As Jesus spoke these prophetic words we as believing
Christians know that it will for certain take place here on earth as it is in
heaven. God began to create the earth in such manner from the beginning with
the garden of Eden with the river and trees, as we can see similarities from
descriptions from other bible verses; Re:22:1: And he shewed me a pure river
of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and
of the Lamb. Re:22:2: In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of
the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and
yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing
of the nations. Many characteristics of the Garden of Eden are patterned in
the likeness of that which is in heaven. In the Garden of Eden God created its
inhabitance in like manner also who were naked not ashamed. Then sin entered
in and Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden having need of animal skins to cover
themselves at times from the harshness of the elements of the earth. Satan is
the one who wants people to cover the image of God, and what he created in God’s
own likeness. The fig leaves Adam and Eve used to make aprons (like camouflage)
were only a covering they made to hide themselves from God, as they were ashamed
of the (naked truth) their sin, and knew punishment was soon forthcoming, thus
hiding like small children do today when they know they are in trouble. Apart
from their sin no need of covering was practical and freedom to be naked conformed
to God’s will as he created them in the manner as it is in heaven clothed
in the brightness of the light of God’s own glory.
Sin separates man from God causing need for him to need covering from the elements of earth, how ever he also made a way for atonement for sin. In the Old Testament the covenant for this atonement was set through Abraham and as a necessary expression of faith believers had to come forward and publicly have their foreskin cut off with a knife. A very hard decision to make and follow through. Having received their circumcision they freely expressed the evidence of their faith in public nudity so other believers could know who they are. Nudity was common place amongst those of the circumcision exclusive to all the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob whose name was changed to Israel. Even in the time of Jesus nudity was commonplace and expressed in many places of scripture; Joh:21:7: Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. Jesus was no exception. Joh:13:3: Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; Joh:13:4: He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. Joh:13:5: After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Jesus knew what pleased the father in heaven and he was the model foe us as Christians (Christ like) to follow. Jesus was the atonement for sin, and he bought us for a price as he hung naked on the cross shedding his blood as payment for our sins. Those of us who are real Christian believers know that our sins have been washed away and we can again be naked and not ashamed just as with the children of Israel. This is hard for some New Testament believing people to put into evidence of their faith. However faith with out actions is dead. A Christian nudist! Some exclaim. The author of half the New testament was a nudist amongst crowds of non believers; Ac:14:14: Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, Ac:14:15: And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: Ac:14:16: Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. Paul and Barnabas were true believers naked not ashamed, roll models for us to follow not only in lip service but actions as well. Today we have to also follow the laws of our governments, thus we need to keep our acts of faith to designated places in alignment to our laws and common sense. Satan is the one who wants us to be ashamed of God’s image now just as he did in the beginning.
The future according to God is his kingdom come and his will be done; Eze:36:35: And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. Joe:2:3: A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. And who will the inhabitance be of this new Eden? As this is the time soon to come where Jesus will rule with a rod of iron to see the completion of the earth coming into becoming like as it is in heaven full of inhabitance who are naked not ashamed. Who will enter into this thousand year time of Jesus here on earth? Ro:11:5: Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. How then will people escape the tribulation time? Lu:21:36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. If you are doing these things as implied by bible scriptures, and you have a willing heart to express your faith not only by words but by actions also, you make yourself a more likely candidate for God to pour out more of his grace and can think in terms of being part of the inhabitants to stand and live in the new Eden type of life naked not ashamed. If you truly believe it you will have no problem following the examples like Paul and Barnabas who were steed fast in faith mixed with works.
This is not to say you have to get naked to be saved, but rather to those who go the extra mile their rewards will be greater in the life here after as spoken from the nudist fisherman and disciple Peter ; 1Pe:5:1: The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: 1Pe:5:2: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 1Pe:5:3: Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. 1Pe:5:4: And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. 1Pe:5:5: Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 1Pe:5:6: Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: To many who are not studied and aware of these things we need to bare witness to them and in many ways come up out of the conventional teachings to higher understanding to those who are willing to be led by truth from the spirit of truth in all things. Today more and more truths are being brought out into the open for acclaimed believers to react to, and display their truth faith according to their actions. Many say that to uncover God’s image in his creation will create temptations to others; Jas:1:12: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. This is plainly stating that man cannot be proven to be faithful unless he passes these temptations, which he can if he is a real proven Christian and role model for others to follow. For one to call themselves proven with out having been tested is merely words not founded by actions.
The time of the second coming of Jesus and new Eden is at hand, and those who are acclimated to being in the likeness of God’s image as he created us naked not ashamed, as well as willingness to be in alliance to many other aspects such as having a true willing heart to be pleasing to God and taking an active roll bringing about his will here in earth as it is in heaven. Paul was one tremendous example and he wrote about many things, but his actions spoke even louder as those actions proved the things he professed and taught in words and deeds. The same opportunity to prove ourselves exists today the same as it did for the early Christian church, sadly enough is the doctrines of the commandments of men have come to be heavily corrupted leaning on teachings that expressly add finances to big denominations claiming to be abundantly blessed, but in much need for more. This is the prophecy about the church in the last days overcome to the state of apostasy. Sure to many Christian nudity sounds contrary to traditional church doctrines and conventional teachings, however many of these traditional teachings are soon to be proven activists of the apostasy. Then who should I follow you might ask? Jesus told us in; Joh:10:4: And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. Joh:10:27: My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: Jesus went before us while washing his disciples feet as an example, now it is time for us to follow that example as he speaks to our hearts even today as he did event unto Paul and Barnabas in their nude preaching the good news. What is Jesus saying to you right now? Come just as you are as he stands at your hearts door, inviting you to come in like manner as he has set the example. Jesus is coming one more time, on that day not those days, to judge the nations and the people. He is coming to set up his kingdom here on earth in a manner that resembles the way God originally created it and intended it to be used, with people in the image of God naked not ashamed. During this thousand years Jesus will prove God’s creations and earth can be populated full of Christians according to God’s will that will be like it is in heaven. We now live in a generation that is like never before, as we remember the parable of the fig tree. M't:24:32: Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: M't:24:33: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. M't:24:34: Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. The fig tree is Israel, and she has now come to be again in 1948 a nation after almost 2,000 years of not having a land to call her own. The question now is where will you be and how will you be proven, and by what actions, in the near future in the eyes of the righteous judge Jesus, and the future he is preparing for those whom he will chose to participate in his kingdom and thousand year reign here on earth when he rules with a rod of iron, proving that the earth can and will be used the way God intended it in the beginning when he looked at it and said it was very good, and he blessed it that way.
*To those of you who want to respond with various interpretations of your version of doctrines, know that we have many various such responses from many different people of differing denominations. None of these responses are alike, as all the responses are as stated obviously expressed opinions of the writers. Pastors, Scholars, and Laymen alike differ thus having their opinions expressed in the same manner of the writings of this document, as another interpretation no more refutable than any other expressed opinion or interpretations.
May God richly bless those who observe all things and hold on to that which is good.