The Amazing Scarlet Worm [Plus FREE Bible poster]

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Have you heard the amazing story about the scarlet (or crimson) worm? The female adheres herself permanently to a tree, lays her eggs protectively under her body; covers herself and her eggs with a scarlet dye; and literally gives her life to feed her young. A crimson spot is left on the branch that dries out in 3 days, and changes to white as it flakes off. This tiny insect is an amazing picture of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Meshiach Nagid (the Messiah The King)…


I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eats my flesh, and drinks my blood has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed and my blood is drink indeed. He that eats my flesh and drinks my blood dwells in me, and I in him. As the living Father has sent me and I live by the Father: so he that eats me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eats of this bread shall live for ever. John 6:51-58




Dr Chuck Missler explains in less than 2 minutes; or treat yourself and watch the whole video  :)



  • “When the female of the scarlet worm species was ready to give birth to her young, she would attach her body to the trunk of a tree, fixing herself so firmly and permanently that she would never leave again. The eggs deposited beneath her body were thus protected until the larvae were hatched… As the mother died, the crimson fluid stained her body and the surrounding wood. From the dead bodies of such female scarlet worms, the commercial scarlet dyes of antiquity were extracted. What a picture this gives of Christ, dying on the tree, shedding his precious blood that he might ‘bring many sons unto glory’ (Hebrews 2:10)! He died for us, that we might live through him! Psalm 22:6 describes such a worm and gives us this picture of Christ. (cf. Isaiah 1:18)”
    Dr Henry Morris. Biblical Basis for Modern Science, Baker Book House, 1985, p. 73


  • Psalm 22:6. From the cross: “I am a worm and no man…”The term “worm,” tolah, also means “scarlet” (it is rendered “crimson” 38 times). Scarlet dye was made from a particular worm, Cermes vermilio. The Cermes vermilio pierces the thin bark of twigs to suck the sap, from which it prepares a waxy scale to protect its soft body. The red dye is in this scale. When reproducing, the female climbs a tree… where it bears its eggs; the larvae hatch and feed on the body of the worm. It literally gives its life… A crimson spot is left on the branch; when the scarlet spot dries out; in three days, it changes to white as it flakes off… This is summarized by Isaiah: 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. Isaiah 1:18… The more we study the Biblical text, the more we uncover evidence that every detail is the result of deliberate design. These discoveries remind us that we are dealing with a supernatural work, a work beyond our imagining; a message from the edge of eternity; a work that will alter our own personal destinies. Praise His Name. Indeed!

Read more: Dr Chuck Missler  (scroll down to number 4)


  • Oh, the power of the Word of God!… astounding statement by the Lord when He calls Himself “a worm”… the crimson worm climbs on the tree…willingly… nobody forced Christ on the cross… knows when it climbs on the tree that it will not come back down alive… attaches itself to the tree… it was not nails that held our Savior to the cross. It was love… The worm will then lay its eggs and shelter them under her body… she secretes a crimson fluid or gel… covers her entire body and all the eggs she lays. It also leaves a stain on the tree, which will never fade away with the passing of time! (Please excuse me if I stop to shout right here! You may need to pause to join me too!) …The blood will never lose its power! After dying… something amazing takes place. For… three days the worm can be scraped from the tree and the crimson gel can be used to make a dye… the same which was used in the tabernacle and in the garments of the High Priest. On the morning of the fourth day, the worm… is now in the shape of a heart on the tree but… is now a wax, which is white as snow… He is the only one that has the power to break the curse of sin and save our soul from destruction… He is the Crimson Worm who died and was crushed for you…
    Read more: The Crimson Worm – Incredible and Inspirational Insects



Jesus loved us and gave His life for us; featuring Bible verse from Revelation 1:5 – “Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.” Print on A4 photo paper (or 4×6 and fit to page when you print if you prefer a Bible verse card) and laminate for best results.

Free printable Bible Poster; Revelation 1:5; Jesus loved us and gave His life for us; Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood



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One of my readers writes:  We got a moving letter from one of the kids I write on behalf of O… N. is 18 and for Easter time, I sent her your article about the crimson worm. She wrote like this : “I celebrated the Easter very happy with my family members. I read Psalm 22:6, which you said to study, really a nice lines and good example and the story and life of the crimson worm. Tears are rolled in my eyes while reading this. How great love that God put on ourself ! The Calvary love of Jesus Christ is saved our life and his blood give a new born (new meaningful life to us from sin), Really God’s love is unconditional and unmeasurable. I am very proud to say that I am a daughter of heavenly King (Jesus-Christ). Now, I came close to know about the love of God, who showed his unlimited love on the cross. The memory verses are too nice and meaningful and I came to know more. Really thanks for the words and its timely words and passage for me at now….” N.K. (India) ~ 18 years old




The Crimson or Scarlet Worm (

Harvesting Crimson Dye – photos from the Jewish Temple Institute  Knowledge lost over two millenia of exile must be relearned… the first tola’at shani – crimson worm – harvest in the land of Israel in perhaps 2000 years… for the purpose of creating the avnet – the 16 meter long belt for the bigdei kehuna – the priestly garments… The long-term goal was to educate a new generation about the elusive tola’at shani, how to harvest it, and how to produce from it the crimson dye prescribed in the Torah for a number of Temple related purposes, including the priests’ avnet – belts, the scarlet wool tied onto the se’ir l’azazel – the scapegoat – on Yom Kippur, and one of the essential ingredients for producing the ashes of the red heifer… The SHANI – red dyed wool of the ancient world, along with the biblical techelet and argaman, (blue and purple)… was copiously employed in the various curtains and tapestries that adorned the Holy Temple. Professor Amar explained… the art of identifying and removing the 5 millimeter tola’at shani from the bark of the oak trees to which it attaches itself. The worm is actually not a worm at all, but a tiny insect. The female attaches herself to the trunk and branches of the oak, and as its eggs develop during the early summer it grows from the size of a pinhead to its maximum of 5 to 7 mm in diameter. It is essential to harvest them at this point, before the red eggs hatch and leave the mother, taking with them their red pigment.

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