“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”
God’s Word through the prophet Isaiah expresses to us the deep of effects of sin in our lives using the colors scarlet and crimson. These two shades of red that are associated with sin, immorality, and impurity are very noticeable from afar. Scarlet and crimson are two of the firmest of dyes that are extremely difficult to remove from any garment. We can scrub day and night to remove our crimson, scarlet stained garments or even attempt to cover up these deep shades of red by hiding them with another article of clothing to hide these stains from the world, but covering is not removing.
Jesus says in Luke 11:39, “Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.” Man-made religion and law try to make clean the sin stained garment of the soul. Man cannot fix man; flesh cannot fix flesh; the outward cannot fix the inward problem, and even money cannot buy cleanliness. Law of any kind, regardless of how “good” it may be, only exposes the sinful condition of a human being, but has no power to change the life of a lost soul. We can try to wipe away the guilt and impurity of our scarlet colored sin with watered down religion, but our self-righteousness and pride will only smear the stain further and further making things worse. Money can buy the good life and pretty things, but cannot buy Eternal Life and cleanse our hideous souls from unrighteousness. We can try to hide our crimson filled garments of sin with the filthy rags of good deeds, but covering up sin is not removing sin. God knows all, sees all, and hears all for His watchful eyes are ever upon us. There is no hiding anything from God.
God does not wish to destroy the sinner but seeks to destroy sin in our lives to allow the garments of our soul to become white as snow and pure as wool. God does not push us away but pulls us to Him. He invites us to come now unto Him so we may reason with Him to lay aside our old garments that are stained with sin. God provides us with a flowing fountain for our impure and unclean souls. God presents us not only with a covering for our sin, but provides us with the Holy and Perfect Divine Lamb of God that is without spot or blemish whose blood takes away not only the sins of our past, but the sin of the present and every sin in the future allowing us become and remain the Righteousness of God. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9). The stain of sin runs deep, but there is no sin that the Blood of Jesus Christ cannot cleanse and make white as snow. No garment is too beaten and battered the Blood of the Lamb cannot make pure as wool.
God does not reason with us through our religious works, good deeds, wealth, or our own goodness, but God says, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” (Exodus 12:13). God does not see us as we are. God sees the Blood of Jesus Christ written upon the door posts of our hearts. By that token, and that token alone, we know we are of God. Only the Blood of Jesus Christ that was shed for you and for me on the altar of the Cross has the power to wash away our sin to make our garments spotless and white as snow. The pardon found in the Blood of the Lamb washed away all of our guilt and cleansed our hearts of all the sin-stained shame that affected us daily. The Judgement of God that required our blood was paid for with the precious and spotless Blood of the Lamb of God and redeemed us to our Father in Heaven by the power found in the atoning Blood of Jesus. The Blood holds us and binds us together with God for eternity and will never lose its power.
Are You Washed in the Blood?
Are you washed in the blood
In the soul-cleansing blood of the lamb?
Are your garments spotless? Are they white as snow?
Are you washed in the blood of the lamb?