The Lord Has Brought Us Out

Exodus 13:16–By strength of hand the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt.

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Everything in the Old Testament had a physical reality but at the same time was prophetic of spiritual things that were yet in the future.

Egypt–was a place of bondage.  The Israelites were slaves under harsh taskmasters.  We were in the bondage of corruption (Romans 8:21).  We were in “bondage under the elements of the world” (Galatians 4:3).  We were “subject to bondage through fear of death” (Hebrews 2:15).  “Of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage” (2 Peter 2:19).  “To whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness”? (Romans 6:16).  At one time we were the servants of sin unto death.

The Lord brought us forth out of Egypt (bondage). The Lord by His grace and strength has delivered us from the bondage of corruption and sin.  He has set us free from the elements of the world.  He has conquered death, hell and the grave.  He has said, “Because I live you shall live also”, and thus has set us free from bondage through our fear of death.

We have been set free–to worship God in spirit and in truth, to follow Him in the wilderness of this world, to serve Him and ultimately to arrive at our promised land.