The job of the false prophet is to reach the Masses with a corrupted message that is halfway true, and get praise and honor from men in his own generation. The pay is high, in the kingdom of man.
The job of the true messenger is to disciple the Few with a pure message that is lived in truth, and modeled to instruct God’s remnant and change future generations. The pay is high, in the kingdom of God.
Are you saying that true messengers can’t have success? No.
True Messengers wear success loosely, knowing that it’s temporary and fleeting, and that praise from men will soon be reversed into hatred. They dont mind success discipling the remnant, but they know that success with the masses is a lie. If they get mass success they don’t hold on to it, they keep chasing higher levels of truth, purity, and creativity in God. The only thing they do with success is teach others how they got it.
False prophets get success and then try to keep it. They keep trying to stay on top and stay in control, worshipping their gift, talent, or formula, and end up totally deceived and prophesying for more success instead of for God.
22 Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and insult you, and scorn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man. 23 Be glad in that day and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For in the same way their fathers used to treat the prophets…
26 Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to [e]treat the false prophets in the same way.
13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.