(Exodus 6:6-7 NIV) Therefore, say to the Israelites: “I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke (KNOW GOD\ SALVATION) of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves ( FIND FREEDOM) to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm (REDEEM / DISCOVER PURPOSE) and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, (PRAISE \ FULFILLMENT\MAKE A DIFFERENCE) and I will be your God. …
1) Forced as slaves to make bricks. √ You feel TRAPPED.
(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. √ You feel EMPTY.
3) Required them to collect their own straw. √ You feel EXHAUSTED.
1. HOW DID I GET HERE? 2. 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. √ The KEY word is: RELATIONSHIP.
(Romans 6:19 MSG) …. You can readily recall, can’t you, how at one time the more you did just what you felt like doing—not caring about others, not caring about God—the worse your life became and the less freedom you had? And how much different is it now as you live in God’s freedom, your lives healed and expansive in holiness?
(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.