Commemoration Week 2021: The Door


The focus passages for this week of Commemoration are mainly Exodus 13 and 14, but I can’t read this without backtracking to Chapter 12. 

If you know me, you know I have about five Bibles that I use from over the years and each one has notes and dates in the margins. The one I am using this morning is mostly marked up from 2007. 

Here are the words of Scripture that I am meditating on today:

‘And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.’

‘For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and agains all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I AM the LORD.

Now the blood will be a sign for you on the house where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.’

Exodus 12: 7 and 12-13

It was the blood on the doorposts that marked them for salvation. 

Not the character or background or qualifications of anyone inside the house.

It was the blood that would mark them as being spared from the destroyer. 

And it was on the door of the house. 

The two side posts and the lintel over it. 

Jesus said He is the door. 

I AM the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”

John 10:9 NKJV

It is by the Blood of Jesus over my life that I am saved. 

It is His blood that covers my sin and shame and makes me acceptable to God the Father as one redeemed from destruction. 

I commemorate the Blood of Jesus that saved and sanctified me as I remember His death and resurrection. 

Therefore, [brothers and sisters], having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled form an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much more as you see the Day approaching. 

Hebrews 10: 19-25 NKJV

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