her livelihood on physicians and could not
19:10 be healed by any, came from behind and
19:14 touched the border of His garment.
19:17 And immediately her flow of blood stopped.
19:22 That's very interesting that she has had
19:25 this illness for twelve years at this point
19:28 of time Jesus is on His way to heal a
19:32 young girl who has died, who is twelve
19:34 years old. And so there's this twelve year
19:36 old girl and this lady comes to Him and she
19:39 has a sickness about the same time twelve
19:41 years she gets sick about the same time this
19:43 child is born, and she comes up to Jesus
19:46 and she says to herself if I might just touch
19:49 the border of His garments. Now to reach
19:53 the border of His garment if he was wearing
19:55 it as he is walking along and he's wearing it
19:56 down like this and he's just wearing this
19:58 outer garment just down like this,
20:00 she's got to kind of bend over in order to
20:03 reach the edge, in order to reach the border
20:05 of His garment. She's gotta humble herself
20:08 in a way to come down and reach it.
20:11 She could just say it would be a whole lot
20:12 easier if I could just reach across somebody
20:13 and just touch His shoulder and touch
20:15 anywhere on Him or touch any part of him
20:19 but she wants to touch the border of his
20:21 garment and again that's where the,
20:23 where the blue would be the, the blue ribbon
20:26 that would have been on the border of Jesus'
20:29 outer garment. Certainly he was a practicing
20:33 Jewish man and he was would have been
20:35 wearing a outer garment and so she wants
20:38 to touch that border and as she touches
20:40 that border, again symbolizing God's love,
20:44 symbolizing God's righteousness, symbolizing
20:46 God's commandments, in other words she's
20:48 repent and she's bowed down before the Lord
20:50 sorry for the sins of her past, but wanting
20:53 to keep the commandments, wanting the God
20:54 to deliver her, to heal her and to touch her
20:58 life and to come into her life, putting her
21:01 life into harmony with him, and as she touches
21:03 that touch of faith touches the border of
21:07 His garment. She is made whole and she's
21:11 healed right then and there. And so that
21:13 number 12 that number of totality we have
21:15 the twelve tribes and the twelve disciples and
21:20 so we have this year's twelve and then
21:21 Jesus goes on and then He heals and raises
21:23 his life that girl who was dead who was
21:27 twelve years old. So we see Jesus wearing this
21:30 garment, and her touching the garment.
21:32 Now this garment that Jesus is wearing is
21:34 mentioned another place in the scriptures,
21:36 but prophetically mentioned back in Psalm
21:40 22, Psalm 22 verse 18, it says that,
21:46 they divided My garments among them,
21:49 and for My clothing they cast lots.
21:53 So there is this prophetic portion that the
21:57 Messiah is going to come in Isaiah 20:22,
22:00 I mean Psalm 22 the very prophetic chapter
22:03 of the Messiah dying, His hands being pierced
22:06 and his feet being pierced and it says they dip,
22:08 they divided His garments among them,
22:11 and for the clothing they cast lots.
22:13 And we see that being fulfilled in Jesus.
22:17 When He's on His way to the cross as
22:19 mentioned in John chapter 19 verses 23
22:24 and 24, it says, and the soldiers, when they
22:27 had crucified Jesus, took His garments and
22:32 made four parts to each soldier a part,
22:35 and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without
22:40 seam, woven from the top in one piece.
22:45 And they said therefore among themselves,
22:46 let us not tear it, but cast lots for it,
22:49 whose it should be that the scripture might
22:52 be fulfilled which says; they divided My
22:55 garments among them, and for My clothing
22:58 they cast lots. And so this tunic again,
23:02 he mentions that tunic, that outer coat His
23:04 garment, which garment of all that he was
23:06 wearing they divide all His clothes up,
23:08 they divide it into four parts, but this one
23:11 garment and it describes the garment,
23:13 it describes the garment as not having any
23:16 seam, the prayer shawls have not,
23:17 don't have any seam, woven from top to
23:20 bottom seamless garment, and something
23:22 of value that they would want to keep,
23:24 that they wouldn't want to just be ripped
23:26 into four pieces and divide up and use His
23:28 rags, but they know it has some value maybe
23:30 they're able to sell it on the market for
23:32 every reason these roman soldiers who want it,
23:34 but they're fulfilling the promise that they,
23:36 the prophecy that they cast lots for His
23:38 garment. It was the prayer shawl that they
23:41 were casting their lots for, that they were
23:42 casting lots for, that they wanted,
23:45 that seamless garment as in fulfillment of
23:49 that Psalms 22 chapter. Now, this prayer
23:58 shawl, this garment, let's look at some text
24:01 regarding it in light of God and how it
24:03 represents God. Psalm 104 verses 1 and 2,
24:09 Bless the Lord, o my soul! O LORD my God,
24:13 you are very great: You are clothed with honor
24:17 and majesty, Who cover yourself with light as
24:23 with a garment. And so God Himself,
24:27 who stretched out to heaven like a curtain.
24:30 So God himself he's clothed in his garment
24:34 of light. He's clothed in majesty and in honor.
24:38 He is very great and He covers Himself with
24:41 a garment of light. Now, if I asked people what
24:45 were Adam and Eve wearing in the Garden
24:47 of Eden, and most people will say well they
24:49 were naked and they weren't wearing
24:50 anything, that's not true they were clothed
24:53 in God's garment of light. The same one
24:56 that he has, the same garment that He is
24:58 covered with that righteousness of light,
25:01 it wasn't until they sinned that they became
25:03 naked and left that garment of righteousness
25:08 and then they had to cover themselves,
25:11 they tried to cover themselves with fig
25:12 leaves and then after they leaved the Garden
25:15 of Eden after they're kicked out of the
25:16 Garden of Eden, God then the scriptures say
25:18 God covers them, clothes them with animal
25:22 skins, where they get these animal skins
25:24 from? They had to sacrifice lambs to receive
25:29 forgiveness and of those same lambs,
25:31 lambs that they have never seen die
25:33 before they themselves had to kill,
25:34 they themselves had to slit their throats and
25:37 then clothed themselves, God clothed them
25:39 with those skins off of that sacrifice,
25:42 off of those lambs. And that's the same thing
25:45 God covers us with Jesus. He covers our
25:48 sinful nakedness with His robe of righteousness,
25:53 he is clothed with light and he wants to
25:54 cover us with light. He is all light,
25:56 He is all purity, He is all righteousness and
25:59 that's what the prayer shawl presents that
26:00 white purity of God's righteousness.
26:04 And then Isaiah chapter 61 verses 3 and 10
26:09 we read, to console those who mourn in Zion,
26:12 to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy
26:15 for mourning, the garment of praise for
26:18 the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called
26:21 Trees of Righteousness, the planting of the
26:23 LORD, that He may be glorified." God wants
26:28 to clothe us with His righteousness with His
26:31 robe of righteousness, He wants to clothe us
26:34 with Jesus, He wants to clothe us with Jesus'
26:36 righteousness, and just as it's mentioned when
26:39 it's mentioned there in the book of Numbers
26:41 about the tassels that we could not deliver
26:44 ourselves that of the Egypt. We can not
26:46 deliver ourselves out of sin, we can not
26:48 deliver ourselves out of our wrong habits,
26:51 it needs to be Jesus, Jesus needs to take
26:53 control of our lives. We need to come under
26:54 His presence, we need to come under His blood
26:57 stained robe, we need to receive His
26:59 forgiveness for our sins, we need to have
27:00 Him transform our hearts, we need to have
27:02 Him live out His commandments in us and
27:04 through us and for us and that symbolism of
27:06 his righteousness his robe covering us and
27:09 that's what He will see in the judgment,
27:11 he won't see us in our deformities,
27:13 but our sins will be forgiven, our record will
27:15 be washed clean and he'll see Jesus'
27:17 robe of righteousness, that robe of light
27:20 covering us and shining through in his Jesus'
27:23 righteousness that sees us through,
27:25 not our own righteousness. We have no
27:27 righteousness of our own, our own
27:29 righteousness is like filthy rag not like a
27:31 holy garment of His righteousness.
27:35 And so as we surrender our own deeds and
27:37 our own actions and our own ways and
27:38 our own thoughts and our own desires
27:40 and surrender them all to Him and allow
27:43 Him to anoint our mind and our heart and
27:46 write His laws in our hearts and in our
27:47 minds and in our actions, He will live
27:49 through us and for His honor and glory will
27:52 be magnified and glorified, God bless you.


Revised 2014-12-17