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The reason why many millionaires, top celebrities and musicians ends up poor.

The reason why many millionaires, top celebrities and musicians ends up Poor.
Many celebrities soared so high to the sky and limelight yesterday only to tumbled into obscurity, lost everything they had and fell from riches to rags. Some spent more than their income and became indebted and were forced out of their beautiful homes to the prison while some ended up living in car parks because they squandered all their money on alcohols, drugs, night club’s, gambling, divorce settlements, bad investment, multiple cars, unpaid taxes charges and lawsuits settlements. There is nothing wrong in owning private jets, fancy cars and mansions, but if you spend one billion on yourself and can’t spend at least one million on the poor around you then you are likely to become poor. Psalms 41: 1 – 2, says “Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth.” The best protection you can give to yourself and finance is paying your tithes to God and giving to the poor. Have you realise that every billionaire gives to the poor? Many wise celebrities set up their own charity wings, schools or contribute to charities, NGOs for the relief of the poor, medical relief, aid to children etc which also makes them eligible for tax deductions.
Fame and riches are like gas in a hot air balloon, once it escapes it will be impossible to get it back. Many celebrities allowed their fame and riches to fade away in a blink of an eye. How many of the celebrities and millionaires that were famous years ago are still riding high today? Only few. 2 John 1:8 says “Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward”.

If you are successful or wealthy today, don’t ever think it is due to your intelligence or your efforts, it is the blessing of the Lord. There are people who are far more intelligent and hardworking than you, and yet, are not successful nor wealthy. Deuteronomy 7:7 says “The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:”
Malachi 2:2 says “If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings”.
Jeremiah 13:15-16 says “Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken. Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness”.
So as fame and wealth comes, you must realise that:
Without the sunshine the earth would have remained in darkness,
An eagle would not fly without its wings,
A river would not flow without a source,
A flower would not have survived nor flourish with elegant beauty without soil and water,
No matter how mighty and strong a lion is, it could not devour its prey without its teeth.
Deuteronomy 10:12 says “And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul. ”

When you are at the top, don’t forget where you came from. 2 Samuel 7:8 says ” Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: ”
So when you get to the palace, don’t forget how faithful you were to God when you were in the mould house. The devil deceptively proclaimed that man would be wise after eating the forbidden fruit, but man became a fool, full of troubles. Do not please your friends, mentors, pastors or even your parents only to displease or disobey the almighty God.
Solomon started well but declined along the line, 1 Kings 3:3b tells us that “Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of his father David.” And God made King Solomon to surpass all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom, but after God had so much blessed Solomon, the same passion with which he loved God and built a house for God; he now loved many strange women and also built a shrine for each of them. He built just one for God and many for strange women. It is not possible for any man to love strange women and love God at the same time. Solomon had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; 1 Kings 11:3-4, 9says “For it was so, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned his heart after other gods; and his heart was not loyal to the LORD his God, as was the heart of his father David.”So the LORD became angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned from the LORD God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice”. May God not regret blessing you and me in Jesus name.
Deuteronomy 11:16,17 says “Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them, lest the LORD’s anger be aroused against you, and He shut up the heavens so that there be no rain, and the land yield no produce, and you perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you”.
Satan can use anyone to discourage you from serving God. A spirit spoke through Peter to discourage Jesus from going to the cross to fulfil His mission on earth, but Jesus rebuked the spirit to back off. Matthew 24:24-25 says at the end time, which is the present time ”There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect”.Jude 1:4 says “See, I have told you beforehand.”

{Derived from “Before the sunrise” written by BJ Sam}> Email [email protected]

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