COVERED BY THE BLOOD
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.
That is what the Lord told the children of Israel. This blood that they used was the blood of a lamb. They were to draw out and take a lamb according to their families, and kill the Passover. This lamb was not to have any spots or blemishes. Their instructions were to, and I quote, “And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
Hyssop is a small, fragrant plant of the mint family. It is very bushy in texture and serves well as a brush. They were to use this brush like plant, dip it into the blood and paint it on each side (door posts) of the door and upon the lintel (the upper door post). This they had to do. They were to stay inside of the house and not come out until morning. Stay on the inside of that door.
The Lord sent a plague upon Egypt to kill the firstborn for the hardness of his heart and to show his greatness. This is an interesting verse in Exodus 11:7; ‘But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.’ Pharoah was a hard man. He was an oppressor of the people. They were only safe as long as they remained behind the door that was marked with the blood of that lamb.
But not only did they have to put the blood of that lamb on the door posts, but they also had to eat the Passover lamb that night in the houses wherein they shall eat it. Exodus 12:8-12; ‘And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance (all that is within) thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remained of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord’s Passover. 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. Verse 13 is my favorite. The Lord says ‘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.
The Lord protected the children of Israel with the blood of a lamb. They were protected from within and on the outside. He did not pronounce judgment upon them with the wicked Egyptians . How much more will he do for you who are covered by the blood of THE LAMB OF GOD which taketh away the sins of the world.
Today we have a new and better way. Jesus is our Passover lamb. The blood of a lamb worked for them then. Certainly, the blood of the only begotten Son of God will work for us who have accepted Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior; and have been baptized in the Name of Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins.
Those who have been washed in the blood of The Lamb of God. The blood of Jesus marks you as one of His very own. You are a child of Almighty God. When he sees you, He sees the blood of His dear Son and you are protected and loved by the Father just as if you were Jesus Himself.
When the Lord smites the land, will he pass over you? Are you covered by the Blood of the Lamb? Will the enemy not be able to destroy you because you are covered by the Blood? Will he be able to have a field day with you because you have left from under the blood covering? Remember the children of Israel had to stay within the house until the next morning. If you have stepped out from under the covering of the blood, you are open season to the onslaughts of the enemy. Repent and run back under the covering of the Blood of Jesus Christ. Get in a hurry. The longer you stay from under the covering of the blood of Jesus, the further away from Him you will go without knowing. Live a life of holiness unto the Lord. Holiness will keep you covered by the blood.
When the enemy sees the blood on the door posts of your heart, he knows that no weapons that are formed against you can prosper. He knows that you are victorious through Jesus whom he thought he crucified forever. The devil is afraid of the child of God that is continuously covered by the blood of Jesus Christ.
But you have to remain there. You have to eat the flesh of the lamb to be protected from within. The flesh of the lamb is the word of God. John 1:14 states that ‘(And) the Word was made flesh….. Jesus is the Lamb of God. The real you is Spirit. You are inside of a body (temple/house) not made by hands. You shall eat the pure, unadulterated Word of God. Keep your mind covered by the blood of the lamb and give no place to the devil. Submit yourself to God and resist the devil and he (the devil) shall flee. He will run in terror away from you who are covered by the Blood of the Lamb.
Are you covered by the Blood of the Lamb?
By Pastor Patricia Shaw