Though Your Sins Be as Scarlet
Do you feel you are not worthy at all to come before the Lord because you are a sinner? Come anyway. Though your sins be as scarlet, God can make you white as snow again.
Isaiah 1:10, 16-20 10 Hear what Yahweh says, you rulers of Sodom; listen to what our God teaches, you people of Gomorrah. 16 wash, make yourselves clean. Take your wrong-doing out of my sight. Cease doing evil. 17 Learn to do good, search for justice, discipline the violent, be just to the orphan, plead for the widow. 18 'Come, let us talk this over,' says Yahweh.Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. 19 If you are willing to obey, you shall eat the good things of the earth.20 But if you refuse and rebel, the sword shall eat you instead -- for Yahweh's mouth has spoken.'
Though you’re stained red with sin
One thing that held me back for a long time as I was serving the Lord before in our Catholic charismatic community was the sense of being so unworthy for Christian ministry because I sin again and again.
I fall again and again, following the desires of my flesh, saying yes to my selfish interests and not obeying God.
But then I wake up to a new day and it’s like I’m new again.
Because I know it’s another chance to come into the presence of God once again, though I’m stained red with sin.
This verse had always been like an open invitation for me to come into God’s presence no matter how guilty I feel inside.
18 'Come, let us talk this over,' says Yahweh. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
We serve a compassionate and merciful Father.
He loves us, no matter what we do, and what we have done.
He always wants us to come.
Take these words from one of my favorite song:
Nothing you can do, can make Him love you more Nothing that you've done, can make Him close the door
Time of Grace and Mercy
As long as we are in this flesh, we will always fall again and again.
But as long as we are in this flesh, we can also strive to change and be better again and again.
Our time on earth is a time of Grace and Mercy.
A time for us to change and be molded to be who God wants us to be.
By the Blood of the Lamb and Word of Testimony
But God who created us without our consent will not save us without our consent.
We have to do our part.
16 wash, make yourselves clean. Take your wrong-doing out of my sight. Cease doing evil.17 Learn to do good, search for justice, discipline the violent, be just to the orphan, plead for the widow.
We must do all we can to fight sin.
It’s not easy but it’s a fight worth fighting.
You know how I do it?
I listen to stories of God working in the lives of other people.
My favorite right now is their playlist of 700 club financial miracles because I want to have financial breakthroughs.
Then I’m inspired to start all over again and fight the good fight of faith.
And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death. Revelation 12:11 AMP
So how can we be made white as snow even though our sins be as scarlet?
God can make us clean and white as snow because of the blood of the Lamb – Jesus.
He sacrificed Himself as a sin offering so He can take all our sins away.
All we have to do is come to Jesus and have Him wash us clean.
Now Your turn
Are you feeling guilty and unworthy of God’s love?
Turn to Jesus. Let Him wash you with His most precious Blood.
Immerse yourself in teachings and testimonies of the love of God and how He changes the lives of others.
Then though your sins be as red as scarlet, you’ll be white as snow again.
I’ll leave you with this vision of our desired future from the book of Revelation:
After this I looked, and there was an enormous crowd — no one could count all the people! They were from every race, tribe, nation, and language, and they stood in front of the throne and of the Lamb, dressed in white robes and holding palm branches in their hands. They called out in a loud voice: “Salvation comes from our God, who sits on the throne, and from the Lamb!” All the angels stood round the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures. Then they threw themselves face downwards in front of the throne and worshipped God, saying, “Amen! Praise, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honour, power, and might belong to our God for ever and ever! Amen!” One of the elders asked me, “Who are these people dressed in white robes, and where do they come from?” “I don't know, sir. You do,” I answered. He said to me, “These are the people who have come safely through the terrible persecution. They have washed their robes and made them white with the blood of the Lamb. That is why they stand before God's throne and serve him day and night in his temple. He who sits on the throne will protect them with his presence. Never again will they hunger or thirst; neither sun nor any scorching heat will burn them, because the Lamb, who is in the centre of the throne, will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:9-17 GNBDK
- Turn to Jesus and have Him wash you with His most precious Blood
- Fight the good fight of faith
- Use as your weapons the Blood of the Lamb and Word of Testimony from the people of God
I turn to You Jesus and ask You to be my Lord and Savior. Wash away my sins with Your Blood. I believe that though my sins be as red as scarlet, You can make me white as snow again. Thank You, Father, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
This is it for now. Till next time.
To our health, wealth, and victory – GODSPEED!