When the Lord God delivers His people out of bondage, it is because He has greater plans for our lives. No longer does He wish for us to suffer, but instead be delivered from all our pains, guilt and shame. This way we can experience his mercy and be drawn in through His great love for us. When this happens, the beginning of our walk in Christ begins. No longer are we enslaved by the wicked ways of this world, because of porn or other sexual sin, alcohol or drugs, but are under the light of Jesus. And how beautiful it is when we start this new journey with the Lord God at the head. It may seem hard at first to walk away from our old life, but it is oh so worth it in the end. Every step we make with God at the head, our path is made straight and peace encompasses our lives. No longer do we have to worry about being trapped by the enemy, for God has our back. The moment that we walk away from the place that kept us enslaved to an addiction or sinful way of life, is when God is able to come in and be a part of our lives. This shows that our desires are to serve the Lord now and no longer the flesh. I know this to be true, my friends in Christ. Not only did my life begin after leaving people and other things behind, but it showed God that my desires to live for Him was real. Now, when I pray and read His Words in the Bible, the Holy Spirit is with me. I no longer walk alone in this world, but have the Lord God at the head. The same thing can also be said for the children of Israel. The moment that they were delivered from the hand of the Egyptians, God was leading them. They were no longer under bondage, but could experience what true joy meant for the first time.
The day that the Lord God came in and sent His last plague upon the Egyptian people, the people of Israel were able to experience true freedom. God’s deliverance became a reality overnight. Though it was terrifying to see the outcome of God’s wrath, everyone knew that after it was administered to the wicked, that there was no denying God’s holy power. Surely His wrath was made known upon the wicked when He said, 1“I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.” (Exodus 12:12) This might seem like to much slaughter, but for God’s people to go free, this was the only way the Pharaoh would budge on letting them go. He had to first see his own son die and others perish, before a light bulb would come on and He would know that God is not messing around with these plagues. So it was that after the children of Israel put the unblemished lamb’s blood upon their doors, that they were all spared, while others were not. This is when the Pharaoh had finally learned his lesson and 1“called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the Lord.” (Exodus 12:31) As you can see from this story, the wicked were punished, in order for God’s people to go free. The same can also be said for us. The enemy needs to be shut out of our lives, in order for God to free us and allow us to live any differently. I pray that this is your desire. If it is, then call upon the name of Jesus and ask for His deliverance. This will be the best decision of your life.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that your people will desire to be delivered from the hands of the enemy. I know that many of them have been living a sinful lifestyle for a while now, but there is still time for them. May their desires to confess their sins and pray come to life like never before, before it is too late. I that that the temptations of the devil is real and is killing too many lives. The devil almost had me, Lord, if You had not kicked Him to the curb for me. Thank you Jesus. I am now under Your care, because of Your great love for me. Thank you for Your mercy God. So I ask Lord, to lead us all out of temptation. Every hour are we in trouble, if Your presence is not with us. As I do not wish to go to hell, but heaven and be a part of Your kingdom forever, I wish the same for every person. Every lost soul is precious and I wish that they would wake up to know You Lord. I know that many of these people are Your sheep, therefore, I pray that You will use me to find them. It is my desire to lead them out of darkness and into Your light. Use me and other evangelists to reach these lost souls with the gospel. Though they are under chains of darkness, right now in their lives, I know that You have the power to deliver them. May they hear Your voice, as You call them safely home. We are only Your mouth piece and when we speak, Your words are what convict peoples’ hearts and not our own. Therefore, we need more of You, Jesus and less of us. You are our good Shepherd and I pray that people will understand this and be drawn to You I love You Lord. In Your Name I trust. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Exodus 12 (KJV)
1 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord’s passover.
12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.
13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.
15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
16 And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.
22 And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.
23 For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy sons for ever.
25 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this service.
26 And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?
27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
28 And the children of Israel went away, and did as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the Lord smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead.
31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the Lord, as ye have said.
32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye have said, and be gone; and bless me also.
33 And the Egyptians were urgent upon the people, that they might send them out of the land in haste; for they said, We be all dead men.
34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
35 And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:
36 And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.
37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.
38 And a mixed multitude went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.
39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
40 Now the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years.
41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt.
42 It is a night to be much observed unto the Lord for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the Lord to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.
43 And the Lord said unto Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: There shall no stranger eat thereof:
44 But every man’s servant that is bought for money, when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
45 A foreigner and an hired servant shall not eat thereof.
46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt not carry forth ought of the flesh abroad out of the house; neither shall ye break a bone thereof.
47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep it.
48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised person shall eat thereof.
49 One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you.
50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as the Lord commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they.
51 And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the Lord did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.