Faith & Insight: John 14:6: Have you experienced the Exodus?

Ken Haskins

Ken Haskins

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Exodus is the account of the newly freed children of Abraham leaving the slavery of Egypt behind. This narrative has inspired and continues to inspire countless people.
Every year, millions observe the Passover and recount the inspiring story of deliverance, freedom and of the long march to the land of promise. Abolitionists found hope and inspiration in the biblical account.
Escaped slave Harriet Tubman came to be known as "Moses" as she made 13 missionary trips to rescue approximately 70 slaves.
Civil rights leaders, many of whom were clergymen, made liberal use of the Exodus account. Martin Luther King, Jr., borrowing from the experience of Moses, declared that he had "been to the mountaintop" and that he had "seen the promised land."
In the fullness of time, God sent his son, a prophet, like Moses, Jesus. On the night that he was betrayed, Jesus instituted the Lord's Supper at the Passover.
That night, he predicted a deliverance of a different kind – deliverance from sin and sin's consequences. Soon, Christ, the perfect Passover lamb, would be slain. By his blood, many would be saved and the sins of the world would be removed.
After his resurrection, Jesus would be proclaimed by Peter in Jerusalem and 3,000 would put their faith in their deliverer, Jesus. They would repent and turn their backs on the "Egypt" of sin and be baptized into Christ as Israel had been baptized into Moses in the cloud and the sea.
Set free, the 3,000 would begin their long march to the Promised Land and a new Jesus would lead them home. On the way, he would provide the "Bread of Life" and the "Living Water" as God had provided manna and water from the Rock, Jesus.
Yes, Jesus still leads those willing to follow him to the Father's house. He is "the Way and the Truth and the Life." No one comes to the father except through him.


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