Most Australians find it easier talking about politics, sex, or death than God’s judgment. It’s a taboo topic.
In Exodus Chapter 12, we can’t escape it. God passed through Egypt with destructive judgment – it’s a night that ought to send shivers down your spine.
On that night in Egypt (1300 BC) the only hope of God ‘passing over’ was taking shelter under the blood of a lamb painted on your doorframe.
It’s frightening to know that this horrible night points to something worse that is to come…
In our honest moments, we know we don’t treat God how we ought. And when we are not having those ‘honest moments’, God says in Romans 3:23 ‘All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.’
God has set a date when he will judge all rebellion and sin in his world with everlasting destruction. We don’t know when that day is, but we are promised it will happen. That’s the bad news of the Bible.
The good news is that God offers to pass over people who take shelter under the blood of the Lamb of God – Jesus Christ who died on the Cross.
The only way to escape judgment for our sin is under the blood of God’s Son. It’s not about being good or trying your hardest, or baptised, or religious, or spiritual… it’s about if you are taking shelter under the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ.
Our message must be: ‘Please, take shelter under the blood of the Lamb of God!’
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.