Today we read about the final 3 plagues: locust, darkness, and death of firstborn. The Lord tells Moses that there will be a final plague, the death of the firstborn of everything “But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the Lord does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.” God then instructs the children of Israel to take a male lamb without blemish and place the blood on the doorpost and the lintel of their homes. Any house under the blood will be passed over by the plague. “It is the Lord’s Passover.” God tells the Israelites to keep this day as a memorial so they will never forget what the Lord has done for them. So all the firstborn in Egypt are struck and there is a great cry. The Egyptians urge the Israelites to leave quickly but the Israelites plunder the Egyptians first. So the Israelites leave with great possessions as the Lord told Abraham would happen back in Genesis 15:13-14. “Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. A mixed multitude went up with them also…” So we see that anyone who puts their faith in the Lord by being under the blood of the spotless male lamb is brought out of Egypt. Jesus, the spotless man, whose blood will save us from far more than circumstantial, worldly oppression is coming down the road but next up…the Israelites escape through the Red Sea. Keep reading.