Can You Really Break Through to the Other Side?
Do You Remember What Happened at Passover?
You’d Better Get Ready – God is About to Do Something!
12-13 “I will go through the land of Egypt on this night and strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, whether human or animal, and bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am GOD. The blood will serve as a sign on the houses where you live. When I see the blood, I will pass over you—no disaster will touch you when I strike the land of Egypt.
14-16 “This will be a memorial day for you; you will celebrate it as a festival to GOD down through the generations, a fixed festival celebration to be observed always.
I Hope You Didn’t Miss That Promise God Made
Did you see that? I’ll quote it again, “GOD will pass through to strike Egypt down. When he sees the blood on the lintel and the two doorposts, GOD will pass over the doorway; he won’t let the destroyer enter your house to strike you down with ruin.” You’ve got to get this. God, our protector, sees the blood and causes destruction and death to pass over us. The blood of Jesus, our Passover Lamb, brings life, healing and protection to our lives and families. At the time of the first Passover, He was just a shadow of things to come.
I have to stop here a moment. You have to get this revelation. The children of Israel lived through all ten plagues of Egypt. They weren’t bystanders. They weren’t locked in some kind of ancient safe room, hidden from harm. They were surrounded by the plagues, one after another – the water that turned into blood, frogs, lice, gnats, diseased livestock, boils, hail, locusts, and darkness that lasted for three days. But, unlike the Egyptians, they were untouched. They were witnesses, but escaped every single plague, even the worst of all, the killing of the first born.
There Was a Miracle Right in the Middle of the Destruction
The plagues must have seemed like an endless pandemic. Now we can all relate having experienced Covid-19 that brought isolation, sickness, job loss, homelessness and destruction of every kind. For others, there has been death as well. Thousands upon thousands in the United States and around the world have lost elderly parents, other family members and friends, multiplied by not being able to say their goodbyes. Almost everyone knows someone that has been affected by this pandemic. As bad as it has been, and continues to be, the ancient Israelites and Egyptians must have encountered much worse, compressed into a short period of time.
The Bible tells about these strings of plagues in detail. Recorded within the Exodus accounts are the lists of disaster after disaster, leading up to the worst of all, the tragic loss of each Egyptian family’s first-born son. Screams and cries of Egyptian families must have echoed from dwelling to dwelling. The fear must have been thick enough you could cut it with a knife. Their first-born sons were dying before their eyes and they could do nothing to help. Yet, God miraculously caused the spirit of death to pass over the homes of the Israelites. The blood of the lamb on the doorposts of their homes was a sign of His protection and constant deliverance. It was a bloodline the spirit of death COULD NOT CROSS.