In studying the Word of God closely, you’ll notice a consistent theme of “not mixing”. Have you ever dwelt on that? This topic would truly be worthy of its own book! Once Elohim revealed this to me, hardly a week has gone by that this theme has not come up in some way, whether it’s a news story, a conversation with an acquaintance, or something else. The dangers of mixture, once you are awakened to them, are everywhere!
Adonai informs His people in many ways throughout the pages of Scripture that mixture is not acceptable. He commands the Hebrews to NOT intermarry with the pagan nations around them, to NOT follow their ways. He even has commandments about not allowing animals of one type to breed with another type, and about not wearing clothes made of both linen and wool. During Yeshua’s days on earth He warned His disciples about the leaven of the Pharisees and that a little leaven taints the whole batch. The Adversary is a master at combining a portion of truth with error so he can lead people astray from Adonai’s perfect holy word. Remember the verse in 2 Corinthians 6 that states “what does light have to do with darkness”? This is, again, about mixture.
Do not yoke yourselves together in a team with unbelievers. For how can righteousness and lawlessness be partners? What fellowship does light have with darkness? What harmony can there be between the Messiah and B’liya’al (the Adversary)? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement can there be between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God – as God said, “I will house myself in them, …and I will walk among you. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” Therefore Adonai says, “Go out from their midst; separate yourselves; don’t even touch with is unclean. Then I myself will receive you. In fact, I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says Adonai-Tzva’ot (the Lord of Hosts).” Therefore, my dear friends, since we have these promises, let us purify ourselves from everything that can defile either body or spirit, and strive to be completely holy, out of reverence for God. ~~ 2 Corinthians 6: 14 – 7: 1
We are to be a holy people, a set apart group that does not accept into our lives the pagan rituals, prideful thoughts, and ungodly actions of the world. Being set apart is about being different, called to a higher purpose, not mixing the ways of the world with the ways of our Elohim. We cannot serve two masters, so there can be no mixture. I pray that Adonai will reveal the depth of this truth to each one reading this post. To Him be all the glory!