originally posted January 9, 2016
The Israelites first had to throw off all the higher forces ruling them, until they entered the domain of the Holy One, and tied themselves to GOD alone
Only then were they rescued from Egyptian Bondage when all forces subjugating them had been discarded and GOD alone had become MASTER.
See Zohar Bo 40a
Hoq l'Yisro'el - Bo Day 2