I think you should read Exodus 12 today. Not because I did but because of what it says.
Let me stir us up today.
GOD kills people.
When was the last time you heard that preached?
12 For that night, I will pass through the land of Egypt and kill all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both men and animals; and I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt; I am Adonai. source
But I am not a proponent of taking Scripture out of context which is why I am urging you to always read in context.
GOD kills people.
As I made that note in my journal, I thought the first thing people are going to say is that was the Old Testament. Yes. It is. But wait.
Acts 5 is in the New Testament. Check it out.
Back to Exodus.
Would you agree we need to know what would cause GOD to kill someone?
Scripture is where we can gather that knowledge. Exodus 12 is an excellent place to start.
Albeit, we would need to read more than Exodus 12 to learn all the evil rebellions done by Pharoah and his people. How familiar are you with the story given to us in the Book of Exodus?
It is well worth your time to read it.
What else is in Exodus 12?
There is verse 13.
13 The blood will serve you as a sign marking the houses where you are; when I see the blood, I will pass over you — when I strike the land of Egypt, the death blow will not strike you. source
Please, please don’t miss this: when I see the blood, I will pass over you.
This is GOD talking!
When I see the blood, I will pass over you!
When GOD looks at YOU does He see the BLOOD of JESUS applied to YOU as the blood of the Passover Lamb was applied to the doors of those houses in Egypt?
The Hebrews of Old applied that blood to the doorposts. See verse 7.
They obeyed and applied the blood because GOD told them to.
They heard the words of Moses given to him from The Father and they obeyed what they heard.
Sound familiar? Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of GOD? See Romans 12:17
So I must ask again – Is the BLOOD of JESUS The CHRIST applied to you?
When GOD moves in judgment will He pass over you?
Look again at verse 12.
He was executing JUDGMENT when He killed all the firstborns not protected by the blood of the Passover Lamb.
Are you protected?
And if you read Acts 5, you will see not pagans being killed but church people.
There are sins unto death for church people. See 1 John 5.
I began by saying I was going to stir us up?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.