For women, your hair is your CROWN of GLORY, that you wear from The LORD.
“But if a woman has long hair, it is her ornament and GLORY. For her hair is given to her for a covering.” 1 Corinthians 11:15
“The hoary head is a crown of beauty and GLORY, if it is found in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).” Proverbs 16:31
“You shall also be [so beautiful and prosperous as to be thought of as] a crown of GLORY and HONOR in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem [exceedingly beautiful] in the hand of your GOD.” Isaiah 62:3
Hair may also symbolize the LION OF JUDAH within you.
[ I see the MIGHTY ONE, in HIS MAJESTY, SHAKING HIS HEAD, AS HIS MANE FLOWS FREELY FROM HIM, TAUNTING THE ENEMY.
As HE shakes HIS head I see HIS mane beautifully flowing around HIM, HE is “FLEXING HIS MUSCLES” before the enemy and I hear HIM saying, as HE stands on the mountaintop perusing HIS KINGDOM, “SEE, HERE I AM, THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, CREATOR EXTRAORDINAIRE! THERE IS NOTHING MANKIND OR ANYTHING ELSE CAN DO TO STOP ME, FROM DOING WHAT I WANT TO DO. I AM, THAT I AM. I AM THE LORD, GOD ALMIGHTY, CREATOR OF HEAVEN and EARTH. NO OTHER IS LIKE ME, NOR HAS EVER BEEN, NOR WILL EVER BE. I AM HE WHO RULES and REIGNS. THERE IS NONE LIKE ME. I AM THE LORD.” ]
Then, I heard the LORD say, ” I want you to WORSHIP ME IN SPIRIT and IN TRUTH! SING and DANCE BEFORE ME, GLORIFY MY NAME! Enough of standing in place! It’s time to MOVE FORWARD in FREEDOM!!!” Remember, those who dance, praise and worship Me lead in battle and breakthrough to the Heavenlies!”
“They rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the LORD your GOD and you shall be established; believe and remain steadfast to His prophets and you shall prosper.
When he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to sing to the Lord and praise Him in their holy [priestly] garments as they went out before the army, saying, Give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving- kindness endure forever!
When they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir who had come against Judah, and they were [self-] slaughtered.” 2 Chronicles 20:20-22
Then He reminded me of the 1st time He asked me to dance before Him. I said, “Who me? I’ve never danced in a church before and what will the people think? Are you crazy?”
I heard Him laugh at what I’d said. He knew He’d already won the battle between us, but He had to convince me, that He was right and I was wrong.
He said, “Will you honor Me with a dance?”
I asked, “Can you wrap me up so tight in your arms and surround me with Your love, that no one else will matter?’
He replied, “But of course. I’ve been waiting for you to ask.”
“Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels and dancing.” Exodus 15:20
“David danced before the LORD with all his might, clad in a linen ephod [a priest’s upper garment].” 2 Samuel 6:14
“Again I will build you and you will be built, O Virgin Israel! You will again be adorned with your timbrels [small one-headed drums] and go forth in the dancing [chorus] of those who make merry……
….. Then will the maidens rejoice in the dance, and the young men and old together. For I will turn their mourning into joy and will comfort them and make them rejoice after their sorrow.” Jer 31:4,13
“Let them praise His name in chorus and choir and with the [single or group] dance; let them sing praises to Him with the tambourine and lyre! For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation and adorn the wretched with victory.” Psalm 149:3-4
So He sent angels to teach me HIS dance, by dancing with me. Oh my, did they ever dance!
For me, dancing before and with the angels, as they taught me and with the LORD was so totally different than anything I ever imagined or saw myself doing. It just wasn’t a part of me, at that time.
It was always so much fun to watch someone else dance so gracefully.
BUT, I was also so grateful I wasn’t the one dancing. I was afraid, as I thought I’d probably do something wrong and people would laugh at me.
But I was so wrong and have asked GOD to forgive me for my thoughts, words, lack of action at that time, fear of man, negative thinking towards myself, skepticism, and judging others.
I am so grateful to Him that He didn’t give up on me, that He continued to ask me to dance and helped me overcome my fear, pride, and the other spirits holding me back and keeping me from a greater relationship with Him.
Then He reminded me of Ruth Ward Heflin and her love of dancing before the LORD. In one of her GLORY books she shares that when she’d be flying across the ocean for hours, she would stand up on the plane in the aisle or in the restroom, as she listened to worship music and began swaying, or tapping her feet to the music.
( Ruth Heflin’s GLORY books are available online, FREE )
It was through her books that I learned more about GOD’S GLORY and how HE taught her to usher it into her presence, wherever she was at.
Now I know and realize how important dancing with and before The LORD is. It can be used by Him in so many ways.
When you dance before Him, you are GIVING or SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO HIM in HUMILITY, FREEDOM, OBEDIENCE, HONOR, JOY, and so much more, for HIM to use you for HIS GLORY, whether you’re honoring HIM, stomping on the enemy’s head,
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.” Genesis 3:15
or waving to HIM, even as the priest would motion a wave offering.
Strong’s Concordance: 8573. tenuphah: a swinging, waving, wave offering, offering
Original Word: תְּנוּפָה
Part of Speech: Noun
Phonetic Spelling: (ten-oo-faw’)
Or maybe HE’S dancing with you and you feel like you’re flying in HIS arms, to HIS heart’s desire and you’re not worried about the ways and thoughts of mankind.
Oftentimes, I just close my eyes, so I’m not distracted by what’s around me. Then I can concentrate on HIM totally!
I still wonder at His GLORY, and its heaviness I sometimes feel when I dance.
At times I see HIM watching, while at other times I’m looking up and just flowing with Him and caring about nothing else.
Physically or Spiritually you may ask? I don’t know, as it is so real and I no longer care about where I’m at, or who’s watching, when He asks me to dance. It just doesn’t matter, because He’s the One I love most.
Distractions try get in the way, to take me off course. So sometimes I have to recall and think about who I love most and who I will be obedient to, and what have I promised HIM?
Are you just talking and saying you love HIM most, and will do anything for HIM? Just so you can look good in the company of others? Have your pride and lies gotten in the way of your relationship with the LORD?
Maybe mankind with their demons/spirits have been sent to destroy you through mocking/intimidation/condemnation, or other ploys of the enemy?
There could even be more reasons than this, but in the end, did you follow through? Did you win the battle? Are you still on track?
Or did your words became like water pouring out, but never reaching a destination. Just aimless wandering, because you really didn’t mean what you said.
There was no follow through from words to actions, because that thought in your head, or those words that poured out of your mouth, as you talked to friends or others, those words and thoughts never reached your heart. They never got into your spirit, they never reached their destination.
They were “JUST WORDS” that really had no meaning when you said them, because your heart and My spirit weren’t in them.
You may have initially intended for them to go to your heart and act in agreement with the words, but you let a distraction get in the way or something else you thought at the time was more important than follow through. You’d get to it later. But later never came.
GOD is supposed to be YOUR FIRST LOVE, and there are no words of refusal to dance with or for HIM that work. NONE. Who are you choosing to be OBEDIENT to, HIS HEART or your heart?
HE LOVES WHEN WE DANCE FOR and WITH HIM!
“Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing…….
……. If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.
I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].
If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father’s commandments and live on in His love.
I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.” John 15:4-5, 7-11
“I know your industry and activities, laborious toil and trouble, and your patient endurance, and how you cannot tolerate wicked [men] and have tested and critically appraised those who call [themselves] apostles (special messengers of Christ) and yet are not, and have found them to be impostors and liars.
I know you are enduring patiently and are bearing up for My name’s sake, and you have not fainted or become exhausted or grown weary.
But I have this [one charge to make] against you: that you have left (abandoned) the love that you had at first [you have deserted Me, your first love].
Remember then from what heights you have fallen. Repent (change the inner man to meet GOD’S ’s will) and do the works you did previously [when first you knew the LORD], or else I will visit you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you change your mind and repent.” Revelation 2:2-5
“In the days ahead, PRAISING and WORSHIPPING ME, will be of UTMOST IMPORTANTANCE.
Praising and Worshipping Me will pull you out of the pit you may have fallen into, knowingly or unknowingly. It will keep you out of the pit, as you look up into My Face and not at My hands, for your needs.”
“O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is. So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your POWER and Your GLORY. Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.” Psalm 63:1-4
“Remember, it is those who lead with praise and worship that break open the way, for TRUTH, RIGHTEOUSNESS, JUSTICE and LIFE to prevail.
Just as in days past, so will it be in the days ahead, that I WILL RESCUE YOU, JUST AS I DID THE ISRAELITES. SEEK ME and ASK ME, don’t let other distractions get in the way.
DO NOT FEAR WHAT the enemy plans to curse you with and use to try manipulate and control you with, to detour you and cause you to come on his path.
REMEMBER I AM THE ONE WHO WINS! If you are with ME, YOU WILL BE ON THE WINNING SIDE!”
“But because the LORD loves you and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.” Deuteronomy 7:8
(Literally this is happening NOW as we are being FREED from the clutches of the enemy, as we seek GOD and are obedient to HIM. Bev)
“Know, recognize, and understand therefore that the LORD your GOD, He is GOD, the faithful GOD, Who keeps covenant and steadfast love and mercy with those who love HIM and keep HIS commandments, to 1000 generations,” Deuteronomy 7:9
“You shall not go up and down as a dispenser of gossip and scandal among your people, nor shall you [secure yourself by false testimony or by silence and ] endanger the life of your neighbor. I AM THE LORD.
You shall not hate your brother in your heart; but you shall surely rebuke your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.
You shall not take revenge or bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I AM THE LORD.” Leviticus 19:16-18
“Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the LORD your GOD Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
“Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses, but we will trust in and boast of the name of the LORD OUR GOD.” Psalm 20:7
“The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Psalm 118:6
“But thanks be to GOD, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our LORD JESUS CHRIST.” 1 Corinthians 15:57
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” John 16:33
“But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [ peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition ] is the heritage of the servants of the LORD [those in whom the ideal Servant of the LORD is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17
“Little children, you are of GOD [ you belong to Him ] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [ the agents of the antichrist ], because HE Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
“For whatever is born of GOD is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world even our faith.” 1 John 5:4
“Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through HIM WHO loved us.” Romans 8:37
God Bless You!
~ Beverly Juelsgaard-Fischer