Genesis 35:1-5 (NKJV): Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there; and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from the face of Esau your brother.”2 And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments. 3 Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone.” 4 So they gave Jacob all the foreign [a]gods which were in their hands, and the earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree which was by Shechem.5 And they journeyed, and the terror of God was upon the cities that were all around them, and they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.
II Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV): Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he isa new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
4 Steps to Successfully Cange Your Garments
1. Hearing the instructions from your leader
Luke 8:8, 15, 18 (NKJV): But others fell on good ground, sprang up, and yielded [a]a crop a hundredfold.” When He had said these things He cried, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!” 15 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit withpatience. 18 Therefore take heed how you hear. For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he [a]seems to have will be taken from him.”
2. Destroy every idol
Psalms 106:36 (NKJV): They served their idols,Which became a snare to them.
Isaiah 42:8 (NKJV): I am the Lord, that is My name; And My glory I will not give to another,Nor My praise to carved images.
Isaiah 44:9 (NKJV): Those who make an image, all of them are useless,And their precious things shall not profit;They are their own witnesses;They neither see nor know, that they may be ashamed.
3. Wash yourself and be cleansed
Psalms 51:2, 7, 10 (NKJV):2.Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,And cleanse me from my sin. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
4. Change your garments
Joel 2:13 (NKJV): So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and merciful, Slow to anger, and of great kindness;And He relents from doing harm.
Zachariah 3:4 (NKJV): Then He answered and spoke to those who stood before Him, saying, “Take away the filthy garments from him.” And to him He said, “See, I have removed your iniquity from you, and I will clothe you with rich robes.”
Ephesians 4:24 (NKJV) and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Colossians 3:10 (NKJV): and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,