Exodus 12:13 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.
The Hebrews received specific instructions to apply the blood of a lamb on the lintel and two doorposts of their home.
The innocent lamb was not responsible for the sin of the people. The lamb had nothing to do with the decisions of Pharaoh.
However, the blood of the lamb saved the occupants of the home. This act is a pivotal time for all people.
1,500 years later a Man arrives on the banks of the Jordan River, where John baptizes those believing and repenting.
As Jesus arrives John looks at Him and proclaims, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29
Three years later Jesus dies on a cross after a massive scourging.
He kept the Law of Moses and committed no sin.
He committed no crime worthy of such punishment and death.
He was not responsible for the sin of the people but died for those sins.
The death of Jesus took place on the very anniversary of the death of that lamb – Passover.
God, through the apostle John, says the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
When you believe in Jesus as your Savior, you symbolically apply His blood to the door of your life and as death passed over those in Egypt that night, death passes over you.