What’s a bunch of hyssop have to do with the Good News of salvation? Many people “know” that salvation is by faith alone, and that the blood of Jesusalone saves them from coming judgment. Yet just knowing this is not enough. Figuratively speaking, if they do not “take a bunch of hyssop” in their own hands, and dip it in the Lamb’s blood, and put themselves under its sign as the Lord directed, they may not be saved.
The bunch of hyssop signifies action. The Israelite who heard Moses announce the Lord’s plan of deliverance from bondage, had to do more than “know” the plan. He had to act on it, in faith. Without doubt, it was humiliating to go outside and paint his door frame with blood, but that’s what he had to do.
When he took that bunch of hyssop and did as the Lord directed, he was declaring before an unbelieving, self-reliant, idolatrous people that he believed that his only protection from the coming judgment of death was to identify with the blood of God’s Lamb – “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” (Jn. 1:29).
Do you believe the Good News of salvation? Are you safe under the sign of the Lamb’s blood? If not, take that bunch of hyssop right now: confess your sins to God and tell Him you believe that you are saved by the blood of Christ. God’s coming judgment of death will be dreadful, but if He sees that you’ve put your trust in the Savior’s blood, He will not “strike you down.” His Word says so, and He’s true to His Word!
By Larry Ondrejack
With permission to publish by: Sam Hadley, Grace & Truth, 210 Chestnut St., Danville, IL., USA. Website: www.gtpress.org