I came from that denomination you have been talking about that interprets the Word of the Father very narrowly. Right now, righteousness does not stem from the outside; it stems from the inside first and foremost.
So when we talk about what pleases the Father, it is a repented spirit, devoid of the serpent seed of the human will, and have received a new spirit of obedience to His Will.
If I were wrong in following the Almighty Father, I would not have been given the trust that He has given to me now — to become the Appointed Son of God and be trusted with the Kingdom of Heaven that is revealed on the earth today, and that whoever wants to go to Heaven must pass through me as the Appointed Son, or else they will not qualify.
If I were wrong, I would not have been called and I would not have heard His Voice in Korea, I would not have heard His revelations and His Voice for six years in two mountains. I’m telling you this so that you will know the background where I came from and what I have been entrusted today in this ministry.
The people in this one denomination in the Church Age are so obsessed about outward holiness, which is not the interpretation of what holiness should be. Even your interpretation of outward holiness is outrageous and out of sync with the Scripture. You have interpreted the Scriptures very wrongly.
Like for example, the verse you are talking about is the verse that comes in the Old Testament.
Deuteronomy 22:5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the Lord thy God.
But what is the category of the women’s apparel or men’s apparel in the Old Testament? Why was this text being said there? What are the contexts of this? Read the preceding and succeeding verses of this subject verse carefully. The Book of Deuteronomy from chapter one up to the last chapter are customs in the time of Moses. If you follow strictly those customs, they are no longer practicable today.
Deuteronomy 12:1 and the succeeding verses are no longer in practice now. But you have quoted particularly verse 5 that a man should not wear that pertains to a woman and vice versa.
Remember, those words were spoken about 2,000 years before Jesus Christ was born. Do you know that even women in the time of Moses wore clothing that are divided between the legs? And then they put on loose clothing over it?
So if you categorize man’s apparel as divided between the legs, you don’t know what you are talking about. Even if it is not written in the Scripture, it is not customary for a man, even a husband, to try to wear the clothing of his wife.
But as it is written there, God said it is an abomination. This was His commandment to the Israelites when they went among the pagan tribes around them who were transvestites and exchanged apparel as part of their pagan worship system. These transvestites were men who have become women and women who have become men. When they went into their pagan temple to worship, one of their pagan practices is to exchange clothing. It was required by their pagan worship system to do so – if you are a man to change clothes into a woman’s; and a woman to change clothes into that a man’s.
That is where this verse came from. He said to the Israelites. “Do not practice that because that is an abomination.” It is part of pagan worship.
But if you say that anything that is divided between the legs is the apparel of men so women should not wear it, then you are fanatic and narrow-minded because there are apparel today in our modern time that although they are divided between the legs, they do not belong to a man, but they belong to a woman.
So if I would ask men, “Where did you buy your pants when you went to the mall? Did you go to the women’s section and buy it there?
You women “Did you buy your pants in the men’s section?” You did not buy it there, instead you bought it in the women’s section.
So if you ask me where I bought my pants, my answer is I did not go to the women’s section to buy it. It takes a lot of common sense and a lot of background check for you to interpret the Scriptures.
As for us, here in the Kingdom nation, we are perfectly in the Will of the Father Almighty.
Some denominations interpret the Scriptures according to their own opinion and mostly it is outward appearance that they have majored in. That is why I call them “majors on minors, but minors on majors.”
The major here is your spirit from within.
You are so careful about your outward appearance that you only wear skirts. But there are many, many things you have not majored in about your spirit.
Don’t you know that when you make your own by-laws and obey them as the source of your power and authority, you are also an abomination in the sight of the Father Almighty? When you meet in a convention or in a conference every year, do you talk about the Word of God in order to become righteous or do you talk about your by-laws as the source of your power and authority and politics in your denomination?
You also said that wearing gold like in a necklace or ring is vanity and are worn to show wealth or make one more beautiful, but did the Father condemn it? Did the Father say you are going to hell because you wore a ring, because you wore an earring, you wore a gold necklace or you wore a nice dress? Did the Bible say, you will go to hell because of that?
The Father says, “You are going to hell because you did not do My Will?”
What is the Will of the Father? First of all you have to repent, you have to surrender your own will and do the Father’s will. Do not major on the outward appearance and then neglect the thing that is from within. You will become like the righteousness of the Pharisees that he rebuked. “You look so beautiful outside but inside you are full of dead men’s bones.” (Matthew 23:27). You blind hypocrites, you have to clean the inside first so that outside can also be clean.
All of these have nothing to do with your salvation – nice apparel, nice bracelets, earrings, necklaces. It is part of your lifestyle if you have the money to buy it, why not? Beautify yourself.
But the rhetorical questions are: if you are afraid of makeup, why do you paint your house? Why do you paint your car? Why do you buy cars that are brand new and are painted lavishly? If you are afraid of these, then be organic. Better still make your house out of mud because the Father might get angry with you when you paint it.
That is common sense. And you people have lost all sense because you neglected the “within”. You have majored from the “without”.