By Rodney Howard-Browne
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Suddenly I looked at my hands and realized that His power was flowing in me. I suddenly realized that His blood was flowing in my veins, that I was part of the Royal Family; I was part of His family. To become a president, to become royalty on this earth, actually is to step down from what you are as a born-again, blood-washed child of God. The Lord spoke to me audibly, and I'll never forget it as long as I live. He said, "Son, if you want to stay where you are and carry on the ministry as it is for the next 40 years, you can.
Why? Because you want to blend in. You don't want to stick out. By the same token, have you ever walked into a place underdressed? Everybody's all dressed up but you are extremely casual. It can make you feel very ill at ease. How many of you know that Joseph stuck out? You didn't have to sit and think, "Hmmmm. " I can just imagine the comments. Actually, it's not out of pride that we wear our coats, it's out of respect. But it IS out of pride that a lot of people DON'T wear the coat the Father gave them.
Joseph was given a coat by his father and he chose to wear it out of respect for his father. His brothers became jealous and abusive but Joseph still chose to wear the coat his father gave him. ^ Jesus’ coat was criticized because His coat set Him apart. Jealousy always comes against the supernatural. V, >| Your "coat" will be a sign that somethuferas dif--ferent about you. The Father has laid a special blessing upon your life. Will you wear the coat your Father gave you? The choice is yours! -Rodney M.
The Coat My Father Gave Me by Rodney Howard-Browne