This is a black picture
and each of us fits right into the frame. That is why the marker is
BLACK. This is the first truth from the INSTANT
2) But I have
good news. When God saw our sin, he sent a Savior (pull
out RED streamer) This Savior was born to die as payment for our sins.
His blood was shed on the cross. The whole story of our sin and
redemption is packaged in Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
3) WHITE stands
for cleansing and forgiveness and purity. God said in Isaiah 44:22-
"I will blot out as a thick cloud thy transgressions."
Paul said, in 2 Corinthians
5:17, "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature,
old things are passed away, behold all things are become new." No
matter what kind of sins or bad habits we may have and of whatever
color, God has said that, "Though your sins be as red as crimson,
or black as a storm cloud, he would make them as white as snow"
4) When we come
out of the black by way of the red and into the white, we should be
green. GREEN stands for fruitfulness. In the spring, the trees get
green buds, then leaves, then blossoms. In the center of the blossom,
little green balls appear. These become the fruit. The growing fruit
is green most of the summer. It stays green as long as it keeps
growing. Then it gets ripe and is harvested. Unless it is harvested,
it gets rotten.
This can happen
to Christians. They will stay green as long as they are growing and
fruitful. When they stop being green, they get too ripe and dry up or
What kind of
Christian are you going to be, a green, growing, fruitful one? Or a
dried up one and only fit for the rotten barrel?
is the color for glory and heaven. There the streets are paved with
gold. God didnít tell us much about heaven. I guess he thought that
its beauty would make us become so anxious to get there we would be
unhappy here on earth. The
Bible tells us there is no night there and that the sun will not need
to shine there because the glory of the Lamb of God will outshine the
sun. There is no
pain, nor sorrow, nor death there, and God will wipe away all tears
from our eyes. There is no curse there and no hunger or poverty. The
trees will yield their sweet fruits once each month instead of once
each year and the leaves of the trees will be for the healing of the
nations. There will be no more wars and no bodies of cripples from the
wounds of war.
run through the INSTANT BIBLE once again: BLACK (stands for
sin), RED (for the blood of Jesus), WHITE (for forgiveness), GREEN (for fruitfulness), and
YELLOW (for heaven).
Jesus is in
heaven now, preparing a place for his children. He said, "I
go to prepare a place for you, that where I am there you may be
Charles Cagle, Child Evangelist
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