And I sent Moses and Aaron, and I plagued the Egyptians, according to that which I did in their midst; and afterward I brought you out.(Prophets, Joshua 24:5)
Joshua, conveying the words of the Creator, tells about the spiritual path of each person and of the entire society as a whole.
If a person feels that he is in Egypt, it means that he understands that he is in egoistic slavery and the Pharaoh rules over him. There is nothing that can be done about this, except to find a moment and break out from slavery.
When such desires develop in a person that he can no longer remain under the control of egoism, he raises a prayer and asks the Creator: “Give me strength! Get me out of here!” Then the Creator sends two forces to help him: Aaron and Moses.
Question: Is a person lowered to Egypt in order for him to cry out?
Answer: In the end yes. But not only for this. He must descend to Egypt in order to receive four phases of egoistic desire from the Pharaoh during 400 years of his stay there. Then he will feel what a difference lies between him and Pharaoh, as two opposite poles that exist in nature. In this case, he has no other option but to escape from Egypt: “And the sons of Israel sighed because of the work.”
A person needs to rise from our world to the level of faith above reason, of the quality of bestowal. Then the Creator will hear him.
From KabTV’s “Secrets of the Eternal Book” 9/6/21