Thousands of pastors, ministry leaders, and missionaries, boldly proclaim that I AM their source.
They unashamedly declare that I AM the only one who meets all their needs. However, a strange thing happens after I speak to one of My people through whom I AM answers their prayers and meet their needs.
First, their focus switches, which switches their prayer life.
They begin praying to My people instead of Me.
“Never!” You say, “They would never pray to a human!” But let’s examine the prayers.
In the beginning the prayer is, “Father, we need a building for our children. LORD, we have no other source but you.”
In response, I speak to My person ‘John’ to meet this persons need and he in turn, says to the leader who prayed in faith, “The LORD spoke to me to give you $$$ for your children’s home.” Your leader enthusiastically responds with: “Hallelujah thank you Jesus,” and testifies to the world, “Look what the LORD has done!”
Six months later the home is purchased. Now listen to his updated electronic prayer by text, email or phone call: “Hi John, I was wondering if you would pray about helping us with a vehicle, I know God spoke to you before, about the home….” John replies, “I can’t at this time, but if you send an email to ‘Emily’ at our church, she might do it. You can use my name for a reference, (not the name of Jesus).”
From this point on, the prayers are horizontal instead of vertical and everything becomes man-centered and My presence is withdrawn, because the sources were switched! Isaiah 17:10-14.
When you switch sources, you switch gods and from that point on, all your needs will never be met!
~ Jim Hammerle
Jim Hammerle (1941-2017) began ministering with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, a retired businessman, Jim helped feed Ugandan widows and orphans, and helped Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He was His banker and was privileged to give His money away, helping to build a Haiti orphanage and invest in USA lives. Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.