The Yoke Of Bondage

Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Messiah has made us free, and don’t be entangled again in the yoke of bondage.

When the Israelites left Egypt. They stood at the edge of the Red Sea and complained to Moses. ‘Why did you take us out of Egypt? Now we will die in the wilderness.” After they had crossed the Red Seanad had seen God destroy the armies of Pharaoh, they arrived at the edge of the Promised Land. The spies returned bearing new of giants and walled cities and claimed that the inhabitants were too mighty to overcome. After hearing the news, the people cried and said, “Let us make a captain, and let us return to Egypt” (Numbers 14:4).

Even though they had lived in slavery and were persecuted even to the point of having their sons killed when they were born, some people were afraid and wanted to return to that horrible situation.

God had miraculously freed them from Pharaoh, allowed then to walk across the Red Sea on dry land, and led then to the Promised Land, but they wanted to return to the bondage of Egypt. We might look at their reaction and rightly call it ridiculous, but how many times do we do the same thing? God Miraculously saved us from sin, gave us a new life in Him and promised that we will spend eternity in Heaven with Him, but we reject everything He has done for us and turn back to the sins from which we were saved.

We were slaves to sin, but through Christ we have been set free. Why would we place ourselves back under that bondage? We now have the opportunity to live our lives in service to God. We can’t allow ourselves to be dragged back into those things which once help us prisoners.

God wanted the Israelites to enter the Promised Land and conquer it. However, because of their unbelief, they were forced ti wanted in the wilderness for 40- years and were not able to have all God wanted from them. A 3-week journey took them 40-years in the desert because of their unbelief . Seeing this account and knowing what had happened we still allow ourselves to go back into the bondage of sin, we will not be able to do what God wants us to accomplish either,

We are asked by God toe examine ourselves to see if we are starting to become entangled with the things of the world. If we leave those things behind and choose to follow Christ. When we do, we will Elgin to see what amazing things He has in store for you,

When i think back about the circumstances and struggles i have been through, my childhood trauma’s like being burned over 60% of my body, the physical and emotional abuse I suffered, along with malnutrition, the dangerous situations I’ve been exposed to, the cancer I was healed from. I can clearly see God has had His hand on me my entire life. Maybe when you think back you will be able to relate.

I made a promise to God that I would follow Him, because He has watched over me, that I would not go down into the grave. I can not and will not go back into the bondage I was in before. God has given me strength to fight the giants in my life even when there seemed no way out, with God I was able to find a way out.

With the world the way it is today, I thank Him every day that He is my Savior and my strength. Because without Him there is no hope.

I urge to to get on the path to get yourself out of the bondage Satan has you in.

And Moses said unto the people. Remember this day, in which you came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten (leaven bread symbolizes sin) .

Exodus 13:3

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