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It’s been a month since I posted “Destroyer of the Firstborn, part 14″…

And it was so wonderful and full of blessing, that here it is again – just in case we need these reminders ——

 The Life is in the Blood ……

Today I have been just thinking “off the top of my head,” or one could say I have been “brainstorming.” What about? About – the facets of blood and what it provided for these sons of Abraham through the line of Isaac and Jacob, created….called….chosen…. Israelites. Let me post here the first few verses of Exodus 12, to begin: (I will put in some commentary from Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary)

Ex 12:1 ¶ Now the LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,

Ex 12:2 “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you.

Ex 12:3 “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a lamb for each household.

Ex 12:4 ‘Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb. (It appears from JOSEPHUS that ten persons were required to make up the proper paschal communion.) ( It is said that the quantity eaten of the paschal lamb, by each individual, was about the size of an olive.)

Ex 12:5 ‘Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. (lamb … without blemish–The smallest deformity or defect made a lamb unfit for sacrifice–a type of Christ (Heb 7:26; 1Pe 1:19).

Ex 12:6 ‘And you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight. (–that is, the interval between the sun’s beginning to decline, and sunset, corresponding to our three o’clock in the afternoon.)

Ex 12:7 ‘Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. (It was to be on the sideposts and upper doorposts, where it might be looked to, not on the threshold, where it might be trodden under foot. This was an emblem of the blood of sprinkling (Heb 12:24; 10:29).

THE BLOOD:

  • …spared the death of the firstborn and secured the escape of the household from slavery of a hard taskmaster.
  • …redeemed and liberated. When Jehovah saw the blood, He did not allow the destroyer to enter because a death had already occurred in that household.
  • …The blood and the life are inseparable – and not just a small amount of blood would do. One would need all the blood to put on the doorposts and lintels. The lamb or kid needed to be put to death. Blood from scratches on the brow, from beatings on the face and back, or from nail-pierced hands and feet, would not suffice. Death MUST occur first, then all of the life blood spilled and applied.
  • …The blood provided liberty to walk in the Lord’s way, being obedient to Him, and gave access to worship and serving Him.

I MUST leave you with these verses from Hebrews 2. Watch for the comparisons to the above observations.

Heb 2:14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Heb 2:15 and might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.

Heb 2:16 For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant (lit. “seed”) of Abraham.

Heb 2:17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

Heb 2:18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.

Praise Him!! Read it again and again!

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March 9, 2011 - Posted by | Pages from my journal, The Blood |

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