The Blood Covers

“The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:13).

There are many places in scripture where God has promised, that his children will not be afflicted by disease and infirmity. What is permitted to affect and inflict other, is not permitted to affect us. It is according to the measure of our faith that we will remain safe. We can give into the fear and panic that surrounds us or we can claim the promises in the word of God. We declare that sickness and disease is not our portion and what is permitted to affect others is not permitted to affect us.

In Exodus 12, the Israelites in Egypt were instructed to place the blood of a lamb over their doors. This would protect them from the plague that would pass over Egypt, to take the lives of all of their firstborn children. We don’t kill physically lambs anymore, because Jesus Christ shed his blood as the ultimate sacrifice for all mankind. But we are saved through the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross.

As we apply the life giving blood of Jesus Christ to our lives, we can declare that no evil shall befall us neither any plague come near our dwelling. Another story in Acts which comes to mind, is when Paul travelled from Rome to Malta and while collecting wood to build a fire, was bitten by a snake. “He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm” (Acts 28:5). The people around Paul watched and waited for him to swell up and fall down dead. When they realised that no harm came to him, they concluded that he must have been a God.

Paul was not the Supreme God, but God lived in him and the blood of Jesus Christ also flowed through him. Paul understood the power and authority that he carried, so he did not panic or run to seek help when he was bitten. I am not saying that we should not seek medical help when we feel unwell. It is also important that we adhere to medical advice and take practical steps to protect ourselves. That being said, our faith transcends what is happening around us and if we have faith then no harm can come to us. “And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die” (Revelation‬ ‭12:11‬).


18 thoughts on “The Blood Covers

  1. This is a good discussion area for us as believers. The older I get, the more I find myself humbly wishing I knew the answers to why bad things sometimes do happen even to those whose faith is strong. God alone is sovereign, and all authority remains with Him. Our Father in Heaven sees things from an eternal perspective while we see only the pathway we are walking today. Thank God for His kindness, His grace and most of all the love of Calvary!

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    1. It is imperative to be covered by the blood of the lamb of Calvary, through whom our prayers are heard and answered in God’s time, but it is not a matter of “naming it and claiming it” by any means. His blood is precious beyond measure and should be treated with respect and humility. To be covered by our Saviour’s blood requires obedience and sacrifice, as was the case in Exodus 12. The life of a child of God is one of obedient surrender, that God may shower us in loving blessings. If my child (or grandson) constantly demands things of me I feel disrespected and I am prone to say “no!” eventually, but if they ask me lovingly in an obedient manner I am happy to bless them. Our Father God is the same, but being Almighty God He deserves complete obedience and holy fear!

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      1. Bless you brother Alan. I agree that once we obey, then the promises in the word belong to us. Decreeing and speaking those things that be not as though they were. Stay blessed. 🙏🏾


      2. I’m not sure what Brother Alan Kearns is saying. Perhaps I am misunderstanding. I believe we must be careful not to place “works” as a means for the blessing of God. We are to strive to obey and please the Lord, but our motivation should never be to do this because we believe God will punish us or take our salvation away. Habitual and deliberate sin is not what the Christian does. But Christians do sin occasionally because Christians are not perfect. That is why Christ came to die and save us from the penalty of sin. A right standing with the Lord requires nothing more than faith in Jesus Christ and repentance of our sin and a desire to seek His will. We do not “work” for our salvation or for the covering of the blood of the Lamb. When we come to Christ and trust Him for salivation, we are automatically saved and covered by the blood of the Lamb. It’s not our works, lest any man should boast. I’m sure I must be misunderstanding what our Brother Alan was saying.

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      3. Indeed. The blood of Jesus Christ redeemed us from sin and put us in right standing with God. We are set free from sin consciousness and the grace of Jesus Christ covers us. I think that in my last few posts, my reference to decreeing and declaring may not sit so well with our brothers. I do know that Job said, to decree a thing and it will be established. I don’t think that means that we are commanding God, but using our God given authority as ambassadors on earth to exercise our jurisdictional authority. Whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven and what we also loose here is loosed. Scriptures like these suggest authority and dominion on the earth, not ever people, but over systems, principalities, rulers and powers. I appreciate that we don’t all have the same convictions so I prefer to remain diplomatic and avoid debates and contradictions. Bless you my dear sister. 🙏🏾

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  2. Amen and amen.
    We need to respond by faith.
    We ought not to be moved by any other force.
    Indeed the blood of Jesus is powerful .
    We overcome by the bloos of the lamp and the word of our testimonny
    Rev 12.

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  3. “although those in countries without easy access to medical provision do have a way of praying with more faith, because they have more need to be even more reliant upon Jesus as their healer!” Interesting thought as I grew up in a country without easy access to medical provision. Perhaps this produces a more radical faith which suggests that there are varying degrees of faith?


  4. I have so much faith in God that no harm (physical or emotional) can come to me (and my family) but I was still hit by an 18-wheeler truck which left me with a broken hip that needed a replacement. Yet, I didn’t question Him why. But I came to a point where I told God, “Please remove the pain.” Yes, till now, it’s still physically painful.


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