Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Blood of the Lamb

The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains in him.
-- John 3:35-36

What I am about to tell you is of utmost importance. If this knowledge was kept secret to you in the past, then today be glad!

The movie, The Ten Commandment, was an adaptation of the history of the Jews as recorded in the Book of Exodus in the Holy Bible. I cannot really recall much of the story, though I planned to watch it again with my family during the Holy Week, but one of the scenes etched in my mind, was the tenth plague, the death of the first born of Egypt. Prior to this plague, the God Almighty, instructed the Jews through Moses that each man should slaughter a one-year old “male” sheep that had “no defect". Furthermore, that the blood was then to be poured on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lamb. This served as a sign, a marker to God. When midnight stroke, the deep silence of the night was broken by loud and frightening cries of sorrow, as all the first born in Egypt, man and animal, were killed by God, except in those houses marked by the blood of the lamb.

This part of the story should be etched in the memory of each and every one of us; in this, we get to see a glimpse of the blueprint of God’s plan for eternal salvation of man.

The door of the houses represents, our heart and mind. The blood of the lamb is the blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Almighty God, for He was the only "man", and still is, who had "no defect, no sin". When Jesus died in the cross, man was not yet saved, but God provided man a means to be saved – the blood of Christ! So to be saved, we have to mark our heart and mind with the blood of Jesus Christ by fully accepting Him as our Lord, and Savior. And since we accepted Him as our Lord, we have to follow His commandments, teachings and ways.

When the time comes when we have to face our Creator, to be judged for eternity, no matter who we were on earth – rich, poor, powerful, helpless, celebrity, average, etc. – the God Almighty can see through us, and all the sins that we had committed, and we will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. But if our heart and mind were marked by the blood of Jesus Christ, the God Almighty will see in us not the sinful you and me, but Jesus, His beloved Son, the perfect One.

PS: Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father. Only by accepting Christ as our Lord and Savior will we be reconciled with the Father, and thus be saved. Pray to God, the source of all wisdom, that He may give you understanding for you to fully comprehend His great plan.

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