They are to take the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the crossbeam of the houses... I am Adonai… When I see the blood, I will pass over you. So there will be no plague among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
―Exodus 12: 7, 12-13
On that Passover night, it was the blood from the sacrifice of a perfect, innocent lamb that saved the Jewish people enslaved in the land of Egypt. The angel of death came over all the land that night, and when he saw the blood covering the doorposts of Jewish homes, he passed over, sparing them from the death of their firstborn.
God gave us a picture at Passover of what was to come when Yeshua (Jesus) shed His blood to save us from our sin and give us eternal life. Yeshua was without sin Himself – blameless, spotless, and innocent – but He took the punishment of death for our sin, for the sin of all of mankind. Now, when God looks at those who believe this and have placed their faith in Yeshua, He sees Yeshua’s shed blood covering their sin. And He passes over us, sparing us from the eternal penalty for sin, and giving us life.
For sin’s payment is death, but God’s gracious gift is eternal life in Messiah Yeshua our Lord.
You know that you were redeemed …not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with precious blood like that of a lamb without defect or spot, the blood of Messiah.
―1 Peter 1:18-19
Thank You, God, You are so amazing to not only give us the gift of eternal life but for how You provided a picture of Your eternal plan for salvation through Yeshua long before He came to earth to die for us. Your Word always points us to Yeshua and Your loving, good plan to rescue us to become a people unto Yourself. Thank You, Yeshua, for being willing to suffer and die for me. Thank You for giving Your blood to cover my sins.
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