A few days ago I was awakened again in the very early morning hours to hear the following Words of Knowledge spoken to a woman who had rags removed from her: “You Have No Rags”.
“ But we are all as an unclean thing (all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD) and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” (Is. 64:6)
According to Strongs #899, rags in this context, means a covering, clothing, treachery, pillage.
The Woman here represents Believers in the Church Body who have been redeemed. The fact that rags were removed from Her illustrates the opposite of filthiness, treachery and pillage. Instead, the penitent Woman has been re-clothed with a clean covering or robe. That is to say, Christ’s righteousness and holiness; the whiteness of His glory and splendor. Instead of filthiness – cleanliness. Instead of treachery – faithfulness and loyalty. And instead of pillage – divinely-inspired acts of creating, constructing and growing in the Holy Spirit! (Re. 19:8) It most importantly represents the fine linen of His saints and is the formal attire required at the marriage supper of the Lamb. (Rev. 19:7-9) It also means that as Trees of Righteousness, redeemed saints are no longer weighed down with fading worldly leaves, as did our ancestral parents who lost privileges to the Tree of Life subsequent to the fall. (Gen. 3:7) Instead these saints have access to Christ’s healing leaves and have become adorned with the same! (Ps. 1:1-3 Cf. Rev. 22:2) And all this made possible through the living Lamb at the Cross of Calvary.
Jesus’ covering for the Church Body on earth was symbolically represented in His seamless robe. ‘Seamless’ because it represented no division – only unity of a Body that would one day be authoritatively unified by Him in spirit, truth, justice and mercy until a specified time known only to Him. Since then, the devil has had his day in the field by treacherously pillaging the Church and many have fallen under his influence – but only for a time:
“Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says: “They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing “they cast lots.” (Jn.19:22-24)
So presently sits a divided and weakened church at the four corners of the world. The heads (authority) are sick and the bodies (the congregation) are sick. It is painful to see so many in leadership positions and in the church body bashing and accusing each other – did the Lord not instruct that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD? No one knows who has been redeemed. In your over-zealousness be careful not to touch His anointed nor those whom the Lord is scoping to anoint but always minister and reprove in truth and righteousness. It vexes the spirit to hear the untruths and mixtures taught in a church that, in its attempt to be all things to everyone, has diluted and maligned the teachings of Jesus Christ’s salvation. But the Lord always reserves a remnant who does not care for popularity nor to follow the herd. They are Lamb-centered and the living Word is active in their hearts. Watch for these ones. Some are here preparing whereas others are already prepared in white. Some for the marriage supper of the Lamb and some for the Tribulation. They will be imbued with the gold, the oil, of heaven and they will have gone, as did Joshua, from rags to glowing riches! (1 Pet. 2:9 Cf. Rev. 1:6)
“Joshua the high priest standing before the Angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to oppose him. And the Lord said to Satan, “The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?” Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and was standing before the Angel. Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and *I will clothe you with rich robes.* (Not just any angel in heaven – it represents the glorified body of Christ and the only One empowered to remove man’s iniquity and clothe him in clean rich white raiment!). (Zech. 3:1-4)
“The angel of the LORD gave this charge to Joshua: “This is what the LORD Almighty says: `If you will walk in my ways and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.”`Listen, O high priest Joshua and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the ‘Branch’.” (Zech. 3:6-9)
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I am hearing: “Very Beautiful” Angels are listening – to GOD be all the glory!
Keep the Faith,