The blood shall be for a token or sign to you upon [the doorposts of] the houses where you are, [that] when I see the blood, I will pass over you… —Exodus 12:13
The miraculous events of the first Passover illustrate the power of the blood. It is an amazing foreshadowing of the sacrifice of Jesus which gives us life. In this story, an angel of death was going to pass through the land of Egypt to kill the firstborn sons in every household. But God instructed His people to apply the blood of lambs to the doorposts of their homes so the angel of death would see it and pass over their houses or families.
Today, Jesus is our Passover Lamb. He shed His blood to set us free from the curse of sin and death. I do not think we fully avail ourselves of all the benefits of the blood of Jesus, as we should. I believe that we need to be diligent to apply the blood over our lives by faith and seal the doors of our lives through which Satan can gain access to us.
The Israelites had to go to a lot of trouble to get the blood on their doorposts. They had to kill the lambs, skin them, remove the blood and put it into containers; they had to get some hyssop (a brush-like plant), dip it in the blood and put the blood on their doorposts. That could not have been a neat, clean endeavor! But they did it, and they did it by faith because God told them to. The Israelites had to apply the blood of the lamb physically, but we can do it by faith. Jesus is the Lamb of God, and, as believers, we can apply the power of His shed blood to our lives by simply believing in it.
Love God Today: “Thank You, Jesus, for being my Passover lamb.”
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