Why do people wear a cross? Why do people wear a WWJD band? The same reason is
why we wear tassels; the only difference is that YHVH commanded us in His Word to
wear tassels but He mentioned nothing about a cross or the WWJD wristbands. These
are religious symbols that remind us of things that are important to us.
Believers in Y\u2019shua are mostly Gentiles who are grafted into Israel and must walk in line with what YHVH Instructed. The Torah is now written on our hearts (Jer 31:33, Hebrews 8:10) and through the Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh), and is relevant to all believers today.
Tassels, fringes or tzit-tzits isa loose threads at the bottom or hem of your
garment. Hebrew word for tassels is "Tzit-tzit" and"gedil". Messianic believers
put a blue thread in their tassels to represent the Messiah Y\u2019shua. Blue
represents the \u2018righteousness\u2019 of YHVH. Blue or "techelet" comes from small
snail (Murex trunculus) found in the region in northern Israel between the Sea
of Galilee and the Mediterranean. They use this snail to colour the fabric and
what the most amazing thing is, is that the fluid that they extracted from the
snail is yellow in colour, but when it gets in contact with
\u2018light\u2019 it turns blue. In the same way, when we get in
contact with the light (Truth), we also turn \u2018blue\u2019 (righteous).
Tassel can be the same colour of the garment and you can add a
blue thread to it and tassels do not have to be white. Blue
represents our redemption through Y\u2019shua and the throne of
YHVH and His Holiness. More and more woman are wearing
tassels because it said that the children of Israel should wear
them, so a woman is a child of Israel and may wear them.
In a similar passage Deu_22:12 we get instruction to put tassels on the four corners of
your garment. Normally tied to your pants, two in front and two at the back. Some people
wear a vest with the four tzit-tzits on the inside.
To wear Tzit-tzits is classified as a Statute that is the Commandments that
are classified as \u201cremainders\u201d. Statute is the Hebrew word \u201cChoq\u201d that also
means \u2018to paint a picture\u2019. Statutes are pictures YHVH paints on your life.
To wear them paints a picture that has a spiritual meaning that is a physical reminder to
you and the people who see you. Other Statutes in Scripture are the Mezzuzah, wearing
pure fabrics (not mixing), the Sabbath and the Festivals. They are physical things
(paintings) we do (paint with our actions) to be seen by others so that YHVH\u2019s things can
be made known in this dark world. There are things we see every day; the Mezuzzah
(remind me that I am a Bondservant), and the tzit-tzits (remind me of the
Commandments). Then there are things we see every week; the Sabbath, that reminds
us of YHVH, the Creator, and of His rest. Then we get monthly reminders, Rosh Kodesh
(new moon), reminding us of the cycles of YHVH and that we follow His lunar calendar.
Then there are the yearly reminders, the Festivals that remind us of YHVH\u2019s Plan of
Redemption. Every one of these Statutes paints a physical picture of a Spiritual concept
that we would not have understood unless it was made visible to us in this way.
What is interesting is that YHVH instructed the wearing of tassels when one of the
people gathered sticks in the field on the Sabbath and was persecuted. The tassels, in
other words, is to remind us to keep the Sabbath and that His Commandments are to be
taken seriously. Wearing tassels show us that we should be holy or set apart unto
YHVH, because He is Holy and keep His Commandments. Num_15:38-40. This is also
instructed in the Apostolic writings (New Testament) in 1 Pet 1:13-16:
He tells believers in Y\u2019shua to be sober and to remember the hope of the grace in
Messiah and to be obedient and not be ignorant and to be Holy for YHVH is Holy. It also
reminds us that we should be set apart (different) and are not be part of this world even
if we live in this world and its evil ungodly things. We will look a bit deeper into the
meaning of wearing tzit-tzits at the end of this study.
This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?