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How To Find The Right Fashion For Church Modesty

In describing the mode of dress appropriate for people in the church, the apostle Paul exhorts them (women) to dress modestly with decency and propriety then goes on to contrast immodest dress with the good deeds which are appropriate for those who profess to be true worshipers of God. Much more valuable than pricey outfits and famous name brands are the good works that flow from a life committed to the Lord.

likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness with good works. 1 Timothy 2:9-10

  • While the Bible only specifically addresses the need for women to dress modestly, the same teaching would apply to men in principle. Both men and women should bring glory to God in their manner of dress. Modesty in the way we dress is not just for the church; it is to be the standard for all Christians at all times.
  • The key to understanding what constitutes modesty in dress is to examine the attitudes and intents of the heart. Those whose hearts are inclined toward God will make every effort to dress modestly, decently, and appropriately. Those whose hearts are inclined toward self will dress in a manner designed to draw attention to themselves with little or no regard for the consequences to themselves or others.

For everything in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life- comes not from the Father but from the world. 1 John 2:16

A godly woman endeavors to do everything with a God-ward perspective. She knows that God wants His people to be concerned for His glory and the spiritual state of their brothers and sisters in Christ. If a woman professes to be a Christian yet she dresses in a way that will unduly draw attention to her body, she is a poor witness of the One who bought her soul by dying for her on the cross.

  • She is forgetting that her body has been redeemed by Christ and is now the “temple of the Holy Spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). She is telling the world that she determines her own worth on a purely physical basis and that her attractiveness depends on how much of her body she reveals to them. Further, by intentionally dressing in an immodest fashion

  • displaying her body for men to lust after, she encourages her brothers in Christ to sin, something condemned by God (Matthew 5:27-29) mentions a woman dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent here, the woman’s heart condition is displayed by her manner of dress.1024px-Ilhan_Omar,_official_portrait,_116th_Congress_(square) (1)
The Scripture says that we are to dress modestly, but what exactly does that mean in modern society? Does a woman have to be covered from head to toe? There are cults and religions in the world that demand this of women. If a woman’s heart is inclined toward godliness, she will wear clothing that is neither provocative nor revealing in public. Her clothing choices will not signal pride or ostentation and will not reflect negatively even if everyone else may be dressing immodestly,

she resists the temptation to follow everyone. She avoids clothing designed to draw attention to her body and causes men to lust, for she is godly and this attention only cheapens her. We dress appropriately and do not advertise ourselves as sex objects, like prostitutes might dress. Certain fashions and styles are meant to inflame lust and communicate a readiness to immorality (Proverbs 7:10). The idea of men to sin against God because of her dress is abhorrent because she seeks to honor, love God and wants others to do the same.

Definition of Lust:

The dictionary definition of lust is “1) intense or unrestrained sexual craving or 2) an overwhelming desire or craving.”

  • The Bible speaks of lust in several ways. Exodus 20:14, 17, “Do not commit adultery. . . Do not covet your neighbors house. Do not covet your neighbors wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else your neighbor owns,” or Matthew 5:28, “But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart.Job 31:11-12  sums up lust quite nicely:

Job 31:11-12 For that would be a heinous crime; that would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges; for that would be a fire that consumes as far as Abaddon, and it would burn to the root all my increase. Lust puts the body like an object to self-gratify. It makes a person not human, we were created by God in God’s image, but for your carnal pleasure.

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:14-15

Definition of Modest:

The Greek word translated modest is kosmios, which occurs twice in the New Testament, once as “modest” in this passage (1 Timothy 2:9-10) and once as “of good behavior” in 1 Timothy 3:2. It came to mean “well-arranged, seemly, and modest.”

King David walked upon the roof:

Consider for a moment 2 Samuel 11. King David is walking on the roof of the king’s house and he sees Bathsheba washing her-self, evidently unclothed to some degree. The Bible says she was very beautiful to look upon. David sent for her and committed adultery with her. If Bathsheba had been completely covered in a godly manner,

 

would she have had the same effect on David? The answer is easy. It is a fact our dress can tempt individuals in ways they would not otherwise be tempted another thing some might say is, It’s the person lusting who is sinning, not me or, Evil is in the eye of the beholder. That is not true, and it shows a low regard for the souls of others.

And it came to pass in an evening-tide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. 2 Samuel 11:2

What does the Bible say about Clothing?

Clothing has played a major role in the history of God’s interactions with man and is featured prominently from Genesis to Revelation. Outward attire sometimes symbolizes inward realities, clothing often has spiritual significance. The word clothes are Greek-katastole the meaning of the word was “to send or to let down or lower.

 Paul addressed an issue 1 Timothy 2:9-10 where the women in the church were trying to outdo each other in how they dressed, and the flashier the better. They were losing sight of the things that should adorn a godly woman humility, sobriety, godliness, and good works. The words “dress modestly” is not used here in the context of specific garments, but rather to be clad in a modest covering. It should not be used to prove a prohibition against wearing pants (also see 1 Peter 3:3-4).

The first clothing Garden of Eden. Their eyes were opened (Genesis 3:6-7), which means they had a new awareness of nakedness. Clothing has symbolized the need to cover our sin and shame, God, in His mercy, killed for them and made garments of skins (Genesis 3:21). The fact that blood had to be shed in order to cover Adam and Eve’s shame is a foreshadowing of the later sacrifice of Christ. Our inability to cover our own sin necessitated God’s Son coming to earth to do for us what we cannot do for ourselves (Philippians 2:6-8; Titus 3:5)

Throughout human history, clothing styles and colors have been indicators of a persons status, wealth, position, and gender. The Bible examples of clothing used to communicate different things. Royal robes were worn 1 Kings 22:30, Sackcloth to morn, repent, or political tragedy (Joel 1:8), (Jonah 3:5), ( 2 Kings 19:1 )
Prostitutes had a certain dress and easily recognized by their clothing (Genesis 38:14-15; Proverbs 7:10). Leather belts were a sign of poverty or asceticism (2 Kings 1:8; Mark 1:6) Throughout the Bible white clothing symbolized purity (Matthew 17:2), (Revelation 3:18; 4:4; 6:11 ) in visions (Daniel 7:9; Mark 9:2) and angels (Matthew 28:3; John 20:12).
Clothing is good, bodies covered, both for protection and for modesty. God pronounced judgments upon those who uncovered the nakedness of others improperly (Exodus 20:26; Leviticus 18:6; Isaiah 47:3). In Scripture, nakedness is almost always associated with sexual sin and/or shame. God considers our earthly attire significant as well.

How Fashion Should be seen by Christians:

The fashion industry does not set the standard for beauty. That standard is set by God alone and is unchanging. In fact, beauty has nothing really to do with clothing or a fashion or purse. First Peter 3:3-4 says, Your beauty should not come from outward adornments, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold, jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

Fashion should never become an idol in our lives. The fashion industry and its products should not be something we worship. The vicissitudes of the fashion world reflect the fleeting nature of the world in general: The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever (1 John 2:17).

It isn’t wrong to wear nice things or be fashionable or operate in the world of fashion as long as it can be done modestly it shouldn’t be flashy fashion. Jesus said, Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes (Luke 12:22-23). It isn’t wrong to be fashionable as long as we keep things in perspective and the fashions we choose do not contradict biblical standards. Fashions that are immodest, selfishly draw attention to oneself or blur the lines of gender are off-limits. Like leggings they create fashion, so no need for skirts or you make them shorter, the leggings make there own modesty, have to think these things.

Fashion Tells Us – Love Your Curves

 High Heel’s are immodest because: 
They point the calf muscle for a “seductive” look and heels symbolize “seductive” in our culture. Heels have your legs for the rear to stick out more and magazines show women with revealing pants, skirts designed to accompany women’s shoes, to give that height and angled legs. It’s hard to wear plain modest clothing with a pair of high heel stilettos and feel to be dressing pleasing the Lord. Heel’s angle the leg and bring attention to oneself, which is considered immodest you are dressed to please God and not people.

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age (Titus 2:11-12).

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Whether or not to wear a bikini is a question many women struggle with, but for a Christian woman, the issue is clear. The Bible tells us that God calls women to modesty, which means to not draw attention to themselves: “I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes,

but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God” (1 Timothy 2:9-10). God also calls us to purity: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12). The question is whether or not wearing a bikini is consistent with modesty and purity the answer is no, also going to the beach where you will see others needs to be thought about.

Example: While wearing yoga pants I stopped at the store, coming home from training would be a problem. In the store, there was a man looking at a butt-ox of a near women shopping. He was very fixed in what he was looking at I have since stopped wearing yoga pants in public.

Another issue to consider is that God calls all people to control their thought lives, so as women, help our brothers by dressing modestly: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:27-29). When we dress immodestly, it can lead them to commit the sin of lust and displeases God.

A lot of women think/say freedom through Christ means we can wear what is comfortable, or attractive or practical. Men will battle in their minds sometimes when they see a contour of a women’s body through clothing. Please understand that men are visual which is different from women and each person is responsible for their own actions. In this instance, women are responsible for dressing modestly men are responsible for their eyes and thoughts.

A further consideration is that our bodies, like our minds and hearts, belong to God and are to be used for His glory, not our own. Romans 12:1 tells us, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God this is your spiritual act of worship.” When we offer our bodies to God living sacrifices, we are saying, in effect, My body is yours, Lord. Use it for your glory. It’s hard to imagine a bikini-clad body being used for God’s glory.

Of course, wearing a bikini in a private location, like a fenced-in back yard, is probably acceptable, providing there is no visual access to the yard by the neighbors but even then there could be a risk, men will find a way. According to the verses above, we have the responsibility not to put the males around us in a position that they might lust or have impure thoughts. Matthew 18:7).

How we should dress:

The Bible does speak to how we are to dress and how to view the role of adornment in our lives. Here are a few passages we can look to for guidance: I believe From scripture and definitions, clothing Jesus wore and examples. Women should be wearing dresses/pants and pants for (men) to foot level. The clothing also had sleeves that would be to the wrist level but cannot confirm sleeves length by scripture, but they wore garments and coats. A coat alone was considered nakedness and shoulders covered and shirts/blouses should be to the neck without chest/shoulders showing John 19:23 showing and a collar as Jobs, as Priests example. coat definition RSV marg., “a long garment with sleeves“) They wore layers and cloths should arrange mostly loose-fitting. Definitions below the bottom of the page.
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them. Genesis 3:21

  • The “coat” (kethoneth), of wool, cotton, or linen, was worn by both sexes. It was a closely-fitting garment, resembling in use and form our shirt ( John 19:23 ). It was kept close to the body by a girdle ( John 21:7 ). A person wearing this “coat” alone was described as naked ( 1 Samuel 19:24; Isaiah 20:2; 2 Kings 6:30; John 21:7); deprived of it he would be absolutely naked.
Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. John 19:23
  • Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher’s coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. John 21:7

  • We see in Isaiah 47:2-3 the leg showing is called nakedness justifying the need for long pants and dresses to the feet.

Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers. Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man. Isaiah 47:2-3

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And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels made bare. Jeremiah 13:22

And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. Rev 1:13

  • Which seems to say closed neckline or collar is appropriate.

Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: Isaiah 3:16

by the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat. Job 30:18

It is like the precious ointment poured on the head, that ran down on the beard, even the beard of Aaron [the first high priest], that came down upon the collar and skirts of his garments. Psalm 133:2

and not cross-dressing:

Deuteronomy 22:5 deals with the issue of cross-dressing/transvestism (men/women dressing clothing and vice versa). The Hebrew word translated abomination means “a disgusting thing, abominable, in the ritual sense (of unclean food, idols, mixed marriages), in the ethical sense of wickedness.” Also, this is not a command that a woman should not wear pants/slacks as some use this passage to teach. The meaning here is that this cross-dressing and transvestism is done in order to deceive or to present oneself as something that he/she is not. This speaks to a woman changing her dress and appearance so as to appear to be a man and a man changing his dress and appearance so as to appear to be a woman.

Our dynamic behind this is the leaving of what is natural and taking on that which is in God’s Word called unnatural (Romans 1:24-27). Paul tells the Corinthian church that the way a woman/man wears there hair is a reflection of God’s order, and therefore a woman who cuts her hair to appear as a man or a man who wears his hair long to appear as a woman brings shame to them (1 Corinthians 11:3-15).  Dress in a way that people can tell who you are there should be no confusion or ambiguity as to what your gender. The issue here is the motive and attitude of the heart that is evidenced in the choice to rebel against God’s standard for obedience.

Deuteronomy 22:5
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.
  • and this can sometimes be seen in the worship ministry performer’s lack of modest dress, many services are disrupted during worship. Because their fashions have caused distractions, moving the attention far from praising God.
Exodus 20:26
Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

Should Christian women wear makeup or Jewelry?

In examining the propriety of wearing makeup or jewelry, we start with 1 Samuel 16:7b: The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart. This does not mean that the externals are unimportant, visual signals and the appearance we choose for ourselves can express rebellion, piety, carelessness, meticulousness, etc.

But appearances can be deceiving, deeper issues of the heart. Outward appearance is done for man to see, and we should be careful about that, and be for God but, God is more concerned with what is happening in the heart. In the context of rules for public worship, Paul says, I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God 1 Timothy 2:9-10,

There is a standard of dress that is right for a woman in a worship service. Paul gives no specifics, but a woman’s clothing is to be modest and decent and respectable. Wearing anything that is immodest, indecent, or disreputable is wrong. Drawing the line between modest and immodest can be subjective but each believer should be discerning enough to avoid giving offense.

also, there is a proper adornment for women who worship God and an improper adornment. The proper adornment for a godly woman is simply good deeds. Tabitha adorned herself beautifully by always doing good and helping the poor (Acts 9:36). The improper adornment for a godly woman is that which puffs her up with pride or draws attention to her outward appearance: the examples are elaborate hairstyles, gold and pearls, and expensive clothing.

The focus of a worship service is to be the Lord, not the latest fashion, the biggest diamond, or the chicest hairdo. Wearing a $3,000 dress or carrying a Gucci handbag to church or flashing gaudy jewelry does nothing to truly adorn the woman of God, simplicity is better. She would be much better off and the poor much better served if she sold the dress and gave the money to a Christian charity or gave it to someone sharing the gospel better time spent serving someone in need.

A public worship service should not be a fashion show. It’s that overindulgence and excess are improper in church guard against pride and be careful not to distract others (or ourselves) from what is truly important: the worship and glory of God and the service of others. Again in 1 Timothy 2:9-10, we have a contrast, this time between flashy externals and less-noticeable deeds.

EXAMPLE: In first-century Roman culture, women would customarily braid or twist their hair high onto their heads, often decorating their locks with jewels, gold adornments, and more to garner attention. The ornate displays indeed drew a public response, but the apostles point is that to flaunt one’s beauty for selfish adoration is not in line with the humility of Christ.

Jesus says in Matthew 23:12, Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. and Peter emphasizes the contrast between humility and modesty the outward, fleeting beauty and the inward, lasting beauty of a woman. A truly beautiful woman has a gentle and quiet spirit. She may not be noticed much in this world, but God sees the heart. To flaunt one’s beauty for selfish adoration is not in line with the humility of Christ, service should extend in your daily life. Christians should not be motivated by vanity in the use of perfume or cologne as well, scripture has good and bad examples of cologne use and we should be sensitive to people with allergies.

God’s judgment upon the women of Jerusalem:

This is God’s judgment on the prideful women in Jerusalem, Isaiah wrote God would take away the things that caused pride and they would be shamed. Their easy life was over there luxury would now be humiliation.
Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts. In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon, The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, The rings, and nose jewels, The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails. And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well-set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty. Isaiah 3:16-24

Here is an example for a church bulletin:pexels-photo-753277 (1)

  • Dear sisters,

  • On behalf of and for the benefit of men who are seeking to live in accordance with thewill of God and to keep themselves pure and holy, to the end that you do not encourage them to lust, and for your own eternal welfare, please do not call undue attention to yourself or expose yourself by wearing immodest apparel. Godly men do not want to see your thighs (or more) in clothing that is too short, your cleavage in tops that are too low, your navels in tops that are too short, your undergarments in clothing that is too thin, nor the curves and characteristics of your bodies in clothing that is too tight. Please look in the mirror at yourself (front and back) and bend over and see if your cleavage will show exposing yourself to others and ask yourself if your attire is becoming one professing godliness. You may need to make some changes.

Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28
What happens when Christian dresses immodestly? Christians need to realize we are a holy people (1 Peter 1:15-16). As children of God, we are to set our minds on the things above, not on things on the earth. We must guard ourselves and not be conformed to this world (Romans 12:2). Let’s say others know that an individual is a member of the church, and they hear that person stand and defend the plan of salvation,
If that person is then seen dressed in provocative clothing or publicly engaging in practices that even much of the world views as sensual, how is the world going to view the church? Listen to the description of what Christ thinks about His church, our choices affect the church.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish Ephesians 5:25-27

How Does Modesty Apply To Children?

Another false idea relates to our children. A parent might think, But my daughter is just a child! Certainly, she isn’t the object of lust. Well, she may not be to the parent, but what about a person her age? What about a pedophile? It happens very quickly that our little girls turn into little women.

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Important

This is when Dad needs to step up to the spiritual headship that God gave him it’s up to the parent to teach their children at a young age and teenage. Some people have the idea that when a girl dresses immodestly, she is intentionally dressing to entice men. While that may be true of some women, it is not true for all of them. God has made us different.

Deuteronomy 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

Men (more visual) like a camera he can pull that file any time, in that mind and women are wired differently with regard to sexual desires, and many times, especially with young girls, women do not truly understand the effect their clothing has on those of the opposite sex. This is why fathers must take the spiritual lead with reference to what is worn by their wives and tell their wives you shouldn’t wear that and daughters/sons.

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. 1 Timothy 5:8

In conclusion:

We don’t want to be policemen about it, but if someone persists in not conforming. With clothing like leggings, yoga pants, shorts, stretch pants, tight clothes, too short, too thin, too little, too revealing a woman/man is not dressing properly in the church then something should be said by a church member or whoever would do those things after having heard about modesty and not conforming to God’s law.
Christians should strive to maintain a godly perspective on how they present themselves to the world, demonstrating God’s glory with their bodies (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) and caring about the spiritual state of their brothers and sisters in Christ (Romans 15:1-2). Rather than focusing on outward appearances, an inward focus on developing Christlike behavior is more profitable.
Christians must make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:5-8).
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Definitions of Dress:

Dress Materials Used: The earliest and simplest an apron of fig-leaves sewed together ( Genesis 3:7 ); then skins of animals ( 3:21 ). The Hebrews were early acquainted with the art of weaving hair into cloth ( Exodus 26:7; 35:6 ), which formed the sackcloth of mourners. This was the material of John the Baptist’s robe ( Matthew 3:4 ).

Wool was also woven into garments ( Leviticus; Deuteronomy 22:11; Ezekiel 34:3; Job 31:20; Proverbs 27:26 ). The Israelite’s probably learned the art of weaving linen when they were in Egypt ( 1 Chronicles 4:21 ). Fine linen was used in the vestments of the high priest ( Exodus 28:5 ), as well as by the rich ( Genesis 41:42; Proverbs 31;22; Luke 16:19 ). The use of mixed material, as wool and flax, was forbidden ( Leviticus 19:13; Deuteronomy 22:11 ).

Form. The robes of men and women were not very much different in form from each other.

(a) The “coat” (kethoneth), of wool, cotton, or linen, was worn by both sexes. It was a closely-fitting garment, resembling in use and form our shirt ( John 19:23 ). It was kept close to the body by a girdle ( John 21:7 ). A person wearing this “coat” alone was described as naked ( 1 Samuel 19:24; Isaiah 20:2; 2 Kings 6:30; John 21:7); deprived of it he would be absolutely naked.
(b) A linen cloth or wrapper (sadin) of fine linen, used somewhat as a night-shirt ( Mark 14:51. It is mentioned and rendered there “sheet.”
(c) An upper tunic (meil), longer than the “coat” ( 1 Samuel 2;19 ; 24:4; 28:14 ). In 1 Samuel 28:14 it is the mantle in which Samuel was enveloped; in 1 Samuel 24:4 it is the “robe” under which Saul slept. The disciples were forbidden to wear two “coats” ( Matthew 10:10; Luke 9:3).
(d) The usual outer garment consisted of a piece of woolen cloth like a Scotch plaid, either wrapped around the body or thrown over the shoulders like a shawl, with the ends hanging down in front, or it might be thrown over the head so as to conceal the face (Esther 6:12 ). It was confined to the waist by a girdle, and the fold formed by the overlapping of the robe served as a pocket (Haggai 2:12).
Female dress: The “coat” was common to both sexes. But peculiar to females were (1) the “veil” or “wimple,” a kind of shawl ( Ruth 3:15; rendered “mantle,” RSV, Isaiah 3:22 ); (2) the “mantle,” also a species of shawl ( Isaiah 3:22); (3) a “veil,” a covering ( Genesis 24:65 ).
(4) a “stomacher,” Part of dress covering stomach and breast area ( Isaiah 3:24 ). The outer garment terminated in an ample fringe or border, which concealed the feet ( Jeremiah 13:22 ).
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What Everyone Ought To Know About The Real Sabbath

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When the sun goes down on Friday night sundown till Saturday night sundown. The sabbath day has always been on the 7th day but who lied and said it was on Sunday?

But we should honor the Sabbath day to the Lord, a day when we do not think our own thoughts or spend time in business or worldly pleasure but when we rest and spend time with Him. The command to keep the Sabbath is not just for Jews or a Jewish custom it is from the very beginning.

Creation Day 7 (Genesis 2:1-3)
Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

God rests this in no way indicates He was weary from His creative efforts but denotes that the creation is complete. Further, God is establishing a pattern of one day in seven to rest. The keeping of this day will eventually be a distinguishing trait of Gods chosen people.

(Exodus 20:8-11)
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

When you become a Christian you are grafted into Israel and become one with Israel of His chosen people.

Grafted In (Romans 11:11-24)
I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous. Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be! But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles.

Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if somehow I might move to jealousy my fellow countrymen and save some of them.

For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?  If the first piece of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are too.

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.


Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear; or if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either. Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, Gods kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.

And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?

*Christians, God chose you from the beginning for salvation. Its the same truth Peter stressed when he said we are elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father. . . When we believe in the truth, when we choose to receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior, then at some point we will look back and see that God chose us first.

(2 Thessalonians 2:13)
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 

Even Jesus said He has sheep, not of his fold.My Post (16) (1)

(John 10:16)
“I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.


Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me,

and take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; (Isaiah 56:3-6)

(Mark 2:27)
“The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath”

He does not just say Jews He says, man.

also, in the new heaven and the new earth, the sabbath is honored.

(Isaiah 66:22-23)

For just as the new heavens and the new earth Which I make will endure before Me, declares the Lord, So your offspring and your name will endure.
And it shall be from new moon to new moon And from sabbath to sabbath, All mankind will come to bow down before Me, says the Lord.

 

We should honor the sabbath day to the Lord, a day when we do not think our own thoughts or spend time in business or worldly pleasure but when we rest and dedicate ourselves to God.  To spend time in worship and know God and concentrate on the things of God with Him one day a week.

 

If You Don’t Share Gods Word You Might Not Be Saved

A Christian without any passion for the lost or burning desire to be spent for Christ and the salvation of the world is living a lukewarm life or severely backslidden and could not be saved as well.

Luke 9:23-24
“And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.”

This passion and commitment come when our hearts are fully surrendered to Christ.

James 1:22
“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.”

A good example; the apostle Paul had every excuse not to witness because he was an apostle but he still did witness. But he prayed,

Ephesians 6:19-20
and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak


  • Do you qualify to be a witness for Christ? take a look at the qualifications that you can find in scriptures.

1 Corinthians 2:1-3
And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, as you can see from these verses you do qualify to be a witness for Christ.


Just determine to be a true and faithful witness even if your scared. If we’re Christians followers of Jesus we will be fishers of men.

  • Matthew 4:19
    And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.

You may not feel brave when you do it but true courage is when you have fear but do it anyway.

  • Matthew 14:27
    “But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”

You need to have the zeal of God make it a matter of earnest prayer to God lukewarmness in our love for God is a great insult to Jesus and if you don’t love God with your heart, soul, mind, and strength you definitely should repent.


If you don’t have the zeal of God eating you up and you’re not hot for Him you’re a backslider in a heart filled with your own ways basically your not part of the body of Christ. Remember all He did for you on the cross.

Romans 5:8
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Who wouldn’t be interested in everlasting life and if they won’t hear pray for them.”My Post (13) (1)

John 15:1-11
I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.

Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”

Just remember, 1 John 4:18

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.”

Have great love and passion for God that will help you out of your fear. Even when scared and feeling dumb you can do it with Christ’s help. Have a true faith be faithful to be a witness don’t let yourself be chastened by God for not doing what He asked.

For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:14

We definitely should return the love of God and abound for the great work of the Lord and we should walk in His footsteps.

What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?

Philippians 2:14-16
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.”

  • It is more blessed to give than to receive; give everyone the gospel.

Thanks to getting on fire for God, which I used as an outline for some of this.

 

At Last, The Secret To MOUNT ARARAT, NOAH’S ARK Is Revealed

This Genesis account of the Flood which you will read below along with many really interesting facts which you probably don’t know. I hope will get you to think about the reliability of the wonderful truth Genesis 1-11 you will find in God’s Word and think more as history as rather than a fable.

Mount Ararat

is a snow-capped and dormant compound stratovolcano also called Agri Mountain in the extreme east of Turkey. It consists of two major volcanic cones: Greater Ararat and Little Ararat.Closeup_of_large_peak_of_Mount_Ararat

Greater Ararat is the highest peak in Turkey and the Armenian Highland with an elevation of 5,137 m (16,854 ft); Little Ararat’s elevation is 3,896 m (12,782 ft). The Ararat massif is about 35 km (22 mi) wide at the ground base.

The first efforts to reach Ararat’s summit  were made in the Middle Ages, and Friedrich Parrot, Khachatur Abovian, and four others made the first recorded ascent in 1829.The mountain has been called by the name Ararat since the Middle Ages, as it began to be identified with “Mountains of Ararat” (Region) described in the Bible as the resting place of Noah’s Ark, despite the contention that Genesis 8:4 does not refer specifically to Mt. Ararat itself but the mountains of Ararat. So could be on a different mountain in the area.

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. Genesis 8:4

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is the principal national symbol of Armenia and has been considered a sacred mountain by Armenians. It is featured prominently in Armenian literature and art and is well known in the area. It is depicted on the Coat of Arms of Armenia along with a picture of Noah’s Ark.

So there was wickedness upon the earth

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5-8 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heartAnd the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

Accordingly, Noah’s instructions are given to him by God (Genesis 6:14–16): the Ark is to be 300 cubits long-450 feet, 50 cubits wide-75 feet, and 30 cubits high-45 feet about 1 1/2 a football field long. The shorter unit – a common cubit – was based on the forearm length from the tip of the middle finger to the bottom of the elbow.

But, the length of this cubit for the Ark is unknown but close to estimates above. The volume could hold 522 railway cars. Which is gigantic and will hold dinosaurs and many animals, food, and water plenty to get by and not all species that are here today had to be on it. You could have the younger animals and dragons (dinosaurs) not full-grown on it. There is a lot of evidence dinosaurs lived after the Flood of  World (c 2500 BC) but were hunted and are extinct from that and other reasons.

 

Genesis 6:12–16 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits

A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

Many say the flood was local: But

Why would Noah build an Ark for 75 years at the most? If this was just a local flood like many people say then he didn’t have to build an Ark. He could travel to another place where there was not a flood-like anyone else would do.

Why would God have to bring two of e…very land-breathing creature to the Ark? If there was a local flood they would be safe where they were and just be relocated to a different area.

The answers to the above questions have no logical sense when we try to interpret the Genesis Flood as a local flood like many has said.

If we interpret the Genesis Flood to be a local flood, then God’s everlasting covenant is meaningless because we have many devastating local floods throughout the world and they do not wipe out all the animals.

The only interpretation that is consistent with God’s everlasting covenant is that it was a worldwide Flood. Since the fossil records have proven that it was worldwide. What then is my point! I am pointing to the fact that the flood was real.

Genesis 6:17-19 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

The evidence is overwhelming

When you look at all the fossils of fish and other saltwater animals from the ocean found up in the mountains.

For example:

Scientists find fossils of whales and different marine animals in the mountains amongst the sediments up in the high mountainous area 5,000 feet in the South American, Andes. By expedition American Museum of Natural History: The expedition Leader, Dr. Michael J. Novacek March 12, 1987, original. Reprinted “The New York Times Archives, 1996”

another example:

INDIA NEWS

Why Are There Fish Fossils High Up In The Himalayas?

By Mishana Khot • 29 June 2018 • TWC India

I have summarized the wording so not to plagiarize

The Awesome Himalayas is the ‘The Roof of the World’, has a giant height, can’t be seen through the clouds when not clear outside. It has some of the highest peaks in the world also Mount Everest, the high mountain 29,029 feet one of the greatest in the world. At these altitudes, the air is thin, and the temperatures are extreme.

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Representative Image, NASA

The looks are like it hasn’t moved since the early beginning of the world. The mountains are miles even hundreds of miles away from the sea. They want to know how marine fossils are being found in locations in the mountains of the Himalayas?

at the conclusion of the article:

It Says the top of the world of the high mountains was definitely under a deep ocean!

Flood legend example:

There is the Babylonian flood tablet 

This describes how to make an ark which is in the British Museum. In 1872 there was an assistant named George Smith, He discovered the story of the flood which amazed the world – which obviously came from the Bible Book of Genesis – on the tablet which was cuneiform was made out of clay which was excavated in Nineveh (Which is in Iraq).

According to the discovery, they had their false god from Babylon to get rid of man by death in the water, like the Bible, which was copied from. The survival of everything was saved by a man.

The flood stories have a lot of details that are the same in the Bible flood story in Genesis. It gives details of building round ark, the animals going into the ark on a mountain, and sending out a bird to see if waters had gone down. The Babylonian flood stories have been related to Bible flood but are not totally accurate to the Bible reality.

Final Points about real past

  • The ocean waters were deep so to cover all the mountains in the earth (even the area on mountains of Ararat) by 15 cubits.
  • God had Noah and his family build a giant Ark He would have told him to move if it was a local flood.
  • Noah was instructed to take birds, animals, on Ark no need in a local flood.
  • The wording for the water (the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened) indicated wide flood
  • All people were destroyed entire world, which would never happen in a local flood.

 The Lord caused it to rain on the earth

The People Died

And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. Genesis 7:18-20

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This engraving, made from carved sardonyx and gold, features a line of animals on the gangway to Noah’s ark. It is based on a woodcut by the French illustrator Bernard Salomon. From the Walters Art Museum.ption

And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days

Genesis 7:23-24

 and then the waters subsided

And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;

The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. Genesis 8:1-4

So Noah sends dove to see if waters were off the earth

And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. Genesis 8:11

And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.Genesis 8:12

So God Speaks To Noah

And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. Genesis 8:15-17

And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Genesis 9:12-15

Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” Genesis 9:16

So man was on the earth once more they had sinned and God had destroyed it

The Genesis Flood was a judgment on the world’s sin and our sin will always bring death. Jesus talked about the Flood and this world makes a mockery at God and His flood.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord 

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21

People love the baby Jesus but I have to tell you something He will bring judgment on this world. If a person refuses to repent and follow Jesus then that person will face the wrath of God.

Look what happens below ? ?

As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:37-39

Read below what happens to those who won’t believe Jesus is the Christ and accept His way to save you.

My Post (21)This is prophesied before His return 

 

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come”

And then the Day of the Lord Happens!

The world will be surprised when the wrath of God is upon this world.

Look what happens below ? ?

  • Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: And they shall be afraidpangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

  • For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. Isaiah 13:6-13

If you wish to repent and save yourself from the day of the Lord’s wrath. Click the well upper left corner to learn how to be saved. God will save you from His burning anger if you take the way he has told us. Don’t let your own opinions keep you away from being saved. Click well upper left corner to be saved.