MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES MINISTRIES
International Headquarters, Lagos, Nigeria.
Sunday Worship Service
July 16th, 2023.
Topic: ANGELS THAT CHANGE GARMENTS
Text: Zechariah 3:1-4
Ministering: Dr. Daniel Olukoya (G.O. MFM Worldwide)
Zechariah 3:1-4 (KJV): “And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.”
The prayer meeting this morning is changing direction to this place now. God has specific angels for specific assignments. The angels do a division of labour. If God wants to heal certain people, He sends healing angels. If He wants to kill certain people, He sends the killing angels. If God wants to bless some people, He will send the angels that will bless them. If God wants to caution some people, He will send His messenger angels. If God wants to guide people, He will send guardian angels. If He wants to protect people, He will send protection angels.
If God wants to encourage some people, He will send encouragement angels. Sometimes, when God wants to rebuke people, He will send angels to do so. So the angels have their different assignments. The healing angel is not the same as the killing angel. They all have different dispositions. The angel that came to Zechariah was different from the angel that stood and killed the whole of Sennacherib’s army. The angel that met Jacob in the picture you see on the altar is the angel of blessing.
🔥 May you encounter your angel of blessing! May you encounter your angel of breakthrough! May you not encounter evil angels! May you not encounter angels of death! in the name of Jesus.
Here was Zechariah, wearing a priestly garment. Normally, that garment comes in about four different colours. But there was a problem with Zechariah. Although he was standing before God, the enemy stood there and was confronting, accusing, and resisting him. So there is a lot to say about garments. There are physical and spiritual garments. Garments show people the revelation about the character of the wearer. God made an apron of animal skin for Adam and Eve in the garden when they made leaves for themselves. So God really is the first tailor in the Bible.
Garments are important. They have voices. They speak. Even physically, the clothes you wear send a message. They signal who you are. Clothes can be occupational, like a uniform. They may be athletic as well. Clothes may signify pride. Clothes can be sewn for Kings and Queens. Clothes can be liberal, like clothes that lack inhibition—rebellious kinds of dresses. Clothes can be made to seduce. A lot of clothes sewn for women are meant to seduce. All clothes that expose the body, like tight clothes, mini skirts, and clothes with long slits, are meant to seduce.
All the clothes people wear communicate to us the message of a fallen world. You must have heard people say “You shall be addressed the way you are dressed”. So, those clothes are not merely for covering ourselves up, nor are they just items of decoration; they are a sort of business card. If you are a careful reader of scriptures, you find priestly garments, royal apparel, but then when you get to the book of Proverbs 7:10, you find it talking about the attire of a harlot. There are styles, fashions, and costumes for harlots. Clothes that announce the trade of the person.
Certainly, when a queen is dressing, she will not wear the attire of a harlot. So if you see a gorgeous lady with a crown on her head, you will not call her a servant. If you see a man with a pastoral collar on his neck, it immediately strikes you that he is a priest or a pastor. So, that cloth tells you who you are. Whereas, if you see a girl with her whole cleavage outside, with a topless blouse, and you can even see her underpants through her skirt, and you come to church and you find her on the altar trying to lay hands on people, you will wonder whether you are in the right kind of church because the dress she is wearing does not rhyme with what she is doing.
So, the garment you put on says a lot about you. But then, a garment is actually supposed to cover a man’s nakedness and shame. A serious sickness could be under the garment, but the garment covers it. God Himself made the first garment. Joshua the high priest was wearing a filthy garment, and that alone attracted Satan to him.
🔥 I am praying for somebody: whatever is in your spirit, man, that is attracting Satan, may it catch fire this morning! in the name of Jesus.
Spiritual filthiness, sin, and corruption in our lives bring an evil odour and attract the enemy to us. When the enemy comes against a person and finds that your internal garment is dirty, he is attracted to that person. Any Christian with a known sin in his or her life has no power to rebuke Satan. A dirty priest is an insult to God.
🔥 May we not wear what the Bible calls filthy rags!
A spiritual man, well qualified and serving the Lord, was standing before God Himself, but satan stood there confronting him because he was wearing a filthy garment. Why is the glory of God lacking in so many lives today? It is because our internal garment is dirty. Many are wearing filthy rags in the spirit realm. Many are wearing filthy rags, but they have sprayed them with perfume. The filthy clothes will just make the perfume spray even more ridiculous. The Satanic garment on a man must be removed before total deliverance can take place.
This internal garment that the enemy can see hinders blessings and prosperity. So the garment you wear in the spirit realm has high implications. Meaning that if God exposes all of us here one by one, He does not just see this physical garment we are putting on. He sees the spiritual one.
All the dirty internal garments:
– Push away good things from us.
– Attract failure.
– Bring bad things to us.
– Limit the manifestation of God’s power in our lives.
So what kind of garment are you putting on before God? The man stood before God, and yet he was not effective. The ministry of dirty garments has destroyed so many people. What are we going to do here this morning?
You need to invite the angels that change garments and command that garment to be changed. The Bible says that when Blind Bartimaues was told to come to Jesus, the first thing he did was throw away his garment of begging before he could approach Jesus.
🔥 There is somebody here this morning in this prayer meeting: every garment that has been disgracing you, shall be disgraced! in the name of Jesus.
1. Witchcraft padlocks, hanging against me, break! in the name of Jesus.
2. Power of stagnation, power of limitation, power of disappointment, you are liars, die! in the name of Jesus.
3. Breakthroughs that surpass explanations, manifest in my life! in the name of Jesus.
4. Every tree of failure in my family, die! in the name of Jesus.
5. Witchcraft register, bearing my name, catch fire! in the name of Jesus.
6. Powers locking up my glory, you are liars, die! in the name of Jesus.
7. Every man ordained for my blessings, appear! in the name of Jesus.
8. By the power that dismantled the wall of Jericho, let my breakthrough appear! in the name of Jesus.
1. Demonic garments, covering my life, catch fire! in the name of Jesus.
2. Angels of the living God, arise! Change my garments! in the name of Jesus.
3. Garments of darkness, stealing my virtues, catch fire! in the name of Jesus.
4. Mercy of God, arise by the blood of Jesus, locate me now! in the name of Jesus.
5. I recover my wasted years! (Shout this 14 hot times) in the name of Jesus.
God bless you🙏