The Lord said to Moses, 2 ‘Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.’
3 Then Moses said to the people, ‘Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the Lord brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast.
As we will see next time, the experience of salvation at the Exodus was personal; but we see in verse 3, it also happened to a people. This deliverance was both corporate and individual. It happened to people, and it also happened to a people. (Michael Griffiths observed that some Christians seem to think they’re going to fly solo all the way to heaven. But, in fact, it will be formation flying all the way.)
However, the slavery they had to endure was so great, and the power of the Egyptian oppressor so strong and cruel, that it took “a mighty hand” to free them (verse 3; see also vv.9, 14 and 16).
A number of people in our church pray for ‘revival’ every Thursday morning. We are asking to see God’s “mighty hand” at work, setting many people free from the slavery of sin right here and now in our own generation. Will you join us in praying for a move of God that is so obviously God that God gets all the glory?
PRAYER: “Summon your might, O God. Display your power, O God, as you have in the past.” (Psalm 68:28 ‘NLT’)
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