Have you ever tied a ‘string around’ your finger? Have you ever heard the phrase ‘tie a sting around your finger so you’ll remember’? Our Father instructed His children to do just that!
And Yahweh spoke unto Moses, saying,
“Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes/tassels in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a cord of blue: And it shall be unto you for a fringe/tassel, that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of Yahweh, and do them; and that you seek not after and your own eyes, after which you use to go a whoring: That you may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your ‘God’. I am Yahweh your ‘God’, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your ‘God’: I am Yahweh your ‘God’.” (Numbers 15-38-41)
Now before you go off on your ‘programmed’ response, ‘that was for the Jews,’ remember, there were no ‘Jews’ at that time, there was a Tribe of Judah, one of the 12 Tribes. Now go in re-verse to Numbers 15:15-16 and read real slow who are His Instructions for Life for? What’s the expiration date? How many laws did He say there are?
Hmmm, seems like He says, it’s for His Children, and the alien. It seems like He said it’s forever with no expiration date and it’s One Law for both His Children and the alien. Did I misread that? Did Father stutter? Didn’t Jesus say the same thing in Matthew 5:17-20? (Be careful not to burp out your programmed response, let His Word speak)
So do these instructions that lead to Life (Deut. 5:33, Deut 30: 17-20) apply to you? It depends if you consider yourself to be Israel or not. Paul seemed to think you are. He says we used to be separate and excluded from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of Promise, but now we have been made partakers (Ephesians 11-22).
Jesus did a lot of things with His Life, Death, Burial and Resurrection, one of them was to fulfill Numbers 15, making the 2 One!
Paul also tries to convey this with his “wild branch grafted in to The Tree” analogy in Romans 11, making the 2 One. Even Jesus tell us there are “other sheep not of this fold” that He came for (John 10:16), making the 2 One. Even the political religious hack, Caiaphas, who paid for his position, under the direction of the Holy Spirit proclaimed (John 11 49-52) “and not for that nation only, but in order that He might gather together into One the children of God who are scattered abroad.”
If we insist on keeping the 2 separate or worse over 30,000+ denominations, then we will make up our own rules, “doing what is right in our own eyes,” and you won’t be able to see why you should want to make for yourself tassels. Then, I will side with Jesus and Paul when they cited Scripture from Isaiah, “you will keep on hearing, but will not understand; you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; for the heart of this people has become dull, and with their ears they scarcely hear, and have closed their eyes; otherwise they might see with their eyes, and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and repent, and I would heal them (Isaiah 6:10, Acts 28: 26-27, Matt: 13:14).”
Please read not only the verses I quote, but go and read the Text in context! There is so much Truth for you to see for yourself if you would only read it for yourself and believe what you read, not read what you believe.
You won’t understand until you do them, and you only do them because you want to out of love for Him and His Way of Life.
“All those doing them have good understanding.” (Psalm 111:20)
“How long, O Naïve ones will you love simplicity? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing and fools hate knowledge? Turn to my reproof and I will pour out my spirit on you and I will make my words known to you.” (Proverbs 1:22-23)
You may think that this is silly and you may look weird (Did Miley Cyrus, Marilyn Manson, Lady Gaga, Joan Rivers ever think that way?). If you are a believer, then doesn’t 1 Peter 2:9 apply? Peter obviously didn’t think the left side of the Book was done away with. He was teaching Deuteronomy 27: 17-19!
Peculiar is as peculiar does.
So, my question to anyone who asks me why I wear these tassels is, why are you not wearing them?
I want to because I love Him and keep His commandments, and they are not burdensome. I need to remind myself of His commandment/instructions and not follow after my own eyes, after which I play the harlot! To be set-apart, ‘holy’ unto My God, YHVH (The Father that Jesus kept pointing to). It’s time to start using His Name and grow off the generic title. Other faiths are pretty bold in this hour and you know that god’s name
I keep the commandments also because we are still in the “throughout their generations” phase.
Good thing Jesus wore them, I know one woman who was grateful after she was healed of a 12 year hemorrhage! Now that was affordable Health Care.
So remember and don’t forget! Henry Blackaby once said, what you do next reveals what you believe regardless of what you say.
What say you? What will you do?