The Principle of Redemption

For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. 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 no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. (Exo.12:12-13 ESV)

The Lord revealed to the people of Israel His principle of redemption. It was through the death of the unblemished lamb whose blood would cover them from disaster. In 12:22 we see that they were asked to remain within the blood-marked shelter for their protection. This is the same principle operating for the Church today. The blood of the Lamb of God- Jesus Christ would cover everyone who would come under its shelter by faith.

Unblemished substitute

You and I are without excuse before the holy God whose justice says that a sinner should die. We can not pay the penalty and live. No one else can do it for us except a sinless person. That is the reason Jesus had to come as a human.

The Passover was a foreshadow of the greater plan of salvation God had for the entire world. The blood of the Passover lamb was the cover for the people of Israel that saved them on the day of destruction. The blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, the holy Lamb of God is the cover for anyone who takes refuge beneath it. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sins the moment we acknowledge Him as our Savior. What a consolation for us that we don’t have to die in our own sins because Jesus swapped it with us. Only Jesus could do this because He was the unblemished Lamb of God, the sinless Son of God, who became our substitute.

No bones broken

The Passover lamb had to be unblemished and none of its bones were to be broken. This points to the Lamb of God Jesus and His death on the cross. In John 19:36 we read about Him that none of His bones were broken though there was a custom of breaking the bones of the criminal.

Have you come under this ‘blood-cover’? Thank God if you have. Let’s share this good news with others and invite many into this ‘shelter’ from sin and death.

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