You are a joint-heir with Jesus Christ. As the pre-existent Son of God, Jesus was
coequal with God. All that the Father possessed belonged to Him, yet He chose to
become poor: "For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich,
yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich"
(2 Corinthians 8:9).
The word "poor" in this verse is translated from the Greek word "ptocheuo" which means
"to be destitute." Jesus willingly gave up His vast wealth so that you might be made rich
spiritually. Jesus did not come to earth with the wealth of a king. He totally stripped
Himself of all that He had, came in the form of a servant (Philippians 2:5-7), and
experienced the pain, suffering, and poverty of this world (Hebrews 2:16-17).
During His life on earth, Jesus was poor according to the world's standards. He was born
in a humble stable in a lowly manger. He owned no houses or lands. Jesus told one man
who wanted to follow Him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but
the Son of man hath not where to lay his head" (Matthew 8:20). During His ministry,
Jesus lived with friends and ate at their tables. When He died, His body was placed in a
Although Jesus was considered poor, all the resources of heaven were at His disposal. He
had none of the world's wealth, yet He possessed an abundance of all that He needed. He
did not rely on the world's limited resources, but He trusted in His Father's supernatural
provision. Acts 10:38 indicates that Jesus went about doing good. The word for "good"
in this verse means to be generous and liberal. Jesus did not own cattle, houses, or land,
yet God provided all that was needed in order for Him to accomplish His divine mission
in this world.
When there was a multitude of 5,000 men plus women and children who were hungry,
Jesus did not send them away without meeting their needs. He drew from His Father's
reservoir of riches. He said to Philip, "'Where are we to buy bread, that these may eat?'
And this He was saying to test him; for He Himself knew what He was intending to do.
Philip answered Him, 'Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, for
everyone to receive a little.' One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's. brother, said to
Him, 'There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for
so many people?'" (John 6:5-9, NAS).
Instead of sending the people away hungry, Jesus took the available resources and
multiplied them. He took five loaves of bread and two small fish, blessed it, divided it,
and gave it to His disciples to feed the people. Not only did they have enough for
everyone to eat and be satisfied, but there was an abundance of twelve full baskets left
over! This is an excellent example of the divine provision God intends for you to
experience today--enough to meet every need with plenty left over.
My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.