Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has sounded a warning to greedy employers of labour and has as well, described as ignorant and foolish, those who loot public treasury in order to enrich their family members as well as cronies.
The highly revered cleric made this known through a message which was monitored in his daily devotional, Open Heavens, of July 27, 2019.
He stated that people who loot from the public inthe hopes of leaving something for their children are foolish because even when they are still alive, their children would begin mismanaging their dishonest wealth.
“Those who loot the public treasury in order to leave something behind for their children have proved themselves foolish in this regard.
“Even in their lifetime, their children begin to mismanage their ill-gotten properties.
“We have heard stories of labourers’ children buying the properties of their fathers’ masters after the Lord of Sabaoth caused wealth to change hands,” he said.
Adeboye who was speaking on he topic, “Beware of Excessive Profiteering,” sounded a warning to his readers to keep away from inflicting pains on the underprivileged in the society who bear the brunt of such greedy acts.
The clergyman also attacked rich employers of labour who stall the payment of wages to their employees or even refuse to pay at all as he described it as robbery and having slavish tendencies which is sure to attract severe punishments from God himself.
“Today, the Spirit of the Lord is warning us to beware of excessive profiteering in business.
“This is something people do in order to enrich themselves with worldly materials and possessions procured through huge profits. God says it is an act of wickedness when we unduly profit from essential goods and services.
“You may not know the pain you are inflicting by doing this unless God opens your eyes to see that some who need the goods or services for survival are suffering because they cannot afford to pay what you are charging them.
“People who do this either do not know or have forgotten the words of wisdom in Proverbs 13:11, which says: ‘Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
“It is even worse when some rich employers of labour deny their workers their due wages, all in a bid to live large on what does not belong to them.
“It is equivalent to slavery when people work for you and you either don’t pay them or you tactically delay their payday. If you are involved in this, the Holy Spirit says to you in James 5:3-4:
” ‘Your gold and silver is cankered; the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire.
“Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth,’ ” he warned.
He then went on to reveal the consequences of delay in payment of salaries as well as looting of the public treasury excessive, stating that God will ultimately avenge such cases at the proper time.
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