Hair! Down To There!
My hair like Jesus wore it
Hallelujah I adore it
Hallelujah Mary loved her son
Why don’t my mother love me?
Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
(From the Musical ‘Hair’)
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Have you ever had a bad hair day? Some days you feel like your hair has a mind of its own and you just want to scream at it! But what if your hair did have a mind of its own? Sure, we know that our hair is mostly just strands of dead cells and that they have no life, nor mind of their own. But, what they represent is so much more.
The hair that grows on your head seems to represent a type of life force that is symbolic of the faculties of your mind. The hair that crowns your head with splendor and glory is symbolic of the strength, life and wisdom that is joined to your thoughts.
1 Corinthians 11:15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering.
MEN AND WOMEN’S STYLES
In the Holy Scriptures the female of our species is often used as the symbol of insight, feelings and wisdom. These attribute are all primarily based on the same basic premise. Woman are highly sensitive to emotions, be it their own or others, and they seem to feel their way through most situations. For this reason they are also very in-tuned to spiritual things. This includes the promptings of the Holy Spirit, because much of the Spirit of God communicates with us through an essence of motivations though our feelings.
Men are not nearly so natural to the language of emotions. Men tend to try to think their way through situations, weighing out the pros and cons of a situation and then finding the fastest route to getting that situation resolved. Men like to get immediate gratification and results with the least expenditure of time, effort, and resources. In fact many arguments that happen between the sexes are actually rooted in these two differences. The woman will generally be upset because the man is not paying attention to something that is emotionally sensitive. And the man can not understand why she is so upset when he believes he has found the fastest and best approach to accomplishing the goal presented to him.
Notice in your next argument of the sexes as the man will try to offer some advice that he thinks will remedy the situation quick, neat and efficiently, when all he really needed to do was offer a sympathetic ear to hear her out, or maybe offer a heart felt apology for being so insensitive. Men seem to like to have solutions that wrap things up quick and tidy so they can move on. And women seem to need to vent emotional energies until the fire that drives them is completely spent-up so they too can move on. How long this process will take, no man on this Earth has a clue, but then again most women are not quite sure either. I think the correct amount of time that it takes for a woman to vent and move on is, “It takes as long as it takes”.
The thing about a woman is that her feelings (though they drive men crazy at times) have an uncanny ability to create changes that may not have come about without her otherwise. This is largely because of her uncanny insightfulness to the needs of the things close to her like the home. There is an instinctual essence that seems to allow her to see and know how things are emotionally effected by the choices that people make. She knows what the kids need and what her friends feel. She is often a very social person and she is almost always in-tuned with the wants and needs of her household. The woman is symbolically the keeper of the spiritual house as well because she is in-tuned with its feelings. Which is also probably why most church goers tend to be females… and the ones they bring with them each time there is a mass or service. The woman is therefore symbolic of the insightfulness of spiritual things which cause choices to be made, hence she is the symbol of the heart for, feelings, insight and the wisdom in choices.
Whereas the man is generally more interested in the overall goals or objectives of life, be it business, home or church. When he has a goal he will general come up with schemes to get it done fast, easy, and efficiently, even if it involves sacrifices to do so. He can, at times, be a little remiss to how his methods of achieving his goals might affect the others around him on a personal level.
This is a general rule by nature, that a man rules the house in a thought or belief, so he becomes symbolically the head, or the lead as the mind is to the body. But a woman gives insight, feeling and reasoning to balance out his goals with choices that she hopes are beneficial for everyone. So though man is the head, she is the heart and the center of the spiritual house. And though being sensitive to other’s feelings is a lofty and admirable goal, emotions can be twisted to the benefit of the person whose feeling them. Ruling by emotions alone is dangerous. It is good to be in-tuned with your emotions, but some choices are hard ones and they involve loss and strategies that are not always going to make everyone happy. So a certain amount of disconnect from emotions is necessary. Life can be a cruel and hard place and a man’s instincts are somewhat primal and protective of “his possessions”. This is not meant as a slight or indignity to the things he believes he possesses. It is simply a protective nature to protect what he loves, be a large screen television or a family member (Yes with some distinctions between the two).
So as a rule a man will attack a situation to find a solution, because he is less sensitive and he will try to assert through a dominance the results he wants to achieve. Does this always work like he wants it to? Not always, because the woman is the other half of him, that he is not. She is the one thing in his world he can not always muscle his way through. The love a woman brings forth from a man is a powerful instrument that can be wielded like a weapon – His ambitions. And a woman that knows how to draw and wield this instrument wields a force to be reckoned with. A man in love is a foolish thing and he will do everything in his power to get what he wants, and the woman that knows how to manipulate these feelings of his can drive a man to move whole mountains or conquer kingdoms. Just read your history books for examples of this.
In a simpler less dramatic example you might hear the woman say something like “Sure, you can go play golf, but the kids have their school play and it’s important to them. So if you go play golf, just know that you will be sleeping with your clubs on the couch for some time when you get back home.”
And then the wheels in the man’s head turns until he comes up with the conclusion “Ah, I guess I should go to the school play”. So the man sadly packs away his clubs… into the trunk of his car, and then spends the next few hours (even at the play) thinking up clever scenarios to try to persuade his wife to let him go play golf as soon as the play is over. Though knowing, deep down inside, that His goal of a day on the green with his buddies is slim to none.
Proverbs 25:24 It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.
So a woman is symbolic of the wisdom of the heart, through insightfulness and also in cunningness. And oddly enough, her hair too is symbolic of this exact same thing! There is just something about the allure of a woman’s hair. A woman’s hair does make her more beautiful as well as it’s an element of warmth, protection and it crowns her in a splendid glory that all men have trouble in resisting its allure.
Song of Solomon 7:5 Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel, And the hair of your head is like purple; A king is held captive by your tresses.
The allure of a woman’s hair is like the strands of a web cast upon the heart of a king, ensnaring his soul in the riches of her tresses.
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Imagine yourself, as if you are the entire world. And all the people of the world are the hairs that grows on your head. Each one grows wise in the length of their years, and each is unique and lovely to behold, but together they are strong and magnificent. Or you can also think of your hair as plants, like wheat, or trees, because these things are the hairs of the world, and we too are compared to the grass and trees in the Bible.
Isaiah 40:7 The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass.
These people, or plants of your world are representative of your spiritual faculties, because each person is like a member of your household staff, all working for you to see that the house of the Spirit is in order. Just as a church congregation has many members that work towards the greater good of that spiritual house, so too is the hair of your head like each member of your mental faculties gathered together in beauty for a greater good. And these faculties crown your world with their strength, wisdom and beauty. They also add protection and warmth when gathered together and this unity of your faculties in a single cause is the richness and glory of your life.
Ezekiel 16:14 Your fame went out among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendor which I had bestowed on you,” says the Lord GOD.
A WHOLE OTHER YOU! You won’t believe what you see in the mirror!
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
The looking into a mirror is more than just you seeing your own face and hair reflected back at you, so you can admire how you look. On a spiritual level, it’s seeing with your spiritual eyes those attributes of God reflected back into your own life. Every body part in a mirror is symbolic of a spiritual truth.
- Body: is the compilation of all things working together as a whole in unity.
- Hands: represent the actions and works you do.
- Arms: are the strength in your convictions and actions
- Feet: represent balance and choices in your spiritual journey.
- Head: is the home of all things cerebral and the center of thought and the connection to God.
- Face: is the expression of intent of the spiritual self being manifested and made known.
- Nose: points the way to the divine things that are good or bad to consume spiritually.
- Teeth: and jaw represent the breaking down and consuming the strength of something on a spiritual level.
- Eyes: are symbolic for perceiving things in a spiritual light.
- Tongue: is an entity that expresses the inner-self with the clarity of living words.
- Ears: represent the hearing or understanding of spiritual things.
Every part of your physical-self mirrors spiritual truths of God. By learning to master the things of our own world, or life, we let God be seen, mirrored in our lives by others. And as we are all meant to mirror God in our physical and spiritual life, then we too are meant to mirror the splendor and glory of His head and hair with our own. And just as His hair is meant to be symbolic of His people like the grass of the field, we too have our own hair representing the faculties of our mind. Your hair is just like the nation of Israel, all moving in different directions and being unruly and making God look bad with a bad hair day. Or they can all move as one and make God look slick and stylish. I know this sounds a little bit silly but it’s true.
Remember, you are symbolically the world, and just as the nation of Israel conquered certain cities and ruled them, so are you meant to rule your locations of your own world. The cities, or any location in the Bible, are symbolically emotional and mental states of being. So, if the faculties of your mind are all working towards a single goal, then the mind will grow as you learn to rule your inner states of being. Thus making you a king of that state or being. And the more states you rule, the more you crown yourself in glory. Just like Jesus, the King of all Kings whom teaches us to rule ourselves in all that we do by the grace and glory of God. So perhaps we need to learn to grow our hair like Jesus, and crown our heads in glory.
And though we don’t have people or grass for hair, these hairs are still elements of our personal wisdom that crown our life. And as God’s people, we are the choice that is never far from His thoughts.
Deuteronomy 7:6 “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth.
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In Greek mythology the gorgon Medusa is cursed with the ability to turn all men that look upon her to stone. This is symbolic of the power of woman’s insightful perceptions and the wisdom of her head turning a man’s thoughts to her will.
Medusa’s is symbolic of the vindictiveness of a woman’s heart that is severely scorned, who uses her perceptions and craftiness to turn a men’s lives to ruin. The cold eyes of a woman’s scorn shine forth from her with no love or compassion, and the windows to her soul give no warmth or light, but instead take away these things and leave only death and coldness in the spirit. The eyes are symbolic of perception, but hers have gone awry and she sees only bitterness towards men. And she uses the faculties of her mind to stop a man’s journey cold in his track, thus bringing his whole spiritual house to ruins.
The serpents that are her hair represent a wisdom through cunningness. And the cunningness of the mind is a type of seeing things unlike others, and reading and seeing ways to accomplish what it is that you wants to achieve beyond the watchful sight of onlookers. This is often why poison was called a woman’s weapon, because subversive tactics allow a woman to bypass even the strongest man’s defenses.
Judges 4:21 Then Jael, Heber’s wife, took a tent peg and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him and drove the peg into his temple, and it went down into the ground; for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
The word for serpent in the Scriptures is nachash.
Serpent: nachash; nä·khash': to practice divination, divine, observe signs, learn by experience, diligently observe, practice fortunetelling, take as an omen.
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made.
As Christians we attribute the fall of mankind as being “tricked” into eating a fruit that lead to death and thus what “tricked” us must be “evil”. Therefore all snakes MUST be evil. But actually they are not. Some snakes are actually very beneficial for your garden and are not poisons at all, or dangerous to you in any way. A snake is not evil, it is just an animal, but a snake comes with a spiritual significance representing wisdom through cunningness. Or the craftiness of the mind.
God uses this cunningness of our minds to open up choices to us that we may not have considered without Him. Thus Aaron’s (Light bringer) rod becomes a serpent as it is cast down before Pharaoh and it eats the other serpents of the wise men of his court.
Exodus 7:12 For every man threw down his rod, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods
In other words, God’s wisdom is greater than all the other wisdom of man combined.
Numbers 21:9 So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.
Bronze is the metal of mixing, thus joining together in strength. This bronze serpent is actually symbolic of the image of Jesus set before us on a pole, lifted up for all to see. And those that were bit by a fiery serpent (deadly wisdom) would be healed by looking to the wisdom of unity with God.
John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
There are now two serpents of importance in Scriptures. The one that is the cunningness of Lucifer that lead to a separation from God’s peace in paradise. And then there is the other serpent that is the wisdom of unity that comes only through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Just as in your own garden paradise there are some serpents that are good for keeping it protected from vermin, and then there is the others that are poisonous vipers and dangerous to members of your household.
Psalms 140:3 They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah
If Medusa had the garden variety snakes for hair, she would probably be graced by a protective wisdom, or instincts to help. But she is covered instead by deadly vipers, thus giving her a poisonous mind filled with the cunningness of death.
Matthew 23:33 Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?
The Bible never asks us to just be as sheep and follow on blindly with only faith to guide us, because blind faith is easily manipulated by those that would prey upon your desires and weaknesses.
Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
So we are not only to follow in faith but we are also asked to be smart and wise, but to remember to do all things with innocence and gentleness. And that is part of the key to your spiritual journey to salvation. Have faith, be cunning, but yet innocent.
Matthew 10:16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and *harmless as doves.
*akeraios; ä-ke’-rī-os: of the mind, without a mixture of evil, free from guile, innocent, simple
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If your hair are members of your mental faculties and they are the strength and glory of your life then how you wear you hair seems to denote the state of your mental wellbeing. So imagine you are God’s hair and how you present yourself, is how you make God look to everyone else. Some of the words used for hair in the Bible describe a sense of being disheveled.
Hosea 7:9 Aliens have devoured his strength, But he does not know it; Yes, gray hairs are here and there on him, Yet he does not know it.
Hair, OT: se`ar; sā·är': in the sense of dishevelling
Most of the “Old Testament” uses this word for hair to show how unruly God’s people were. Where other words for hair in the New Testament denote a sense of order, strength and firmness like when it is in a braid, etc.
Hair NT: thrix; thrē’ks: hair of a man or animal
Akin to: komē; ko’-mā: hair of a man or animal
From the root of: komizō; ko-mē’-zō: to care for, take care of, provide for
The prophet Ezekiel was commanded by the Lord to shave the hair from his head and to do things with it that represented God’s rebellious nation and how they would be treated. Remember we symbolically mirror God in all things. You could see how Ezekiel played the part of God to illustrate the mirroring of this truth.
Ezekiel 5:1 “And you, son of man, take a sharp sword, take it as a barber’s razor, and pass it over your head and your beard; then take scales to weigh and divide the hair.
And to shave your head of your hair is to be cut off from your people or to lose the wisdom you grew in life, freeing you and leaving a bald head uncrowned by the glory of God.
Micah 1:16 Make yourself bald and cut off your hair, Because of your precious children; Enlarge your baldness like an eagle, For they shall go from you into captivity.
This baldness only applies to those that shave their head and not the ones who lose it by nature.
Leviticus 13:40 “As for the man whose hair has fallen from his head, he is bald, but he is clean.
So, just as some sound advice, I wouldn’t mock a Holy man of God and call him “baldy”
2 Kings 2:23 Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up the road, some youths came from the city and mocked him, and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” 24 So he turned around and looked at them, and pronounced a curse on them in the name of the LORD. And two female bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.
And just like the wheat of the field, or cut down trees, those hairs that are shaved off become like an irritable stubble on the face of the world.
Malachi 4:1 “For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” Says the LORD of hosts, ” That will leave them neither root nor branch.
When the priest of the tabernacle were being consecrated they would have to shave their heads as well. This was a way of saying that they are doing away with their old wisdom and growing anew. Hence a cleaning of their faculties. Those that were spiritually cleansed this way were called a Nazirite.
Numbers 6:18 Then the Nazirite shall shave his consecrated head at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and shall take the hair from his consecrated head and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offering.
Nezer; neh’·zer: consecration, crown, separation, Nazariteship
To be a Nazirite means to be one who is set apart from the world, or Holy (Set apart). As they are an instrument spiritually clean and without blemish. And there were lots of things that were considered unclean that could spoil this period of separation in life, if they came in contact with them. But some people are born into this world as Nazirites like Samson.
Samson: Like the Sun
Samson was dedicated to the Lord from birth. Hence he was born a Nazirite and he NEVER cut his hair. This means that he knew God intimately since the beginning and he did not need to do away with old wisdoms because he has always known the wisdom of God and it grew more in his years. But if he did cut his hair it would diminish his strength and his bonding with God.
Judges 16:17 that he told her all his heart, and said to her, “No razor has ever come upon my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaven, then my strength will leave me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.
The story of Samson shows the strength we have as a people united to our God as one single unit, and not just many individual strands out on our own. And God knows the members of His household, He has numbered each and every one. They are all precious and accounted for just as the number of hairs on your own head, you are accounted for as beautiful hairs on His own head that He proudly wears as a crown of glory.
Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Luke 21:18 But not a hair of your head shall be lost.
Acts 27:34 Therefore I urge you to take nourishment, for this is for your survival, since not a hair will fall from the head of any of you.”
And the more disheveled we are, the more unruly God looks. But when we are braided together as a say a 3 fold cord (Mind, body, spirit). We are then in one accord and not so easily broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
We are the beauty and glory of God and our lives grow long with wisdom in His service. And with age we become sage and pure and our hair turns white like the wool of the obedient sheep.
Matthew 5:36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.
Revelation 1:14 …His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow
Just as Samson was a Nazirite, Jesus too takes on this roll of one separated by birth, being born in union with God by the Holy Spirit. But the Bible doesn’t seem to depict the length of Jesus hair, though we see it long in all the pictures and movies. The Bible also does not call Jesus a Nazirite but it does say He is born of Nazareth. But most people don’t realize that the cities and locations in the Bible are spiritually significant as a state of being. So Jesus is of the state of Nazara, or Nazareth.
Nazareth: “the guarded one”
The similarities are uncanny.
nazar (Hebrew): Nazarite: set-apart
nazara (Greek): Nazareth: guarded and set apart
They are both set apart, And you would be surprised how similar certain things are in Greek and Hebrew. But because theologians are not 100% sure if these two words mean the same thing, they won’t commit to Jesus being a Nazirite like Samsun was. But yet the word naziyr also known as Nazirite means: untrimmed (vine)
naziyr: nä·zēr': consecrated or devoted one, Nazarite
a) consecrated one
b) devotee, Nazarite
c) untrimmed (vine)
John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
So, if Jesus is a Nazarite/Nazirite, the world may never know, but in my book I would assume He is set apart for the Holy service of God.
SO WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH LONG HAIR ON WOMEN VS. MEN?
As you read, woman represents wisdom. And wisdom is the heart and keeper of the spiritual home of your soul. In many ways woman represents the church itself thus making the church the mother of her children of the congregation. And her strength is the wisdom she wears as her protection and the symbol of her importance in the role of a mother of her children that adorn her.
But as wisdom rules the heart in understanding, the mind rules the house as the thing that must make the final decision. The two are very separate but complimentary entities. Feelings balance out thoughts so they don’t stray to conquest, and thoughts lead the body to correctness, because feelings can become deceptive at times as they lead to their desires.
So in a church, this is symbolically representative of your spiritual home or the center of self. And in the church you are now symbolically showing this order of your station in life. A woman covers her head so she won’t out-shine the man with her glory. A woman’s crown is her dominion in the feelings and wisdom of the heart, but a man’s glory is his strength and his mind. So she takes protection in her wisdom, but man demonstrates his dominance without much feelings. So he does not wear it as a covering, but keeps just enough to keep him wise.
1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.3 But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head.5 But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved.6 For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered.7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man.9 Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. 10 For this reason the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 Nevertheless, neither is man independent of woman, nor woman independent of man, in the Lord.12 For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God.
13 Judge among yourselves. Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?14 Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a dishonor to him?15 But if a woman has long hair, it is a glory to her; for her hair is given to her for a covering.16 But if anyone seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, nor do the churches of God.
So the main thing to remember about your hair, is that you are symbolic of the faculties of God. And how you present yourself directly reflects upon the image of God. But just as you reflect God in your life, you are also reflected in His heart and you crown His head with glory. So as you lead your life, lead it as an ambassador that represents God here on Earth and try to remember to make our God look really good to others.
2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.THIS IS MORE THAN A BLOG, IT’S A MOVEMENT IN THE MAKING.
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