Afterward Moses and Aaron went in and told Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘Let My people go, that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness.’ ”
Exodus 5:1 NKJV
The message of GOD upon the earth is salvation. The word is freedom. The case is that slavery should end; that the soul of (hu)man may be set free to be as it should be from the times before slavery was born.
The Word of GOD is redemption and this is what GOD’s Work is all about.
“to let the people go”…out of slavery
What is slavery, here?
To GOD’sBondMan it is a generation drunk in sin, separated from GOD, languishing in their destruction. A fellowship of flesh-pleasing, eternity-ignorant, GOD-disagreeing men whose souls, secretly, yearn to be free, really free.
For Moses, it was getting the children of Israel free from Egypt; for you it is setting your heart free from thoughts of oppression; for me it could as well be letting go of the imaginations of suppression and aggression to the peace of GOD. In all cases, GOD Is in the business of liberation. From bond of hell to bond of heaven. From hard labour of strange life to the labour of ordained life.
Is GOD setting you free so that you would live as you like?
Err no. Because coming out of freedom is great but the dilemma is that you don’t know what you need to know. Just like the children of Israel, freedom would have meant one thing, physically; but mentally, the slaves mentality would still be in its place. When GOD sets you free, physically, HE must set you free, mentally so that the spiritual freedom in HIS Name would be complete and understood. Reason why Moses says to Pharaoh, his former adopted kin:
“that they may hold a feast to Me in the wilderness”
Just to be sure. “They” refers to the Children of Israel, “feast” is celebration and festival but also service and pledge of loyalty, a display of honour and higher regard. “Me” refers to GOD because it is the word of GOD that was the statement of Moses to Pharaoh. And this was to be done in the “wilderness”, out of the buzz of city, out of the world, isolated from the lifestyles, mentality and standards of the world.
Freedom is leaving the world. Freedom is living in the world but leaving the world. True freedom is that the mind is no longer tied to the pleasures of the earth but is aligned to the measures (judgement) of heaven. That is freedom.
The reason for freedom is service to GOD. Note that.
Why is that so?
It is because man was created to serve GOD. That’s the nature of humanity from creation. To be in service of GOD upon the earth.
How does Humanity serve GOD?
To complete the Will of GOD in heaven upon the earth. Simply put, to serve as GOD upon the earth. That is freedom.
What is GOD’s work?
It is to restore man to that position of being heaven upon the earth. It is the essence of GOD upon the earth.