And then... it hit! Carona. COVID-19. Something so earth-shattering and cataclysmic that it would effect the welfare of the entire world and each person on the planet.
Without a doubt: Right now, all around the world, every person's physical, emotional and spiritual foundation is being shaken. Each person is evaluating: What do you find comfort in? What do you find peace in? What do you calm yourself with? What gives you worth and value as a person (your job? your income? your home?). What IS really important to exist in this life? (Anyone have toilet paper?) The foundations of our personal world is being shaken and tested.
It reminds me of when Jesus said: 24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. 26 Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell—and great was its fall.” (Matthew 7:24-27)
Now that the storm has hit the world in 2020... what is your house built upon? The rock … Jesus and the Word of God? Or of your own striving - and trying to work out peace and comfort in your own effort … the sand? What is really important?
It reminds me of when the Children of Israel were slaves in the land of Egypt. Moses comes on the scene and 9 plagues had come from God upon the Pharaoh and the people of Egypt - but the Children of Israel were spared. But the 10th and final plague (in Exodus, Chapter 12) was different than the 9 before it... for with the 10th and final plague, the death and destruction would hit EVERY HOUSE of EVERY FAMILY, regardless of nationality, sex or origin. No matter what your political beliefs … and no matter how much money you did or didn't make... you were going to be effected. It was a plague that would bring death upon the first born of every household - whether from Israel, or from Egypt. Now, in light of Carona, can you imagine the fear? Can you imagine the desire to keep you and all your family safe?
So... God instructed that the key for being delivered from death - the only way so NO PLAGUE would come upon your household - was if you applied the blood of a lamb to cover the door posts and lintel of the house. If you did this - if you applied the blood - then, when the Angel of Death was to descend … when it saw the blood … it would PASSOVER and all the lives would be spared inside that house.
Likewise, Scripture tells us: "Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed" (1 Corinthians 5:7). And, Jesus is called the Lamb of God, and He was sent to take away the sin of the world (from John 1:29). So, if you "apply the blood of Jesus to your life" - for He died on the Cross to take your place and that His very life would be given in your place. And... if you take His blood and apply it to your life … asking Him to forgive you of your sins and to spare your life, for you now give your life to Him to be a covering over you... then... YOU WILL LIVE. Then... you can enter your promised land in Heaven... and live as a triumphant child of God forever.
As we go through Passover in 2020 … in light of the Carona virus coming against every household of the world … may I ask you: "Have you applied the blood to the doorposts of your life?"