None of the letters I write to you are profitable to God, not one of the videos I have made add anything to Him whatsoever. Every man of God that has been called to preach, teach, write or expound upon the Word of God has never added anything to the Almighty, He is complete within Himself, nothing that we do can add anything at all to Him.
“See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.” (Deut. 32:39)
Those of us who have been called to go a little further with the Lord, to pick up a pen and paper, to stand behind the pulpit, on the radio or internet live in fear every moment, not the fear that we may be chastised for those times we are incorrect in our interpretation of the Scriptures, for they will come, but the fear in that we may lead some astray if we are wrong. “As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (Gal. 1:9)
When you have the time, go to YouTube and look at the number of subscribers on those sites that you know for a fact are false prophets, charlatans and deceivers, and then compare them to those you know who serve the living God for His glory alone, the differences may astound you.
People in general when it comes to religion are quite easily deceived, part of the proof of this is the nearly two billion individuals who call themselves Roman Catholics, but the prosperity preachers, the Charismatics and Pentecostals, though smaller in number than the Romanist still far outnumber those who have been truly born-again. They really do not care if they are wrong, for 1st Timothy 6:10 stands as a truth here, “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
Some YouTube site owners make tens of thousands of dollars a year, the larger ones can make that in a month, why do you think they call it prosperity preaching, at least one person is getting very wealthy from behind that pulpit. Preach a way to gain the world and the world will run to your doorstep, preach Christ and Him crucified and there will be room to spare in your church, and you will not need to be concerned with opening a second bank account.
There are and have been men of God blessed with much financial wherewithal, Charles Spurgeon was a wealthy individual, but, if I recall correctly, he used most of that money to build orphanages and schools for the glory of God. We have been given a promise from the Lord, but it is not the promise that most want to hear. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” (2nd Tim. 3:12) But there is another that I can attest to, as well as you can if you have been crucified with Christ. “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Phil. 4:19)
Those who seek to see the Lord God glorified and the name of the Lord Jesus Christ lifted up will be empowered to do so by the Holy Spirit, whether He decides to do that while giving us bread and water or living in a fine house, it matters little to us. What matters is the message is true, true to the Word of God, spoken plainly and clearly, and always for His glory.