Christian evangelist and self-proclaimed prophet Cindy Jacobs preached in February about how Jewish people are jealous of wealthy Christians, which makes the Jews more likely to convert to Christianity (video below).
Jacobs made her assertions during a message she gave to churchgoers in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, notes Right Wing Watch.
Jacobs referenced Romans 11:17 in the Bible, and asked: "What does that mean? It means that what the Jews have, we have. However, we have more when we’re in Christ because the Holy Spirit is inside us, empowering us to do the good works we’re called to do!"
After making her spiritual analogy, Jacobs shifted to monetary concerns:
I want to say to you, that ne of the things I believe that’s going to bring a great harvest of Jews is the Christians becoming so profoundly wealthy, and I'm not going to read it to you out of Romans 11 but it goes on and it talks about that. That it’s going to make them jealous.
The wealth and the riches that we’re able to obtain is going to make them jealous. Do you think our poverty is going to make a Jew jealous? Come off it! No, we are meant to prosper. Why? Because they understand, in their culture, that obedience to God brings blessing!
As a matter of Biblical record, Romans 11 does not say Jewish people are going to become jealous of Christian wealth and then convert to Christianity to be rich.
The Apostle Paul, who was Jewish by birth and not wealthy by Biblical accounts, wrote in Romans 11:11-17 about how he hoped Jewish people would be envious of his Christian ministry and subsequently convert:
Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their full inclusion bring!
I am talking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am the apostle to the Gentiles, I take pride in my ministry in the hope that I may somehow arouse my own people to envy and save some of them.
For if their rejection brought reconciliation to the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not consider yourself to be superior to those other branches.