Let’s Get Naked!
I will share a vision about transparency that the Lord showed me a while ago.
In this vision, I saw the people who gathered in the house church that met in my home. As each person came in the door, I saw that they were wearing armor as is described in Ephesians 6 where Paul admonishes the body of Christ to put on the full armor of God. However, as each crossed the threshold of the doorway into my home, I saw each take off their body armor and lay it on the floor as it was not necessary among believers in covenant relationship with one another. It was a place to be “naked”, i.e.transparent, and not to be ashamed. I believe that this is what the Lord wants to see with all of his children. In the garden Adam and Eve were naked and unashamed, after the fall, they hid from God’s presence and from one another. When God made the mammals, He gave to them fur as a covering, to the fowl, He gave feathers, to the fish, He gave scales. However, to man, his covering was to be the glory of God, “You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor”. (Psa 8:5 NIV) The word surround is the Hebrew word, “āṭar”, and it means:
A verb meaning to crown. It is used figuratively of God’s crowning of humankind as the kings and rulers of His creation, reflecting His image (Psa_8:5
A verb meaning to surround, to encompass. It means to encircle, to entrap by encircling an enemy (1Sa_23:26). It means to abundantly bless people, to shower them with something; in context God’s approval and blessing (Psa_5:12 ).
Glory is the Hebrew word, “kāḇōḏ” : A masculine singular noun meaning honor, glory, majesty.
After man’s fall, that was lost up until the time of Jesus. who came to seek and to save that which was lost.
In Genesis, the first thing God created was light. It was not the sun, moon or stars, but the light of His presence because God is light.
In Jesus, we can once again walk in the light, transparent(naked) with one another and with God and no longer be in hiding, ” But if we live in the light in the same way that God is in the light, we have a relationship with each other. And the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from every sin. (1Jn 1:7 GW)