God also said "Tell them, 'TheLord, the God of your ancestors--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob--has sent me to you.' This will be my name forever; it has always been my name, and it will be used throughout generations.
"Now go and call together all the leaders of Israel. Tell them ' The Lord, the God or your ancestors--the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob--appeared to me in a burning bush. He said, "You can be sure that I am watching over you and have seen what is happening to you in Egypt. i promise to rescue you from the oppression of the Egyptians. i will ead you to the land now occupied by the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites--a land flowing with milk and honey."
"The leaders of the people of Israel will accept your message. Then all of you must go straight to the king of Egypt and tell him, "The Lord, the God of the hebrews, has met with us. Let us go on a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the Lord our God."
"But I know that the king of Egypt will not let you go except under heavy pressure. So I will reach out and strike at the heart of Egypt with all kinds of miracles. Then at last he will let you go. And I will see to it that the Egyptians treat you well. They will load you down with gifts so you will not leave empty-handed. The Israelite women will ask for silver and gold jewelry and fine clothing from their Egyptian neighbors and their neighbors' guests. With this clothing, you will dress your sons and daughters. In this way, you will plunder the Egyptians!"
Over several hundered years, the Israelites immigrated to Egypt. There they became slaves to the Egyptian people. They had no freedom of their own. For four hundred years they suffered hardship and torture and were robbed of their freedom.
God wanted Moses to return to Egypt and free the Israelites because they had suffered long enough. God wanted to deliever them and move them into the Promised Land. This Promised Land was a place for the Israelites to raise their families, prosper, and enjoy their intimate relationship with God. It's a l ong story, but they eventually get there.