I am, also, a watcher. I watch. Putting the two together, I would watch those in the entertainment industry, and I must add that I am not alone. Millions of people "watch" those in the entertainment industry and want to know all about their favorite stars.
Over the years, I watched. I watched through the eyes of one who had no biblical inclinations of holiness, and now, as one, who wants holiness.
Well, what have I observed.
I watched a young girl, a former mousketeer with Disney, take over the music scene. Britney Spears, a young beautiful fully clothed seemingly innocent woman slowly undressed before our eyes. Each song/video increased the message of sexual prowess and became her common theme. Her videos looking at times much like a soft porn. It was sad to watch.
And now, Justin Bieber! We all were amazed at this young man. What was this internet sensation, marketed by himself (obviously allowed by his mom), hoping for...? Fame? Fortune? Both?
Let's look. This is YouTube video of Justin and his mom on a Christian show called 100 Huntley Street. During this video, his mother, mentions two people "fighting" over Justin: Justin Timberlake and Usher. She also mentions that Justin signed a record deal, which in hind sight, we know was Usher.
As I watched this video, when it originally aired, I was shocked and saddened by one host and by his mother. What I saw was two women, who obviously had not seen videos by either Timberlake or Usher, ooh and aah over how these two artists were "fighting" over her son. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE fighting for influence over your son! USHER mentoring your son. Helloooo...did anyone "THINK" about that for a moment. That was not a GOOD thing. That was a bad thing and had anyone any discernment, they should'a run for the hills. These "men" sexualize, and devalue women in their videos. They sing about women's bodies, about fornication, about selfish, self serving love. How could signing with one of them be "exciting". Oi...Oi...Oi! REALLY?
Then it hit me. The scripture verse that speaks of "offering our children up to Molech" found in Leviticus 18:21 " You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your Elohim: I am YHVH".
Was this an offering to Molech? Well, what is an offering to Molech? Here is what one source said, 'In addition to sexual rituals, Molech worship included child sacrifice, or "passing children through the fire.” It is believed that giant metal statues were made of a man with a bull’s head, either with a hole in his abdomen or outstretched forearms that made a kind of ramp to a hole in his torso. A fire was lit in or around the statue. Babies were placed in the statue’s arms or in the hole. If a couple sacrificed their first born, they believed that Molech would ensure financial prosperity for the family and future children.' (Emphasis mine)
Isn't that what happened? Well, he didn't die, physically, and my prayer is that that would never happen. Doing drugs and reckless driving is not a great combination and I say, increases your chances of physical death. Overdosing...ugh please Father, let that not ever happen.
I mentioned earlier, that I haven't always been a believer in YHVH. I was dead, spiritually. The spiritually dead. Which is worse, really? And how is Justin doing? He can't be doing well, spiritually.
The sacrifice worked: the family does have financial prosperity. I don't think Justin would have to ever write another song. As long as the finances are handled well, the Bieber's are set.
Was this a sacrifice to Molech? I think so. And it is hard to watch. We just don't see this as a sacrifice. If we watched Justin's mom take him as a baby and offer him as described above, we think it OUTRAGEOUS! It is not even in our imaginations. Yet isn't that what we've witnessed? An innocent and talented 14 year old thrust into the arms of the "KINGS"(Molech) of music. We should not be surprised at the outcome, or where Justin is at. He, his soul, is paying the price.
Outside of the realm of our Father to save him...absolutely not!
Justin, you and your family are in my prayers. May you find your way back to the one true God, Yahweh, Elohim, who loves you.