“When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” Exodus 12:13.
The Israelites killed the lamb, sprinkled the blood on the doorposts and lintels, and went inside their homes at God’s direction. At midnight the death angel passed over and killed the first-born child in every Egyptian home. Not a child was harmed in any Israelite home when the death angel passed over, because they had applied the blood – God’s guarantee of protection on that night. Had the Israelites used anything but the blood, they would have been exposed to the death angel’s wrath. Red paint, red ﬂags, or red roses would not have been satisfactory substitutes. Blood only on the doorposts was the required article. (Exodus 12:1-28).
That slain lamb foreshadowed, or pointed forward to, Jesus the true “Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” John 1:29. His blood, shed on the cross, is God’s only remedy for sin. (Matthew 26:28). Jesus bore our sins and died as our personal substitute, (Hebrews 2:9). His blood atones for our sins, (I John 1:7), when we, after conviction, repent toward God and exercise faith in, or trust Jesus as our Saviour. Just as the blood applied to the doors of the Israelites’ homes shielded the first-born from physical death; even so, does the shed blood of Jesus shield us from spiritual death, when we by grace, through faith, accept Jesus as our personal Saviour. “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were nor redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” I Peter 1:18-19.
Have you felt the need? Have you repented? Have you acknowledged your sinfulness? Will you trust Jesus now? Only those who “have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb” will enter the Celestial City. Revelation 7:14.
“Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.” Revelation 1:5.
“Without shedding of blood is no remission (forgiveness).” Hebrews 9:22.