What they plan to say, and what they didn’t plan to say makes all the difference in the world to the kingdom listener. People who talk a lot have more love for themselves that for others, because love listens. Kingdom people listen for what people did not plan to say. Who’s they? The hurting people, the bruised, those in bondage, the abused ones. They look like everyone else, but when you listen to what they didn’t plan to say, their pain will shock you. Kingdom people know that “a good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks” Luke 6:45.
Everyone plans what to say from their head, some say it well, others say it poorly, but it’s what they intended to say, and it reveals very little about the person. However when the heart speaks, you have no control over it, because you never planned on saying it, it just slips out. The kingdom person will hear it loud and understand it clearly, while everyone else is fooled. For example: A person with a lot of sarcastic jokes, usually has a lot of bruises, and deep wounds from their past. The sarcasm hits back at those who caused the pain, while the laughter attempts to cover up the pain.
A person who changes the subject every time the conversation gets personal, suffers from shame. Those who talk continuously but say very little, are avoiding intimacy. Those who curse a lot, feel inferior and need to emphasize each sentence with foul language. There are four personalities that speak from the human heart:
1. The person with the unregenerate heart Luke 6:45.
2. A demon that may possess that heart Matthew 8:28-33.
3. The born again person with a regenerated heart Matthew 12:35
4. My Holy Spirit that may be controlling that heart Matthew 10:20.
A true kingdom person is a very good listener, because they are hearing the unspoken words being said between the lines and they are discerning who is doing the talking. Only then can you be a fully effective minister of the gospel. The words spoken from the heart tell everything
“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned. Matthew 12:37 This is the prayer of all My kingdom people: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord , my strength, and my redeemer” Psalm 19:14.
~ 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.|