When I see the blood, I will pass over you. (Exodus 12:13)
If we were to fully understand this truth set before us today, it would forever change everything about the way we live our lives. Why? Because when our God looks at us with His steady, supernatural gaze, He sees the blood of His Son, the Lamb of God, which has purchased us and secured our place at His table.
So what does our God see when He sees the blood of Christ? First, He sees His sinless Son who gave His life for us, a life without spot or blemish. He who knew no sin became sin for us that we might receive the blessings of heaven. In the death of His Son, God sees His justice fully satisfied; the penalty for sin has been paid in full. He also sees that the cup of His righteous wrath is empty, having been poured out on His precious Son as He hung on that cross. Because of all that God sees in the blood of His Son, He must and He will forevermore pass over us. No judgement will come to us because Jesus Christ was judged in our place.
There is something God does not see. He does not see us as we truly are: sinners in moment-by-moment need of a Savior. He does not see our sin. He does not see our unfaithfulness. He does not see our doubt and fear.
Now, that’s not because God is unaware of what we do! God is omniscient (all-knowing); before a word is on our tongue He knows it completely (Psalm 139:4). But God chooses not to see all that we are not, because He sees all that His Son is. When the Father said He was well pleased with the Son, He was saying that about you and me too because of the blood of the sinless Savior, shed on our behalf. Even when our faith yields so little return that we waver between two opinions, we can rest assured that the Almighty sees only the blood and will pass over us.
Let this truth seize you today, and you will know a supernatural security that brings with it a peace that passes all understanding. God could have paid no greater price for you than the precious blood of His Son, yet it pleased Him to send His Son to a cross for you to die in your place. He who did not spare His only Son spares us because He sees that we are blood-bought. Because Jesus fully and finally paid the penalty for our sin, God will not demand payment again. Jesus made a once-for-all payment in full that continues to return divine dividends for eternity.
So regardless of what you see when you look at yourself—and we all see things we would rather not—remember what your Father in heaven sees: the blood of His beloved Son. And because He sees the atoning blood He will pass over you. Mercy and justice met at the cross, providing a permanent place in the new heavens and the new earth for all those who are, by grace through faith, blood-bought sons and daughters of God.
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!