The Protective Power of the Blood

Romans 5:8-9 says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”

We need to realize we are saved from destruction because of the blood of Jesus. It’s not your good works that save you from destruction. There are Christians having disasters happen to them all the time. However, the protective power is available for a Christian just by accessing the blood of Jesus that has already been shed.

Let me show you how the blood of the lamb protected the Hebrews before Jesus came to earth. It is found in the 12th chapter of Exodus: “Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, ‘Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you’” (Exodus 12:21-23).

That was the protective power of the lamb. Everything that happened in the Old Testament was a foreshadow of what was to come for us under the new covenant. “And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever” (Exodus 12:24).

The God-fearing Jews of today still observe the Passover. They commemorate the Passover because the death angel passed over their ancestors.

Would you like to have the destroyer stay outside the walls of your home? The blood of Jesus protects the Christian today. Jesus said He didn’t come to destroy the law, but to fulfill it. “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17).

God has not changed. “For I am the LORD, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob” (Malachi 3:6).

Jesus has not changed. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

And the same things He did then, He does now. It’s just better now because we have a new and better covenant.

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