The Anointing - The Adornment - David Mitts

I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. (Isaiah 61:10 NIV)

One of the major keys to the anointing is the cloak or mantle that we wear, the symbol of our authority in the Lord.  This is NOT visible in the natural world, though it can be felt of perceived but it blazes in the spiritual world. Another name for this is the “glory”.
Listen to pre-teaching "Have you put God in a box"
Listen to teaching "The Adornment"

There are 2 kinds of glory, worldly glory which is developed through competing and winning and heavenly glory which is about our manifestation of the best that God has deposited in us through the seed of His Word which manifests in the 30-60-100 fold increase.  The Apostle Paul spoke of this comparison in 1 Cor. 9:24-27:
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize( the glory)? Run in such a way that you may win (the glory). Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.(1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NASB)
Anyone who reads this carefully sees that the life of the Spirit is NOT passive.  Paul is telling us there is an imperishable glory which is obtained through the anointing which manifests as self-discipline.
In this attainment of the life of Spirit there is great joy.  Isaiah speaking of this aspect of the anointing, begins with “delighting” in the Lord.  The key to the delighting is the “in the Lord”.  In Hebrew it is very clear!  It reads “B-Yahoveh” or if you like B-Adonai.  The key is the prefix “B” which is the letter Bet, which literally means in the covenant home of God.  So the picture is a rejoining in the home of the Lord.  The word rejoice comes from the same word picture root for horse, SUS.  The picture is of a freedom like the prancing of a free horse.  There is a place in the anointing where the Spirit of the Lord is so powerful that we are like the prancing horse in the house of the Lord.
Isaiah continues to target the experience as specifically the soul, nephesh, rejoicing in “my God”. This is an ever deeper and more intimate place of joy.  The name of God used here is an exquisite intimacy, elohai.  Elohim is the often used expression of the trinity of God.  Elohai is a singular possessive.  The yud on the end is a personal possessive grammar.  So there is a soul rejoicing in the place of covenant oneness.  The word for rejoice is gil, and it means to dance in a circle.  So again there is an abandonment of self to the oneness of love.
In this place then comes the garments of salvation.  In the Hebrew this is the begged Yeshua.  The word beged is the word for clothing or garment.  It comes from the root concept of deception.  Or a way to think of it is that clothes “make the man”.  In other words we make judgments on people by the clothes they wear.  Yet we only see the outside.  They can look good but be broken inside.  SO clothes are seen as deceptive.  BUT here we are speaking of Beged Yeshua.  The garments of Yeshua or salvation.  This is literally putting Christ.  Now from the world’s perspective this is a deception.
What do I mean by that?  Well it doesn’t matter who we were before we put on the garment of salvation.  SO in the world’s system, we may have come through a bad pathway, lying, cheating stealing, but when we put of salvation, we are disguised by the salvation.  We are hidden by the garment from the adversary who would judge us according to our failures.
Yet in the garments of salvation, we are hidden in Him!  Col 3:1-3.
Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.(Colossians 3:1-3 NASB).
The garment of salvation deceives the deceiver by making us only visible in the garment of Christ, Messiah.  Let’s continue in Colossians 3 and see this part of the anointing a little clearer.
Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience, and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them. But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him— a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.(Colossians 3:5-11 NASB))
To me, this scripture gives the impression that the anointed life is a choice of deliberate choice with a focused intent.  The Lord has given us authority and it requires an activation with our focused intent.  It also requires us to NOT put on the garment that Paul is referring to as the life that dies with Yeshua at the cross.
This is especially evident in the last part of the verse which obliterates the distinction of earthly backgrounds.  Remember the word “Christ” means anointed. So the end could read “but the Anointing is all and in all!  
Does this then mean that my past is of no value? No it doesn’t mean that.  Your past is your past.  It’s value lies in that God is writing a story with your life which makes your relationship with Him center stage.  The anointing which is “in All” is in you!  Rather the message is that there is no condemnation to those who are the anointing of Yeshua!
Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.(Romans 8:1 NASB)
There is no background that excludes you from the life of the Spirit.  This is the garment of salvation!  It hides your background with its brilliance or glory!
BUT it does more than that!  It also redeems your life!  All that you have learned and suffered becomes part of your calling through the garment.  Like Aaron the High Priest, Cohen Gadol, when you put on the garment of your salvation, your identity is transformed into your calling in God.   It wasn’t that it wasn’t Aaron wearing the robes of the High Priest but that it wasn’t about Aaron and his past alone anymore.  It was about Aaron, his past, his present and his future made relevant in the kingdom!  In the same way your salvation, through the anointing releases destiny which includes you life story but embeds it into a past, present and future of power and purpose!
That’s why the next part of the verse states: I am arrayed in a robe of righteousness.  Righteousness is one of those powerful words which religion has obscured the intent of for many.  In Hebrew it is tsaddik, This word means a person who is fully human recalibrated to the exact function design of the manufacturer.  So the robe of righteousness is a word picture of being restored to our original unique and special one of a kind nature.  
Now the word robe here is a little misleading.  The Hebrew is Meil.  The root is 2 characters the “ayin” and the “lamed”.  The “ayin” is the character for the eye.  The lamed is the character for the staff or shepherd’s rod.  Together they represent a yoke, which is a structure which provides vision and guidance.   So this is the representation of the indwelling Holy Spirit which uniquely knows your purpose and destiny and sees for you along the way like GPS and adjusts your life to obtain that destination!  He recalibrates you into the you that is your true self, obliterating any distinctions that are limitations, be they race, religion, suppose d intelligence, etc.
The scripture finishes with a beautiful image of the adornment of the bridegroom and the bride.  Why does Isaiah complete the picture with this picture?  Because the ultimate expression of our salvation and our righteousness in the anointing of God is the intimacy of marriage.
Marriage is the picture of the Lord and His people.  We are His Bride.  Being the bride isn’t just about identity, who we are, but also about our bearing the fruits of the Spirit into this world!
We bring fruitfulness which brings us full circle in our teaching on the Mind of the Anointing, the Mind of Christ which are the thoughts of the heart that bring forth the 30-60-100 fold increase into our lives.  Faith works by love and when we fall deeply in love with our redeemer we manifest that love as fruit.
So returning to Colossians 3, we see now a clear reference to the life of the Spirit:
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.(Colossians 3:12-17 NASB)
This is the life in the anointing, the Mind of Messiah.  This is how we bear fruit.  Fruit is really who we become not just the outflow that people see.  We become compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, and patient.  We learn to bear with one another.  We forgive and walk in mercy. We above all things put on love which is the perfect bond or yoke of unity.
This then is the life of the anointing and so the final verse of Isaiah’s prophecy on the anointing is:
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations.(Isaiah 61:11 NASB)
This is then the full picture of the seed falling into a heart that contains the heart and mind of the anointing and brings forth righteousness and praise, fulfilling the call on Abraham to be a blessing to all of the families of the Earth!
Activation: Form small groups. We want to practice exchanging the dead life attachments that have grown into our self-image with the garment of salvation.  Salvation if Yeshua so we are speaking of putting Him on.  Each group will have a facilitator and that will rotate.  The role of the facilitator is to spiritually be the voice and presence of the Father.  Each group will also have a participant whose role is to be the focus of image healing.  The other members of the group will serve as intercessors and add agreement.  We being with prayer and end with prayer. First we pray an agreement prayer that this is a safe place.  Then we will ask the Father for what He wants to heal today from our past that is interfering with who we are in our salvation. Next, we ask for the thorn to be exposed.  The thorn is the self-statement or belief that we have concluded based on pain.  It is the splinter in our soul.  Once the Lord has revealed that to you then we will put on the garment of salvation by asking Him what the truth is.  Finally we will pray a blessing over you to seal this in your heart and mind.


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