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Clouds and Wind Without Rain [podcast]

The Peril and Plague of Empty Messengers

Stating the obvious: There are so many “clouds and wind without rain” ministers/ministries (Proverbs 25:14; Jude 1:12). It’s all emotion, entertainment, no truth. Unreal and people just keep going back and supporting this foolishness, even though they are empty. That’s the problem – They don’t study the Bible themselves, the KJB.

Clouds from heaven are full of refreshing living water to bless, to make whole, heal, and establish God’s people in the faith (Colossians 2:6-10).

The LORD’s true “prophets” are not those who come up with some word they claim is from God but rather those who strictly, humbly, and obediently preach His “more sure word of prophecy” which is the written Word and more divinely authoritative then even the audible voice of the Father speaking from Heaven – 2 Peter 1:16-21.

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 so many empty, substance-less men in leadership today. The Bible has some things to say of this very thing – this apostasy.

“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.

Do we begin now to grasp the picture here that Scripture is painting to convey an truth? ”Clouds and wind without rain” simply tease the ground of our hearts. Lots of entertainment, lots of energy, lots of aggressive talking, lots of charisma, lots of arrogance, and very little or no substance – Biblical truth.

The apostle Peter picks up this truth in his discourse on false leaders.

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. 

“REPENT” is the very first Word/divine command of the original Gospel – Matthew 3:2; 4:17; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 17:30; 20:21 etc. ANY man who isn’t constantly teaching and calling men to repent is a vile antichrist hell bound wolf.

There are millions of hungry souls today who go to hear lame sermonettes preached by men not given over to Christ in the cross and therefore refuse to repent and study, learn, memorize and preach only God’s written Word!

“If I had only three years to serve the Lord, I would spend two of them studying and preparing.” Donald Barnhouse

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 about God’s Word – rather than simply learning God’s Word, obeying it, and walking daily with Him. Such is the way the LORD prepares His men. Seminary is total subversion. There is blindness in the hearts of men for not knowing the Holy Scriptures. There are many DTS (Dallas Theological Seminary) graduates I have discusses biblical things with. Seldom were these men Bible centered. 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


MINISTRY is about feeding sheep, not entertaining goats (John 21:15-17). So, when you see a “minister” entertaining, you know he himself is a goat (1 Corinthians 1:29-2:5).

Soft, compromised preaching only produces the fruit of lukewarm counterfeits! Real disciples migrate to pure truth spoken straight! No sugar added! (2 Timothy 4:2-4; Isaiah 30:9-10) Case in point: Just look at that which falsely calls itself the church today! No soul winners, no real daily disciples, etc. Totally false.

When Jesus preached the counterfeit religionists were made livid and scattered at the rebuke of His truth, spoken in divine authority (Matthew 7:28-29). Are you scattering the tares in your audience or are you coddling these rebels in their sin?

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