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Why was Peter Stripped Naked?


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A sister requested my interpretation on Yahukanon (John) 21:7.

"THE PUPIL WHOM YAHUSHA LOVED THEN SAID TO KEPHA,"IT IS THE MASTER!" THEN SHIMON KEPHA, HEARING THAT IT WAS THE MASTER, PUT ON HIS OUTER GARMENT - FOR HE WAS STRIPPED - AND PLUNGED INTO THE SEA".


If you look up the word 'outer garment' it simply means that, or robe. So I think the emphasis in this Scripture for us, is on the word 'stripped or naked'. Here is part of the meaning in Hebrew that we can glean from.

1540 galah gaw-law' a primitive root; to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication, to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively, to reveal:--+ advertise, appear, bewray, bring, (carry, lead, go) captive (into captivity), depart, disclose, discover, exile, be gone, open, X plainly, publish, remove, reveal, X shamelessly, shew, X surely, tell, uncover.


Peter's nakedness was done in a disgraceful sense of rebellion, to reveal himself publicly and shamelessly. Peter wanted to exile himself from the commitments he had made to Yahusha.


We can imagine how hopeless Peter was feeling after denying Yahusha 3 times and the wretchedness of not being able to control his own flesh and body. We all know at this time they had not yet received the Ruach (Set-Apart Spirit), with power to overcome the flesh. Peter was caught out in his denial and despondency, believing that the Master had left him alone, so he manifested his rebellious behaviour through his nakedness. When Peter realised it was the Master on the beach he grabbed his garment and jumped into the water trying to regain himself, hoping to hide his rebellious behaviour.


Of course Peter's behaviour is a good sign to Yahusha, He could see Peter's genuine feeling of his own shame, this alone in itself is enough teaching and growth to experience and by knowing how mouldable Peter really was. Many times attacks of the enemy can be overwhelming and this is why Yahusha was gentle and kind towards Peter, consolidating the loving behaviour which Peter would eventually become an expert at. This is why Yahusha asked Peter 3 times "Peter, Do you love me." This upset Peter so much that He took back the mantle of feeding Yahusha's sheep, again consolidating the loving kindness of Yahusha's behaviour.


Once again verse 7 speaks to us of our behaviour and how Yahusha expects us to represent His Reign to this world. Peter was the one who invited everyone to go back to their old life and was the one to lead the rebellion by nakedness. This is why Yahusha appeared, to quell this rebellion and reinstate loving-kindness amongst His chosen. Rebellion is the opposite to obedience and order.

This is the message from this Scripture.


By Chris Hilton . . .




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