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Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Stripped to be glorified

"And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed". -Gen2:25 

"And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons".-Gen 3:7 

"Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me".-Mark 10:21 

"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it".-Matt 16:24-25 

"Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels".-Mark 8:38 

"And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name".-Acts 5:41 

We all live in a state of illusion: The life that we have is an illusion designed to keep us from seeing the life that God has to offer us. All the trappings of the flesh, everything we lust and live for are illusions that are pulled over the eyes of our minds by the devil and his agents in order to keep us from seeing God.

Our jobs, our houses, our positions in the society, our possessions, our knowledge of science, our comfort, our education, occult knowledge etc are only delusions to fool us to live for ourselves, be satisfied with our earthly state and not seek God. (1 John 2:15).

In order to return to God's glory (The original state of Adam and Eve), we need to be stripped of the illusion that promotes our egos and makes us self satisfied. All our self works and self accomplishments that we feel "cover" us and give us glory in the eyes of men need to be removed by God . That is the only way He would be able to replace the falsehood that currently covers our nakedness with the realities of His Kingdom.

But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used.Heb 10:32-33

But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.Gal 4:29

When we are stripped of all the deceit that covers us and are clothed with God's glory (The reality), we would look naked to the world. They would feel we ought to be ashamed because we have been stripped of the things that they worship:

This is because they are blinded by the false glory that covers their eyes from seeing the truth and the glory that covers us. On the other hand, like Adam and Eve were originally, we would be unashamed of the fact that we look naked to the world. Our eyes would be centered on the glory of God that clothes us with and not on the illusion that the world craves for. We would rejoice at the so called shame we need to pass through in order to know God.

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