Covered by the Blood

…They shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses…. —Exodus 12:7

God instructed His people to apply the blood of the lamb to the side posts and upper doorposts of their houses. Thus, they would make a type of the Cross and be covered by the blood of the Passover lamb that had been slain for their deliverance. God was giving His people a portrait of redemption, pointing ahead to the time when Jesus would come and shed His blood at Calvary. God told them, “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” (Ex. 12:13). That night, death struck the firstborn of every household in Egypt where the blood was not applied. Where the blood was applied, death passed over. Judgment didn’t fall on those residing within; instead, they went free. In the same way, when Jesus’ blood is applied to us as we make Him our Lord and Savior, final judgment passes over us, and we step into eternal glory. We know from Hebrews 9:22 that without the shedding of blood, there’s no remission of sins. The blood of the lamb was the sacrifice that allowed the Israelites to walk out of Egypt’s bondage. And it’s the blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, that enables us to walk free of every demonic bondage—including the bondage of sickness and disease.

Confession: I’ve applied the blood of the Lamb of God to my life. Therefore, I’m free from every yoke of bondage, including sickness.