Daniel Fast – Day 20 Devotion-“under the blood”

“But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying.  When I see the blood, I will ‘pass over’ you.  This plague of death will not touch you…” – Ex. 12:13

Today and tomorrow and the Daniel Fast is over.  In some ways it seems like it’s been a long road and in some ways it seems like it went by too quick.  I pray that this time has been special to you and in your life and experience and personal spiritual journey with the Lord.  I hope you are closer to Him and He has worked in your life in big ways.  Please let us know how God has worked in your life, what He has told you, how He is directing you.  I am sure it will be a great encouragement to us all.

In the book of Hebrews chapter 10 it tells us that the ceremonies of the Old Testament were shadows of what was to come.  Today’s passage shadows the cross of Christ.  Jesus is our passover lamb.  The blood on the sides of the doors and on the top of the door picture a cross for us.  Over the top is where the crown of thorns was, the side posts is where the hands of Jesus were nailed, the bottom (not in the Exodus text) is where the feet of Jesus were nailed…now, connect the dots so to speak.  what shape is formed?  a cross of course.

Do you think it is by chance that God told them specifically what day to have this passover feast?  Not at all!  It is all part of God’s great plan.  Jesus died at the time of Passover.  He was without sin, picturing the yearling lambs that had to be chosen without spot or blemish.   The Israelites were not saved from doing some religious ceremony.  They were saved b/c they trusted in the blood.  Only as they trusted and stood under the blood so to speak, were they saved.  What a picture for all!

One day the Angel of the Lord will come again and judge all mankind.  If He does not see us standing under the blood of Jesus Christ, trusting in what He has done for us, then, well, let’s just say they won’t be saved.  Only if men and women, boys and girls would trust, not in there ability to perform some religious duty or be religious, but if they would just trust in the blood of Jesus they would be saved.  What about you?  What are you trusting in?  Who are you trusting in?

Jesus is our Passover Lamb!!  What a blessed thought.  I am so grateful!  Such sacrifice demands the offering of my whole life for Him and His Kingdom and to help others get there as well.  I pray that we would all be so grateful!  blessings.

Mike

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One Response to “Daniel Fast – Day 20 Devotion-“under the blood””

  1. Susan Eavenson Says:

    Mike,

    Turning to food for comfort had become a way of life for me. As a result, I carry the extra physical and spiritual weight around all day. But God (two wonderful words…right, Mike?) has used the Daniel fast to get my attention and turn to Him for comfort. That’s a “biggie” for me. And because I have been focusing on Him more, it is unbelievable how many times I’ve been able to “see Him” in my life during the fast.

    I “see Him” in people’s faces. I know that sounds funny, but it’s true. Seeing His love for the children and adults that I rub shoulders with has given me compassion for them. And as a result, I’ve been allowed to share my faith with several.

    I “see Him” in my circumstances like never before. For years I’ve told my kids that God isn’t up in heaven wringing His hands saying, “Oh, no! Look what she’s done now! What are we going to do?” He’s been where I am and where I’m going and He’s got it all under control. This fast has helped me rest in that.

    And lastly, I “see Him” every morning and wake up with a praise song in my heart. This morning I caught myself singing “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty”. That’s a big change from waking up so often and dreading the day. God is good. I’m so thankful that He has allowed me to participate in the Daniel fast. I’m going to carry what I’ve learned forward and continue to walk in it.

    Susan

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