Sudden supernatural wealth transfers are certainly nothing new, and history is often a reliable example of what to expect before a massive wealth transfer.
Six specific ones are mentioned in Scripture: Abraham (Genesis 12:10), Isaac (Genesis 26:1), Jacob (Genesis 31), Joseph (Genesis 41), Israel (Exodus 3:19-22), and Solomon (1 Kings 10:23). Each changed the course of history and is still echoing today.
Most transfers came unexpectedly.
The Israelites toiled in exile and slavery under the thumb of Egypt, the Old Testament superpower, possessors of more gold, silver, gems, and riches than any other nation. Suddenly things began to change. God spoke to Moses from a burning bush and told him to return to Egypt. Not only did God promise to deliver His children from slavery, but He said, “When you leave you will not go empty-handed” (Exodus 3:21, NIV). It happened exactly as God promised.
Just before giving them their supernatural wealth transfer, God first asked them to give an offering. Every household was commanded to bring a lamb to sacrifice. Then, after making the sacrifice and applying the blood over the door and on the doorposts, God told them to go and receive the wealth of the Egyptians.
That sacrificial offering triggered the harvest. This is a principle that worked for each of the wealth transfers throughout the Bible. Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Israel, and Solomon were all givers.
In fact, even a cursory reading of God’s Word reveals that God Himself is the author of giving. He created the principle of seedtime and harvest—giving and receiving (Genesis 8:22). In history’s greatest act of sacrificial giving, He gave His only Son so that He could reap an eternal harvest of souls and re-establish an intimate relationship with His children (John 3:16).
The Lord celebrated acts of generosity, drawing attention to the widow who gave her last meal to the prophet Elisha, an act of sacrificial faith that triggered the miracle of overflowing pots of oil that paid all of her debts and provided protection and provision (2 Kings 4:1-7).
He spotlighted the early-church believers who shared generously with each other (Acts 4:34) so that none lacked and then were blessed so much that they were able to fund missionary journeys that revolutionized the known world.
It’s why Paul the apostle was divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit to deliver ageless teaching about the importance of sowing bountifully to reap bountifully (2 Corinthians 9:8).
Throughout history, God searches for people today whom He can teach the principles of true abundance and trust with wealth and who will give and receive abundantly to finance the spread of the Gospel worldwide.
Are you one whom God can trust?
Jesus Himself promised that those who have sacrificed anything, including houses and lands, for His sake and the Gospel’s will “receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses…and lands…and in the age to come, eternal life” (Mark 10:30).
The wealth transfer is not man’s idea. It is from God Almighty, and it is for you today.