I was traveling on an airplane a couple of years ago, I was sleeping during the flight. As I was asleep, I heard the Lord say to me, “Who told you that you were naked?” It woke me up. I woke up out of a dead sleep. As soon as I woke up, I had this going through my mind? Who told you that you were naked? Of course, that is a quotation from Genesis 3:11. It was after Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. They knew they were naked. They were full of shame and fear. They ran away from God. The Lord came walking through the garden and He called unto them. He asked where Adam was. Adam said, “ I am here. I was afraid because I was naked.” God said, “Who told you you were naked?”
When they ate of the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil is where they got a conscience from. God didn’t tell them they were naked. Or otherwise, He wouldn’t have asked him why. There is no instance in scripture that Satan told them they were naked. Do you know where they got this knowledge from? From the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. I believe, and I can explain it in a lot more detail, I believe the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is where mankind got a conscience from. Intuitive knowledge of right and wrong.
Over in the book of Romans 2, it says, “Their conscience either excuses or accuses them.” That is descriptive of what the conscience does. It is this intuitive knowledge of right and wrong and the condemnation that goes along with it. God never intended for man to live with this conscience that is constantly condemning us and telling us we are wrong. But, once we ate of the tree, once we chose to disobey God, even though it isn’t pleasant it is necessary that we have a conscience. It is necessary that we recognize some things are right and some things are wrong. The scripture teaches that our conscience isn’t a perfect guide. It can be defiled. It can condemn us when God isn’t condemning us. That is what this teaching is all about. It is about how to purge your conscience by the blood of the Lord Jesus so that you can serve the living God. It would really be a blessing to you.