History has it that the Israelis exited Egypt in 1446 B.C after sojourning for 430 years. Before the exodus, the Egyptians oppressed the Israelis subjecting them to hard labor and unfavorable conditions. They cried out to God to come to their rescue. God saw their affliction and sent Moses to lead them out of Egypt to Canaan – the Promised Land. I pray that God will put an end to every form of oppression in your life in the name of Jesus Christ.
“The Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings. So I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. Now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to Me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them.” (Exodus 3:7-9)
What is Oppression?
Oppression is the state of being oppressed – keeping an individual or a group of people in subjection and hardship, especially by the unjust exercise of authority. Oppression happens when a person or a group of people is subjected to cruel or unjust treatment or control over an extended period of time. It manifests in the form of dictatorship, violence, exploitation, marginalization, racial inequality, lack of religious freedom, abusive relationship, unjust treatment of the poor and widows. Oppression can also manifest as sickness, curse, spell, captivity, to mention but a few.
The Bible declares that the whole world lies in wickedness and cruelty (See 1st John 5:19; Psalm 74:20). The master oppressor is satan – the devil. He has agents recruited to perpetrate wickedness anytime and anywhere. The Bible states that satan and his cohorts go around like a roaring lion looking for people to harm (1st Peter 5:8). His cohorts include dictators and tyrants influenced to subject people to unfriendly laws, policies and harsh socio-economic conditions; men and women influenced to perpetrate violence against the opposite sex and people subjecting others to witchcraft attack, spell and siege. The good news is that God, through Jesus Christ, is in the business of delivering people from the devil’s oppression.
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38)
Deliverance from Oppression
Just as God sent Moses to deliver the Israelis from oppression in Egypt, He sent Jesus Christ to deliver whosoever satan and his cohorts are oppressing. God has promised that His children shall be far from oppression. God’s children are those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and are continually serving Him (See Isaiah 54:14, 17). So, if you are yet to receive Jesus Christ into your heart, say this prayer of salvation: Dear Jesus, come into my heart. I accept You as my personal Lord and Savior. I believe that You came, died for me and rose again to save me. Forgive my sins, unite me by Your Spirit and conform me to Your likeness. I declare that I am born again. Amen! Congratulations! Welcome to the family of the Almighty God if you said the prayer.
To be free from any form of oppression, cry out to God to come to your rescue from the depth of your heart and in the name of Jesus Christ. For those who are oppressed in the society, marriage relationships, workplace and other spheres of life, I decree an end to any form of oppression in the name of Jesus Christ. I pray for those who are sick: that oppression is terminated and I declare your total liberty from sickness and disease. Christ has made you whole in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!