The Conflict of Egypt
“Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. And I will bring you to the land I swore with uplifted hand to give to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob. I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD.’” Exodus 6: 6-8
As news headlines spread across the world, the people of the nation of Egypt are thrust into terror, fear and more oppression by a government that seems to reflect the story of Pharaoh in the book of Exodus. It seems this once great civilization, the great Egyptian empire of history is today a land of turmoil and desperation. Millions of people marching in the streets of Cairo demanding a thing called “Freedom”. As it was for the nation of Israel centuries ago when a humble broken man called Moses, a man with a speech impediment and criminal record stood up to a corrupt Pharaoh and declared “Let my people go!” That same cry resonates through the streets today. As lawlessness increases it will be many innocent people who suffer. As for the Israelites.. it is the same for the nations who follow Islam. It is the same for all religions and even for atheists and agnostics and animists… There will never be peace or freedom until we we come to that place of knowing who Jesus Christ is and what He has done for humanity. Moses was a broken man but he knew his strength was in trusting God. He lead the people of Israel to safety and freedom from the Egyptian leaders and into a 40 year faith journey in the wilderness! To freedom and eventually the promised land.