by Ernest Easley

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The Way to God (7 of 16)
The Scarlet Thread
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Exodus 25.8
January 9, 2000

We are tracing the scarlet thread through the
Bible. And of course that scarlet thread is the blood
covenant that God cut with man! Whenever two parties
cut a covenant with each other... it was for life.
And we have discovered that it was not two parties
that cut the blood covenant with man... it was one
God cut the covenant! And when you open your
Bible... you cannot find a page that is not stained
with blood! All through the Bible we find that the
way to God is through the blood and the reason is
found in Leviticus 17.11, "For the life of the flesh
is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the
altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the
blood that makes atonement for the soul."
Our study began in the Garden of Eden with Adam
in Genesis 3.21 where blood was shed to cover the sin
of Adam. From Adam it went to Abel in Genesis 4.4
with his blood offering which God accepted. And Abel
went to Heaven through the shedding of blood.
Then from Abel it went to Noah in Genesis 8.20
when he built an altar to the Lord. From Noah the
scarlet thread went to Abram in Genesis 15 and then to
Genesis 22 where God provided a ram in the thicket.
From there... the scarlet thread went to Exodus
22 and the Passover Night. There we read where the
death angel passed over the homes where the blood had
been applied to the doorposts and lintels.
That night... the death angel wasn't looking for
good works nor religious activities nor moral
character... not even denominational affiliation! He
was looking for the blood of the lamb! The blood was
Now tonight... our study takes us to Exodus 25.
God had already given them the Ten Commandments. And
those Ten Commandments were God's way to show them
that He was Holy and that they were sinful! And
seeing how Holy He was and how si ...

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