Out of Egypt

When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt. Hosea 11:1

Fortold over 700 years before Jesus was born, another prophecy fulfilled when Joseph and Mary took the baby Jesus to Egypt to avoid King Herods murder of the innocent babies of Bethlehem. However this prophecy has a deeper meaning, as we understand the Old Testament is foreshadows of Christ and his New Covenant.

And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: Exodus 4:22

We must go back to the Exodus to understand what Christ has fulfilled and accomplished for us. The Israelites were in slavery to Egypt for over 400 years. Notice God calls Israel his Son, a foreshadow of Christ. God freed Israel from slavery through Moses and led them to the Promise Land (Israel)

Now you might ask, what does this have to do with me? The same way God used Moses to free the Israelites from slavery, God also used Christ to free us from slavery of sin and death. The Exodus was a complete foreshadow of Gods redemption plan through Jesus Christ

When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. Matthew 2:14-15

So by Mary and Joseph taking Jesus to Egypt and later returning to Nazareth, they fulfilled this Old Testament prophecy, which was confirmed by the Apostle Matthew. The Son of God, Jesus Christ, has freed of us of from the slavery of sin and death.

Our chains are gone, we have been set free! And Jesus will lead you to the Promise Land of the New Heavens and Earth (Revelation 22) Amen!

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