Saturday, October 3, 2009
Genesis 3:10-13 I Was Afraid And Hid Myself
"And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."
Did G-d know where Adam and Eve were? Yes. Once again, G-d was giving Adam an opportunity to come clean on his own free will. That alone shows that G-d has mercy. If not, G-d would have slammed Adam and Eve right then and there.
Was Adam and Eve naked before they disobeyed G-d? Yes. All pre-fall creatures had something we don’t and that is special covering of the Holy Spirit. All pre-fall creatures were clothed in light. In fact, when Satan was created, he was called the shining one. Adam and Eve enjoyed a dimensionality that they lost when they disobeyed. That dimensionality included a clothing of light or righteousness. With the covering of light of righteous gone, they could see their shame. We will once again have that permanent clothing of light when we get our new bodies in the Messiah. Presently, the blood of the Messiah, the perfect sacrifice, now acts as a temporary / permanent covering. When the Father looks at us, the Remnant, he doesn’t see our shame or sin, but only the blood of the true light and his righteousness.
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
It appears that Adam was going to blame it all on Eve. However, this is proof that Satan did not tempt Adam directly. Satan tempted Eve and Eve gave the fruit to Adam. Adam freely took of the fruit. As we discuss in an earlier blog, he did it out of love for Eve. He entered into the sinful nature for his, can we say, bride. This was a vision of what Y’shua would do for his bride. He became sin for his bride. As a side note, all the questions were to see if Adam and Eve would come clean or continue disobedience. Thank the Lord that they laid it all out or confess their sins. This reminds me of I John 1:9.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Also, notice that it was Adam interceding for Eve. Again, that is what Y'shua does and will do for us before the throne of G-d. Y'shua was the second Adam and he became sin for us, his bride. Therefore, feel free to continually go before the throne of G-d and confess your sins. He has already forgiven us. We are covered by the blood sacrifice of Y'shua on the alter we call the cross.
Aren’t you glad that we don't have to hide ourselves from G-d?
What a merciful G-d we have!
Posted by No Doubt at 8:14 AM