Ex.12:40,41 – Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years—on that very same day—it came to pass that all the armies of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
What a strange feeling, the Jewish people of the world are sitting in their homes in isolation (like the rest of us in Corona- vill) celebrating Passover and waiting for deliverance from the present plague. One of the things they reflect on during this season was their deliverance from Egyptian bondage. After 430 years of slavery they were delivered in one day. Not only was there a sudden deliverance, they came out loaded down with God’s provision as the Egyptians basically paid them extravagantly to leave. For those of us who are locked up in our secret place in Christ (not just social distancing) there will not only be sudden deliverance, we will also spoil the land of Egypt. Don’t be surprised at the inheritance you come out of the present day crisis with. We will not only be delivered from this uncomfortable, prison like existence, we will come out loaded with the Egyptians silver and gold. Here is how the Expositor’s Commentary describes this passage.
“The Israelites, likewise, would see the coming of God’s deliverance. Here the exodus event was taking place. The Lord told the Israelites to be ready, and they were. The time finally came for them to leave Egypt. As the Israelites left the land, they pillaged the Egyptians as God commanded, receiving their gold and silver. This was a sign of God’s faithfulness to keep His word. Through Israel’s many hardships and struggles, God had remained faithful. Deliverance had arrived, and He had provided for His people. This points us to the greater exodus we have in the gospel. We have a King who vacated a grave and gave gifts to men. He gives us the spoils of His ultimate victory.”
As the Jews are celebrating Passover, we Christians are celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord. When Christ was crucified on the cross, our sins were washed away but something more astounding than that was being unfolded. We were also crucified with Christ. That old nature; that person I once was, was also nailed to the cross. I have been crucified with Christ. This is the very source of my deliverance. My old life is not only forgiven, it is destroyed. My inheritance is greater than anyone can know; my inheritance is Christ Himself.