Assurance of His Blessings

How can it be that we can always be assured of the Lord’s blessings and smile over our lives? Well, it’s because of the blood.

What? Blood?

The Plan Of Deliverance

Remember how God had a plan of deliverance from 400 years of slavery in Egypt for the Israelites? We can read about it in the Book of Exodus. The blood of the Passover lamb played an important part in the miraculous deliverance.

“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.” Exodus 12:13 NKJV

The Blood of the Lamb

The lamb was without blemish, killed, the blood put on the the two doorposts and lintel of each house, roasted in fire, and eaten in haste – or shall we say “in faith” – ready to receive their miracle, ready to go and possess their freedom when God told them to.

When the Lord saw the blood, He passed over the house and would not allow the destroyer to come into the house to kill and destroy, even though the Israelites were no better than the Egyptians. (V23) How could this be?

The Israelites had the covering of the blood of the lamb, while the Egyptians didn’t.

Death Has Already Taken Place

What’s the deal with the blood? Blood means that DEATH HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE. The lamb had died on behalf of the first born son, who was supposed to die originally. Amazing, right?

In the same manner, we have the covering of the blood of Jesus today. We deserve to be judged, to be cursed, to die. But Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God, took our judgment, our curse and our death upon Himself on the cross. He shed His blood, and He gave His life on our behalf. Death has already taken place! Thank You, Jesus!!!

No More Fear

By His grace, we have the covering of Jesus’ blood today! We need never fear judgment, any curse, or death. We get to have a confident expectation of His smile and delight over us. He sees us through what Jesus has done for us. Always.

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” Ephesians 1:7 NKJV

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My Attention And Expectation

You know how we always remind one another to look at Jesus, to keep our eyes on Him? What does that mean? I saw this in a new light today.

“And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “LOOK AT US.” So he GAVE THEM HIS ATTENTION. EXPECTING TO RECEIVE SOMETHING from them.” Acts 3:4-5

Attention And Expectation

When Peter asked the lame man to look at them, he expected the lame man to give them his attention and to expect to receive something from them.

Likewise, when we look to Jesus, we are giving Him our attention, expecting to receive Him and from Him, Who is always ready to give, not just a little bit but in abundance. We are taking the demands off ourselves, and depending on Him alone.

Exceedingly Abundantly Above

The lame man received far beyond what he could even think or imagine. He expected money. He received healing! He expected help to survive where he was at. He received a new life – taken OUT of sickness INTO health. He received hope and a future.

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 NKJV

Let’s look away from what’s bothering us today, and look to Him. Let’s give Him our attention and boldly expect good things from Him.