“The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the World!” (John 1:29).
When John the Baptist referred to Jesus as, ” the Lamb of God”, he meant that all the Lambs which had been offered in sacrifice before that time were types of the Lord Jesus. Paul also called Jesus the Lamb. He said, “For Christ our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed.” when talking about Jesus.
When the time came for God to deliver the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, God said that on a certain night a destroying Angel would pass through the land of Egypt and visit every house. It was to take place at midnight, and the eldest in every family would die suddenly. There was only one way of keeping the Angel out. God told the Israelites, “The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you when I strike Egypt” (Exodus 12:12). Everyone who believed that God would do what he had said took care to follow his directions, and then they were perfectly safe.
On the 10th day of the month, the father of each family was to go to the flocks and choose a perfect Lamb and bring it home, For three days, they watched it and cared for it, and then on the evening of the 14th day, the Lamb was killed, it’s blood put in a basin, and with a brush, the father was to sprinkle the blood on the side – posts and above the door. No destroying Angel could pass that precious blood, and everyone in that house was safe.
This picture story tells of redemption by the blood of Jesus as the only means of deliverance from the wrath of God. It speaks to us of the need of personal appropriation, for there is not only the shed blood. but also the sprinkled blood. He is our Passover Lamb. The Lord Jesus on the night he was betrayed, took bread and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he too the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, do this whenever you drink, in remembrance of me” (1 Corinthians 11:23 – 25).
People may believe in the shedding of the blood; that the Lord Jesus Christ died, but unless they have appropriated his work for themselves, they are not resting under the sprinkled blood.