Hide! During a bloody war, a cruel military commander decided to murder everyone in a small village. Shortly after the massacre began, one villager observed that after the soldiers killed each one in a house, they smeared blood on the door of that house to indicate death inside. Quickly, he sneaked to the house where his friends were awaiting certain death. At once the idea came to them – kill their goat and smear its blood on the door! The task had barely been completed when the soldiers approached. After slaughtering the residents of neighboring houses, they came to the door smeared with goat’s blood. But they made no attempt to enter. They thought the deadly work had already been done in that house. Although everyone else in the village was murdered, this man and his friends behind the blood-marked door were saved! Decide!! If you had lived in that deadly war zone, would you have hesitated to hide behind the blood-marked door? Death and judgment are coming for all of us, yet many are refusing to escape through the blood of Jesus. The Bible says that the result of sin is death (Rom. 6:23), and after death is the judgment (Heb. 9:27).
Because of your sins, the death penalty is on you – not from a cruel commander, but from a righteous God who hates sin. That same God loves sinners, and has provided a way to escape eternal punishment. Just as these people were saved by the blood of that innocent goat, so can you be saved by the blood of Jesus who died for your sins: “The blood of Jesus Christ … cleanses us from all sin” (1 Jn. 1:7 NKJV).
Get a Bible and read Exodus 12. There God says, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” Won’t you take refuge in the blood of Christ, the only way to safety? We can tell you more!
With permission to publish by: Sam Hadley, Grace & Truth, 210 Chestnut St., Danville, IL., USA. Website: www.gtpress.org