The Crimson Worm 22nd Psalm verse 6

Before I start I want to give a huge thank you to Dr. Calvin Ray Evans for minding God and preaching on this topic one night at a revival service at Community Bible in Lucasville Ohio where Joey Nelson is pastor.  After hearing Pastor Evans preach on the Crimson Worm I began my own studies and found many blessing through God’s Word and His marvelous creation.  I encourage everyone to do the same, so thank you so much Dr. Calvin Ray Evans.

Psalm 22, or as some may call it, The Psalm of the cross.  We know that “All scripture is given by inspiration of God”, all still means all.  We know that all scripture is, “profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).  We also know that Jesus said, “These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me” (Luke 24:44).  So the Word all points to Jesus for He is the Word, it is all about Him.  In your studies it is a good practice to find Jesus on every page if you miss on one page look for Him twice on the next page.  In the 22nd Psalm we can see Jesus all through the Psalm.  This Psalm testifies to the cross and the time Christ would spend on the cross and the events that transpired.  If one reads the 22nd Psalm with the cross in mind, then this Psalm will begin to speak to you in a new deep way.  It can strengthen your faith reading the 22nd Psalm, written nearly a thousand years before the crucifixion of God’s Son but written as though the Psalmist was present that very day.  One might say why is that?  The answer is because the cross is not plan b or God’s backup plan but the Cross was always in the heart and mind of God.  “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:  Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you” (1 Peter 1:19-20). 
Looking at the 22nd Psalm I can find ten direct references to the time and the events that took place while Christ hung suspended between the heavens and the earth for the sins of the world.  The Psalm is only 31 verses long, so nearly a third speaks of the Cross.  For instance in verse sixteen the Psalmist pens down, “they pierced my hands and my feet” (Psalm 22:16).  That sounds very familiar.  In verse one we read, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (Psalm 22:1).  Does not that line up with Matthew 27:46 where Christ said, “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me”?  It is clear who is speaking through the 22nd Psalm, one can hear Christ speaking in the 22nd Psalm.  But one verse always seemed to me out of place, verse six, where it says, “But I am a worm” (Psalm 22:6).  I had a hard time understanding how Christ could refer to Himself as a worm?  Looking that word “worm” up in a Strong’s concordances it was clear that this “worm” was referring to a crimson worm.  After studying about a crimson worm it can easily been seen that Christ is The Crimson Worm.
The worm has one purpose in life, and that is to give birth to a family.  Do not let anybody fool you Christ said He had one purpose and that was to give birth to a family and that is the family of God.  The crimson worm does this by attaching itself to a wooden post and knows that to give birth to this family; it will cost the worm its life.  Jesus said, “Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father” (John 10:17-18).  Nobody forced Jesus on the Cross He knew He was giving birth to a family.  A crimson worm releases a crimson gel that covers the offspring and for anyone to become a child of God he or she has to be covered by His red crimson blood.  After the worm gives its life to birth the family in three days it becomes a white waxy substance.  They have found that they can use the worm that has now become a white wax as a preservative or crush it and use the crushed wax as medicine, most commonly heart medicine.  I am so thankful Christ gave His life to birth a family but even more thankful He did not stay dead.  We know that after three days He conquered death, His countenance was whiter than snow.  He said, “It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you” (John 16:7).  He gave us His Spirit to help us protect us and yes fix our hearts.  If you need heart medicine or maybe a spiritual heart ablation allow the work of The Crimson Worm to change your heart.  Believer if you are in need of encouragement or guidance allow Him to comfort you today, by faith, for The Crimson Worm promised, “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18).