When I see The Blood

With the Palm Sunday in view and Easter Sunday just around the corner, I felt compelled by the Holy Spirit to share some thoughts on the Glorious Hope of Christ’s Blood. In the narrative of Exodus12:13 we read, “And the blood shall be for you a token upon the houses where ye are and when I see the blood, I will pass over you”. KJV. The pass-over lamb was to be of the first year, a male and without blemish. The Death Angel was to pass through Egypt that evening and the only hope for safety was the blood of the lamb upon the doorposts and over the lintel. Then the lamb was slain in the evening, roasted with fire and eaten with bitter herbs and unleavened bread. They were to eat it with their loins girded and if the household was too small for the lamb they were to share the lamb with their neighbors. This foreshadowing type has led us to our Easter service today and all the symbols of then are now realities in Christ. He is the Lamb of God slain from the foundation of the world. His blood is our atonement for sins, not only ours but also the sins of the whole world. 1 Corinthians 15:22 “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive”. That is of course all who are under His blood and have believed on His redemptive work at Calvary along with the fact God raised Him from the dead. The unleavened bread a symbol of the purity of God’s word (Proverbs 30:5) the bitter herbs a symbol of the bondage of sin and slavery, the precious pure innocent lamb to be the sacrifice for us all. Praise be to God, He became the curse for us Galatians 3:13 “Christ hat redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us”: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree”. KJV We celebrate the Friday before resurrection Sunday as the day our Lord was wrapped in fine linen cloths, and laid in the tomb. Joseph of Arimathea loaned the Lord a tomb in which to be buried. Pilate sealed the tomb with a large stone rolled over the door and set a guard around to prevent (Satan’s intent) any mistake from occurring. The sabbath being past, very early in the morning, Mary the mother of James, and Salome and Mary Magdalene came to the tomb at the rising of the sun. Rightfully so, they wondered “who shall roll us away the stone?” Indicating God can do what we cannot. “When they looked” …. I encourage to take a good long look at the empty grave, the evidence all around you of His resurrection, His desire to love you and redeem you from the power of Death, Hell and the grave: “they saw the stone was rolled away”. Hallelujah!! There was a young man in a long white garment sitting there, as we see them step trembling into the sepulcher, his clothes were there, the napkin neatly folded and laid in another place, “and they were affrighted”. I will allow Mark 16:6 to speak for itself. ” And he saith unto them, be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: He is risen; He is not here; behold the place where they laid Him.”

Go Share the Lamb

Roger Porter


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