If you ask almost anyone on the nature of God they will most likely say that “God is Love.” That is a true statement. However, if we truly believe that statement that “God is love” why is it so hard to understand that God’s care for the way we dress is also a form of love.

When one thinks of love they think of care, warmth, closeness, communication, empathy, and even jealousy, to an extent. With care comes a concern over the person’s welfare and health. We can see that God gives us plenty of examples in his Proverbs on how we are to traverse through life and avoid many paths that lead to destructive behaviors and the reaping of destruction! “Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil (Prov 1:20,33 KJV).

With warmth he displays his desire to shelter, protect and even commune with us. “Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him” (Genesis 5:24). A closeness with God produces a “rapture” type of experience, to escape the world and its chaos, violence, riot and clamor. Being caught up with God in his realm there is a beautiful warmth and display of affection from His presence towards us. Our cares seem to vanish away as he communes with us and daily provides us with blessings!

When we think of jealousy we may think of the emotion from an insecure person. Many in this world have acted out in Jealousy and became violent over broken relationships, extra-marital affairs, covetousness etc. We read of the nature of God’s jealousy in Exodus, “For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:” (Exodus 34:14). Natural man tends to think that this is a fault in Him. We mustn’t think of our God as one who has no determination of knowing right and wrong and acts out in hasty anger. No, that is the wrong way to perceive his Jealousy. His jealousy is that of one who will have no other god or gods before him.

Veneration and worship of any thing that is made within the creation is to be condemned. It is a form of idolatry to hold in high esteem objects in this world above God. Whether they be statues, figurines, relics or any other lucky charm they are not to be had by a True Christian, for God is a Jealous God. Also, when one worships Self and worships their own Image (outward adorning) it can fall under the category of idolatry.

We see in scripture that a woman is to be adorned with modest apparel. “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;” (1 Timothy 2:9).

It is evident in our time and culture by the display of outward flamboyant adorning, that as a nation we have turned our back on the Love of God. While we want his care and warmth we tend to not want his jealousy. For some reason mankind is stubborn to part with his objects and images of idolatry when it comes to the things he loves and the fads and fashion he adores!

When we say we Love God and he loves us do we reflect that in our clothing? Are we just lovers in word but not in deed? Do we show the resemblance of a harlot? “And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart” (Proverbs 7:10).

Do we reflect in our clothing and attire a sense of humility and modesty that does not seek the attention of others but remains in place and within bounds. “Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come” (Proverbs 31:25).

Let my sisters and mothers in the Lord not be deceived by pop-culture and its fancy, seductive, indiscreet dress. Because we serve a Jealous God who has a bride that adorns herself with righteousness on the inside and modesty on the outside. This goes for men as well. For the styles and fads for men in this time have crossed over to the wearing and adorning of women’s fashion and style.

God will have no harlots in his Kingdom. “And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart” (Proverbs 7:10).

Our clothing does reflect our relationship with God. Our clothing does reflect the Love of God. God not only cares for our health and well being but also how we reflect his Name! When we have the true change on the inside, then the outside will also manifest the true change!

Categories: Wisdom Talk

Gabriel

Preacher and Teacher of the Gospel and Judgments of Jesus Christ.

13 Comments

Mandi Voss · January 4, 2019 at 8:26 pm

Gabe can you email me and tell me if wearing a head covering is mandatory for prayer? I keep reading a women’s hair is her covering and we have no such custom. I respect you and would like your input please. Thanks so much,
Mandi

Eddie · January 6, 2019 at 11:10 pm

Hi Gabe what’s considered modest apparel?

    Gabriel · January 7, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Thank you Eddie for your concern over the matter. For a man like yourself, it’s standard clothing. Standard clothing is clothing that doesn’t reveal muscles, genitalia, buttocks or skin intentionally. Immodest clothing examples for men are tight fitting tops, tight fitting pants, speedos etc. Men’s fashion these days tends to be nearly 2 sizes smaller then the standard fit! It’s not easy to shop for clothing these days since the clothing tends to be “tight fit.” It’s a good thing to find good deals at a thrift store where men’s garments pre-date the latest fashion trends. All hope is not gone. One can also find clothing labeled “classic fit” which usually gives a guy room to move in and doesn’t appeal to the flesh.

    As for women, they need to be modest by heart first. If the heart is right then the outside attire will follow. The bible tells us plainly,

    “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;” 1 Timothy 2:9

    “Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;” 1 Peter 3:3

    The glitz and glamor look is not modest. Tight fitting is not modest. Accessorizing with costly jewelry is not modest. Fascination with one’s looks is not modest.

    As for apparel on the women in our house, a skirt (not tight fitting) is a modest garment. In our house the neckline on any upper garment must not be too low. High heels are unnecessary as they cater to the flesh. Clogs are good on a woman.

    May God bless you as you abide in Him.

    Amen.

Ik Ron · January 9, 2019 at 3:33 am

Thanks for writing this article. God bless you brother.

Rita · January 23, 2019 at 3:24 am

Pastor Gabriel thanks for making this website and I follow you on you tube I’ve profit so much from it .You have opened my eyes to many things. While on this topic is it okay for a woman to trim her hair or is it the same as cutting it ? Also is it wrong for women to dye their gray hair ? I want God to be pleased with me I ordered a veil from your above links also .May God continue to protect and bless you and your ministry

Guerda Bornelus · January 25, 2019 at 2:37 am

Do you know of any churches in Florida that teach/preach sound doctrine?

Trey Alford · March 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm

I just want to say I received my t shirt and it’s absolutely awesome.. great quality thick material and they run correct to the size I got a xl it fits great but could also probably wear the large.

Sowmya · March 24, 2019 at 12:21 am

Pastors in born again churches teach that our clothing does not matter and God sees our heart and not our outer appearance. I felt upset with his statement which encourages many teenagers to come in awkward appearance to church. However I did not change my way of dressing, but many people did change after hearing this particular statement. Even though government in middle east is emphasizing on covered dressing code, many christian churches do not teach on covered dressing, which in turn you get to see dirty style of clothing. Thank you for letting me know about head covering as well… Im really glad. God bless you

    Gabriel · March 25, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    I am glad the article blessed you. May God continue to shine his face upon you as you abide in Him.

    Amen
    Gabriel

Clemmie · April 5, 2019 at 12:47 pm

I spent a great deal of time to find something similar
to this

Alexandria · April 6, 2019 at 10:55 am

Bro. Gabe,
Thank you first of all for your obedience to God. My family is blessed by watching your videos it has caused us to “wake up” we have an apostolic background but had become too comfortable and were reminded we cannot fall asleep in this hour but we must remain diligent.

I saw above explaining the covering but have more questions. Would you be willing to make a post for teaching and informative purposes on a woman’s covering? Both physical cloth and the idea of uncut hair? I personally keep my hair uncut and it is very long and covers like a veil, is that sufficient or not for prayer and prophesying? I am studying the concept but would like to know your thoughts on the matter too.

God bless you and your family,
Alexandria

Markus · April 12, 2019 at 12:39 am

Well this is diffrent than the topic, But what are your thoughts about other supernatural beings other than the Angel’s. like the cherubim and the divine council etc? Is it biblical?

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