Topic: The End Time And The Spell Of Covetousness
Covetousness, a strong desire to possess something that belongs to someone else, is driven by the love for money and material things.
SCRIPTURE: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers…2 Timothy 3:1-2.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The love of money usually drives people to extremes, making them do unimaginable evils.
The end time is the time where iniquity shall abound. It is a time characterized by extremes of human wickedness and evil. One of such evils is the spell of covetousness.
In the end time, men shall be covetous. Covetousness, a strong desire to possess something that belongs to someone else, is driven by the love for money and material things. Today, people allow the love of money and the material things of life to drive them. People place the love of money above consideration for others. When there is an issue of money between two friends, their friendship can hardly survive it. People lie, cheat, slander, and betray one another because of money.
The love of money usually drives people to extremes, making them to do unimaginable evils. For instance, the love of money is the reason for kidnapping. Think about this: How can a person kidnap his fellow human being because of money? Who gave such a person the license over the life of another person? How can people take the lives of others that have the same breath of life they have. People carry weapons to kill their fellow human beings in armed robbery, and then use unemployment as an excuse. The question is: are they the only jobless people in town? There are other jobless people who refused to carry arms or resort to crime.
Another example of unimaginable things people do because of money is mixing of real products with impurities. That is product adulteration. People sell products that are not authentic, thereby jeopardizing the lives of other people. For example, some people have unknowingly bought petroleum products like kerosene (for domestic cooking) only to realize that it was mixed with some more inflammable substances. This has set many houses on fire, and in most cases, human casualties were recorded. Now, the person who sold the kerosene might have made money but that dubious act took the lives of other people.
Some people were given road construction contracts, and all they did was to divert the funds for personal use. In the end, they constructed substandard roads that collapsed in few months and caused terrible road traffic accidents in which many lives were lost. Do you think God will not require of this wicked contractor the blood of the people who died on such roads?
What about those who supplied bad medical equipment that ended up killing patients? What about builders who used substandard materials for building houses that eventually collapsed, killing everyone inside? This is what the love of money can cause.
Beloved, covetousness is a sign of the end time. My counsel is, deliver yourself from the grip of covetousness. Dissociate yourself from people whose lives are driven solely by their love for money. My prayer for you is: may any money that will take you to hell never enter your hand, in Jesus’ Name.
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Remember this: The love of money usually drives people to the extremes, making them to do unimaginable evils.
Ask God to deliver you from the spell of covetousness.
Make up your mind not to be driven or controlled by money; rather, use money for God’s purpose and Kingdom on earth.
Be contented with God’s provision for your life per time.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You deliver me from the grip of covetousness and materialism. Help me to be contented with what You give me per time, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: Everyone who wants to experience the overflow must operate in a higher level of financial integrity. Culled from “21 UNCOMMON KEYS TO FINANCIAL OVERFLOW” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Jeremiah 19-21
AMAZING FACT: Nerve impulses sent from the brain move at a speed of 274 km/h.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The plague of covetousness is broken off your life in Jesus’ Name.