Exodus 12:12,13 “On that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn son and every firstborn male animal in the land of Egypt. I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt, for I am the Lord! 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.”
This was the last plague to hit Egypt before the Israelites were finally allowed to leave. Death was going to hit the whole land – every firstborn male child and animal would die except for those with the blood of a lamb applied on their doorposts. The blood was a symbol for the Blood of Jesus that would centuries later be shed for man, and He was a firstborn Son. His Blood spoke deliverance and safety for every single individual that was in that house. What does that mean for us today? The Blood of Jesus speaks the same thing for us. When we symbolically apply the Blood on us and our family members, the Blood is a declaration to the kingdom of darkness that we belong to Jesus Christ; that we are under His protection and death cannot harm us.
“In the Name of Jesus Christ, I apply the Blood on myself and every member of my family and household. I declare that we are under the protection of the Lord Jesus, and every curse has been broken in our lives! I apply the Blood over my home, my properties, my finances, my health, my work/business. I declare that I overcome any work of darkness by the power of the Blood of Jesus Christ that was shed for me and those I pray for. And I stand in the victory that was won by my Savior; in the Name that is above every name, Jesus Christ my Lord, amen!”