“…and was there until the death of Herod that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called my son…” —Matthew 2:15 (NKJV)

As many of us have given our lives to Christ, God says we are His sons. A good look at the opening text tells us that God said, “Out of Egypt I called my son.” This statement was concerning Jesus Christ and the heirs of salvation. Jesus was in Egypt for some time in his early life while they tried to escape Herod’s attempt to kill the Child. But after Herod was dead, God commanded his parents to leave Egypt, because the time for hiding was over. This, of course, was a shadow of what God wanted to do with His people. For Jesus to successfully bring the sons of God out of Egypt, He had to be there physically, and when He came out of Egypt, we were in him and came out with him. Perhaps you’re wondering where Egypt is or what Egypt represents. Egypt signifies a place of slavery or bondage to the systems of this present world. In the Old Testament, we see that while the children of Israel were in Egypt, they cried to God to save them from their sufferings. God said, “…I have surely seen the oppression of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. So I have come to deliver them out of the hands of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey…” Exodus 3:7-8 (NKJV). 

The scripture above shows us that God was concerned for his people, so He called them out of their sufferings, and when He called them out, they were out for good. No more going back to Egypt; no more staying in that place of torment or sorrow, they started their journey with God to the promised land. Now, we are sons of God, and the day we gave our lives to Christ, we were called out of Egypt (the world). And God expects you to be completely out of Egypt, not going back to those things that kept you in bonds or separated you from God. Sometimes, believers who have been made free go back to Egypt in their minds; they behave like they are still slaves in Egypt and refuse to exercise their rights in Christ. You have been called out of Egypt now, so you are free, you are no longer a slave. Don’t make yourself a slave to sin or ungodly appetites and cravings; don’t make yourself a slave to the elements of this world because you have overcome them. Take charge of your life and reign in life. Live your life to the fullest and enjoy a worry free life today. No more stepping your legs in Egypt; stay in the Promised Land. Amen!

TODAY’S RHEMA

No more stepping your legs in Egypt, stay in the Promised Land.

CONFESSION FOR THE DAY

Thank you, Father, for calling me out of Egypt. I am in the Promised Land now—the land filled with milk and honey. I will enjoy this new place you have kept me, and I will not look back or go back to Egypt in my mind, in Jesus’ Name. Amen!

Categories: April 2023

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