The Passover was a moment in history of the birth of the Israelite Nation. Yet what happened during one night has significance for you and me today.
At the time of the first Passover God said, “The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt (Exodus 12:13).”
There are several important things to be noted here.
- The blood had to be applied in the lintel and the doorposts. Exodus 12:22a (no use storing it in a bowl inside the house).
- The chief thing is “When I see the blood.” [That is, when God sees the blood.]
- No one outside the home had the promise of protection (Exodus 12:22b).
The New Testament declares that “Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed (1 Corinthians 5:7).” If Christ is our Passover Lamb, then there is protection under his blood like how the Israelites had it then. What is its application today?
The more you choose to disobey God and go outside his will; the more you are exposing yourself to danger. If you continue to live in sin; you are exposing yourself to destructive forces. To be under the protection of the blood, you need to confess your sin, repent, and be cleansed by the blood of Jesus. The point is that you need not wait to feel good to approach God. Approach him by the blood of Jesus at all times with a sincere and true and broken heart. God does not despise a broken heart (Psalm 51:17).
Conclusion (to the series)
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the proof that God accepted Jesus’ sacrifice and poured out blood (Hebrews 13:20).
The more you allow the blood of Jesus to operate in your life it will enable you to die to sins, selfishness, worldly ambitions and all the temptations of this earthly life.
The more you come near to God through the blood of Jesus the more the same attitude of sacrifice that was in Jesus will characterize your life too.
The more you come under the influence of his precious blood the more you will experience the resurrection power of Jesus in your life. The Holy Spirit will make his death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:3—5) real in your daily life as you yield more and more to the power of the blood of Jesus in your life.
The Blood of Jesus Christ: What does it mean to you today?
John’s Gospel Easy Notes Lesson 35: Let Us Draw Near to God
Books for further reading:
The Power of The Blood of Jesus – Andrew Murray. Some excerpts are given here: Benefits That We Have Through the Blood of Jesus
The Overcoming Blood – Bob Lamb. Some excerpts are given here: Pleading the Blood