The Scarlet Thread

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…