#338 Passover Perspectives Exodus 12: The Power of his Sacrifice
Blood on the door frame Exodus 12:7 “Then they are to take some of the blood and put in on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.”
In a collective sense and in an individual sense the power of deliverance in the blood of Christ is applied to the doorway—the heart affections and conscience which allows or denies entrance to thoughts and influences.
The blood of Christ is here pictured as effecting our choices, our decisions of what to let in and what to let out of our lives.
“And if you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each man’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay upon earth; knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.” 1 Peter 1:17-19
It is the power of his ransom sacrifice gives us a standing of freedom from sin, and that that leads to the power to free us from futile and empty sin habits inherited from Adam so that we can make sanctified choices.
May the sign of his sacrifice be evident to all who observe the influence of our lives.
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, the remaining half of the unleavened cake that had been set aside, and with a deliberateness that separated this part of the service from tradition, he gave thanks, and passed it to each of his disciples, saying,
“Take and eat. This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying,
“This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.” Luke 22:20