Many people seek to become famous, but at what cost? Jeremiah is one of the most famous prophets of the Old Testament, but he was hated by kings and noblemen of that day. Not only that, but he wasn’t famous during his time on earth. He’s only known to us because God chose to use him to deliver a message to his people, and that message became part of our Bible. I would venture to guess that most people of celebrity status have taken an oath to another god who promised to give them fame at the cost of their servitude. In plain language, they are Satan worshippers. They are not limited to movie and television stars. I’m very cautious of famous preachers; what did they have to do to make it on TV or social media? Who have they bowed down to in return for their fame? Some of the best preachers and teachers I’ve sat under do not have a large congregation but produce some of the most meaningful and sound teachings I’ve ever heard. The others have a form of godliness but deny its power. This message is cautionary, so you carefully select the preachers you listen to or watch on television. It doesn’t matter if they are the ones who pay to be televised; it’s about who is providing those funds. I’m not talking about live streaming services; my caution is about television preachers you know by name. It’s best to go to church, hear your preacher and see their fruit for yourself. I wish this weren’t true, but the more I dig into the Word of God, the more this truth becomes unveiled.
having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. 2 Timothy 3:5