Q. Psalm 105:37 states, “He also brought them out with silver and gold, and there was none feeble among His tribes.” For years, the Word of Faith movement has taught, and now some Grace preachers are teaching, of a great end time transfer of the wealth of the wicked into the hands of the just. It seems that what they are saying is, that before the rapture, every member of the Body of Christ will be financially wealthy, and physically, mentally, emotionally, and psychologically healthy. I’ve been waiting since 1984 for this to take place, and I have yet to see it. Is it possibly still on the horizon, or is this a misinterpretation of scripture?
A. Psalm 105:37 is speaking of one of the great miracles from the time of the Exodus. On the day they left, the Israelites took the wealth of Egypt with them, and out of over a million people there wasn’t a single one too sick to make the trip. But there’s no comparison between the Exodus and the Rapture in this Psalm. In effect they were being paid back wages which would soon be used in the construction of the Tabernacle, and had to be made healthy to endure a 40 year hike in the desert. We’re going to the New Jerusalem where the Lord has been preparing our place for the last 2000 years, and where we’ll get brand new immortal bodies upon arrival, and have no need of worldly wealth.
The truth is that every believer can be healthy (James 5:14-15) wealthy (2 Cor. 9:10-11) and wise (1 Cor. 2:6-7) by Earth’s standards now if we just live our lives according to the Bible’s instructions (Matt. 6:31-33, John 10:10). But stop and think about this transfer of wealth teaching. Why would God magically dump all this Earthly blessing in our laps just before taking us away to be made healthy, wealthy, and wise by Heavenly standards which are ever so much higher? It’s a misinterpretation of Scripture that doesn’t make any sense at all.