Jer. 16:14 “However, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when men will no longer say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’
Jer. 16:15 but they will say, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’ For I will restore them to the land I gave their forefathers.
When the Hebrews were enslaved in Egypt, it wasn’t because of rebellion or faithlessness. The Bible actually doesn’t give a reason for it unless you read between the lines about Pharoah and then it seems like it was done for God’s glory (which will disturb the prosperity folks). But here God says there is going to be a whole other time of slavery and bondage just like the years in Egypt, and they are going to be so great, there is going to have to be a whole new deliverance just like the Exodus.
That whole new bondage is life apart from the truth of the Law and apart from God. It’s the true spiritual bondage that they have all been in since Adam. I can just see some old guys talking in Heaven someday.
“The Red Sea? Shoot that wasn’t nuthin. Did you see what Jesus did to that curtain when He died on the cross? That’s what I’m talking about! That’s an Exodus baby!” [then he high fives Jesus and they laugh]
[something about that just made me sob for a bit]