Now the city shall be doomed by the Lord to destruction, it and all who are in it. Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent….And Joshua spared Rahab the harlot, her father's household, and all that she had. So she dwells in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
Rahab of Jericho, having heard how powerful and awesome the God of Israel, pleaded with the spies whom Joshua sent out to spy out Jericho, for mercy. She made them promised in exchange of their lives, for the safety and protection of all her household. Between established a covenant with the exchange of promises and obligation – the spies go free, Rahab is to tie a scarlet cord outside her window, and all those who are within that window, will be spared from destruction and death.
Jesus came and shed His blood on the Cross for us. So that we who come under the covering of His Precious Blood will be spared from eternal death and destruction, both in this present life and the life to come. Jesus is our all-powerful Savior. He is able to save us from destruction, more so from hell! Through His Blood, He established a timeless, unbreakable Covenant between man and God. All those who come under the Covering of that Covenant is safe, regardless of the ultimate judgment on this world.
Just like Rahab and her household enjoyed the covering of the covenant she made with the 2 spies, we have a more superior and powerful Covenant with God in Christ Jesus. But Rahab’s household was spared when she brought them “under covering”. The Bible tells us that not only her household was spared, but “all that she had”.
Are you living under the Covering of the Blood of Jesus? Is there anyone in your household which appears to be exposed to the assault of the enemy? Bring them into that Covering of the Blood of Jesus in prayers. Are there areas in your life that are still exposed to the attack of the enemy? Your marriage? Finances? Career? Studies? Relationships? Ministry?... etc. Have you consciously brought them under the Covering of this Covenant you have with God? Bring them “under cover” today. Pray and ask the Lord to show you what you must do to keep these under His Covering. Because that is the only safe place where all these can be preserved and protected!