Moving higher in the Kingdom, means I AM trusting you with more responsibility. More responsibility means there must be a change in your responses.
No more knee jerk reactions. No more off the cuff answers. Your promotion means an increase in authority. Attached to an increase in authority is influence, Luke 12:48. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Any word or action coming from you, is now taken much more seriously. Because of your increase in authority, the words you speak after promotion are taken much more serious and viewed as Me speaking. Your actions are viewed as they are condoned by Me.
Part of your increased responsibility is to always ponder all your responses before speaking. Many people will be hurt if you continue to make off the cuff remarks inspired by your flesh. If your actions do not mirror Mine you will confuse and stumble little ones.
You can no longer ask the question, “what would Jesus do”? With your new kingdom leadership position your actions are to be carefully guided by My Holy to match what I would do.
In other words, when you speak, I speak, and when they see what you do, they know what I would do. When I was on earth if they saw Me, they saw the Father, John 14:9. As a kingdom leader when they see you, they see Me.
Millions have been stumbled because they were misinformed that religious authority, was kingdom authority, nothing could be further from the truth, Matthew 23:27-28. I do not give anyone religious authority, the democratic way is used in promoting religious leaders.
People are deceived because they are referred to as men of God. They do not represent nor speak for Me. They have a religious form or godliness, but deny and have no kingdom power! I warn every believer to stay away from these self promoting impostors,” 2 Timothy 3:5.
The unusual thing about this authority is no one knows it’s there until you speak, Matthew 7:28-29. I admonish you too handle your new authority carefully, 1 Thessalonians 2:12.
~ Jim Hammerle
|Jim Hammerle 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, a retired businessman, Jim now helps to feed widows and orphans in Uganda, helping Muslims find the Jesus who feeds them. He’s become His banker and is privileged to give His money away, wherever He decides, so he’s 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 lives every hour listening for his Heavenly Father’s voice.|