In our last article, I mentioned two events recorded in the scriptures that are given to help us understand the story of God and Man.  The first is the Creation Story.  God made the heavens and the earth, creating human beings to walk & work in partnership with Him.  One day (in spite of the Fall), we will give account to God for our obedience to His desire and design for our life.

The second part of the Biblical narrative that is essential to our understanding is the story of the Exodus.  We must understand how God has journeyed with Mankind through history. The apostle Paul wrote in the Letter to the Believers in Corinth, “Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, all ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ”(1 Corinthians 10:1-4 NKJV).  When he says, “I would not have you unaware (or ignorant)” he is saying, “Pay attention! This is important for your spiritual consideration and growth.”  The story of the children of Israel’s exodus from Egypt into the Promised Land is a typical model for our exodus to spiritual freedom today.  Here are some points in the story of the exodus that mirror the climate for deliverance.

(1) Egypt’s Bondage.  Israel went into the land of Egypt as a “free” People.  God arranged for Joseph to be sent to Egypt to preserve his father and his brothers from a famine coming upon the whole of that North African region.  The children of Israel settled into the land of Goshen and began to thrive there.  But a new Pharaoh came to power, “who knew not Joseph”, and did not want the children of Israel to grow & prosper in Egypt’s land.  So he conspired with his “Cabinet” and began to mistreat them and to cruelly enslave them.  But, the more they were oppressed, the more they continued to multiply!  So this king thought that the “final solution” was to destroy their potential future growth and influence by ordering all the Hebrew baby boys to be thrown into the river Nile (Exodus 1&2).   This is application for us.  Please be aware, that if the enemy can’t defeat you, he’ll try and destroy your future and hope (See John 10:9).

(2) God raises up a deliverer.  His name was Moses. He was drawn out of the river of the Nile and would eventually be used to deliver his people out of Egypt.  But he also would be used to see that Pharaoh and his Army were drowned in the Sea! (Exodus 15)  God will never give us more than we can bear.  He has a person.  And He has a plan for our deliverance.  

God’s people came out of bondage, under the hand of Moses by the blood of the Lamb.  Likewise, God has made a way for our deliverance.  This the rest of the story, found in John’s Gospel concerning John the Baptist.  He was sent by God to announce our Deliverer, “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29 NKJV).  Jesus came as the atoning sacrifice to set people free from their sins.

(3) God had a purpose for their freedom. “The LORD spoke to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him,’ thus says the LORD: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me” (Exodus 8:1 NKJV).  God wanted His people to be free to choose to do that for which they were created…To “Serve” and “Worship” Him.   Jesus affirms that this was the Father’s purpose. “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24 NKJV)

We were created to worship the LORD God (& have no other gods besides Him).

What does true freedom look like?  It looks like a people who have gained their freedom by the blood of the Lamb.  And they have learned to sing the true Song of redemption.   John saw this from a heavenly view:”They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: “Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! (Revelation 15:3 NKJV)

May we cry out for true spiritual freedom to be what God created us to be…’Lovers and Ministers’ of/and in His presence. Tune your heart and enter into the Song…Singing your part.


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