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Shield Daily Devotional  

Day 181

Today we look at the last point of the blood shed at Passover to assist us to understand Divine healing. It is found in Exodus 12:22: "And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning." We have already seen that the blood had to be shed, applied and done so openly. Today's verse informs us that the blood had to be continually upon them. What would have happened to a Hebrew who applied the blood as instructed and then left his home in the middle of the night to go somewhere? He would have died because he was required to stay inside his house for the blood to be the source of deliverance. To us, this is the same as making a continual effort to have faith in the blood. You can't start right and then abandon the blood and expect it to work. It is not your faith that you are to trust in as some have taught; it is faith in the blood to do what the Word says it will do that will provide the healing.

Thomas Scott explains the phrase "until the morning" as follows: "The blood of the paschal lamb, sprinkled on the door, was the only security to the Israelites from the destroyer who smote the Egyptians; and under that protection they must abide during the whole night if they would be secured from destruction.Thus we must abide in Christ by faith to the end of our days." We must hold fast to the power of the blood to heal us. It is done by faith but that faith is in the blood and not ourselves.

Today, thank Jesus for the power of His shed blood. Through that blood you will find salvation for your souls, healing for your bodies and deliverance from the power of sin. There never has been any blood like His and no man will ever produce that type of blood. We are not to trust in man but in the blood of Jesus Christ that still flows today for our benefit. Thank God for His healing blood!
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