At the end of the 430 years, to the very day, all the Lord’s divisions left Egypt.
The church is “the Lord’s.”
It is also the Lord’s army. The use of the word “divisions” may suggest this.
As I reflected on the idea, some words of an old cliff Richard song came to mind:
‘… Sunday finds me curled in bed
I can hear the Sally Army in the old town square
I can hear their brass and chorus’s, they fill the air
And I wonder why they do it when there’s no-one ever there
… Moments later, out of bed goes me and I’m gazing out the window in the morning light
And the lasses in their bonnets makes a pretty sight
And I thought if that’s an army, it’s a funny way to fight
… But its an empty life if you’ve got no purpose
And your lost and feel your on your own
And if I told my work mates, they’d have said I’d gone barmy
When I ran down the stair to join the Salvation Army
Oh it was love that I could depend upon
And all of my emptiness had gone.’
‘And I thought if that’s an army, it’s a funny way to fight’
It certainly was. Look especially at 14:13,14.
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4