Who Told You That You Were Naked…

Who Told You That You Were Naked…

Do not get your identity from anyone or anything other than God.

Most of us get our identity from our occupation or what we do, our material world or what we have and, the worst of all comes from a place that isn’t even any of our business and that’s what other people think of us.

Didn’t Eve, you know Adam’s wife, didn’t Eve listen to the serpent, the devil, and allow the devil to convince her that she longer needed to accept the teachings, the love from God and that she could be her own woman and actually become god like?

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: for God does know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. ~ Genesis 3:4-5 KJB

This was the the first time, the original sin, when a person wandered into the realm of caring what another persons opinion of how they lived or what they did believing that it somehow mattered. Said another way, Adam and Eve feared for what someone thought about them and went so far as to hide themselves from God, turn their back on God, out of fear of being seen as something less than His child, a child of God. They bought the lie the serpent was selling.

And the Lord God said, Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded you should not eat? ~ Genesis 3:11

When we buy the lie the devil is selling we are doing nothing more than handing over our Christ Identity. “Who told you that you were naked?” or said another way, who told you that you were __________, something other than a child a God? Created by God, for God and to serve God – who would tell us something like that and what makes us think this is somehow true?

Immediately after Jesus Christ, Immanuel, is baptized by John the Baptist, Jesus goes into the wilderness for forty days. The tempter, the devil, comes to Jesus Christ and begins to tempt Him. The devil does not want Jesus’ power, strength or ability to heal and restore. No, the tempter wants Jesus to say that He is not the Son of God. The tempter, the devil, wants Jesus Christ, Immanuel, to give up His Identity as the Son of God.

And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. ~ Matthew 4:3
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written,
He shall give his angels charge concerning thee:
And in their hands they shall bear thee up,
Lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. ~ Matthew 4:5-6

On two different occasions the tempter, the devil, lucifer, satan, attempted to steal Jesus’ Identity as the Son of God. That’s the devils entire challenge… “If thou be the Son of God…

Who would speak to us in our mind and use language like…”you’re a ________” (loser, terrible person, addict, whore, murderer, prostitute, rapist and the infinite list goes on and on). The only one that would plant that seed of doubt in our mind, that corrodes our heart and soul, is the devil. God would never speak to us like that…never. Don’t buy the lie. Instead, rebuke the lie in the name of Jesus Christ as quickly as possible.

Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.

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