OUR LORD FREES US FROM SLAVERY
In the book of Exodus, the account of Moses being sent by God to redeem the children of Israel is told.
Our Lord had heard the cries of His people as they travailled under the yoke of oppression and slavery and He prepared Moses to be the one who went into Egypt to carry God's power for the deliverance of Israel.
As the children of Israel were getting to the last stages of their deliverance, their enemies wanted to recapture them and destroy them. A terrifying display of God's power in protecting His people is described in Exodus 15 verse 3 - 11.
The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is his name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his army he has hurled into the sea.
The best of Pharaoh’s officers are drowned in the Red Sea. The deep waters have covered them; they sank to the depths like a stone. Your right hand, Lord, was majestic in power.
Your right hand, Lord, shattered the enemy. “In the greatness of your majesty you threw down those who opposed you.
You unleashed your burning anger; it consumed them like stubble. By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up.
The surging waters stood up like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.
The enemy boasted, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them.
I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my sword and my hand will destroy them.’
But you blew with your breath, and the sea covered them. They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
Who among the gods is like you, Lord? Who is like you— majestic in holiness, awesome in glory,
The Lord's power is demonstrated in the defence of His people in this passage.
There is none too strong that can defeat Him so His people are safe in Him.
Any oppression that the enemy place on God's people is subject to the authority and power of our Lord and He supersedes His enemies with power and knowledge and we, His people, are freed from enslavement by our God.