Many times Moses and Joshua were instructed by God to "take a hill". (Deut. 1:6-7) The reference was always about the fortified city of the enemy. Sometimes the reference to "possess the gates" was used. They obeyed as they were instructed - they went on the offense and attacked the enemy's camp and later they would divide up the spoils. The spoil or spoils is the reward from the battles. The return on their investment in walking with God and moving at His command always yielded increase for the people of God. This was God's design of wealth transfer. If the land I gave you was occupied by somebody or bodies - Go and dislodge the former tenants, evict them. This is taken from the Word of God, not our made up imagination - God had land personally created for His people. God allowed others to live in that land so that the beast would not over populate the area and nobody would be able to live there. But now that His people are ready to live in it - they are commanded to possess it! Wow what an awesome concept.
The people of God gained territory and real-estate for them to have prosperity. The prosperity and increase was GOD'S (Jehovah Jireh) plan all the time. The spoils would be cattle (food). Gold and silver -(money). Clothing and fine linen -Stuff. The "hill" positions of power- exalted. The ministry of Moses was
Child of God get ready to have spoils to divide and share from the battle. You have the VICTORY and will not return empty handed. You will not come home to less, you will return with something to shout about.!! (2Corithians 10:4)