The two greatest commandments on which your spiritual life hangs, are essential to your entering My kingdom.
Everything in your bible, and all the true teachers and preachers hang on these two commandments, Matthew 22:40. You may think you are doing good by keeping the first commandment, saying, you love Me with all your heart, but the second is just like it, Mark 12:3 making it the qualifier of the first. “If you say, you love Me, and don’t love your neighbor and brother, you are a liar: for if you don’t love your brother who you can see, how can you love Me who you have never seen?  This is a command, not a suggestion; if you want to enter My kingdom, “If you truly love Me, then you must truly love your brother also,” 1 John 4:20-21.
When you say you love you Me, there is no way to for anyone to confirm whether this be true or not. I am invisible, no one can see the interaction between you and I. However your brother/ neighbor is not invisible and so I made it simple to determine your love for Me. If people watch how you love all your brothers and sisters, neighbors and enemies, they can easily determine if you love me or not! Here is where believers try to insult My deity; they think they can fool Me by picking and choosing who they love.
My friend, I AM not stupid! “If you love them which love you back, that doesn’t count, because sinners also love those that love them.  And if you do good to them which do good to you, that’s no big deal, sinners everywhere do even the same.  And if you lend to them that you hope to receive from, don’t you think I know that’s just good business, sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.  But here’s what I’m talking about! You loving your enemies, and doing good to them, and lending, hoping for nothing again; and then your reward will be great, and then you will be My Fathers children: for He is kind unto the un-thankful and to the evil,” Luke 6:32-35. This way you will know that you are different from sinners and have really been born again!
Of course I know you are saved by grace, I wrote Ephesians 2:8 and 9 remember? But whether you approached My grace on your terms or Mine is the question. If you came on My terms the fruit I have just explained will be there. You will be just as warm to the pastor across town, as the biggest giver in your church. You know the one, that one that really irritates you! And that friend that lied to you and cheated you out of some money, yes him! And you sir, mam, you know who I’m talking about, the x wife or husband that you once didn’t care if they burned in hell. And I didn’t leave you out sir, remember the one that you been giving the cold shoulder too, just because they did something you didn’t agree with, yes him too.
Now take moment and get quiet, take a deep breath, let Me ask you, based on the second great commandment, using My kingdom definition of love, do you love Me with all your heart, mind, soul and strength? Because if you failed the love your enemy test, you really don’t love Me! Most of you western believers are almost saved!
I love you more than you will ever know, because I died for you, but My Fathers standards cannot be changed, truly, truly, My friend, I’m telling you plainly, Except you be born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God, John 3:3. If you receive My grace on My terms and you will be saved! Ephesians 2:8-9.
Beloved, you cannot just enter My kingdom with all your junk, there’s a very narrow gate, and My Father did not widen it for Americans, it will always be narrow, and many will not fit because they could not pass the love test! What a shame, they were almost saved! Matthew 7:12-14.
~ 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.|