Jesus Saved You Out of Egypt

Remember that Jesus called you as His people. He saved you out of Egypt. He wants a relationship with you.

“Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day”

Jude 5,6

Remember, Jesus saved you out of Egypt. The person writing this is Jesus’s own relative. Identified as his brother, Jude was either Jesus’s half-brother or first cousin. In life, he rejected Jesus. But he then embraced Him and called Jesus “Lord.” Jude reminds us that it was Jesus who rescued the Israelites.

There are days when we are reminded of and confronted with evil in the world. On those days we need to remember Jesus is in control. He mourns with us, but he has plans we may not understand. Throughout time and history, however, Jesus has been with us.

Jesus rescued us out of Egypt and sought us as His people. He has kept angel “who did not stay within their own position of authority” in eternal chains and he will return for the day of judgment.

God is in control. Even in the chaos of the day there is a plan we do not see.

Do not take comfort in the world, but take comfort in Jesus. He holds us and loves us and will one day gather us. Just as he, in this world, was rejected, tortured, abused, and killed, we get no escape from the horrors of this world.

We have one thing that separates us from Jesus though. On that cross, Jesus was totally abandoned. “Why have you forsaken me,” he cried out. We never have to cry that. He will not forsake you or abandon you even in the darkness and evil of this world.

Remember, Jesus saved you out of Egypt and sought you as his people.

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Yehudit
Yehudit

Erick,

I really admire your convictions, love of family, and conservative values. I listen to your show almost every day and get the Resurgens emails. I’m grateful for your insights and hearing the scoop from your many connections in Washington and elsewhere.

Having read this article, my soul cries out. Passover begins in a few short hours and I will be attending an Orthodox Seder. I cannot be silent.
I have no doubt that your studies and beliefs are as you have written, but with your pen mightier than the sword you have accomplished what the Egyptians could not - wiped out the Jewish people. You have taken the text from the Torah and interpreted it such a way that simply erases Jewish existence. I am incredulous.
I would like to point out that in Judaism the messiah is a human being, born if human parents with a divine gift for understanding SECOND ONLY TO MOSES, not greater.
Jews have 613 Commandments but only require that non-Jews adhere to the Seven Noahide Laws. We are not an exclusive club, and believe righteousness can be within all people - there is a place for all in “the World to Come.”
This article communicates to me that Jews are of no matter because you say Jesus did it all. He made all the plagues and miracles, he parted the
Sea of Reeds.
Goodness Gracious!
I guess I should thank you that on the first night of Passover, I will love my people, our beliefs and practices, and Hashem more than ever.
Best Wishes to you and your family, readers, and listeners for a meaningful and happy observance of your holiday of Easter.
To my fellow Jews:
Baruch HaShem! Happy Passover!

Jack_Krevin
Jack_Krevin

No. That is what you believe will happen. Truthfully we don't know what happens because no one has ever come back to tell the tale. Maybe it will happen like you think or maybe we'll both have to justify ourselves before Odin or perhaps we'll just wink out. Personally I don't see much point in worrying about it. We can't change the universe and whatever will be will be.

NWRED
NWRED

I haven't seen anyone go so fast between the exodus and the crucifixion. As God's son son Christ was with God from the beginning. Christ was in human form for a time so he could relate to the humans God had created. The Jewish people were up and down, depending on how they were following God. God created humans with free will. There is the commandment not to commit adultery. How do you explain multiple wives, concubines and harlots? Between the Old and New Testaments the culture change to a degree. Marriage meant one man one women. Jesus Christ did not cancel the law but came to fulfill the law.. One message from Christ was the law was the right thing to do, not because it was the law. We have the commandments from the Old Testament, plus a few dealing with the love of others. We have the commandments plus ," The The Great Commission." The two are in conflict, if one does not come up with guidelines, there are some absolutes. Contact and associating are not sins, it is the other actions that produce the sin. Be in the world but not of the world. Some will hate the Christian. Christ has given a plan for redemption, he can be very patient. There is a hell, but that is not what Jesus Christ wants for us.

Billie
Billie

Yes, you're free to choose to live the life you want the way you want it, the problem which you don't seem to recognize is that once it's over, it's the deity that will judge you. And regardless what you believe, that my friend is what will happen.

Jack_Krevin
Jack_Krevin

Shrug. To each his own I guess. I find it more comforting to know that my life is mine to control. That my problems are, largely, the result of my actions or inactions. Not the whims of a deity.