TOGA (concluding part 3)


Satan is a copycat, he knows that God garbs His own with Christ (His righteousness); he (Lucifer) does not have Christ so he gives the only thing he has: unrighteousness. Adam and his wife were tele-guided to be arrayed in the fashion of demonic reasoning. It was faulty, so, God intervened with a Christ-like garment because they are useful to Him with whom we all have to do. “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption” [Ephesians 4:30]. The word ‘grieve’ is lupeō (loo-peh’-o) ‘to distress; reflexively or passively to be sad’. Why and how is it possible for a mere man to grieve the Holy One who can just discard you? HE is stuck with you. God sealed your redemption with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The word ‘seal’ is sphragizō (sfrag-id’-zo): ‘to stamp (with a signet or private mark) for security or preservation (literally or figuratively)’; and the real reason is to set a seal upon, mark with a seal, to seal for security: from Satan (a proof of the fact of the saved being is togaed in the security of soteriology). The Holy Spirit’s grief stems from residing in a redeemed who dons Satan’s toga.




    Toga of Poverty poverty


The historicity of the earthly sojourn of Jabez made him a teacher of the word of God. His pedagogic disposition notwithstanding, Satan sewed him a most embarrassing coat of pauperism, “And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me!” (1Chronicles 4:10). Jabez detested parading himself in the ‘evil’ of ignominy. The ‘evil’ in this verse is: ra‛ or ra‛ah (rah) BDB Definition: ‘bad, disagreeable, malignant, unpleasant, evil (giving pain, unhappiness, misery) evil (hurtful) bad, unkind (vicious in disposition), wicked (ethically)’. Strong’s Definition: ‘bad or (as noun) evil (naturally or morally)’. Ra comes from raa (raw-ah’) Strong’s Definition: A primitive root; properly to spoil (literally by breaking to pieces); figuratively to make (or be) good for nothing, that is, bad (physically, socially or morally)’. And this is the chief reason, the objective of the enemy’s insistence on dressing up man: to make you and me a good-for-nothing. But Jabez lifted his voice (this is one thing Lucifer cannot stop you or me from doing) to the God of Israel or Jehovah. The evil he was wrapped in is found in the 9th verse, and in the word, ‘honourable’ which is: kabad or kabed (kaw-bad’): ‘to be heavy, that is, in a bad sense (burdensome, severe, dull) or in a good sense (numerous, rich, honorable); causatively to make weighty (in the same two senses)’. Harassed by the tortuous pangs of the labour room, his mother named him Jabez, meaning: ‘to grieve; sorrowful’. Jabez became a financial heavy weight, because verse ten concludes, “And God granted him that which he requested”, a proof that he had changed his appearance to an abundant role of the dominance of an enlarged sphere of his coast.

God’s clothing is righteous living through the One and only Jesus. The Devil’s wear is unrighteous, leading to hell. Secret societies, each one of them, has its own toga; do you realize that? Every religion will tell you not to forget to don its decreed form of clothing. True Christians will never give you a uniform with which to worship, and the reason is not far-fetched: Christ is our righteous toga! Amen.

God expects you to come to Him (to relieve you of the toga of Satan), like David did in Psalm 51, after he had seen the futility of parading himself in the toga of covetousness by which the second raiment of adultery desecrated him and culminating in the third donning, that of murder.

The poverty stricken widow of 2Kings 4:1-3 tore up her toga of impecuniousness when she approached Elisha, the appropriate person, who in Hebrew is ‘Eliyshuwa` (el-ee-shoo’-ah), which means: ‘God of supplication (or of riches)’. When Satan spread the attire of death on Dorcas, which means: ‘gazelle (a signification of beauty)’, her well-wishing friends brought their protest to God, via Peter, which in Greek is Petros (pet’-ros): ‘a (piece of) rock’ (a type of Christian, the only material God needs to build His own tabernacle)’; and with a replacement with the toga of God, life, more abundantly, welled forth.







image of righteousness

Genesis 3:21, Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them”. God, in delivering them, by extension, has delivered us from the wearing of a despicable raiment. If not for God’s merciful intervention, the entire human race would have been doomed to the toga of annihilation.

Read part 2 here. 

TOGA (part 2)


                                                       Noah’s toga of drunkenness


A very sad toga was sewn for Noah who made the unnecessary trip into the sordid act of drunkenness. Noah could not reason with the word of God found in Galatians 5:21. Samson fell when the toga of inebriation was donned on him by the hired Delilah. Satan gets people drunk because he knows that drunkenness makes one to lose one’s mental guard. You are made to see things that were not there in your soberness. If the video of your drunken state were to be shot I doubt if a serious minded you would ever like to even get tipsy. Drunkenness paved the way for Noah’s destruction of the future of his children, thereby plunging humanity deep into the hands of evil. Samson shortened his God-installed tenure as the judge of helpless Israelites. Only God can tell how many lives have been destroyed by the bottle.

 King Saul did stretched his long arms in receipt of his own clothe of disobedience. But he was not like Moses, who felt a nauseating smell of the toga (Deuteronomy 3:23-26). He (Saul) went the way of our pristine parents, not asking God for forgiveness. What looked like an innocuous disobedience made him, albeit inadvertent, tear the most revered Samuel’s priestly clothe. You receive a toga from Satan once, you are most very likely to be donned with a second one and another. Saul did not only tried, severally, to murder the good David, he later on will ask from Lucifer’s agent to don him with necromantic toga (Deuteronomy 18:10-11; 1Samuel 28:8-12).

image of prostitution Toga Of Prostitution


Mary Magdalene chose the toga of her first name, Mary, which in the Hebrew means ‘bitterness or rebellion’. The spirit of rebellion dovetailed her into the offer of the prostitution covering. She was not created to serve the sexual whim of men. She was created for her surname, Magdalene which means, ‘a dweller of Magdala.

Magdala means ‘tower or greatness’. The enemy of greatness took Mary’s eyes off the talent God had offered her and thrust the garment of dirt on her person. Thanks be to Jesus that He showed up at the right time. Her accusers could not continue with the case, being equally guilty of wrong togas. Do you remember that it was the original sin that introduced an unacceptable covering? The clothing of leaves, in Genesis chapter three, was a proof of satanic influence.


Jesus told the accusers of Mary, in John 8:7, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her”. To Mary, whom He gave another toga of God’s interest, He said, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more” John 8:11. How could Jesus clothe anyone? It is simply because He is the One spoken of in Jeremiah 23:6, “In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS”. Romans 3:22 reads, Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference”. 1Corinthians 1:30, But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption”. In 2Corinthians 5:21 we have, For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him”; while Philippians 3:9 teaches, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith”.

Demons are fashion designers. They make spiritual clothes, or, where do you think zeitgeist got its roots from? Zeitgeist makes sure the womenfolk do heave a sigh of satisfaction only after their tops and gowns leave at least a third of their breasts uncovered. “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed”; Genesis 2:25. Why were they not ashamed? God gave them that toga of innocence. The minute they allowed Lucifer’s thought to mingle with God’s instruction, the demons quickly furnished them with the toga of shame and the spirit behind the acquired toga led them to a fashion of lunacy. The spiritual agreement they entered into with Satan must be brought into physical manifestation. God knew that there will be children of Adam who would heed His salvific call and who, in turn, will trumpet the kerygma, so, His cleansing toga of reconciliation He donned on the pristine parents in adumbration of the toga that work of the gory cross will provide. Satan continually capitalizes on man’s free moral agency to goad him to choose from the inimical array of the zeitgeist. (to be continued)

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