We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: But now our soul is dried away:there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. Numbers 11:5-6.
The reason why so many are stranded in Egypt is not far fetched; onions and cucumbers. Did they actually eat them? Yes they wished they did. They ate fish freely, but they were not free to eat them. In the dungeons where they worked and the menial 18 hour shifts for peanuts in restaurants. They still remember the aroma of onions, cucumbers, leek and garlicks; if wishes were Horses……… Some did eat them in prison, it is more pleasant to be in prison than to free. It is called a Slavish mentality. The covenant delivers from death, slavery and imprisonment to life. Some would rather stay in Egypt than return to God, counting what they enjoyed in slavery.
“Can’t stay in this country, its f***kin hot and there’s no power” this na bros wey dey work for mortuary that returned after 20years. For those stranded and enslaved in many parts of the world, that is the Egyptian system.
“For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell;neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”Psalms 16:10-11.
The covenant is the way out of slavery and deliverance for the stranded. Slavery is not pleasant neither being stranded an achievement. The pictures may look good but the future looks gloomy. The good land is not a mirage, it is a miracle with covenant connection. The covenant ensures that you are not coming out of Egypt empty. Egypt must pay for the wasted years. The covenant is key to restoration and settlement But this is for those that repented and return according to God’s instructions. Egypt is not the path of life, it is the path of death. The shepherd brings out of Egypt and guides to the land where things flow. The covenant is the path of life, welcome to the city of abundance.
“And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders: And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.”Deuteronomy 26:8-9.