Remember this post from the old blog baby? You reminded me of this post when you were talking about purity. So I wanted to repost it here. I love this white linen post. I added some Scripts to this post though.
Linen made from the flax plant is one of the oldest textiles in the world. It was first cultivated in Egypt. Linen is a good conductor of heat yet feels cool to the touch. It is two to three times the strength of cotton. It is lint free and gets softer the more it is washed. Pure white linen is created by heavy bleaching, it is naturally tan or gray. Linen can absorb up to 20% moisture without feeling damp. So that it is highly absorbent in removing perspiration from the skin. Linen clings to the skin less, so that it billows in the wind.
Ezekiel 44:17-18 And it shall be, whenever they (priests) enter the gates of the inner court, that they shall put on linen garments. No wool shall come upon them while they minister within the gates of the inner court or within the house. They shall have linen turbans on their heads and linen trousers on their bodies. They shall not clothe themselves with anything that causes sweat.
The Messiah and the prophets wore linen.
1 Samuel 2:18 But Samuel ministered before Yah even as a child wearing a linen ephod.
2 Samuel 6:14 Then David danced before Yah with all his might and David was wearing a linen ephod.
Jeremiah 13:1-11 The symbol of the linen sash told to Jeremiah by Yah.
Matthew 27:59 When Joseph had taken the body (Yahoshua’s body), he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth. also in Mark 15:46
Luke 24:12 But Kepha arose and ran to the tomb and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying by themselves and he departed marveling to himself at what had happened.
John 20:5-7 And he stooping down and looking in saw the linen cloths lying there, yet he did not go in. Then Shimon Kepha came following him and went into the tomb and he saw the linen cloths lying there. And the handkerchief that had been around His head not lying with the linen cloths but folded together in a place by itself.
1 Chronicles 15:27 David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who bore the ark, the singers, and ChenaniYah the music master with the singers. David also wore a linen ephod.
2 Chronicles 5:12 and the Levites who were the singers, all those of Asaph and Heman and Yeduthun with their sons and their brothers, stood at the east end of the altar, clothed with white linen, having cymbals, stringed instruments and harps and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets.
Judges 14:12-13 Linen is mentioned in a riddle Samson told.
Isaiah 3:23 Fine linen and all luxury items are taken away from the Israelites when we are sinning.
Proverbs 31:22,24 She makes tapestry for herself. Her clothing is fine linen and purple. The virtuous wife wears fine linen. She makes linen garments and sells them. And supplies sashes for the merchants.
Luke 16:19 Linen was a sign of luxury.There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. Genesis 41:42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Yoseph’s hand and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.
In Revelation Yahoshua says we will walk with Him in white. He that overcomes will be clothed in white garments (linen). White garments represent Spiritual purity or righteousness.
Revelation 3:4-5 You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes (endures) shall be clothed in white garments and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. *remember Yah has already written this book but it has to be walked.
The angels wear white linen. Revelation 15:6 And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright (white) linen and having their chests girded with golden bands.
Revelation 19:8 And to her (Yah’s wife/Isha, Israel in verse 7) it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. *Remember the Israelites are married to Yah forever.
Revelation 19:11-16 Yahoshua’s army will be dressed in white linen on white horses.
Yahoshua told a parable in Matthew 22:1-14. The king asks the man why he did not have on his wedding garment (white linen). He was taken out because he was not trying to be righteous. Weeping and gnashing of teeth means he went to the lake of fire. Yah is serious about righteousness! Even our clothes should be righteous! Will you keep Yah’s laws, statues and commandments through Yahoshua? Are you going to wear white linen to the wedding?
*This post came from a lesson I heard on righteousness and I also added some Scripts and facts on linen. The title is original, to my knowledge, lol or maybe all Yah’s people tend to think alike anywho. I remember putting the question at the end because you would do that.
I just thought of another Scripture when I woke up from a nap a few minutes ago. I remembered Yah saying He is going to make a new covenant with us. Jeremiah 31:31-40. We will have a new wedding ceremony. He made a covenant with the children of Israel back then and He will do it again with us. This time His laws will be in our hearts and minds. We will have our Spiritual bodies. HalleluYah!
*See White Linen part 2.