“And when I see the blood, I will pass over you.” –Exodus 12:13 (KJV)
After nine horrifying plagues in Exodus, Pharaoh still wouldn’t release God’s people. In order to “smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt,” God sent a final plague (Exodus 12:12). As offspring of Adam, Satan understood the children of Israel had breached the covenant with God and were also due judgment. God could defend them, “not without blood,” though. They had established a covenant with God through Abraham but still had to uphold it. They had to decide between the covenant and the curse.
God then commanded them to paint their doorposts with lamb’s blood. They did, and the death angel ignored them. Was it a lamb’s blood that prevented their execution? No! It was the Lamb’s (Jesus’) blood, which was shed before the world was created (Revelation 13:8). Apply the influence of Jesus’ blood to your household and family, and watch every threat pass over you!
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.” –Revelation 12:11
Someone is aware of the strength and authority bestowed upon you by the blood of Jesus—possibly even better than you are. He will go to whatever lengths to prevent you from learning. He will work to prevent you from doing what is rightfully yours by distracting you, sending you individuals or ideas that will make you confused, and sowing doubt in your mind.
From this description, it should be clear who it is—the devil. He is the one who stands to lose the most if you discover the truth. His day is over, I suppose. You’re about to place him exactly where he belongs—under your feet!
What happens when believers learn about the efficacy of Jesus’ blood?
You have the right to use that power daily by pleading for what Jesus’ blood has accomplished for you. Refuse to cede even a fraction of an inch of ground to the adversary. Satan is a defeated foe, and we triumph because of the priceless blood of Jesus!
You will start to function in the fullness of its power after you learn that the blood of Jesus has purchased Redemption, fellowship, healing, protection, and dominion over the adversary! The power of Jesus’ blood can defeat everything aimed at you. In Christ, you live a life of victory; it is this life that Jesus gave his life to give to you. God bless you, and never forget that Jesus is Lord!
To be continued….