DOES IT MATTER WHAT KIND OF SPIRITUAL CLOTHING YOU WEAR?
WHAT DOES GOD HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS SUBJECT?
You need to know what Almighty God has to say about your spiritual clothing; it will make a difference as to whether or not you will be allowed in Gods kingdom.
Ask yourself; why did people first start wearing clothes anyway? It all began back in the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve were first created, they didn’t wear clothes. When Adam was busy giving names to all of the animals and learning that among them not one was suitable for a wife whereby he could reproduce himself; all the while he was naked. Doesn’t that strike you as odd? Why didn’t God give him some clothes to wear? Then after Eve was created out of Adams rib they still didn’t have any clothes. God was thoughtful enough to clothe the animals with their fur, and feathers and such the like; so why didn’t he give man clothes from the very beginning? To understand this we first need to realize that man was made in the Image of God; but not just in the image of what God was like then, but in the image of what God is doing. Adam was made first and was alone, just like the Word of God who later was made flesh and dwelt among us (John 1: 1-3). Adam had the Word with him, just like the Word had God (the Father) with him; but he didn’t have a wife whereby he could reproduce himself. God had all of his creation of angles, and they are sons of God by being his creations, but God wanted to actually reproduce himself and have children who were made up of his own seed, with his own character and abilities. God wanted children who would be born, and not just created. Adam was in a similar situation: he had all of the created animals under his authority and power, yet not one of them was suitable for a help meet (wife) for himself. Then God made a statement saying that it is not good that the man should be alone. God knows this because he had been in this situation for all eternity in the past. So God created Eve out of Adams rib in the Image of what the Word was going to do with the specially called out saints (the church).
The church is to be married to Christ at his second coming (Rev. 19: 7-8). The Church is created out of Christ’s flesh and bones (Spirit and character) even as Eve was made out of Adams flesh and bones (Eph. 5: 25-32).
By Gary Stowers