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All sinners are naked before the eyes of God. This may seem grotesque, but it is the truth, spiritually speaking. A figure of this is given in Eden itself, shortly after the fall. Adam and Eve realized that they were naked so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings to clothe their nakedness. However, God still saw them naked and he made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. “…all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do” (Hebrews 4:13).
The skins come from a dead animal, meaning that they were dressed from a sacrifice. The sacrifice of an animal. The sacrifice here is a foreshadowing, and points to the only sacrifice that can cover us before God. No one can cover the nakedness of man, but only God Himself through the work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
When a man uses his own righteousness to present himself before God, he is declared naked. The prophet says: “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” (Isaiah 64:6).
When a sinner recognizes his own nakedness and cries out for garments, God provides them. The Bible says that believers are clothed with Christ, that is to say, with His righteousness which is accredited to them.
Therefore, with this matchless garment, washed and made white by the blood of the Lamb, believers will stand before God without fear. Nothing can ever intimidate them since everything that is Christ’s has become theirs by faith.