There is nothing automatic about entering or living in My Kingdom. There is nothing that just happens if you are a Kingdom Citizen.
Everything in the supernatural realm is a direct reaction to an action you take in the natural realm. Even the very basics depend on your actions, like faith for instance, “Without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to My Father. For whoever would come near to Him must deliberately believe that He exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him out,” Hebrews 11:6.
Faith is a fight from morning to night everyday. You must deliberately struggle to stay above your circumstances and human will power will never be enough as the end approaches. It will take the power of My Holy Spirit working in you to quench the barrage of fiery darts of doubt that the enemy fires at you, Ephesians 6:16.
From morning to night everyday you must, “fight the good fight of the faith; lay hold of the eternal life to which you were summoned and for which you confessed the good confession of faith before all your friends, family and co-workers,” 1 Timothy 6:12.
Even with My Holy Spirit, it will be a steady deliberate decision making process and you will need the close fellowship of other Kingdom citizens to endure. “So please do not stop getting together as believers, as is the habit of some people, but keep admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the last day approaching,” Hebrews 10:25.
I remind you you are in a war for your soul, but in the middle of all of your fight there is My rest that you will enter into every time you deliberately choose My Father’s will over yours. This rest contains all you need to fill your journey with kingdom peace, love, and joy that will confound the religious and the ungodly.
I want to encourage you because in your daily struggle, “there remaineth a rest to all kingdom citizens. And he that is entered into My Father’s rest, has ceased from his own works, as Father did from his. So you must fight and work against your natural instincts to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For My word is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom you are dealing with. Seeing then that you have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Me, Jesus the Son of God, you must deliberately hold fast your confession of faith. For you do not have an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of your infirmities; but was in all points tempted like you are, yet without sin. So now you can come boldly unto the throne of grace, and obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need,” Hebrews 4:9-16.
Today and everyday, I want you to enjoy your daily fight as you rest in Me!
~ 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 ministy 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.|