Why Did Moses Say: Let My People Go, That they may Worship ME?

Why Did Moses Say: Let My People Go, That they may Worship ME!?

1. For Worship, for Blood, and for Work. Egypt was the empire of the day. They demanded extreme amounts of idolatry and false worship, and they were stealing it from God. They also demanded a lot of innocent blood, and lot of profits for free labor. Those are two things that cry out to God from the earth according to James chapter 5. God wanted the Hebrews to be a kingdom of priests that worshipped Him. And he wanted their labor to be paid for.

2. For Liberty. If Moses had never said let my people go, God would have never had the opportunity to destroy Egypt with plagues and glorify himself. You have to demand liberty in order to walk in power. This is why Jesus said proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prisons to them that are bound. Within those proclamations is a challenge to the oppressor. Luke 4

3. For Protocol: No matter how spiritual you are, you will never have control over anyone else’s will. If you seek to control someone else’s will, you are a sorcerer operating in witchcraft, not in the Holy Spirit. So God sent Moses to ask Pharoah to change his heart and his will and his desire for worship and free labor from the Hebrews. Pharaoh hardened his heart, and only then could Egypt receive the plagues.

4. For Others: The Bible commands us to speak up on the behalf of those that are opressed and ready to die. It does not tell us to be comfortable in our prosperity and ignore the needs of the poor because they don’t have all the power that we have. This is why Moses left the palace to help his people. And later he left a comfortable position as a shepherd to go back to serve his people at 80 years old. Also See Proverbs 31.

To Summarize: worship and freedom are closely connected. Thats why God told Moses to say: “Let My People Go – THAT THEY MAY WORSHIP ME!” If you are not leading people into true worship you will not lead them into true freedom. And if you don’t have the heart to proclaim liberty to the captives, healing for the broken-hearted, and justice for the oppressed,  they will never follow your example in worship.

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