Who told you that you were naked?
In Genesis 3:9-11, the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?”
Adam replied, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
God said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”
This is one of my favorite passages in the entire bible. I believe that ‘who told you?” is one of the most powerful questions we can ask because it causes us to stop and think. In the case of Adam & Eve there was not another person in the Garden to tell them anything, so who told them they were naked?
- Who told you that no one liked you?
- Who told you that you would not amount to anything?
- Who told you that your situation was hopeless?
When we stop and ask ourselves who told us this information it helps us to pinpoint the source of our thought. Sometimes these words came from another person but any thought or word that does not line up with the Word of God is from the devil. Period. The person speaking is just a mouthpiece of Satan.
2 Corinthians 10:5 says to take every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
That means every thought. It is possible. 1 John 2:20 says that we have an anointing from the Holy One, and know all things.”
I have much more info on fighting the enemy in my upcoming series: Spiritual Warfare – Guerilla Style. (It is some really good stuff!)
Jesus Christ is our Living Hope (1 Peter 1:3) and anything that Satan can do to destroy our belief in Jesus, he will. Jesus made a public spectacle and disarmed all of Satan’s principalities and powers (Colossians 2:15). Even though Jesus has overcome the world (John 16:33) we often choose to listen to the lies of the enemy.
My challenge questions to you today are:
- Who told you that?
- Who are you listening to?
- Is the Word of God your plumbline or is the voice of Satan your guiding principle?
- Who do you choose to believe?
I encourage you to spend some time looking for scriptures that speak directly to your situation. Meditate on them and refer back to the Word rather than Facebook. Write the scriptures on index cards, in Evernote or some note-taking app on your phone. I use both methods however I prefer the index cards.
I am in the process of writing Spiritual Warfare – Guerilla Style. You can sign up to receive the course once I have it written. My target date is May 1, 2020. When you sign up, you can download the free ebook I wrote on Spiritual Warfare 101. The ebook goes into a bit more detail about the spiritual kingdoms.
If you would like scriptures on a particular topic or have any questions, please email me at Michelle@CounselingInCanton.com. I really enjoy hearing from you.
Please contact me if you are struggling with hopelessness, depression or despair and see no light at the end of your tunnel. There is hope for you!
For Further Reading:
- Introduction: A 40-Day Journey to Find Hope
- A Prayer Walk Leads to Death to Find Life
- 2017 Canton Tornado
- What Gets My Attention Gets Me
Please share your testimony with me, I love testimonies! We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. (Revelation 12:11)
If you have not yet begun your personal relationship with God, understand that the One who created you loves you no matter who you are or what you’ve done.
You can tell Him in your own words or use this simple prayer:
Lord Jesus, I ask You to forgive my sins and save me from eternal separation from God. By faith, I accept Your work and death on the cross as sufficient payment for my sins. Thank You for providing the way for me to know You and to have a relationship with my Heavenly Father. Through faith in You, I have eternal life. Jesus, I want YOU as Lord of my life! Thank You also for hearing my prayers and loving me unconditionally.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Jesus Christ provides a relationship with the Father and eternal life through His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead (Romans. 5:10).
In Romans 10:9, the Word promises, “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”