So what do you think about The Angel Of Death? Any chance you’d want to take on the Angel Of Death?
As a child, The Angel Of Death was always one of the most interesting parts of the Passover story. I had all sorts of questions like, “What if you didn’t get the blood quite right? What if you were too short to get the blood on the top part?” And a few goofy questions like “Who would win in a contest between Superman and The Angel Of Death?”
But I think Laser Eyes Jesus had it right this time. If God says He is going to do something and He gives you the Protection Mark directions, you’d better do what He says and not take any chances!
For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments—I am the Lord. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. Exodus 12:12-13 (NASB)
The point here is that a firstborn person needed the right Protection Mark in order to remain alive. It didn’t matter how good they were or anything like that. It was going to happen. They could not stop it. They could not bargain it away. The Angel Of Death was coming. They needed to be in a house and that house had to have the right Protection Mark, the blood of the Passover Lamb. That is ALL that mattered.
I think this is important because some people believe and would say, “I’m a good person. I do good. I should go to Heaven.” But as I am thinking through this, Passover is not about being a good person. It is about having the right Protection Mark.
How would this be? Suppose we shifted our thinking and sharing away from, “Are you good enough to go to Heaven?” to simply “Do you have the right Protection Mark?”
This first question focuses on The Commandments and can be argued and answered multiple ways, but the second question focuses on The Blood and is simply answered “Yes” or “No.”
For me, the right Protection Mark is the blood of God’s Own Passover Lamb, Real Life Jesus. How about for you?