Exodus 12:13 The Covering Of Blood

“The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.” Exodus 12:13

Moses kept going to Pharaoh with greater signs and judgments asking him to release the people. With nine various tragedies, Pharaoh only hardened his heart against releasing the people more. The final judgment was to be an angel of death going through all of Egypt and killing the first-born male of every household.

As God was going to do this, He also wanted to protect the Israelites. He gave them an order to place the blood of a lamb on the doorposts of their home, and to stay in the home the night it would happen. As God passed through Egypt, He would see the blood and pass over it, not causing any destruction there.

The salvation of the Israelites had nothing to do with their work or abilities, it had to do with the grace and mercy of God. All they had to do was accept it and believe God.

Several thousand years later, Jesus did the same thing. He poured out His blood to save people. Whoever took that blood and put it on the doorposts of their heart would be saved. God would look down and see that blood on their heart and pass them over for death and destruction.

Many people try to earn their way of salvation. The try to live a certain way and not do certain things. These are all good and the way a person probably should live, but it will not give you salvation. Once you have sinned, all you deserve is death and punishment, like the Egyptians.

There has to be a covering to remove the sin in your life. The blood of the animals was dead, but God saw it and passed by. The blood of Jesus is alive and removes all sin. It removes the judgment against you.

Have you placed the blood of Jesus on the doorposts of your heart and life?

Or are you trying to live on your own and gain favor with God?

I pray today that you will know Jesus and the salvation He brings; that you will know the power of His blood in your life; that you will trust in Jesus and not yourself; and that God will do mighty works in and through you as He saves you.

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Revelation 12:11 Don’t Shrink Back

“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” Revelation 12:11

In his vision John sees that Satan had been hurled down. Satan is the accuser of all believers and is now taken out of position of power. When this occurred, the believers had triumphed over him. It was not in their own power but in the power found in the blood of Jesus and by their testimony and not fearing death.

Being the accuser, all Satan had to do was accuse a person of sin, and God would have to bring that person to death. Sin brings on death. Since every person could be accused of sin, every person had to die.

When Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood He destroyed Satan’s greatest power–death. Jesus removed all sin and all accusation by His blood.

Along with His blood, every believer needs to have a testimony. They need to speak out loud what Jesus had done for them. Satan will continue to try accuse believers of what they have done wrong. They need to remind him that those sins have been removed.

As a believer, you should now no longer fear death. Death has no more power over you. Satan and the world wants you to live in fear of death. They want you to love your life here on this earth and fear death.

Although life may be great for you right now, death has something even greater. This life is only temporary and is filled with problems. Death removes all the problems and is for eternity. Death opens the door to life eternal.

Triumph over Satan by going out and giving your testimony as to what Jesus has done for you. Your testimony can tell others what Jesus can do for them also.

Do not fear the persecution and troubles of this world when you God leads you to be His witness. Tell others about Jesus and strive to bring them back from a path that leads to death.

Don’t shrink from death. As a believer, you have the greatest treasure any person could want–life eternal. Go, now, and tell others about what you have and what they can have.

I pray today that you will know what Jesus has done for you; that you will know that God no longer accuses you; that you will tell others about Jesus; and that you will not fear death.