Exodus 14:5 – And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled: and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?
Exodus 14:6 -And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
Exodus 14:7 -And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.
Hello readers, hope you are going well today. Does your owner want you back? Today I am trying to get back to shorter blogs, so I’m going to be a bit more to the point. When you get saved, it won’t take you long to realize that Pharaoh wants you back. The devil wants you back. And sin wants you back. How often we get right with God, but that old master comes for us.
Pharaoh OWNED Israel. They were his slaves in Egypt. He made them work. You know, a life of sin, that’s work. A life in the flesh, that’s work. He piled em up so full of tasks and burdens they had no time to think about another life, they couldn’t worship God. Satan doesn’t want you to serve God, he doesn’t want you free. If you are dead in your sins, if you are unsaved, make no mistake, your sin OWNS you.
They couldn’t serve God in Egypt. And you won’t be able to worship God if you are unsaved, if you are in Egypt. God needs to take you out of a few things. It starts with taking you out Satan’s kingdom. It starts with salvation. It was the Passover that broke Pharaoh’s hold on them. The blood of Jesus Christ, when you believe on him and what he’s done, when you just place your heart faith in him, Pharaoh doesn’t just let you go, he thrusts you out. He can’t get rid of you quick enough. Satan doesn’t like the blood of Jesus Christ.
But they got out of Egypt, and Pharaoh made another effort to get them back. The enemy isn’t going to stop coming for you Christian. And if you are entangled in the wilderness, he sure will catch you up. See, God wants you not to stay in the wilderness, but he wants to take you out of Egypt and not just leave you there, but he’s got a destination for you. See we repent of our sins AND believe on Jesus Christ for salvation from them. He doesn’t just take you out, he also brings you in. But unbelief killed them out in the wilderness. They murmured, they rebelled, they lusted, they rejected God, and they didn’t believe God.
But anyway. Your owner wants you back. Pharaoh wanted them back serving him. If God has given you deliverance from sin, you’ll realize that that sin is going to come back. So often we sin, repent, sin, repent, sin, repent. We can just live on a cycle. Indeed, Pharaoh himself repented everytime the plagues came, but as soon as they were done, he went right back to sinning. You see, we need to ask God to change us, to create in us a new heart as David said in Psalm 51. Take away that heart that had a heart for adultery. See, David knew the sin was just a symptom of an inner root cause. That’s why Jesus said ye must be born again. It’s always been about the new birth. That was the promise, because God wants to make you a new person.
Are you owned by your sin? Many people are owned by sin. We all have that in common. John 8:34 – Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. Sin is what stops people from believing on God. They love it, they can’t so no to it, and it’s got such a grip on them, they don’t WANT to say no. Sin can get such a hold on you you can’t imagine life without it. Look at how Israel behaved out in the wilderness. They turned back to Egypt in their hearts, they longed for Egypt … even though it was terrible there. Is your life of sin that great? But sin puts its hooks in, and your flesh loves it. What makes a man choose Christ over sin? Well that’s a man who has the grace of God abounding in his life. It’s a man who believes God, and whom God gives power over sin through Jesus Christ his Son, who did no sin. See, we can’t do it. They couldn’t deliver themselves… they were hopeless slaves. Four hundred long years… and no deliverance in sight. How many centuries of life would it take you to long for some deliverance?
We live in a world fixated on racism and so on. But the worst slavery is in the heart. And that applies to all of us, black and white. Those Hebrews were slaves in their heart. They got circumcised in the flesh, but in their spirit, their hearts were Egyptian. Sin is a problem that runs very deep. David sinned with Bathsheba, and what he wanted fixed was that heart that didn’t love God enough not to, and that heart which lusted after another man’s wife. Do you want deliverance from that kind of rotten heart? Behold, thou desireth truth in the inward parts!
Really, after all our justification and excuses and blaming, it’s because sin owns us. Pharaoh is our master. And black or white, if you are unsaved, you are under a cruel master. He’s using you to build his cities at your expense. The Egyptians cracked the whip and the Israelites worked. Do you want to be set free? You need God’s deliverance. Your owner doesn’t want to let you go. Sin, Satan, this world, they have a real hold on you. And they are going to keep coming back. It was at the Red Sea where they would no longer see them. See, God took them to a place where it was impossible for them to win. It was a miracle, God’s provision, God’s performance. All they had to do was stand. You know, when sin comes back, you need to trust God. Often sin comes back and we try our best and we lose, everytime. We need to, when the enemy is coming from every side, when we are between a rock and a hard place, we need to cry out to God for deliverance. If this thing isn’t real why bother. Dead religion can’t deliver you, but the living Saviour can.
Has your owner got you back? Many people know stuff is wrong and can’t beat it. Saved or not saved. Make no mistake, Satan and sin wants you back. They want to own you. They want to control you. They want to ruin you. They want you to serve them. You can’t serve God if they’ve got you. You need deliverance. And it was at the Red Sea that they saw them no more. That is the place of God’s mighty deliverance. God wants you to trust him. You won’t get victory if you don’t trust him. It’s that simple, just trust him according to his will and his promises found in his word. 1 John 5:4 – For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. If you are born again, if you live in faith, God will deliver you. They had victory over that owner that wanted them back. It was nothing they did, it was all God. We need God’s deliverance, he is the mighty one, he is the able one, and he wills to and wants to perform his promises to you. It is really is as simple as trusting in God’s word and his Son Jesus Christ. He breaks the owner’s hold on you, and he can plunge that owner into the depths of the sea, where also your sin belong, washed in the blood. The Red Sea, the place of impossible deliverance to our flesh, that place of real trust in Jesus Christ, that’s the place God needs to take you to finally see that sin and that master no more.
Exodus 15:1 – Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. You know, it is God that takes care of your owner. You don’t have to beat him. God does. The same blood that plunges Satan, your flesh, this world into the depths is the same blood that can save you. The same blood through which God has made a way of escape from the penalty, power, practice and presence of sin in your life. The deliverance is through the blood, it’s our deliverance and our past owner’s doom. You see, Pharaoh didn’t own them anymore. You don’t have to be reclaimed by him and that which you have been delivered from. Our sins are many, but Jesus took them, and through him we can go to God, just like that veil rent in two when Jesus died. You may have a sea of sin towering up before you, it looks impossible, but God can make a way through them, he can deliver you. It’s his power and his deliverance and his faithfulness… that’s what we gotta trust in. Micah 7:19 – He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. As the previous verse says, who is a God like unto thee? What God can do this, but the Lord God alone?
They didn’t deserve deliverance. If you read Exodus 14 you’ll see they instantly turned on Moses, out of their mouth tumbled accusations. We don’t deserve God’s grace, but you claim it today. Salvation and deliverance isn’t about what you can do, because you can’t do it, but you can choose to trust God, stand on his promises, and claim his grace. God took care of their owner, and later on he would take care of them. It’s a complete salvation folks. And it’s all by truly placing your faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Your owner might want you back, and the only way you get out from under him is God’s deliverance through his Son Jesus Christ. Believe on him with your heart, and he will save you from the cruel master of sin, of lies, of darkness, of this world, of Satan. And you will praise God, look, they finally praised God after the Red Sea, when God saves you, you’ll have something to sing about. You’ll have something to worship God for. He has triumphed gloriously, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, as in actually do it rather than thinking about doing it, and his deliverance can be yours.
Hi, my name is Joseph Zadow. I am a 30 y/o Bible Blogger. I was new to blogging once! God’s word is the best thing that we can be given, and once we have it and know it for ourselves it is both a privilege and responsibility to bring it to others! We are blessed to be a blessing! I am a sinner (for sure!) saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and I am a Lord Jesus Christ follower. He is faithful even though I rarely am to him. I believe the Bible is the word of God, and stake my life on it. My destination is heaven. As they say, I’m just a passin’ through this world… although most of the time it’s more like hangin’ by a thread in Jericho! I love playing sports – particularly cricket… I currently work on an orchard and a side hobby business of mine is growing vegetables etc – they are good for you! I love writing. Always happy to talk, so feel free to leave a comment. You can read more about me and my blog here – kjvbibletruth.com/about :)