Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Do Not Mix Wool & Linen Together

By Maria Merola אריאל 
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, January 2010 


Deuteronomy 22:11 You shall not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen together.

Ezekiel 44:17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, while they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.

Some have wondered why the Levites were commanded not to mix linen & wool together in the same garment. Often-times, those within Christianity who are looking for legal loopholes to discredit the Mosaic Law (Towrah) under the New (Renewed) Covenant, will quote the above verses as if they have found some kind of “Gotcha!”  

They think they have found proof that the “Old Testament Law” is too strict and rigid for the modern believer to obey, therefore, it should be relegated to antiquity, and tossed out entirely.

However, there is a practical, and a scientific reason for these commandments!

Additionally, there are spiritual reasons for why the priests were commanded not to mix these two fibers together, as you will soon discover by the end of this teaching.

I have often observed that YaHuWaH has a practical reason for his commands, and he also has a spiritual reason as well, (pertaining to his sentiments towards his beloved bride).

Imagine for a moment, a teenager who wants to go out drinking and driving with friends. The teen asks her father if she can go out on the town with her friends. Her father replies:

“Sweetheart, there are three reasons why I forbid you to go out tonight. First of all, it is dangerous to go drinking and driving. The risk of you and your friends dying in a car accident are very high. And secondly, it is against the law. If you get caught drinking and driving, you will go to jail, and all of your friends with you. You will likely pay a large fine, and lose your driver’s license. And finally, the third reason is because I do not want you to drink alcohol, since you are not legally allowed to drink at your age. I do not want any one to take advantage of you being drunk. I want to protect my precious little girl from being damaged and abused.”

Therefore , our Creator gives us commandments to live by. There are practical reasons to protect us, and there are also spiritual reasons that are more personal for him. He is jealous over his beloved bride, Israel, and he does not want to share her with another false god, nor does he want her defiled. With these ideas in mind, let us look at the practical reasons why we are forbidden to mix these two fibers together.

There are certain instances of electrical science found in the Bible, and yet, several incidents have been ridiculed by people who do not understand it. The Almighty (who originated all scientific principles), uses His own handiwork according to His own laws.

In Exodus 3:1‑12 we read that Moses saw a bush which was covered with fire, but it was not consumed. YaHuWaH spoke to Moses out of the flames. People, who like to think they are wise, have ridiculed this idea of fire, which did not burn the bush. For many centuries, most of the sailors, who served on the old tall masted sailing ships, saw such fire when thunderstorms were overhead, they called it St. Elmo’s fire.

When these flames flared on the tips of the masts, lightning never struck the ship. It was an electrical discharge, by which the terrific electrical charge, which the storm had built up in the ship, was released before it could attract the terrible thunderbolt. The same great streamers of electrical flame are sometimes seen at the wing tips of airplanes when they fly near thunderclouds.

We would naturally expect the presence of YaHuWaH, (who is the creator and source of all energy), to be manifested in a tremendous charge of electrical energy (the purest form of energy). Since YaHuWaH was standing in the bush, naturally the electrical flames streamed out from His presence. YaHuWaH warned Moses not to come close and told him to take off his shoes.

By removing the insulation of his shoes, Moses was thus grounded, so he took on the same electrical potential as the ground on which he stood. Thus, he was no longer a target for a lightning bolt from the electrical charge surrounding the bush. This made it safe for Moses to remain and talk with YaHuWaH. Call it a miracle if you will, but it was done by natural means.

When YaHuWaH stood on the crest of Mount Sinai to give Moses the law, we read in Exodus chapters 19 & 24:

“There were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount. And the sight of the glory of YaHuWaH was like devouring fire on the top of the mount.”

Experienced mountain climbers have often been on some peak when a thundercloud came overhead. The electrical charge on the mountain became so great that the rocks would hiss and crackle with the discharge of current.

The climbers must hastily go down to lower levels, lest they be hit by lightning. This, (but on a proportionately greater scale), was what the presence of YaHuWaH produced on the crest of Mount Sinai with lightning and “St. Elmo’s fire” all over the crest.

Exodus 40:34‑35 & 1st Kings 8:10‑11 tells when Moses dedicated the tabernacle in the wilderness during the exodus, and when Solomon dedicated the first temple in Jerusalem, we read that the glory of YaHuWaH filled the tabernacle and the temple so that the priests dared not enter it. This is the field of unimaginably great electrical energy, which surrounds the presence of YaHuWaH.

It is recorded in Revelation 4:2‑5 that when the apostle John was permitted to see YaHuWaH upon His throne in heaven, he saw that lightning and thunder came out of the throne. Obviously, this awful electrical field can be terribly destructive to those who incur YaHuWaH’s wrath. Psalm 50:3 says:

“There shall go before Him a consuming fire, and a mighty tempest shall be stirred round about Him.”

A tempest is not just a wind or rainstorm, but an electrical storm. Leviticus 10:1‑2 tells how Nadab and Abihu, son of Aaron, presumptuously came into the presence of YaHuWaH in the tabernacle to offer incense, contrary to YaHuWaH’s commandments.

Consequently, there went out fire from YaHuWaH and devoured them, and they died.

In 2nd Samuel chapter 6 we read that when King David ordered the ark of YaHuWaH brought from the village of Gibeah to Jerusalem, the ark was put on a cart drawn by oxen. When a rough place in the road rocked the cart, Uzzah (one of the drivers) put his hand on the ark to steady it and was struck dead at once. Obviously, this was a clear sign of electrocution. But how did it happen? The Bible gives us a clear and scientific explanation.

Those of you, who have built your own radio or hi‑fi sets, know it is a device, which can store up a heavy charge of electricity; it is called a condenser or capacitor. Basically, it is a three‑layer sandwich; the two outside layers are sheets of metal foil, which conducts electricity.

The center layer is an insulating substance such as paper, (which will not conduct electricity). About 150 years ago, at the University of Layden Germany, scientists discovered that if you took a glass jar, like the Mason jars your mother used to can fruit, and lined it with tin foil about half way up the inside and the outside, a heavy charge of electricity could be stored in it. If you hooked up a battery to three or four of these Layden jars, they could give you a shock that would knock you silly.

In both the tabernacle in the wilderness, and the temple in Jerusalem, there was an innermost chamber, the holy of holies, in which the sacred furniture was placed. The priests did not dare go into this room. Only the high priest could enter, and even then, he was allowed to go into the holy of holies only once a year, on the Day of Atonement.

The sacred furniture consisted of:

(1) The Ark of the Covenant. This was a chest about three feet nine inches long, two feet three inches wide, and two feet three inches deep. On top of this was the golden mercy seat.

(2) A low table, three feet long by 18 inches wide.

(3) The altar for incense.

(4) The golden candlestick.

(5) The two statues of cherubim angels standing so that their outstretched wings formed a canopy over the mercy seat. All of these, except the golden candlestick, were made of wood; all of them were covered with a layer of pure gold, inside and outside.

The Ark of the Covenant, the table, and the altar for incense were each a huge condenser, a layer of dry wood insulation between two layers of gold. The details are given in Exodus chapters 25‑30.

When even a little Layden jar can be charged by a small and weak generator, with enough electricity to give a nasty shock, consider how powerful a charge would be accumulated in these huge condensers in the tabernacle or temple.

When charged by the terrific electrical field, which surrounds the presence of Almighty YaHuWaH, it would be deadly for the priests to be clothed in mixed fibers together such as linen & wool!

They could discharge a deadly lightning flash at one who intruded against YaHuWaH’s express commands. The tabernacle had walls made of gold covered wooden boards. These were mounted in silver sockets, which grounded them and constantly drained off any electrical charge, which might accumulate in them. Thus, it was made safe for the priest to work in the tabernacle, so long as they kept out of the holy of holies.

The priests were forbidden to wear garments of any material except linen, (no wool or silk). As nomadic shepherds, the Israelites had plenty of wool. However, they weren’t in any place long enough, during the forty years of the exodus, to raise flax for linen, so they had to buy linen from other nations.

Animal fibers, such as wool and silk, generate static electricity. Have you ever walked around on a wool carpet on a cold, dry morning, then reached out to grasp a metal doorknob and received a shock?

If the priests wore wool, they were soon charged with static electricity. They would become natural targets for the lightning from the furniture of the tabernacle or temple. However, linen does not generate electricity, thus, the priests were safe, if they wore linen. Exodus chapter 28 gives the rules for the garments the priests wore.

YaHuWaH (who created all things, and made the laws which govern them), can use everything He created to carry out all His purposes. Yes, He did many miracles. These miracles we cannot duplicate with our modern science because we don’t have control over the most powerful forces of nature as He does. There are things we cannot even understand, because our most modern science still doesn’t know enough about how these forces operate.

Many have scoffed at these miracles, because they were too ignorant to understand how YaHuWaH can work within His own laws. We are just coming to realize that nobody is as scientific as YaHuWaH, our Elohiym, who is the Creator of all things.

This article was taken in part, from a study entitled “The Glory of YaHuWaH,” by Bertrand L. Comparet.

This explains why the Bride of Messiah will be clothed in white linen at his return (Revelation 19:6-9). The bride, (although she will be in a renewed, resurrected body), will be serving with our Messiah in the New Millennium as “Kings & Priests” (Revelation 1:6 & 5:10). 

As members of a “Royal Priesthood” under the King of Righteousness, aka Melchizedek, it stands to reason that the bride must take on the same tasks as did the Levites in the tabernacle, with Messiah as the reigning king and high priest.

Scientific Details of the Linen Frequency Study


In 2003, a study was done by a Jewish doctor, Heidi Yellen, on the frequencies of fabric. According to this study, the human body has a signature frequency of 100, and organic cotton is the same – 100.

The study showed that if the number is lower than 100, it puts a strain on the body. A diseased, nearly dead person has a frequency of about 15, and that is where polyester, rayon, and silk register.

Non-organic cotton registers a signature frequency of about 70.

However, if the fabric has a higher frequency, it gives energy to the body. This is where linen comes in as a super-fabric.

Its frequency is 5,000. Wool is also 5,000, but when mixed together with linen, the frequencies cancel each other out and fall to zero. Even wearing a wool sweater on top of a linen outfit in a study collapsed the electrical field. The reason for this could be that the energy field of wool flows from left to right, while that of linen flows in the opposite direction, from right to left.

In an email dated 2/10/12, Dr. Yellen explained the process of this study:

“Frequency was determined by a technician [named] Ivanne Farr who used a digital instrument designed by a retired Texas A&M professor called the Ag-Environ machine. We had a public demonstration with an audience at internationally known artist Bob Summers home.

Bob Graham, the inventor, told us that his machine was created to analyze the signature frequencies of agricultural commodities to aid the farmer in determining the right time of harvest growth. The gentleman identified signature frequencies that identified illness also and had turned to helping people get well. Bob Graham stated that it was a ‘signature frequency of that plant’s species identity.’ The MHz is different, we were suggested that it would be the same as Rose essential oil.

There could be better devices, so we have been looking around for more options. There’s a device that a brilliant American agriculture scientist developed that does measure the frequency of linen and he calls that energy Tachyon Energy. We have not yet acquired one but hope to soon!

“Dr. Philip Callahan, a noted physician and researcher, was able to prove the existence of this energy using plant leaves attached to an oscilloscope. About six months ago, he visited me in California and showed me a new development. He had discovered that flax cloth, as suggested in the Books of Moses, acts as an antenna for the Tachyon Energy. He found that when the pure flax cloth was put over a wound or local pain, it greatly accelerated the healing process. He was also using the flax seed cloth as a sophisticated antenna for his oscilloscope. This is the instrument that he uses to determine energy of flax.”

Another interesting study done by Rich Oka of Messianic Revolution is about the Hebrew word for “mixture” which has to do with prostitution.

See the blog at this link:


What follows is Rich  Oka’s explanation. 

Let me start off today’s post by introducing the Hebrew word used to describe cloth woven out of the forbidden mixture of linen and wool.

That word is……SHA’ATNEZ.

Literally, it means “mixed material.”

That’s actually a very accurate translation.

However, and brace yourself, because contextually speaking, that’s NOT really what the word means.

SHA’ATNEZ is actually a Hebrew idiom and it means something totally different than what the words on the surface say.

Before I tell you what SHA’ATNEZ really means in its proper context here in Deuteronomy 22, I want to do something really quick that will help me make my point better.

Let’s take a look at some common American idioms.

Have a look at the following three examples.

“That cost an arm and a leg!”

“When pigs fly!”

“Hit the books!”

Now just imagine for a second if some folks 1000 years from now stumbled upon those idioms and tried to understand them literally.

They would really be scratching their heads, wouldn’t they?

They would be thinking…

“What?!  Were people actually making purchases using the limbs from animals or Yah forbid human bodies?!”

“Wow! Did pigs actually fly in the 21st century?  Did pigs have wings back then?”

“Why in the world were college students hitting their books back then?  
Was it to toughen up their knuckles for some kind of martial art they were practicing?!”

Do you see what I mean?

Folks completely divorced from our current language and culture by generations of time would have no idea what the above idioms meant.
They would not be able to make heads or tails out of them…to use another idiom.

Well, here is the thing.

This is precisely the same problem we moderns have when we read the Scriptures.

When we read our Bibles, we are literally time traveling thousands of years back to an ancient culture and time with a completely different language and mindset than our own.

Therefore, minus a concerted effort to understand what the words in our Bible really meant in their proper Hebrew cultural context, we’re going to be lost.

Period.

Okay, with that point in mind, let me explain what SHA’ATNEZ or mixed materials really meant in the Biblical era.

Recall, that the Lord’s commands about forbidden mixtures or unions are all about the 7th Commandment which says…

“Thou shall not commit adultery.”

Here is the deal.

While SHA’ATNEZ literally means “mixed material,” the common usage and sense of the term is that it is referring to prostitution.

That is right.

SHA’ATNEZ is a Hebrew idiom for prostitution.

Why?

Because in the Biblical era, it was customary for a prostitute to wear SHA’ATNEZ or garments made from the forbidden mixture of linen and wool.

This meaning was well understood among the ancient Hebrews of the time.

A prostitute in those days wore attractive clothes and put on high-priced perfume to attract male customers.

The finest cloth in that era was often woven out of the Biblically forbidden mixture of wool and linen.

I am serious.

The rich heathens also routinely wore this kind of material.

So, there you have it!

If you want to really understand how the ancient Hebrews understood Deuteronomy 22:11, you must understand that in those days mixing wool and linen for use as a garment symbolized prostitution…

…because that is what prostitutes in the Biblical era generally wore.

But not only that.

Biblically speaking, prostitution symbolizes something much deeper and its something we’ve been studying over the past couple of days.

It symbolizes an “unauthorized” or “forbidden union.”

In other words, it refers to an illicit mixture.

Hence, in this sense, prostitution or to be more accurate, “cultic prostitution,” which is using sex as a form of worship to a heathen god, is a form of adultery.

Heck, cultic prostitution is BOTH adultery and idolatry.

It is the worst of all illicit mixtures or unions.

So, there you have it folks.

In our English Bibles, Deuteronomy 22:11 says…

“You are not to wear clothing woven with two kinds of thread, wool and linen together.”

But what it REALLY means is…

“You shall NOT wear the garments of a prostitute…which are wool and linen together.”

*Further Explanation by Maria Merola: 

It is acceptable to blend cotton (or hemp), and linen together, because they are both plant-based fibers. Therefore, the electrical force-field remains intact when wearing these organic fibers together. The prohibition is specifically against mixing linen and wool together. This is because (as previously mentioned), the frequency of linen is 5,000. Wool is also 5,000, but when mixed together with linen, the frequencies cancel each other out and fall to zero. 

Additionally, it is not healthy to blend synthetic fibers together with linen or cotton. Fibers such as Polyester, Acrylic, Modal, Rayon, etc. will cause the frequencies in the linen fabric to collapse, making it null and void.

Although Rayon is made from Bamboo, the chemical process for making Rayon is highly toxic, and therefore, cannot be deemed as a natural (organic) fiber that is suitable or healthy to wear.

Even silk (although it comes from silk worms), undergoes a process that involves too many chemicals for it to be counted as a healthy fabric.

The bottom-line, our Elohiym has given us every seed bearing plant upon the earth for sustenance. This means not only food, but that which touches the body or the skin. 

The Hebrew word for “meat” in Genesis 1:29 is “oklah,” which means “consume, eat, devour.” It may never have occurred to us before, but our skin cells consume oxygen, moisture, and nutrients. Thus, wearing linen, organic cotton, or hemp, may actually nourish the cells in our body.

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 1:29 And Elohiym said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

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