In the Old Testament, the point of separation between Israel and Egypt was the Passover lamb and the Feast of the Passover instituted. Until then Israel was under the bondage of Egypt. It was not until the blood was shed and that blood applied to the door posts of the households of Israel, that the LORD made a distinct difference between the children of Israel and the Egyptians, under whose bondage they dwelt for over four hundred years. Although Israel were the chosen one’s of God, they dwelt in bondage until the blood of the lamb was shed, whereby God said, “…and when I see the blood, I will pass over you…” (Exodus 12:13)
There is clear parallel drawn out in Scripture with God’s natural elect of Israel and His Spiritual Israel. Until the LORD Jesus Christ, God’s True Passover, was slain, each of God’s elect ones languished under the bondage and condemnation of Adam’s sin, Romans 5:12. When were each of His chosen ones in Christ delivered? When God saw the blood! In Christ’s death, God’s judgment passed over His elect. When God saw the blood of His own Blessed Son, He passed over His elect, the judgment having fallen on His Lamb.
Any for whom the Lamb was not sacrificed, the wrath of God abides on them. Just as in the Old Testament Passover, the lamb was only slain for the children of Israel, for whom the blood was shed and sprinkled on the door posts of their households and so it is with the children of God in Christ. The terrible judgment came on every house in Egypt but the houses of the Israelites went free and were passed over.
How much plainer can it be that the deliverance, redemption, justification, propitiation and reconciliation of God’s children were accomplished at the cross. God said, “When I see the blood,” not when we see it. When He gives eyes to see Christ and Him crucified, that is the Fruit of God already having seen the blood of His Dear Son, already shed to His satisfaction. Whose blood was it? The apostle Paul declared it to be the blood of God Himself, effectually shed for the Church, Acts 20:28.
O! What Good News for those that are bought, sought and brought because Christ the Passover Lamb was slain. O! What a deliverance He has wrought for each of His own whereby the Scriptures declare, “There is therefore NOW [since He died] no condemnation…”(Romans 8:1) “Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.” (Romans 8:34)