Free from the Burden of Egypt

We are free from the fallen world and burden of Egypt! At least, that’s the case for those we put their faith in the name of Jesus Christ.

Last post we talked about how the world was in complete bondage to sin. Adam gave the devil control over this world and with it all of creation was under bondage to sin. The devil created taskmasters to afflict bondage on God’s people (addiction to sin) and set them to build treasure cities (the world’s system). 

In case you missed it, checkout our discussion of the Bondage to Sin in Egypt.

Post Highlights

Today we are talking about what Jesus did as He walked this earth. What did Jesus come to do? 

Hint: He came to destroy the burden of Egypt – the works of the devil –  and restore our relationship with God according to 1 John 3:8.

For those of you who are too busy to read the whole post, here are the highlights.

Post Outline

  1. The fallen world was a burden that all who lived in it felt.
    1. “The Burden of Egypt”
  2. The Lord Jesus came to this earth to remove the burden of Egypt.
    1. “…the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud…”
      1. The shekinah glory of the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary and the Lord Jesus came to this earth through the door way into the earth … a woman. 
    2. Luke 1:35 KJV
    1. The Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and the Lord “road in on a cloud”. 
  3. What did Jesus do when he was on the Earth?
    1. “The idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence”
      1. Money – Matthew 21:12-13
      2. Pride – John 13:1-17
      3. Houses – Luke 9:58
      4. Family and Friends – Matthew 12:46-50
      5. Jobs – Matthew 4:18-22
      6. Sickness – Acts 10:38
      7. Death – John 11:43
  4. The heart of Egypt – demonic powers – melted at His very presence
    1. Mark 5:7-8 KJV
      1. 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
    2. Luke 4:34 KJV
    3. Luke 4:41 KJV
  5. On the cross, Jesus destroyed the curse of sin – it has been broken!
    1. Galatians 3:13 KJV
    1. Isaiah 19:3 KJV
  6. Free from poverty, sickness and spiritual death. We are free from the burden of Egypt!

Foundation Scripture

1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.

3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

Isaiah 19:1,3 KJV

The fallen world was a burden that all who lived in it felt.

Let’s first look at that phrase “The burden of Egypt.” 

The curse of sin covered the earth.  Before Jesus came and took the keys to death and hell, God’s power on this earth was limited.  Satan was the counterfeit ruler of this earth because Adam committed high treason and gave dominion of the earth to Satan.  

This is something we have covered in depth up to this point in our other posts.  You can check them out to see more about how Satan was ruling this earth before Jesus came. 

The Lord Jesus came to this earth to free us from the “Burden of Egypt”

Our foundational verse says, “…the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud…”.  Jesus came riding into this earth through the doorway to the sheepfold – a woman.  He came through the virgin Mary into this earth as the rightful heir to the authority and power that He possesses through the bloodline of King David and the covenant made with Abraham. 

Jesus is all God and all man.  The sin nature we all face is passed through the male line, but Jesus came through the Holy Spirit and a woman.  He skipped the sin nature and came into the world free from sin!

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Luke 1:35 KJV

The Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary and the Lord “road in on a cloud” when the shekinah glory of God came into the room where she was.

Jesus came to destroy the works of the Devil – Burden of Egypt

You see “… the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence,…”.  When Jesus came on the scene, everything changed. These are just a few of the things that moved in the presence of Jesus.

Death – yes even death – moved at the presence of Jesus.  Everything that the world tried to exalt above God came below Him.  Jesus shined a light on the things that really matter.

The heart of Egypt – demonic powers – melted at His very presence

41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.

Luke 4:41 KJV

The very “heart of Egypt” melted at the presence of Jesus because they knew the authority and power that Christ has.  Those spirits who ruled the earth before Christ took back his authority from them, trembled and quaked.  

Because they knew that Jesus was the rightful ruler of the Earth and that it was only a matter of time before He defeated them, demons trembled when Jesus came in the room. 

Here are just three of many different places where demons tremble at the sound of Jesus’ name.

  1.  Mark 5:7-8 KJV
    1. 7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.
  2. Luke 4:34 KJV
    1. 34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
  3. Luke 4:41 KJV
    1. 41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.

On the cross, Jesus destroyed the curse of sin – it has been broken!

The curse of sin is broken and we have perfect liberty.

You see demons are helpless at the sound of Jesus’ name.  Jesus rendered them helpless when He went to the cross and defeated them. 

15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Colossians 2:15 KJV

He humiliated them and now they have no power!  They walk about trying to lie and deceive us into thinking they run the show, but in Jesus they’re defeated. 

13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

Galatians 3:13 KJV

We are bought back.  We are part of the family of God never to be removed again. Jesus took our place and became sin so that we might be made righteous in HIM. 

That’s what Isaiah is talking about when it says…

3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

Isaiah 19:3 KJV

The curse of sin is broken!  Those who have called on the name of Jesus are free from bondage!  

We are free from poverty, sickness and spiritual death. We are free from the burden of Egypt!

Jesus is calling YOU

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:29-30 KJV

The Lord is calling to you today. The burden of sin is heavy. We cannot do it on our own. That is why Jesus had to come to the earth and take our place.

A life free from sin isn’t earned or deserved. Instead it’s a free gift that Jesus gave us because He loves us and wants a relationship with us, but it’s not up to Him anymore.

Jesus is waiting on you and I to take the next step toward Him. Jesus loves us and therefore He won’t ever force Himself on us.

I begins with a decision.

The Bible says if we believe in our hearts and confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord we will be saved (Romans 10:9-10).

It really is just that simple.

Prayer of Salvation

“Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead, and I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus Name, Amen.”

Prayer of Salvation

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