David sang unto God and recalled how God delivered the children of Israel from the Egyptians. David reflected on how as a people, his descendants went through trials by fire. They experienced circumstances that felt like they were drowning. The good thing about God is his restoration power and despite their affliction, the end result was restoration and wealth. Some versions refer to coming into a place of abundance. Israel experienced hardship and affliction for many years in Egypt. Despite their trials and testing, God remained true to his promises.
“and I promise that I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey” (Exodus 3:17). Why a promise of milk and honey? The Jews were farmers and the flow of milk meant a large supply of livestock and cattle. The flow of honey meant pleasant lands where bees could produce honey for sweetening. The journey between Egypt and Canaan took over forty years. There were many battles with some victories and some losses. In the end, the people came into their place of abundance, rest and peace.
“Thus the Lord gave to Israel all the land that he swore to give to their fathers. And they took possession of it, and they settled there” (Joshua 21:43). Abundance, wealth and prosperity has always been in the plan of God for his children. I am not talking about the love of money, or becoming overly materialistic to the point of lukewarmness. There are some Christians who make it seem, like wanting to have abundance is ungodly. Whenever God’s people were in right standing with him and walking in obedience, the result was always rest and peace.
Joel spoke about God’s restoration of his people after years of affliction. “You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame” (Joel 2:26). God’s will is prosperity, abundance and wealth. When the righteous have access to wealth, there is a guarantee that the less fortunate will be supported. The church also needs access to resources for the furtherance of the gospel. We are in a season of restoration, favour and great grace. Tap into this season of open heavens and claim what God has in store for you.