We have been discovering the fascinating bible secrets about the black heritage of the human race and moreso the Jewish people. In the previous post, we explored whether or not Jesus was a black man and came to the conclusion that He was black because of His racial heritage. Today, we will explore whether or not He was a Nazarite.
We learnt that the Nazarite wore long locks as a symbol of their separation to God and cited Samson as an example. Was Jesus a Nazarite when He lived on earth? In this post, I will explore this revelation and its significance.
2. Scriptures reveal that Jesus had hair like wool
The issue of Jesus’ hair has always fascinated me because a description of His hair was given by Apostle John in the book of Revelation. I had been fascinated for some years about the similarity between Apostle John’s description and one given by Apostle Daniel about the “the Ancient of Days”. We see several truths when the texts are compared:
a. There are two people in the Daniel text – the Ancient of Days and Jesus the Son of Man. This is a revelation of two of the people in the God family
b. Jesus the Son of Man has the same hair texture as the Ancient of Days. Both Apostles Daniel and John compared their hair to “wool”
c. Apostle John also said that Jesus’ hair was “white like wool”:
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool…
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, [one] like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him (Daniel 7: 9)
And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
And in the midst of the seven candlesticks [one] like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
His head and [his] hairs [were] white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes [were] as a flame of fire;
And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters (Revelation 1: 12 – 15)
3. What were the style and texture of Jesus hair?
Although I would occasionally read these two texts over the years, I did not understand the description of the wool – like hair until a few months ago when I was closely inspecting the locked hair of a black female. I was standing in a line behind her and we were talking about the locking of the hair. Her locks were mature and long, while my locked hair was and still is in the infancy stage.
As I closely inspected her hair, I was fascinated to discover that it looked as if wool had been wrapped around each lock. Some braiders wrap wool around individual braids of natural black hair in one of their braiding techniques. However, my friend’s hair was not wrapped with wool - she told me that she used the interlocking technique to lock her hair.
I myself use the interlocking technique because I have found that the hair is easier to manage. Palm rolling is another technique used to lock the hair. However, the lock that is palm rolled and twisted looks more like a strong, smooth or rough rope at all stages.
Later in the day, Archangel Gabriel gave me the understanding of the “wool like” hair in the two texts. He began to show me that the wool – like appearance of Jesus’ hair and that of the Ancient of Days was due to the locking process.
4. Did Apostle John mean ONLY that Jesus’ hair was white like wool?
Apostle Daniel said that the hair of the Ancient of Days was like “pure wool” while Apostle John reiterated that Jesus’ hair was “white like wool, as white as snow”. Until my eyes were opened, I had thought that Jesus’ hair was white like wool. I had not yet received the revelation about the style and texture of our Lord’s hair.
In order to clarify the issue, I searched the scriptures to see if there were only white sheep and therefore white wool in the Bible days. If this were the case, then we could safely say that Apostle John was speaking only about the color and not the texture of Jesus’ hair. I discovered that that there were brown sheep (Gen 30: 33).
In fact, I could not find any references to white sheep, but found one to “white wool” (Eze 27: 18). This does not imply that there were no white sheep in scripture. However, the point is that John was not implying that Jesus’ hair was white because of white sheep, but he was comparing the texture to that of premium white wool. This is the same for the Ancient of Days.
5. Why was Jesus’ hair white?
Unlike earth, white hair is a status symbol in heaven - indicating a person of great honor and respect. The Ancient of Days and Lord Jesus represent two members of the Ruling Council of Heaven and Earth called “God”. We are created in their image and likeness. Let us continue to celebrate our Black Heritage and Race.
By revealing Himself in visions as a Black Man, Jesus gives us a picture of His physical description while He was on earth. He was One of us – a human, compassionate. He knows what it it is like to be Black and identifies with the Black Race. May God bless you as you celebrate your created purpose and heritage
More coming on – “Was Jesus a Nazarite?”