Thursday, Oct. 6
It has always irked me when so called servants of God do everything possible to draw attention to themselves. Gifted speakers carrying out big campaigns, with their picture prominently displayed. Televangelists with a team of professional ad men telling how good this man is. The hype is not focused on God; it’s focused on a man. You would never mistake this man for a second Moses. God cannot be pleased with this. Paul speaks of this kind of man in 1Tim. 3:1-9.
But mark this; There will terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these men oppose the truth—men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.
What an accurate description of many televangelists! Their folly is not yet clear to everyone, but you can count on it to happen when the Lord comes.