The Dress and the Robe you see can be destroyed with the hands of man, but the Mantles God has for me are eternal in heaven and NO man can touch them!
The Holy Ghost spoke to me regarding these two words: Dress and the Robe.
He begin to speak to me how that these garments are interchangeable and how God can have us as Apostles (believers) to change these garments at any given time in our ministries.
He said that these clothing are symbolic for God’s Glory, His authority, his righteousness, conversion, the five-fold ministry gifts, authority, the equipping of the saints, covenant relationships, the coat of many colors and the humbling of oneself.
I believe this coat of many colors was presented by Jacob as a sign that Joseph was esteemed above his brothers. And, like many families, this coat caused some underhanded resentment among the families. but whether we like it or not, sometimes even God will choose to honor others and demote some! (Psalms 75:6-7)
The King James Bible says that God is ultimate Judge, and that God is the One who decides who gets promoted, when they get promoted, how they get promoted, and where they get promoted to in His Kingdom.
And that Exaltation and promotion come from Him alone! Not only that, this promotion may come in many areas of one’s life.
It may come in ministry; it may come in marriage, favor in relationships or in business. It may come in the gifts of the spirit, conversion, the five-fold ministry offices, but no matter it is always up to heaven how she wants to do it.
And, what we must realize when it happens is that it came from God.
However, The LORD revealed to me that this particular coat signified Joseph as being Jacob’s choice as the future head of the clan and so the other brothers became offended at this honor, because it was normally bestowed upon the firstborn son.
And, so Genesis 37:3 reads, “Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.”
My God, what any of Jacob and his children should have recognized was that the coat Jacob made was only symbolic for what God was getting ready to bestow upon them as a family!
The coat that God had for Joseph was prophetic and this coat was not given to Joseph so that he could be glorified but so God would get the glory and so that many lives would be saved because of this prophetic mantle God was placing upon Joseph!
Sometimes we don’t recognize that God wants us to each learn how to celebrate one another’s gifting, because that same gift on the inside of those in the family maybe what is going to save you one day!
How we are so quick to kill and to destroy what God has placed on the inside of others to be a blessing to us all!
No doubt Joseph’s brothers were angry because they felt that as Joseph was the youngest, why did their father make him to have honor bestowed upon him, when all in the family were older and maybe even more mature.
But what they all would soon come to understand is that God’s grace is placed upon those He chooses to favor and not those who we think should be favored! Not because of merit!
Not because of your gender and not because of your race but because of the unmerited favor of God it is done but because of a sovereign God.
God revealed to me that Joseph would get the promotion, but it would come at a high price of suffering.
His relationship with family destroyed and thrown in a pit by the ones he loved, he was thrown into prison through no fault of his own.
The original coat his father made would be destroyed — not knowing that God had a coat not made with man’s hands, eternally in heaven for him to wear to deliver His people from bondage.
You see, It is God working behind the scenes and He who wants to lead His children in the pathway of promotion.
Sometimes we feel that it is man, but in all actuality it is God.
The sad thing is that while God is promoting you, the enemy also knows God is working as well and He will use everything in his power to stop that promotion from happening like he tried to do with Joseph, because satan knows that when God releases you, a great blow is coming to destroy his plans and his kingdom.
You see, God has a purpose and destiny for your lives and He wants you to enter into it.
God leads us through a process of shaking and discipline which can be painful at times like he did Joseph (Joseph was excited God was using him in the beginning but after his father gave him that coat it was as though the gates of Hell came against him: and everything that could happen bad seemed to be destroying him instead of blessings him like he dreamed) but later it will prove to be the greatest thing that could have EVER happened to you.
Why? Because it is the process that was needed to get you to YOUR PROMOTION.
Not only was Joseph blessed to be promoted but so was the Prophet Jeremiah and God said, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:4–5)
You see, Before Jeremiah was even born God had a plan worked out for his life! And if that was true for Joseph and Jeremiah, how much more for those He is birthing in this season?
Praise God, God foreknew you also before you were born, heaven has already clothed you and he knows God has a plan for you too, and this is why the enemy fights you to destroy you; as well the purposes and the plans of God!
People, promotion does not come from man, neither does it come without pain, so let us learn to celebrate the ones that God is promoting (we don’t know the pain and the suffering these folks have had to encounter to get where they are in God) and what God is doing in this season to bring about deliverance in His Kingdom.
~ Apostle Geraldine Fisher
Apostle Geraldine Fisher has a World-Wide-Social Media Net-Work Ministry. As a Missionary, God moved her into the Office of a Prophet, revealing to her the qualities of a True prophet, humility, humiliation, loving others, interceding in prayer, as she keeps her own life clean to accurately hear from God. Since hearing the audible voice of God calling her to ministry, she’s been called to intercede and pray for others in ministry as God speaks, instructs, directs and gives prophetic words for her to give to others. God promised He would bring her to sit and to learn before great men, all of which He did!