(Exodus 6:6-7 NIV) Therefore, say to the Israelites: “I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke (SANCTIFICATION \ SALVATION) of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves (DELIVERANCE \ FREEDOM) to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm (REDEMPTION \ RESTORATION) and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, (PRAISE \ FULFILLMENT) and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.
1) Forced as slaves to make bricks.
√ You feel ENSLAVED.
(John 8:34-35 NIV) Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
2) The Murder of babies. not just in the Bible
√ You feel EMPTY.
3) Required them to collect their own straw.
√ You feel EXHAUSTED.
*HOW DID I GET HERE
*HOW DO I GET OUT?
1. Make the MOVE.
√ The word is: REPENT.
(2 Corinthians 6:17-18 NIV) Therefore, “Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
2. Let it GO.
√ The word is: SURRENDER.
(Mark 8:34-35 Message) Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself.
3. Commit YOUR LIFE.
(Romans 6:19 NIV) …. Just as you used to offer yourselves as slaves to impurity and to ever-increasing wickedness, so now offer yourselves as slaves to righteousness leading to holiness.
√ The KEY word is: RELATIONSHIP.
(James 4:8 NLT) Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.