Category Archives: Dress Reform
By John Thiel, The Last Generation Challenge series, mp3
Scripture reading: Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. Read the rest of this entry
Does God care what you wear? Yes He does. Do you care what you wear is the question.
The Seven Last Plagues
Do you care about the seven last plagues? Do you care about being damaged during the seven last plagues? In the seven last plagues, there is a list that I believe if we have read this chapter, we are familiar with the list of events that are going to unfold in our history in this world. Read the rest of this entry
How many here love God? God is a very interesting person and is there a privilege to stop our busy lives and actually get to know who God is and what sort of person He is. As we get to know Him, we admire Him for who He is and some of these traits of God that I admire is His humility. How many people here desire to be humble? Do you believe it’s a requirement to enter into heaven, yes or no?
The Lord is not greedy. God is a God of sharing and that is very evident. The fact that He gave flowers and then gave us a nose to appreciate the smell that comes from the flower, He could have said “no, that’s all mine, I will not give anyone else the pleasures of mine”, but He equipped us to appreciate the things that He appreciates. God is not greedy, He does not covet things and if you believe that we can go to heaven if we are covetous, we cant. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel
In studying the sanctuary we are actually studying God’s way. And His ways are different to our ways. To help our minds grasp what the sanctuary is actually trying to teach us, we read the words of the psalmist as he is exonerating the Lord, Read the rest of this entry
What then do I wear? The dress should be a covering with every movement.
2. When bending down your top does not sag for all to look in.
3. That the dress is loose at every movement so that it will not expose the form or the shame of thy nakedness in anyway.
4. The style does not have to change in summer, just the material. We are blessed with durable cottons that are not translucent at an affordable price.
5. The feet should be clad not only for warmth but for modesty with pants under dress to protect us from sensual feelings which keep the sexual organs constantly on fire and create hot flushes in later years etc. (Refer to section ‘Submission to God’s Counsel on Health’.) Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel, mp3
The Scriptures say that we are to be washed by the water and the word. To wash ourselves means that we are going to take God’s word and let it cleanse away the wrong ideas, the corruptions, spots and wrinkles of our character.
We now seek God’s word to gain the understanding of the words in Jude:
Jude 1:17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel
Psalms 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
The words of Jesus to the woman at the well always resound in my ears when I worship the Lord. The women at the well was a Samaritan and she thought the right place to worship was in Samaria and the Jews thought the right place to worship was in Jerusalem. She was entering into a dialogue with Jesus on that matter and finally Jesus made it quite clear to her that salvation is of the Jews and that is where God was working. But also that the day is coming and now is that those who worship God will worship him neither in Samaria or Jerusalem but in spirit and in truth.
That is where the Lord wants to be worshipped by us – in spirit and in truth. It is our effort to understand what it means to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth as we seek to study the subject the beauty of holiness. When we come to the subject of beauty we come to a very relative word. It is nothing very concrete because beauty is only in the eyes of the beholder. I saw a very ugly baby one day and the mother said isn’t’ he beautiful and I had to conquer my natural spirit and say I’m glad you think so to myself but to her – yes, a baby is always the most beautiful to its mother. To the artist beauty is in the features of symmetry and harmony in appearances. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel
God’s way in the sanctuary is the way of holiness.
Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it [shall be] for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err [therein]. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel
We are researching God’s ways in a series of studies on the sanctuary. When it comes to the subject of dress, unfailingly it is one of those subjects that we always fall into difficulty with. It is imperative that we look at the subject in the framework of the sanctuary. This study deals with the true motive of dress reform and the motivation behind dress reform.
By John Thiel, Audio: mp3
God is love. In his loving effort to reach our sin darkened hearts we can see this demonstrated when we look at nature – the creatures he has put into existence for us to enjoy and look at the demonstration of his method in instilling his love into the sinner’s heart. This is the greatest dimension of his love that we can study. This never ceases to thrill my soul. If you ever want to get continued enjoyment, find someone to study with. Study the things of God’s love. When that person has settled into the truth, find another to study with. As you share with others the demonstration of God’s love in saving humanity, this will keep you alive. Observe the study of God’s love demonstrated in the story of the Jews escaping from the Egyptians. This is an object lesson of God’s love for the sinner. For 400 years the Egyptians held the Israelites in captivity.
They were slaves to be used for the empire of the Egyptian nation. As the Hebrews were gaining energy and power because God blessed them, Pharaoh was so afraid of them multiplying, he turned the fire on. Instead of supplying them with raw material, they had to go and find it themselves. Then all the boys under two years old had to be slain. The intensity of the suffering they were going through brought out cries from them to God – save us. As a result of the intense crying, the Lord revealed himself to these people. The ten plagues came upon Egypt. Pharaoh was convinced to let these people go. Then they saw Pharaoh behind them and they trembled with fear. We know the story of the Red Sea opening up for them. What a demonstration of Gods power for their souls. Filled with fear and anguish God demonstrated his amazing power of love towards them. Doesn’t this warm the heart? Can you imagine how they must have felt momentarily there of Gods hand to save them. God says, see how much I love you? Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel
The Bible speaks of a decline in modest dressing of those living in the last days.
Philippians 3:19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame.
The question is often asked, why should a Christian dress modestly if we are living in modern times? Why should both men and women be covered up?
Man Was Created in God’s Image
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: Read the rest of this entry