“I Will Never Forget That Day” – Exodus 12:26-27

Exodus 12:26-27

“When your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ you shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover, for he passed over the houses of the people of Israel’”

How many plagues would you need to believe God? How many would you need to do what He commands? For Pharaoh, it was ten. God made sure that the Egyptians would be so exhausted with the plagues that they would pay the Israel slaves to leave. Especially the tenth one.

This plague killed every firstborn son and cattle in Egypt, except for those who observed the “Passover”. The Bible does not say, but this looks like retribution for the killing of Hebrew boys 80 years earlier. Nonetheless, God got Israel out of Egyptian captivity after this day. Think of this! God told the Israelites to eat the Passover, cover the doorposts in blood, get dressed and ready to move out by morning.

With this tenth plague, as with everything He did, God gave a gospel message that would never be forgotten. God declared that all firstborn sons would die, unless blood was spread across the doorpost of each house. This day was to be observed each year as a memorial of God’s salvation. It was a direct symbol of the salvation that Christ would bring centuries later.

The point today is that God has offered each one of us redemption through the death of His son Jesus Christ. Do not forget the significance of the day you surrendered your life to Christ and He forgave you of your sins. He removed your sin debt and took away the sentence of hell.

There are significant days that I will never forget, but the most important day I cannot forget is the day Jesus saved me. Every time I think about that day, it reminds me that my hope is in Christ and I belong to Him. My future is secure and I am not a slave to my past or the world. When I think about that day, I forget my complaints and grateful beyond words to be saved.

“I never shall forget the day
When all the burdens from my soul were rolled away
It made me happy, glad, and free
I’ll sing and shout it, for He’s everything to me” 
Iris Dement

What does that day mean to you?

While using the HEAR method (see below) consider the following questions: 
  • Have you surrendered your life to Christ and received His forgiveness? If you have not and want to know more, please email me at pastor@mybelmont.org
  • Follower of Christ, do you remember the day Jesus redeemed you? 
Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you? 
Explain – what does the passage mean? 
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today? 
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?
Pastor Stephen Williams


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