This prophesy was about Jesus Christ. Christ began His earthly ministry right with these words. He said, “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor…” (Luke 4:18).
It is not God’s will for a man to live in poverty, moreover to have poor thinking and be under the spirit of poverty. As much as God is concerned for the man to be saved from hell, so much He is concerned for him to get out of poverty. Not only today, but throughout the history of humanity there were people who taught that it was the will of God for the believer to be poor. And it is here that poor thinking comes from.
We must understand that “good news” is good news. The Bible doesn’t say Jesus will come and tell the poor, “Remain poor”. On the contrary, He came to give good news to the poor. And what is the good news for the poor? Of course, that he would become rich.
God was not only the God of poor Lazar. He says, “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob” (Exodus 3:6). Both Abraham and Isaac and Jacob were wealthy people. It is written about Christ, “…though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). Here is the will of God. Christ, who was rich, became poor, so that we through His poverty might become rich. We must agree with this thought and change our thinking.
Beloved, Bible is a book leading to prosperity. Let us not confront the Word of God, but seek to be changed and allow faith to take us to high places.