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This Passover Discover Hexit: Long Before Brexit There Was Hexit

Passover is coming up, which means it’s time to learn about Hexit. Oh, you have never heard of Hexit? Hexit is the ancient Hebrew exit that occurred long before Brexit made headlines. Just like Brexit, Hexit was a big deal at the time. But, unlike Brexit, Hexit will be celebrated for eternity.

But what exactly was Hexit? And why should we care? Keep reading to find out!

Passover is the Exodus story of when the Hebrews were freed from slavery in Egypt and given the Promised Land. It’s a story of hope and liberation, of God’s faithfulness to his people. But it’s also a story of failure and despair, of a people who were forced into slavery and lost all hope of ever being free.

It’s a story that has resonance for us today, as we see people worldwide struggling against oppression and injustice. As the Hebrews were brought out of slavery by the hand of God, so we are called to freedom. And just as the Promised Land was a place of hope and possibility for the Hebrews, it is also a place of rest and peace for all.

Pros and Cons of Brexit

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, a decision that has come to be known as Brexit. There are several reasons people voted for Brexit, including a desire for the UK to have more control over its immigration policy and laws. However, there are also a number of potential downsides to Brexit, including the potential for economic instability and reduced cooperation between the UK and other European countries. Only time will tell what the full impact of Brexit will be, but it will have far-reaching implications for both the UK and the EU.

Brexit was about a choice for the United Kingdom. The decision of whether it would stay a member of the European Union or not was in the balance. There are many implications beyond the effects back in Uk that would affect the Eu as a whole and the member states. Ultimately, the Eu lost about 20 percent of its economic power and a more significant share of its security stability. The people of the Uk had control over their destiny instead of remaining a member of a large Union that offered more control over their lives than freedom.

Pros and Cons of Hexit.

Let’s face it; the Hebrews were enslaved. Leaving the Egyptian Empire meant total freedom. Previously they had enjoyed the favor and prospered. But, when a new Pharoah came to power, he didn’t ask them their opinion or give them a vote. It was a slow, gradual process that found them without the excellent standing they enjoyed under the previous Pharaohs while Joseph and his brothers remained alive.

It seems then there would only be pros for the Hebrew exit. Things like the ability to go where you want, make your own decisions, choose your own career path, and not depend on government subsidies for your existence. They could also become entrepreneurs, not just working for the government, building idols and buildings dedicated to the one who had enslaved them.

The downside is that you no longer had your day planned for you, at least in part. You would have to find food in the desert before you made it home and get along with the other tribes. Did I mention their leader? Well, Moses, yes, but Moses was not really in charge. Yahweh was their leader. That is why they didn’t get a vote. I guess they voted when Yahweh heard their groans and pleas while in bondage.

Why We Remember Hexit-Passover

So, the decision was made and the date set. Like Brexit, when the day came, there would be changes that would have lasting consequences. For the Uk, it meant they could control their currency and economy and weren’t forced to abide by the rules of the Eu. But it impacted travel between the Uk and the Eu member states.

Back in the Egyptian Empire, Hexit meant the Hebrews could have an economy and travel out of Egypt, from under the Pharaoh’s control, and into their land promised to their ancestors. But, it also meant many dangers. They would find no friends, just enemies. Everything from lack of food, Amalekites and many other ‘ites,’ the desert, scorpions, heat, etc. So, should there have been a vote?

Perhaps if the Hebrews had voted and known what lay ahead, they would have stayed. Unfortunately, they forgot how many of their ancestors were fierce warriors. Remember Simeon and Levi’s revenge for Dinah at Shechem? There are many stories of wars in Goshen not mentioned in the text of the Bible but found in sources like the Book of Jasher. Like Abraham, they were fighters.

After a few hundred years in bondage, the warring spirit is gone. Freedom came at a cost. Mostly for the Egyptian empire, since it meant the loss of free labor and the loss of their firstborn. For the Hebrews, it meant they would have to make their own decisions, even following Yahweh or not. That would be an ongoing battle they fought long after entering their promised land.

Hexit Is Our Story

We can all find ourselves in the Passover story. We know of the comparison to Christ and the lamb, the parted sea symbolizing resurrection and new life, but what about the other battles and choices? Like the Hebrews, the choice was made for us at Calvary. I guess they could have stayed in Egypt. Many choose to remain in spiritual Egypt and refuse to enjoy the benefits of the kingdom of God now.

This Passover and Ressurection day celebration reflect on all that Jesus did for you. Like Israel, you can be free from tyranny forever. Yet, even though they were free, it seems their minds remained in bondage. Unfortunately, that is the story of so many who call themselves Christians.

Paul tells us that Christ purchased our freedom, and all of our sins, including strongholds, were nailed to the cross with Christ. Yes, the Father is our leader, and He is a good, good Father. But, He has given us one better than Moses, His one and only Son, Jesus. We don’t have to gather manna since Jesus is the bread of life, and He is our provider.

This spring, as we celebrate the victory of the cross and empty tomb, remember all that the Father and Son have done for us. Let’s appreciate the work of the cross and enjoy freedom liberty, and be ready for the soon return of the King, Jesus.

Published by Joseph Floyd

I am a disciple of Christ, Husband, Father of 3 grown daughters. My wife and have a heart for the nation's and we long to see every nation worshipping Jesus around the throne. I enjoy writing, languages, international culinary of all kinds, travel, gardening, and cooking. My goal is to see the church and the nations prepared for the King's return, Jesus Christ.

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