We read this in Exodus 12:13:
“The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”
We see here that God clearly says that when He saw the blood He would pass over all the Israelites in the home.
Also, note what He did not say, He did not say, “when the Israelites saw it.”
The basis of their security was what the Bible calls propitiation (God’s complete and total satisfaction with the blood-sacrifice of the lamb).
It is very plain and simple here: the blood satisfied God.
Therefore the Israelites could rest in peace with God because of God’s satisfaction with the blood-sacrifice.
The reason we, as believers, today have peace with God is that Jesus Christ’s blood satisfied God completely, and His wrath is removed from us forever.
The sad thing is that many believers are not enjoying that peace because the blood of the Lamb of God does not satisfy them.
What do I mean?
The enemy or our own flesh can tempt us to doubt the fact that God is satisfied with the blood of Christ.
For example, we may doubt that the blood has been “applied” in our case because of a guilty conscience; especially after we sinned.
We may think something more has to be added to His work (i.e., human good works to make up for it).
However, God says the blood of Christ is enough.
1 John 2:1-2 says this:
“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.”
The New Testament identifies the Passover lamb as a type of the Person and work of Jesus Christ; He is God’s Lamb.
John the Baptist announced that Jesus was
“the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).
1 Corinthians 5:7 says:
“Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.”
1 Peter 1:19 identifies Jesus as the
“lamb without blemish and without spot.”
There was a policeman who was seeking to slow people down on a major highway.
The speed limit was 55 miles an hour. He was using a radar gun and clocked someone at 75 miles an hour.
He stopped the man and gave him a ticket with a fine of $150.
He said to him, “You may either pay the fine at city hall or you can give a pint of blood to the American Red Cross.”
So the man went to the Red Cross headquarters and gave a pint of blood.
He then had to go to City Hall with a slip of paper which showed that he had made the blood donation.
The clerk wrote with red ink across the ticket, “Paid with blood.”
Long ago the sinless Son of God paid with His blood our debt for sin.
We are redeemed by the precious blood of Christ and God the Father is totally and complete satisfied with it!
Pastor Ken Keeler, Director of Church Ministries