Exodus 11 & 12: Will The Lord Pass Over You?
Verse of the Day: (12:13) And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
1. Pharaoh (11:1-10)
And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether. (11:1)
God told Moses that Pharaoh shall finally thrust the Hebrews out of Egypt when He sent the last plague, the tenth plague, which was the death of every firstborn of the Egyptians including their beasts. Indeed, the God of the Hebrews is the one and only true God.
2. Pass (12:1-20)
And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’s passover. (12:11)
God commanded the Hebrews through Moses that on the tenth day of the first month of the year that they shall take a male lamb without blemish for each family, and shall keep it until the evening of the fourteenth day when they shall kill the lamb and sprinkled the blood of the lamb on the two side posts and the upper doorposts of the house. God shall then pass over all the houses of the Hebrews that had the blood of the lamb on them, while He slayed all the firstborns of the Egyptians and their beasts whose houses had no blood of the lamb on them. This great deliverance when God passed over the Hebrews and spared their firstborns was known as the LORD’s passover. Today, the Jews celebrate the LORD’s passover as a festival for seven days with a feast of unleavened bread thanking God for His great deliverance. Indeed, Moses and the Hebrews, by faith kept the passover, shed the blood of the lamb and sprinkled it on the doorposts of their houses signifying their belief in the great prophesy that one day, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Lamb of God, shall die on the cruel cross and shed His precious blood for the sins of the whole world. Indeed, whoever therefore believes in Jesus shall never perish in fiery hell, but have everlasting life with Him in glorious heaven. (Hebrews 11:28).
3. Promise (12:21-51)
And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service. (12:25)
God delivers what He promises. At midnight, when God slayed all the firstborn of Pharaoh and the Egyptians, Pharaoh finally commanded Moses and Aaron to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt, and eventually to the Promised land, so that they could serve their God. Pharaoh realised that the God of Hebrews was indeed the one and only true God.
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that You pass over me, and grant me salvation in Christ.