What the Holy Bible has to say about Mold and Mildew!

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The term mold us used interchangeably in the bible as mold, mildew and leprosy.  Mold is comparative to mildew.

Mold is also a fungus growth that can cause a break down of organic matter, where as mildew is a superficial coating or diswcoloration of organic matericals such as paper, paint, cloth or even leather and much more.

In Deuteronomy 28:1-2, 15, the folks of Israel were promised blessings for obedience to God's word.  They were also told that if they fully obeyed the Lord their God and would carefully follow all of His commands, the Lord thy God promised to set them above  all nations on Earth.  However, if they did not obey the Lord bible and mildew moldGod and did not carefully obey all of His commands and decrees, curses would come upon them and over take them. So, mold or mildew is seen in Deuteronomy 28: 22 as part of the curse for disobedience.  The Lord promised " to strike you with wasting disease, fever and inflamation, scorching heat and drought, blight and mildew which will plague you until you perish".  Again, mildew is mentioned by King Solomon in his prayer of dedication of the people as a potential curse and punishment for disobedience in 1 Kings 8: 37: 38.  Solomon prays unto god and says " that when famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when an enemy besieges them in any of their cities, what ever disaster or disease may come, and when a prayer or plea is made by any of your people of Israel - each one aware of  of the afflications of his own heart and spreading out his hands towards this temple, then hear from heaven your dwelling place."  The same prayer of dedication is recorded  again in 2 Chronicles 6:28 and repeats the curse of mildew.  Solomon prays and asks god to forgive and deal with each man according to all he does, since God alone knows the hearts of men.

Again, the people of Israel are found guilty of idolatry and abuse of the righteous and exploitation of the poor. God sends forth judgement upon them and states in Amos 4:9 "Many times I have struck your gardens and vineyards with blight and mildew. Locusts devoured your fig and olive trees, yet you have not trturned to me, declares the Lord."

The People of Israel have suffered from the curse of mildew becasue of their unwillingness to serve God.  They are called a rebellious and stiff necked people by God.  For they know that the law of God states in Deuteronomy 28 that obedience brings blessings and disobedience brings judgement.  Haggai, another prophet of God reveals to us in Haggai 2:17, that God's people are reminded of the punishment they have endured from previous disobedience to God.  God states, " I struck all the work of your hands with blight and mildew and hail, yet you did not return to me declares the Lord".  During the times of punishment, mold and or mildew was always a part of the curse upon God's people because of its destructive ability.

The Bible, the word of God has specific regulations concerning mold and mildew in the book of Leviticus.  These regulations cover clothing, especially clothing of wool, linen, knitted or leather.  If the clothing was contaminated it appeared greenish or reddish in coldor.  The color indicated that it was a spreading mold and must be shown to the priest.  The priest, after examing the material would isolate the item for 7 days.  On the seventh day he reexamines the item and if the mold or mildew has spread in the clothing item it is declared a destructive mold or mildew and the priest commanded that the items be washed.  After the clothing is washed and it yet again reexamined by the priest. If the mold or mildew has not changed its appearance through washing and isolation, even if it is not spread, it is declared unclean and must be burned with fire. If the reexamination of the clothing shows  that the mold has faded after the article has been washed, the contaminated portion of the clothing is torn out.  If the mold reappears in the item again, it must be burned with fire.  If mold or the mildew does not reappear, the item is to be washed again and it will be clean.

These regulations were given to the children of Israel to maintain cleanliness and holiness. These guidelines provide a formula to maintain a holy life style before god.  The command of God before the children of Israel was to "be holy, because I am holy."

bible mold mildewInstructions for cleansing from mold and mildew in the word of God were given to Moses and Aaron in the Book of Liviticus.  As they were given the land of Canaan asw a possession they were commanded to maintain homes free of mold and mildew.  If the owner of a home saw mold or mildew in their home they were commanded to tell the priest.  The priest would then order ever thing in the home to be removed to prevent the house hold posessions from being pronouned unclean.  The priest then goes into the house to inspect the walls.  If the walls were greenish or reddish in color, the priest would order the house to be closed for 7 days.  After 7 days the priest would return to do a reinspection.  If the priest found that the mold or mildew had spread on the walls then the contaminated wall stones were ordered to be torn out and thrown into an unclean place out side of the city.  The remaining inside walls and stones are scraped and washed.  The scrapings from the remaining walls are also thrown in an unclean place out side of the city.  New stones and plaster are then used to rebuild the walls and plaster the house.  If the mold reappears after this has been done, the priest will reinspect the house and officially pronounce the spread of the destructive mold and the house will be officially unclean.   Also, anyone who enters unto the house while it is officially closed and sleeps or east in the house during this time is considered unclean until evening and must wash their clothes.  The house must be torn down, its stones, timbers and all the plaster.  Every part of the house must be removed and taken to an unclean place out side of the city.  But, if the priest finds that the mold has not reappeared after new stones and plaster have been used to rebuild the walls, the house will be officially pronounced clean, because the mold is gone.  

God's intent is to dwell with his people.  In order for God to accomplish this goal, the people and their dwellings must be clean.  Mold is destructive and must be brough under control.  If not, mold will destroy every place it touches.  Therefore, keeping the laws of cleansing given by God is a command, not an option!

I know this has been quite lengthy and quite detailed but I wanted to share this with others and what the Holy Bible has to say about mold and mildew and the dangers it presents to us even during our times.  I have given you facts in the past but wanted to share what the bible has to say about it and what to do about it.

Since I have been in business since 1987, I have seen my share of water damage and the effects that water damage has on homes and what water damage can do to a home.  Also, I have seen water damage turn into mold if not taken care of within a 24-48 hour period of time and how much the water damage could turn into mold damage which is quite costly.  But, if you catch water damage before it turns into mold damage then you can certainly save yourself a lot of money.

My name is David Snell and I own Snell Experts which is an environmental directory for experts such as home inspectors, certified mold inspectors, certified mold remediators, painters, sheet rock companies,  water and fire damage restoration companies, painters, water extractions companies, general contractors, carpet and furniture cleaning companies, plumbers, electricians, concrete companies, Arborists, lawn care professionals, duct cleaning companies, pest control companies, exterminators,  honey bucket companies aka septic clean up companies and the list continues.  You get the idea right?  This directory was built for experts only to help them get more leads which could there fore turn into work for them but it is up to the company to be able to sell them self once they get a lead. Snell Experts is owned by Paul David Snell and he also owns Executive Restoration LLC, Mold Services USA,  water damage Charlotte NC, God Mold In North Carolina, Mold Inspections Charlotte, Infrared Scan Charlotte NC, Mold Inspection Team, and many others.

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David Snell

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Karen Anne Stone
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David, after reading this, I must admit that I am at a loss as to what to say, so I will simply wish you a Happy Sunday.    May you somehow find the peace you seem to be seeking in your holy book.  Take care...

Feb 27, 2011 09:20 AM #1
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David Snell 704.905.9152
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Hi Karen,

I have peace and I have never been so happy in my life.

This was written up for the ones who do not believe that mold or mildew can be harmful.  If they believe in the Holy Bible then maybe, just maybe they will start understanding the danger that mold can be on us.

Thank you for your contribution Karen.

Please say what is on your mind and in your heart.  

Thank you,

David Snell

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Is the company who you are thinking of working on your home or office, really an expert?

Feb 27, 2011 09:27 AM #2
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Gloria and Jason Belmonte
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Great post, very thorough!

Feb 27, 2011 09:32 AM #3
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Nor Yeretsian
Envoy Capitol Realty Inc. - Toronto, ON
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Who knew the Holy Bible that we all share says so much about mold and mildew ?

I must have been focusing on other parts of the text whenever I read it.

Thanks for writing and sharing this post David . Now we know a little more.

Our concern about mold and mildew should not be taken for granted, but acted upon.

cheers

Nor

Feb 27, 2011 09:32 AM #4
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David, every word in the Bible is there for a reason... even though Jesus came to fulfil the law, there are still universal truths throughout the old testement. This being one of them. God loved us so much that he literally set rules aside to keep us healthy and out of trouble... He knew our bodies better than anyone since He created us. Who better to tell us how to live this life. As Gloria said, VERY thorough David. :)

Feb 27, 2011 09:36 AM #5
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David Snell 704.905.9152
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Thank you for your post Tammy.  Not sure why there are so many who do not believe in the dangers of mold and mildew so I thought by adding in what the Holy Bible said would help others believe and understand.

Nor, the Holy Bible has much to say about mold and mildew and I will write more later if folks would like me to.  Is there a need for truth on Active Rain?  If so, I will write more if I see a need or hear of the need and the wanting for more truth from the Holy Bible.

Thank you Gloria for your kind words and encouragement.  You look very relaxed in this picture.  Hope you are enjoying your week end Gloria.

David Snell

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Feb 27, 2011 09:56 AM #6
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David Snell 704.905.9152
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Some folks think I am in this business for the money.  Well, I do have to pay my bills just like you but here is what makes me different.

1/ I am passionate about what I have to offer others and we will make their problem go away.

2/ We are kind and understand and believe that if start a job that we will do the job properly or not start the job at all and folks have my word on this.  My reputation is very important to me and so is deliverying what I promise!

3/ We not only have the knowledge to perform the inspection but all of the high tech equipment to determine what is going on with the home such as using moistrue level meters, using an infra red scanning device/ camera, air sampling equipment, swabs, lift offs, a lab that is state of the art that has nothing to do with my company.

4/ we are insrued and we are licensed.

5/ We have countless folks who have written us thank you letters, including doctors, attorneys, pastors, house wives, teachers, banks, schools and so many others so we have proof that what we have to offer is real and we want to help others when given the opportunity.

6/ Do I need to continue to try to help others understand the importance of a mold inspection and how important it is to have a home cleaned up from mold or mildew if there is a problem?

Thank you,

David Snell

Snell Experts

Welcome over to the directory of Experts with Snell Experts.

Feb 27, 2011 10:06 AM #7
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Robert Butler
Aspect Inspection - Montreal West Island, QC
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Quoting the Bible to raise awareness of mold is a new benchmark. I can believe you are passionate about your field, absolutely.

Feb 27, 2011 10:29 AM #8
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David Snell 704.905.9152
Executive Restoration LLC - Charlotte, NC
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Thank you Robert.

I live, eat, drink, breathe mold inspections! (smiling)

I have quoted CNN in the past, EPA, CBS, NBC, Fox, doctors, attorneys and so many others but now we have the Holy Bible.

I get others who try to discredit me at times but truth always prevails.

So, why do some try to discredit me as being an expert in the water damage mold and mildew arena?

Even when I inform others that the Mecklenburg County Court system out of Charlotte, North Carolina  has approved me as an expert witness for water damage and mold inspections and mold remediation I get those who want to try to discredit me.  Why is this?  I just do not get it.  Can any one help me understand why this is and why folks at times try to want to discredit me?  For what purpose?

Thank you ,

David Snell

Snell Experts

Executive Restoration

Feb 27, 2011 10:46 AM #9
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Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage - Southport, NC
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I did not know this.  I will re-read this in the Bible.

 

Feb 27, 2011 11:39 AM #10
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David Snell 704.905.9152
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Ginger, thank you for your post.

There are a lot of people who do not realize or even believe that the Holy Bible talks about mold.

The Holy Bible talks about many things.

If interested or folks want to challenge the Holy Bible on this, they can Read all about it in the Holy Bible. 

Thank you for your input.

David Snell

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Feb 27, 2011 12:35 PM #11
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Arleen Montford
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Good Morning David, I never knew all of that about mildew.I think it is pretty cool that you found it in the bibile. Tell me how would you get rid of mildew? I was told bleach. Another told me the new paint with mildrew primer is all you need. I think that would just cover them up.

Feb 28, 2011 01:41 AM #12
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David Snell 704.905.9152
Executive Restoration LLC - Charlotte, NC
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I would suggest you call up a certified mold inspector such as myself to help you.

You are welcome to call me with questions and I will help you any way I can.

Thank you, 

David Snell

Snell Experts

Executive Restoration

704-545-0098

Mar 01, 2011 06:11 PM #13
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Mary A.

My family and I are suvivors of long term high levels of toxic mold exposure. Until last night I had no idea this was in the Bible. Thank you so much. We had so many non-believers who shunned us as we lived in our garage for 6 months trying to escape the mold inside our home. Most of them are Christian, Church going, (so they claim) people that should have recalled Gods words pretaining to a unclean/unhealthy home, all they did was blame our situation on drug use, money problems, or simply mold wouldnt do it & just clean it with bleach. It was our faith in God, and our strength as a family that as got us out of that garage, & into a rental home. We lost everything. including our health. but we are alive. I thank God every day, and pray people will educate their self, & be more open minded when friends or family are in such situations. People dont always need money, just a mere Hug, or a phone call to let them know they do have your heart felt support & attention when needed most. Whispers, stares, & finger points really hurt. are better yet when you say nothen at all to them.

Jun 11, 2014 05:44 AM #14
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Chris tomlin

I have a jar of holy water that has grown black mold in it what does that mean

Aug 30, 2015 01:19 PM #15
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Phil

Enjoyed the quote but not the BS distinction between mold and mildew. Mildew's are all molds. "Mildew" is a casual (not technical) description of mold on a surface typically involved with a residence. It is also a technical term referring to group of fungal plant pathogens.

Sep 01, 2018 02:39 PM #16
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Erika Smith

Thank you so much for this article. I've read these instructions before in the book of Leviticus but was being lazy going to Google about it. I'm glad the Most High led me here. I'm a child of Israel and I'm going to share your information on my Facebook with since there are bound to be some people in need of this info after the flooding from hurricane Florence. Shalom be upon you and your house.

Sep 20, 2018 02:59 PM #17
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erika

Are mushrooms considered to be unclean foods?

Oct 20, 2018 08:21 AM #18
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Mary

I need help breaking this curse!! I am in AZ. Can you refer someone in my area of Mess?

Nov 05, 2018 04:05 AM #19
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A concerned christian

ok so a few questions then... in the bible it states red or green mold. so what about white and yellow mold on floor joists? And if I clean it off , and it doesn't come back am I good? what if I clean it off and it does come back?

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