Free From Chains

Exodus 1:13-14

13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:

14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.

Exodus 12:37

37 And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred thousand on foot that were men, beside children.

I used to hear that six hundred thousand Israelites left Egypt and thought that was a massive number. I always wondered why that many let themselves be forced into slavery. Then I realized that it was just the number of the men, and it made it me question more of why they let themselves be forced under the Egyptian rule. The answer is simple. They let the chains be put on.  Even though they served God, they thought the Egyptians were greater and stronger. Finally, God sent Moses to bring his children out of bondage just like he sent Jesus to do the same for us. Just like the Israelites, Christians are choosing to be bond down. They forget that our Saviour has already conquered sin, death, hell, and the grave. He broke the chains that we let ourselves be put in. Pharoah was scared of the number of Israelites, so he put them in chains. The enemy is afraid of Christ in you, so he wants to do the same as Pharoah and convince you that you have to be in bondage. The devil fears you because of Christ. It is not the number of Christians he fears but the fact that Jesus Christ has already won. So, you don’t need your chains broken and you don’t need someone to come and save you from servitude. All you need to do is stand up and let Jesus take control and lead you back to the promise land.


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