When Rahab rescued the Israeli spies, they told her to identify her house by hanging a scarlet cord out of the window so that she would be protected during the forthcoming battle. When Israel invaded Jericho, Joshua told the two men who had spied out the country: "Go into the harlot's house, and from there bring out the woman and all that she has, as you swore to her. And the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, her mother, her brothers, and all that she had. So they brought out all her relatives and left them outside the camp of Israel" (Joshua 6:22-23).
This example is a great spiritual parallel of household salvation. Rahab interceded for her entire family, and they were saved. Biblical records reveal that this woman later became the wife of Salmon, a prince of Judah. She gave birth to Boaz who married Ruth, who bore a son named Obed. Obed was the father of Jesse, who was the father of King David, through whose line came Jesus Christ. Rahab is listed among the ancestors of the Lord in Matthew 1:5.
The scarlet cord from Rahab's window was a symbol of redemption through the blood. It confirmed the promise of God declaring, "When I see the blood I will pass over you" (Exodus 12:13). Rahab claimed this promise for herself and her entire household. Rahab was not saved because of her faith in the cord, but by what it represented: Her faith in the redeeming blood of the Lamb of God.
Years later, when Paul and Silas ministered to a Philippian jailer, they told him:
"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. (Acts 16:31-34)
Do you feel like the foundations of your home are crumbling? Have you prayed for years for your loved ones, without visible results? Are you interceding for a lost son or daughter, parent, or spouse? Do not stop praying for your family! When you pray for them, you are placing the scarlet cord of the blood of Jesus Christ over your household.
You hold in your hands the scarlet cord that links your loved ones to life instead of death. Get a firm grasp on it and never let go. Let your proof-producing faith be manifested in believing for the salvation for your own household.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.