Purpose of Garments
The garments worn are representative of the garments of the priests in Exodus 28.
Exo 28:2 – And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty.
Purpose of Tassels on the Tambourine
The tassels on our tambourines are used to proclaim or represent the attributes of God according to the scriptural meaning and use of the colors. They are lifted as a banner during praise and worship.
Psa 20:5 – We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.
Gold - Divine Glory, His Deity (Acts 17:29; Rev 14:14; Song of Sol 5:11)
Amber - Glory of God (Ezekiel 1:4 and 8:2)
Blue - Heaven, Heavenly, Holy Spirit (Numbers 15:38)
Red - Blood, Atonement, Sacrifice (Isaiah 1:18; Joshua 2:18, 21)
Scarlet - (Leviticus 14:52)
Purple - Kingship, Royalty, Majesty (John 19:2; Judges 8:26)
White - Purity, Light, Righteousness (Revelation 6:2, 7:9, and 19:8)
Green - Freshness, Vigor, Life, Prosperity (Psalm 92:14, 37:5)
Silver - Redemption (Genesis 20:16; Matt 27:3-9)
Types of Dance in Both the Old and New Testaments
Machowla – (round) dance.
Raqad – to stamp, i.e. to spring about (wildly or for joy).
Karar – to dance (i.e. whirl)
Pazaz – to solidify (as if by refining); also to spring (as if separating the limbs)
Agalliao – (much) to jump for joy, i.e. exult
Skirtao – to skip; to jump
More Scripture References
Psa 149:3 – Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
1 Chr 15:29 – And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looking out at a window saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.
2 Sam 6:16 – And as the ark of the LORD came into the city of David, Michal Saul’s daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she despised him in her heart.
Mat 5:12 – Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Luke 10:21 – In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.
Luke 6:23 – Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.