Chapter 5. Nakedness
When Adam and Eve partook of the tree of knowledge of good and evil their eyes were opened and they knew they were naked. Their nakedness had to be covered through death (the dying of animals to retrieve their skins) and blood.
Many Bible scholars theorize that prior to their sin they were covered with the glory of God. When they sinned they lost that glory which was their covering.
In the book of Mark chapter 14 verses 51-52 we see a strange thing. When Jesus Christ was taken away a disciple in a linen cloth was following. They attempted to apprehend that disciple, but he left the linen cloth in their hands and fled naked. Why does the Bible make mention of this? I think it is because it shows us that without Christ to cover him, man is naked.
That the church without Christ is naked is represented in Mark 14 when they came and took Christ away and they attempted to lay hands on a young disciple who fled naked, leaving his clothes behind.
- The church without Christ is naked.
- The soul without the spirit is naked.
- The woman without the man is naked.
That the soul without the spirit is naked is depicted in what Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5:1-3 “Not that we might be unclothed but that we might be clothed ...”
That the woman (which is a type of the soul and a type of the church) is naked without the man is depicted in what Paul the Apostle says in I Corinthians 11:1-10:
“Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head. But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.”
The church without Christ covering becomes a Babylonish organization and becomes the habitation of every foul spirit. See Revelation 18:2.
The soul without the spirit is open to the attack of unclean spirits.
The woman without the covering of a man (a husband) is vulnerable to fallen angels.
When God tells us to be covered for our own protection, then the only wise thing to do is to be obedient. Since there are usually more women than men in the church, it becomes obvious that some men will need to protect and cover more than one woman.
First created on 27 September 2001
Updated on 20 June 2016
Copyright ©1999 Andy Nonymousman
Reproduced by permission and with thanks by HEM, 2001
Endorsement of this book by HEM does not necesserily mean
endorsement of the author's other publications or views.