Dress Reform around the World

Proverbs 31:30 Favour [is] deceitful, and beauty [is] vain: [but] a woman [that] feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

Christ is leading out a people, and bringing them into the unity of the faith, that they may be one, as He is one with the Father. Differences of opinion must be yielded, that all may come into union with the body, that they may have one mind and one judgment. 1 Corinthians 1:10: “Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” Romans 15:5, 6: “Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: that ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Philippians 2:2: “Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” {1T 324.1}

Is it fanaticism?

When we reach the standard that the Lord would have us reach, worldlings will regard Seventh-day Adventists as odd, singular, straight-laced extremists. “We are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.” {RH, January 9, 1894 par. 10}

Steffy – California USA

“Thanks for presenting the dress reform and I appreciate that very much. I grew up with Adventists all around me since I was born and I live in Loma Linda for most of my life 22 years since this year 2013. I didn’t follow the messages on what it means to be a Godly woman. Therefore I rebelled against God many times before I came into the present truth a few years ago and started learning more about reform. The dress reform was still new to me even though I grew up in Loma Linda filled with Adventists. As a young woman, I see that my professed Adventist friends and women ministers wore short dresses and high heels to attract others and I was influenced greatly. Rarely I see any women who can stand up and conform to God’s messages to the last days. Presently, I want to inspire others and be a daughter of God. My intention is not to attract men to lust, but to consistently walk in His spirit, learn more truths each day because God is coming very very soon, and to be a Godly influence to others inside and outside how we present to others. Grace and peace to you.  (Prov. 31:30 kjv)”

Linda – California USA

Linda manages a website on modest dressing at: http://movingtowardmodesty.com/

“The primary focus of this website is Modesty, a very important godly principle. We would like you to know about several websites that are closely related to this one. www.TheAndrogynyDeception.com – is our newest site that will provide amazing insight into the latest fashion of androgyny. www.RemnantRaiment.com contains an abundance of information regarding God’s ideal for His people in these last days. www.SistersInSkirts.com focuses on the spiritual reasons for making the choice to wear modest skirts and dresses. NEW! – Please read “Your Clothes and Your Heart” Recommended: www.CoveredWithChrist.com

“These ladies (photo above) are from Uchee Pines in Alabama. Teresa and her daughter Kimberly. I went to school with her in high school. We do believe in covering the limbs for modesty and health, because it is quite clear in the Spirit of Prophecy.”

Gwen Shorter the author of the book ‘Thy Nakedness’

Queensland Australia

“What’s Jesus business? It’s to clothe people and to heal the brain and being in your right mind, you will be correctly dressed. As we sit at the feet of Jesus, we will find ourselves cured of our mental sicknesses as well as being dressed. Do you care what you wear or not? Do you care if you have demons or not? Do you care about being influenced by the devil or by Jesus? Do you care about that? If you do care about that, you will care what you are wearing.”

“My Father in heaven loves me greatly and wants to protect me in every way possible, and I have discovered one of the most amazing ways He is doing this. It comes in clothing myself in the beauty of holiness. This ‘strange way’ provides me with moral protection, and keeps me from being a stumbling block to my fellow man. In following the beauty of Holiness I have a wonderful sense of moral security in Him. It also affords me better health, enabling my body to function more harmoniously.”

Sewing Day with Amy Mcknight and Dwayne Lemon

Amy says in her book:

“More than 100 years before the CDC and the NIH were championing the benefits of wearing covering, we, as a Church, recognized the importance of it. It can take some time to break the health diminishing habit of walking around with our limbs improperly covered. It is easier to do when the weather gets cooler, but it can be accomplished in warmer months and climates. Remember the Italian proverb: “What keeps out the cold keeps out the heat.”28 There is a reason why desert dwellers don’t wear tank tops and shorts.”

Subscribe to Amy’s Youtube Channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/consciouslymodest

See her book also:

Why branding isn’t just for multinational Fortune 500 companies.

How a children’s bedtime story holds the key to the deterioration in Seventh-Day Adventist dress standards.

What insights pundits and sports commentators can give us on the purpose of clothing.

The role that fire extinguishers play in evangelism.

The political change that took place in 508 A.D. that set the stage for major fashion revolutions.

How being clothed has always been and always will be about being covered with Christ.

http://coveredwithchrist.com/

Make no mistake about it. When God made a coat, He wasn’t doing a three-quarter thing—that’s a new fashion.Dwayne Lemon


Jacqui – USA


John Thiel – Australia:

“Many people only keep it on the character concepts but they don’t realise we will wear that character. If we wear that character, what are you wearing now? What are we wearing when we wear that robe of heaven? If you have a beautiful character, if your heart is filled with the beauty of the kingdom of heaven and you have been born again then you have in your heart the beauty of Christ. What is of that? 

Ellen White

Let the youth and the little children be taught to choose for themselves that royal robe woven in heaven’s loom–the “fine linen, clean and white” (Revelation 19:8), which all the holy ones of earth will wear. This robe, Christ’s own spotless character, is freely offered to every human being. But all who receive it will receive and wear it here. {Ed 249.2}

Adornment for the One We Love, by John Thiel

 Let’s go back to Adam and Eve before the fall. Reflect on their love to God. How was it revealed? God made them in his own image.

Psalm 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. 2 Who coverest [thyself] with light as [with] a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

What is God clothed with? Honour, majesty and light but also a meek and quiet spirit because he sits in the high and holy place. How did he clothe Adam and Eve in Eden?

A beautiful soft light, proceeding from God, enshrouded the holy pair, and was reflected from every object upon which they looked. God was their teacher, and in the beauties of nature around them his lessons were repeated. The invisible things of God were clearly seen and understood by the things which he had made. {ST, January 28, 1897 par. 1}

That was the index of their heart. What was the index of sin on the outside of them? They were naked. They saw each other’s nakedness. They covered themselves with these aprons and still that wasn’t enough and so they were ashamed and ran for their life. I was afraid because I was naked, they said. When man covers himself today, it is no different to the fig leaves of Adam and Eve. Sin is a condition of the heart which is manifested by the attire. They stood all crushed because they couldn’t cover up their nakedness. What did Gods love demonstrate? He made them coats of skins. They were all crushed at first but now they were happy to receive the provision of Gods covering. What were they covered with? Coats of skins. Here is the principle of external adornment.  What is the symbol of the High Priest? Christ righteousness. If you receive Christ’s righteousness in your heart, what will you be receiving?

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