At the center of the carnal crowd is a piece of furniture called a pedestal. One of the most pronounced marks of a carnal Christian, is when they put a person on one of these pedestals.
Take a close look at your object of worship, and see how much carnality is active in you. The greatest division in the history of My church, is now taking place in the west, due to misdirected worship. Books published by the millions, TV, radio, the Internet and mass advertising has made it easy to lift men up on very high pedestals.
When you base your assembling together on who is going to be on stage, you are filled with death “because to be carnally minded is death; but to go to because you are spiritually minded, then you are filled with life and peace,” Romans 8:6.
If you say, I am with pastor Bill, another says, I am with pastor Mike; and another says, I go to the 1st Church of the best Christians; are you not carnal?” 1 Corinthians 3:4.
I hear such foolish talk, bragging on how anointed one church is over another, yet the town they are in, is going to hell. Carnality, has brought death, and emotion has replaced anointing, as the people do not know the difference. Their carnality has caused them to put great importance on the enticing words of man’s wisdom, because there is no longer anyone giving a demonstration of My power, 1 Corinthians 2:4.
For you are still carnal: as long as there is envying, and strife, and divisions, among the believers in your city. Are you not carnal, and walk as men, if you are lifting up people on pedestals?” 1 Corinthians 3:3.
You may draw people and fill your church with those on pedestals, but it’s all death. Unless you lift Me up and advertise Me you are carnal. Only if I am lifted up, will all men be drawn to Me.” John 12:32.
I will ask you again, How carnal are you? Try witnessing without mentioning your church, or your denomination or your pastor, and only Me, using my name, then demonstrate My power, with a miracle or healing, and watch what I do!
~ Jim Hammerle
|Jim Hammerle (1941-2017) began ministry working with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times in the mission field pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with tv and radio, teaching, and preaching. As a retired businessman, Jim helped to feed widows and orphans in Uganda, helping Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He became His banker and was privileged to give His money away, wherever He decided, so he also helping to build an orphanage in Haiti and investing in lives in the USA. Totally in love with his Lord, at age 73 he served in ministry at Victory Christian Church and lived every hour listening for his Heavenly Father’s voice. Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.|