Conceptual Studies

THE SCARLET THREAD

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Welcome to the Christocentric Series, as we look at Jesus masked in the Old testament, and unmasked in the New testament.

Shout out to Adex Blessings, Elsam, Esther Bolajoko, Elsam , Fakiyesi Tolorunleke and Paul Adeyeye. They emerged as the five persons who got the first question of the week correctly.

When you hear the word “Scarlet”, what’s the first thought that drops in your mind? Red? Good. That’s the simple meaning. Scarlet means something that’s Red while Thread is a material used in sewing. Thread can be used in producing cloth, rope. Etc.

RAHAB AND THE SCARLET THREAD

Joshua 2:18-21 – “Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of SCARLET THREAD in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee.

And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.

“And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the SCARLET LINE in the window.”

In this passage, RAHAB protected the spies that spied Jericho, and when they were about to escape from her house, she used a red rope(Scarlet Thread) to exit them out of her house. Before they finally left, she made a request that whenever they are to attack the land, they should have mercy on her. Their response was that she should leave the Scarlet Thread on the window of her house and whenever they will be attacking the land, the house wouldn’t be attacked no matter how furious any of the armies would be. Therefore, anyone who would in the house bearing the red thread on it would be safe.

This is a typology of what happened in the land of Egypt. God told the Israelites to put blood on their doorpost so that whenever the angel of destruction passes over, he will not hurt them. We can see that the Blood and the Scarlet Thread are having the same prophectic meaning.

OTHER PROPHECTIC SCARLET THREAD

Genesis 3:21 – “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.”

We can see here God made a cloth for Adam and Eve with a thread of blood. This is the first place that blood was shed in the Bible as asked in the question of last post. The implication of this is that the animal that was killed was innocent of the sin of Adam and Eve but paid for their coverage. So also is Jesus innocent of the Sins He died for. He knew no sin but made Himself sin for us. And the standard of the Lord remain sure that without shedding of Blood, there’s no remission of sin.

Exodus 12:5 – “Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:”

We also see this in the levitical order on the day of You Kippur(Day of Atonement).The Animal that will be used for Atonement (Covering of sin) must be a year old meaning that the blood can only cleanse or cover sin for a year but Jesus was our own lamb that was slain. He wasn’t a year old. He wasn’t 33years old. He was beyond age. Hee transcends time. He’s ageless. So, he made propitiation of our sin once, for all and forever (Gloraaaaaay).

Hebrews 9:11-14 – “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

“Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

“For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:

“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

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Are you happy to see what Jesus did for you? Shout Glory.

SECOND QUESTION FOR THE WEEK

In the Old testament, God promised to destroy the world with _________and He restored it back with____________. (With Bible Reference)

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