Rags of Righteousness?
As I was driving today,10/02/2012, the Lord showed me a vision. In this vision I saw people with strips of rags being removed from their bodies. Apparently they had been there for so long they became part of the person’s body and had to be removed one strip at a time. I know how much a band-aid can hurt ,especially when you get a really sticky one and you go to remove it. It would seem that the people in the vision that the Lord showed me had worn these rags for so long that they had become a part of them.
Isaiah 64:8 says that our righteousness is as filthy rags. When I looked up the word in Hebrew, here’s what I found to be its meaning:
‛iddāh: A masculine noun referring to filthiness, menstruation. It indicates a woman’s menstrual period or cloth that was considered unclean. In context it is used of God’s people whose righteousness has become as a filthy rag (Isa_64:6 ).
Can you imagine the stench of one wearing these rags ? I would much rather accept the wedding garment that the Lord provides than to remain in the rags of self-righteousness.
I did, however, have a dream of just that a little while ago. In the dream I saw people being given white wedding garments by the angels. Among those being fitted were some who were indignant that they had to give up their rags for the robes being offered. In fact they were actually offended that they were being offered anything at all.