The Creator takes us out of Egypt (which represents the negative traits and qualities in our consciousness as the unclean ways to face the material world) as a premise for Him and for us to be our God.
While we are under the dominion of negative beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and passions, we live without God. He is the means to be aware of our true essence and identity. In other words, there is no love or its ways and attributes amid negative circumstances, because love does not dwell with anything different or opposite to its ways.
In the case of our ancestors, they were completely dependent on the Egyptians for their survival and knew no other land to go. Hence, their deliverance depended exclusively from the God of their forefathers, and it happened because of Him. God sent them to Egypt and He took them out of there as part of His plan for Israel.
Making the choice to return to God implies separating our consciousness from the negative and adverse circumstances that we have created as real in our lives.
In Judaism, the difference between those revolutions and the Final Redemption is that in the latter all evil, wickedness and negativity will be eradicated, and we will be living only for the purpose of knowing God's ways and attributes.
This is why we must reflect on what is clean and unclean to tell the difference between love's qualities and ego's fantasies and illusions (see our commentaries on Parshat Tazria: “Speak Love” of April 3, 2010 and “Living in the Pact of Divine Love” of March 27, 2011).
It's not an easy task, considering that we have been filling every aspect of consciousness with the wrong ingredients.
The Torah instructs us to discern about everything because that is the way to acquire knowledge. In other words, we have to get smart before making decisions; and the smartest way to be is by discerning in, with, for and through love's attributes.
Some say that the path of righteousness that leads us to real freedom and redemption is straight and narrow, and they are right.