When Jesus walked this earth, He was not poor. In fact, His traveling ministry had a treasury and a designated treasurer.

"But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples--the one who would betray him--said, "That perfume was worth a small fortune. It should have been sold and the money given to the poor." Not that he cared for the poor--he was a thief who was in charge of the disciples' funds, and he often took some for his own use. (John 12:4-6 NLT)

The money they carried along was quite an amount:

a. It was able to feed 5,000 men (Mk 6:37)

b. That though Judas was stealing from it, it was not noticeable.

Pastors can also live their entire ministry in prosperity. Their work for God can have a bank account that can be big enough to bless a minister's conference, or to practically give aid to Christian families hurt by calamities. And though a Judas may come and steal, the church has enough funds as buffer for the losses. (And would somebody please put that Judas to jail!)

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