For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow, sprinkling those who are defiled, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works so that we can serve the living God? Hebrews 9:13-14
Several years ago, my brother-in-law’s house was broken into. It was close to Christmas and all the presents were taken, along with portables like the VCR. Even my nephews’ banks were taken. Afterward, along one of the side roads, they found wrapping paper the thieves discarded as they unwrapped their treasures.
That incident prompted many in the area, including us, to install a security system. We want to know that we’re protected, that we’ll be warned if an intruder is trying to get in, and that the intruder will be adequately deterred.
We like the idea of having a system or a method of security and protection. I hear commercials every day urging me to safeguard my data, protect my identity, my investments, or my health. Sometimes the threats are real. Other times it’s fear-mongering to make a few dollars.
Several thousand years ago, Moses proposed that the nation of Israel adopt the most foolproof security system ever devised. The threat was real and deadly. God’s judgment was going to fall on the land of Egypt, where the Hebrews lived. Sin always brings judgment. Judgment always brings death, and in this case, the firstborn son of every household would be taken. Every household.
Unless the household installed the prescribed security system.
If the household took lamb’s blood and marked the doorframe, the intruder – death – would not enter that household. No death. No judgment. The system was guaranteed 100% effective by the manufacturer. The system lived up to its billing. Not a single death occurred in the secure households. Not a single household escaped death in the unsecured ones.
That was the prototype. Later, God introduced a much more robust system, designed to protect us not from ordinary temporal threats, but eternal ones. It is the only system capable of delivering that level of protection. The only one.
It still means living under lamb’s blood, but this time it’s the Lamb of God. Anyone who chooses this system, who applies the blood is guaranteed protection from the eternal death. Again it’s a 100% thing. Not a single person who lives under blood will face eternal death. No one who disregards the system will escape.
There is an extensive manual for the system and support is available anytime. If you don’t have this system, time is running out. There is no cost to you. The developer has paid every price in order to make it available to anyone who wants it.
Don’t be fooled by slick imitations. Make sure you have the only system guaranteed to protect you from eternal death. Make sure you have the blood of Jesus Christ.