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 Amazing Deliverance     Ex. 12:1-14     March 21, 2010

 

Introduction

Isn’t it significant that God ordered blood to be placed on the doorpost and as He saw that act of

obedience and trust he past over that house? If you place blood on two side post and on top at the lintels some will drip down and can make a cross symbol. God’s grace does gives those under the blood an Amazing Deliverance .

 

1.  The . . Preparation For An Amazing Deliverance. 12:1-5

      A.  The . . Date Of Preparation. 12:1-3a 

     1     Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

     2 "This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.

     3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: 'On the tenth of this month . . .”

 

      B.  The . . Design Of Preparation. 12:3b-4

“. . . every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.

     4 And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house

     take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man's need you shall make

     your count for the lamb.

 

      C.  The . . Details Of Preparation. 12:5

5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep

     or from the goats.

 

     Look at the dating, design, and details of this preparation. It Always interest me that God goes to such details. He specifies the date when the first Passover would be observed. Do you think He planned a date for the crucifixion of Christ? I am sure that date did not surprise Him. In the design the number of people eating an individual lamb one commentator said, Rabbis allowed no less than ten persons to a lamb and not more than twenty. In His design for the Passover He took care of many details. Note the lamb must be a first year male without blemish. He was teaching them about the purity of Christ. How drastic it is for some to think they can substitute for Christ. They are ignorant of the Old Testament and New Testament’s specifics.

 

2.  The . . Particular Details For An Amazing Deliverance. 12:6-10

       A.  The Particulars Related To The Time Of The Lamb’s . . Death. 12:6

      6 Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly

     of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.

 

      B.  The Particulars Related To The . . Doorpost. 12:7

     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.

 

      C.  The Particulars Related To The . . Dining. 12:8-9

8 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with

     bitter herbs they shall eat it.

     9 Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire — its head with its legs and

     its entrails.

 

      D.  The Particulars Related To The . . Devouring Of The Lamb. 12:10

     10 You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall

     burn with fire.

     The particular details even specify the day and time of death for the lamb. Then some blood of the lamb must be placed on the door post and lintels. I like the old song, “When I See The Blood,” and the chorus that says, “I will pass, I will pass over you.” The Lord has a precise way for the actual dinning and how the lamb will be eaten and afterwards how it will be devoured. The Lord made every detail important.

 

3.  The . . Pardoning Arranged For An Amazing Deliverance. 12:11-13

     A.  The . . Dress Arranged For The Pardoning. 12:11

     11 And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your

     staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord 's Passover.

 

     B.  The . . Death Arranged For Those Without A Pardoning. 12:12

12 '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 against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord .

 

     C.  The . . Deliverance Arranged For Those With A Pardoning. 12:13

13 Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses 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.

     The dress represents their faith as they are ready to start marching as God causes Pharaoh to release these people. I think it would be a joyous occasion just getting ready for this event.
I doubt they regularly got all dressed up for the evening meal, it would be a joy to explain to any and all who asked, why? Those who disbelieved the Lord’s plan will see the death of their first born just as the Lord promised. Those who believed God’s plan and placed the blood on the doorpost and lintel will see their first born spared as the death angel will pass over their homes.

 

 

4.  The . . Praise Commemorated For An Amazing Deliverance. 12:14

     A.  Praise Commemorated . . Annually. 12:14a

     14 'So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord. . .”

 

     B.  Praise Commemorated . . Again and Again. 12:14b

     “. . . throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.

     

       Does reading this passage make you want to praise the Lord? He makes an annual day of celebration and praise to commemorate this event. As the children of Israel met in the future they would share their knowledge of this event with the younger Jewish people. This commemoration was commanded to be an event practiced again and again for truly it celebrates an Amazing Deliverance. Amen? Amen!