The Old Testament account of Israel’s redemption out of Egyptian bondage is a great allegory for salvation. Romans 6 says we were bought out of slavery to sin so that we may now bind ourselves to God as servants of righteousness.
What a great example and illustration to understand our freedom in Christ!
Unfortunately, the modern gospel has changed the facts. The modern gospel tells us that Christ merely changed our judicial standing; He didn’t really give us power over sin.
“We are justified but hey, we’re just like everyone else. We’re just heathen scum saved by grace so we’ll continue being heathen scum. In fact, our dedication to heathen scuminess actually shows our great faith in God’s grace.”
If this modern gospel message were true here is how the Exodus would have gone.
God hears the crying of Israel and has compassion on them. He meets Moses in a burning bush and tells Moses, “I want you to go and tell Israel that they are now free! Tell them they are no longer under bondage.”
Moses, a bit confused says, “Are you going to free them before I tell them this?”
“Oh no, Moses! I’m just going to tell them they are free. They will be free as long as they think they are free and yield to the mind games I’m playing.”
“So, you’re not really going to free them?”
“Well, when they are dead they’ll be free, but no, for now, still have to serve the Egyptians. BUT, and get this, this is the cool part, let them know I think they are free!”