How God Delivered His people from Bondage to Prosperity
In the Book of Exodus God’s
people were in bondage to Pharaoh in
Did this process happen right
away? No, it took an entire generation, over 40 years. Why did it take so long?
The generation that came out of
Proverbs 12:11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
Proverbs 28:19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
In today’s culture, this ”employee mentality”, has, as it was in Moses’ time, become the default mindset for the masses, they believe that the “State” will take care of them and they live a “settled for” lifestyle. Like the Israelites their dream of FREEDOM is dead. It has been traded for “security”.
Exodus 14:12 …. For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
“The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve, nor will he ever receive, either.” Benjamin Franklin
Were do you think Ben Franklin got this idea? It was right out of the Bible.
God had promised them a land of their own, a land flowing with milk and honey, the dream of all entrepreneurs, a better future for myself and my family, and an inheritance to my children’s children.
Proverbs 13:22 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.
Somehow there are people who refuse to stay in bondage, they either never believed the lie or figured it out and broke away from it. In the Exodus story there were those like Joshua and Caleb who believed God’s promises and the majority that didn’t, even when they saw it with their own eyes. They both saw the same thing and came away with two different opinions. (Joshua and Caleb) “Wow, it’s just like God promised” and (the ten other spies) “its too good to be true”, “its too hard”, “it won’t last”, “its impossible”, “I could never do that”. A good friend and very successful Christian businessman would always say to me, “observe the masses and do the opposite in a positive direction” because the masses are usually wrong. Too often the few negative ones steal the dreams of the believers. Because Joshua and Caleb refused to let anybody steal their dream about the promises and blessings of God, when the time came they lead their entire nation into prosperity and abundance. Unbelief always produces a “lack” mentality. Belief (faith) always produces an “abundance” mentality. Doubt and Fear are always Unbelief’s traveling buddies. Watch out for them.
Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
The promise of prosperity does not come without struggle and work. There are mountains to climb, wars to fight and giants to vanquish along the way, but God promises the victory.