Only God could do such Things in His Creation!
The Bible commands that a blue string be worn on the corners of the Israelites' prayer shawls, a blue dyed with mollusk extract. The process of making blue dye for this ancient Jewish rite was lost as a result of Roman edicts and restrictions over 1,300 years.
It was this dye, the color blue that became one of the rarest and most costly of dyes to be obtained in the ancient world. It was known to come from the gland of a snail in the Mediterranean, which disappeared soon after the destruction of the temple in 70 A.D., or the process of how to extract it was lost. Not until 1985, was this snail rediscovered in the Mediterranean. Out of it came the royal purple and the royal blue. It was also this blue dye that was used to dye the blue cord on each tzitzit, which was the hem or fringe of the prayer shawls of the Hebrews as commanded by HaShem in Numbers 15:37.
Research claims today that From a snail comes a bromine-based dye from hoary antiquity comes a clearish yellowish substance. Exposure to the air brings about a complex enzymatic reaction that transformes the liquid through the entire color spectrum until, within minutes, the single drop of dye transforms into an intense deep purple.
If the snail's today are identical to the one described by the rabbis over two millennia ago, why does it not produce the proscribed blue for our fringes? Why id iy only purple? The amazing answer to this conundrum, which baffled 20th-century scientists for decades, was discovered in the chemistry lab. In order to use this odoriferous dye, the snail extract must be reduced to achieve a solution. When this process is performed indoors, the result is a purple dye. But if, while in its reduced state, the dibromoindigo is exposed to the sun for a few minutes, the bromine invisibly breaks away from the molecule, leaving behind only indigo, the brilliant biblical blue. Only God in His Awsome creations could do such a wonder. Since the days of Christ this dye has dissapeared, WHY?
The Blue has Gone but is Returning Yeshua (JESUS)
Biblical instruction and reason for the Tallit
2. Spiritual meaning
3.How Yeshua used His tallit
4.Tallit as a symbol of prophetic authority
5.Fulfillment of Zechariah’s prophesy
6. Return of the Lord – involvement, as a sign
Numbers 15:38 Speak to the children of Israel: Tell them to make tassels (tsit-tsit) on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and to put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners.
God’s commands the Jewish people to wear fringes [Tsitsiot]On the corners of our garments (Tsitsit is the singular of Tsitsiot) Especially to place a blue thread with each fringe. (Wings) Why? Is answered in the next verses 39 And you shall have the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined, 40 and that you may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy for your God. God instructed His people to remind themselves of His commandments And keep holy by placing a fringe on each corner of their garments Deuteronomy 22:12“You shall make tassels on the four corners of the clothing with which you cover yourself. Here, garment to put them on is a four-cornered cloak or covering This verse fringes are called g’dilim – from root “great” When the fringe [Tsitsit] is combined with the blue thread And joined to the four-cornered cloak They become ‘‘tassels of greatness’’ or G’dilim . A cloak is not a Tallit unless it has the special tassels Connected to its four corners Other names, such as arba-kanfot [four-cornered garment] Cloak is an outer garment, and is not worn constantly or uselessly. Therefore, a Tallit Katan (Little Prayer shawl) Made much lighter and smaller, may be worn under garments With the Tsitsiot exposed Wearer is constantly reminded of the LORD’s commandments
Practice of wearing the Tsitsit and Tallit has endured to this day. Among many Jewish people A Tallit Katan always worn by Orthodox Jews A Tallit is worn by Orthodox, Conservative and Reformed Jews when in the synagogue Some MJs wear a Tallit Katan. Placing of Tsitsit on garments and wearing the Tallit was the practice among God’s people in biblical times
The traditional blessing after putting on the Tallit is:
‘‘Baruch ata Adonai Eloheinu Melech ha-olam, asher kidshanu b’mitsvotav, v’tsivanu l’hitah-tafe ba-Tsitsit.’’
‘‘Blessed are You, O LORD [YHVH] our God, Ruler of eternity, who has made us holy by Your commandments and commanded us to cover ourselves with a fringed garment” The Tsitsit is attached to the Talit with particular knots and wrappings. In rabbinical Judaism, the number of strands, knots and spirals Within each Tsitsit is given a mystical interpretation. The blue thread or Shamash, meaning Servant, is wrapped around the other strands 7, 8, 11 and 13 times The 7 and 8 equal 15, which is equivalent to the value of the Hebrew letters yod and hey, the first two letters of the Name of God. Eleven (11) is the equivalent of vav and hey, the last two letters of the Name of God.
13 is equivalent to the Hebrew word Echad, which means one or unity. Therefore, from the orthodox point of view, to look at the Tsitsit is to Remember, YHVH Adonai Echad, "the LORD is One". Another symbolism is that word Tsitsit in Hebrew is equivalent to 600. Add that to the 13 wraps and the total is 613Which is the number of Torah commandments. Mention of the Tsitsit by Yeshua confirms its common use in His day.
NIV Matthew 23:5 “Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; It is certain that Yeshua, Himself, wore a Tallit Because He was obedient to every commandment of Torah (Law) being without sin for sin is a transgression of the Law, 1 John 3:4,5). The Tassel is border the Greek word kraspedon and garment is himation the spiritual meaning in Numbers 15:39 'you shallhave the tassel, that you may look upon it and remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them"..The key is "Looking upon it-on the tzitzit is a matter of spiritual understanding that is revealed to each one by the Holy Spirit. This becomes evident when the wearer looks upon the tassels and he awakens his heart to the love of the commandments of God. Even more, to love and to obey the commandment (John 14:15). So to appreciate the use of the Tallit we must first appreciate the Tsitsit" which is the Messianic Spiritual Meaning. From the Messianic point of View Numbers 15:38 says toput a blue tread in thetassels of thecorners. Put- natanu-given- a blue thread is given to view Numbers 15:38 . The Messiah declared He was given to Israel by the Father not to destroy, but to fulfill the commandments He is the only One who ever performed them perfectly The blue thread traditionally called the Shamesh or servant Points to Messiah Yeshua, the Suffering Servant Who is also the King, as blue is the color of the royal bloodline Mark of royalty. His ability to fulfill the commanments proves He has the rightful bloodline to be the eternal King hence, 'the blue thread signifies the Servant-King. So, the tsitsit is a symbol of the good news of the Messiah. Tallit carries the tsitsit, the good news is that it hold it before us, so that we might see it. So the Tallit is a type of the Holy Spirit ( Ruach Ha'Kodesh) who bring to us and reveals to us the Word of God both the written Word, which is scripture and the Living Word which is Yeshua. When the Holy Spirit comes upon us He blesses us with the knowledge of God. We are surrounded with His presence like an immersion t'vilah in a mikvah. When He reveals this meaning of the Tallit to us and we war a Tallit and look upon the tassel the Holy Spirit will awaken us to the love of God's Word, His commandments. Such a love in obeying Him we find in Yeshua's Healing and His Tallit.
Luke 8:43 a woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, and could not be healed by anyone, 44 came up behind him and touched the border of His garment; instantly her hemorrhaging stopped. Yeshua asked, “Who touched me?” When they all denied doing it, Kefa said, “Rabbi! The crowds are hemming you in and jostling you!” 46 But Yeshua said, “Someone did touch me, because I felt power go out of me.”
47 Seeing she could not escape notice, the woman, quaking with fear, threw herself down before him and confessed in front of everyone why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 He said to her, “My daughter, your trust has saved you; go in peace.”It was not just the edge or border of a garment, But the Tsitsit, the holy fringe When she touched the Tsitsit Yeshua asked, ‘‘Who touched Me?’’
She touched no part of His body That would have been against Jewish custom
So Yeshua was speaking of the Tsitsit as Himself He is that which the tsitsit represents. The woman’s healing is a revelation to us of Messiah’s power Also reveals the importance God gave to the Tallit and the Tsitsit As objects of His divine greatness Objects that the believer can use for the expression of faith No different than using oil. In fact Yeshua never used oil in healing people. His hands or the Tzittzit. Not the only occurence of its use we find in Mark 6:56 that whenever he went into towns or in the country they laid the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the tzitzet on his robe, and all who touched it were healed. Wherever He went, this was happening. They touched Him when they touched the Tsitsit. They believed that the power of Messiah flowed from Him. Through the Tallit and out through the Tsitsit. Their trust was in Yeshua, which arose from their knowledge of the importance God gave to the Tsitsit in the Torah. Tsitsit was also the sign of the arrival of Mashiakh. In Malachi 4 : 2 " But unto you that fear My Name will the Sun of Righteousness arise wotj jea;omg om His wings." TheProphetic promise of the Messiah's healing ministry. Hebrew for wings is kh'nah-feh-yah, or conors which is the same word used for thecornors of the Tallit.