Why live only one life when you can live three and four lives at a time? That’s right, the kingdom is designed to expand by multiplication on a continual basis. Making disciples is a multiplication process, whereby you duplicate yourself in others. By you presenting yourself a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto Me, which is only reasonable, (Romans 12:1) you allow Me to be formed in you, as the hope of glory. When you find someone else desiring to be a kingdom citizen, you can teach them to present themselves as living sacrifices. Disciples are not clones, but distinct in every way because they maintain their personality outwardly, while conforming to My image on the inside.
During the discipleship process, I supernaturally knit hearts together in love, Colossians 2:2. The knitting of hearts produces a duplication of the inner man. When your heart is knit together with a disciple, you have duplicated yourself! I can knit you together with as many as 5 at a time. Now it gets better, when you teach your disciples to duplicate again, you will have generations of spiritual offspring, and you are building a kingdom legacy that can expand centuries on earth while you are enjoying heaven, 2 Timothy 2:2 KJV.
No discipling can be accomplished without the key ingredient of love! My Love is attractive so it draws, My love is desirable so it maintains, and My love bonds together so it knits, even during the hardest of times. To be a discipler, you must lay down your life by sharing it with your disciples. You must make yourself available 24/7, during the good times as well as the bad. Your life is not your own, you are bought with a price, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 but you will have many of them to enjoy in eternity. You get to enjoy a duplicate reward of everyone you disciple. That’s what I meant when I said, “whoever will save his life will lose it: and whoever will lose his life, discipling others, for my sake will find it many times over,” Matthew 16:25.
~ 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.|