Spiritual Weeping vs. Emotional Crying


On the outside these appear very much the same but they are vastly different.  Emotional crying can be stopped by ones mind being place on a happy thought, but spiritual weeping is a manifestation of My Spirit that does not depend on ones thinking.  Your tears are on loan to Me until a work is accomplished.  Spiritual weeping is not an emotion, it’s a kingdom tool. It’s the heart of your creator being expressed for the purpose of redemption, or an expression of redemption lost!

When it’s for the purpose of redemption, “if you sow in tears you will reap in joy. [6] He that goes forth weeping, bearing precious seed of redemption, will doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing the redeemed with him,”  Psalm 126:5-6.  This type of sowing is not part of a church soul winning program, but the liquid unconditional love of My Father pouring through your spirit and out your eyes.

Redemptive weeping often becomes a regular part of the intercessors lifestyle.  At other times divine tears will flow with no prayer involved, sometimes while walking down a street.

When heavenly tears flow for redemption lost, it’s Father weeping over those who have hardened their hearts for the final time!

“America, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. [29] For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck.  [30] Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us.  [31] For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?”  Luke 23:28-31.

Oh how I wish I could have found enough spiritual weepers in America to save her, but now your land is left unto you desolate!


Jim Hammerle

Jim HammerleJim 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.


Spiritual Weeping vs. Emotional Crying — 2 Comments

  1. Jim,
    This spoke to my heart.  I had an abortion when I was 16.  I trusted in my parents guiding and that was their decision.  I have now learned through the Lord that it was actually an evil spirit that entered them causing this to take place.  I have asked for forgiveness from God and given it to my parents as well.  I have never become pregnant since.  I have been wrestling with God about this for a while.  He quoted this scripture a few years ago and I still have a hard time with it.  I know that even though he is withholding the blessing of children, that He is a loving, compassionate God.  I know that the loss and hurt I feel not having children would be worse than having them before evil is rampant on earth.  It is only by the grace of God that I am able to stand and fight.  I pray that I will continue to finish the race like Jesus would.

    Laus Deo,

  2. I was touched to read your message because of something that happened to me just yesterday.  I was in prayer and a deep sobbing came on me.  I was not crying about any need of my own, but sensed the cry was the ache of God’s heart for His people.  The sobs were loud and intense.  Suddenly I was reminded that there were men doing construction on my building and when I checked I saw a man just outside my open window.  I was deeply embarrassed and wanted to cover it up and make excuses.  But the Holy Spirit convicted me saying, “Never hide My tears from anyone”.  I saw that God moves and works in power through the intercession of the Holy Spirit in us and He can use it to touch anyone’s heart.  I thank Him for that lesson and have confessed to Him the sin of my own pride.