Come Out of Egypt

David CerulloBy David Cerullo8 Minutes

When I see all the blessings and breakthroughs offered to us in God’s appointed times, I have a hard time understanding why everyone wouldn’t be eager to participate.

Are you in need of more assurance of God’s forgiveness and favor today? Is there some difficult situation in your health, finances, emotions, or relationships that you need deliverance from? Have you come to the end of yourself, needing a new beginning in your life?

The first Passover marked the Israelites’ deliverance from 430 years of captivity in Egypt. God’s people were told to describe this event in simple but powerful terms: “By strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage” (Exodus 13:14).

For generations, the Israelites had suffered cruel oppression—but that was about to change in sudden and dramatic fashion. God promised Moses:

I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant … I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you as My people, and I will be your God … And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage (Exodus 6:5–8).

Perhaps these great promises also apply to your life today. As you await your breakthrough, maybe you need God to bring you out from under your burdens … to rescue you from some kind of bondage … to show you His supernatural redemption … and to bring you into your spiritual inheritance. That’s exactly what He wants to do for you!

And never forget that during the first Passover feast, the Israelites weren’t just released from slavery, as wonderful as that was. They also unexpectedly received great abundance when they “stripped the Egyptians of their wealth” (Exodus 12:36 NLT).

Although the Israelites had been robbed of their blessings for centuries, they left their captivity with unimaginable riches and prosperity. Instead of still being hard-pressed slaves with little to call their own, they were abundantly blessed with silver, gold, clothing, and livestock.

What an amazing turnaround! And it’s a powerful illustration of God’s desire to reverse your negative circumstances and bless you beyond your wildest dreams. Even if you have been in some kind of spiritual, financial, or relational captivity for a long time, your breakthrough can come with stunning speed.

Expect His Promises

Proverbs 13:22 promises, “The wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.” However, I’ve met many Christians who can quote that great promise, yet they seem unable to experience its fulfillment in their lives. Could it be that they need to return to what the Israelites did when they plundered the Egyptians during the first Passover celebration?

Remember, God has appointments to bless you. When you follow His instructions, you can confidently expect His amazing promises to be fulfilled in your life.

Just as God supernaturally intervened to bless the children of Israel during Passover, He wants to stretch out His mighty hand to bring you into His land of abundance today.

Whatever turnaround you need in your life—your special season of blessings can begin when you honor God and celebrate the Feast of Passover as He asked.

In Exodus 23, God promises specific Passover blessings to you if you will obey Him, celebrate Passover, and come before Him with a special Passover offering. Scriptures say, He will send an angel before you to guard you … be an enemy to your enemies … prosper you … remove sickness from you … prevent death before your appointed time … give you increase and an inheritance … and return what was lost to the enemy. And this is just the beginning.

Would you like to claim these amazing promises over your life? Do you need a season of fruitfulness and favor? As you come before the Lord with your Passover offering, exercise your faith to believe God to release His Passover blessings in your life!

Now Is Your Time

Whether you need a breakthrough in your health, finances, emotions, or relationships, NOW is God’s appointed time to come to your aid—if you obey Him. God still promises that if we follow His Word, He will guide us, provide for us, heal us, keep us safe, and set us free!

During the first Passover, the Israelites sprinkled the blood of an unblemished lamb on the doorposts of their homes. This protected them from the death angel that struck the Egyptians.

Do you see how beautifully this foreshadows what Jesus did for us on the cross? As God’s spotless Passover Lamb, He shed His blood to purchase our salvation, protection, and favor.

And just as Passover struck a devastating blow to the false gods of the Egyptians, the cross forever crippled Satan’s evil kingdom: “Having disarmed principalities and powers, [Christ] made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:15).

As God delivered the Israelites from “the house of bondage” (Exodus 13:14) at Passover, He has delivered us from our bondage through the cross and resurrection of Jesus: “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son” (Colossians 1:13 ESV). Once again, God brought us OUT of slavery to sin so that He could bring us INTO the Promised Land of His Kingdom!

Friend, this is where your victory comes from. As you apply the blood of Jesus Christ by faith to the doorposts of your heart, you can forever end the accuser’s right to torment you (Revelation 12:10–11).

This month can be your appointed time to take back what the enemy has stolen and escape from his bondage once and for all.

God Bless You!