How I see you and how you see yourself is vastly different. How I see you and others see you, differs greatly also. There are only two ways I see mankind; I see you either proud and self righteous or I see you humble and repentant! To start with, let Me simply say, “I resist the proud, and I give grace unto the humble” James 4:6. Anyone in between is lukewarm and I just spit them out, I don’t even count them Revelation 3:16.
I want to let you see what I see, when I look at the humble and repentant heart. I always see the end from the beginning. Actually I first see, My finished work in you, and then I back up to your beginning and start working to bring you to what I see at your end. It’s a God thing, so you can’t do it. You can “be confident of this one thing, that when I begin to work a good work in you, I will continue it until the day I see you face to face” Philippians 1:6. The only thing that prevents Me from finishing work in you, is you quitting. You must keep on, asking, seeking, and knocking as long as you live. I promise you, if you Ask, I will see that it’s given to you; if you seek, you will find everything you need; and if you keep knocking, and I will open the doors for you” Luke 11:9.
The old nature/new nature transfer of character, takes time so you must be in it for the long haul. Don’t allow yourself to get weary in well doing: for eventually you will reap, if you don’t quit” Galatians 6:9. Right now, you see yourself as a failure, but I see you as a success Joshua 1:8. You see yourself as unclean, but I see you whiter than snow Isaiah 1:18. You see yourself lost, I see you found Luke 15:6. You see yourself weak, I see you strong 2 Corinthians 12:10. You see weary and heavy burdened, I see light and rested Matthew 11:28-30. You see yourself weeping, I see you joyful. You see night, I see your morning Psalm 30:5.
Some of you are saying, NO WAY! I thank God I am not like any of these! Well friend you have a big problem!!! I tell you, these people will enter My house justified, but not you: for every one that exalts himself will be knocked off his high horse; but those that are humble and repentant will be promoted, both in My kingdom and on earth” Luke 18:14. And beside that, My proud friend, I am resisting you!
~ 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.|