In Exodus 12:13, God said
“And the blood shall be a token upon the houses where you are: AND WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD, I WILL PASS OVER YOU and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt”.
In fact, according to the Law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness (Heb.9:22)
For the children of Israel, the blood was their protection. The blood was their purging. The blood was their deliverance.
The blood purged Israel from the pain and sorrow of their past. In just one night the blood set the captives free.
Remember we are talking about a people who were not even purchased with the blood of Jesus. They were neither inflicted nor afflicted by the things that were inflicting and afflicting the Egyptians.
The blood in Exodus 12 is a type; it’s a symbol of the blood of Christ.
“And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death on the cross.”
Jesus: Mediator of a Better Covenant (Hebrews 8:6-13)
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the Mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises.
Now listen very closely. If you can see how the power of the blood worked under an inferior covenant, what will the blood of Jesus do for you today?
Israel served an angry God – a God of justice. A God who demanded death for the wages of sin. The blood of bulls and goats were sacrificed as a covering for the forgiveness of the sins of the people over and over again. You cannot stand before God without blood. No high priests could appear into the holy presence of God without the blood.
You must understand what happened not only when the blood was shed for you but also what happened when the blood was sprinkled and applied onto your life. Many of us have never really understood the power of the blood of Jesus and what that power can do for you!
The devil can’t legally touch you. The devil can’t legally harm you. You belong to the Son of the most high God. Therefore it is God’s responsibility to keep you safe. You are His possession. You need to know this truth.
You know what? The blood of Jesus will push back every power of darkness! The blood of Jesus will nullify and cancel every scheme and plan the enemy is trying to throw at you. The devil has to run away when you apply the blood of Jesus upon your life.
THE OLD COVENANT SACRIFICE
In the old dispensation, the people were always reminded of their guilt that they were sinners even though they offered the blood of bulls and goats continuously. You see the blood of bulls and goats were not able to sanctify and justify the people completely. It was merely a temporary covering. It was more of an outward cleansing.
“The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? (Jeremiah 17:9)
No wonder their hearts were running after idolatry all the time. The blood of goats and bulls were never able to deal with the wicked heart of man, the root cause of sin.
Heb.10:12; But this man (Jesus) after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.
It is the blood of Jesus that finally infiltrated the heart of sinful man. It is this blood that finally worked from the inside out of man. It is this blood that finally was able to touch the root of sin and cleansed us completely. It is this blood the silenced the accuser once and for all.
“yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight”
The blood is a lethal weapon available to us against the enemy for all those who believe in the power of the blood. The devil has no legal right to touch us. The devil has no right to condemn us! Every curse has been broken! Every wall that stood against us has been demolished! We have been redeemed (purchased back from slavery) and the price that was paid for us. The greatest price in all human history ever paid for you and me is the blood of Jesus. He gave all He had to buy you back. In order to empower us to walk this earth with authority and power, to rule and subdue and ultimately inherit the abundant life (John 10:10).
Note: Rev Dr Jai Kumar is an ordained & licensed minister of Covenant Ministries International N.J. USA. He is a mission minded pastor who carries an apostolic anointing who preaches and teaches an uncompromising gospel with boldness. A member of ECCM (Malaysia) Spiritual Adviser & overseer to various ministries and churches. An itinerant speaker. He is also the author of a book entitled, ‘God’s Time Clock.’ Currently he worships at C3 Subang.
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