Israel was in Egypt in bondage for more than 400 years. They cried out to God, and God raised Moses in Egypt. Moses ran into the wilderness for 40 years. After that, God sent him back to deliver Israel. Pharoah, the king of Egypt, refused to release them, so God allowed ten plagues to strike Egypt. Before the last plague, God instructed Moses to eat the Passover.

The Passover Eaten In Egypt

Each family was to sacrifice a healthy lamb. If the family were small, they would combine with another family to sacrifice one lamb.

Again, we find the principle of being quick to obey the Lord’s instruction. They were to be ready, dressed, and eat the meal urgently. That means do not delay and always be ready to move when He leads.

They were to eat all the roasted meat, burn the remaining, and not leave any behind.
Here, we learn the principle of completely following the Lord’s instructions.

Blood must be applied to the side posts and the top of the door frame. It speaks of complete covering and protection.
A last plague would sweep through Egypt and kill all the firstborns in the Egyptian families and the firstborns of their animals.

God gave Moses the instructions of the Passover for each Jewish family to follow to protect them from the plague.

After they ate the Passover that night, the plague of death swept through the land. God allowed this plague by lifting His grace over Egypt. There is no plague in heaven with God. God judged that Pharaoh would not release Israel, so He decided to lift His grace and allow the plague of death to sweep Egypt.

We will see that there is an angel of death in connection with the plague of death.

Exodus 12:23 (NLT)
23 For the Lord will pass through the land to strike down the Egyptians. But when he sees the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe, the Lord will pass over your home. He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down.

The destroyer is not the Lord. The plague of death is associated with the death angel, which is not the Lord’s angel.

The Hebrew word for Passover is similar to an Egyptian word, meaning “To spread the wings over in protection.”
“When I see the blood, I will protect you” and “The Lord will protectively cover the houses of Israelites and will not suffer the destroyer to enter.” Who were the ones who would cover and protect the houses of the Israelites?
They were the angels. When the angels saw the blood on the sides and top of the door frames, they would protectively cover the houses of the Israelites. The Lord’s angels would not allow the angel of death to bring the plague of death into their home. The angel of death and the plague would pass over any house of Israel with the blood on the sides and top of the door frame.

So, the Passover speaks of protection.

Jesus is our Passover

On the doorpost is His blood, shed when He was crucified on the cross. Every sinner who believes Jesus died and rose again and calls upon the Name of Jesus enters this door to be saved.

Jesus’ blood is always on the door; His blood continues to flow and cleanse us.

After entering through this door—Jesus is the door—we become members of the Body of Christ; we are part of His Body.

Because the blood of Jesus is still on the door, God the Father continues to protectively cover the house and does not allow the destroyer to enter in; we are the temple of God or His house. We are the Body of Christ, and Jesus’ blood continues to cleanse and cover us. God continues to protectively cover the Body of Christ and not allow the destroyer to destroy the Body. We, individually, are the members of the Body of Christ.

The Blood of Jesus Christ speaks of the power of God. The word “cleanses” is an action word. The cleansing action in the process is not in a state of completion; the blood is still performing the action of cleansing, and the cleansing action is real, and it is actual.

In other words, the Blood of Jesus (the power of God) is still in the process of cleansing us, actually cleansing us and cleansing us continuously without any indication of its completion.

Because of Jesus’ blood, and Jesus is our Passover Lamb, we can believe we have protection from disasters, wars, plagues, and all kinds of diseases.

We can believe that no plague or angel of death can enter our body, the Temple of God.

Does that mean believers will not be sick? If the plagues or diseases do get into our bodies, we can pray, and we will have our healing. We
see an example of the Israelites eating the Passover, and King Hezekiah prayed for them because they were sick.

Healing in the Passover

During King Hezekiah’s reign, the people removed all the idols and celebrated the Passover. They also began to slaughter lambs, which they were not supposed to do according to the Law of Moses.

Hezekiah prayed for the unclean people so they could eat the Passover without going through the cleaning ceremony. Here, we see God’s mercy and grace.

We have Jesus as our Passover; we believe no plague will afflict our bodies. But if it does, we can pray, and the Lord will heal us.

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