When Israel was enslaved by the Egyptians, God sent plague after plague upon Egypt. As the pressure intensified, Pharaoh offered to release the Israelites, but keep their wealth.

Listen to the conversation between Moses and Pharaoh in Exodus 10:21 after the ninth plague of darkness:

“Then the LORD said to Moses, ‘Stretch out your hand toward the sky so that darkness will spread over Egypt – darkness that can be felt.’ So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and total darkness covered all Egypt for three days. No one could see anyone else or leave his place for three days. Yet all the Israelites had light in the places where they lived.

“Then Pharaoh summoned Moses and said, ‘Go, worship the LORD. Even your women and children may go with you; only leave your flocks and herds behind.’

“But Moses said, ‘You must allow us to have sacrifices and burnt offerings to present to the LORD our God. Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind. We have to use some of them in worshiping the LORD our God, and until we get there we will not know what we are to use to worship the LORD.’ ”

Pharaoh offered to Moses a release of God’s people from bondage, but he wanted to hold onto their substance: Release the people from bondage, but make sure they stay broke. It is interesting that Satan has not changed his tactics. The same offer is still on the table today: Be released from spiritual bondage, but stay broke, busted, and disgusted. If he cannot hold us in bondage, he will try to hold our finances hostage. Typically, the release from financial oppression comes after the release from spiritual bondage.

In this Year of Jubilee, God wants to release his people, but he also wants to release our finances and substance, too. We are experiencing release from dark clouds of generational curses and those same clouds are being dispersed over all our substance.

Today, we command in the name of Jesus the release of from all financial oppression. What is rightfully ours can no longer be held hostage by Pharaoh. Moses told Pharaoh, “Our livestock too must go with us; not a hoof is to be left behind.

In other words, Moses was saying “We ain’t leaving a thing. We even taking the kitchen sink.”

Moses was letting Pharaoh know that their substance was to be used to glorify God, present offerings, and worship him. God never intended for Satan to hold on to our wealth while we are free to praise the Lord. It is time for no hoof to be left behind!

Also remember, it is God that gives us the ability to produce wealth. We start by remembering that it is all about God. We remember by offering praise and thanksgiving for his blessings. Our spiritual posturing must always be that God wants to bless us. Only when we know that he wants to bless us can we begin to daily experience the abundance that he has for us.

Deuteronomy 8:18 states, “But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant.”