Good Morning, Mighty Woman of God! Today's post is one that is in my book, "Spiritual Growth - Breaking Shackles". I thought this would be a great story to tell about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I will bring together the O.T. and N.T blessings of God, through His Son, the Lamb of God.
Exodus (12:12-13), For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt, I will execute judgment; I am the Lord. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
1 Peter (1:18-19), Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things; as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. Who by him do believe in God that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
Hebrews (9:12), Neither by blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood had he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us?
In the days of the Old Testament, in order to be cleanse from your sins, the towns people would have to go to the market to purchase a lamb. This lamb had to be clean, new. God gave Moses specific instructions for the Hebrew slaves during the time that the firstborn of everything (man and animals), were going to be struck by the plague of death. The Hebrew were instructed to place the blood of the lamb over their door post. When the plague of death went throughout the land of Egypt, the blood over their door post spared all the people that were gathered in that home.
Woman of God, let me quickly put bring those scriptures together to see just how merciful and loving God is towards us (His creation). The Hebrew slaves were saved by the blood of a lamb, we who were born into slaves are redeemed (bought back, paid for); by the blood of THE LAMB. Not just any ole lamb would do. Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sins of the world. He was the sacrificial Lamb of God. This had to be done just once. When you decided to accept God's gift (His LAMB), decided to confess Jesus Christ as your Lord, Savior, Redeemer, His blood is now upon your doorpost. Because of the Blood of the Lamb, the devil passes over your home (you and your family all that are in the home).
The Passover Dinner was to remind the Hebrew slaves that because of God's loving-kindness, the death penalty passed over them. My prayer for you is that you have accepted God's sacrifice for you, (Jesus Christ, THE LAMB OF GOD) PRAISE GOD!
Heavenly father, I thank You for redeeming me, purchasing me through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Father I know that there is nothing that I have done, or could ever do to deserve Your gift. Speak to my heart Lord, that I may truly understand the power of Your blood and how much You gave because of Your mercy and compassion towards me, in Jesus Name, Amen.