When I See The Blood

Exodus 12:1-13

Of all the trials the Israelites went through while in Egypt, the final plague upon Egypt no doubt was the crowning one. Israel had seen what the Lord had done to Egypt because of the stubbornness of Pharaoh. They had lived in the protection of  God's mercy while Egypt had suffered the loss and had seen each of their gods brought to naught.

The last plague is somewhat different from all the others.

The Lord said all the first born of Egypt shall die and each of the Israelites has a duty to do at this time. They were given directions as to what they should do.

"They shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house.

Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You shall take it from the sheep or goats. You shall keep it up until the fourteenth  day of the same month. The whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

They shall take the blood and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein you shall eat it. They shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs. It is not to be eaten raw, nor sodden (cooked) at all with water, but roast with fire. His head with his legs with all the pertinence (internals). Everything that is left over the next morning shall be burned. You shall eat it with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord's Passover (Ex. 12:3-11)."

There came the hour when nothing but the real thing would be sufficient. The Israelites either had the blood applied to the house or they did not have the blood applied. Verse 12-13 says, "For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the first-born 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 when I see the blood I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I pass through Egypt.

Verse 14 tells us, "This day shall be a memorial to you, and you shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever."

Are there any lessons for you and me to learn from this portion of Scripture? God has a way things are to be done. No one has a right to alter His ways. His plan of salvation for all men to be saved is in none other than His Son Jesus Christ. The  blood of the lamb had to be applied to each house, and my friend, THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB OF GOD must be personally applied to each of our hearts if we are going to be saved. There is no substitute for the applied Blood of the Lamb of God. There is enough for every house hold including you, your house and mine.

Remember, The Blood must be applied.