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Did Jesus Have Money

Since Jesus lived on this earth without money, can we? Since we live in the Kingdom of Light and follow God's commands why do we need money to live on this earth? Didn't Jesus say all these things shall be added unto you if you seek ye first the Kingdom of God?

Moderator - Jesus had money on earth and Judas carried it.

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Read Luke 8:1-3. At that time, the crowds would give money if they enjoyed a ministers message. And several wealthy supporters also gave as well. If you can live off the land, feel free to do so. Jesus spoke against the love of money, but recognized its usefullness.
Matthew 17:24-27, Luke 12:15, Ephesians 5:5, Colossians 3:5, 1Timothy 3:8, 6:9-10.
---Glenn on 9/29/12

Jesus did have money and the bible is very clear on that. The money was given to Him by many people because Jesus was fully man and that is how God provides for men that are in full-time ministry who cannot hold a full-time job and a full-time ministry effectively at once. Luke 8:3 Says that many provided for Him out of their means.

Also God provides for us by giving us the opportunity to work to get the provision. The birds of the air that He feeds didn't just get the food dropped into their mouths, they had to go out and find it. The Bible is also very clear that it is not only OK but it is very Biblical that if you are in full-time ministry, or the Lord gives you a vision for something that would advance the kingdom you should ask....
---Heather on 9/28/12

The Lord Jesus Christ does not need to carry much money because HE had all HE needed. All the money in the pockets & treasure holds of everyone belong to HIM! Can you estimate HIS wealth? HE only need to touch their hearts to bring & they will bring.
---Adetunji on 5/28/12

Jesus asked Philip how to feed the multitudes and Philip answered Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not enough.
The Lord must have been rather poor to only have $2.00 in his ministry at that time.
David was a type and shadow when he said in Psalms I am poor and needy.
He also was a type and shadow as a poor man who received a kingdom.
The word says those who have an abundance should give to those in need that there be an equality. Not hoard riches.
Give us this day our daily bread. Those daily needs both spiritual and natural.
Not rich to forget God nor so poor as to steal and sin against God.
The main thing is the thoughts and intents of the heart. The love of money is the root of all evil. Greed is wicked.
---Frank on 5/26/12

I believe there are two paths. The Tree Of Life and The Tree Of Knowledge.
Jesus lived by The Tree Of Life. Which is a life devoted to the spirit, God, and harmony of things God gave us. We are told that a collection was taken for Him and they were told to give it to the poor.
Whilst we lust after material things, we will need money. The fruits from The Tree Of Knowledge I am afraid.
In Genesis we are shown it is one tree or the other.
One gives eternal life, the other knowledge and mortality.
In Revelation the eating of the fruit of The Tree Of Life, symbolises spiritual growth.

---chris on 5/8/12

strongax, When Jesus left his house to go out into the field to minister, of course he did not take his house with him, and therefore he said, "Foxes have holes and birds have nest, but the Son of man has no where to lay his head", that is because he was out in the wilderness where there was no amenities, no motels, no running water- unless of course he got a bucket and ran down to the river to get some. But every person whom leaves home to evangelize, will not take their home with them. Does this verse mean that Jesus was poor, and homeless, and only had rags to wear? Of course not, he owns the whole world and everything in it, which he made by his own hand: Go fishing! then you will find a coin in the fish's mouth!
---Eloy on 5/8/12

anon, we need to work to have money. We need money to pay bills. We are to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar. And we sure do that. God provides for all believers in some way when they are doing the work of the Lord. All things are added to us, spiritual things, not material things.
Concering Jesus, we are not told He ever bought a house. His parents had a house though. Once He started His ministry, He moved from place to place. Dwelled in many places with believers. I supose we could say he had a home where ever He stayed, even in jail.
---Mark_V. on 5/8/12

he didnt need money,thats the point.
---tom2 on 5/5/12

Rob: .....Jesus had a home?

It does not actually SAY it, but it seems that since Joseph was a carpenter, it seems to be 'taken' that a carpenter, being in a profession where a home to do his work was necessary, would be assumed to have a home.

And His response (Lk 4) seems to imply that this was his 'hometown'

It seems to fit better together that way
---Peter on 5/4/12

Rob it all APPLIES to you.

Matt 13:57 A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his OWN HOUSE

Rob are you claiming Christ LIED here??

Christ said he was in HIS OWN country and in HIS OWN house DEFENDING his accusers ...TODAY you side with HIS accusers! ...twisting and distorting the very words of Christ because it doesn't FIT your denominational LIES!!!

I suppose your denominational view also subscribes to the LIE Christ performed his carpentry services for free?

the words of Christ are clear in Matt 13:57 and I stand on GODS Holy Word

you clearly stand to tear it apart and call Christ a LIAR
---Rhonda on 4/21/12

Rhonda, many people have come up with their own Bibles and have done what is written in Romans 1:25.

Who's bible are you using?

The reason I ask is because I have searched and have not found anywhere in the Bible where it says Jesus had a home.
---Rob on 4/21/12

What have you twisted in Holy Scripture to believe Christ was without money???

Christ had a home and he was a carpenter.

NOTHING and I do mean NOTHING in Holy Scripture indicates he worked as a carpenter for free or that his home was given to him.

We do not live in the "kingdom of light" this is Satans world and it is a world filled with evil (unless you live in a box and haven't noticed this).

there are many homeless people who live without money and their lives are not filled with joy. Christ came to give us life more abundantly not to live in squalor and poverty as the WICKED religious systems of the world teach
---Rhonda on 4/21/12


In Matthew 4:13, the Greek word "katokesen" is typically translated "dwelled", not "set house". You are the only one I have seen who translates it that way. It means he stayed there for a while, but does not imply that he himself owned the place he was staying in, or that it was necessarily even in a house.

And how about Luke 9:58
"And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head."
---StrongAxe on 4/17/12

Yes, Jesus was an good worker and he was paid. And when he started his ministry he got a house in Capernaum. lit.Gk: "And leaving behind that Nazareth, he came along, set house in Capernaum, that beside the sea in borders of Zebulon and Naphthalim." Mt.4:13.
---Eloy on 4/15/12

Why do we need money to live ?

2 THESSAIONIANS 9:10 - For even when we were with you , this if any would not work, neither should he eat.
---RICHARDC on 4/15/12

\\I don't believe women worked back then, right?\\

Did you ever read Proverbs 31?

This describes "working women."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/13/12

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\\I don't believe women worked back then, right?\\

Did you ever read Proverbs 31?

This describes "working women."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/13/12


Note that even though people gave Jesus money, he didn't need to go around begging for it. Receiving gifts and demanding that people give you gifts are two very diffeerent things. Giving money to a poor person is charity. A poor person holding you up with a knife demanding money is extortion. These are very different things.
---StrongAxe on 4/12/12

so are we to follow the example of christ since believers gave him money? so if 'all these things will be added unto you' are you just going to sit down, stick out your hand & beg for money? are we just going to have a mentality of 'god will provide' as an excuse for laziness? that is the mentality of church leaders.
---mike on 4/11/12

willie c, your response amazes me and helps me understand this ALOT more than I did before.

Thank you so very much for your wonderful response. I love the fact that women supported Jesus, but where did they get the money from? Their husbands? I don't believe women worked back then, right? Oh what I would give to stay home and bake bread and do household chores rather than being out in the world working!
---anon on 4/11/12

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"and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities---Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance." (Luke 8:2-3)

I think this means women supported Jesus, including by giving Him money.

And "Martha welcomed Him into her house", we have in Luke 10:38. By eating in people's houses, He did not need to pay for food.

"Jesus was creative. He could use money and other ways to get what He needed, not being limited to money or to not having money."
---willie_c: on 4/10/12

Yes, Jesus Almighty created the heavens and the earth and all things therein.
---Eloy on 4/10/12

YES! The disciples carried around a money bag. They were probably donations from believers
---weatherbill on 4/10/12

so how did christ acquire that money? did he worked for it? did he request it?
---mike on 4/10/12

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Where did Judas get that money? Did Jesus work for it?

Also, when they accused Jesus of not paying taxes, he told them to go get that fish out of the water and there would be a coin in it and to pay his and Peter's taxes with he supernaturally provided for Himself and Peter for their taxes...that's what I'm referring to. He fed 5,000 people and didn't cost him anything. Did Jesus work for Judas's money that he had? How was that obtained? Scholars weigh in please. Thank you.
---anon on 4/9/12

//Didn't Jesus say all these things shall be added unto you if you seek ye first the Kingdom of God?//

besides Malachi 3:8-10, Matt 6: 31 - 33 tops the list of the most abused verses in scripture.

basically, God is saying he will give what you need. not what you want...not need in your mind.
---aka on 4/9/12

\\Since Jesus lived on this earth without money, can we?\\

Where did you get the idea that Jesus lived on earth without money?

As the moderator pointed out, the Apostles had a common purse, and Judas was in charge of it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 4/9/12

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