The importance of long hair
By Christine (Ruegg) Gloyne

ChristineIt was early in 2007 when I became very tempted to cut my hair, although I knew it was wrong and that I’d been taught that long hair in the Bible means ‘uncut’ hair. 

At that time in my life I was struggling with a few worldly things, and several sisters I knew had begun to trim their hair and I heard every excuse as to why it was okay. So I eventually decided I would trim my hair, but when I went to do it, I felt so convicted that I decided I would first ask God to clearly show me if I shouldn’t cut it at all, and if He didn’t answer me I would cut my hair the following week.  I think it was two days later, I had a dream where a man was chasing me with a knife and had me cornered and tried to stab me but was unable to touch me with it though he was stabbing wildly towards me.  Then a voice said to me, ‘He can’t touch you because you have uncut hair’.

The next night I had another dream. I saw myself holding scissors about to cut my hair and all around, Angels were crying and pleading for me not to cut it, saying they only have authority to protect me if my hair is uncut. I suddenly realized, though I can’t write it in words, what it would mean in the unseen spiritual world if I cut my hair, and I started screaming at myself, ‘Don’t cut it, please don’t cut it !’  Needless to say, I didn’t cut it !

About 3-4 weeks after this, it was a strangely quiet afternoon at work. I work in our family business ‘The Knife Shop’, selling knives. At about 4 p.m. there wasn’t a person in sight when a drunk crazed man staggered in swearing and shouting that he was going to stab me and kill me. He was very worked up and angry and used extreme foul language. I looked at him and suddenly realized that this was the same man who had unsuccessfully tried to stab me in my dream!  And I felt such a peace and just looked straight at him knowing he could do absolutely nothing to hurt me! He suddenly went all nervous and ran out.  A few seconds later he walked back in and said, ‘Sorry about that Lady’ and then left.

It’s just the grace of God to have prevented me from cutting off my God-given protection when I was already determined to cut my hair.  Praise The Lord !

1. Corinthians 11:10
For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

 God bless you all, Christine Ruegg