Living In Bondage
The first place bondage is mentioned is in... Exodus 1:14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
But let's start this with Exodus ....1:8 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. vs 9 And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we:
10 Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
11 Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses.
12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:
14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
In the above vs's is referring to the children of Israel, which came into Egypt where Joseph was already. And Joseph died, ( showing the death of Jesus ) and all his brethren, and all that generation.hen there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph. Under the leadership of Joseph ( Jesus) the children of Israel had grown to be a mighty and strong and a powerful nation. Joel 1:6 King James Version (KJV)
6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion. ( this nation was the Gentile nation. This nation rose up as a great lion. They were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions. There were twelve lions. ( apostles) at the beginning and multiplied and grew daily. Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith. Acts 12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied. Then there arose up a new king (Satan or Adam or pastor. All the same) over Egypt.)
Vs 10.... their enemies were Jesus and the apostles which were in grace. They were afraid that the Gentiles were going to join them and they would be able to defeat the Egyptians( law nation) Their enemies ( grace) had become a great nation. They had become very fruitful.
vs 11.... they set taskmasters ( pastors etc.) and they became slaves. That is what is happening in the church today. They are ruled over and have become slaves to their King. ( pastors etc) The people are living in bondage and they seem to like the bondage. They afflict them with their burdens. Paul said For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things.
Still on vs 11..... And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. ( they built them high places in all their cities and say " Look What I Have Done." Bring your goods or treasures and put in the storehouse and we will build more". ......They say "Seest thou these great buildings"? Yes, we do see those great buildings. But let me tell you something pastors etc. We are now your enemy and there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. Yes, I said that and so did Jesus. I have the authority by the word of God. I have the power or right to give orders. You with your organizations are coming down. I am not alone. There are others. We will destroy these temples that are made with hands. We will pull down these barns with their storehouses and you will not be able to build back. People in these barns you are in bondage. This is from God, get out while you can. Your Egypt built by Hebrew slaves are coming down. Yes, I was a Hebrew slave at one time, but I heard the voice of God call me to come out of Egypt and into the true Israel.
vs 12....... But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel. ( yes, we are becoming stronger and we will and are multiplying in number. Yes you are grieving because the true children of Israel are no longer Hebrew slaves.)
13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour ( as I said in the title, people you are living in bondage and it is only going to be a hardship, after hardship. You will be greatly afflicted.It is going to cause you to grow cold and colder in the Lord. Before long Rigor Mortis. Not a good site but true.
vs.... 14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour. ( hard bondage is you are going to become stubborn and stiff-necked and you will not listen to a true Israelite. Which I believe the church is already at that stage. You have a heavy yoke which these so-called men of God put on you and you are going to serve Egypt no matter what. In mortar is showing that you are in miry clay and there is no way to escape. Where is your so-called man of God? He is nowhere to be found because he also is on sinking sand. That old Jerusalem is falling down because the building was built on sinking sand also. They were using slime for mortar. They were using bricks for stones. The true church was built on 12 stones and has the chief cornerstone holding it up. 1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Revelation 21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
People once again you are living in bondage. Paul said Galatians 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? ( what did Paul just say? He said you desire again to be in bondage. I am so glad that I am not in bondage but have been set free by Jesus Christ.