Monday, July 25, 2016

On Being Clothed

On Being Clothed

Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

Pro 29:18
  Where there is noH369 vision,H2377 the peopleH5971 perish:H6544 but he that keepethH8104 the law,H8451 happyH835 is he.

Exo 32:25 KJV+  And when MosesH4872 sawH7200 thatH3588 (H853) the peopleH5971 were naked;H6544 (forH3588 AaronH175 had made them nakedH6544 unto their shameH8103 among their enemies:)H6965



A primitive root; to loosen; by implication to expose, dismiss; figuratively absolve, begin: - avenge, avoid, bare, go back, let, (make) naked, set at nought, perish, refuse, uncover.

Lev 10:6  And MosesH4872 saidH559 untoH413 Aaron,H175 and unto EleazarH499 and unto Ithamar,H385 his sons,H1121 UncoverH6544notH408 your heads,H7218 neitherH3808 rendH6533 your clothes;H899 lestH3808 ye die,H4191 and lest wrath comeH7107 uponH5921 allH3605 the people:H5712 but let your brethren,H251 the wholeH3605 houseH1004 of Israel,H3478 bewailH1058 (H853) the burningH8316 whichH834 the LORDH3068 hath kindled.H8313

Lev 13:45 KJV+  And the leperH6879 in whomH834 the plagueH5061 is, his clothesH899 shall beH1961 rent,H6533 and his headH7218 bare,H6544 and he shall put a coveringH5844 uponH5921 his upper lip,H8222 and shall cry,H7121 Unclean,H2931 unclean.H2931

2Ch 28:19 KJV+  ForH3588 the LORDH3068 broughtH3665 (H853) JudahH3063 low because ofH5668 AhazH271 kingH4428 of Israel;H3478 forH3588 he made Judah naked,H6544 H3063 and transgressedH4603 soreH4604 against the LORD.H3068

Pro 1:22-30 KJV+  How long,H5704 H4970 ye simple ones,H6612 will ye loveH157 simplicity?H6612 and the scornersH3887 delightH2530 in their scorning,H3944 and foolsH3684 hateH8130 knowledge?H1847  (23)  TurnH7725 you at my reproof:H8433 behold,H2009 I will pour outH5042 my spiritH7307 unto you, I will make knownH3045 my wordsH1697 unto you.  (24)  BecauseH3282 I have called,H7121 and ye refused;H3985 I have stretched outH5186 my hand,H3027 and no manH369 regarded;H7181  (25)  But ye have set at naughtH6544 allH3605 my counsel,H6098 and wouldH14 noneH3808 of my reproof:H8433  (26)  IH589 alsoH1571 will laughH7832 at your calamity;H343 I will mockH3932 when your fearH6343 cometh;H935  (27)  When your fearH6343 comethH935 as desolation,H7722 and your destructionH343 comethH857 as a whirlwind;H5492 when distressH6869 and anguishH6695 comethH935 uponH5921 you.  (28)  ThenH227 shall they call uponH7121 me, but I will notH3808 answer;H6030 they shall seek me early,H7836 but they shall notH3808 findH4672 me:  (29)  For thatH8478 H3588 they hatedH8130 knowledge,H1847 and did notH3808 chooseH977 the fearH3374 of the LORD:H3068  (30)  They wouldH14 noneH3808 of my counsel:H6098 they despisedH5006 allH3605 my reproof.H8433

Pro 4:7-19 KJV+  WisdomH2451 is the principal thing;H7225 therefore getH7069 wisdom:H2451 and with allH3605 thy gettingH7075 getH7069 understanding.H998  (8)  ExaltH5549 her, and she shall promoteH7311 thee: she shall bring thee to honor,H3513 whenH3588 thou dost embraceH2263 her.  (9)  She shall giveH5414 to thine headH7218 an ornamentH3880 of grace:H2580 a crownH5850 of gloryH8597 shall she deliverH4042 to thee.  (10)  Hear,H8085 O my son,H1121 and receiveH3947 my sayings;H561 and the yearsH8141 of thy lifeH2416 shall be many.H7235  (11)  I have taughtH3384 thee in the wayH1870 of wisdom;H2451 I have ledH1869 thee in rightH3476 paths.H4570  (12)  When thou goest,H1980 thy stepsH6806 shall notH3808 be straitened;H3334 and whenH518 thou runnest,H7323 thou shalt notH3808 stumble.H3782  (13)  Take fast holdH2388 of instruction;H4148 let her notH408 go:H7503 keepH5341 her; forH3588 sheH1931 is thy life.H2416  (14)  EnterH935 notH408 into the pathH734 of the wicked,H7563 and goH833 notH408 in the wayH1870 of evilH7451 men(15)  AvoidH6544 it, passH5674 notH408 by it, turnH7847 fromH4480 H5921 it, and pass away.H5674  (16)  ForH3588 they sleepH3462 not,H3808 exceptH518 H3808 they have done mischief;H7489 and their sleepH8142 is taken away,H1497 unlessH518 H3808 they cause some to fall.H3782  (17)  ForH3588 they eatH3898 the breadH3899 of wickedness,H7562 and drinkH8354 the wineH3196 of violence.H2555  (18)  But the pathH734 of the justH6662 is as the shiningH5051 light,H216 that shinethH215 more and moreH1980 untoH5704 the perfectH3559 day.H3117  (19)  The wayH1870 of the wickedH7563 is as darkness:H653 they knowH3045 notH3808 at whatH4100 they stumble.H3782

Pro 29:18  Where there is noH369 vision,H2377 the peopleH5971 perish:H6544 but he that keepethH8104 the law,H8451 happyH835 is he.

Gen 9:20-23 KJV+  And NoahH5146 beganH2490 to be an husbandman,H376 H127 and he plantedH5193 a vineyard:H3754  (21)  And he drankH8354 ofH4480 the wine,H3196 and was drunken;H7937 and he was uncoveredH1540 withinH8432 his tent.H168  (22)  And Ham,H2526 the fatherH1 of Canaan,H3667 sawH7200 (H853) the nakednessH6172 of his father,H1 and toldH5046 his twoH8147 brethrenH251 without.H2351  (23)  And ShemH8035 and JaphethH3315 tookH3947 (H853) a garment,H8071 and laidH7760 it uponH5921 bothH8147 their shoulders,H7926 and wentH1980 backward,H322 and coveredH3680 (H853) the nakednessH6172 of their father;H1 and their facesH6440 were backward,H322 and they sawH7200 notH3808 their father'sH1 nakedness.H6172

Lord God Almighty Prince of Peace, Life-giving Spirit, Abba, may every breath I am given move me to Love and to give love to You and to my neighbor. Let Love lead me and guide me and sanctify me. CAUSE me by Love to love, to love You and love my neighbor. You ARE Love and You ARE Jesus. You made us in Your Image and Likeness. Restore me and all your Body’s members to be the loving Body and the loving Bride who will and does love Love and love to love others! 

God is so profoundly Good. “…to be at Your right hand forever to me will be happiness ALWAYS!” In EVERY way and for ALL time God does make His own happy, blessed, full of joy, and glad, and exceedingly glad. We will be unwilling and unable to refrain from His courtship, His betrothal and the consummation of His even OUR Love. If a man and woman leave mom and dad and cleave becoming one flesh, how much more will we leave all else to cleave in spirit to the One who cleaves to US! “We are ONE in the Spirit we are ONE in the Lord…”

What things unsettle me? You? What moves me to the right or the left? It really can’t be God, can it?

Pro 4:25-27 KJVR  Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.  (26)  Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.  (27)  Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

The devil never found anything of himself in Jesus. As my facebook friend pointed out, Jesus did not have a sin nature. Not ever. But I do, and all humans do. We were all born of Adam’s fallen nature. Eve was deceived. Adam listened to her forgetting what God had instructed Him NOT to do. The result? They were naked and ashamed.

The theme of being clothed started with fig leaves which were quickly replaced by animal skins. Certainly blood was shed when God clothed Adam and Eve. Noah was found naked. Ham gossiped it and his brothers humbly clothed Noah.

Leviticus 8 American Standard Version (ASV)

8 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Take Aaron and his sons with him, and the garments, and the anointing oil, and the bullock of the sin-offering, and the two rams, and the basket of unleavened bread; 3 and assemble thou all the congregation at the door of the tent of meeting. 4 And Moses did as Jehovah commanded him; and the congregation was assembled at the door of the tent of meeting. 5 And Moses said unto the congregation, This is the thing which Jehovah hath commanded to be done.

6 And Moses brought Aaron and his sons, and washed them with water. 7 And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the skilfully woven band of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith. 8 And he placed the breastplate upon him: and in the breastplate he put [a]the Urim and the Thummim. 9 And he set the [b]mitre upon his head; and upon the [c]mitre, in front, did he set the golden plate, the holy crown; as Jehovah commanded Moses.

1 Chronicles 15:27 And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: and David had upon him an ephod of linen.

1 Chronicles 21:16 And David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel of Jehovah standing between earth and heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell upon their faces.

2 Chronicles 6:41 Now therefore arise, O Jehovah God, into thy resting-place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O Jehovah God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.

I will be looking for this theme as I read. Please pray for me as I want to read from cover to cover before I pass from this jar of clay. I have not done it yet.

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