How God Delivered His people from Bondage to Prosperity


The Exodus


In the Book of Exodus God’s people were in bondage to Pharaoh in Egypt. They labored hard day and night at something they did not like and worked for someone they couldn’t stand. They did this to survive, to have a roof over their heads and food in their bellies. Anything sound familiar yet? This describes most people in the work force, the employee. God did not want His people to have that kind of life. God wanted His people to be free and enjoy the blessings of being His children, the promise of Health and Prosperity. God sent Moses to deliver them. Everyone that saw the movie remembers how every time they came across any difficulty, the people wanted to run back to Egypt. They had been brain washed, we call it institutionalized. In other words they had developed an”employee mentality”. Don’t forget in the Scriptures, the Word treats employees no differently than slaves. In fact the only people who had jobs were slaves and soldiers. Any how, back to the Israelites. When they finally reached the Promised Land, EVERY HOUSEHOLD (except for priests) was given their own land and every family became business owners. God’s plan for prospering His people required them to be in business for themselves. Only then could they be the beneficiaries of their own sowing and reaping and the 30, 60, 100 fold return that is attached to it.

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 Egypt were too institutionalized”, they never could “just trust God” on His promises. It took an entire generation of time to re-condition the people to believe God enough to act on His promises. The generation that left Egypt never forgot their past life of bondage. Their children, on the other hand, only knew freedom and how God delivered their parents out of bondage and through many ongoing miracles made Himself known as their “trusted” provider. The new generation didn’t know Doubt, Fear and Unbelief like their parent did.


* 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.