The Apostle John recorded the scene in Bethany about the death, burial and “resurrection” of the dear friend Lazarus. It was a gripping story which left us waiting with bated breath as to the outcome. But now here it is a few days later and we find this same Lazarus not in graveclothes but in his “tux and tails” hosting a dinner party. What a word picture of believers who will one day move from the earthly Adam suit into the heavenly Christ-like suit.

Zechariah records the amazing word picture of the transformation of the high priest Joshua: “Remove his filthy clothes.” Then he said to Joshua, “I have freely forgiven your iniquity and will dress you in fine clothing. “Let a clean turban be put on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him.”

As believers, the Holy Spirit has removed our grave clothes of sin and given us new robes of righteousness that we may stand before a Holy God and sit at His banquet table. Without this transformation, we are like the man caught by the king without his wedding clothes. [Matt 22] But when the Holy Spirit does His work we can say “he clothes me in garments of deliverance he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication.

What clothes are you wearing today?