In your first year of new birth My Father gives you great latitude, with a wide line, to allow your soul to submit to My Spirit. Your language may be a little rough and there are a few temper tantrums allowed, because your still a baby. You may still talk about knocking someone’s block off, but deep down, you really don’t want too. This is all due to portions of your soul still not being surrendered to your new spirit. However after a year the line begins to narrow rapidly!
Some of you at 5 years old are still back on the wide infant line. 5 years, is plenty of time to come to maturity. After I finished My visit to earth, I left the entire planet in the hands of 12 three-and-a-half-year-olds. I see millions of 5, 10, and 20, year old American believers standing still at the end of the one year line and refusing to walk the narrower line. They end up cheating themselves out of eternal life because their soul is determined to run everything, by refusing to submit to the Spirit!
They operate completely on soul power, pastors included. The soul can produce a perfect counterfeit to the Spirit and it can only be identified by the spiritually mature. In the end times the counterfeit will look so real that there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect,” Matthew 24:24.
Herein lies the danger of standing still, My word does not profit you, because it is no longer mixed with faith. In your baby stage your faith was strong and even the dumb things you did were honored because you had the faith of a child. But because they refused to put away childish things, 1 Corinthians 13:11 like, selfishness, anger, malice, partying, smoking, drinking, swearing, TV and all that feeds the soul, the Spirit is starved and never takes control. If one remains in this state to long they become lukewarm, and make Me sick, Revelation 3:16.
Now on the good side if you continue to walk after the Spirit the line gets narrower every week. After three years the line should be as fine as a human hair, where every move of your body and soul is in alignment with My Fathers plan and purpose for you, written on your heart.
As you continue to walk, the line will disappear. You will no longer need to look at a line but you will become Me in the earth, and then you will say, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain,” Philippians 1:21. Take time right now look spiritually to your right and then to your left, do you see any ungodly stuff still in your walk? Now look down, how fine a line are you walking? Your goal must be to walk the line until it disappears and suddenly you become Love!
~ 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.|