DID YOU CHANGE CLOTHES?
- SCRIPTURE READING: Luke
5:36-38 = "And he spake also a parable unto
them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if
otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that
was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. 
And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the
new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles
shall perish.  But new wine must be
put into new bottles; and both are preserved."
- We can not mix old garments (sin) with
that new garments (righteousness), as they will not hold (work
together) as they are in opposition to each other.
- Paul in Colossians
3:5-10 = "Mortify therefore your members
which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate
affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is
idolatry:  For which things' sake
the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
 In the which ye also walked some time, when
ye lived in them.  But now ye also
put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy
communication out of your mouth.  Lie
not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man
with his deeds;  And have put
on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image
of him that created him:"
- The old man of sin (clothes of sin) must
be put off. Colossians
3:9 = "Lie not one to another, seeing
that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;"
- The new man of God (clothes of righteousness)
must be put on. Colossians
3:10 =- "And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that
- THE QUESTION HAS TO DO WITH WHETHER OR NOT
WE HAVE REALLY PUT OFF OUR FORMER CLOTHING OF SINFULNESS?
- Paul wrote further in Romans
6:1-13 = "What shall we say then? Shall
we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 
God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live
any longer therein?  Know ye not,
that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were
baptized into his death?  Therefore
we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as
Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life.
 For if we have been planted together in the
likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of
his resurrection:  Knowing this, that
our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin
might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve
sin.  For he that is dead is freed
from sin.  Now if we be dead with
Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
 Knowing that Christ being raised from the
dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
 For in that he died, he died unto sin once:
but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed
unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal
body, that ye should obey it in the lusts
thereof.  Neither yield ye
your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin:
but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive
from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness
- We cannot continue wearing the clothes
of sinfulness (Romans
- We have risen from burial grave of baptism
to "walk in newness of life" (Romans
6:3-4), the old man of sin (clothes of sin) have been
crucified and destroyed that we should wear them no longer
- We have died to sin that we might live
unto God (Romans
- We must not let the clothes of sin any
longer reign (have control over), or as Paul says: (Romans
6:12-13) = "Let not sin therefore reign
in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts
thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of
unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God,
as those that are alive from the dead, and your members
as instruments of righteousness unto God."
- WHEN WAS THE CHANGING OF CLOTHES TO HAVE
NOTE: This was in the cleansing
process of Baptism.
- This is where Sauls sins was washed
22:16 = "And now why tarriest thou? Arise,
and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name
of the Lord."
- It was this same Saul, now the apostle
Paul that wrote in Ephesians
5:26-27 = "That He might sanctify and cleanse
it with the washing of water by the Word, that He mighy present
it to himself a glorious church, having spot, or wrinkle,
or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without
- DID YOU REALLY CHANGE CLOTHES?
- That is when you came forth from the baptismal
grave to be born into the body of Christ?
- Did you wash away (bury) in that grave
the clothes of sinfulness?
- Did you come forth clean (newness of
life) and yet put back on the clothes of sin.? II
Peter 2:20-22 = "For if after they have
escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge
of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled
therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them
than the beginning. For it have been better for them not
to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they
have known it , to turn from the holy commandment delivered
unto the. But it is happened unto them according to the
true proverb, the dog is turned to his own vomit again;
and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire."
- When you obeyed the truth you purified
your souls, why dirty them again with the garments of sin?
Peter 1:22-23 = "Seeing ye have purified
yours souls in obeying the truth through the spirit unto unfeigned
love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a
pure heart fervently: Being born again, not of corruptible
see, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth
and abideth for ever."
- Once cleansed (purged) of sin, we a vessel
of honor, sanctified and ready for the masters use.
- COMMENT: I can remember
when young, mother saying to me, "Son, youve
had your bath and have on cleaned clothes, now do not get
dirty again, as you are now ready to go to the Lords
- Now listen carefully to what Paul wrote
Timothy 2:21-22 = "If a man therefore
purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour,
sanctified, and meet for the masters use, and prepared
unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow
righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call
on the Lord out of a pure heart."
- HAVE YOU HAD YOUR SPIRITUAL CLEANSING?
- ARE YOU A VESSEL OF HONOR, SANCTIFIED AND
MEET FOR THE MASTERS USE?
- DO NOT LOOK AT YOURSELF THROUGH THE EYE OF
MAN, BUT THE EYE OF GOD.
- Man will overlook sin as he has difficulty
in seeing clearly around his own sinfulness. Matthew
6:23 = "But if thine eye be evil, they
whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light
that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness."
= "There is a generation that are pure in their
own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness."
- There is a difference in the way man looks
at things and the way the Lord looks. I
Samuel 16:7 = "
For the Lord seeth
not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the heart."
- To see ourselves as God sees us we must
use His Word and see if we free of all blemishes. James tell
- "To be doers of the word"
- One that is not a doer is one that hears
the word but does pay any attention to what it says. Like
beholding yourself in a mirror and then forgetting what
you saw (James
- When man refuses to remove the sin that
Word of God has shown to be in our life, then that Word will
refuse us admittance into heaven. (John
- GIVE A CLOSE LOOK AT YOUR APPEARANCE BEFORE
THE LORD AND TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BE SURE YOU ARE STILL
NOT WEARING THE CLOTHES OF SIN.
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