Adam and Eve became aware of their nakedness once they sinned in the garden of Eden, so God went and hand-made clothing for them from the skins of animals - providing custom tailored coverings for their naked bodies.
Since that moment, placing clothing over nakedness has been a necessity. Today there is an entire clothing industry which supplies everything from cheap to expensive “nakedness coverings” for all of us. Each morning we choose something out of the closet that we have purchased, put it over our tired bodies and wear it throughout the day.
What is necessary in the natural has a spiritual equivalent. We need to be clothed daily on the inside, not just the outside. As the provider of everything, God has tailored this necessary internal clothing for us also – supernatural attire more expensive than any made in Italy for us to wear.
“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.” Rom 13:14
“…put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.” Eph 4:24
God is very practical, not just giving us spiritual knowledge and understanding, but literal garments and essentials for every part of our being. The spiritual clothing that God has given is none other than the person of Jesus Himself. The Son of God is a covering for our whole spiritual being. Not only do we get to follow Him, abide in Him and enjoy Him, we have the option each and every morning to pull out of the closet of wonder, the most expensive garment ever given. Then, we get to put Him on ourselves – first over our head (our minds), then nicely fitting over the rest of our being.
The robe of the person of Jesus means that I place upon myself the living, bright Son of righteousness – I’m not guilty, but cleansed.
This new self, in the likeness of God, is Jesus in me. My old self is dead and this new self I’m putting on is light, love and power – free from fear, insecurity, dread and shame.
The very real Son of God should be as normal and important for us to put on as anything that I wear. What if by faith every morning we didn’t leave home without first putting on the Son of God, then layering our physical body with natural clothing, as He guards our hearts and minds, and radiates His presence from the inside of us through our clothing?
This is a part of living supernaturally, part of our inheritance as sons and daughters of God who get to cloth themselves with the Son. A great day awaits….“…since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him.” Col 3:9-10
- Matt Peterson