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January 23rd, 2016

Who Told You

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Written by: Gene

Consider Genesis 3:9-11 that says, “Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?””

Before Adam and Eve fell in the garden, there was no focus on the flesh nor was there focus on sin. But sin came in, looked at the instruction to not eat of the Tree of Knowledge, and caused man to fall.

The Tree of Knowledge was good in of itself, but the eating of it opened the door to so much confusion. It caused us to be focused more on the senses than on the spiritual. We started to catalog the outward appearances of the flesh and ignoring the loving relational ways of the Spirit of God.

Originally, Adam and Eve were able to walk naked and exposed without judgement of the carnal house their spirit lived in. Think about that for a moment… Before sin came in and the Tree of (carnal) Knowledge was partaken of, we lived as if we were spirit beings who live in a house of flesh.

After partaking of the tree, we became focused on the carnal houses that we live in because our spirits died (separated from God). This is why our history is filled with class divisions and the evils that they bring. And here we are today, and people are still segregating each other by the skin they live in.

The issue is that our spirits are born dead and separated from God, and our carnal bodies are running amuck trying to be the best house in the neighborhood.

Enter Jesus Christ… He came, lived, died a rose again so that we would be born again spiritually. His plan not only was for our spirit, but it includes a way to renew our minds back to God’s ways, and He even promised us brand new houses for our spirits to live in. Until we get our new bodies, He promises that He will provide maintenance for these old houses until our “new places are prepared for us.”

You will note that I am referring to our flesh as a house, because that is all it is. Our body is simply a place for our spirit to live in. The body dies when the spirit leaves and heaven is filled with spirits (not bodies).

That is why I take issue with those that say that their pets “cross the rainbow bridge into heaven” when they die. Animals where not made in the “image of God” which means that they are not spirit beings. The image of God is not the look of the body, but the fact that we are spirit beings.

This is also why I disagree that there will be ethnic races in heaven. Originally in the garden, there was Adam and Eve and we were all part of the Human Race, and classifications of the pigment of the flesh came after the fall. Also, there are no nationalities in heaven. God doesn’t even consider any nation on earth, because His Kingdom is all that matters.

That is why there are not going to be whites, blacks, asians or any other races in heaven. There are only going to be born again spirits with glorified bodies in heaven. We will not be known as american, african, chinese, or any other nationality in heaven either, but we will be known as citizens of The Kingdom of God.

As a born again spirit lead christian who walks in the spirit and not the flesh, we should know this and refuse to continue to judge people by the color of their skin or the gender for that matter.

Once God said, “who told you that you were naked, did you eat of the tree that I told you not to?” and now He is asking you, “who told you that you were black or white? Are you still eating of that tree of carnal understanding?”

About the Author

A husband to an awesome wife, father to 3 beautiful girls, step-father to a beautiful girl and smart son. Preacher, Designer and best of all a Servant to a loving and gracious God.

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