Though there are so many who hold positions of influence with audiences, there are so few who simply and only speak God’s pure Word. There are many empty, substance-less men in leadership today. The Bible has some things to say of this very thing.
“Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.” Proverbs 25:14
”Clouds and wind without rain” is an illustration of someone who is empty, that is, they have no substance, even though they have a platform and are saying words. Rick Warren is one such character. If one can’t see that this man is an airbag, it reveals a gross lack of Scripture knowledge and zero discernment.
2 Peter 2:17 says: “These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.”
Jude 1:12 says: “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: CLOUDS THEY ARE WITHOUT WATER (no substance), carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;”
This also applies to the IHOP churches, the whole so-called “prophetic” and “apostolic” flakes who have no Scripture in their many words and when they do use them, it’s to their own twisted advantage (2 Corinthians 2:17; 2 Peter 3:16). There is no such thing as teaching sound doctrine in these houses of witchcraft. They are apostate. Run for your life!
The whole community church, emergent church, emerging church, and seeker-friendly frauds are also shallow and void of biblical substance and therefore, according to the LORD, are apostate “clouds and wind without rain.” (Proverbs 25:14)
Were these dismal days of emptiness not foretold?
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:” Amos 8:11
There is gross famine in our land, a famine of hearing God’s precious words.
There are millions of hungry souls today who go to hear morally spineless little sermonettes preached by wanna be men of God who refuse to repent and study, learn, memorized and only preach God’s written Word!
So many have run out and paid tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars to get a so-called “seminary” degree. They accomplished this by learning mere men’s theology which is the story of what mere men say God’s Word says. This is total subversion. There is blindness in their hearts for not knowing the Holy Scriptures. I can’t tell you how many DTS (Dallas Theological Seminary) graduates I have discuss things with. I can’t remember even one of them who knew God’s Word! What does that tell you that they spent those years and monies being taught?
Hungering, thirsty souls go to their local church houses seeking substance and find none. They just get entertained and leave as empty as they came and even more disillusioned. Just as in cases where the fallow, dry ground in the desert cries out to the clouds in the skies for water and never receives a drop of rain, so thirsting souls cry out for those claiming to be Christian leaders for the water of God’s Word and never get any!
“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” Colossians 2:6-10
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