The Scarlet Thread

The Scarlet Thread

The Scarlet Thread – Part 7

The Passover Exodus 12:1-14 NKJV (1)  Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, (2)  “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. (3)  Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. (4)  And if the household…

The Scarlet Thread – Part 6

The High Priest Old Covenant – High Priestly Garments The central figure of the Old Covenant system was the High Priest. He was the most important person in the entire nation because he represented the entire nation before God. He stood above everyone else not just because of his position but also because of what he was required to wear. As we look at his garments, understand that together they paint a picture of the High Priest that was to…

The Scarlet Thread – Part 5

Last week we said there were three things that God gave specific instructions to Moses to do: construct the Tabernacle, setup the system of sacrifices, and create the priesthood. God gave the law, not as a part of the blood covenant, but as His way of revealing Himself to the world. It was His calling card to show the world His character. When the Hebrew looked into the Ten Commandments, he would see God’s holiness and his sinfulness. He could…

The Scarlet Thread – Part 4

Fast forward in time after Abraham until the time of Moses and Children of Israel. You see God perform wondrous miracles to deliver His people and He brings them out into the wilderness. They cross the Red Sea, Pharaoh and his armies are defeated and God brings them to Mount Sinai. Exodus 19:17-18 NKJV  And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.  (18)  Now Mount Sinai…

The Scarlet Thread – Part 3

Four times the Scripture says that Abraham believed God and it was counted to him for righteousness.  Genesis 15:5-6 NKJV (5)  Then He brought him outside and said, “Look now toward heaven, and count the stars if you are able to number them.” And He said to him, “So shall your descendants be.” (6)  And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness. Romans 4:3 NKJV (3)  For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED…

The Scarlet Thread – Part 2

The Bible is divided into two divisions: the Old Testament and the New Testament. The word Testament comes from the Latin word, testamentum. The more proper name for these divisions is “covenant”. In the Old Testament the Hebrew word is: beri yth (ber-eeth’) to cut until blood flows In the New Testament Greek the word is: Diatheke  (dee-ath-ay’-kay) contract, will or testament The covenant is the very foundation of our contact with God and His contact with us. A Blood…

The Scarlet Thread – Part 1

Have you ever found yourself reading the Bible and it not make sense to you? Have you ever felt like the Bible seems like two different books with one cover? Have you ever wondered what the connection was, if any, between the Old Testament and the New Testament? You know you are a New Testament believer or follower of Christ, but really what does the Old Testament have to do with me now in today’s time? We are going to…