A man who desires to take a short route to his destination will end up taking a longer route if he lacks wisdom. This is the fate of those who gathered stolen goods. A man cannot build his house on the sweat of others and think he’ll sleep in peace. He’s like a man who put serpent on his roof and sleep. He’s sleeping with danger.
If men know that the consequence of their action would rob generations to come, they would have known how to plan their lives carefully. A man can play smart, but only in his own dream because no one can outsmart evil. You’ll end up digging your own grave unknowingly. A man who loved his family, hoping he could secure a better future for them through embezzlement would end up sending them to a journey of hardship. Wherever he is, he’ll regret the life he’d lived on Earth.
Satan has a way of paying individual for their sin. The generation of a thief will not only suffer lack. They may not even suffer lack at all! But they’ll pay a bigger price than they could ever imagine. Of what purpose is having riches you can’t enjoy? If you have money and you have no good health to enjoy it, you’ll look for wherever good health is hoping you can buy it with your money. If you have money and you trained your children in the best university, by the end of the day, their life is useless, what do you call that? Any man who laid the foundation of his wealth on stolen good, interview his family and you’ll not believe what they’re passing through. Satan can allow a man to have his own way until years later when he’s forgotten what he’d done, then he’ll strike.
Many people think they can cajole the Father by giving their lives to Jesus Christ having lived their lives embezzling other people’s money. But they forgot who the Father is that He’s a non-partial Judge. He takes no side with evil. In our churches today, pulpits are polluted with such men and women. They’ve done it and have forgotten, but the record is awaiting them somewhere until they die. Back in Africa, because of hardship, anyone whose relative is into politics will rejoice because he knows he’ll be alleviated out of poverty. Little did he know that his poverty has just gone to another level.
Many servants of God surround themselves with those in power because of money. Jesus Christ in His days denounced such people. When He asked the rich young man to sell everything and come follow Him, he went away sorrowfully. There is other side of money that many of you don’t know. Each penny you earn, your Spirit is attached to it. And if you earn it unlawfully, you call evil spirit to engrave himself into your Spirit. If you visit a spiritualist, if he wants to know everything about you, he’ll ask for your money, even if it’s a penny. Through it, he’ll get every information about your life. This is how powerful money is. When Jesus Christ asked the young man to sell everything, He knew what He saw in him. But he knew how and where he got his riches. He had come a very long way and turning back was very hard for him. In the church today, many people fall to this category. They find it hard to renounce their stolen good, yet, they want to go to Heaven.
Anyone who knows the mind of God and has a relative who’s into such pattern of life will run away from him because he knows the kind of spirit that’s involved. As a Christian, if many of you know how this Earth is, if it’s only two slices of bread and water you see to eat each day, you’ll praise God for it. And as a Christian, Satan will leave no stone untouched in taking revenge in whatever pattern of life we might have lived in the past. This is why it’s better not to commit sin at all, so that he’ll have nothing to hold on to. This is the message I preach to the younger generation.