Ukiyo-e Woodblock print by Yoshu Chikanobu 1890
Weaving was an art practised in very early times (Ex 35:35). The Egyptians were specially skilled in it (Isa 19:9; Ezek 27:7), and some have regarded them as its inventors.
In the wilderness, the Hebrews practised weaving (Ex 26:1, 26:8; 28:4, 28:39; Lev 13:47). It is referred to subsequently as specially the women’s work (2 Kings 23:7; Prov 31:13, 24). No mention of the loom is found in Scripture, but we read of the “shuttle” (Job 7:6), “the pin” of the beam (Judg 16:14), “the web” (13, 14), and “the beam” (1 Sam 17:7; 2 Sam 21:19). The rendering, “with pining sickness,” in Isa. 38:12 (A.V.) should be, as in the Revised Version, “from the loom,” or, as in the margin, “from the thrum.” We read also of the “warp” and “woof” (Lev. 13:48, 49, 51–53, 58, 59), but the Revised Version margin has, instead of “warp,” “woven or knitted stuff.” (taken from Wikipedia file of Easton’s Bible Dictionary (1897)
HOLY SCRIPTURE TEACHES WEAVING AS WISDOM OF HEART
Exodus 35:35 Amplified Bible (AMP) 35 He has filled them with wisdom of heart and ability to do all manner of craftsmanship, of the engraver, of the skillful workman, of the embroiderer in blue, purple, and scarlet [stuff] and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of those who do or design any skilled work.
My educational experience bears this out. When I was in high school, I needed to pass English. And for some reason I was unable to comprehend its syntax and grammar. I failed the college prep (Subject A) class in high school, so I sat in the remedial English (Subject A) course in junior college, and failed again. But, not only that, again this happened to me attending Dallas Baptist College after moving to Texas, I got a D in English Composition, so I took the same class over again — and still could not better that grade.
I now believe that such wisdom was denied my heart for a reason. It was a sign showing me to leave school as I had reached enough maturity to begin a military career, and later to serve in combat. Why? Let’s see — It first got me to the place of wisdom of heart when assigned to helicopter maintenance duty on the Island of Okinawa (Japan). This was the place of my invitation to visit a small Baptist church just off base, but so far away from home — the right time and place to seriously consider entering into the kingdom: And it worked.
And second, after failing English comp, it got me to reenlist to serve with the combat maintenance squadron where my first and last artillery resupply mission crashed and burned up with 200 tons of ammo: But no lives were lost, thank the Lord.
BUT SOME WEAVER’S HEARTS WERE ALSO DENIED SUCH GIFTS OF WISDOM
Isaiah 19:9 AMP, “They who work with combed flax and they who weave white cotton cloth will be confounded and in dispair.”
YET SOME SKILLED AND WISE MEN WERE GIVEN RECOGNITION BY A WOVEN ENSIGN
Ezekiel 27:7,8; 28:4 (AMP) 7 Of fine linen with embroidered work from Egypt was your sail, that it might be an ensign (nase, [H5251], flag, banner, standard) for you; blue and purple from the coasts of Elishah [of Asia Minor] was the [ship’s] awning which covered you. 8 The inhabitants of Sidon and [the island] of Arvad were your oarsmen; your skilled and wise men, O Tyre, were in you; they were your pilots.
CAN WE TAKE GOD AT HIS WORD AND LET HIM WEAVE FOR US HIS ENSIGN?
Isaiah 5:26, 26 And He will lift up a standard (Hebrew, nase [H5251], an ensign, banner, flag or sail) to call together a hostile people from afar [to execute His judgment on Judea], and will hiss (whistle) for them from the end of the earth [as bees are hissed (piped) from their hives], and behold, they shall come with speed, swiftly! (AMP)
Isaiah 7:11,14, 11 Ask for yourself a sign (Hebrew, ‘owth [H226] a signal of, token or proof) of the Lord your God [one that will convince you that God has spoken and will keep His word]; ask it either in the depth below or in the height above [let it be as deep as Sheol or as high as heaven]. 14 Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign (‘owth [H226]) Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us]. (see also, Jer. 31:22; Mic. 5:3-5; Mat.1:22,23)
Isaiah 9:6-7, 6 For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. (AMP)
Isaiah 11:10,12; 10 And it shall be in that day that the Root of Jesse shall stand as a signal, standard, banner (nase [H5251], an ensign) for the peoples; of Him shall the nations inquire and seek knowledge, and His dwelling shall be glory [His rest glorious]! 12 And He will raise up a signal (an ensign) for the nations and will assemble the outcasts of Israel and will gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.(AMP) (see also, Isaiah 18:3 and 30:17)
Isaiah 53:4, 4 Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. (AMP)
THE SKILLED WORK OF SACRED EMBROIDERERS
Exodus 26:1, 8; 28:4, 39 AMP; 1 Moreover, you shall make the tabernacle with ten curtains; of fine twined linen, and blue and purple and scarlet [stuff], with cherubim skillfully embroidered shall you make them. 8 One curtain shall be thirty cubits long and four cubits wide; and the eleven curtains shall all measure the same.
4 They shall make these garments: a breastplate, an ephod [a distinctive vestment to which the breastplate was to be attached], a robe, long and sleeved tunic of checkerwork, a turban, and a sash or band. They shall make sacred garments for Aaron your brother and his sons to minister to Me in the priest’s office. 39 And you shall weave the long and sleeved tunic of checkerwork of fine linen or silk and make a turban of fine linen or silk; and you shall make a girdle, the work of the embroiderer.
GARMENTS AND TENT-HANGINGS ARE STILL SUBJECT TO MAN’S SIN
Leviticus 13:47, 48 AMP, 47 The garment also that the disease of leprosy [symbolic of sin] is in, whether a wool or a linen garment, 48 Whether it be in woven or knitted stuff or in the warp or woof of linen or of wool, or in a skin or anything made of skin,
2 Kings 23:7 AMP; 7 And he broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes, which were by the house of the Lord, where the women wove [tent] hangings for the Asherah [shrines].
Proverbs 31:13, 24. AMP 13 She seeks out wool and flax and works with willing hands [to develop it]. 24 She makes fine linen garments and leads others to buy them; she delivers to the merchants girdles [or sashes that free one up for service].
FIVE WEAVING TERMS FOR FIGURATIVELY TURNING FROM (SIN’S) SEPARATION TO DELIVERANCE (REUNION)
weave, ‘ereg, [H708] a weaving, the function of a shuttle to shoot the woof thread between the threads of the warp. (Webster)
Isaiah 59:1-6 AMP 1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened at all, that it cannot save, nor His ear dull with deafness, that it cannot hear.
2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.
3 For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness.
4 None sues or calls in righteousness [but for the sake of doing injury to others—to take some undue advantage]; no one goes to law honestly and pleads [his case] in truth; they trust in emptiness, worthlessness and futility, and speaking lies! They conceive mischief and bring forth evil!
5 They hatch adders’ eggs and weave (‘ereg) the spider’s web; he who eats of their eggs dies, and [from an egg] which is crushed a viper breaks out [for their nature is ruinous, deadly, evil].
6 Their webs will not serve as clothing, nor will they cover themselves with what they make; their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
Isaiah 38:12 (AMP) 12 My [fleshly] dwelling is plucked up and is removed from me like a shepherd’s tent. I have rolled up my life as a weaver [rolls up the finished web]; [the Lord] cuts me free from the loom; from day to night You bring me to an end.
pin, yathed, (yaw-thade’ [H3489]) a stick used to pin threads by beating up the woof in the loom. (BDBG Hebrew Lexicon)
web, macceketh (mas-seh’-keth, [H4545]) warp stretched to receive the woof. (Strong)
beam, manor (maw-nore’, [H4500]), n. the wooden cylinder forming that portion of a weaver’s loom on which the warp is wound before weaving; also the cylinder on which the cloth is wound during weaving. (Webster)
woof, ‘ereb, (eh’-reb, [H6154]) the web or transverse threads of cloth (fig. a mixture of mongrel race, Strong). Mixed company, interwoven with warp. (BGBD Hebrew Lexicon)
The operation of a weaving loom is much like our lives in this world. The wicked world has us all strung into its web. Circumstances have over-taken us; our sins have made their claims . . . but we were made to be God’s family and to teach our children to honor our creator God. Let us give attention to put our life’s web into His hands. Only God knows the cloth he wants, or needs us to become . . . like in his Son, Yeshua the Messiah.
HOW TO PROCESS GOD’S SIGN INTO OUR LIFE
In meditating about this, my thoughts focused on two looms, one physical, and one metaphysical (spiritual). At creation, God made both body and soul-spirit to become a living, breathing person (one physical and metaphysical being). To describe this, the whole person was holy. At the fall, the holy persons chose to be wise like gods, and their holiness was taken from them, and death entered.
This describes the soul and spirit as woven together — like the soul and the body are. This is nothing new. What happened was the Holy Spirit departed. The revelation I was given is that man’s spirit and soul are interwoven in man’s heart — with God’s Holy Spirit. As the human soul needs the spirit and the human spirit needs the soul, man’s spirit needs to be interwoven with the Holy Spirit. Death was given when their hearts disobeyed their Creator, and the spirit of man was limited by a span of time. The Holy Spirit is life [He is the life-giver]. Yeshua said, “The flesh counts for nothing — my words that I have spoken to you, they are full of the Spirit, and they are life.” (John (Yochanan) 6:63 AMP).
THE GOOD NEWS OF OUR DELIVERANCE — FINALLY ACCEPT THE TRUTH
Yeshua was born of the virgin, God’s unique Son as a sign showing the second man (Adam) was made without sin and able to become our sacrifice — worthy to redeem mankind. We can choose to return to God by accepting his sacrifice for us, If you have read this far, God is working in you to hear his voice and not reject Him. By renewing your mind, revising your opinion and agreeing with Yeshua’s words, enables holiness to be returned and interwoven with our spirit and soul. (Holy means separated, dedicated to God, consecrated, sanctified.)
Old flags are destroyed by burning ceremoniously. Yeshua’s death by execution stake was our burnt offering as well as sin offering. We take a few moments and put all our filthy rags upon His sacrifice. It was the timing of remaining alive on the stake till the ninth hour — the time for the burnt offering at the altar. (As Yeshua said, ‘It is finished,’ the second lamb was sacrificed and burned.) — He was suffering, hanging upon three nails, for six full hours — to fulfill every prophecy. He is our only sacrifice to our holy God. (Exodus 29:38,39; Mark 15:25,34-37; John 19:28-30)
THE FAITH OF YESHUA (JESUS) IS OUR SHINING EXAMPLE ENLIGHTENING OUR EYES TO TRUE DIRECTION
First, set up your holy loom. The big picture of scriptural instruction that I call something that is always there, but now is suddenly here bigger than the routine of our life: 2 Timothy 3:15, 15 “And recalling too how from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which can give you the wisdom that leads to deliverance through trusting in Yeshua the Messiah.” and John 3:16, 16 “For God so loved the world (wide web) that he gave his only and unique (holy) Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.”
Second, install the holy warp thread. Begin with slowly but surly ordering some detaills of you life: John 1:1, 12, 14, “1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. . .14 The Word became a human being and lived with us, and we saw his Sh’khinah, the Sh’khinah of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. . .12 But to as many as did receive him, to those who put their trust in his person and power, he gave the right to become children of God.”
Third, weave the holy woof thread. Using your faith-believing in his word, allow Holy Spirit to weave his shuttle through the stretched up warp in your heart: Hebrews 11:1, 11 Trusting is being confident of what we hope for, convinced about things we do not see. (Habakkuk 2:4, 4 “Look at the proud: he is inwardly not upright; but the righteous will attain life through trusting faithfulness.) and John 20:31, 31 But these which have been recorded are here so that you may trust that Yeshua is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by this trust you may have life because of who he is.”
Fourth, roll the holy beam. When God’s holy beam rolls, you know he is doing his work in your heart: Revelation 3:20, “20 Here, I’m standing at the door, knocking. If someone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he will eat with me.” and finally, Romans 10:13, “since everyone who calls on the name of Adonai will be delivered.” (Joel 3:5, (2:32) 5 At that time, whoever calls on the name of Adonai will be saved. For in Mount Tziyon and Yerushalayim there will be those who escape, as Adonai has promised; among the survivors will be those whom Adonai has called.” (All these texts are taken with permission from the Complete Jewish Bible CJB)
Now, pray in your own words, asking for Yeshua the Messiah to come into your humbled heart, and he will — according to his faith which Holy Spirit enables your heart to become interwoven into your new soul-covering.
WE HEARD TODAY (SUNDAY) ABOUT GOD’S END-TIME SIGNS ARE LOOMING
Sunday service at the Church of his Presence in Daphne, Alabama, the sermon was delivered by Pat Schatzline, a well known evangelist in holiness circles. Here is a film clip from his archive called ‘I Am Remnant’ Conferance.
Before he preached, Pastor John Kilpatrick said, “We need to get into our place of safety and ask God to raise up leaders who will be voices that can make politicians and judges shudder in their shoes. God is not through with our country!”
“REVIVAL! Help me say it! Send revival in this dark hour! Shake the courts! Plead the blood of Jesus over the White House! Shake Capitol Hill! Show us that we as a nation are on the wrong road! Shout to the Lord!
“Hey! Hallelulah! Let the world know there is a God and that he cares about our nation . . .” (watch 2 hour 24 minute CHP service here)
Goal: To give the word of God our heart to receive the skills necessary to become wise unto deliverance.
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(What I have just called ‘my revelation’ is herein copyrighted for the purpose of assurring biblical accuracy.)