The land of Egypt was a place where God’s people where held as slaves with great burdens upon them to work for Pharaoh in the building of his kingdom. The story of this people is a good one for us today, found in the book of Exodus. For like them, we too are slaves to Egypt in working for Pharaoh to build up his kingdom. For Egypt is a picture of the world and Pharaoh is the picture of Satan. Christ came to set us free from this bondage that was sentenced to us and to protect us from the wrath that is incurs. The trouble is, though we may accept Christ’s gift to us of freedom, we do not rid ourselves of the world so we may actually claim this freedom. For the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one – and when we continue to love the world, we are subject to its ruler and join him to build his kingdom. But we as the people of God must come out from this land of Egypt! For we cannot serve two masters as Jesus tells us:
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Matt 6:24
We are told who is the ruler of this world, or Egypt of today in 1 John 5:19
We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
Satan is the ruler of this world and to take part in his kingdom is to be an enemy of God.
Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. James 4:4
We as God’s people must not think that we are somehow immune to becoming infected with sin when we continue to partake in its doings. Romans 1:18-32 clearly tells us that to even approve of such sins as it lists is to be as good as one who commits them. So when we allow our eyes to watch sin, as entertainment – are we not also counted as partaking in these sins? I believe that we have become hardened and now adopt a complacency within our Christianity, or what is described as being lukewarm people by Jesus’s own words in Rev 3
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. 16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
This is what happens when we attempt to be ‘Christian’ by living in both worlds that of Satan’s Kingdom and that of the Kingdom of God. As you read, this is not pleasing to God.
As a believer in Christ I think it be correct in admonishing all who would follow after Him to if not already, to begin making the journey out of Egypt, the land of the dead where nothing of God dwells. For it is a matter of our first priority – always. Let us walk together in the Promised Land of Jesus Christ who brings us to our true place of rest.
And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. Rev 18:4