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decision to turn to God and become identified with the people of God. She put her faith into action. She helped the spies escape and even advised them where to find refuge in the mountains. Rahab called upon the two spies to save and rescue her and her family. This is a clear picture of the necessity for us to call upon the Lord for salvation. The Lord and the Lord alone can save us from eternal death. We must call upon Him to save us, believe Him and trust Him. Romans 10:12-13 (ASV) For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek: for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich unto all that call upon him: for, Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. The conditions of salvation are clearly seen in the experience of Rahab. We must trust the blood of Christ to be saved. – Rahab had to tie the scarlet cord in the window to identify her house as a house of safety. The scarlet cord reminds us of the blood of Christ, in particular the blood of Christ that is symbolized in the Passover Lamb. By seeing the scarlet cord, the soldiers would pass over her house. Rahab would be saved because of the scarlet cord just as the Israelites were saved because of the lamb’s blood smeared on their doorposts. There is also similarity in the fact that Rahab and her family had to remain in the house of safety just as the Israelites had to remain in their homes

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We learned that Rahab, as a prostitute, lived on the edge of life. While she shared the general mood of fear with the rest of Jericho’s popu...

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