I know women get upset with me when I discuss attire, but it’s just getting so out of hand.
Then we want to seem appalled or upset, when we are treated with disrespect, or we are hit on like a whore or a prostitute.
No matter what they say or preach, your attire speaks volumes concerning you inner character.
There are women who have been delivered from certain sins and whom I caution on their presentation.
They may not understand it when I address it, but as they ponder on the words I give them, they gain wisdom on why I cautioned them about certain attire and characteristics.
If they have been delivered from perversion, prostitution, pole dancing, etc., I caution them about dressing and acting in a manner that resembles their old lifestyle.
I tell them how the enemy is a master strategist who wants to keep us in bondage to our old ways, often times, wanting us to leave ourselves open to that old nature, in which we once operated.
He will have us continue to display old attributes by causing us to dress or act a certain way.
These are things which once held us in bondage when we were in sin, and he wants us to remain in bondage to them.
If you were a prostitute, pole dancer or lesbian, he sometimes keeps us in bondage by drawing us to dress or have mannerism, that we used in the old state, thereby keeping a reminder of that lifestyle displayed in our lives.
Showing all our breasts, thighs, and wearing seductive attire or looking and acting manly, or displaying the mannerism that drew people toward us when we were sinners, keeps the spirit alive in us.
I have notice how some persons become defensive and sometimes even fighting mad when you address their attire and mannerism.
Anytime a person rises up in anger, it’s mainly because it’s something in them that is resentful against you asking them to remove an action in their lives, to something either they are familiar with, or gain pleasure from.
I have nothing against women looking good. What I object to is when what they are wearing or doing, becomes a stumbling block to their life as well as the lives of others.
The majority of the time when I have to deal with women about their attire or actions, is because they are yet struggling with some unresolved issues, or have an inability to see their true identity or self worth.
Regardless of what people think, your attire and actions can be a distraction.
You can’t work the altar praying for somebody, if, when you have to bend over, your breast is about to fall out, or your dress is so short until you can’t operate without them having to wrap you in sheets!
Those who say, “But I have on pants!”, sometimes they are so tight until when you bend they split, or when you stand, they see your split!
We have to be careful that what we do or what we wear, doesn’t bring offense.
You can’t preach in attire that is so tight, or so low, or so short that people are not able to hear your message, because they are locked in the message that your attire, you actions and your behavior are preaching!
Sometimes people are not delivered from certain spirits and those struggles are displayed in simple ways, such as their dress and behavior.
This has nothing to do with religious spirits or denominational belief, before the self-righteous who think you have to look like “The Little House on the Prairie” or Celie in “Color Purple) to be saved and holy.
But this has to do with the enemy trying to keep somebody in bondage, by keeping them locked into old lifestyle behaviors that keeps a door open in their life, so they have a struggle with a familiar spirit.
Don’t get it twisted just because you are covered up, it doesn’t mean you are better than another, because I counsel just as many women wearing long dresses, as short ones, concerning lust, sex issues, and identity crises.
Your long, up to the neck dress, doesn’t keep you from fornicating, or being seductive, or liking women!
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and is on a mission, traveling the world, proclaiming the Gospel, for souls to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has life mandate to help bring others to their divine purpose.