Maybe if HE had appeared rich HE would have had quite a greater number of disciples or followers. But majority of them would be eat-HIS-money kind of followers. This reminds us why the crowd had to gather the other day when they saw Jesus. HE told them they only came because HE fed them the other day. What a motive. John 6:26-27 NKJV 26 Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled. 27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” But seriously, what if Jesus had appeared a rich man?