Thursday, March 10, 2011

#151 - Plea the Blood!

Good morning! Praise God for Tyler's mini-laptop that he got for Christmas! (thanks mom & dad!) We've caught Tyler Jr countless times by our MAC laptop, and the part of the cord that plugs into the laptop to charge it.... I don't know how many times it has made it to Tyler Jr's mouth before we could catch him! Argh... so... needless to say... I guess that it may have made it to his mouth one time to many. We will be making our way to BestBuy today to see how to remedy our situation! We just speak favor and an easy outcome over the situation!

Well, this morning we are going to go back a little bit and have somewhat of a history lesson. Very good and powerful stuff though that CAN really add power to your life!!! We're going all the way back to Exodus. If you remember, God calls Moses to bring the children of Israel out of Egypt.... out of the slavery of the Egyptians. Moses was 80 years old and his "spokesperson" Aaron is 83! (HELLO! Talk about doing great things the 2nd part of your life! Are you older? Take note! Your greatest things you do for God may be yet to come!). You probably learned about the 10 plagues in Sunday school. So, Pharoah would NOT let the people go. Moses warns him, to no avail, so the plagues begin. All the water in the land is turned to blood, an infest of gnats come... also known as "blood-sucking gadflies" (yuck!), plague on the livestock, boils all over man & beast.... and the plagues continue to come. Well... all the while, if you remember, the land of GOSHEN, where God's people are, get NONE of these plagues. They are protected from these plagues while the Egyptians are enduring them all! Let's fast forward to what I really want to get to cover....
Exodus 12:11b-13 - It is the Lord's Passover. 12For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment [proving their helplessness]. I am the Lord. 13The blood shall be for a token or sign to you upon [the doorposts of] the houses where you are, [that] when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt. 23 For the Lord will pass through to slay the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood upon the lintel and the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to slay you.
Fast forward with me to Jesus going to the cross....
John 19:14-15 - 14Now it was the day of Preparation for the Passover, and it was about the sixth hour (about twelve o'clock noon). He said to the Jews, See, [here is] your King! 15But they shouted, Away with Him! Away with Him! Crucify Him! Pilate said to them, Crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar!
I remember growing up and when us kids were little when my dad would leave for work, we would yell after him, "Bless the works of your hands! ---Blood of Jesus!" It was something we just grew up saying. "Blood of Jesus." I recall my sister getting into a car accident and remember her telling me that as her car was spinning, she just remember shouting, "Blood of Jesus!"

A phrase that in today's society, we don't hear it a lot. But, let's revisit Exodus & John. Do you see the similarities? Are you drawing the same conclusion I have drawn. With more study, I'm sure if we dug into the Greek and Hebrew... we would probably see even more. Often the old testament is a foreshadow of something that takes place in the new testament. And here.... the BLOOD is what SAVES the Children of God! The Blood is what brings life! That 10th plague that ran through the land, ultimately is what caused Pharoah to tell the Israelites to LEAVE! Get out of this land, you may go! You are no longer slaves to us! The blood on the doorposts SAVED the first born Israelites children, where the firstborn of the Egyptians dies on that night of Passover. BUT, because of the BLOOD, GOD's CHILDREN were kept safe! They were "PASSED OVER" by the destroyer!

We look at John 19... or really look at the whole life of Jesus. We look at what salvation really is, accepting Jesus' Blood, his death, believing He is God's Son and came to live and die that WE may be forgiven of our sins.... His death, His blood shed HAD TO HAPPEN for US, you and me, to have the opportunity for the "Destroyer" to PASSOVER US! Through Salvation, when we accept Jesus as our Savior, we are set free from death, hell & the grave. We know that our eternity, when our earthly bodies pass away, will be spent in Heaven! Dancing, rejoicing, singing!

So... I encourage you today.... as I remember hearing my mom say SOOOOO many times, "I plea the blood of Jesus over you!" Today, plea the blood of Jesus over you and yours! Verbally place of blood line around your home. As the Egyptians did on the doorposts of their home, the enemy could not enter!

Now a quick reminder.... keep sin out. Keep strife, offense, gossip.... keep those things out! We don't want to allow any open doors for the enemy. But, PLEA the BLOOD OF JESUS! There is POWER IN THE BLOOD! Jesus shed is blood for you and me! And when we believe, we can look forward to our time to come in Heaven!  


Lenny & Angela Krebs said...

Great Devotion Yamelia! There is truly Power in the Blood of Jesus!
Love you and thank you for the God Breathed Devotion!
Your Sis,

Amy J. McCart said...

Thanks Ang! Love u too sis! ;)

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