God has different methods He uses to make us understand prosperity. He wants us to prosper all the days of our life, but sometimes we are stubborn and get content being in our present state and place. God never desires for us to live settled in complacency and familiarity leading to comfort and leanness of soul. He desires for us to always be moving forward in what He has called and destined to accomplish. In Egypt the children of Israel had become content being in captivity which led to them becoming complacent and ultimately being ruled over by the Egyptians. God doesn’t call for us to be complacent. The complacency and contentment that the Israelites lived in led them into a place of poverty. God has no desire for us to live in poverty. He wants us to break any spirits of contentment, complacency, and poverty that are on our lives, in order for us to move into the prosperity that He has destined for us.
Exodus 3:21-22 says, “And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be, when you go, that you shall not go empty-handed. But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, namely, of her who dwells near her house, articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing; and you shall put them on your sons and on your daughters. So, you shall plunder the Egyptians.” The Israelites had let themselves live in a place of poverty and be ruled over and mistreated for hundreds of years, until they finally decided it was time to cry out to God for their deliverance. When they finally cried out, the Lord promised them that they would plunder those who had been oppressing them and would become prosperous!
Read Exodus 1-6. Pray for the Lord to deliver you from the oppression you have been under and CRY OUT for the prosperity and promise that is waiting for you and yours!