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Pastor: Bro. Bobby Clark
Faith Baptist Church
92 Walker St. POB 462
Crossville, TN. 38557
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Saved By The Blood
In Exodus chapter twelve Israel has been in bondage for over four hundred years and God has heard their cries and now gives instruction to Moses on how He is going to deliver them from Egypt. He is going to bring judgment upon the land by slaying every first born from man to beasts. But before the judgment God gives man instructions on how to escape it and stay safe. When He decides to bring judgment to a people or place He always sends warnings first. Remember Noah and the flood? What about Sodom and Gomorrah? In vs. 3 God speaks of a lamb; go and choose a lamb. In vs. 4 it is no longer just a lamb but the lamb. Then in vs.5 it becomes your lamb, it becomes personal. To the world Jesus is just a savior among others, but let me warn you He is the Savior and the important thing; is He your Savior? Jesus must become personal to you before He can become anything to you. I want to look at a thought in vs. 13 for the message this week. When God passes through the land He will see the blood which is applied to the side posts of the door and the upper post and He will pass over that house and all who are inside will be safe from the judgment. I want to see three things concerning the blood and salvation.
First of all we will see the prominence of the blood as it is applied to the door posts. The focus is on the blood. It’s not on the lamb which was to be eaten although you couldn’t have the blood without the lamb. The focus wasn’t on the bitter herbs which was to be eaten with the lamb but the focus was on the blood. He didn’t say He would pass over if He saw the lamb; or if He saw the herbs or even the ceremony. He said He would pass over if He saw the blood. Throughout scripture the emphasis has been on the blood. Cain brought a bloodless sacrifice while Abel brought a lamb with the blood. Let me remind you Hebrews 9:22 states “Without the shedding of blood there is no remission”. God said in Leviticus 17:11 that the blood was the atonement, the price paid for Israel’s sins. In Ephesians 2:13 Paul tells us that we are made nigh by the blood of Christ. You must see the trail of blood throughout the Bible if you study it at all.
Next you will see the protection by the blood. God said “when I see the blood I will pass over and the plague shall not be upon you”. They were protected by the blood. God wasn’t looking for people of fame or fortune. He wasn’t looking for people of position or prominence. He wasn’t looking for those of influence or power, but He was looking for the blood which had to be applied. When they applied the blood to the door posts what they were saying was this: I will trust and rely upon the blood for my salvation. The blood is the protector in our salvation. When we stand before God on the Day of Judgment He isn’t going to ask to see our baptismal certificate. He won’t ask what church we are a member of. He won’t ask to see our Sunday school pins or awards. He will be looking for the blood which has been figuratively applied to our heart. The blood, and it only, redeems a person as Ephesians tells us in 1:7 “In Whom we have redemption through His blood”. The blood cleanses as John tells us in First John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin”. Then the blood also helps us to overcome sin as Revelation 12 tells us “And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb”. The blood redeems us as it paid the price for our salvation and it keeps us clean and spotless before God by helping us overcome the temptations to sin which befalls every child of God.
Lastly, we will see the place of the blood which was the outer door posts and the upper post of the door. It could not have been placed on the inside of the house and been successful. It could not have been applied around the windows and kept death out. It could not have been applied to the gate of the wall but it had to be placed around the door posts. It couldn’t be on your neighbor’s house and it protect your house, it had to be on your door posts. No person can be saved for another it is a personal transaction which is conducted within the heart of each person. Within the heart man believes unto salvation Romans 10:9-10 tells us. From the heart man obeys the gospel and is saved Romans 6:17 says. And it is with the heart God’s will is to be done as Ephesians 6:6 tells us.
Are you saved? Has the blood of Christ been applied to your heart or will you have to face the judgment of God without the blood and be eternally lost? It’s the blood of Jesus which cleanses from all filthiness. It’s not works of righteousness; it’s not your moral character which saves you, but it is Jesus who you must turn to today in order to be saved.