And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead. And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said.
After repeated appearances by Moses before Pharaoh, asking for Israel’s liberty so that they could worship the LORD, God finally visited death upon all the firstborn of Egypt at the midnight hour. The Bible says there was not a house where there was not one dead. Immediately Pharaoh thrusts the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
After all the mighty, wondrous miracles that God did through Moses, in the day light, it’s at night, in the darkness, that Israel is delivered from the bondage that she had labored under for four hundred and thirty years.
That is still the way it happens in our life, today, many times. We work in serving God and taking care of all the responsibilities He has allowed in our life until it seems we are perishing under the load emotionally, physically, spiritually or all of the above. However, it’s at the darkest part of the night that the LORD moves and sets us free.
Peter had the same experience in Acts, chapter twelve, as he sat captive in prison. The Bible says that Herod intended to bring Peter out and execute him the next morning, when a light shined in the prison and an angel appeared and miraculously delivered Peter from prison that night.
Immediately prior to the LORD delivering Israel from bondage in Egypt, He had instructed Moses to have every household take a lamb, sacrifice it and eat every piece of it after putting the blood of that lamb on the door posts and lintel of their houses.
Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world. It doesn’t matter how deep in bondage you are, nor how long you have been there. It doesn’t matter what kind of prison you are in, nor how dark it is. Jesus, the Lamb of God, will deliver you from the bondage if you only accept and feed upon His sacrifice at Calvary’s cross.
John 3:16, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.