I’ve read many commentaries and heard many Christians talk about Jesus being poor, so as a result we should not want prosperity as a believer.
This is not true, Biblical prosperity is for the believer and also Jesus was a relatively rich man.
Nonsense I hear many of you cry!
Well, lets think about this logically and look at the Word.
Prior to Jesus feeding the five thousand He asked if they should buy them bread (John 6 v 5).
He would not have asked this if He did not have enough money to do this.
Now we know there were more than five thousand people, as only the men were counted, so there could have been up to fifteen thousand people there.
How much would it cost today to buy a loaf of bread for fifteen thousand people?
It would be a lot of money.
The same would have been true in the day of Jesus; it would have cost a lot of money to buy bread to satisfy up to fifteen thousand people.
Now I know Jesus did not have to buy this bread but He must have had the ability to do this and therefore the money.
He was not poor!
He had enough to offer to buy bread; He had a treasurer who looked after the money.
To say Jesus was poor is religious nonsense!
In the same way to say we should not live in prosperity and abundance is religious nonsense.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you want me to live in abundance and prosperity and have provided this for me through the finished work of Jesus”.
John 6 v 5…..When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great multitude come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?