I recall hearing that the children of Israel was in bondage to the Egyptians for 400 years, but I can only find this verse:
Exodus 3:9-10 9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”
Where in scripture does it say how long it was?
Does that mean they were oppressed for 400 years, or just a portion of that time, as they had things pretty good when Joseph was alive before the new King took over? Once conditions became bad, they started praying and God heard their affliction, but I wonder how many years was in between?
Now, with regard to the Rapture, I know God hears the affliction of his people today also. How long do you think Christians have truly been looking up and calling out to God for deliverance?
Are there any other time periods in the bible where the oppressed had to wait a long time for God to deliver them?
Thank you all and God bless.