Death Rides the Skies

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Shall I tell you of the first air raid in man's history? It happened about 3,000 years ago when the destroying angel flew throughout the land of Egypt. He did not carry bombs, but held the sword of justice unsheathed. No antiaircraft gun could bring him down, no fortification could keep him out. He was invincible and invulnerable. He was on a mission of death and destruction, and the only protection from him was the blood of a lamb applied to the lintel and the two side posts of the doors of the houses of the children of Israel.
The Egyptian masters of that land had cruelly oppressed the Israelites. Now God visited them in righteous judgment and the firstborn in every house unmarked by the blood was slain.
An agonizing wail rose from that stricken nation. Again and again God had tried, through His servants Moses and Aaron, to win Pharaoh the king; but he sought to compromise, and finally rejected God's commands and refused to obey Him.
Friend, there can be no compromise with God, nor with sin. Men and women seem to have deliberately shut God out of their lives and to have slammed the door in His face, as it were. Like those who murdered His Son, they say, "We will not have this Man to reign over us."
They refused God's love; they scorned His mercy and grace. They despised and rejected the Lord Jesus. Soon they must face this holy God in judgment.
God had said to Israel, "When I see the blood, I will pass over you." Ex. 12:1313And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. (Exodus 12:13). That blood was for God's eye and His alone. He knew how to value it. He has given the Lord Jesus as a sacrifice for man's sin. His blood shed on Calvary's cross is the full payment to everyone that believes. His Word, the Bible, bears uniform testimony to the shed blood of Christ as the only way of cleansing and shelter from judgment. Like a mighty river this testimony flows from Genesis to Revelation.
Friend, have you received this so great salvation? Are you cleansed from sin by belief in the blood of Christ? Accept HIM now and be saved.