When Israel left Egypt, they left wealthy. This is not because they did the flash mob thing and stole what was not theirs, but because God had decreed that they receive hundreds of years of back wages with penalties and interest. They had provided a service for Pharaoh under duress and had been paid less than the value they had generated, and God decided the time had come to reimburse this generation for the value they and their forefathers had been robbed of.
It is interesting that before doing that, God systematically humiliated the ten primary demonic overlords of Egypt with the ten plagues. Once His mastery over the demons was established, the people involved moved with God-speed to release the value that was due to the Israelites.
It also intrigues me that it was a class action project. This was not an issue of one person going to the one Egyptian who had defrauded him. Rather the whole nation owed a payment to the whole nation of Israel.
And they paid. With God-speed and the fear of the Lord was on them. They were desperate to consummate the financial transaction and to part ways with the Hebrews whom they now feared after having disdained them for generations.
Today we will begin a focus for a few days on justice in terms of finances. Now let me be very quick to say that I get a lot of emails of people claiming that they have been defrauded and from their own stories I feel strongly that their business plan was horrible or their ethical practices brought judgment on them from the Lord.
That said, in my own prayer for the tribe, I am not asking for a release of everything people think they are owed by whomever, but of what God believes they are owed. And, I am making it generational since that is the picture here. The generation that went through the Exodus received the deferred payments from the prior generations who were already dead.
Some people have had a history of devouring and the past can still be on the books in the eyes of God, if He so chooses.
Copyright July 2015 by Arthur Burk
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