Love is a spirit that emanates from the heart of My Father. There is no other source and it can never be taught.
When I tell you to love your neighbor as yourself, it’s to send you on a search for what’s impossible with man. Laying down your life for another is not a love that can come from unregenerate man. In your search your human heart must reach a place of total desperation for kingdom reality.
As long as you have any thought of, “what’s in it for me” you will not reach that desperation point. No matter how hard you try you will always lack the ability to experience heavenly compassion without a supernatural revelation of Father’s love for you.
Unconditional Love can only be received by revelation. The best of teachers can share a thousand lessons on how much Father loves you and it will never go beyond the intellect, thus beginning a life of works, most of the time out of duty.
You step on a religious merry-go-round always repeating: I got to show I love them, so I better give, go, or do. I got to show I love them, so I better give, go, or do. I got to show I love them, so I better keep going round and round until I end up finding out it was all for nothing! 1 Corinthians 13:3.
As long as there is any struggle to love, it’s not Father’s love.
You may have spent 50 years in church learning about Fathers love and even preached it yourself, without ever actually experiencing it! However a 30 second revelation of Father’s love will change your life forever. When it happens every aspect in life changes, the grass and trees are greener than ever before, suddenly the sun becomes brighter and people that once irritated you are no longer a bother.
Your reason for living is no longer to make a good living, or have a great ministry, or even be a good parent, but it’s to keep receiving Father’s love and keep giving it away.
Looking at life through the eyes of love makes you a giver, a good listener, a weeper, and a bundle of joy. Your core being is suddenly filled solid with security. No more people pleasing, or striving for perfection, in order to feel valuable! No more affirmation needed.
All of life is suddenly fantastic because you finally have received perfect love and “perfect love has finally cast out all your fear of being unacceptable: because fear has tremendous torment. He that fears has not yet been made perfect in love, 1 John 4:18.
But your fear is gone now because you know in your heart that your Creator Father really does love you for who you are. You can be sure that Father’s love is sealed in your heart, when this sincere prayer continually flows from your lips toward your enemies and all those that hurt you, “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.”
If you are still on that merry-go-round and want to get off, get desperate, get very desperate for Father’s love, and in 30 seconds your life will change for ever!
~ Jim Hammerle
|Jim Hammerle 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, a retired businessman, Jim now helps to feed widows and orphans in Uganda, helping Muslims find the Jesus who feeds them. He’s become His banker and is privileged to give His money away, wherever He decides, so he’s 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 lives every hour listening for his Heavenly Father’s voice.|