The Scarlet Thread, Nov 28, 2010

Josh 2:11-21

– is there a scarlet thread in your window? (the window of your heart as a constant reminder)
– death passes over because it can’t touch the blood
– the first mark of discipleship of Jesus is obedience
– Rehab’s obedience saved her and her family
– God can bring anybody into redemption
– thankful for the scarlet thread of salvation
– scarlet thread is all through the Bible as a symbol and reminder of God’s plan to redeem us

The blood…
– purchased us for the Father (Acts 20:28)
– forgive us of our sins (Col. 1:14)
– redeems us (Eph. 1:17)
– destroys the works of the devil (Heb. 2:14)
– justifies us (Rom. 5:9)
– reconciles us to God (Rom. 5:10)
– helps us to serve God (Heb. 13:21)
– established a new and better covenant (Heb. 12:24)
– purifies us (Heb. 9:22)
– cleanses us (Rev. 1:5)
– heals us (Isa. 3:5)
– sets us free from captivity (Zech. 9:11)
– saves us from wrath (Rom. 5:9) and spiritual death (John 6:52-54)
– causes: Jesus to live in us (John 6:56) and us to overcome (Rev. 12:11)
– gives us:
  – access to the Holy of Holies (Heb. 10:19)
  – boldness (Heb. 10:19)
  – prosperity (Zech. 9:11-12)
  – life (John 5:53)
– frees us from:
  – grief and sorrow (Isa. 53:4-5)
  – fear (1 John 4:18)
  – the curse (Gal. 3:13)
– makes us:
  – holy (Heb. 10:29)
  – righteous (Rom. 3:24-26)
  – complete (Heb. 13:21)
– brings us:
  – life (John 6:53)
  – protection (Ex. 12:13)
  – peace (Col. 1:20)
  – blessings (1 Cor. 10:16)
  – near to the Father (Eph. 2:13)