The Deliverer

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The pyramid tombs in Egypt stand as a monument to human ingenuity. Built of huge blocks of stone, these tombs continue to be a marvel of ancient construction.

According to an Egyptian tourist guide, these tombs were possible because Egypt had a vast army of slaves who made bricks for ramps that allowed these immense stones to be placed one on top of the other. While the guide does not identify these slaves, Exodus 1 describes them as the Children of Israel who were forced to make bricks by cruel Egyptian taskmasters. In their affliction, they cried out to God because of their suffering and oppression. God provided them with a deliverer, an escape from judgment, and an escort out of Egypt.

Although we may not acknowledge it, every person is a slave to sin. The Lord Jesus said “whoever commits sin is the slave of sin” (John 8:34). We ignore God and spend our lives slaving to obtain the “good life” featured in advertisements. We enrich corporations while destroying our bodies and lives with vices such as alcohol, drugs and entertainment. Moses came back from Midian to Egypt to deliver the Children of Israel from their bondage. The Lord Jesus came to earth to deliver us from our bondage to sin. He delivers everyone who believes in Him.

Our world system is condemned by God. The Israelites were protected from the judgment that came on Egypt by the sacrifice of Passover lambs. In a similar way, we can be delivered from future judgment by trusting in the life that the Lord Jesus gave at Calvary. It is a redemption price paid to bring us back to God and to deliver us from coming judgment. We are “not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold… but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” (1 Peter 1:18-19).

The Lord Jesus Christ also has promised that He will deliver everyone who believes in Him
The Lord Jesus Christ also has promised that He will deliver everyone who believes in Him. In leaving Egypt, the Children of Israel were protected by a cloud and guided by a pillar of fire. Everyone who accepts the Lord Jesus Christ can experience His guidance and protection throughout their lives and they will be delivered from future judgments on the unbelieving. The pyramids can remind us that if we are oppressed and in bondage in this life, God can provide deliverance through the Lord Jesus Christ.

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