The blood of Christ cleanses from all sin; it is our atonement. First of all, it is our security. It is God’s way of securing to himself a people ready for a full deliverance. Remember that on the night of the Passover the Israelites were safe but not yet delivered. They still had to face a Red Sea, a wilderness, warfare with giants, imposing walls and enemy strongholds.

I am convinced that before I can do battle against principalities and powers, before I can resist the lust and temptations that are our modern giants, I must have the knowledge that under the blood I am secure. Though I am not yet fully delivered, I am out of judgment. The fleshly enemies loom ahead, but the blood has made me a confident soldier.

You cannot pull down strongholds or stand against overwhelming odds unless there is an assurance of absolute security under the blood. No matter what my heart says, no matter how guilty or condemned I feel, no matter what whispering voices I hear, I must know beyond a shadow of doubt that I am safe. I am not going to judgment because the blood on the door of my heart secures me in God’s sight.

If God based our security on our love for him or on personal goodness, we would be in more danger than those who broke the law, for under grace there is a higher claim. God must take security out of our hands so that it stands on his pure mercy and grace alone, not our devotion, our obedience or our goodness.

It was not the unleavened bread that saved the children of Israel but the blood. Not one Israelite moved “in and out” of safety because of some personal fault. They were all safe until judgment had passed. Obedience was to apply the blood to the doorpost. We are called to confess and trust Christ’s redeeming blood. Obedience and devotion are the results when we recognize how safely we are held in the Father’s hands.

God never intended for his children to live in fear. He prepared a rest for them, the perfect, absolute security of the blood of his own dear Son. The apostle Paul states, “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him” (Romans 5:9). The inalterable fact is that not one thing can be added to Christ’s blood to make us more secure! The blood perfectly shelters us, makes us acceptable to God and saves us from wrath.