KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 22:12 (KJV). “And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.”
In our last study we saw that the Lord Jesus talked about the king who asked his servants to go for anyone they could contact to come to the son’s wedding. The king came to the feast and as he passed through the celebrants, he came across a man who did not have on a wedding garment. The king asked him, how come you are here without a wedding garment? He asked that, he be thrown into outer darkness.
Garments are symbolic of a person’s way of living. There are some who have answered the call to be in the family of the saints yet have different lifestyles. Although many were being called into the party they had to wear a special garment prescribed by the king. . “Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.”— Revelation 3:4 (KJV). White garment symbolizes holiness of life. “Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.”— Ecclesiastes 9:8 (KJV)
Dear child of God, do not deceive yourself. Answering the call to follow Jesus is not all that is required, you would have to walk in holiness. Now get the truth about holiness. The day you gave your life to Jesus, you were washed by the blood of Jesus, sanctified by the Spirit and justified by Jesus ‘ resurrection from the dead. Through these acts you have been made holy, and so you must live a holy life. Understand what has taken place in you by virtue of your regeneration into Christ. A sinful life is no more part of you. Sin is not in you. It always comes from outside. Refuse sin anytime it attempts to take a hold of you. Keep your garment white.
I am circumcised with Jesus, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh. ,The Lord Jesus through His death condemned sin in my flesh, so with my mind I acknowledge a newness of life. I therefore live to glorify God always.
Colossians 2:11 (KJV). “In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:”
1 Corinthians 6:11 (KJV). “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”