Exodus 6:5 And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.
Ex 6:6 Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments:
Ex 6:7 And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
Ex 6:8 And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.
I want to talk about the 7 I wills that God spoke in these verses.
1. I will bring you out from under the burden of Egypt.
Just like Egypt held God's people, Israel, under heavy burden we live in a world that, if we aren't watchful, will keep us under heavy burdens as well:
Burdens of sin
Burdens of worry
Burdens of debt
Burdens of fear - and the list goes on.
But the Lord has said, "I will bring you out from under the burden."
I am glad we serve a God that picks us up when we are down and brings us out.
If you're in trouble He will bring you out!
If you're in depression He will bring you out!
If you're in sin He will bring you out!
No matter what situation you are facing our God has the authority and power to bring you out!
God wants to bring you out so He can bring you up.
Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye
Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 136:11 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever:
Ps 136:12 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
You can bring your burden to the Lord and leave it there.
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30, "Come unto me and I will give you rest. My burden is light."
In Matthew 6:31-33 He said:
Mt 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Mt 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Mt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
The Bible says in I Peter 5:7, Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
It is God's will to unburden us if we will hand it over.
Most of us will set the burden down and rest awhile, maybe while we are in church,
but then we pick it back up. All the while God is saying, "Let me have that. It's too heavy for you."
2. I will rid you out of their bondage.
You see, it is possible to let go of the burden but still be in bondage.
Burden: That which is carried as a load.
Bondage: involuntary servitude - being externally controlled.
When Jesus met the woman who was bowed over with a spirit of infirmity for 18 years,
the Bible says in Luke 13:11, she could in no wise lift up herself. Jesus said she was bound and
He rid her of that bondage. Jesus said she had a promise of healing being a daughter of Abraham.
Whatever has you bound, we have an "I will" from God that says He will rid you of that bondage,
if you come to Him. It's His will that you are freed.
He has given us power in the name of Jesus to be free.
When Peter and John prayed for the crippled man at the gate beautiful in Acts chapter 3 Peter told
them faith in the name of Jesus made that man strong.
Jesus told them in Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils.
Jesus has rid us of the bondage by giving us authority to use His name and have power over the enemy.
3. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm.
God has redeemed us by the Blood of His Son. Every legal claim that Satan had over your life has been broken. Jesus didn't just take the keys away from Satan, He paid for them. He paid the price in full.
Now, you can stay a slave to sin and the curse of sin if you want, but you don't have to.
The Bible says that Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law being made a curse for us (Galatians 3:13-14).
God kept His Word. He redeemed us.
4. I will take you to me for a people.
God wants to bring you out so he can bring you in:
Out of the world and into the Kingdom of His Dear Son. (Colossians 1:13)
Hebrews 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him,
seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the
saints, and of the household of God.
Whoever you are, whatever nation or race, whatever sin you have been involved in, the ground is level
at the foot of the Cross. If you will come to the Father by Jesus, you can be one of His people.
God says, "I will take you to me for a people."
5. I will be your God.
Verse 7 of our text says, "I will be to you a God and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God."
It is important that you know God as your God. It is not enough to know that there is a God or that
He is Grandma's God, but to know Him as your God.
David wrote in Psalm 23, The Lord is my shepherd.
He leads me
He restores me
He goes with me through the dark places
He prepares a table for me
David knew God as Lord, Provider, Protector, and in our text today we have a promise from God
that says, "I will be your Lord, your God."
6. I will bring you unto the land concerning the which I did swear to give it to
Abraham, Issac, and to Jacob.
God said to Israel, "I will bring you unto the promised land", and He did. He brought them to the land
but they wouln't go in. They let fear keep them out.
Isn't that right?
We do the same thing today. God has brought us to a land of promise.
2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might
be partakers of the divine nature.
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen.
God has brought us into a land of promises, but like Israel, we choose to receive and walk in them or
let fear and doubt cause us to be robbed of the blessing.
7. I will give it to you for an inheritance.
The blessings of God are the inheritance of the born again. If you are born again, Spirit-filled, then
Romans 8:15 says you have received the Spirit of Adoption whereby you can cry, Abba, Father.
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ.
I am going to close, but I want you to know that God is a God who:
Lifts burdens - doesn't pile them on
Loosens bondage and brings freedom
Has redeemed you from sin
Wants you for His own
Wants to be your God
Will bring you to the blessing
And has a godly inheritance for you
I want you to know that you don't have to drag through life burdened and bound. You can call on the
name of Jesus and be free. You can be born again and inherit the blessings of God.
You have His promise that says, "I will help you."
In verse 9 Israel hearkened not to this message Moses spoke because they were too discouraged.
What will you do today?
Will you hearken or will you let the discouragement of your past rob you of God's blessings in
7 I Wills
God keeps His promises