When God was about to release the Israelites from Egyptian captivity, the drama of salvation began with Moses on the back side of Mount Horeb where he encountered the manifest presence of God in a burning bush. God made a few confessions to Moses: I have seen the misery of my people. I have heard their cry because of their slave drivers. I am concerned about their plight. I have come down to rescue them. Then God sends Moses to go and confront Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. On several occasions Pharaoh refused to let the Israelites go until the Passover night on which there was mourning in every Egyptian home because of the death of all first born children. Thereafter Pharaoh literally begged Moses to go away with the Israelites. But on the day of their departure the Lord had promised that they would not go empty handed. They asked the Egyptians for articles of gold, silver and clothing. God made the Egyptians favourably disposed toward the Israelites thus they gave them all they asked for. When the Egyptians gave out of their freewill the offerings of gold and silver to the Israelites, such a kind of giving is called TERUMAH in Hebrew. I have coined what the Egyptians did to the Israelites as TERUMAH FAVOUR. One day of Terumah favour is better than a life time of labour. But as a Bible Scholar I found myself grappling with the last statement, SO THEY PLUNDERED THE EGYPTIANS. In laymen’s language, to plunder means to strip or to grab usually by force. Truth be told the Israelites did not have the capacity to plunder the Egyptians by force. I finally had this revelation about plundering. The Israelites did plunder the Egyptians, not by force but they plundered by favour. What you failed to plunder by force, you are going to plunder by favour. What you failed to plunder by GINYA (by might), you are going to plunder by grace. Being positioned for Terumah Favour is not enough. You can be positioned for favour forever. Refuse to finish 2015 empty handed. Decree Terumah Favour over your life. May the Terumah Favour experience be your portion.
TERUMAH FAVOUR IS YOUR PORTION (Exodus 3:21-22, 12:35-36)