This week's Bible Radio Show we continue with the theme 'Would Jesus Wear a Rolex?'; Luke 8:2-3 'many others which ministered unto Him of their substance'. Substance in Mark means the same as substance today. These people were financing the ministry of Jesus and his 12 disciples with their MONEY.
Jesus was rich. The disciples were rich. Watch this. Luke 9:3 'And he said unto them (His disciples), Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece.' Do you know you don't have to tell people with no money that they don't have to take money for their journey? Do you know you don't have to tell poor folk not to take two coats? They wouldn't even have one, much less two. The Disciples had money. Do you think the King of Kings would drag around 12 destitute traveling companions to help Him in His Evangelistic endeavors? Inconceivable!
The Apostle Paul must have had money for Felix to think that he could extort money out of Paul for his release. Acts 24:26 'He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.' Not just once, but 'often' he tried to get money out of Paul. Do you know that you don't need to try to extort money out of a poor person?
Jesus wore the best clothes. John 19:23-24 'Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, (Psalm 22:28) which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.' That was His designer robe without a seam. It was so expensive and nice that they flipped to see who got the whole thing instead of ripping it into four pieces as they did the rest of his clothes.
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