OUR LORD THE DELIVERER
When the children of Israel were in Egypt, they had absolutely no hope of escaping the bonds of slavery.
The Egyptians held the power of life and death over them and in fact carried out programs of infanticide to keep the Israelite population under control.
The children of Israel, in their powerlessness and misery, called out to God to save them.
"During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God."
- Exodus 2 verse 23.
The Lord heard their cry and began unfurling an elaborate plan to bring about the redemption of the children of Israel.
This entailed the preparation of Moses and the direct action of God on the Egyptians to bring about the freeing of the slaves so they could leave and return to the land promised to them.
In our time, we find ourselves in the same predicament where we are in bondage to sin and suffer under the laws of sin and death. We have no way to save ourselves but with contrite hearts, we cry out to God and He hears us and carries out the plan for deliverance that was gained for us through the death of Jesus our Lord on the cross. As it says in the book of Romans chapter 2,
"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh, so that the requirement of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit." - Romans 2 verse 2 - 4
We are freed from the law of sin and death and brought into the marvelous light of freedom in the Spirit.