Summary: Without holiness and deliverance, there is no way the children of Jacob will ever posses their possessions
What is the meaning of blood on the door post and what does it stand for in our lives? Readers of the Bible will recognize four instances of great deliverance in the Bible:
a. When Joseph in Egypt delivered the members of his family or race from famine.
b. When blood was applied on the door-posts by the Israelites to prevent the angel of death from coming in.
c. The battle between the Philistines and the Israelites in which Goliath was disgraced.
d. When Samson killed a lot of Philistines with the jaw of an ass.
One thing is common in all the four and that is blood. In this message, we would be considering (b) above. Exodus 12:7-13 says, “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. And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord’s passover. 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. 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.”
How was the land of Egypt smitten? Psalm 78:49 gives us an answer. It says, “He casts upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.” He sent evil angels to destroy them. But in Luke 4:18, Jesus came and made this wonderful declaration: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” Jesus came to deliver you and I . Obadiah 17 says, “But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.” This means that without holiness and deliverance, there is no way the children of Jacob will ever posses their possessions. You are reading about the blood on the door post which represents what, in Acts 10:38, is called deliverance. Acts 10:38 says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power, who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” Meaning that the devil is the oppressor and Jesus is the one able to break the yoke.