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Different cultures have different clothing styles. So, what are people in the Kingdom of God supposed to be wearing? In this series, we are learning how to be in the world but not of the world. In this message, Pastor Jamie Nunnally shares the essentials of walking in your kingdom identity and authority.
Your clothing reveals your identity.
Mark 10:50 – “Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus.”
Your clothing reveals your authority.
Luke 15:22 “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet.”
What are the kingdom clothes that Christians should wear?
1. Right living.
Romans 13:12-13 “The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. 13 Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy.”
1 John 3:10 “So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.”
If you’re not wearing kingdom clothes, people won’t trust you to tell them about the kingdom.
Right-living is not what gets us saved, but it’s what proves that we are saved.
2. The presence of God.
Romans 13:14 “Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don’t let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires.”
You were created to be a carrier of God’s presence. The more of God’s presence you walk in, the more personal freedom you’ll experience.
Gal. 5:16 “Walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh.”
3. Your new nature.
Ephesians 4:22-24 “throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.”
Are you wearing your kingdom clothes?