For about 430 by years, the children of Isreal were in bondage in the Land of Egypt. Since the death of Joseph and the reign of another Pharaoh, who does not know Joseph, the children of Isreal has been in serious labour and all they experienced was suffering upon suffering in the hand of the Egyptian. The Lord had mercy upon them, the Lord remembered the covenant of the promised land between Him and Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It is time for Exodus.
The Lord choose Moses and He put His words in Moses' mouth to tell Pharaoh to let the people of God go to the promised land but Pharaoh refused (so that the name of God will be glorified). The Lord plagued the Entire Egypt with 10 different plagues so the Pharaoh will let the people go and after the 10th plague, there was deliverance.
The plagues; "water turned into blood" "frog" "lice" "flies" "livestocks dead" "boils" "hail" "locust" and "darkness". The amazing thing about these plagues is that it all happened throughout the land of Egypt but the part of Egypt where the people of God lives (Goshen) was not affected from the third plague till the ninth. If Goshen will be affected by the tenth plague (the death of the firstborns) all depends on if the people of God will heed the instructions of God
INSTRUCTIONS OF GOD FOR THE TENTH PLAGUE (Exodus 12:1-20).
Exodus 12:21-25 NKJV
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and WHEN HE SEES THE BLOOD on the lintel and on the two doorposts, THE LORD WILL PASS OVER THE DOOR AND NOT ALLOW THE DESTROYER TO COME INTO YOUR HOUSES TO STRIKE YOU. And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever. It will come to pass when you come to the land which the Lord will give you, just as He promised, that you shall keep this service.
THE TENTH PLAGUE (Exodus 12:28-30 NKJV)
Then the children of Israel went away and did so; just as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did. And it came to pass at midnight that the Lord struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock. So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
LET US REASON TOGETHER ON THIS.
We all know the story very well but let us do some reasoning here. It is not that the Lord cannot destroy the firstborns in Egypt and spare the Israelites (He has done that from the fourth plague, till the ninth plague). This time around HE gave instructions, the Instructions has to do with THE BLOOD, the blood OF A LAMB a Lamb WITHOUT BLEMISH and this is the only reason even the Israelites will be saved from the destroyer.
(I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE ALSO THINKING ABOUT JESUS CHRIST IN THIS CONTEXT; A LAMB WITHOUT BLEMISH, THROUGH WHOSE BLOOD WE WILL BE SAVED FROM THE COMING DESTRUCTION). We overcame the devil by the BLOOD OF THE LAMB......Revelation 12:11
Come to think of it, if, for example a man in Isreal did not do what God instructed them to do with the Lamb and there was no blood on his door post, I am hundred percent sure he will be a part of the destruction. I also believed if an Egyptian saw what the Lord asked the Israelites to do and he decided to be a part of the passover, he and his family will be saved. After all Rahab, the Harlot and her family were spared in the destruction of Jericho, she not only save herself and her family, they also became part of the family of God and in the lineage of Rahab, our Lord Jesus Christ came. (SEE: An Harlot kind Gesture)
Jesus Christ is the sacrificial Lamb (without blemish) of God who takes away the sins of the whole world. Whoever sees himself as a sinner, humbles himself to plead the blood of Jesus for forgiveness of sin and with his mouth confess Jesus as the son of God and the savior of the world, shall be saved (Romans 10:9)
TO YOU AND I
Just like the days of slavery of the Israelite came to an end, this world will come to an end also. Just like the Egyptians experienced plagues, our world is faced with tribulations and trials too. But the final destruction of the World is yet to come, so we all need to heed the instructions of God. We have to believe in the sinless son of God and plead His precious blood for the forgiveness of our sins and continue living a holy life. Therefore, whenever this world comes to an end whosoever has been saved by the blood of the Lamb shall be saved.
The main reason why Jesus came was to show us the love of the Father, by laying down His life for the remission of our sin. Becsuse without the sedding of the blood, there is no forgiveness (Hebrews 9:22). So, WHEN HE (GOD) SEES THE BLOOD OF JESUS AS THE ONLY CAUSE FOR OUR ATONEMENT, THE FINAL DESTRUCTION WILL PASS OVER US
Ponder on this, make your choice and please share this message with others.
God bless you.