A Thief in the Kingdom


Many people think that My Kingdom can never be broken into, however that is allowable for the purpose of catching the thief.

Not only does it catch the thief, it is used to build the sinners into Citizens.

My Father deliberately allows thieves to steal in the Kingdom, but He has a dual purpose.  For instance My Father gave these instructions about thieves and what to do with them, when they are discovered.

Are you likening them to tares, who steal the nutrients out of the ground so the wheat cannot produce a healthy crop?

“While the farmer slept after sewing good seed all day, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.  Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn,”  (Matthew 13:25-30).

Father used the enemy to bring out stronger wheat than if they were not there.  The wheat had to survive even though the nutrients were being stolen out of the ground by the thief.

What most do not understand, is that the nutrients must come from the richest soil possible.  Its buried in the Secret Place.  The secret place is the richest soil possible to any and all human beings.

The Secret Place is really what the thief is after more than anything.  If he can steal your secret place where you meet with My Father, you will never endure to the end and the enemy will win.

There was one major tactic that the thief uses every day when it’s time to enter the secret place with My Father.  It’s called distraction.

The weapon of distraction will deceive and steal, not only your time but he will even go after your place of meeting.  Because you live in a nation that is buried in meaningless activities, it is so easy for him to distract you with many good things that are definitely not of My Father.

My Father has no fear of anyone being in the Kingdom as a thief, because of the way they are dressed.

“When the king came in to view the guests, he looked intently at a man there who had on no wedding garment.  And he said, Friend, how did you come in here without putting on the appropriate wedding garment?  And he was speechless (muzzled, gagged).  Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him into the darkness outside; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth,'”   (Matthew 22:11-13).

My Father knows how to deal with the thieves and has zero intention of ever allowing them to steal from His children.  However He will allow the thief to build character in His children.

I really want you to understand that you can enter into My rest and I ASSURE you, most solemnly I tell you, he who does not enter by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way (elsewhere, from some other quarter) is a thief and a robber and he is known and will never get past the Holy Spirit’s screening.

But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.  The watchman opens the door for this man and the sheep listen to his voice and heed it; and he calls his own sheep by name and brings (leads) them out.

When he has brought his own sheep outside, he walks on before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.

They will never on any account follow a stranger, but will run away from him because they do not know the voice of strangers or recognize their call,  (John 10:1-5).

Kingdom Bottom line:

You must protect the most valuable place that you have available to you, this place.

This is the enemy’s greatest nightmare because it is the place that reveals exactly where the thief is hiding and how to see him.

Protect the Secret Place and use it every day.


Jim Hammerle

Jim HammerleJim Hammerle  (1941-2017) began ministering with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, a retired businessman, Jim helped feed Ugandan widows and orphans, and helped Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He was His banker and was privileged to give His money away, helping to build a Haiti orphanage and invest in USA lives.  Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.

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A Thief in the Kingdom — 2 Comments

  1. The thing to realize is that many gate keepers have not only allowed the theif to enter but have welcomed him with open arms. Ezeikle 34 spells it out but too many of us, myself included suffer from pride and are unwilling to accept the truth. So eager to beleive a lie because it tickles our ears, so unwilling to accept the truth because it challenges who we are.