Pst Dr. ORA OKECHUKWU
@droraokechukwu.org
Tabernacle of Grace, Awka

 

A THEOLOGICAL REVIEW.

 

INTRODUCTION

Hear now O foolish people and without understanding ; who have eyes and see not ; who have ears and hear not”.
Jer 5 : 21.

Many adventures of these perilous days are not free from Satanic influence.

The truth is that Lucifer , the old tricky Serpent has put his hands on many matters to contaminate it and make his victims his servants overtly or covertly, who must be accused and hindered from Heavenly Grace and ultimately disqualified from entering Heaven at the Gates of Eternity.

This brief is on the evil called gambling , betting and unbridled borrowing and how they have ruined many Destinies and Lives especially, the current ravaging of the youths by the plague.

DEFINITIONS.

Gambling.

Gambling is known as the risky game played for stakes in winning huge amounts of money or properties from a tiny input.
It is a risky financial transaction that intends to dupe other investors .

The essence of gambling is to dupe others in the same business, who equally contributed with the intent to win and dupe other contributors.

 

Betting.

Betting is a type of gambling where a stake for an outcome is based on your ability to predict and win big things from the little invested while living others dry, empty and stranded.

 

Unbridled Borrowing.

This means borrowing money impulsively and with unrestrained penchance from every source: persons , groups and illicit loan sharks.

 

THE UNGODLINESS OF GAMBLING, BETTING AND UNBRIDLED BORROWING.

GOD is a GOD of Righteousness, Truth and Justice.
Deut 32 : 3-4.

The Bible tells us that these three Pillars are among the Eternal Foundations of His Kingdom.

Anything that is not right, not true and not just are definitely not of GOD individually and collectively.

GOD can never be in a business where all persons contribute but only one person, neither by due diligence nor by intellectual prowess, takes all the proceeds leaving the rest empty, dry, infertile and despondent.

When it comes to borrowing, GODs Word forbids such borrowing because it makes you to lose self control and ultimately self dignity when you can not pay.

Moreover, GOD loves diligence.
GOD loves the Truth always and hates falsehood and false balances.
GOD loves Justice and
GOD loves the unassailable Righteousness that oils and validates success.

In Joshua 1 : 8 , the Good LORD directed the Prophet to study continually the Book of the Law and not allow it to depart from his mouth adding that , he must

” meditate therein day and night they you may observe to do according to all that is written therein , for then , you shall make your way prosperous and then you shall have good success “

That Divine Command was delivered with irreversible irrevocability by the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY Himself.
It is a sharp command given with Heavenly Military snap and curtness.

Any success that is falsehood laden and Truth empty, inept to Justice , bereft of diligence and destitute to Righteousness is a satanic, fraudulent and bad success.

Gambling and Betting are in this class of bad success that insulates one from GODs Ineffable Presence and circumscribes one from entering Heaven at last.

Both Gambling, Betting and unbridled borrowing are driven by a desperate and fraudulent mindset, laden with laziness and stricken with greed .

These bad character propensities insulate one from GODs Holy Presence and make him or her empty of Divine Help.

When someone invests #1,000.00 and hopes to win #25,000.00 in gambling being the cumulation of other people’s contributions, that mindset is a covetous one and laden with a stealing heart.
Only a thief harbours such vile desires.

Gambling and Betting are for lazy and impatient people who can not invest energy and time to harvest what they genuinely planted.

Borrowing makes you a slave to the lender and makes you incapable of living confidently.

Continuing, one must note that the road to success is not and never a five minutes drive and the nothing good and enduring comes easily.

Most Gambling victims are guilty of greed , stealing and filthy lucre.

Furthermore, many Gamblers end up wrecked and eventually become thieves and finally fall into Hell 🔥 Fire.

FACTS THAT ETERNALLY CONDEMN GAMBLING , BETTING AND UNBRIDLED BORROWING.

1.GOD hates any adventure that is bereft of Truth, Justice and Righteousness.

Gambling and Betting, including Prostitution, Electoral Fraud, Judicial Falsehood, Financial Fraud, Examination Misconduct, Marital Falsehood and other falsehoods are part of such irreversible and irrevocable Divine Hatred on sin and other shades of iniquity.

2.GOD hates indiligence and indolence as He had commanded humanity from Adam to work and not steal. Gen 1 : 27-28,

In 1Thes 4:11 -12, He commanded that all should work diligently to earn honest living and 2 Thes 3:10, the LORD commanded that if any one would not work, he should not eat!

The LORD ‘s Mind on diligence is very clear and unambiguous!

Gambling and Betting negates diligent work and upholds a stealing mindset.

3. GOD hates impatient demeanour.

The fourth fruit of the Holy Spirit is Patience.
Gal 5:22
Whether you call it patience, long suffering, endurance or perseverance, it speaks of waiting for for One’s due time and maturing in Character to harvest his due luscious fruits.

Gambling and Betting encourage get rich quick mentality which sometimes involves blood shed.

 

4.Gambling , Betting and unbridled borrowing are the properties of satan.

He established them like other evil things, including worldly pleasures and adornments to lead culpable humanity to Hell 🔥 Fire.
If you engage in any of Satan s properties, he will accuse you without rescue before GOD and claim your soul.

Get out of and rid your soul and body from all of Satan’s properties.

 

5 Gambling , Betting and unbridled borrowing are not for the Elect of GOD , not for the Noble and not for the Children of the Wise.

How do you feel when you invest #10,000.00 in gambling and straightaway lose your #10,000.00 under ten minutes? .
You feel Terrible , right?
Even if you win , you will still lose tomorrow, bringing you back to Square One and ultimately down to Level Zero.

Get out of every thing that is not noble , wise and godly.

 

6. Gambling and Betting and other properties of satan make the victims to secretly receive the number of satan which is 666.

The Victims may not know but at the Hallowed Gate of Eternity, they would discover albeit , late, that they themselves are the Properties of Satan.

Gambling puts that psychic esoteric code on your head, hand or palms and sells you out to the evil one.

Get out of Gambling and Betting fast!
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7. Gambling , Betting and unrestrained borrowing can remove GOD’s ineffable Glory from you and rob you of your Divine Stars, Gifts and Future.

 

Since gambling is a sin, it does what sin does.
It robs you of every good thing in you, leaves you spiritually hollow like the Prodigal son and wastes your destiny in CHRISTJESUS.

Many Gamblers lose their intellectual and financial values and end up as failures.

May GOD have mercy on all such miserable folks and continue their process of deliverance until they are set totally free in JESUS Name.
HalleluJAH.

BIBLICAL ADDENDUM.

STRIKING BIBLE VERSES ABOUT ALL DISHONEST WAYS OF MAKING MONEY.*

1.*Jeremiah 17:11*
The person who gets money dishonestly is like a bird that hatches eggs it didn’t lay. In the prime of life he will lose his riches, and in the end he is nothing but a fool.

2. *Proverbs 20:17*
Food gained by fraud tastes sweet, but one ends up with a mouth full of gravel.

3. *Proverbs 13:11*
Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.

4. *Leviticus 19:13*
Do not defraud or rob your neighbour. “‘Do not hold back the wages of a hired worker overnight.

5. *Proverbs 28:22*
Greedy people try to get rich quick but don’t realize they’re headed for poverty.

6. *1 Timothy 6:9-10*
But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin.

*Verse 10:* For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, in their eagerness to get rich, have wandered away from the faith and caused themselves a lot of pain.

7. *Micah 2:1-3*
Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning’s light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it. They covet fields and seize them, and houses, and take them. They defraud people of their homes, they rob them of their inheritance. Therefore, the LORD says: “I am planning disaster against this people, from which you cannot save yourselves. You will no longer walk proudly, for it will be a time of calamity.

8. *Proverbs 10:2*
Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.

9. *Proverbs 16:8*
It is better to have a little, honestly earned, than to have a large income, dishonestly gained.

10. *Ephesians 4:28*
Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

THE WAY OUT OF GAMBLING AND OTHER SINS.

➕ Acknowledge that you have sinned against GOD in your current gambling and any other profligate lifestyle.

Gambling, betting and unbridled borrowing are prodigalised living, a despicable or shameful lawlessness and a grossly irresponsible lifestyle .

 

➕Confess to GOD that you have turned away from His incorruptible Standards and followed Satan and ask for His forgiveness one by one.

Pledge to return all stolen things to their owners and stay away from all points of sin and worldliness.

➕ Believe on the Cross: where the Very Precious Blood of JESUS CHRIST was shed to cleanse humanity from all our iniquities and plead this propitiatory Blood to avail for your deliverance.

➕Stay away from Gambling , Betting and unbridled borrowing Sites on line and in your Street and separate your self to GOD alone and for His service henceforth.

 

➕Find a Bible and read it everyday to fill your former dirty heart with Holy Stuff.

Pray always for continuing leading by the LORD Holy Spirit .
Finally, find a living Church where the Truth of the Salvation Message is preached and venerated to fellowship with Brethren.

LET US PRAY.

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HOLY FATHER , MAY YOUR GRACE FIND EVERY REPENTED SOUL ACCORDING TO THE MULTITUDE OF YOUR MERCIES.

LORD JESUS , MAY YOUR BLOOD CLEANSE THEM FROM THEIR SINS AND WRITE THEIR NAMES IN YOUR BOOK OF LIFE.

PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT, MAY YOUR POWER LEAD THEM IN PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS HENCEFORTH, TO READ YOUR WORD AND GROW STRONG IN YOU .

WE PRAY IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AMEN.

Fare thee well, beloved.
+ORA