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DevotionsForgiveness in the blood

Exodus 12: 1-7

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 “This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb[a] for his family, one for each household. 4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat. 5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. 6 Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs. 

 

We get purity and perfection only through the blood of Jesus. No matter what you do, you would never deserve forgiveness. Because for you to be forgiven you must be pure and perfect. A man’s righteousness by flesh can never satisfy God, It is only through the blood of Jesus you can attain perfection and purity that yields righteousness.

 

The Spirit of judgment moved through the land of Egypt, its assignment was to kill the firstborn of all counted unrighteous. The Israelites, though chosen were also unrighteous and needed to be made righteous in other for them not to experience death. The blood on their doorpost was a sign of purity, perfection, and justification.

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The blood of the lamb was their only ticket to forgiveness.

God made use of the blood of a perfect lamb to secure salvation for the children of Isreal. No man could stand for Isreal, even Moses’s blood on their doorpost would still lead to their death. There was a need for the blood of a spotless animal.

 

Leviticus 22:21 says “And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the Lord to accomplish his vow or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein.”

 

This tells us of a truth there is no forgiveness by good works or through sacrifice. There is forgiveness only in the blood of a perfect being.

 

The blood of animals without defect covered the sins of the children of Isreal but could not take away their sins. Because of this, there was a need for a perfect, complete and permanent sacrifice (Hebrews 4:10).

Jesus the only son of God came to earth not to do his own will, but to do Gods will (John 6:38). He came to offer his blood as the perfect sacrifice that takes away the sin of the world.

 

John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

 

Today dear reader, there sounds the voice of Moses, calling out again ” the Spirit of death is coming, this time it would not only destroy mortal bodies, but it will also condemn men to hell!”

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Are you protected by the blood of Jesus? Remember, the blood of bulls or of sheep cannot save anyone from the coming disaster. Only the blood of Jesus can.

 

To be protected by the blood is to accept Jesus as your Lord and savior 

 

 

Jesus honored God by laying down his life as a sacrifice for our sins. Today he says “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears my voice, and open the door, I will come into him and will sup with him, and he with me.

 

Jesus’ blood is also for your salvation. Receive forgiveness today by saying these words loudly:

“Lord Jesus, I am grateful for your death on the cross for my sins. I accept the sacrifice you paid for me. Thank you for your blood that was shed for me, wash me with your blood and make me whole. Today I surrender to you as my Lord and savior. Accept me as one of yours, fill me with your Holy Spirit and guide me into knowing you more. Amen!

 

 

 

If you made this prayer be rested that your sins have been forgiven, you are now a new creature, purified and justified in the sight of God. Get close to fellow children of God and desire to learn more about Jesus. Please also send us an email([email protected]) so we can pray and counsel you.

God bless you!

 

 

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