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Laziness is the parent of all evils



THIS week, Jehovah God has dissuaded me from preaching against false prophets and their gospel centred on money.

Instead, my King, who is the Almighty Jehovah God, has instructed me to preach against laziness.

Laziness is a serious disease that brings much suffering to both young and old people. A majority of culprits end up planning evil thoughts against those who work hard. The lazy steal from the hard working.

Tragically, the lazy end up killing, robbing or even bewitching those that thrive on hard work.

Whether one speaks in tongues, prays and fasts, as long as one is unwilling to work, Jehovah God will never bless one. Whether such a person goes from one church to another looking for miracle prayers from powerful prophets and apostles of God, as long as the culprit is lazy, nothing will ever change in their personal life.

Jehovah God describes laziness as a sin, which leads to poverty. I have often seen many lazy women who always enjoy sleeping, painting their nails and beautifying their faces so as to embark on prostitution to earn a living. Shame on them.

Similarly, I have come across lazy men who always hatch corrupt strategies to loot public resources and funds in order to make ends meet. Others are involved in murder, robbery and witchcraft. Shame on them.

I have also seen people who spend the whole day in bed instead of going out there and make themselves productive.

Laziness is a curse, but work is a blessing.

To remind you, Jehovah God, who created you and I worked for six days. On the Seventh day, the Creator of both heaven and earth rested. To demonstrate that Jehovah God wants hard working people, when He created the Garden of Eden, He put Adam in it so that he works and takes care of it.

According to the book of Proverbs 28:19 in the New Living Translation version reads: “A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty.”

To support my teaching, 1 Timothy 5:8 of the Berean Study Bible version states: “If anyone does not provide for his own, and especially his own household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

Now, if you take a closer look into types of laziness, you shall see that there are three types of laziness comprising physical, mental and spiritual.

The physical laziness includes neglecting work and duties while the mental laziness is usually common among kids in school. Usually, such children and old people always believe in taking the easy way out such as trying shortcuts.

The spiritual laziness refers to the neglect to pray, deliberate failure to read Scriptures and rarely using God-given talents.

I have a message for you if you are one of those people. Stop your ways and become a useful person. If Jehovah God had worked for six days and rested on the seventh day, why not you?

Maybe some are unaware of the benefits of hard work. I call them ‘spiritual babies.’

I like much one of my favourite apostles of all times, Paul of Tarsus, who in the book of 1 Corinthians 13:11 says: “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.”

I also believe after going through my Jehovah God inspired True Gospel, you shall cease to be lazy and start working for yourself without blaming others for your own shortcomings.

According to the book of Proverbs 14:23 of the New International Version states that: “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty,” while the International Standard Version states: “In hard work there is always profit, but too much chattering leads to poverty.”

I like Apostle Paul so much because he was hearing directly from Jehovah God through Jesus Christ, and he also practised what he preached.

Further in the book of 2 Thessalonians 3:10 of the Berean Study Bible version says: “For even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “If anyone is unwilling to work, he shall not eat.”

Isn’t it amazing that lazy people must not be allowed to eat? It is Jehovah God’s instruction that if one refuses to work must not eat too.

One of the wisest monarchs of all time, King Solomon, once wrote on Proverbs 6:6-9: “Take a lesson from the ants, you lazybones. Learn from their ways and become wise! Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter. But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up?”

I’m giving scriptures in both New and Old Testaments to highlight the Bible speaks the same message unless being twisted by false prophets, pastors and church founders taking advantage of ‘spiritually lazy’ believers who don’t read the Bible but only wait to be preached to largely on a Sunday.

Jesus Christ, at one point gave a parable of talents to inspire people to work.

According to Matthew 25:14-30, “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.”

In conclusion, I challenge you to read Proverbs 10:4 of the New Living Translation, which says: “Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich,” while the International Standard Version states: “Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands lead to wealth.”

Those who believe in this True Gospel say amen!

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