“On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. Exodus 12:12-13
Think about this: If any Israelite had made a fun of these unusual orders given by God through a man, or if anyone had claimed that Moses were mad and not capable of leading them any longer, then they would have died with no second chance. If they had decided to venture out in the middle of the night to see what was going on, even for one brief second, they would have perished, for they would not at that time have been under the blood.
Another thing to think about is if anyone had they sprinkled red tinted water or red paint or some other substance, it would not have been good enough. They would have been smitten dead.
It was to be a lamb without blemish, the most expensive one in the flock, nothing cheap or second rate. It was to be the best. Each house was to have a lamb, and that lamb would count for the whole house. There is tremendous truth here for Christian families. God wants to save entire families, and all Christians ought to claim the salvation of their households. One Lamb, Jesus Christ, can save your entire household.
An excerpt from "Pleading the Blood Over Your Family" by Jason Rowland. Feel free to purchase your Kindle copy today in the Kindle Bookstore.