I wanted to share with you something that has been a great blessing in the life of my family for the last several years. It has kept us safe from all kinds of serious problems that many other people deal with.
Take a few moments to read this passage of scripture, it talks about The Passover.
The Lord showed me a way to apply this to our daily lives. Read on…
Exo 11:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether.
Exo 11:4 And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
Exo 11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
Exo 12:3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
Exo 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
Exo 12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
Exo 12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
Exo 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Exo 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.
Exo 12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye 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.
Exo 12:14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
Exo 12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
Exo 12:22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
Exo 12:23 For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
We see that the Lord told them to kill the lamb and spread its blood on the doorposts of the house. In the New Testament it talks about how we are covered with the Blood of Jesus.
You see, this Old Testament story about a lamb was an analogy or a foretelling of Jesus. When the lamb was slain and the blood was displayed (to prove that death had already come to that place) then destruction did not come to that house.
What I do, usually before I go to bed, is just speak out of my mouth: Father I thank you that (I name each person in my family) are covered with the blood of Jesus. No harm befalls the righteous. No disaster comes near our tent. Father I thank you that our house and our van and our car and our property are covered with the blood. The Passover happens here!
In other words, no destruction can come to us because we are covered with the blood of Jesus!
I remember one night, years ago, when Nancy & I got into some strife before going to bed. Because of the distraction I went off to sleep without praying. Later that night, Nancy called me into the room just next to our bedroom and said, "Someone's out there." I looked out and I could see someone breaking into our car.
1Peter 1:2 (Amplified) Who were chosen and foreknown by God the Father and consecrated (sanctified, made holy) by the Spirit to be obedient to Jesus Christ (the Messiah) and to be sprinkled with [His] blood: May grace (spiritual blessing) and peace be given you in increasing abundance [that spiritual peace to be realized in and through Christ, freedom from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts].
My friends, I have accepted the work that Jesus did for me. He purchased salvation, which includes preservation, healing, prosperity and being rescued from hell. Since I believe this I claim every right afforded by what He purchased. I declare the blood of Jesus is on me and my family, our church and ministry.
The Passover happens here!