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.”
I was reading a post by a lady, and she has a great blog. Her name is Oneta Hayes, Sweet Aroma. You should check it out!
Now she was talking about end times, and how terrible people have become. They are lovers of themselves. It’s no secret, and you can see it every day. In fact, it’s promoted. “Love yourself” they tell you. Well I am going to tell you, that, is just the thing that led to the greatest tragedy of all of mankind. One of Oneta’s followers quoted a verse from Ephesians. Oh how true it is. Ephesians 5:29 KJV “For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church.”
I want to take you back to the start, to the fall. Adam had done something that GOD had told him not to.
GOD comes looking for Adam, and he says to GOD, I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself. Adam had knowledge now, he knew he was crafty, and subtle (naked), and says I hid myself. This word here “to hide.” You know what Adam says? This root means “I LOVED and CHERISHED it” in secret. That is what the root word means. Pride, there it is. Self-Righteousness He loved his own self. His own separateness now from GOD, his own flesh, as Ephesians says it.
We can never be separate from GOD. We are HIS. We belong to HIM. OF HIM, FOR HIM. This is man’s greatest fault-when he believes he can exist without GOD, making himself a god. That is satanic. That is where satan’s throne begins to live in us, and pride begins to bloom.
That is what JESUS did away with. HIS SALVATION destroyed the head of that serpent.
All Glory and Honour is Yours Almighty Father Through Your SON, JESUS CHRIST!
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