The Bible is a message of redemption. We sinned and Jesus paid the price with His life. He died to redeem us!
Then the Lord said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the Lord . And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord , and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant. And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the Lord: And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them. And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.
God is a covenant keeping God. We must know the covenant to confess it. Here are examples in scripture of the strength of His promises:
Psalms 89:34 – My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
Numbers 23:19 – God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
Isaiah 55:11 – So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
John 15:7-8 – If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
2 Corinthians 1:20 – Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
How can we believe God to get us out of bondage if we don’t know that He cares and will deliver us from bondage. Faith comes by hearing and we have to know what is in His word.
Psalms 107:2 says Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. How can I utter my redemption and speak in agreement with my redemption when I haven’t heard my redemption.
Romans 10:8-17 teaches that we can’t call or confess or pray in what I don’t believe. You have to hear. This is how faith comes.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A wage is a cost or a fee and the wages of sin is death.
There is a relationship between Exodus 6:6-7 and 1 Chronicles 17:21.
Exodus 6:6-7 – Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord , and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments: And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
1 Chronicles 17:21 – And what one nation in the earth is like thy people Israel, whom God went to redeem to be his own people, to make thee a name of greatness and terribleness, by driving out nations from before thy people, whom thou hast redeemed out of Egypt?
Freedom is the answer to bondage. It is a free domain or dominion (Matthew 6:9-10 – Dominion, His Kingdom come). Freedom is a domain where there is liberty. If you’re not experiencing freedom, you are in bondage.
Hebrews 2:15 reveals that anxiety is a form of fear:
And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Fear = False Evidence Appearing Real.
Instead of focusing on bondage, think about what would being out of bondage looks like? It looks like Freedom! God brought the children of Israel out of bondage, but they were still mentally bound. They were rich but still looking to heaven for mana. We must be free in our minds. They were relocated but relocation is not freedom. You haven’t been relocated, you’ve been set free. It wasn’t about them being relocated, it was about a free domain.
Freedom is defined as a state of exemption from the power or the control of another. It is liberty or exemption from slavery, servitude, or confinement.
The children of Israel were in order and they were filed and flanked, dressed for war and arrested in Egypt’s finest. They were strong, not one feeble among them. They looked physically ready for war but mentally they were not ready. That’s why God had to take them into the wilderness instead of through the land of the Philistines.
God was leading them to their destiny but they craved their history.
Numbers 11:5 – We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
God cannot give you your destiny until you are sick of your history.
Numbers 14:4 – And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.
The One who parted the red sea for you will not open the sea for your enemy to get across! There was no need to look back.