The Jewish feast of the Passover illustrates a powerful principle of divine protection. (Exodus 12) Though Israel at that time was a nation of slaves, God sent Moses to bring them out of Egypt into the promised land. Pharaoh, however, had no intention of letting them go. Each time he refused, God sent another plague until the land was devastated. The tenth and final plague was to be the death of the firstborn in every family throughout Egypt.
But the Lord instructed each family in Israel to kill a lamb and apply the blood of the lamb to the sides and tops of the door frames of their houses. (Exodus 12) Wherever the Lord saw the blood, He would “pass over,” or hover over, the house and not allow the destroyer to enter. (Exodus 12:23) In one night, the firstborn of all Egypt died and the firstborn of Israel were spared. Pharaoh finally relented and sent instructions to let God’s people go.
Jesus Our Passover Lamb
The New Testament describes Jesus as our “Passover” Lamb. “For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.” (1 Corinthians 5:7) Jesus was crucified during the Passover Feast in Jerusalem when the Passover lambs were killed. As Christians we can use the Passover principle in praying for the safety of our homes and family members. By spiritually “applying” the blood of the Lamb Jesus to the door frames of our homes, we are invoking the Passover Protection. The presence of Jesus’ blood is a flashing, neon sign in the spiritual realm declaring to every evil spirit that this “house” (body or household) is under the protection of God, and they have no right to enter.
Applying the Blood of the Lamb
The spiritual presence of the blood of Christ protects you and your household. Go to the door frames of your house (all the points of entry) and spiritually “apply” the blood of Jesus to the sides and tops. Speak your faith aloud boldly, as one who has been given the right and authority to speak in Jesus’ name. Believe God is hearing your prayers and setting up a protective perimeter around your house. Some apply a touch of olive oil to represent the blood.
Father, I spiritually apply the blood of Jesus, my Passover Lamb, to the doorposts of my life, to my spirit, my soul, and my body. I apply the blood to my spouse and children. I apply the blood to my house and all around the edges of my property. I forbid the destroyer to enter my gates. I apply the blood to my finances, bank accounts, and place of work. I thank you that Your Spirit hovers over me and my family and protects us. (Before driving) I apply the blood to my vehicle, front to back, side to side, top to bottom, to the driver and all passengers. I request that You keep us safe from other drivers and move all animals off the road in front of us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Remember, Christ’s blood has set you apart to God. You are chosen to bear His name. Because of the blood of Jesus sprinkled on the altar of God, you are in right standing with God, redeemed out of “Egypt” (a type of the world), out from under the kingdom of darkness, having a new life and a fresh start. The sign of Jesus’ blood upon your life has engaged the Passover protection.
Please take a second and let us know in the Comments section if you stepped out in faith and applied the blood of Jesus to your home and life. It seals your faith with a public confession. Take full advantage of the weapons of warfare God has given you.