When he sees the blood…

 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

The LORD spoke to Moses concerning the Pesach sacrifice. He told the prophet that the people were to select a male of the sheep or goats and prepare it for the Pesach meal to be eaten on the night of the death of the first-born of Egypt. The LORD also told Moses that the blood of the sacrifice was to be applied to the top and sides of the door frames of the people’s houses. In this way the death angel would pass over their homes and not kill the first-born of Israel. The LORD would see the blood and pass over them.

We’ve, all, pretty much come to understand that this blood sacrifice was a foreshadowing of the blood sacrifice of the ultimate, final Pesach lamb, the Lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world – Jesus. Just as the LORD passed over the Hebrews when he saw the blood of the lambs on the door frames, he, too, now passes over us when he sees the blood of his son applied to the door frames our spirits. If it were not for the blood of Jesus shed during the scourging and his execution on the cross, none of us would escape the wrath and judgment of the LORD.

We would all end up in a demon’s hell. Instead, the LORD loved us enough that while we were yet sinners, his Messiah died for us and permanently atoned for our sins through his blood sacrifice. Whereas the blood of bulls and goats and lambs could only cover the sins of the Hebrews, the blood of Jesus pardons the sins of both Jews and non-Jews. To receive this pardon one must believe the heart that the LORD raised Jesus from the dead via God the Holy Spirit and confess, “Jesus is LORD.” When we do these two things, we have dipped the blood of the Savior in hyssop and painted it up on the top and sides of our hearts, thereby receiving the passing over of our sins by God’s wrath and judgment.

Let us give praise to the LORD most high for loving us enough to give his one and only Son to die for us and pay the price for our sins that we may have a restored relationship with our heavenly Father and Creator!

Father, thank you for the Pesach LAMB in the form of your Son, Jesus. You are more than gracious to us. None of us deserved to receive this grace and mercy and love that you have so abundantly bestowed upon us. Thank you for calling us to repentance and choosing us as your children. May all who hear the convicting call of your Spirit come to repentance and know the love, joy, and peace of belonging the household of faith. I am so glad that the blood of the LAMB that was slain from the foundations of the world is painted upon my heart, and because of it, you see his sacrifice and righteousness and accredit it to me, as though I’d be righteous all along. Your will be done and none other. In Jesus’ name, Amen.