Out of Egypt
We see the phrase “out of Egypt” over again in the Old Testament
“…Abram went up out of Egypt…” Gen 13:1
“…And they went up out of Egypt, …” Gen 45:25
The phrase “went up” would imply leaving a low estate and moving higher.
In Gen 47:29,30 Israel made his son Joseph to swear not to bury him in Egypt and said “thou shalt carry me out of Egypt,”
For his sons carried him (Israel) into the land of Canaan, and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah, which Abraham bought with the field for a possession of a buryingplace of Ephron the Hittite, before Mamre. Gen 50:13
Joseph, prophesied of the children of Israel leaving Egypt and made them swear not to leave his bones in Egypt but to be buried with his fathers.
And Joseph said unto his brethren, I die: and God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land unto the land which he sware to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob
And Joseph took an oath of the children of Israel, saying, God will surely visit you, and ye shall carry up my bones from hence.
YHVH made a covenant with Abram and promised deliverance out of Egypt.
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
“…the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full…”
But in the fullness of time, YHVH found Moses and sent him as a deliverer.
Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt. Exo 3:10
YHVH does not want His people in Egypt but strange enough many are attracted to Egypt. Egypt is Mizraim and implies a tight corner, it is slavery and oppression. There is also another very important factor to note. The ayim suffix in Hebrew means dual, that is “two Egypts”. Physical Egypt and Spiritual Egypt.
Pharaoh represents the principality that wanted to keep Israel in Physical Egypt and you in Spiritual Egypt and thus keep you away from your God ordained destiny, the land flowing with milk and honey.
Jesus has triumphed over principalities and powers so that the redeemed of the Lord might come unto Zion.
Knowing that such a great deliverance has been purchased by the Most High, what are we still doing in Egypt?
The beginning of Israel’s history was contending with Pharaoh of Egypt.
Destinies are under fire with all the attending destiny destroyers.
……. to be continued