Entering the Blood Stained Door

In the last blog post, we presented the blood stained door and some of its meanings. Today, we will pass through the blood stained door and enter the dwelling.

Inside the Door

As stated previously, the blood stained door is the most significant symbol of the original Passover. Entering the door is life, protection, provision, God’s love for us, and His amazing grace.

Exodus 12:22 (CJB)
Take a bunch of hyssop leaves and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and smear it on the two sides and top of the door-frame. Then, none of you is to go out the door of his house until morning.

When entering the blood stained door, you notice the smell of life, not death. It is the start of a new beginning. In the New Testament, Jesus calls Himself “the door” (John 10:7,9). Faith in Him is the only way to enter the kingdom of God. Jesus stands at the door and knocks (Revelation 3:20). He calls all people to Himself but will not enter without permission. Jesus enters from the outside to our inside spirit.

“Door” is often used in a figurative sense in the Bible. The valley of Achor, a place of trouble (Joshua 7:26), is later a place of promise “a door of hope” (Hosea 2:15) and a reason for God’s people to trust Him.

In Genesis 6–7, we see where God told Noah, a righteous man, to build an ark with a large “door” on the side. Noah followed all of God’s instructions. In Genesis 7:16 after the animals entered, Noah and his family entered the ark. Then the LORD shut the “door.” The shell of the ark separated Noah and his family from God’s judgment. Notice that the door was shut from the outside, protecting who was inside.

In the exodus from Egypt, the Hebrew houses were sealed like Noah’s ark from the outside, protecting who was inside from God’s judgment.

In John 19:41–42, Jesus was placed in a tomb. The tomb had been hewn out of solid rock (Mark 15:46). After placing the body of Jesus in the tomb, Joseph rolled a large stone in front of its entrance (Matthew 27:60). The tomb was sealed from the outside.

Nugget: Note, the door that man (Joseph) closed could not keep what was inside contained. For three days later, Jesus rose from the dead and walked out of the tomb.

In Matthew 28:5–6, Jesus had risen, resurrected. He is alive! There is now an empty tomb. The empty tomb has many meanings but our hope is now “we” are protected from God’s judgments. It is “a door of life.” The cross at Calvary and the empty tomb was the final sacrifice atoning for our sins. Jesus paid the ultimate price.

Nugget: There is a sign near the Garden Tomb in Israel that reads, “Closed Sundays.” I am so glad that the tomb was not closed on that special Sunday 2,000 years ago!

Our focus is on “The Feasts of the LORD.” But, on some occasion, we need to use the Tabernacle and the two Temples. There are some awesome sources on these subjects. We recommend you doing a study on them. You will be blessed. Let’s do a quick reviews of “the Tabernacle.”

Five names in Scripture describe the Tabernacle:

  1. Sanctuary (Exodus 25:8) denotes that it was set apart for a holy God.
  2. Tabernacle (Exodus 25:9) reveals that it was the dwelling place of God among His people.
  3. Tent (Exodus 26:36) designates it as a temporary dwelling place of God.
  4. Tabernacle of the congregation (KJV) or Tent of Meeting (NIV) (Exodus 29:42) shows where God met with His people.
  5. Tabernacle of testimony (Exodus 38:21) describes the law given to Moses, which was kept in the ark of the covenant in the holy of holies which is also called the Most Holy Place.

Purpose of the Tabernacle:

  1. Served as a place for God to dwell among His people.
  2. A place where His people could commune with Him (Exodus 25:8, 40:34–37).
  3. Stood as a visual reminder to Israel that they served the true and living God.
  4. It was to help keep Israel from idol worship that was practiced by those living around them.

Although the Tabernacle made God accessible to the Israelite, He was only approachable in holiness. The structure and service showed a sinful people how they could come before their Holy God in worship and in service.

It is the same with the “door” of our heart, mind, and soul. Even though salvation is a free gift from God, there are two “actions” that we still have to do to be saved.

Our two actions:
  1. Confess our sins to Jesus and repent.
  2. Accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior as well as accept that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16).

If you haven’t done so already, please, take time to do these two actions, today! God bless!

Next time, we will walk around the dwelling and take a better look inside.

Until then,
שָׁלוֹם (Shalom!)