A False Messiah?
Zechariah 10:1 "Ask the LORD for
in the springtime; it is the LORD who makes the storm clouds.
He gives showers of rain to men, and plants of the field to
Job 36:27-33 "He draws up the drops of water,
which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds
pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind.
Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds, how he
thunders from his pavilion? See how he scatters his lightning
about him, bathing the depths of the sea. This is the way he governs
the nations and provides food in abundance. He fills his hands with
lightning and commands it to strike its mark. His thunder
announces the coming storm;
even the cattle make known its approach."
"For I will pour water on
the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my
Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They
will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing
streams. One will say, ‘I belong to the LORD’; another will call
himself by the name of Jacob; still another will write on his hand,
‘The LORD’S,’ and will take the name Israel."
"So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to
love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with
all your soul—then I will send rain on your land in its
season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your
grain, new wine and oil. I will provide grass in the fields for your
cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied."
Job 5:10 "He
bestows rain on the earth; he sends water upon the
"He covers the sky with clouds;
he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.
Rain! Even when I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed.
Psalm 72:6 "He will be like
rain falling on a
like showers watering the earth."
Religion hates Jesus. Does that
sound strange to you?
Isaiah 55:10-11 "As
the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not
return to it
without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so
that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is
my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me
empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for
which I sent it."
Isaiah 45:8 "You
heavens above, rain down righteousness; let the clouds
shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring
up, let righteousness grow with it; I, the LORD, have created it"
Jude 1:12 "These men are blemishes
at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds
who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain,
blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and
uprooted - twice dead."
Psalm 18:11-13 "He
made darkness his covering, his canopy around him - the dark
rain clouds of the sky. Out of the brightness of his
presence clouds advanced, with hailstones and bolts of
lightning. The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of
the Most High resounded."