This morning I was praying for our partners. As I did, I prayed that God would “bring them out” of any times of lack, sickness or challenging times.
My mind drifted back to another time God brought His people out. I began to think about exactly how He brought them out…
Psalm 105:37 tells us; He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.
This story, of course, is talking about when God freed His people from the bondage of Pharaoh. The Bible says He brought them out with a mighty hand. A mighty hand, indeed.
In Exodus 5 we read what happened when Moses first ask Pharaoh to let God’s people go. Not only did he refuse but he put even more labor and bondage on the people. It became much harder on them, day after day.
Have you ever been there? In a time or season when you knew God told you He was delivering you, bringing you out, but things only seemed to get harder? I know I have.
Still, as Psalms tells us, God did bring them out, just like He said He would.
But He didn’t just bring them out, He brought them out with prosperity and wholeness in their body.
Stop and think about this a moment. These people were slaves, yet God brought them out prosperous. They had nothing of their own. They had nothing to take with them but God changed all that. He took them out with silver and gold! The wealth that belonged to the very ones who kept them in bondage, they left with all their silver and gold. ONLY GOD!
And these folks were weary from bondage, they had been worked to the point of extreme fatigue. They were probably beaten day after day. They were bruised from the labor. They worked in the worst heat, and terrible cold, it must have taken a toll on their bodies year after year. Their bodies must have been exhausted and very weak…yet the Bible says…when God brought them out, there was not one feeble among them…not ONE FEEBLE among them. How could that be?
With man this may seem impossible, but with God all things are possible!
I want to propose to you today that not only is God bringing you out, He is bringing you out prosperous and whole. Praise the Lord God Almighty!
This is how He does things. He does not half do anything. In Him is shalom…wholeness, complete and lacking nothing. When He brings you out, it will be lacking nothing.
The Lord is our Shephard, we shall not lack.
You know, sometimes we are happy to just get a little relief…for things to become tolerable. However, I believe we have settled for that long enough. Time to come out of that survival mentality and enter into the SHALOM way of thinking. It’s time to receive the complete package Jesus died to give us, don’t you think? That includes prosperity and physical wholeness in our bodies.
Today I declare over you… “God is bringing you out. He is, just as He did before, bringing you out with silver and gold…with the wealth of the wicked, with more than enough, with all your needs met and an abundance in every area of your life. And He is bringing you out whole in body…with no feebleness in any part of your body…totally healed and whole in Jesus name.”
This is how our God does things, and we refuse to settle for less. Amen and so be it.
Meditate on this:
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Psalm 32:7