put on the garment of praise


Isaiah 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, THE GARMENT OF PRAISE for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.


Praise is described as a garment (covering; clothing; garment; robe or vesture) in Isaiah 61:3. Like clothing, praise is a repellent to problems getting you down like a raincoat is a repellent to rain.  It does not stop the rain coming down but stops it from getting in you. We put on garments/clothing for protection from weather, storms, and the elements as well as suitable to the occasion. We put them on they do not get on us; it is something we must do.


An often neglected point, though, is that we normally put clothes on in PRIVATE, before we go into our day. This is an area I think all of us could admit we need to grow in. We all seem to be able to get our church praise on but what about our private praise? If you really want to dress for success why not start here and put on the garment of praise in your PRIVATE life. It’s a good fit too! “Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely (or fitting) for the upright Psalm 33:1.”


Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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