“And they shall take some of the blood [of the lamb] and put it on the two doorposts and on the
lintel of the houses where they eat it.”
Blood is essential for human life. A speck of blood the size of the dot over the letter “i” contains
five million red cells. These are the ones that carry oxygen to the rest of the body. Such a dot
also would contain 7,000 white cells.
Equipped with deadly chemical arsenals, these cells patrol our bodies to battle any harmful
agents that might try to invade. The third element in blood is platelets. This same speck of blood
contains about 300,000 of these mobile first-aid kits. They rush to the scene of an accident to
seal breaks in the skin and tidy up any debris.
The Israelites found blood essential for their lives in another way. As God prepared to send the
death angel throughout the land of Egypt, He instructed the Israelites to place the blood of a
sacrificed lamb on the doorposts and lintel of their homes. Whoever failed to do that found their
firstborn stuck dead by morning.
Blood is just as essential for spiritual life as it is for physical life. It is the blood of Jesus Christ
that paid for our sins, making it possible for us to be reunited with the Father (Heb. 9:12-14).
Furthermore, it is the blood of Christ that continues to take away the penalty for our sins so that
we can have fellowship with God and with man (Heb.10:19-22, 1 John 1:7). Without the blood
of God’s Perfect Lamb—Jesus Christ—we would be unable to experience forgiveness for sin
and the joys of the Christian life.
When you come before God the Father, plead the blood of Christ. It is not by your own effort but
by His blood that you are saved. Furthermore, as you daily confess your sins, claim the cleansing
power of Christ’s blood to wash you clean.
His blood keeps on cleansing us from sin. The solution to sin—past, present and future—is
found in His blood.
BEFORE WE CAN BE MADE WHITE AS SNOW, WE MUST FIRST BE WASHED
RED WITH CHRIST’S BLOOD.