Skip to comments.The Blizzard Reminder for the Redeemed!
Posted on 02/09/2013 7:32:34 AM PST by kindred
My dear friends with the Nemo Blizzard dropping about 2 to 3 feet at my house I was thinking again today about the wonders of... snow. Yes snow! Something one either hates or loves but whether you despise it or enjoy it, snow in it's self is an absolute wonder of Almighty God's ETERNAL creative genius (Job 38:22-23, Psalm 104:24, Prov. 3:19).
As I was thinking of snow... the Bible verse from Isaiah 1:18 came to mind.
"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."
Oh my dear friends, what a wondrous ETERNAL REALITY and TRUTH to think on for the child of God as we walk through this fallen "scarlet colored" world in our "scarlet" fallen body (Gal. 1:4, Eph. 2:1-2, Rom. 7:7-25)!
Snow is absolutely white and beautiful all together, pure and undefiled and up here in New England we get our fair share of it. There is nothing more beautiful than waking up in the morning after a huge snowstorm that happens in the dark of night! The total landscape is changed and whatever was visible on the ground prior is completely covered. All you can see is the beautiful whiteness of the fallen snow and this has a message to us. Almighty God uses His creation to teach us many important lessons, the most important of these lessons is how Christ's redemptive work cleanses the fallen child of Adam - who is born in a state of transgression and is a transgressor against all that is ABSOLUTE about Almighty God (Rom. 5:12-21). It's by faith alone in Almighty God's PERFECT LAMB and His finished WORK that the transgressor is redeemed, pardoned and cleansed by the shed RIGHTEOUS crimson colored blood of the Messiah of Israel (Isa. 53, Rom. 6:23, Eph. 2:8-9, Heb. 10:21-28, 1 Peter 1:19, Rev. 1:5)!
Almighty God's once PERFECT "white" creation has been HORRIFICALLY transformed and saturated into a darkened scarlet estate.
White is the easiest of all colors to be defiled while scarlet is not. From Adam's innocence, to his fall, to our present day some 6000 years later the white undefiled estate of Almighty God's original creation is anything but white as snow (Gen. 1:31, Rom. 5:12-21). Almighty God's once PERFECT "white" creation has been HORRIFICALLY transformed and saturated into a darkened scarlet colored estate; non cleansable and unable to be restored to its original estate of white (RIGHTEOUSNESS). The darker the object the less the defiling stains show themselves and such is this present world (2 Cor. 4:3-4). The god of this world has blinded the minds of Adam's fallen unregenerated race and moral relativism and darkness is the prism in which this world views reality (Isa. 53:6). Our world today after 6000 years of accumulated scarlet deeds is absolutely saturated with the irremovable stains of godlessness, decadence, lawlessness and violence and absolutely hopeless for all of humanities unregenerated fallen remedies (Isa. 53:6, Rom. 3). Today our global scarlet estate is received and promoted as the "norm" while the purity of Almighty God's whiteness (RIGHTEOUSNESS) is rejected and looked at as defiled and evil by this world's unregenerate inhabitants (Isa. 5:20, John 3:19-21, 15:18, 17:14, 1 John 3:13). The world's inhabitants of today are subjectively absorbed in their fallen estate and absolutely oblivious to Almighty God's RIGHTEOUSNESS standard (Rom. 1:18-32, 10:2-4).
My dear friends, Almighty God cries out to a scarlet colored world today; "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."
Oh my dear friends, do you personally know what Almighty God has done for you? God the Father has taken our transgressions, which were innumerable and has washed them in the blood of His own dear Son the Lamb and has made us white as snow! When we received Christ into our hearts and do business with God as the Bible testifies and clearly teaches we are then changed from scarlet to snow white. In Christ the child of God has been REDEEMED, JUSTIFIED and RIGHTEOUS!
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him." (2 Cor. 5:17-21)
"But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:" (1 Cor. 1:30)
My dear friends, may all the precious promises of Almighty God which are found in His Word for you be in your possession to personally know, experience and enjoy.
What a wonder that though our sins were as scarlet we that are now in Christ have been made white as snow (2 Cor. 5:17-21, Eph. 2:10-22, Rev. 1:5). Oh how we need this Divine TRUTH and REALITY my beloved!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
David, what a wonderful thing to think on when the snow falls! Excellent message, as always.
What a beautiful message. I have always loved when it snowed. I like to simply sit outside for awhile... it is so quiet and peaceful. Sort of reminds me of sitting in church... when you are the only one. Just peace and quiet all around you.
That a crushing snow storm is one of God’s great mercies on us- is a great reminder for today. :)
This morning I woke to my daily promise-— so fitting.