Only Christ Can Change Your Leopard Spots and Make You White as Snow
“Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil” - (Jer.13:23).
“Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” - (Jn.3:7).
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” - (2 Cor.5:17).
The question God asks in (Jer.13:23) has only one answer: no person can change the color of his skin or change his sinful spots. Only Christ can change your leopard spots and make you white as snow. If we could change our skin color or our spots, then we could also change from being a sinner to a saint. We may be able to change our sinful ways to some degree, but we cannot change our sinful hearts and natures. We might make reforms; an alcoholic might quit drinking, and a smoker might quit smoking (although most of the time it’s only temporary) but he cannot change his sinful nature. He needs a new Spirit, a new heart, a new God nature. He needs to become a new man, a new creature, changed totally by faith in Christ. He must be born again. He cannot change himself and his basic sinful nature by his own works. He cannot remove his black spots of sin. And no human Catholic priest can forgive your sins, only Christ can.
God’s Word says - “There is none righteous, no, not one: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” - (Rom.3:10,23). All people are spiritual lepers and leopards and spotted by ugly sins inwardly. Sins inwardly are as hideous to God as the spots of a leper are outwardly. In fact, leper and leopard even look and sound alike. “They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation” - (Du.32:5). It is written of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God - “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin: that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” - (2 Cor.5:21). “But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot” - (I Pet.1:19). Only Christ can wash away your sins and make you white as snow inwardly - “Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin... Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow” - (Ps.51:2,7).
God cares not about the color of your skin, but about the color of your heart. He cares not about skin, but sin. He cares not about outward appearance but about the inward appearance of the heart - “... For man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh upon the heart” - (I Sam.16:7). Sin is black and can only be washed white in the blood of God’s dear Son. “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” - (I Jn.1:7).
All the soap and water on our skin cannot change us and wash away the sins in our heart. All the water in all the baptistries in all the world cannot wash your sins away. Not pastor or any man can effect this change. Only the Lord Jesus can baptize you with the Holy Spirit inwardly and wash your sins away when you truly repent and believe in Him.
The Lord Jesus teaches us that unsaved sinners are like a beautiful coffin or grave, so beautiful on the outside, yet death and sin’s corruption lies within - “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye are like whited sepulchers, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity” - (Mt.23:27,28). We have millions of these religious hypocrites who are baptized with water and become members of Christian churches, and yet never have been saved and born again and baptized by Christ into the true body of Christ. Have you had your black spots washed white in the blood of Christ?
The Bible says we are dead in sins while we live - (Col.2:13). Only Christ can make a dead person live and give us newness of life and become a new born again creature in Christ. And one day He will give us a new immortal body that lives forever. He changes us first inwardly by faith, and then outwardly. “Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body” - (Phil.3:21). Christ is ‘change we can believe in’, not Antichrist.
Out of all these millions of apostate church hypocrites will come the deceitful Antichrist - (I Jn.2:18,19). He is the most deceitful leopard of all, using his black skin like a black panther and camouflaging his black sins and spots perfectly. The Antichrist-Beast is mostly like a leopard, with a lion’s mouth and a bear’s feet - (Rev.13:2). Like Emperor Nebuchadnezzar, he will rule the world and will be an evil, bloodthirsty murdering man with the heart of a beast - (Dan.4 - Rev. 13). I believe the Beast may very well be a black president of the U.S. It’s the American Empire, the greatest throne on earth. We must watch closely our first black President Obama. Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God without sin or spot and the Antichrist is a black leopard full of sins and spots. The black beast, like a black panther will conceal his spots and cover his sins skillfully with deception. He’ll be a black conman pushing as far as he can go, trading on being black.
The leopard is perfectly camouflaged as the hunter-killer he is. His markings perfectly conceal and disguise him. And Antichrist will conceal and disguise his evil heart. He will be the most deceitful man who ever lived, thoroughly trained by Satan, the master deceiver, He will skillfully use his minority status and black skin as a political asset, and skillfully use the news media to gain the power of the U.S. Presidency. If you reveal his evil character, you’ll be branded as a racist and a bigot. A white president can’t do that. He will use racist laws as an excuse to persecute the saints of God who expose him for the beast that he is.
Keep in mind that Satan is an evil genius and his Antichrist is his masterpiece of deception. He will be very charismatic and a miracle worker and loved by all who are not saved. People will be spellbound and star-struck in his presence. He will be the greatest idol the world has never had, but he will have feet of clay - (Dan.2). He will come into power as the answer to the American dream - a symbol of going from the slavehouse to the White House. But the dream will turn into a nightmare for the whole world as the Great Tribulation wrath of God falls.
Many black churches in the world have images of a black Christ. Millions of Catholics worship the image of ‘the black Madonna,’ a black Mary with a black Christ child. Satan has prepared the world for the worship of the black Beast and his image.
Do you see the key word ‘change’ in my text verse- “Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?” Obama’s motto is ‘change we can believe in.’ Don’t follow and believe Obama - follow the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in Him. Christ only can change you from a sinner to a saint and give you eternal life. For 2000 years Christians have testified of the change Christ has made in their lives when they were saved. Obama rode the Democratic ass in triumph to the greatest throne on earth, the president of the U.S. and future president of the world, in imitation of Christ - (Mt.21:5).
In (Acts 8:26-40) the Ethiopian eunuch had his black spots of sin washed white in the blood of Christ. He was changed into a new creature and born again. It took a preacher and belief in the gospel of Christ and God changed him forever. He left with a new heart and a new joy. He was the first gentile saved in God’s church. No, the Ethiopian cannot change his skin or his spots, only Christ can. Be a saved white lamb of God’s flock and not an unsaved spotted leopard who worships the Antichrist-Beast, the abomination of desolation.
God is no respecter of persons - “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” - (Rom.10:13). For there is no difference with God - all people, all nations, and all colors, can be saved by Christ. We are all sinners with spots, and we all need to be washed from our sins in the blood of Christ. His blood is eternal life giving and makes atonement for your souls. “Unto him that loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood” - (Rev.1:5). Repent of your sins and be saved from hell and become a new born again creature in Christ. Only Christ can change you on the inside and make a whole new person out of you at your very roots. He will change your leopard spots and wash you white as snow.
Jesus Paid It All
I heard the Savior say, “Thy strength indeed is small,
Child of weakness, watch and pray, find in me thine all in all.”
Lord, now indeed I find the power, and thine alone,
Can change the leper’s spots, and melt the heart of stone.
For nothing good have I whereby thy grace to claim,
I’ll wash my garments white in the blood of Calvary’s Lamb.
And when before the throne, I stand in Him complete,
“Jesus died my soul to save,” my lips shall still repeat.
Jesus paid it all, all to him I owe:
Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76
Tucson, AZ 85705
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