God Saw the Affliction of His People (Week 4)
The story of the Israelites in Egypt and their exodus out of the nation that enslaved them for 400 years is one full of miracles. First there is the salvation of baby Moses from certain death by Pharaoh’s daughter and his royal upbringing in the royal household. Then there is God’s revelation to Moses from the burning bush, directing him to return to Egypt and tell Pharaoh to let His people go.
The plagues are nothing less than spectacular and build up to the climactic death of the firstborn of every household not marked by the blood of the lamb. And none of that compares to the parting of the Red Sea and the drowning of the Egyptian army!
But the greatest miracle of all is how this story is a natural demonstration of the salvation and spiritual deliverance available to us through Christ. Jesus is our Passover Lamb, and it is through His blood applied upon the doorposts of our lives that we are protected as part of His family. As we then follow Him, he frees us from all of our spiritual enemies.
What an amazing God we have! He acted out on the Egyptian stage the very story Jesus would fulfill 2,000 years later. This is why millions of people the world over have found encouragement and inspiration in the Exodus story.
For a more in-depth discussion of this miracle of miracles, join me for this episode of the Out of Zion podcast, “God Saw the Affliction of His People.” Walk Thru the Bible with me each week by downloading our Bible reading plan, and get started reading right away!
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Dr. Susan Michael is host of the Out of Zion podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network.
About this episode:
This week we will discuss the phenomenal story of the Exodus. God saw the affliction of His people and raised up Moses to lead them to freedom. While the events described are miraculous, they also serve as an astounding foreshadow of the salvation and spiritual freedom brought to millions through Jesus. This episode complements the daily readings from our Walk Thru the Bible reading plan for February 22-28, covering Exodus 1-20; 23-24.
Going Deeper in Week 4: Evidence of the Exodus
Susan interviews Tim Mahoney, film producer of Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus and Patterns of Evidence: The Red Sea. Find out about the possible locations for the events of the exodus and the Red Sea crossing.