Monday, March 25, 2013
The Israelites of old sacrificed a lamb and placed the blood of that lamb on the doorposts and lintels of their home as the Lord instructed them. The Lord told them, "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. So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by everlasting ordinance." Exodus 13-14.
God planned that his own Son's blood would be shed as a sacrifice on behalf of all of mankind. The wages of sin is death. Whoever believes and accepts the sacrificial death of Christ on their behalf will be saved. When God sees the blood of Jesus upon such persons, God passes over the sins that were previously committed. (Romans 3:24-25).
Now, THAT'S something to celebrate!