Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Exodus 12:1-10 is the scripture most of us are familiar with concerning the Exodus from Egypt and Passover story. What might be less obvious is the parallel between the process of taking the lamb into the home and all that followed and the shedding of Yeshua's blood on the cross.
Imagine the scenario through the eyes of the family and especially the children. A lamb lives with you in the house, like a pet, for four days. You feed, pet and hug it; even give it a name. It becomes part of the family in a very short time. You have begun to identify with it therefore you have memories which will remain with you. Then you slaughter it, put it's blood on the lintel and doorposts and then eat it. What a traumatic event; especially for the children and for what purpose? We know the end of the story and we understand the purpose but they did not.
I believe that at some point; through their identification with the lamb and seeing the blood at the entrance of the house to keep the angel of death from entering in, that they understood this lamb had died in their place to save the life of the first born. The life is in the blood and the blood makes atonement for the soul. (Lev. 17:11)
Yeshua did not deserve to die, yet He is alive in us and as we find our identity in Him, we are protected by His blood. What removes us from His protection is the motivation of our heart to move out of the Will of God. Heb. 10:26 In other words, He does not remove us from a covenant relationship with Him, it is our choice to do so.
His Grace was freely given to us; let us pray for Him to guide us as to where He would have us serve Him. May we give to others freely what we have received.
This is taken from the Harvest of Asher Facebook page.