Studies in Slavery & Redemption
I would like to use this chapter to establish some context, a preface, as it may be defined, to how this study will not be so much one of me - revealing to you - what is hidden within the words of each chapter, but far more of what I believe the Spirit revealed to me and as He applied it to these passages.
What I would like to first point out from the Spirit is that Satan HATES you and everyone like you, that was
"made in the image and likeness of God".
The fact of the matter is he is jealous, green with envy, that we would be modeled after Elohim, and as the number of peoples and individuals who are made in His likeness and walk in His ways increases, Satan's rage grows and his blood-lust consumes him.
Satan's Plan A:
Now, if he can enslave the race, then the corruption born of slavery destroys the image and distorts the likeness; and that brings him a perverse sense of joy.
Satan's Plan B:
Those he can't enslave, he seeks to destroy.
This perspective is also played out in the minds of Satan's minions. Take a look at the words and deeds of Pharaoh:
See Vs 9 - He is concerned that the people are growing too numerous and too mighty.
See Vs 10 - He wants to arrest that growth and maintain the status quo enslavement.
See Vs 11 - He assigns 'taskmasters' (demons) to afflict and burden them.
See Vs 12 - 'but the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and spread out...' Simply put, Satan then moves on to 'Plan B' eradicate the threat with elimination of new male children...murder by proxy...forced abortion. Sound familiar?
New Light 1: Pharaoh is Satan's Agency in Egypt
As this study progresses, we will continually point out this 'new light' we have an enemy that wants us ENSLAVED, DEAD or so DESTROYED that we are no longer reflecting the image of the Almighty God who has commissioned our race to rule the earth with the same wisdom with which He rules all of creation.