Rich Garments

Zechariah 3:4 The Gritfull Life

This morning I was praying for a group of women I have the privilege of serving, and the lord spoke to me “robes of white.” I began to cast vision as I was seeing it for them in prayer, as God is doing some incredibly deep work in their hearts right now.

After bible study, I came home to have my quiet time. I always ask God, “What do you want to say to your people today?” and I ask him to use me to deliver the message.

Today, He led me to a passage in Zechariah. Verse 3 says, ” ‘See, I have taken away your sin and put right garments on you.’ Then I said, ‘Put a clean turban on his head.’ So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by.”

As the Lord spoke this to me, I recorded it in my prayer journal to share with you:

“There are those who are still believing the accuser of the brethren, but I the Lord, say today that I have taken away your sin and put rich garments on you.

I remove deception from your midst. The devil would have you believe that your past disqualifies you from sitting at my table, but I call you my heir.

I do not see Mephibosheths… I see my beautiful sons and daughters. Would you look at what you’re wearing? Would you see with your spiritual eyes what I have given you? You are robed in white. Purity. My son’s blood has taken away the stain of sin on you.

Walk as children of the light. Let your words declare my goodness over your life.

I am bringing you into your inheritance. You are royal in my eyes,” says the Lord.

Who is Mephibosheth?

There are actually 2 Mephibosheths in the Bible: 1 was a son of Saul and one of his concubines who was sacrificed to the Gibeonites; the second was Mephibosheth, son of Jonathan, son of Saul. Mephibosheth was the only living son of Jonathan. His history is reviewed in 2 Samuel 4:4 where it states, “(Jonathan son of Saul had a son who was lame in both feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan (their deaths) came from Jezreel. His nurse picked him up and fled, but as she hurried to leave, he fell and became crippled. The name Mephibosheth means, “exterminator of shame; one who destroys shame; end of shame.”

2 Samuel 9 gives the account of King David who asked his servants if there was anyone still left in the house of Saul to who he could should God’s kindness on behalf of his BFF Jonathan. He even inquired of one of Saul’s former servants who replied, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in both feet.” (Notice that he did not call him by his name but by his handicap.) Mephibosheth was living in Lo Debar, which means ” no thing; no pasture; or not having,” so, in other words, Mephibosheth was living at the place of nothing when David summoned him to the palace. He was lame in both legs, so who knows if he had to be carried there or if he had crutches, but the destroyer of shame was living in disability in a place of nothingness when the King called. Let that sink in for a moment.

Mephibosheth had a vision problem too…not as the bible describes per se, but when David told Mephibosheth, ” I will surely show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan. I will restore to you all the land that belonged to your grandfather Saul, and you will always eat at my table” Mephibosheth replied with the way he saw himself, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?” I love how King David completely ignores Mephibosheth’s statement and summons Ziba, Saul’s servant, telling him, “I have given your master’s grandson everything that belonged to Saul and his family. You and your sons and your servants are to farm the land for him and bring in the crops, so that your master’s grandson may be provided for. And Mephibosheth, grandson of your master will always eat at my table.” AND- the bible says, “So Mephibosheth sat at David’s table like one of the king’s sons.”

The Lord Has Put Rich Garments On You

There are some out there who God has called out of Lo Debar into Jerusalam, or the place of peace and covenant. There are those who the Lord has put clean, rich garments of forgiveness and holiness on you, but you’re still allowing what happened to you in your past define who you are today. And the Lord is saying, “just as David did not acknowledge the way Mephibosheth saw himself, I do not look at you the way you see yourself.” “You have been called to sit at my table. I want to show my kindness to you. You’re my son. You’re my daughter.”
“It’s time for you to see yourself the way I see you.”

The Lord is removing the lies, or the deception that the enemy has been saying to you about you. That devil is sneaky, because he will use your voice to talk to you and make you think his lies are your thoughts, when it’s really him trying to rob you of your inheritance. The Lord says he is removing the deception. You are not disqualified. You are approved by God!

A Child of The Light. Royal

A couple of things here: God’s word says that Jesus is the Light of the world and those who follow him will have the light of life on the inside of them. He says, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:14). In 1 Thessalonians, Paul calls us sons of the light and sons of the day. It says in chapter 5 verse 8, “But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.”

Psalm 71:15 it says, “I will tell of your goodness; all day long I will speak of your salvation, though it is more than I can understand.I will go in the strength of the Lord God; I will proclaim your goodness, yours alone.”

In 1 Peter 2:9, God calls us “a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

The blood of Jesus has given you royal DNA. The Lord would have you see your inheritance. Isaiah 61 says, “Instead of their shame my people will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy will be theirs.”

You are not a Mephibosheth. You are a son/daughter of the King of Kings. It’s time to step into what God has been keeping for you. He calls you beautiful. He’s saying he’s robed you in white. It’s time to walk as a daughter and a son of the king. It’s time to testify to others about what he’s done in your life.

I’m praying you really catch this and that you see yourself the way your Father sees you. Leave the past in the past. Embrace your inheritance!

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