Thou shalt not wear mixed fabrics!
Leviticus 19:19 -
Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle [livestock] gender with a diverse kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen [mixed fabrics] come upon thee.
If someone tries to keep this commandment of God, most would have to go without clothes. Try to get a 100percent material. Almost all the clothes we get have some or other percentage of mixture.
Did God not foresee this when He gave this instruction?
It is such commandments which have made people think that the Old Testament is nothing to do with us, it was for the people of that time only.
In fact it is disobedience of this commandment that Christians today are less Christians and more worldly. Day before yesterday I was dragged to a function of a Catholic friend (since her children came to invite me and I could not disappoint them but God had a purpose of me going there so that today I could share it in the message with you). Their younger sister was receiving her First Holy Communion but since I had my Bible session I told them I would be late. I avoid these FHC parties for although they take Jesusí Name something else happens.
Anyway they had their community leader to say a prayer and the woman amazed me so much that I just could not hold myself from laughing. She was advising the child that all gods are one and to respect all religions. Anything any religion things any person ever gives never deny but receive. We should be secular minded. She went on and after about 20mins advice she blessed the child with the sign of the cross saying in Name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit and mother Mary. I was just waiting to see if she would add Allah and Krishna also along with Mary (since she said all gods are one, so why not cast out demons in the name of Krishna).
In today's message the commandment which God gave is to do with exactly this. The Lord is firstly telling His Pastors (shepherds) not to mix their flock with the beliefs of flocks of the unbelievers. He also commands us not to wear a secular understanding. He tells us either believe His Word or believe what the world (the evil one via the world) tells you. It is because of secular Christians that Christianity is suffering.
I am not saying we need to be like the fanatics of other religions. We need to love others and help them whenever they are in need. But when it comes to God and our faith, we should put high walls and barricades not to let a cubic micron of their belief to pass through.
What has our Holy God to do with the evil one?
What has His people to do with the ways of the children of Satan?
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, the crooked serpent has enticed may of your children and is making them do things which provoke You to anger. Lord, we pray that their eyes open to the deceit of the ruler of the air who comes as god of the people. Protect the hearts of minds of your people and let them not provoke You to wrath. Bless your Shepherds with wisdom and discernment...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?
14 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:
15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.
16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?
18 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.
Isaiah 26:21; 27:1
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.
16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORDíS servant?
20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousnessí sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
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