From the day My Father created Adam, there are literally millions of individual hearts that My Father knows intimately and He judges, blesses, and rewards, every heart according to their responses to Him.
Some have a very tender heart, and some have a hard heart. Some are quick to act and some are very slow to act. These people are all influenced by their surroundings and the more time they spend in My Father’s presence, in the secret place, the more their heart is changed like His.
He has no favorites, even though it appears that he does. My Father only honors faith and obedience, therefore if you are one that has great faith and you are walking in obedience to what He says, it appears that you are a favorite but you are not.
Father calls heaven and earth to record day by day. He sets before them life and death choices, blessing and cursing: and He draws everyone to choose life, that both you and your children may live.
He does everything to cause you to love Him above all else, that you may obey his voice, and that you will will hang on to Him for dear life, knowing He is your only source of life, for He is your life, and the length of your days on earth may depend on it. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20).
On the other hand, if you are stubborn and slow to obey, it will appear that you are on Father’s blacklist. You must remember, it is only to do with your heart response.
If your heart responds in a positive way, that is in obedience and faith, your love for Father will grow tremendously. However if you are slow to respond, fearful and lacking the faith to step out of your comfort zone, your heart will grow cold and you will lack what it takes to go through the gate.
I often point out the difference between the western mindset in the eastern mindset. Please remember that these mindsets are due to the influence of the ones environment and the company that each person chooses to keep.
Here is the issue at hand; If you long to be one of those it appears to be Father’s favorite then you must surround yourself with people of faith, and obedience. It all comes back to choice, you can choose your friends, the books you read, the videos you watch, the people you spend time with.
You can choose how long you spend with My Father. You can choose whether to go or stay according to your desire to be like Father and Son with Him.
There is a definite advantage to being in a place where there is if you were choices, fewer temptations to be lazy and feed your flesh. Therefore the west in general is at a great disadvantage because of the temptation of luxury, is everywhere at your fingertips.
Money and power draw multitudes and it is almost impossible to resist that temptation.
My Father in understanding of the human heart takes into consideration the size of your temptation and what it takes to overcome by saying NO to it. When He studies the heart in all situations everyone then becomes on the same playing field.
If the eastern believers were placed in Babylon with the same temptations as the westerner what choices would they make? Only Father knows each individual heart, however this is revealed by the choice every individual makes in the end.
It all boils down to one thing; (THE SECRET PLACE) Whether you live in Babylon or on the backside of the desert what will your choice be in every situation? Only Father knows.
However, you can know right now too, by simply looking at your choices over the last weeks, and months.
Are you still on the outside of the gate deciding or are you saying NO to all those who are still deciding? Or have you chosen to overcome the western temptation and spend your time in the secret place with Father?
There is nothing rude in My Father’s kingdom.
It’s all as simple as this: “They who are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they who are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit,” (Romans 8:5).
Where is your heart?
~ Jim Hammerle
Jim Hammerle (1941-2017) began ministering with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, a retired businessman, Jim helped feed Ugandan widows and orphans, and helped Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He was His banker and was privileged to give His money away, helping to build a Haiti orphanage and invest in USA lives. Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.