Friday, 4 November 2016

The Spirit Of Sluggard (Laziness)

Culled and revised from a sermon from Pastor Adeyemi Oluwagbenga, of MFM Araromi Southwest58 Regional Headquarters.
Sermon Date: 1st Service. Sunday, 4th September, 2016
@ MFM Headquarters, Lagos.
The SPIRIT OF SLUGGARD (Laziness)

"I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;" {Proverbs 24:30}
From research, 70% of Christians are sleeping in which makes poverty crept in gently.
WHAT IS THE SPIRIT OF LAZINESS?
v I will do it if it will not take too much effort; they don’t want to involve in too much of hard labor

v It is listening to the voice of the enemy saying I will do it tomorrow: the spirit of procrastination.
v It is the spirit of indifference; neither here or there.
v It is the spirit that seeks to know nothing.
v It is the spirit that cares for knowing nothing, intervene for nothing, to enjoy for nothing and living their lives for nothing.
v It is to perceive approach to live; making no effort.
v It is wanting to have all blessings of life, but they don’t want to sacrifice for anything; they don’t want to take risk.
"How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man." {Prov 6:9-11}
" Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;" {Rom 12:11}
More Fact on THE SPIRIT OF LAZINESS?
v Living where the war begins; they don’t want to engage their life in any trouble. They don’t want any positive change in their lives.
v Living a life demanding lifestyle.

v Sleeping away valuable hours
v It is bewitchment from Satan.
v It is not doing what is needed to be done.
v It is resting before you get tired
v It is a sign of decay.
v It is like a gravity that brings people down.

“SPIRIT OF LAZINESS HAS TURN SO MANY PEOPLE UPSIDE DOWN”
DANGERS IN LAZINESS.
ü God cannot use a lazy person in His plan.
ü A lazy person cannot get the best from God
ü A lazy person will begin a thing without finishing it.
ü A lazy person is unteachable.
ü A lazy person thinks wishfully.
ü A lazy person will never contribute to another person’s life; they don’t make a positive impact.
ü They live on past achievement
ü They don’t realize their vision
ü A lazy person is tends to poverty
v A lazy person is always cold in the spirit

How To Deal With Spirit of LAZINESS.
Ø Knowing the different level laziness; “Choosing and enjoying laziness, Disobedience, Inherited laziness, Demonic laziness.
Ø Recognize that laziness is a sin and don’t see it as a weakness
Ø Decide to come out of it.
Ø Learn the principle of diligence and hard work.
Ø Learn to be disciplined.
Ø Endeavor to rise early
Ø Have respect for of time.
Ø Carry out personal deliverance.

Prayers Points
·       TALK TO GOD TO TAKE OUT THE SPIRIT OF LAZINESS OUT OF YOUR LIFE.
·       (confess this to yourself) I CAN NEVER BE POOR, BECAUSE MY FATHER IS NOT POOR IN THE NAME OF JESUS.
More Prayers
1.    You owners of evil load, carry your load, in the name of Jesus.
2.    Powers behind my problems show your face, die, in the name of Jesus.
3.    By fire by force, I come out of the bondage of my father’s house, in the name of Jesus.
4.    Every good thing that I have ever lost, hear the word of the lord! I recover them now! In the name of Jesus.

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