When you have an unsaved loved one, and are seeing them rebelling against something a church or religion or a leader has done to them, do not meddle in My process of rescuing them. Rebellion loves to throw things back in your face, many times because it’s been caused by religious hypocrisy.
The slightest justification of any wrongs done only cause higher walls to be built, Matthew 7:6. Rebellion must be slowly dismantled with love, where I work on the inside in partnership with you working on the outside.
Rebellion must have an object to attack. Anything you say or do reminding them of church or religion will always get a negative reaction, from rolling of eyes, to outright cursing. When hopes have been postponed and postponed and finally dashed by hypocrisy their heart is made sick, Proverbs 13:12. Most wandering sheep caught in thickets have a sick heart due to the gross effects of organized religion.
I love these sheep and will not abandon them, but your human efforts to rescue them greatly hinder Me. When you use words to try to convince a sick heart, they cannot get past the lies and the letdowns they have experienced. They see you as one of those that convinced them by false promises in the first place. Their negative response will cause you to go into a defensive mode and you will begin to threaten them with My Fathers wrath. In their eyes, this puts My Father, the Holy Spirit, and Me in the enemy camp. From that point on, any sweet talk you may use to reverse the damage, will be classified as hypocrisy, pushing them much deeper in the thicket.
If you really love them and want Me to rescue them, then trust Me to work with My love on their inside, while you demonstrate the same love on their outside. Keep in mind, what they say is coming from deep hurt, let them talk. And how they act is a demonstration of how much they hate what has been done to them.
You must only speak with My love, always thinking, “I want to draw them, not push them deeper into the thicket”. If you are out to prove a point, then you will push them away forever. If you are not willing to let love bring them back, you have become a stumbling block.
If it’s true that a double standard church or leader caused this condition, and you are still part of the hypocritical church or religion that offended them, you must acknowledge it and renounce it, or all the love you show will be hypocrisy to them. Are you willing to come with Me and leave the 90 and 9 to rescue the lamb you love, or do I have to do it alone? Luke 15:4.
~ 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.|