Lockdown To Freedom

It is easy to take it for granted that the Israelites were merely constrained to Goshen at the height of the plagues in Egypt. No! they were practically on lockdown in Goshen, the slave master and taskmaster had no opportunity to demand for their labour. Three days of thick darkness covered the land and none could move nor see each other (Ex.10:23); it was so severe that the Lords of Egypt had to plead with Pharaoh to let them go -Ex.10:7. Interestingly this was to be their one and final lockdown. Their next opportunity to open the gates of Goshen was an exit into freedom, to a promise land flowing with milk and honey to experience a glorious end to slavery and struggle.

The present global lockdown can be considered as a setup by God to awake his children from their slumber, partake in their “passover meal” and be ready for their exit into the promised land and eternal home with Christ!

“For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.” -Exodus 12:12

The Lord passed through the land of Egypt and their release was executed. The powers of Egypt and the gods of the land could not hold back anymore! Beloved, the Lord will soon pass through the earth with the voice of the archangel (1Thess.4:16) and the powers of the earth will be shaken to the point that they lose their capacity to hold back. Then, we will be on our exit flight to the promise land, our eternal home! Our time of departure is much nearer than when we believed (Rm.13:11b). It is time to take Christ, our passover without malice, strife or any form of wickedness 1Cor.5:8, it is time to partake of his flesh and blood. The final plague that will set the Church free is around the corner and our security is in being sealed with the blood of the lamb.

TODAY, if we will hear the voice of the Spirit saying come, come unto me all ye that labour. . .Mt.11:28, the voice of the Spirit enjoining all to leave the works of darkness and put on the armour of light Rm.13:12. Are you ready?

Pastor Femi Olawale
Country Coordinator & Regional Pastor