Exodus 3:8 “And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.”
God was (and is) the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Their descendants in Egypt were God’s chosen people already, they just hadn’t been set free yet.
God told Moses that He would set His people free; deliver them from the hand of the Egyptians. The deliverance would ultimately take them to a ‘good & large land’ (a wide place).
Never mind Luther’s Babylonian captivity, the modern Church seems still to be languishing in Egypt – still enslaved by the lusts and desires and ego-centered living of the 21st century.
God wants us to find in experience that deliverance which was in fact won for us at Calvary.
“Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.” Galatians 1:4
It may not be an easy move, but it’s there for the taking by the grace of God. Moses had a long way to go, but the promise was made and the way was open. So too for each of us and for the Church as a whole the way is open, won by the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, our Head. Let us, therefore move out of Egypt and take our first steps towards the promised land…