Adam and Eve BECAME (hayah) naked….that is, they became without works of righteousness (God’s righteousness) to clothe themselves with.
They were put in the garden to work and keep it....that is, to work and keep His commandments which are a delight (the meaning of "Eden") as they are not burdensome. This working and the keeping of His commandments must have become slackened in their lives.
They were not ashamed….that is, the shame of the nakedness had not appeared yet. The shame is the speaking of evil towards another who would come and tell them that they were naked….that their “works” were not the true works of God’s righteousness.
Genesis 2:25 KJV (25) And they were both naked, the man and his wife,
and were not ashamed.
Who told you that you were naked?
That would be Jesus: “if I had not come and spoken unto them, they would not have sin, but now they no cloak for their sin”.
They were naked and now their shame appeared before all to see as they responded with hatred toward him as they spoke evil of Him. They confirmed their nakedness by their evil reaction (their exposed shame) towards what Jesus had to say to them.
John 15:22-24 KJV (22) If I had not come and spoken unto them, they
had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. (23) He
that hateth me hateth my Father also. (24) If I had not done among
them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now
have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
It was Jesus who opened their eyes….enlightening the eyes of their understanding… to their spiritually impoverished condition: you don’t know that you are “wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” “Laodicea” means “people of the Judgment”. It is then the Day of Judgment when we hear His voice walking in the Spirit of the Day of Judgment. He that has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying in the Day.
Revelation 3:17-19 KJV (17) Because thou sayest, I am rich, and
increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that
thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Laodicea…the church that heard the sharp rebuke of the Lord…. was instructed to have faith (gold tried in fire) and overcome and put on Christ….the white raiment of His good works so that they may be clothed.
If we are clothed with good works towards one that will enlighten the eyes of our understanding about our spiritually impoverished condition, then we will not speak evil.
Speaking evil of another (hating without cause) manifests the “shame” of our nakedness.
(18) I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou
mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and
that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes
with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. (19) As many as I love, I rebuke
and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Yet, the response of Adam and Eve was to sew fig leaves together (saying “Lord, Lord”) and not producing the fruits of His righteousness towards the One who informed them that they were naked.
Leaves only without fruit. They said “Lord, Lord”’ (leaves only) but did not do the will of God (producing fruits of righteousness).
Having fig leaves only (saying “Lord, Lord”) and while not producing any fruit will not save us. Faith alone will not save us if it is not accompanied by good works towards a “stranger” who will come along and tell us we have no true works of righteousness. Our so-called “works of righteousness” will not save us.
They made themselves “aprons”….in other words, they felt secure with their things and condition. They had need of nothing.
They trusted in their own sayings of “Lord, Lord” but yet had no good works to show (no outward manifestation of the evidence of their faith). The eyes of their understanding were opened by the Lord who told them that they were naked…without the works of the righteousness of God.
Genesis 3:7 KJV (7) 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.
They heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the “cool”….that is, Spirit…of the Day…the Day of Judgment. Laodicea = “people of the Judgment”.
They are reminded to keep His commandments…which Adam was to work and keep in Eden (delight). His commandments are to be a delight of those who have His Spirit…and they show they know Him by the keeping of His commandments.
They instead “hid” themselves from the presence (face) of the LORD God in the tree (singular) of the garden. They did not show that they knew the Father nor the Son by the doing of His commandments.
TREE = singular tree.
They hid in the tree (singular) of the garden.
This singular tree would by the Tree of Life as they professed that they were “alive” but were really dead. They did not eat of its fruit but hid in the name of being alive in Him.
Genesis 3:8-11 KJV (8) And they heard the voice of the LORD God
walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife
**hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of
They hid in the Tree of Life…..hiding behind their name that they lived in Christ but were really dead as they did not reach out their hand and eat of the fruit of that Tree.
Where are you? Where is your outward evidence of faith?
Faith alone is dead….we cannot hide behind our profession of faith only. This does not make us “alive”. Professing that one has faith but having no good works is being dead. Faith alone is dead. We must show forth forth…manifest…our good works as evidence of our inward faith. God had called unto Adam...calling out the evidence (the good works) of our faith in Him.
(9) And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art
“Adam” means “red” and “Sardis” means “red ones” and speaks of having faith alone without good works.
Good works completes our faith in Him. Jesus is the author and completer (the Beginning and the End) of our faith as we hear His voice in the Spirit of Truth opening up the Scriptures to our minds and we show our faith by bringing forth good works towards what we hear.
We cannot hide from His face in the Tree of Life….having a name that we are alive but having no good works to accompany our profession of faith. We are “dead” having faith alone without good works.
Revelation 3:1-6 KJV (1) And unto the angel of the church in Sardis
write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and
the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou
livest, and art dead.
Good works completes our faith. The church in Sardis did not produce those good works. The Lord did not find their works complete (perfect) before God.
(2) Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are
ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. (3)
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast,
and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as
a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Some in “Adam” (meaning “red)…in Sardis (red ones)…who are "dead" will awaken to His voice and put on Christ and will walk with Him. Adam and Eve heard the Voice (Jesus Christ) walking in the Spirit of the Day….in the Day of Judgment. We are to overcome.
(4) Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their
garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
They did not hide in the Tree of Life in name only but actually partook of the fruit of life. Those who will hide in that Tree of Life when they hear His voice speaking to them today (and found not awakening to His righteousness) will have their name blotted out of the book of life.
(5) He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment;
and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will
confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
The Spirit speaks…we hear His voice….and we are to hear and respond according to the instruction. Where is our faith? Where are you Adam? Will our called out works complete our faith? He is calling out the evidence of our faith towards the hearing of His Spirit of Truth.
(6) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
“Are you eating of the tree whereof I commanded you that you should not eat”?
Genesis 3: (10) And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I
was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. (11) And he said,
Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree,
whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
The Tree of the knowledge of good and evil speaks of using our tongues being used to speak evil ( others as being “evildoers”) in judgment upon them. Those who do such things think that they are doing God “service” for killing another with their tongues…being judge, jury and executioner supposedly in God’s name.
Professing one’s self as “wise” and speaking evil of another supposedly as a “judge” for God (“For God knows…”) is eating of the wrong tree. There is only One Judge and One Lawgiver who is able to save and to destroy. Who are we to judge another using our own carnal commandments of men as a basis for?
James 4:11-12 KJV (11) Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He
that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh
evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou
art not a doer of the law, but a judge. (12) There is one lawgiver,
who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
Whosoever will “kill” you will think that they are doing God service. They eat from the wrong tree as they see themselves as “judges”…that is, “gods” or “Elohim”. They know as judges supposedly for God who and what is “good and evil” according to their own standards….according to their handwriting of dogmas that think are true.
John 16:1-3 KJV (1) These things have I spoken unto you, that ye
should not be offended. (2) They shall put you out of the synagogues:
yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he
doeth God service. (3) And these things will they do unto you,
because they have not known the Father, nor me.
They love and practice THE Lie…the same Lie from the beginning:
“you shall surely not die” = by “killing, you shall not die”. They think that they are doing God service and have peace and safety in killing another with their tongues…speaking evil of their brother.
“For God does know” = you are doing this thing in God’s authority.
“Your eyes shall be opened” = you shall be seen as wise. Everyone wants to be seen as the “wise” one.
“You shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” = we shall be as judges for God as we know what and who is good and evil according to my own standard (according to the doctrines and commandments of men that we hold on to and think is true to keep).
Out of the same mouth one blesses God and yet curses other men made in His image. The fruit of this tree is death. The wages of THE Sin is death…death to the mortal body.
Genesis 3:4-7 KJV (4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall
not surely die: (5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof,
then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good
and evil. (6) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food,
and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make
one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also
unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
So the eating of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil did not open their own eyes per se but by the eating of it caused a response: Jesus came to tell them that they were naked…. without the clothing of God’s righteousness . He opened the eyes of their understanding so that they knew that they were “wretched,
(7) And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they
were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves
But they did not overcome. All are dead in Adam. We must overcome and put on Christ.
We must “awake” to His righteousness. We “sleep” when we forget to do His commandments. We must arise from the dead….being dead in trespasses and sins. We must depart from those who will not do His commandments when they hear His voice. Christ shall give us light…..the full knowledge of God when we do this.
Ephesians 5:14-21 KJV (14) Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that
sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
(15) See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
(16) Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. (17) Wherefore
be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
We must not be found “drunk with wine”…that is, drunk on the wine of wrath towards what we hear the Spirit saying. Instead, we are to be filled with what the Spirit is saying…drinking it in.
(18) And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled
with the Spirit;
And rejoicing within our hearts and giving thanks to Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(19) Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; (20) Giving
thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ; (21) Submitting yourselves one to another in
the fear of God.
The wages of THE Sin is death...when we continue to eat of the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The fruit of that is death to our mortal bodies.
Romans 6:23 KJV (23) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of
God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So Adam was hiding in the Tree of Life (having a name that he was alive but was really dead). He was prevented from reaching out to take also of its fruit.
Genesis 3:22-24 KJV (22) And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is
become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth
his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for
ever: (23) Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of
Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Now we must use the sword of the Spirit to mortify.. deaden....kill...the practicing of the sin in our lives.
Romans 8:12-14 KJV (12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to
the flesh, to live after the flesh. (13) For if ye live after the
flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds
of the body, ye shall live. (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit
of God, they are the sons of God.
(24) So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.