Exodus 12:13 “But the blood on your houses will be a sign for your protection. When I see the blood, I will pass over you, says the Lord, Nothing will touch or destroy you….
When the Lord looks at His people, He sees the blood of His Son….a thick mercy covering of protection. When Satan looks at the same people, He also sees the blood of The Son. Satan cowards at the warning of Red and knows whom and what he is up against, JESUS! “For Greater is He who is in me than he is of this world”! We are promised angelic protection, safety, mercy, and a sure way out. This promise is in The Blood of Jesus….the scarlet line and offering that was poured out at the cross.
In the story of Rahab, she is clearly well known and described as a sinful woman. She is a seasoned harlot living and working in the idolatrous sin city of Jericho. But before the fall of the city, though faintly understanding, she received a powerful calling from The Lord over her life. A call so intense and immediate that it miraculously transformed her darkened sinner’s heart into one redeemed and pumping with unexplainable courage and faith. She longed to be a part of God’s family and to escape her life of sin in a sinful city. She wanted God and she wanted out!
What is so incredibly encouraging to me is that God chose this woman, a woman of heavy sin, to be divinely transformed into a heroine like figure of divine grace and redemptive strength. He chose her, in all her uncleanliness and promiscuous ways, to be incredibly loved and used by God to further His plan. Rahab’s story, though one of sin and war, is to me a story of hope and of spoken word confirming the truth over my own testimony. If God can use a woman like Rahab, He certaintly can and will use a woman like me. Maybe my sins are not as deep seeded and as heavily darkened as Rahab’s were, but I am an imperfect sinner, none the less. I too have a story of redemption, rescue, and miracles as I stand as a witness to the light and to the transformative power of grace over my own heart. By receiving a calling over my life that was so convincing at the moment of salvation, so magnetic through out this continual journey, and so incredibly fierce that it was and is indisputably divine and worth any risk to lose my “old life” to heed the call….no turning back!
Luke 9:24 “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.”
Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to the ways of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.”
In response to Rahab’s act of bravery and kindness by helping the Jewish spies escape Jericho, they advised her to tie a scarlet line out of her window upon their return. This was so she would be recognized by them and spared during the raid. The scarlet line that she clung to for hope was actually an outward sign for all to see who she was and whom she worshipped…..her faith on display. That life line would be her saving grace, her future, and her form of escape to a better and holy life she yearned for with God.
As I display different versions of my own “scarlet line” through loving actions, words, songs, deeds, and prayers, I hope people can recognize what my “scarlet line” truly represents. It is to to be seen as a visual symbol of my outward faith and a reflective light magnifying The Blood of Jesus that covers me. My hope is that this dark and fallen world can SEE what a rescued, well lit, and transformed heart for JESUS really looks like…...it’s scarlet in color! Amen
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