What is the lesson of the Red Sea parting?

BY CAREY KINSOLVING Modified: September 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm •  Published: September 24, 2012
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Throughout the Bible, the people of God are known as those who call on the name of the Lord.

For the prophets, Jesus and the New Testament apostles, Israel's physical salvation at the Red Sea became a code word for salvation. Israel's prophets constantly appealed to the exodus as the basis for calling the nation to obedience. The yearly Passover feast commemorated the salvation of Israel's first born. The angel of death passed over those houses whose entrances were marked with lamb's blood.

John the Baptist called Jesus "the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world." At the last Passover meal, when Jesus ate with his disciples, he used the bread and the wine of the Passover feast to symbolize a new covenant based on his sacrifice.

The wine, Jesus said, represented his blood, and the bread, his body. He was the true Passover lamb to which all the previous sacrificial lambs had pointed. Those who have his blood over the doors of their lives will experience an exodus when death comes knocking.

Think about this: Jesus is the Passover Lamb of God and the exodus from death.

Memorize this truth: "For indeed, Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us" (I Corinthians 5:7).

Ask this question: Have you applied the blood of the Lamb to your life by trusting in Jesus alone as your exodus from death?

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