Naked & Not Ashamed (Part 1 of 3)

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Shared on this platform between Jan 16-23, 2007, I was recently called upon and opportune to share on this topic with a group of Christian married couples. I’m pretty sure you will be blessed this message, whoever you are─married or unmarried. Come on, let’s go!


24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed
(Genesis 2:24, 25).

Marriage relationship is a most sacred one before the Almighty. It was designed for two people who are sincere with each other, having nothing to hide. Marriage is a journey of trust, confidence and mutual love. This has been the way it was from the beginning.
In marriage, a man and a woman come together under God to live and to fulfill a common goal in Him. The purpose of God is that marriage should remain intact and for life. Divorce is alien to the will of the Almighty. It is never compatible with His perfect will.

7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so
(Matthew 19:7, 8).

God does not want the New Testament believers to continue having hardness of hearts toward one another. The husband and wife should not be so bitter and unforgiving to one another. No matter what, peace should be guarded jealously in our homes. Yes, our God is a God of peace. We need to have a strong decision in our heart to not give any room to the enemy of our soul to create confusion or malignant disaffection or disagreement in our homes. The home is vital to God and the children that proceed from the home are the very future of the Church and society. If God is not the author of confusion then Satan is!

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints” {Confusion: Gr. tumult, or, un-quietness} (1Corinthians 14:33).

No wonder in our days, we see a lot of aggressive battles from the kingdom of darkness against homes─ husbands, wives and children alike. We should not be surprised that Satan does not want Christian homes and marriages to stand. He knows for sure that if marriages should be strong then the Church will be a very strong force and the society at large will fare better. We ought to know that Satan is irrevocably committed to breaking homes, destroying marriages, derailing and corrupting our children and perverting moral values.
Both the husband and the wife should understand that we all have a common enemy who is a hater of truth, peace and harmony. We have seen the devil using various means and excuses to break homes. There is a concerted battle in the kingdom of darkness to scatter and destroy Christian marriages. He can succeed, only if we let him.
One of the key issues that can give the devil a foothold in every home is the insincerity. The Bible declares that Adam and Eve were both naked, having nothing to hide from each other. The issue here is openness and sincerity. They were open to each other and they were not ashamed. If we deal faithfully with each other with full knowledge that we shall give account to God, then we shall be justified in the sight of the Lord and shall not be ashamed.

“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work” (James 3:16).

We must learn to be at peace at all times. Let us note that the devil does not wait for a very cogent reason or a big excuse to break a home. You are to not allow him by any means in your home! You must be bold and determined to tell the devil that there is No Vacancy for him in your home. The Bible clearly says:

“Neither give place to the devil” (Ephesians 4:27).

So many people gave room to the enemy because they refused to bear with one another in love. There are bound to be myriads of individual differences and preference, but these should not be the reason for the devil to rejoice over our marriage. What should we do at such a time as this?

At this time we ought to remember Christian couples and homes that are at the verge of destruction. We should remember Christian couples who started the race so well and so beautifully that they had an enviable testimony before others, but today things have fallen apart. Why should the devil prevail over these homes? Why should the hordes of hell overwhelm these children of God? Let us go to God in heartfelt intercession and supplication for our Christian homes and heritage. What about children whose destinies have been truncated by reason of broken homes? Some young folks became junkies, harlots, hoodlums and recalcitrant in society, because their parents failed to be agreed. What do we say about so many cases of mental disorders and emotional breakdowns resulting from irreparable hurts and broken relationships? There is a serious assault on Christian homes today and the casualties are many.
While the ominous effect of divorce is endless, we all need to hold on to the porch of our prayer altar and cry to the Lord who is the Author of marriage. He will come and save every one whose marriage is endangered.
Let us arise and save our children, let us fight the good fight of the faith to save homes and marriages from collapsing. Has the enemy been rocking the boat of your marriage? Does it seem as if fission is inevitable? Does it look like you’ve got to the end of yourself? Or if perhaps you are not under such an attack, do you know of Christian brethren whose homes are being seriously threatened? Let us receive the help of the Holy Spirit to intercede and stand in the gap. Will you pray? It’s certainly not too early to pray, neither too late. Or what do you feel? Shalom.

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1 comment

  1. Isaac Ijaopo says:

    Blessed and refreshing.


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