The Truth About Modesty (by benaiah juma).
What is modesty?
The definitions of modesty
♦It is the action of behaving or dressing so that you do not show your body or attract sexual attention.
♦It is having or showing a moderate or humble estimate of one’s merits, importance, free from vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions.
♦Modest is also being free from ostentation or showy extravagance
♦The King James Bible defines modest as orderly that is decorous: of good behavior
♦The word decorous means polite and appropriate in a particular social situation, not shocking.
Definition of modest clothing
♦Modest clothing is a dressing in a way that is intended to avoid encouraging sexual attention.
What is Immodesty?
The definitions of immodesty
♦Not considered to be socially acceptable by most people, especially concerning sexual behavior for example an immodest dress.
♦It is lacking humility or decency.
♦It is being indecent or shameless.
Definitions of immodest clothing
♦Immodest clothing is dressing in a way that tends to shock or offend people.
♦It is the deliberate exposure of one’s body to cause lust due to ignorance or wickedness.
When we wake up in the morning or we want to go somewhere for example a wedding event or our places of work, we have to make decisions on what we should wear. Some of the factors to consider when determining what to wear are the weather, your occupation, modesty factor, and above all God’s law. For example you are not supposed to wear sleeveless blouse if it is cold, or you are not going to wear a suit if you are going to do yard work.
It is a sad fact that the society today and the world in general is confused in regards to the clothing issue. Sexually provocative attires is the way of the day. Instead of being rebuked it is often encouraged. Any attempt to condemn this behavior will lead to rejection, hatred, name calling, and terms such as it is none of your business, my dress my choice, it doesn’t matter how I dress and even abusive language. These statements may lead the teachers of this subject to avoid the subject all together.
This topic is very unpleasant to teach about both to the teacher and to the hearers, because people who like to dress immodestly get angry and accuse the teachers of having a dirty mind, and that alone with the anger causes alot of people to avoid the subject all together. But if we have to be children of God and pleasing to God we have to teach on this subject. Our work is to get the word out and rebuke sin, our job is not to make people accept what we say, after the word of God is delivered it is up to the holy spirit to bring conviction of sin. God would then give seducers repentance if they acknowledge the truth and repent of their owful deeds.
It does not matter whether you reject the truth of the gospel, the word of God is not here to prove anything, you can say immodesty is fashionable and it is cool and it does not matter how you dress, but one day you will give account on the Day of Judgment. There is a difference between beauty and sensuality. Beauty is not sensuality. Women nowadays dress for the sake of lust not for the sake of beauty. Women who dress for the sake of beauty cover their bodies adequately. Women who dress for the sake of lust expose their bodies without discretion. There is judgment coming to seducers with the attire of an harlot in the streets and in the churches. The word of God is clear in regards to the clothing issue. But the word of God is often violated. Some Christians turn the truth of God into a lie and try as much as possible to make immodest dressing not sin. It is a sad fact because people twist the scriptures to their own destruction.
Biblical Evidences in Regards to Modesty
1Ti 2:9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
1Ti 2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
Here the Holy Spirit is instructing women through Apostle Paul to adorn themselves in modest apparel. This is a clothing style that is godly and advices them to display a sense of shame. You have to agree with me that the modern day women have lost the ability to blush. Nowadays they get ashamed when they blush. They don’t feel ashamed when they dress immodestly and expose their bodies to the public which is a violation of the above scripture. The society today is full of reprobates, i don't understand why they tend to approve and encourage a behaviour that will lead to their eternal destruction. Immodest dressing can have negative eternal implications on both the person dressing provocatively and the people around them.
Jer 6:15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
Jer 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
Jer 6:17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
Jer 6:18 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
Jer 6:19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
Hearken to the warnings of the Holy Spirit because God will give each and every person reward based on their works here on earth. The word of God tells us to love the old paths that are good and walk therein. The earlier generations didn’t dress the way the women of these generation dress. The lord is telling you to go back to the dressing style of the earlier generation that was good and acceptable. If you love the lord Jesus Christ and you know him you will keep the commandments, you cannot say you love Jesus Christ and get mad and refuse to obey his instructions and start twisting the scriptures to suit your own behaviour. The word of God is clear in 1timothy 2:9 concerning modesty.
The devil has brainwashed the world to think that immodesty is cool and fashionable. If you walk in the streets and look on the billboards, the media; which includes the television shows, the music and the movies etc, you will realize that the society has been brainwashed to think that immodesty is fashionable especially among the young women. God is offended by immodest clothing. The clothing styles that are made today all come from demonic realm, and it is an open door for demons to come into the lives of those who are wearing this form of ungodly dresses.
The people who dress immodestly are all antichrist's, there is no way the holy spirit can let you do this if you are not of the devil, you must have fully rejected Christ for you to walk in the streets half naked. Immodest dressing grieves my spirit to the core, i can't stand it, it is an abomination to God and before real children of God. If immodest dressing makes you happy and you are one of the people who destroy the earth with immodesty repent and cry to God with your whole heart for him to impact his nature and Spirit into you, otherwise there is no eternal life for you.
And if there is no eternal life for you, then the blood of the lord Jesus Christ was shed in vain in your case. The word of God tells us that lascivious people shall not inherit the kingdom of God. The word lascivious means lustful or anything that arouses sexual desires.
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Gal 5:20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Gal 5:21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
The clothing styles designed today most of them are attires of harlots and the devil is the advocate for this form of dressing styles. Any form of clothing style that makes the place where the female attends to be sexually electrified, is the attire of an harlot. You cannot profess to be a godly woman and wear clothing styles that are put on by Satanists and harlots while carrying out their destruction here on earth.
Pro 7:10 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart.
I have seen girls on the altar praising and singing for God but their dressing style shows that they have not accepted our Lord Jesus Christ, abominable dressing styles is the way of the day. If what you proclaim with your lips does not represent how you live, then you are lying and the truth is not in you. When you accept the lord Jesus Christ with your whole heart, your attitude will change and you will be a renewed creature in Christ Jesus.
Anyone that is born again is a new creature, the old man dies and you are a new creation. How can you profess to be a born again Christian and you are dressing indecently and doing deeds which are committed by women who are in the world? this shows that you are proclaiming to be a follower of Jesus Christ with your lips but your heart is far from him because you are unwilling to keep the commandments. You need to be holy to please God and see God. The lord Jesus Christ told us the truth when he said that we shall know them by their fruits. By their fruits we shall know them indeed.
You cannot drink from the cup of Jesus Christ and from the cup of demons at the same time. Either accept the lord Jesus Christ with your whole heart and serve him in truth and spirit or quit serving Jesus Christ and serve the devil in truth and spirit. You have to decide where you want to belong. Immodest dressing is the of the devil, if you want to be of Christ you have to avoid touching unclean things, repent of your deeds and God will receive you. For those of you who are dressing immodestly and crying out to God at the same time, your behaviour is blocking the lord Jesus Christ from hearing and answering your prayer. Sin creates a wedge between God and humanity and that is why the lord Jesus Christ came here on earth to save humanity from sin and redeem humanity to God.
Isa 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Isa 1:16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Isa 1:17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isa 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Isa 1:19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Isa 1:20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Causes of immodest Dressing
These are some of the causes of immodest Dressing.
One of the major cause of immodest dressing is ignorance. Majority of girls who dress immodestly are unaware of the havoc they cause by dressing immodestly. They do not realize that men are visually stimulated by sight. Ignorance is expensive. When you are ignorant and the devil is around, then the devil will use you to destroy the earth. Some of the girls do not know that they cause lust and men view them as objects to satisfy their lustful desires. The girls who are into immodesty business, do not understand that lust is a sin, and a person who is lusting after them can lose his soul. Jesus Christ told us that whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Mat 5:27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
Mat 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Mat 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
In essence when a man lusts after a lewd woman, he commits adultery in his heart. A man can commit adultery in his mind, it doesn’t have to be physical. If you are ignorant about your behavior and you dress provocatively and cause men to lust after you, listen to the voice of God. Let’s say you cause 100 men to lust after you daily, if something happens to those men and they die without repenting, they will go to hell and be punished in the pit for lusting after you for all eternity, while the woman who is dressing provocatively, if something happens and she dies unrepentant, she will be responsible for the blood of all those men who lusted after her and she will receive greater condemnation.
The lord Jesus Christ told us temptations to sin are likely to come, but woe to whom they come, it is better for that man if he/she was never born. Those of you who are destroying many souls through immodest dressing, your punishment will be much worse it would be better if you were never born.
Mat 18:7 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
Mar 9:42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
Another cause of immodest dressing are evil spirits. The evil spirits inspire the fashion designers to make the clothing styles that we see today. This demons live in them, they own them, they possess them. They inspire them to make provocative clothing styles that will cause lust and lead many souls to hell as possible.
When a girl desires to dress immodestly or is already dressing immodestly the demons that are in her body become empowered and possess the mind and destroy any form of moral value that she possesses. This will lead the girl to buy and wear more provocative dresses and in turn her behaviour will welcome more demons into her body. All girls that dress immodestly are loaded up with evil spirits, there is no exceptions whether on the church altar or in the streets.
If these girls dressing provocatively do not accept our lord Jesus Christ and continue this behavior they will end up walking naked in the streets thinking that it is fashionable. We have seen some satanic musicians singing in the music videos on stage with underwear and high heels which is the setting stage for other demon possessed women to start behaving in the same way. If you are a child of God you will hear my words, but if you are of the devil you will reject what I am saying. Jesus Christ told us that a child of God hears Gods words and a person that is not of God, does not yield to God's words. If you reject dressing modestly then definitely you will accept dressing immodestly which shows the kingdom that you belong and you desire serving.
You cannot be between light and darkness. Light and darkness have no relationship. If you are for modesty you are against immodesty, and if you are for immodesty you are against modesty, there is no neutral source or position. Anyone that supports immodesty is of the devil and against the lord Jesus Christ, because i can assure you that the lord Jesus Christ represents sexual purity and He is against all forms of sexual immorality.
There is a battle going on between light and darkness, therefore identify the source of your behaviour. If you represent sexual immorality through indecent dressing then you can rest assured you are of your father the devil and the fallen angels will come to drag you to the nether parts of the earth when you die because you were serving them while you were on the earth. Sexual immorality includes indecent dressing, and if lust is a sin, indecent dressing is a sin also.
Joh 8:39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Joh 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
Joh 8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
Joh 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Joh 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Joh 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
Joh 8:46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
Joh 8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
If you reject modest dressing and embrace immodest dressing, then you do the deeds of your father in the nether parts of the earth. There is no neutral source, it is either you are light or you belong to darkness. If you dress immodestly you belong to darkness no matter who you are and you will be ripped through the floor by demons when you die.
While some girls dress immodestly due to ignorance, there are others who know the truth that immodest apparel causes lust and they go on and purchase this attires. When you tell them about Mathew 5:28 on regards to the issue of lust they say they don’t care, this shows low regards to the souls of other people. If you have come to the knowledge of truth you should no longer sin, because if you keep on sinning you prove your enmity to Jesus Christ and show contempt on what the lord Jesus Christ did for you and other people on the cross.
Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
Heb 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Heb 10:28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden underfoot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Low Self Esteem
Some girls have a low self-esteem and they want attention, and when they see worldly men going after girls with no morals who dress like harlots get attention, they desire to be like them, and they follow them and start behaving the way this girls are behaving and in turn get the same negative attention which causes the society to explode with these clothes. I bet girls who dress provocatively do not respect themselves, because if they really respected themselves they would cover up.
Fear of Rejection
Girls who dress in this manner fear being rejected by other reprobates and in turn start dressing whorishly in order to fit in the crowd. No girl who dresses immodestly has wisdom, all of them are without understanding, so if you choose to dress the way harlots dress, you have been welcomed into ignorance and hell club. I call it hell club because every girl that is dressing immodestly will go to hell if they don’t repent and start putting on decent clothes.
Girls dress this way because they have been deceived by the devil. The devil knows the mind of women more than us, and he has made immodest apparel to appear fashionable in the eyes of the woman. Now because women think immodesty is fashionable, they have no desire to dress modestly. This has been the greatest downfall for the woman, they tend to choose what appears to be good without thinking of the repercussions that might arise due to the actions they take. There is no hope because it is going to get worse.
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Gen 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Gen 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Gen 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Gen 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
The woman has been deceived by the devil to dress immodestly and the end result is the man being caught in this snare by being forced into lusting after the woman and both the woman and the man appear as sinners
Parents have to be careful on what they expose their kids to at an early age. For instance, some parents need to realize that at a certain age there are some places that their young daughters should not go, and there are some friends they cannot be close to. This might sound harsh but the saying, show me your friends and I will tell you who you are is very true. Parents should also regulate the programs that their kids are watching, if they watch demon possessed celebrities, trust me they will also start behaving in the same way.
This is mostly caused by the way the child is brought up and what she is exposed to at an early age. As we know, the biggest influence on kids is television. Most parents don’t bother to control what their kids are watching and learning. For instance some music videos are not appropriate for children because it has become a nude affair, and since it is played in the minds of these kids, they begin to think it is normal and acceptable especially when no adult is preventing them from watching and telling them it is not right.
Parents and older siblings also have to be careful with their own dressing because kids tend to emulate their elders. Another thing that worries me is the fact that some mothers are actually the ones who buy these clothes for their young daughters. They are the ones that even tell then the names like, daisy dukes, tank tops, halters, strapless, British cores, hipster, low waist jeans that shows the crack of the butt, balloon micro and others.
False ideas of immodest clothing
There are a lot of people who are against immodest clothing and nudity but tend to approve immodesty during some situations and events. For example they tend to approve immodest clothing in sporting events, for example during swimming, running, or any other reason they depict. This are all false ideas, sporting events don’t turn immodesty into modest, the weather doesn’t turn immodesty into modest, swimming doesn’t turn immodesty into modest. This sporting events are all demonic. People lust during mixed swimming events, and during lustful commercial breaks. The cheerleaders and girls dressed in skimpy skirts in tennis or volley ball are an abomination before God and no true Christian would not be watching this staff.
Examples of immodest clothing
Any clothing style that clings to the body, tight cleavage clothing, or any clothing that shows the cleavage is immodest. Any trouser that clings to the body, any dress that clings to the body, dresses with long slits or any attire that shows the anatomy of the body of the woman are demonic. Mini skirts, tight jeans, hot pants are demonic. High heels footwear is demonic, and clothing’s that are see through, that is transparent are satanic. Skimpy skirts, lower necklines, lower cut tops that show the midriff, and any other clothing style that is designed to cause lust and offend God is satanic.
Examples of modest clothing
Any dresses that are not tight, dresses that are long to the foot and cover every part of the body, dresses which are long and have sleeves and long dresses that are not transparent are godly.
Consequences of immodest dressing
Lust and Adultery
Lust is a strong sexual desire for someone when love is not involved. It is sexual desire which is forbidden in the bible. Sexual desire towards your wife or your husband is not forbidden therefore it is not sinful. Lust is a sin and it can cause the person who is lusting to go to hell. The lord Jesus Christ told men not to lust after women, the devil has made provisions through women to ensure that men lust by making women wear provocative clothing styles. Jesus Christ said in Mathew 5:28 whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her already in his heart, therefore the men who are lusting after girls who put on lascivious clothing’s are guilty of adultery.
This means lack of self-control, when people are filled with lust to the brim they tend to lose control and it can result to rape, child molestation, bestiality, lesbianism, homosexuality, and many other sexual perversions. I want to appeal to girls out there in the name of Jesus Christ to take care of the well-being of others and to avoid being a stumbling block before others by dressing immodestly. Even if you love your sin, you should try as much as possible and make sure that your sin does not affect other people. If what you are doing is not of God it should not affect others.
Rom 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
Rom 14:15 But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
Rom 14:16 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:
Rom 14:19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Rom 14:20 For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.
Rom 14:21 It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
I would like to urge our sisters out there to dress modestly for the well-being of your soul and others. Those girls out there who dress modestly i love you and i want to encourage you to continue representing godliness in your dressing styles, and to those who love dressing immodestly and are not ready to repent judgment is at the door. I am not harsh i am just telling you the truth, the word of God tells us clearly that the soul that sinneth it shall die. Be blessed in Jesus Christ mighty name and take it easy.
Leave a Comment.
More Biblical Topics to study.
1.Should a Christian Woman wear make Up?
2.The Doctrine Of Hell
3.Cross Dressing is An Abomination Before God.
4.Should Christian Women wear Head Coverings?
5.All about High Heeled footwear.
6.Teaching on weaves, wigs and artificial nails.
7. The truth about masturbation.
8. The devil is using sports to derail humanity from Jesus Christ.
9. Salvation prayers.
10. Judgment is prepared for mockers.
11. Exposing the spirit of seduction.
12. Worship God in truth and Spirit.
13. Attires of harlots.
14. God understands our thoughts.
15. Why the devil and his angels hate humanity.
16. How to be saved.
17. The whole armour of God.
18. Jesus Christ is the son of the living God.
19. Attributes of a true Christian.
20. Heaven or hell is a choice.
Contacts And Ministry Donations.
Author: benaiah juma
Donations: (Make a Donation).
Email: overcomingsatanandhisangels @gmail.com
Facebook page: Overcoming Satan And His Angels In Jesus Name.