Summary: The blood of Christ was shed for all mankind, yet just as on the Night of the passover in Egypt, the blood is of no avail unless it is applied.
Applied Blood of Christ
By: Pastor Donny Granberry
Today is the first Sunday of the month and we reserve this Sunday to remember the Lord’s Table, or better known to some as Holy Communion.
After the message, we will be partaking of Holy Communion.
Our Communion service is an open communion, meaning that you do not need to be a member of this church to participate with us.
As a Christian, it is not only our privilege to observe Holy Communion, but it is also an obligation.
The Lord himself said, “This do in remembrance of Me.”
Let’s take our bible and make our profession together, this is my bible, God’s Holy Word, it is a lamp …
Being Communion Sunday, I want to stay with that thought as we observe the word of God together.
My thought this morning is “The Applied Blood of Christ.”
Apply – means to put to use, especially for some practical purpose, to bring into action, or to lay or spread on. Apply.
Today, I submit to you that it is not enough to know about the blood of Christ, but it must be applied, put to use, brought into action, or covered by or laid on for a practical purpose.
1 The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 "This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. 4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat. 5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. 6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the people of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. 8 That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast. 9 Do not eat the meat raw or cooked in water, but roast it over the fire--head, legs and inner parts. 10 Do not leave any of it till morning; if some is left till morning, you must burn it. 11 This is how you are to eat it: with your cloak tucked into your belt, your sandals on your feet and your staff in your hand. Eat it in haste; it is the LORD’s Passover. 12 "On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn--both men and animals--and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the LORD. 13 The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
There are a few things that I want to highlight from this passage of scripture this morning.
I. Every Man A Lamb
v. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.
That was a whole lot of lambs.
We know that when Israel left Egypt there was over two million adults, plus children.
That means that on the night of the Passover, there was between 1-2 million lambs sacrificed that night.
Some might ask, “Why so many?”
Why couldn’t they sacrifice a lamb, or a few lambs, why a lamb for every man.
One very important reason, that’s what God specifically, told them to do.
To understand this, we must understand the bible, also called the Gospel.
The gospel is considered a testament.
We have the Old Testament, and the New Testament.
The New Testament is as the last will and testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
It is observable that the solemn transactions that pass between God and man are sometimes called a covenant, here a testament.
A covenant is an agreement between two or more parties about things that are in their own power, or may be so, and this either with or without a mediator; this agreement takes effect at such time and in such manner as therein declared.
A testament is a voluntary act and deed of a single person, duly executed and witnessed, bestowing legacies on such legatees as are described and characterized by the testator, and which can only take effect upon his death.