I have written about this topic before but was reminded about it when reading John 19 this morning.
Jesus is predominantly portrayed as a poor man by the church, but I think the Scriptures point to the opposite.
Let me ask you a question; if Jesus was poor why did the soldiers cast lots for His clothes?
Poor people do not have clothes that soldiers would gamble for, after not wanting to rip them up; His clothes must have been of good quality (John 19 v 23).
Poor people do not have a treasurer working with and for them.
Poor people do not wander around with and provide for an entourage of at least twelve followers.
Jesus was not poor; His parents were not poor people (just remember what they were given by the magi before they were forced to leave for Egypt).
Jesus was a rich man; I recently read a book about Jesus that spoke of the millionaire from Nazareth.
On the cross He lost everything and became poor so that we might live in prosperity and abundance (2 Corinthians 8 v 9).
Check out the Greek words in this verse for yourself, they are clearly talking about money when speaking of poverty and riches.
Prosperity and abundance are part of the “sozo” package that Jesus died to purchase for you (John 10 v 10 and 3 John 2).
Don’t buy into the lie of the devil and the religious nonsense that says Jesus was poor and as a result you should also be poor.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and that through this I can live in prosperity and abundance”.
John 19 v 23…..Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout