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The Undergarment of Jesus and True Humility

02.07.2020, Daniel Glimm

‹bersetzung: Margit Kelly

True humility is a significant aspect of the life of a believer in Christ. People with a sincerely humble heart attitude don't try to put themselves in the center by drawing people’s attention, but rather act in wisdom, which is why I would like to mention the undergarment of Jesus.

Jesus' undergarment, which wasn't completely visible to the public, was in direct contact with His skin. It is similar with people who truly love Jesus Christ and walk in true humility. This love involves an unrestricted walk according to the standard of the Word of God (see John 14:23).

John 14:23:
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
 
The Special Value of Jesus' Undergarment
 
The undergarment of Jesus had a special value, which is mentioned in John 19:23-24 and reported that Roman soldiers threw lots for the undergarment of Jesus.
 
John 19:23-24:
23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.
24 “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.” This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said (see Psalm 22:18), “They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.” So this is what the soldiers did.
 
It was the undergarment of Jesus that wasn't torn by the soldiers, while the other garments of Jesus were divided into four parts.

At this point it is interesting to note that the soldiers were Roman soldiers, of whom a soldier received by lot the undergarment of Jesus. The name “Rome” translated means “The exalted one” and is in this context to be equated with a proud heart attitude that opposes the order of God and His love.

Since the Word of God makes it clear that it is God who allocates the lot in the way He wants it, it is plain that it was His will to give the undergarment of Jesus to that Roman soldier (see Proverbs 16:33).

Proverbs 16:33:
33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.

This divine distribution implies a transformation of a proud human heart into a humble heart. Thus, according to the will of God, the lot began to fall on a pleasant place, even though at that time it was a man with a proud heart (see Psalm 16:5-6).
 
Psalm 16:5-6:
5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
 
I am convinced that the presence of the undergarment of Jesus in the life of the Roman soldier led to an inner transformation of the heart, because the Word of God reports that even clothing of anointed persons led to the release of the power of God in the life of people (see 2 Kings 2:8.13-14 i.c.w. Acts 19:11-12).
 
2 Kings 2:8.13-14:
8 Elijah took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground. …
13 Elisha then picked up Elijah’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan.
14 He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah and struck the water with it. “Where now is the Lord, the God of Elijah?” he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.
 
Acts 19:11-12:
11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.
 
The Meaning of Jesus' Undergarment

The undergarment of Jesus is the mystery of the walk in the consistency of God's anointing. It is an indication of the humility that our King Jesus carried while He served people.
 
God's people should not first devote themselves to things that are connected with publicity, but to things that are connected with divine concealment. The walk in divine concealment implies the life in personal and intimate relationship with the Heavenly Father (see Matthew 6:6).

Matthew 6:6:
6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
 
This means that the so-called “mantles of anointing” emerge from the time of concealment with the Heavenly Father (note: symbol for the undergarment). This principle is also illustrated by the covering of the tabernacle, which was covered with ordinary animal skins and colorful fabrics (see Exodus 26:1-14).
 
The undergarment of Jesus (note: true humility) is the carrier of His threefold DNA helix. It is the garment that absorbed the sweat of the Son of God in various situations.
He wore it when He confronted the religious spirit in people.
He wore it when He cast out evil spirits, healed the sick and did miracles.
He wore it when He called His disciples to follow Him!
He wore it when He got betrayed in the Garden of Gethsemane!
 
The Undergarment of Jesus and the Threefold “DNA Helix”
 
When we wear the “undergarment of Jesus” (note: true humility) in very contact with our spiritual being, we have positioned Jesus Christ in the center of our life and thus carry a threefold “DNA helix”.
 
=> It is the seed of the last Adam that carries an eternally upward rotating DNA spiral with the eternal inheritance of the Heavenly Father, who (note: seed of the last Adam) being spirit on earth as well as in heaven follows His Father's legislation, fulfills it and speaks His words (see Matthew 5:17 i.c.w. John 5:19.43a).
 
Matthew 5:17:
17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
 
John 5:19.43a:
19 Jesus gave them this answer: “Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. …
43a I have come in my Father’s name, …
 
This triple-rotating spiritual ‘DNA helix’ in heaven carries the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit within its structure. It is the Trinity of God testifying to the divine Trinity on earth, who lives inside of us through Jesus Christ, the authority which is given. So, it can be seen on earth and can finally attain the fullness of its state from which it arises (see 1 John 5:7-8).
 
1 John 5:7-8:
7 For there are three that testify: 8 the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.<=
 
(Note: The section labeled with a “=>” is based on a teaching on the order of Melchizedek from the book “The Order of Melchizedek”; ISBN: 978-1-911251-08-8; page 181-182; SOT Publications by Ian Clayton.)
 
Conclusion
 
Therefore, it is essential that where a believer in Christ recognizes any kind of lack of humility by covering it with a ‘wrong appearance’, to allow to be ‘stripped’ by the truth of God's Word. Only in this way we can receive true humility as a ‘garment’ (see Hebrews 4:12-13 i.c.w. Zechariah 3:4-5).
 
Hebrews 4:12-13:
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
 
Zechariah 3:4-5:
4 The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” Then he said to Joshua, “See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put fine garments on you.”
5 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.
 
Clothing with true humility, which is Jesus Christ, implies putting on the new man who lives in true righteousness and holiness (see Ephesians 4:22-24; Revelation 19:8; Ezekiel 16:7-14).
 
Ephesians 4:22-24:
22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
 
Revelation 19:8:
8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.)
 
Ezekiel 16:7-14:
7 I made you grow like a plant of the field. You grew and developed and entered puberty. Your breasts had formed and your hair had grown, yet you were stark naked.
8 “ ‘Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your naked body. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign Lord, and you became mine.
9 “ ‘I bathed you with water and washed the blood from you and put ointments on you.
10 I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put sandals of fine leather on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments.
11 I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms and a necklace around your neck, 12 and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head.
13 So you were adorned with gold and silver; your clothes were of fine linen and costly fabric and embroidered cloth. Your food was honey, olive oil and the finest flour. You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen.
14 And your fame spread among the nations on account of your beauty, because the splendor I had given you made your beauty perfect, declares the Sovereign Lord.
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm




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