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Change your Garments: Prodigal Son


The Prodigal Son is another person who changed his garments when he moved from one chapter of his life to the next.

The Bible tells us that this man asked his father for his inheritance and relocated to another country where he wasted all his money on extravagant living. The country experienced a severe famine which forced him to begin feeding the pigs of one of its citizens in order to survive. 

However, one day he came to himself. He realized that his father's servants had enough food to eat and yet he would have gladly eaten pig's food since no one gave him anything. 

He therefore decided to go back home and ask his father to forgive him and make one of the servants. 

As the Prodigal Son approached their home, his father saw him, felt compassion for him, ran towards and kissed him. When he tried to tell his father that he was no longer worthy to be called his son, his dad would hear none of it and he asked the servants to Bring the best robe and dress him with it, put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. (Luke 15:22) 

Since the prodigal son had been a pig-feeding servant, he was probably dressed in clothes worn by servantsBy dressing him with the best robe in the home, his father signified that he had changed his status from servant to son.

Therefore if you want to move from one chapter in your life to another understand that you have to change your outer and inner garments.

For example if you are living a debased life that is below the rights that your Heavenly Father has given you physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially, to move yourself into the chapter in your life where you are living the abundant life that Jesus came to give you, you have to change your inner and outer garments by doing the following:


1. Come to Yourself
Coming to yourself means recognizing who you are. 

If you do not know who you really are, read your Bible. For example it says that: 
I am the head and not the tail. (Deuteronomy 28)
I am above and not beneath. (Deuteronomy 28)
I am blessed when I come in and blessed when I go out. (Deuteronomy 28)

After realizing who you are according to the Word of God, refuse to live below your God given privileges.


2. Shift Spiritually
To begin living within your God given rights know that you must shift spiritually, move mentally and reposition yourself physically.

To shift spiritually you have to return to your heavenly Father's house and begin going to a Bible preaching Church on Sundays.

Combine going to Church with getting saved. 
To get saved, say with your mouth that "Jesus is Lord" and believe that when He died for our sins God raised Him from the dead and you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

In addition, ensure that you pray and read your Bible everyday so that you can continue moving towards God spiritually.


3. Move Mentally
Moving mentally means replacing the thoughts that enabled you to eat pig's food as you lived below your God given privileges with those that will enable you to eat fattened calves as you enjoy your God granted privileges.   

For example, if you told yourself that the diseases is too advanced to be healed and you must therefore bear with it, change your mind and begin thinking that By His stripes I am healed. (Isaiah 53:5)

If you told yourself that you are too ugly to be loved and married and you must therefore suffer from loneliness until you die, change your mind and begin thinking that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)  

If you told yourself that you are too uneducated to prosper and you must therefore suffer in poverty, change your mind and begin telling yourself that I am beginning to prosper and I will continue prospering until I become very prosperous (Genesis 26:13) because The cattle on a thousand hills belong to my heavenly Father. (Psalm 50:10)

If you told yourself that you cannot clean your language because it is your second nature, begin telling yourself that Only good words which are necessary for edification come out of my mouth. (Ephesians 4:29)


4. Reposition Yourself Physically
Repositioning yourself physically means moving from the place where you were living below your privileges to a place where you can enjoy them. 

For example this might mean shifting from an apartment you share with friends where you live a life of debauchery that does not satisfy you, the way this Prodigal Son was still hungry when he was living with the pigs, and moving to place where you are not living with pigs, pimps, prostitutes and peddlers of drugs.

Click on the link to read Change your Garments: Joseph
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