“A LAMB FOR EVERY HOUSEHOLD”

MERRY TUESDAY BY PARRIS

“Take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their father, a lamb for an house: … the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses” (Ex. 12:3, 23)

WHAT WOULD OUR CITY LOOK LIKE IF THEY HAD A LAMB FOR EVER HOUSE? HAVE YOU PARTAKEN OF THE LAMB?

John the Baptist speaks out to us today-“Behold the Lamb of God which takes away the sins of the world!” John 1:29

Of all the Old Testament sacrifices, there is none that gives a clearer or richer revelation of the person and work of our Lord than the Passover. The Paschal Lamb aimed at deliverance, not of the individuals, but of families. He is enough for all of us and there is ample supply in the Lamb! He is covering us and our families!

Christ, our Passover, is slain for us. Christ, the Lamb of God, is still “a lamb for an house”! His blood may still be sprinkled upon the door that the destroyer enter not. There is a new and better covenant, and with the precious blood of Christ, the principle still holds good! Our faith has divine warrant and will be rewarded with the divine blessing. Our prayers avail much and secures us divine influence. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us! I Cor. 5:7 and 1 Peter 1:18-20 tells us that “we’ve not been redeemed with corruptible things but the precious blood of the Lamb”.

One more to remember is that every year the believing Israelite was to sprinkle the doorposts with blood, so testifying that it was only in the blood that he and his house could stand before God; he was also to write upon these same blood-sprinkled doorposts the words of God’s law. Deut. 6:7-9 So every day when our feet hit the floor we can apply this revelation day by day, in faith and prayer, in teaching and living. There is a Lamb available for every house! The Holy Spirit will reveal in His power all the truths that cluster round the promises of God for they are alive and active. I believe that the same God that showed up in Katrina will meet us again! I was visibly spoken to during that season and a new season is upon us!

What makes this Lamb so special? Well in the book of Revelations 5:5-6 it says, “I behold in the midst of the throne stood as a Lamb as it had been slain, having 7 horns and 7 eyes, which are the 7 spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. He is the all seeing all sufficient God for each of the situations that we face.

DEALING SPIRITUALLY WITH PESTILENCE

Lk.21:11 – And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

All of us are evaluating where we are with this corona pandemic and are trying to make decisions about protecting ourselves and loved ones from this pestilence. I wanted to share a few thoughts with you today about dealing with pestilence spiritually.

First, APPLY THE BLOOD ON YOUR LIFE AND FAMILY BY FAITH.

Ex.12:13 – Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

The blood of Jesus is a protection for the children of God. By looking to His precious blood we can provide a covering for ourselves and those we love.

Secondly, FEAST ON THE LAMB.

Ex.12:7,8 – And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Jesus is the Lamb of God. We feast on Him by devouring the written word and drawing near to Him in prayer and worship. As we feast on Him we are providing nourishment and health to our whole being.

Third, GATHER AROUND THE LAMB WITH THE FAMILY (BIOLOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL)

Ex.12:3 – Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: “On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.

I think having prayer and sharing communion with your biological and spiritual family is essential in times like these. Feasting on Christ with His family is essential for life.

Fourth, RECOGNIZE GOD’S PROMISES OF HEALTH AND HEALING. Here is a promise from Ex.15:26 – So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.

 There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them, and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”

The Lord has given us precious promises about health and healing. He said two major things in this passage. He said He would put none of these diseases on us. Next, if we are sick He is the Lord who heals us. Apply these promises to your life by faith. He will strengthen you in this unusual season.

ONE LAST PLAGUE

ONE LAST PLAGUE

Ex. 12:12-13 ¶ “For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

From the burning bush, the Lord spoke to Moses and warned him that after all the trials, Pharaoh’s heart would be hardened and that he still wouldn’t let the people of Israel go free. Frogs, lice, hail, pestilence, and plagues came upon the land. And, as God predicted, Pharaoh did harden his heart. The Lord spoke to Moses, telling him about one last plague. He would kill the first-born of every animal and every family in all the land, including Pharaoh’s own son. God instructed Moses to have every Israelite household take a lamb, slaughter it and put its blood on the doorposts of his house. As Moses observed his Jewish brethren, about three million strong, killing the lambs and putting the blood on their homes, and as he did this for his own house, he glimpsed his unseen Friend. This is the Friend who would come to earth thousands of years later as a man. This was the Friend whose blood would be spilled on a cross. His name is Jesus, the Son of God, the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world, the Savior of mankind.

My friends, here we have a picture of how we come into the life of this unseen Friend. Through the precious blood of the Lamb of God, we have access to the incredible presence of God, where our eyes are opened and we begin to see the One who can’t be seen. The blood of Jesus is upon our households and upon our lives. I see the handiwork of God in my own life. Washed in the precious blood of Jesus, my conscience is cleansed. He walks with me and talks with me, just like He walked and talked with Moses. I stand in His presence, washed clean in the blood of Jesus. As the Israelites went into their houses that Passover night, they sat down at their tables and began to feast on the lamb that had been slain. The Lord instructed Moses to be sure that the en- tire lamb was consumed in each household. This lamb would give them strength for their journey, the great exodus from Egypt

Have you had a taste of the Lamb of God today? Have you tasted His goodness? Have you feasted on God today? No longer do we settle for types and shadows, we do not need to eat a physical lamb, Christ Himself is our food, we feast on Him by faith as we read the Bible and fellowship with Him in worship and prayer. The plague of death has been stayed; Christ, our Passover lamb has been slain.