“You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour” Exodus 20: 17

Covetousness is described as a greedy desire or lust for all wrong things or all things belonging to another person. It is a wish to have in possession of what belongs to another. Covetousness is a sin. God warns against Covetousness because it damages relationships. It brings death and destruction. “When I saw in the plunder a beautiful robe from Babylonia…I coveted them and took them…(Joshua 7:21). This was the confession of Achan though he did that secretly but paid for it openly.

Covetousness involves envy and lust. It is presenting the fact that others have what you don’t have God is the giver of every human need. Being contended is the way out of covetousness. Let what you have to satisfy you no matter how small or irrelevant to others.

Read Isaiah 5:21 NIV

Going home from school one evening, my friend reached a place where someone stood by the roadside aggressively luring people into playing a money game. The common name of the game is “This is right, that is wrong”. As young boys, we became curious and stopped to watch what was going on. The man had two kinds of cards on his desk. He said, this card is right, that card is wrong. If you pick the right card you will win money. A young man ventured into the game, and he lost his money. Through manipulation and cunningness, the wayfarer man duped a lot of people.

In the days of Prophet Isaiah, some cunning people manipulated others to enrich themselves. Isaiah was a friend of God; he loved what God loved and hated what God hated.. This is why the prophet condemned those who defraud others. “He said, Woe to those who draw sin along with cords of deceit, and wickedness as with cartropes” (Isaiah 5:18, NIV). This statement refers to those who use lies to deceive people to rob them and enrich themselves.

God frowns at anyone who lies to enrich himself but favours those who do away from lying and patiently follow the path of righteousness.

According to Mac Hammond, “To deceive someone is to convince him that something is valid when it is untrue or invalid. The only way Satan can defeat people is by getting them to believe something untrue and invalid. In other words, Satan can’t bring evil into your life unless you, in effect, choose it. Do not choose it.

They make people believe that Jesus did not come in the flesh and they do things contrary to the doctrine of Christ. Identifying these people might be a little difficult because some of them creep into our lives in such a subtle way and we hardly notice. But with the help of the Holy Spirit, we will be able to identify these deceivers. As believers, we must guard our hearts from things that stand contrary to the doctrine of Christ so that we can receive our reward at the end. Are there things or people already shaking your faith in Christ? Run to God for help today! The knowledge of the Word of God is the only antidote to deception.

These days, dupe and fraudsters popularly called “Scammers” have been common worldwide using different dubious ways to take away “Scam” all the resources of people. In this saying, no one exception or smart, we need the protection of God from these people. You will pray these prayer points.

Scam of money

You can work very hard for many years and scammers can take it away within a second. They have brains and sense how they manipulate this. You have to pray against this.

Prayer Point 1: Lord Jesus, deal with the people who gathered to empty my bank account dubiously this year in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 2: Almighty God, render the wisdom of all the fraudsters planning to steal away my money with a smart trick from today in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 3: Today, expose the hidden agendas of the dupe calculating to rod me with money through their dubious ways in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 4: From now on, all efforts of scammers to freeze my bank account will not triumph in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 5: Jesus, save my money and bank account from the tricks and evil services of scams today in the special name of Jesus Christ.

Scam of reputation

Scammers also can use your identification to defraud people. They make use the respected people to deceive other people in terms of impersonation. You must pray against this. A lot of people have been punished for offences they have not committed.

Prayer Point 6: God, render the power of the scammers using my name to steal and dupe people from today in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 7: Eternal Father, deal with the scammers manipulating my identity and face to defraud people from now in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 8: Abba Father, let the thunder strike the evil people using my Photoshop to have sex and take loans from the company right now in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 9: Almighty God, paralyze the evil and negative tricks of scammers using my dressing patterns to spoil my reputation from today in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 10: My God, save my reputation from scammers and fraudsters today in the name of Jesus Christ.

Scam of delicate possessions

Scammers know that if they have access to your delicate possessions such as phone numbers, car numbers, email addresses, social media handles and so on, and they can get your information that will lead them to dupe you.

Prayer Point 11: My Lord, subject the scammers that are using my phone numbers to dupe people to indefinite errors from today in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 12: My Jesus, I crush the operations of the fraudsters using my email addresses and other delicate resources to steal on behalf of from today in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 13: From today let all the efforts of scammers concerning using my car number and identification number to defraud people result in punishments in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 14: God, let the operations of scammers lead to time-wasting from this moment in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 15: Abba Father, save my possessions from scammers and fraudsters as of today in the special name of Jesus Christ.

Scam of sensitive materials

Scammers can hijack your sensitive information such as PINS, BVN, NIN, etc to defraud and steal your money once they have access to it.

Prayer Point 16: Almighty Father, from today, the operation of YAHOO and YAHOO + will be rendered to nothing in the powerful name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 17: O God, arise and let all scammers looking for my sensitive PINS to dupe me be scattered in the powerful name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 18: O Lord, scatter the brain the scammers and fraudsters are using to defraud the BVN and other sensitive information from me today in the name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 19: I command now that your operations concerning me will not succeed in the special name of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Point 20: Lord Jesus, save me from the tactic of scammers from today on in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.