As we have already explained, the Lord created us to be in close communion with Him. Our relationship with God must be based on an essential element that I identified above: nudity, in other words a total and complete transparency, in which no clothing, veil or barrier prevents the proximity of the people involved in this relationship.

Nudity is the fundamental principle and the supreme criterion of our intimate relationship with the Lord, without shame or evasion. It is the context in which the Lord can openly come to us and we can, for our part, approach him in complete transparency. As we said before, God desires and intended for us to have this kind of relationship with Him from the beginning, but because of Adam and Eve’s disobedience, there was a rupture, therefore a separation.

According to the Bible, when Adam and Eve sinned, their eyes were opened. A tragic and horrible change occurred: their physical senses and those of their souls were awakened while their spiritual vision was extinguished. They then interpreted the world around them according to their limited sensual means. They have been reduced to surviving on information received and interpreted by their limited sensual means. This is why nudity was a problem for them:
Their eyes were both opened, and they saw that they were naked…” (Genesis 3:7).

They had always been naked until then; they had been created that way and had had no problem with it until their “other eyes” opened. The information you receive through your corrupted fleshly senses and physical eyes is limited and restricted. With this level of vision, you can only see your inadequacy.

This produces feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, shame and guilt in you. Your carnal and sensual senses tell you: “You are naked, helpless and incapable”. The spiritual senses, on the other hand, see the Lord, His infinite love and unlimited power, and they allow you to rejoice in these truths. The carnal senses tell you that nudity is problematic, while the spiritual view appreciates nudity and sees it as a way to be intimate with and receive through God.

On the cross, Jesus died naked. When Thomas questioned his resurrection, he did nothing miraculous to persuade him that he was resurrected, but he showed him the still fresh wounds on his side and hands. The apostle Paul affirmed:

If I must boast, I will boast in my weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

What I want to prove to you is that when you look at the process and experience of stripping and nudity from a spiritual perspective, you see it as a good thing, because you realize that this state reveals the glory of God and brings you closer to him. Jesus’ wounds revealed the glory and love of God. Paul gloried in his weaknesses because it highlighted the glory of God.

So I will much more gladly be proud of my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Paul explains here that being stripped, naked, and weak is a good thing, because it allows for a stronger union with Christ. This truth is what spiritual eyes see, but carnal eyes see nudity as a problem to be avoided and concealed. This pushes us to live in hypocrisy and lies and to hide behind a mask to cover our misery. Adam and Eve fled this truth because they only saw what carnal sight revealed to them, and not what their spiritual vision (which sees God as the solution to all our problems) could discern.

This text is an extract from the book “Contemplation (The Revolution of the Lovers of God vol. 3)” written by Samuel KAMUANGA.

We invite you to read the following article “BLOCK YOUR OTHER SENSES“.


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