Leopard skin or leopard pattern
Any Greek or Hebrew translations are quoted from
New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
James Strong, LL.D., S.T.D.
Thomas Nelson Publishers 1990 edition
In Egypt leopard skins were worn by the pagan priests. Egyptian priests wearing leopard skins could be found walking behind the apis bull in sacred processions. Check Egyptian history. In Egypt cats were also worshipped. Bast (Bastet, Ubasti) was the Egyptian cat goddess. God’s animals are special; however, they are not to be worshipped or taken out of context. Today, though not necessarily in sacred processions, the leopard skin design (pattern)continues to be taken out of context in any way. The leopard skin design is being marketed as the essence of seduction. For instance, many undergarments are being made in the leopard skin design. One very popular lingerie company even placed a full size poster in their window displaying their leopard skin undergarments with the woman who modeled for them wearing whiskers and cat ears with her body painted like a leopard. This is not a new concept. Cats are many times used to portray seduction.
It has been my experience that many people who struggle to overcome seduction will usually have their bedrooms covered in the leopard skin design. Some of the people that are captivated by this pattern will even mimic cat like behavior during sexual relations. Using the leopard design as a symbol of sensuality is taking God’s original creation out of context and the result is sexual bondage. In an effort to destroy man, who is made in God’s image, Satan and his evil spirits are trying to tempt people to mimic animals. Through the false worship of yoga, Shamanism, and other methods people are attempting to unite with or transform themselves into animals, which is an abomination! Satan will use any means to try and undermine God’s people, including using images of God’s creatures (animals). Why wouldn’t Satan try and use animals; after all, three of his four faces are animal likenesses! See Ezekiel 28:12-15 for confirmation that Satan (Lucifer) was created as a cherub, and see Ezekiel Chapters 1 & 10 for cherub description. Also, scripture describes the Satanic beast in both Daniel and Revelation as RESEMBLING A LEOPARD. Daniel 7:6: After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. Revelation 13:2: And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him power, and his seat, and great authority.
Though none of God’s animals are demonic Satan’s re-creations of them can be. See very important comment in document under ‘cherub/cherubim’. In Romans Chapter 1 people who knew God exchanged the glory of God for images of man and beast, therefore God turned them over to the lusts of their own hearts. Romans 1:20-32: For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. The Greek word for ‘creature’ in Romans 1:25 is “ktisis, ktis’-is; …creation, creature”. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness,fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful. Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but have pleasure in them that do them. Using animals in any context besides what God intended is spiritually dangerous. Christians beware!
(Note: Wearing animal skin for warmth is not bad. However, seductive undergarments in an animal print do not necessarily keep out the cold. Throughout history many people have worn animal skins to keep warm and there is nothing wrong with that unless they left the animal’s ears, eye sockets, teeth, claws, etc. in tact. That is ritualistic!)