The Scarlet Thread Through The Bible
Behold, when we come into the land thou shalt find 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 to your words so be it. And she sent them away and they departed and she found the scarlet line in the window.
If you were here this morning you'd know that the she refers to Rahab, the harlot, the one who was transformed by that wondrous grace that Jim Whitmire just sang about. Here was a woman, a Canaanite woman, here was a woman destined for destruction, with the judgment of God hanging heavily over her head. Here was a woman in darkness and depravity living a life of immorality and yet she was transformed by the grace of God. Here was a woman whose sins were forgiven; here was a woman who was brought into the common wealth of Israel. Here was a woman no longer a harlot but she is married to a prince in Israel. Here is a woman so dramatically changed that she's brought into the very bloodline of our savior and is an ancestor to the Lord Jesus Christ according to the flesh, the great, great grandmother of King David, here was a woman who when you read the genealogy of Christ you will read her name and when you turn to Hebrews chapter eleven and read the role call of the great saints of all of the ages who live by faith you'll read of Rahab, the harlot. And the way that she was delivered was by tying a scarlet cord in her window, a rope, a line in her window. And we told you this morning that that line ...
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