This morning during my prayer time a thought came to me. The blood of the Lamb is on the doorframe of my heart. Then I asked God for guidance on what to write here today, and again I thought “the blood of the Lamb is on the doorframe of my heart.”
“Yes, Lord, I know that,” I replied, “but what should I write about?” Then I realized that just because I know this great truth doesn’t mean there isn’t someone out in the blogosphere who needs to know, too.
So what does this mean, to have the blood of the Lamb on the doorframe of your heart? To understand this statement, one must first know the story of the Passover from Exodus 12.
The first Passover happened when God was bringing the plagues upon Egypt to convince Pharoah to let His people go. The final plague was the death of all the firstborn children and animals in Egypt. God instructed Moses to have the Israelites sacrifice a young lamb. ”Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.” Exodus 12:7. Then when the Lord struck the firstborn in Egypt He would pass over the houses that had the blood of the lamb on their doorframes and the firstborn of the Israelites would be spared.
Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. John 1:29. But to take advantage of the blessing offered by the blood of the Lamb, we must have the blood on the doorframe of our heart. Just as the firstborn of Egypt died, the wages of sin for all mankind is death. Romans 6:23. “For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat.” Romans 14:10. But when we are sealed by the blood of the Lamb, when His blood is on the doorframes of our heart, we will be spared when we stand before God’s judgment.
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. He was chosen before the creation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake. 1 Peter 1:18-20.
Understanding this connection between the Old Testament and the New Testament has been such a blessing to me. Jesus has existed before time and is revealed throughout the Old Testament. The Passover lamb is just one of many ways in which God’s relationship with the Israelites foreshadowed His relationship with all believers through our faith in Christ Jesus. God provided a way for the firstborn of the Israelites to be spared His judgment, and He provides a way for all men and women to be spared His judgment for our sins.
Have you put the blood of the Lamb on the doorframe of your heart? In Revelation 3:20, the Lamb stands at the door and knocks. Have you let Him in?