It was in the springtime, when the barley and wheat were ready to be harvested, that God called the sons of Jacob out of Egypt through wonders, plagues and deaths upon the land of Egypt, but none affected the sons of Jacob. Instructions were given them how they were to leave the land of Egypt before the final judgment was to fall on the Egyptians: They were to take of the blood and put it on the two side posts and on the lintel of the houses in which they shall eat and they were to eat the flesh that night roasted with unleavened bread and bitter herbs… and they were to eat thus: 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, 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. The blood shall be for a token or sign to you upon the houses where you are, when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt (Ex. 12:7-8,11-13).
This gives us much to think about when we connect Israel’s experience with the sacrifice of our Lord YAHSHUA as the Lamb of God, Who came as man and died during the Passover time, giving the world the true meaning of His Passover, when He was sacrificed at the same time the sacrificial lambs were sacrificed in the Jewish tradition; the perfect Lamb of God, Whose blood was shed copiously on the entire world; His blood the essence of eternal life; His blood filled with love to forgive the worst sinner there is; His blood with power to heal and wash away our sins past, present and future. It is His blood that lives forever with continuous power to forgive and save humankind. By the power of the blood of YAHSHUA, the believer enters the Holy of Holies with confidence, knowing that when the curtain of the temple was torn, the access to God was then given to all who would believe in Him.
We, who have been washed with His blood, have been marked with the presence of God’s Holy Spirit, who guarantees us our redemption. (Eph. 1:14). He is the stamp in every believer, sealing us for redemption. Apart from His mark, no man will be saved from God’s wrath and from hell, for through Him, God has inputted His righteousness in us at the time of our new birth in His Son. When God saw the blood posted on the houses of Jacob’s sons, He passed over them without His judgment falling on them. It was like in the days of Noah, when judgment fell on the earth and Noah and his family were delivered from it through the ark Noah had built according to God’s command; it is like Lot’s days when God delivered him and his family just before fire and brimstone fell on Sodom and Gomorrah.
In the future, when God’s wrath matures against the world, His judgment will pass over the righteous once again, by their removal from the earth. The blood of YAHSHUA, unlike that of the sacrificial animals, has permanently forgiven and delivered us from the wrath to come and has given us the hope of a future and forever dwelling in heaven. God has seen our purified hearts by the blood of His Son and has accepted us by inputting His righteousness in us. He made peace with us through the blood of His Son and has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love (Col. 1:13). This will become visible to us when He arises to bring judgment on the earth; we will be called up and away from it all that will come by means of His judgment. Sealed by His Holy Spirit, the believer will forever be with Him, from eternity to eternity without end.
My friend, think about and consider your spiritual condition in these days of uncertainties and anxieties. Time is running fast to eternity; if you do not have God’s seal- the Holy Spirit, you will suffer under His judgments. He has given you time to decide your future now. Now is all you will ever have; tomorrow belongs to God. The world, as we know it, will never be the same. Freedom, as we know it, will never be the same after this storm we are going through. But being marked with the Spirit of God, there is nothing to fear, but to rejoice in the hope we have in Him, knowing that our deliverance is at hand. For all that you can do, think about it.