Summary: This is a masterpiece about the FATHER'S CHOICES OF COVERING'S FOR THE FAMILY. We look at Joseph's coat of many colors, Job's hedge, Samuel's mantle and how Saul's choices to force the mantle of God's protection to leave Saul's home. (Illustrated)
THE FATHER’S COVERING…
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
I have a many colored piece of material to cover my shoulder. Joseph’s covering.
I have a purple piece of material to cover my shoulders. Samuel’s mantle.
I have a purple piece of material for Saul’s skirt.
I have a leather cruise of water, and a sword. Saul will lose these, and fall on his own sword.
BIBLICALLY WE HAVE A SPIRITUAL NEED OF A COVERING! GOD IS MY FATHER. JESUS IS MY SHEPHERD… WE ABSOLUTELY NEED GOD’S COVERING…
Psalm 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
COVERING: to spread over, hid under the wings, to spread shelter, protection,
Covering has Biblical depth. Such as the “COVERING OF THE ARK OF THE COVENANT. (Mikhceh)
The sons of Kohath was assigned the task of caring for the furniture of the Tabernacle. They had material to cover and protect during the move of the sacred objects.
RUMINATE WITH ME: TODAY DOES A FAMILY AND CHURCH NEED SPIRITUAL COVERING? WE HAVE A FLAG TO HANG FROM THE CASTLLE OF OUR HEARTS…
Song of Songs 2:4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
WHO OR WHAT IS THE COVERING OF YOUR FAMILY? Do we need to submit and be held accountable?
LOVE IS OUR COVERING!
Psalm 91:3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. 4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
If there is an accident, some of the first words we hear: ARE WE COVERED? DOES THE INSURANCE COVER THIS?
We have a spiritual covering?
Remember the covering of the waters over the whole earth, and 8 people were under the covering of safety? Remember when NOAH removed the covering of the ark of protection and released life to start again?
Remember when the WATERS OF PROTECTION covered the chariots and horsemen of Egypt and they all died?
REMEMBER JOB HAD A COVERING OF PROTECTION… WE CALL HIS COVERING A HEDGE…
Job 1:10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
THE BIBLE SPEAKS TO US MANY TIMES ABOUT COME UNDER THE COVERING, THE FATHER’S COVERING… THE FATHER WAS RESPONSIBLE TO KILL THE LAMB, SEE THAT IT WAS COOKED PROPERLY WITH BITTER SPICES AND NO LEAVEN IN THE BREAD, BUT THE FATHER’S JOB WAS TO KNOW THAT THE BLOOD WAS APPLIED… THIS BLOOD BECAME THE COVERING OF THE SURVIVAL OF THE ELDEST CHILD…
Exodus 12:22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning. 23. For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
This became a yearly function to SPEAK THAT THE BLOOD WAS APPLIED… FOR THE INDIVIDUAL, BUT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. THE COVERING OF THE SACRIFICAL LAMB.
I HAVE A PIECE OF MATERIAL OF MANY COLORS, I PUT AROUND MY SHOULDERS.
THERE ARE SO MANY EXAMPLES TO ILLUSTRATE THE COVERING OF THE FATHER’S BLESSINGS COVERING THE CHILDREN.
RUMINATE JAOB THE CHEATER CHANGED TO ISRAEL, PRINCE WITH GOD… ISRAEL SPEAKS OF GOD’S FAVOR… WHEN HE MAKES A COAT OF MANY COLORS… COVERING OF THE FATHER’S BLESSINGS…
Genesis 37:3 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.
EVEN WHEN THERE WAS HATRED AND FROZEN COMMUNICATION LINES THE COAT OF MANY COLORS WAS THERE.
In bitterness, meaness and hatred THE COVERING OF THE FATHER STEAL WORKED.
EVEN WHEN LIFE STOLE THE COVERING THE BLESSINGS WERE STILL THERE. JOSEPH NNEVER SOLD HIS COAT, LIFE STRIPPED HIM… BUT THE COVERING WAS STILL THERE.
Genesis 37:23 And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him;
Genesis 37:32 And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son's coat or no.
I HAVE A PURPLE CRUSH VELVET PIECE OF MATERIAL REPRESENTING GOD AND GOD’S CALL…
IN ANGER SAUL TEARS BY FORCE THE MANTLE OF GOD… OFF THE SHOULDERS OF THE FAITHFUL MAN OF GOD…