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I will bring you out.
I will rid you out.
I will redeem you.
I will take you to Myself.
I will be to you a God.
I will bring you in unto the land concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham,
to Isaac, and to Jacob.
I will give it you for an heritage" (Exod. 6: 1-8).
In the midst of chapter 12:, which speaks of the passover and Israel's redemption, the
Lord gives commandment concerning the keeping of the feast of unleavened bread:--
"When ye be come to the land which the Lord will give you, according as He hath
promised" (Exod. 12: 25).
Again in Deut. 7: the Lord most plainly says that He redeemed Israel because of the
covenant He had made:--
"Because the Lord loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He had
sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and
redeemed you out of the house of bondmen" (Deut. 7: 8).
When Israel's idolatry caused the Lord to threaten to blot them out, Moses found the
argument concerning the covenant sufficient:--
"And Moses besought the Lord his God and said, Lord, why doth Thy wrath wax hot
against Thy people, which Thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great
power, and with a mighty hand? . . . . . repent of this evil against Thy people.
REMEMBER ABRAHAM, Isaac, and Israel, Thy servants, to whom Thou swarest by
Thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and
all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed and they shall inherit it for
ever, AND THE LORD REPENTED" (Exod. 32: 9-14).
We will not add to these examples, as the reader can find many confirmations of the
close connection which exists between redemption and the covenant. Redemption not
only redeems from but to, and each one who is redeemed is redeemed in order that he
may enter into that inheritance promised by unconditional covenant, before or since the
foundation of the world as the case may be, according to whether he is a member of a
chosen nation or church.
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