Wednesday, 10 December 2014

All because of the blood of the Lamb. Advent Day 10

Scripture:

21 Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, ‘Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. 22 Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the door-frame. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning. 23 When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the door-frame and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.
Exodus 12

Name of Jesus: Lamb of God

Symbol: Lamb

Devotional:

19And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’
20In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
Luke 22
Here Jesus celebrates his last meal with his disciples, the Passover.  He demonstrates that He is the Passover Lamb.  It is His body and His blood.


7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
Isaiah 53

Over a thousand years before the birth of Christ, God rescued His people from slavery and death.

To protect the Jews from the destroyer, the lamb was sacrificed, its blood painted over the door lintels of the house and the lamb was eaten quickly.  Whoever was in that house was saved. Good men and bad men; happy and sad; generous and miserly.  God did not look to see who was inside.  The blood of the lamb was enough.

Grace.  The free gift of life.  The people did not earn their salvation.  They simply believed that the blood was enough and they were saved.

That sacrifice is offered to us, except now it is an eternal sacrifice.  Believe that the blood of Christ is enough and you will be saved.  Position yourself at the heart of your Saviour and His blood will cover you.  You are safe in Him.

Then the Jews ate the lamb.  We too eat of the Lamb of God.  We dwell in the shadow of the blood stained door-posts of His heart and He then takes up His home within us.   We in Him, He in us. Then the good man and the bad man; the happy man and the sad man; the generous man and the miserly man can be changed.  Transformed from the inside out.  No-one knows goodness, joy or sacrifice truly until we are transformed...and it takes time.

While that transformation takes place, while we still fail and fall and get messy, we are safe.  All because of the blood of the Lamb.

Come Lord Jesus!

Happy Advent!

2 comments:

  1. Thank you! I love the Lamb and I love this season when I can think about knowing Him more and more each day.

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