“Tell all the congregation of Israel, on the tenth day of this month they are to take a lamb or young goat for themselves, according to the size of the household of which he is the father, a young lamb or young goat for each household. Now if the household is too small for a lamb to be consumed, let him and his next door neighbor take one according to the number of people in the households; according to what each man can eat, you are to divide the lamb. Your lamb or young goat shall be perfect without blemish or bodily defect, a male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to slaughter it at twilight. Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel above the door of the house in which they eat it”
Have you partaken from the lamb? The lamb is Jesus Christ the son of God. Jesus is the way out of fear, anxiety and depression, He is the truth about you and the truth that shall set you free; and He is life, Jesus said in John10:10 “I have come that they might have life, and have it to the full”. In the scripture above (Exodus 12:3 -6) we are on the eve of the Israelites leaving Egypt (Bondage and slavery) The Angel of death was on his way and they needed an escape, in order for them to live, in order for them to be set free they needed to partake of the lamb.
“And He took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after the supper He took the cup, saying, ‘this cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
Revelation 18:8 (Aramaic Bible in plain English)
“And all the inhabitants of the earth will worship it, those who are not written in the book of life of The Lamb slain before the foundation of the world.”
The Cambridge Dictionary defines time as : The part of existence that is measured in minutes, days, years, etc.,or this process considered as a whole. It defines eternity as: Time that never ends or that has no limits. If it would be possible to draw a line that had no beginning and had no end and you were to make a single dot any one place on that line, that dot would represent our human existence here on earth in eternity. Space says the Cambridge dictionary is an empty area available to be used or the dimension of height, depth and width within which all things exist and move says other dictionaries. A key to overcoming fear, anxiety and depression is to understand that God is outside of time and space that is why Jesus could offer one sacrifice once and for all (that is why we are now seated with the risen Christ in heaven). That is why Jesus can be your ever present help in a time of need and why He is the same yesterday today and tomorrow. That is why He casts no shifting shadow and why His word is eternal, This is why when you put your hope and trust in the Word of God which is Christ Jesus all your sins are forgiven – past, present and future. That’s why it is never too late for God to help us. That’s why He can go out before you and stand behind you.
In the previous chapter we discussed Moses and his one on one meeting with THE WAY in the burning bush (This is also where God reveals himself as I AM), now Moses has returned to Egypt and God has sent various plagues on Egypt to show that He is the ONE TRUE GOD and that He was with Moses. But God hardened Pharaoh’s heart. Now the angel of death is on the way and Gog is about to execute judgment against Egypt and their gods and the firstborn of each household was about to die, yet Israel would be safe because of the lamb.
“The blood shall be a sign for you on the doorposts of the houses where you live; when I see the blood I shall pass over you, and no affliction shall happen to you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”
They are about to leave Egypt as you are also now about to leave the Egypt of fear, anxiety and depression. They had to put the blood of a lamb on their door so they would be safe. You need to put the Blood of the Eternal Lamb Jesus Christ on the doorpost of your life so that you can be safe and leave the land of fear, anxiety and depression.
How do you receive the lamb and his blood? You ask Jesus to become Lord of your life and you put your faith in Him and no longer in your own efforts.
John 1:12 King James Version
“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name”
You ask for forgiveness of your sins by the blood of the lamb and his finished work on the cross, and healing by his body that was bruised for you to be healthy. With the death and resurrection of Jesus you were redeemed from the curse.
“But He was wounded for our transgressions. He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing] The punishment required for our well-being fell on Him, and by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.”
In the next Chapter we will look at the curse and how the things that you now fear you have already been redeemed from.