Pesach- Have You Had Enough of Egypt Yet? Is the Hard Bondage Intensifying?

My eyes and heart have been drawn to this portion of scripture during this week of Passover:


Exodus 2:23-25 And it came to be after these many days that the sovereign of Mitsrayim died. And the children of Yisra’ěl groaned because of the slavery, and they cried out. And their cry came up to Elohim because of the slavery. And Elohim heard their groaning, and Elohim remembered His covenant with Aḇraham, with Yitsḥaq, and with Ya‛aqoḇ. And Elohim looked on the children of Yisra’ěl, and Elohim knew! (TS2009)


Are you crying out for the Redeemer to come yet or are you still happy living in this world?

The children of Israel had been under the bondage of slavery for quite some time at this point but this is the first time that scripture records that they cried out to Elohim for deliverance.


Notice that scripture seems to indicate that their hard bondage of labor had intensified. Had it not intensified they may have never cried out to be delivered but just accepted and adapted to life in Egypt forever. After all, scripture records that no matter what Pharaoh did to them that they continued to prosper and multiply.

Most followers of Messiah Yeshua, and even non-Messianic Jews, have adapted quite well to living in this world. We have prospered, bore children, built our homes and in many countries lived without threats of persecution. Even in those countries and seasons when persecution has come we have managed to overcome and move on with our lives, all the while assimilating to some degree to the sinful culture around us.

Adonai made it more difficult on the children of Israel so that they would want a redeemer to come and deliver them. If we are to experience the greater second exodus that the prophet Jeremiah speaks about then do you not think that our bondage will also intensify before our redeemer comes to rescue us?


Did Yeshua, our Redeemer, not warn us of these things that were to come? Did not the early church experience these things? Is it not these very trials and persecutions that will refine us as a precious metal in the fire? Does not Peter tell us:


I Peter 4:12-13. Beloved ones, do not be surprised at the fiery trial that is coming upon you, to try you, as though some unusual matter has befallen you, but as you share Messiah’s sufferings, rejoice, in order that you might rejoice exultingly at the revelation of His esteem. (TS2009)


Why is it that most modern denominations teach their congregants that they are going to be whisked away in a rapture and miss the last days tribulation when the Bible clearly indicates that these things will happen, and have happened, throughout the centuries and that Elohim uses these things to refine His people? These trials and tribulations are not the wrath of God of which His children will not partake.


The world is getting darker! The evil is growing! As in the days of Noah (Genesis chapter 6) is upon us, persecution is increasing, the hour is near, the cries will begin when it is no longer fun or enjoyable to live here in this Egypt! These cries won’t take place in one or two nations or localities but on a world wide scale His children will soon begin to cry out in one accord for the great and mighty Elohim of heaven and earth to send a redeemer!

Then and only then...... will He, the Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the Messiah, Yeshua, come and redeem His people from their heavy bondage, and every eye will see Him and every knee will bow, and the whole world will go up to Jerusalem to worship Him and to learn of His ways, for Torah shall go forth from that place!

He is waiting on the bride to say in one accord: COME! Hoshia-na!


Happy Pesach week! Leisa

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