During Communion time we always sing the song, “I know it was the blood.” Throughout Biblical history the blood held great significance. In the Old Testament scriptures the blood was used as a sacrificial atonement of the peoples sin. The blood of various animal sacrifices were sprinkled on the altar, Lintels, the people and yes the door posts of the houses.
In the Passover it was the blood that was struck on the two sides posts and on the upper door post of the houses that protected those within from the death angel, the last plague in Egypt from entering in and killing the first born. During this time of plague it didn’t say that Isreal assembled themselves together and had church. No, they were in their separate homes, they ate the Lamb that was slain along with unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs.
This was symbolic of Jesus Christ who is the Lamb that was slain before the foundation of the earth. They ate the bitter herbs which symbolized the bitter bands of bondage which God was about to deliver them out of. They ate the unleavened bread which symbolized the haste in which God would deliver them that the bread did not even have time to rise. It also represented the fact that leaven in the new testament shed light on the sin of pride.
“Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 7. Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be anew lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth..”
1 Corinthians 5: 6-8.
I never would have thought in my lifetime to be in the midst of a terrible plague, but it is here and it is now! But I thank God for the blood, not of goats, not of lambs but the presious blood of Jesus Christ.
God did speak during the time of the Passover saying: “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” Exodus 12:13.
We may not be in Egypt, but don’t be fooled, the spirit of Sodom and Egypt is very much alive in our times, so we must be vigilant and alert and covered in the blood of Christ.
The blood doesn’t just protect us from the plague but it is the blood covenant by which we are sealed and it is the life by which we live. Please keep these words in your heart for we know the time of his coming is sooner than we think.
God Bless and keep you is my prayer!
Rev. Charles E. Graham