Exodus 12:13 “But the blood on your door posts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague of death will not touch you when I strike the land of Egypt.”
The plague of death was about to hit Egypt. Every firstborn child would die unless there was blood applied on the doorpost as God had commanded the Jews. What was significant about that to us in today’s world?
Today, we hear all sorts of threats hitting people in different parts of the world: strange viruses and bacteria that medicine cannot treat, terrorism, random shootings, kidnappings, child pornography, famines, earthquakes, the list goes on… How can we protect ourselves and our children from such evil activity?
The blood from the lambs that were applied on their door posts were a symbol of what we are meant to do today with the Blood of God’s Lamb, Jesus Christ. He shed His blood to atone for our sins, and also to provide protection for His people. And just like It said in the book of Hebrews
“The blood of Jesus speaks a better message than the blood of Abel.” Blood speaks in the spiritual realm, even if you may not be familiar with that practice. (Why do you think blood sacrifices are so common in horror movies?) Jesus’ Blood speaks protection for you and your household. No evil thing should be able to touch you when you symbolically apply His blood on yourself and your family. When you apply His Blood, you are protected.
“Thank You Jesus that You poured Your blood to atone for my sin and to provide protection for me and my family. I plead the Blood of Jesus Christ over every member of my family. Your Blood is a sign that we belong to You and that any evil thing has no part of us. In Jesus Name I pray, amen.”