Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 30, 2015

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household.  And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb. Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats, and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight. “Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.  Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts. And you shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover.  For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. Exodus 12:1-13

“It (love) always protects…..” I Corinthians 13:7

Here is another stirring example of how God protected His people!

He covered them with the blood of a first-born unblemished lamb and the angel of death passed over them while all the first-born of the Egyptians died.

As you know, this event is celebrated today as the Feast of the Passover or simply, Passover.

It is a big deal! It is remembered with great solemnity and celebration every year since this ancient event first happened as recorded above.

Also, it is a big deal because it foreshadowed the time when God’s Lamb would shed His blood to cover our sins and protect us from His wrath.

The plague of the death angel was the tenth of a series of miraculous but devastating plagues God visited upon the Egyptians in support of Moses’ demand that Pharaoh let God’s people go. During each of these plagues that God sent upon Egypt He protected the Hebrews!

God’s affection is His protection!

God has you covered!

God has your back!

The Passover proved it!