2 Corinthians 8:9 (NET) For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich, he became poor for your sakes, so that you by his poverty could become rich.
In every human society, there is a level of respect that wealthy individuals command, which those who are not affluent may not receive. What many do not know is that it is also so in the spirit realm. Some individuals possess a depth of spiritual riches that grants them significant influence in the spiritual realm. These are people whose words are powerful in that realm (see Acts 19:15).
The riches of Christ are true riches. The wealth of this world cannot compare to it. Anyone who has the riches of Christ is rich indeed. It means even on this earth, his riches in glory can speak for him. However, someone who possesses wealth only in this world may be spiritually destitute (see Rev 3:17). Even the least powerful demon can bring misery to their life and strip them of all they possess in just a few days.
Even though Jesus was wealthy, for your sake, He chose poverty, so that through His own lack, He could bestow richness upon you. The wealth that the saints will inherit when the Lord returns is beyond comparison to anything we can imagine, and these riches will endure for all eternity. Those who will receive the riches that Christ brings are those who know His grace (see 2 Cor 8:9). The grace of the Lord is a spiritual substance that empowers people from the inner man ( see Phil 1:25, Gal 6:18). It diminishes the appetite for sin. It is the reason why a nonentity in life can become somebody. This very power can truly enrich your life.
Go into today knowing that the secret to your spiritual and physical wealth is knowledge of Christ’s grace. This grace is infused into your spirit by the indwelling Holy Spirit.
Pray for grace to multiply in your life starting today (see 2 Pet 1:2).
—Abraham Damilola Arigi