Exodus 12:13 -- "Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you....."
On the night of the first Passover, many of the children of Israel were probably anxious.
They may have said "Yes! We were told to put the blood of the lamb on the doorposts of our home and everything would be all right. Is that true?"
Or "Can the blood really protect me? Or How much blood do I have to put on my doorposts? Or Will the angel of death get me if I am fearful?
We do not need to add to God's conditions. He said, "When I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you."
He DID NOT say, "When I see the blood, plus your understanding, efforts, obedience, faithfulness and refusal to give in to fear, then I will pass over you."
We are delivered by the blood of Jesus alone. If we think that it is because of our faith, then we will always be wondering, "Do I have enough faith? No, it is the blood alone that saves.
Saves from what? -- anything that doesn't match up with heaven.
Matthew 6:10 -- "Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
If we think that our deliverance depends partly on God and partly on us, we will not have a settled peace in our heart. But when we know that it its the blood alone that saves, we will have an unshakable peace.
APPLYING THE BLOOD CONTINUALLY
Zechariah 9:11 - "As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you, I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit."
1 John 1:7 - "But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin."
God commanded Israel to keep the Passover continually and to apply the blood even after coming into the promised land. And so it is with us – the blood of Jesus must be applied continually on our lives.
TRIUMPH IN THE BLOOD
2 Corinthians 2:14 "But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place."
The attitude of those who live from the triumph of Christ is different than those who live under the influence of the past. The only part of the past that I have legal access to is the testimony of the Lord. The past is dead, buried, forgotten and covered under the blood which is more than sufficient. Living from the victory of Christ is the privilege of every believer. This realization is at the foundation of a church that will triumph even as He has triumphed.
Hebrews 9:12 & 10:12 - "Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God."
The apostle John wrote, "They overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death." (Rev. 12:11).
The elements of victory are recounted to us in this passage. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb: This means we no longer are fighting FOR victory but we fight FROM victory. Being triumphant is assured when we enter the battle.
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