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The Cross & The Worm

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The Cross & The Worm
Tola’ath, “Crimson worm”, or “Scarlet worm”
Read aloud psalm 22
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Point out vs 6,
But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
The Crimson Worm
Usually in the Bible, the Hebrew word for a worm is “rimmah”, which means a maggot – but the Hebrew word Jesus used in , is TOLA’ATH, which means “Crimson worm” or “Scarlet worm”. Both scarlet and crimson are the colors of blood – deep red.
Usually in the Bible, the Hebrew word for a worm is “rimmah”, which means a maggot – but the Hebrew word Jesus used here for worm, is TOLA’ATH, which means “Crimson worm” or “Scarlet worm”. Both scarlet and crimson are the colors of blood – deep red.
The Crimson worm - When it is time for the female or mother Crimson worm to have babies (which she does only one time in her life), she finds the trunk of a tree, a wooden fencepost or a stick. She then attaches her body to that wood and makes a hard crimson shell.  She is so strongly and permanently stuck to the wood that the shell never be removed without tearing her body completely apart and killing her.
The Crimson worm then lays her eggs under her body and the protective shell. When the baby worms (or larvae) hatch, they stay under the shell. Not only does the mother’s body give protection for her babies, but it also provides them with food – the babies feed on the LIVING body of the mother!
After just a few days, when the young worms grow to the point that they are able to take care of themselves, the mother dies. As the mother Crimson worm dies, she oozes a crimson or scarlet red dye which not only stains the wood she is attached to, but also her young children. They are colored scarlet red for the rest of their lives.
After three days, the dead mother Crimson worm’s body loses its crimson color and turns into a white wax which falls to the ground like snow.
scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
After three days, the dead mother Crimson worm’s body loses its crimson color and turns into a white wax which falls to the ground like snow. “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
Crimson Worm - when it comes time for the Mother worm to have babies (wich for the crimson worm is only 1x in their life) she finds a tree, fence post, or stick. The she attatches her body to that wood and makes a hard crimson shell. The worm is now permanatly attched to the wood and now her shell can never be removed without tearing her body completely apart and killing her. The crimson worm lays eggs under her body and the protective shell. As the baby worms (larve) hatch, they stasy under the protection of the shell. Not inly does the mother provide protectoin but also provides food. The babies (larve) feed on the living body of the mother!
Isiaiah 1:18
After just a few days, when the young worms grow to the point that they are able to take care of themselves, the mother dies. As the mother Crimson worm dies, she oozes a crimson or scarlet red dye which not only stains the wood she is attached to, but also her young children. They are colored scarlet red for the rest of their lives.
though your sins are like scarlet,
After just a few days, when the young worms grow to the point that they are able to take care of themselves, the mother dies. As the mother Crimson worm dies, she oozes a crimson or scarlet red dye which not only stains the wood she is attached to, but also her young children. They are colored scarlet red for the rest of their lives.
After three days, the dead mother Crimson worm’s body loses its crimson color and turns into a white wax which falls to the ground like snow.
they shall be as white as snow;
After three days, the dead mother Crimson worm’s body loses its crimson color and turns into a white wax which falls to the ground like snow.
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though they are red like crimson,
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
they shall become like wool.
What an amzing picture of our selfless saviour!
though your sins are like scarlet,
Crucifixion prophesied
In , David prophesied death by crucifixion over 600 years before crucifixion was practiced.
Read aloud
All this planned and executed by an intentional God that had a plan for our salvation at the foundations of the earth!
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
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