ONE LAST PLAGUE
Ex. 12:12-13 ¶ “For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. Now 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 the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
From the burning bush, the Lord spoke to Moses and warned him that after all the trials, Pharaoh’s heart would be hardened and that he still wouldn’t let the people of Israel go free. Frogs, lice, hail, pestilence, and plagues came upon the land. And, as God predicted, Pharaoh did harden his heart. The Lord spoke to Moses, telling him about one last plague. He would kill the first-born of every animal and every family in all the land, including Pharaoh’s own son. God instructed Moses to have every Israelite household take a lamb, slaughter it and put its blood on the doorposts of his house. As Moses observed his Jewish brethren, about three million strong, killing the lambs and putting the blood on their homes, and as he did this for his own house, he glimpsed his unseen Friend. This is the Friend who would come to earth thousands of years later as a man. This was the Friend whose blood would be spilled on a cross. His name is Jesus, the Son of God, the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world, the Savior of mankind.
My friends, here we have a picture of how we come into the life of this unseen Friend. Through the precious blood of the Lamb of God, we have access to the incredible presence of God, where our eyes are opened and we begin to see the One who can’t be seen. The blood of Jesus is upon our households and upon our lives. I see the handiwork of God in my own life. Washed in the precious blood of Jesus, my conscience is cleansed. He walks with me and talks with me, just like He walked and talked with Moses. I stand in His presence, washed clean in the blood of Jesus. As the Israelites went into their houses that Passover night, they sat down at their tables and began to feast on the lamb that had been slain. The Lord instructed Moses to be sure that the en- tire lamb was consumed in each household. This lamb would give them strength for their journey, the great exodus from Egypt
Have you had a taste of the Lamb of God today? Have you tasted His goodness? Have you feasted on God today? No longer do we settle for types and shadows, we do not need to eat a physical lamb, Christ Himself is our food, we feast on Him by faith as we read the Bible and fellowship with Him in worship and prayer. The plague of death has been stayed; Christ, our Passover lamb has been slain.