We named it, we claimed it.
We bound devils and loosed riches, stomped our feet and waved our fists until we were sweaty and hoarse and a little ridiculous.
We stood by our mailboxes and ripped open our bank statements, looking for “supernatural blessings.”
Before we seek an answer to the question about Jesus’ financial status, let us ask another question: Why is the question – Was Jesus poor or rich – even relevant? In other words, is this a subject worthy of our time and effort?
In the last few weeks the media, including many Christian outlets have drawn Jesse Duplantis out on the carpet for saying that God wants him to have a 54 million dollar jet aircraft to aid him in his ministry.
There are more than a few Christians today who claim that successful Christian living should involve financial prosperity. They say that if a believer is closely following Jesus as Lord and is taking hold by faith of what God is offering to them, that person should experience material wealth.