The Scarlet Thread

From Genesis to Revelation
Runs the scarlet thread
Our hope – our consolation –
The blood that Jesus shed


Genesis 3:21 – The Bible – (KJV) – Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

The blood of animals was shed to make coats of skins to clothe Adam and Eve, after they brought sin into the world, a foreshadowing of the blood shed by Jesus to cover the sins of the world.

Joshua 2:18 – The Bible – (KJV) – 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.

This is he account of Rahab the harlot that believed in the God of Israel. Joshuas’s spies promised to save her and her family from the destruction of Jericho, when they came to conquer it, if she would follow their instruction, by attaching the line of scarlet thread in the her window.

Numbers 21:9 – The Bible – (KJV) – And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

The people that were bitten by snakes were dying. If they looked up at the brass serpent on the pole, they lived. This is another foreshadowing of Jesus, when He was lifted on the cross to shed his blood for us.

John 3:14-16 – The Bible – (KJV) – And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I could add many, many scriptures in the Old and New Testament that reveal the scarlet thread, the sacrifice made by the Son of God, the only remedy acceptable to God for sin. Believe and receive forgiveness and His righteousness forever.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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