Women Wearing Pants, Lipsticks, Jewelry etc…
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
Nowadays, there are testimonies coming forth from those who claim to have visited hell or heaven, emphasizing a holiness that is seen as an outward appearance. These people claim that Jesus told them wearing pants, jewelry, lipsticks, woven articles, make ups, braiding hair, painting nails etc… take people to hell. The Lord has taught us on this issue and He has warned us: Deception can worm its way into the truth!
WARNING! Deception can worm its way into the truth! SOLUTION: Exercise your discernment!
Look closely! What they are claiming have one thing in common: Outward Appearance! God’s words say, “Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” Does the perishable inherit the imperishable? Does the material save a soul or make anyone holier? We do not gain the approval of the Lord by the physical nor does He judge anyone of us by outward appearance but by the intention of the heart. When someone says they saw Jesus and He told them such and such strange new things that even your own spirit start getting uneasy as you read them, please know that God wants you to EXERCISE YOUR DISCERNMENT [without unbelief however] and use the understanding of the Holy Scripture that the Holy Spirit will give you before you believe everything they say. You read, you see some truth but you see some errors and red flags, watch out! Don’t swallow everything they say. Exercise your discernment.
A Hot Topic that is Dividing the Body of Christ
Outward appearance is a hot topic that is dividing the Body of Christ especially in countries from Africa. This might not be a big issue in the West but in Africa, this is a very sensitive issue within the Church. In doing this, part of the devil’s plan is:
1. To divide the Body of Christ: That those women who cover the head may not worship with those who are uncovered; that those women wearing pants, braiding hair, wearing jewelry, make up and much more may not be welcome where they don’t do so and vice versa…
2. To Promote a False Holiness / Self Righteousness So As to Deceive: Redemption is not the work of man but the Lord’s. False holiness emphasizes the Outward / Physical Appearance, despising the Cross and the Redemption by the Blood of Jesus. What we put on, be it hair, make ups, cloths… is not what makes someone holy or beautiful to Jesus. Over and over again, Jesus told us in our face to face encounters that beauty to Him is not physical. He also told us that a beautiful bride to Him is not the one who is so physically. He told us that what makes a beautiful bride to Him is LOVE, SACRIFICIAL LOVE. A beautiful bride to Him is a person who loves and has greater love – “Greater love has none than this, That one lays down His life for His friends.” John 15:13. A beautiful bride is one who is willing to give up anything for Him and follow Him wherever He takes them. He told us wearing pants don’t make anyone go to hell, what takes people to hell is sin in their hearts. If someone thinks they are holy because of what they wear or how they look, then what role does the blood of Jesus play? When someone is saved, is it Jesus who saves that person or is it the way they are dressed that save them? We all know the answer – JESUS – Only JESUS is our Savior. If clothing has no power to save someone, why will someone believe that clothing alone has power to condemn people to hell?
Jesus told us that He created man naked. He also created the woman naked. Clothing is physical, man-made and as such, will it please Him? Will what is man-made, invented by man be used to determine who is holy and who is not, or who enter heaven or not? No! The material cannot buy the spiritual, it cannot be used as a scale to determine who is pleasing to God or not. God looks at the heart. So what is the motive of the heart that's what matters to Him. If someone is dressing to cause people to fall then that's sin. If someone dresses certain ways because of pride and vanity, then that is sin. If a woman habitually goes into men section and buys her cloths there, then they definitely need to be set free.
3. To Take Captive Those Who Believe these Lies: Satan is the one behind the promotion of this false holiness. His plan is not just to divide, not just to sow small false doctrines here and there but to release demons into those who believe this deception. The moment people believe this deception and do not repent, they have opened a door by which Religious spirits will enter! This is what the Pharisees had! Luke 18:9-14 “And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt” One door open leads to another and to another and to another. One by one, spirits of judging others, pride, religious spirits etc… will enter those who open this door. When we see people, we are supposed to see the Christ in them but once that spirit enters, people are blinded and they stop seeing that beautiful Jesus in their brethren, instead they start judging them. The Pharisees emphasized on cleaning the outside while the inside was full of wickedness (Luke 11:38- 40; Matthew 23:25-28). On November 3, 2013 @ Blazing Holy Fire Church, Jesus who had spoken on this issue many times before once more answered the question of wearing pants, jewelry, make up, hair extension …
You Are not Going to Be Condemned to Hell Because of Wearing Pants!
Jesus said, “What state did I create Adam and Eve in? Without cloth Naked! When did they make themselves cloths? After they sinned. Who made them cover themselves first? They covered themselves first not I. What did I give them? Did I give them cloths? No, I gave them fur, I gave them things to cover (Genesis 3) But I did not design it as in pants with belt, pockets… The jewelry, lipsticks, hair extension, make –up… Mankind does all these things, Not I! You are not going to be condemned to hell because of wearing pants I repeat: You are not going to be condemned to hell because of wearing pants I LOOK AT THE CONDITION OF THE HEART Someone who is tattooed before they are saved Does that mean that because they have tattoos they are not going to be forgiven? All have sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) All have sinned And the wage of sin is death That death I paid for And those who accept me and walk with me will be with me in heaven. That is the answer - I paid for sin And I look at the condition of heart He made us all laugh when He added: Besides I am a God who created colors I am the one who crafted each and every person I am the one who painted the skin When girls wear makeup, they are just adding painting to it”
Jesus O.Ks Pastor's Hair Braided
During the month of September 2013, we were having a group fellowship with the Lord. One of the 12 asked the Lord if pastor could have her hair braided. I thought the Lord would say ‘no’ so I tried to stop her from asking but it was too late, the Lord had already ‘yes’. Soon, the Lord Himself became highly involved in bringing the person to braid my hair. The braids were not finished on the first day and twice the Lord kept reminding me that I must go back and have them finished. He was like a husband making sure that His wife’s hair is taken care of.
After my hair was all braided, the Lord came to me so happy; it was the first thing He talked about. “See that look on your face! You are so happy my child!” It brings Him joy to see us smiling and joyful. He explained, “The reason why I let you have the braids, it was not for ME but for you my bride!” He added that it has made me more confident. I am in a position right now where there Lord sends me to meet Christian and secular leaders. Wherever He sends me, whether it be to kings, presidents or commoners, He wants me to go with confidence. Naturally, I and the women from the church like long hairs but we sisters from Africa have generally short hair. It is hard for us to grow long hair. That seems like a weird request but some of us have asked the Lord to grant us long hair! The Lord has spent sometimes with us ladies talking about our hairs, how in heaven it is long and beautiful, how it will have ribbons and jewels. He reminds us many times to remember our rewards in heaven. Hair! This might be nothing for guys, but for ladies – it is a big deal! That day, the Lord said that my hair in heaven was also braided. My daughter who is in heaven had also her hair braided - it was an incredible hair night. I had put the Lord in a box and that night I was set free.
By the way – It is not possible to go to hell and be tormented wearing skirts or dresses!
How can you be tormented, left to demons, left to satan and endless pain wearing pants? All that these wicked demons do to those whom the Lord takes to hell is to torment them without mercy. They are being kicked, chopped, hit worse than a soccer ball – they are falling, they are tumbling, they are being thrown moved from one side to another; they are being whipped without mercy, they are being put on a cross upside down, they have to do movements that require them to wear pants. Will you wear skirts/ dresses during your work out time? How do the military dress on a battle field? Do they dress in skirts or in pants? In hell, it is no joke; it is more than a battle field! After the Lord visited us and started taking us to hell, in general we stopped wearing dresses/skirts. On occasions when an individual would be wearing skirts / dresses thinking that maybe the Lord will not take them to hell, if the Lord decided to do so, He would come first to the individual and tell them to change in clothing fit for hell.
When we read the Holy Scriptures, we must let the Holy Spirit be the teacher not the doctrines, not the opinions of men. When we study God’s words, we must remember that the Words of Jesus are the foundation of the church. When you read the scriptures, remember to bring a balance of the whole counsel of God and not just stand on one verse while ignoring the other. For example, when dealing with this issue, Yes, read 1 Timothy 2:9 but also remember to read 1 Peter 3:3-4. After this, remember also to see what Jesus taught on that particular subject. All the epistles of the apostles must be built on Jesus, the Corner stone.
See how Jesus addressed this particular issue:
Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes (Luke 20:46) He warned us of things we do for ‘appearance’s sake’” Mark 12:40 He warned us of outward righteousness / appearance (Matthew 23:28) He told us to clean the inside first. When the inside is clean, the outside will also be clean (Matthew 23:26)
To All God’s Children: Dress Modestly
All God’s children should dress modestly, that’s what the Bible tells us. Dress for Jesus and for the glory of His name. The Holy Spirit will guide God’s children in knowing how to dress modestly.
Repent: The Lord wants those who hold unto divisive doctrines such as these to REPENT so that He can set them free and that His body can be united once more and once for all.
WHEN YOU TRULY REPENT: The religious spirits, deception, false judging, pride, division, Pharisees’ etc… will leave you in JESUS name(1 John 1:9).