Many of us have likely prayed for the coronavirus to “pass over” our homes, families, and loved ones. It was the blood of a lamb that caused the angel of death to keep moving past Hebrew doorways. The blood of Jesus Christ, which the Passover pointed to, that accomplishes so much more.
Isaiah foresaw the incredible efficacy of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. In chapter 53:4-6 (NIV), the prophet explained:
“Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”
What the blood of Jesus accomplished
Jesus endured the spikes driven into His hands and feet and the humiliating death on the cross for our healing and redemption. He took our sin, pain, and suffering so that we could be whole in spirit, soul, and body.
Wholeness comes by agreeing with God about who we are in Christ and choosing to walk out the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). If, for example, we choose love instead of insults, we have to change our minds about insulting others – that’s called repentance.
Looking to the blood
Some may say that coronavirus is a judgment upon the whole world for sin. I don’t know. But as Passover and Easter approach, I can’t help being reminded that it’s my sin that sent Jesus to the cross. Jesus was pierced and crushed for my transgressions and crushed for my iniquities. I need to repent for my own sin as Scripture and Holy Spirit reveal it to me. But His blood has washed me clean. I am a new creation learning how to live as a new creation in Christ. I looked to his blood the day he saved me from the kingdom of darkness.
Scientists are now looking to the blood of COVID-19 survivors for antibodies to fight the illness. There is healing in the blood. First and foremost, in the blood of Jesus. Let’s plead Jesus’ blood over ourselves and our homes. We can repent for our sin and be grateful for Jesus’ forgiveness.
No matter what happens, we are safe under the blood of Jesus!