Posted by: springsinthedesert | February 3, 2010

God Has Set A New Calendar For You

Not one of you shall go out the door of his house until morning.  When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the door frame and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.

             Exodus 12:22-24

God had revealed to me few thoughts from the book of Exodus and for today’s devotion, I would like to share some of the thoughts from chapter 12. The Israelites were under the cruel bondage of Egyptians for long years and God used Moses to deliver them from there and guide them to the promised land of Canaan. The Pharoah of Egypt was not ready to leave them even after going through 9 plaques. His heart was hardened more, after each plaque send by God. So God decided to send a final plaque and He knew very well that the Egyptians are going to send the Israelites away after this terrible one. God decided to destroy the first-born of all Egyptians, even from their livestock.

Since God knew that the deliverence of His people were near, He asked them to celebrate the Passover feast as a memorial for what the Lord has done for them..delivering them from bondage. God instructed them to kill a lamb without blemish and take its blood and put on top and both sides of the door frames. When God passes through the Egypt destroying the firstborn from all the houses in Egypt, this will be a sign and the destroyer will pass through without striking that household with the plaque. And that night, God did exactly what He said. He passed through Egypt and destroyed all the firstborn and all those families who had the blood on their doorpost was saved from this great plaque. The Jews celebrate this feast even now, as a remembrance of what the Lord has done for them that day.

This passover feast has a great significance in our lives too. Two thousand years ago, when Jesus died on the cross, the passover was done once and for ever, for you and me and also for the coming generations. He was the chosen lamb of God, without any blemish and He shed His last drop of blood for the deliverence of His people. That day, when you decided to accept Jesus as your Lord and saviour, His blood was shed on you as a sign of His adoption. It was on that beautiful day, that He  made us His very own. His blood is a sign that we are saved from the bondage of Satan. The blood of Jesus is a sign that we are His chosen people. Are you covered by that precious blood? If not, today is the day for you. Invite Jesus into your heart and accept Him as your personal saviour. Repent all your sins and ask Him to wash you with His blood. His blood will be a sign that the enemy do not have a stronghold on you. Satan will not be able to destroy your soul seeing the blood of Jesus on you.

Never underestimate the power of Jesus’s blood on you. Actually, we do not realise what all plaques passed through us without hitting us bad, just because we were covered under His precious blood. The trials and challenges that went through your life, was more than enough to destroy your soul completely. When enemy attacked you with sickness and persecution, the blood of Jesus gave you the strength to fight back. But if you look at the key verse, you will that the condition is that you need to stay in the house, when the the plaque hits the Egyptians. In the same way, when the destroyer is trying to hit you hard, you need to be inside the covering of His blood (meaning remain submissive to the protection of Jesus).

Another thing that touched me from this chapter is that when God decided to deliver His people from the bondage of Egypt, He asked the people to consider that month to be the first month of their calendar. They might have followed the calendar of Egyptians till that day. But from then on, their calendar started with that month of deliverance. Dear child of God, are you going through the calendar of the enemy..with months after months of bondage and pain? God wants to deliver you from there and give you a new calendar with this month of success and deliverance as the first month of your calendar. If the enemy has destroyed you till now, from this day onwards, God wants to give you days of deliverance ahead..month after month. A new calendar for you. Trust on Him and give your life to Him.

Are you wondering whether there is an end to your sufferings? Dear, there is a time frame for everything. We read that in the bible.. Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years—on that very same day—it came to pass that all the armies of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12:40-41)

Did you notice that sentence..”on that same day”. So there is a time for your sufferings..you are not meant to go through this for lifelong. God will not make you go through one  minute more than what  He has planned. Whether you are able to believe it now or not, God is going to send His deliverance to you on that same day He has planned. Remain in the house of God and be covered by the blood of Jesus all the days of your life. This trial will also pass through, without destroying you. God is going to change your days ahead..the coming months are going to be fruitful for you. You are going to experience His deliverance month after month…a totally new calendar for you.

In Him,

Rani John

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Responses

  1. I take this one and make it mine. Yes, God has a new calender for me. Its my season to move into the land of inheritance. Thank you for this powerful illustration Rani.

    Blessings to you and yours,

    Gladwell

  2. Good encouragment. Thanks

  3. I am very encouraged by your devotions.
    God bless you!

  4. Thank you all for your encouraging comments..I’m happy that this devotion touched you..God Bless

    Rani John


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