When I came to earth from heaven, I already knew the emotional makeup of man. I knew that Moses never made it to the promised land because of his emotions. Samson lost his anointing because of his emotions. Elijah begged to die, because of his. Abraham laughed in unbelief and before that he lied because of his emotions. Kings Saul and Solomon lost everything because of their emotions.
So I never trusted man’s emotions when they were shouting hosannas, because I knew a day or so later they would be shouting crucify him. Yet so many believers especially in the west are putting so much trust in emotions.
Emotions depend fully and totally on circumstance and environment, not on truth. Emotions always jump to conclusions and are void of patience. Emotions love you one day, and hate you the next, depending on what you do or say or people think you said or did. Emotions create yo-yo and roller coaster people.
Emotional adultery is wide spread in the church through soul ties, when innocent women eager to serve Me, serve their pastor as if he was Me. Loving the attention and thinking he can do no wrong they obey his every command.
Without knowing it they become emotionally involved and the flesh takes over. Very few ever escape before it’s too late and hundreds are devastated.
I’m not referring to pastors who in a weak moment give in to temptation, repent with Godly sorrow never to do it again. I am referring to predators hiding behind a title. These pastors are not My shepherds but whoremungers, posing as pastors having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. 6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, 2 Timothy 3:5-6.
They present themselves as holy, but “have eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: their heart they have exercised with covetous practices,” 2 Peter 2:14.
One of the greatest hindrances to making disciples is emotional mentors that confuse their disciples with a yo yo lifestyle. Do not attempt to disciple people if your emotions are not founded on the Rock and submitted to My Spirit.
Just remember, you will always be tempted to act or speak out of your emotion if you listen long enough for them to be stirred. Before you speak, act or make any major decisions, you must be sure to “cast down your imagination, and every high thing that exalteth itself against My nature, and bring into captivity every thought making it obey My word,” 2 Corinthians 10:5.
In order to keep your emotions on the rock never form an opinion on any matter until you have first brought it to Me.
If you build your hope, ministry, business, or life on your emotion or anyone else’s emotions you are doomed to fail before you start. Most marriages that fail, fail because they started out based on a foundation of emotion. A spiritual person married to an emotional person lives a life of wonder, wondering what the emotional condition of their spouse will be from moment to moment.
I created all people in My image, with emotions and they are not bad in themselves, but when sin entered man’s heart, emotions could no longer be trusted. Sand is not stable and emotion is like sand. Rock is stable and My Spirit is stable. The person that dies to self, moves their emotions from a foundation of sand to the solid rock foundation of My Spirit.
The process takes months, years, and in some cases a lifetime, depending on how emotional a person starts out, and how fast he dies to self.
Bottom line: To be safe, never trust emotions, but let My peace rule your heart at all times, Colossians 3:1.
~ 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.|