Summary: Part 2 of a series on the redemptive, atoning, covering, strengthening, sanctifying and healing blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
„h It is the Precious Blood of Jesus that makes atonement for the world
„h There is also a protection from the blood covering
„h When God set Israel free from bondage of Egypt, He sent plagues on Egypt to break Pharoah¡¦s stubborn heart
„h The 10th and final plague was the straw that broke the camel¡¦s back
„h God told Moses, (Exo 11:6) "Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again."
„h God also said that He would provide a way of escape for all those who believe the commandment Moses gave and follow the instructions - That way of escape was by the blood covering
3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ¡¦On the tenth day of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.
„h It was the father¡¦s duty to provide the lamb for his family¡¦s house
4 And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man¡¦s need you shall make your count for the lamb.
„h Sharing the lamb with neighbors pictures how believers today should share the Lamb of God
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
„h In part 1, we saw how Jesus perfectly fits these requirements
6 Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.
„h The last half of Jesus¡¦ time on the cross, the synoptic gospels all report that a super-natural darkness hung over the land
7 And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.
„h Notice God does not say to put in on the threshold of the door, because the blood covering should not be trampled under foot
„h Heb 10:27-30 Anyone who has rejected Moses¡¦ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
„h First, those who reject the blood of the new covenant will suffer a "worse punishment" than those who reject Moses¡¦ law (death w/o mercy)
„h Second, just as those who reject the law suffered death w/o mercy, there is no mercy for those who die rejecting Jesus¡¦ sacrifice
„h Third, This judgement will come on those who in time past, "was sanctified"
„h This indicates that sanctified people can apostatize to a place of final rejection
„h The blood of Jesus is to be esteemed, not trampled
8 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire--its head with its legs and its entrails.
„h Eating the flesh of the Passover lamb, symbolizes eating (partaking of) of Christ¡¦s flesh
„h John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." 52 The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?" 53 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58 This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever." 59 These things He said in the synagogue as He taught in Capernaum