Those who struggle to be rich overnight die untimely, says GKS President

The President of God’s Kingdom Society (GKS) the Church of the Living God, Brother Godwin Ifeacho, has warned of the grave dangers inherent in the get-rich-quick mentality of many people in Nigeria and in the world generally, stating that those who are in a hurry to be rich eventually end up in disgrace, humiliation, misery, poverty and eventually, in death. Addressing thousands of youths from all over the country who converged at Salem City Warri, the Church headquarters for the national youths assembly of the Church, Brother Ifeacho stated that those who are in a hurry to be rich resort to the devil’s devices, which is to steal, to kill and to destroy and involve themselves in fraud, gambling of all sorts, pyramid banks, secret cults or societies, ritual practices and so on.

Stating that monies gotten without hard work do not have value and go as easily as they come, he pointed out that those who get rich overnight “develop tastes for illicit drugs, gambling, drinking, living flamboyant life styles (buying expensive cars, wrist watches, gold/diamond rings and necklaces) loose women, compulsive shopping and so many vainglorious pursuits or pastimes”.

 

Stating that monies gotten without hard work do not have value and go as easily as they  come, he pointed out that those who get rich overnight “develop tastes for illicit drugs, gambling, drinking, living flamboyant life styles (buying expensive cars, wrist watches, gold/diamond rings and necklaces) loose women, compulsive shopping and so many vainglorious pursuits or pastimes”. 

“Instead of planning for and doing what they should do in “summer time”, that is when they are still in good health and are strong, and have the opportunities, some are lazying about and scheming for how to resort to devilish means to become rich overnight. They forget that he who must climb the ladder must begin at the bottom” the GKS President said.

Warning female youths to avoid being lured into having affairs with loose and ungodly men who spend money freely, he stated that many girls in their quest for money to buy expensive phones, fashionable wears, and jewelry, make up, wrist watches, etc. had ended up being victims of ritualists, or had been dragged into the web of armed robbers and secret cults even as he recalled the warning of St. Paul that those who love money “fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition”.

 

Since it is righteousness, not wealth that will would deliver one from death, he urged all those who had bound themselves in various entanglements because of their striving for quick riches to repent thoroughly so as to be freed by God Almighty with Whom nothing is impossible.

 

The 15th Triennial Youth Assembly of the GKS which began on Thursday (August 16, 2018) ends on Sunday August 19, 2018 and featured among other things, a Bible Quiz among various zones in Nigeria and Canada, drama, sports, muscial performances, symposia and a Special Thanksgiving Service.

 

Yours faithfully,

Benedict Hart,

Publicity Secretary,

GKS

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