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*Jesus was rich, He had the best clothes, had houses and everyone was attracted to him. Numerous Scriptures are used to validate a prosperous Jesus one who had the best of everything. The Bible says this “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him…” Isaiah 53:2-3.  

The scriptures present Jesus as average in appearance and prominence. Not only did He not attract from his outward appearance but he also lowly in His dress and demeanor. Isaiah describes as a man we wouldn’t recognize as important if we saw Him on the street. The fact that Judas had to identify him for the arresting party shows us that he looked similar to the other regular Jewish men of his time

There was no outward attraction by appearance or status that they should desire Him, he did not dress in the finest clothes. None of his disciples followed Him because of any promise of earthly prosperity as he was asking them to leave all. He did not tell them to do something that He Himself did not do.

To a rich young man Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 19:21-23)

In Luke's account 18:22-23 Jesus said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.

 Jesus did not tell the man to keep his riches to follow him or that after he gives them away he would replenish them. He was concerned with the man having riches in heaven, not in this earthly life. Notice, Jesus used this event to teach his disciples a lesson, that it is extremely hard for those with riches to come into the kingdom because they cannot let go of them. This goes contrary to Jesus being rich or any type of prosperity message people may conclude form the Scriptures.




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