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July 8, 2018

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July 8, 2018 

Read Exodus 12

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ScriptureExodus 12:23- 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 door frame, the Lord will pass over your home. He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down.

Observations- Finally, we are arrive at the moment when Pharaoh will let the people of God go, but not without significant loss and deep pain. God instructed Moses to have the people prepare a Passover meal and place the blood of a slaughtered lamb over the door as protection from the devastation the Egyptians would experience.

Application- This is a foreshadowing of the offering of Jesus on our behalf in death on a cross. John the Baptist said, "Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29) When we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, Forgiver and Friend, we are "covered" by His grace and mercy as an offering for our sin. I keep being amazed and surprised by such a love I don't deserve! 

Prayer- Lord, thank You for who You are and for the picture of sacrificial love You have so generously given through Your Son, my Savior, Jesus Christ. Give me the wisdom to never take this blessing for granted. Help me share this incredible love with many people who haven't yet said "Yes!" to the life changing, redeeming love of Jesus. Amen.

Jesus said, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins." (Luke 22:15),

Pastor Jamie

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