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Gen 3:7 "And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons."

Satanís promise was fulfilled: and the eyes of them both were opened and they knew that they were naked. They now had opened eyes, knowledge of good and evil. This was intimate union with something they had not previously been united with. They had been created in union with God who is all good, but now they were united with evil - Satan. The first thing they knew was that they were naked. Up until this point they had been naked, but there was no shame involved, but at this point that changed dramatically because up until this point they had been without sin - but now that sin entered, they had something to hide.

"And they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons." Interesting: the thing they felt they needed to cover was their sexual organs. Why? There had been absolutely no prohibition of sex before this, in fact, in Gen. 1:28 Adam and Eve were told to be fruitful and multiply which was to be done through sexual union: God ordained sex inside marriage. I think the reason that Adam and Eve made aprons was because they suddenly became aware that Godís command to be fruitful and multiply would be obeyed, but that the fruit of their union - all of mankind - would be fallen creatures. The highest being in Godís creation had been spoiled. Further, sex had just been corrupted, and we are still dealing with this corruption today. Throughout history illicit or perverted sex seems to rise and fall within cultures: it happened in Gen. 6, it happened again in Sodom, and it is happening today in a major way.

The opening of their eyes must have been a horror of revelation to them. They were not intellectual midgets, but they knew nothing of sin up until this point because it had not existed in their realm of creation. But suddenly they were sinners and there was no hope - period - of reclaiming the glory they had had just a few minutes before. It must have washed over them like an ocean of guilt, and at that point there was no remedy in place.

Satan must have been gloriously joyful: in a mere five minutes he had ruined Godís perfect creation and Satan himself had become the god of this world. He still holds that title today. 2 Cor 4:3-4 "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them."

 

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