This has st me to thinking about the scripture @ Tim 4:2-5, Speak the word, Be ready in and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long suffering and teaching. For time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and will be turned aside to fables. But you be watchful in all things. endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
I know what makes my ears itch, It is bacteria that grows in the moist dark place in my ear. Can it be that perhaps secrets we keep and lies we have believed infect us. Do we then go find teachers who will make us feel better and not address what is inside us. They lead us away on other distracting adventures.
Heart breakingly I have seen some of the Faithful children lead away on distracting adventures. They have left the path of pursuit of The Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit for the pursuit of many other things. Some pursue no hell, some astral projection, some sower demonstrations and many other signs and not the sign giver.
It all reminds me of taking ocean water , sand and seashells home in a jar. and expect to have the waves and the thrill of the ocean happen. All you will end up with is stinky water and no life. You can not separate it from the life giver.