The enemy of your soul, loves to beat My followers over the head with their private lives. Knowing they hate hidden habits, issues and sins that pop up from time to time, he will beat them into condemnation, as they strive to put to death their flesh.
Condemnation will beat your spirit man so badly, that you are unrecognizable. Guilt can then bind you so tightly that you will not want to show your face. Do you realize I, the one who knew no sin, was beaten beyond recognition for that reason. “Those that knew Me were astonished at how I looked; My visage was so marred more than any man, and My body was swollen more than all the sons of men” Isaiah 52:14. I was beaten so you did not have to be beaten down with condemnation. This does not give you license to sin but a way to overcome the sins of the flesh.
I allowed Myself to be beaten this badly, so that those of you who follow Me could be free from being beaten down with condemnation, knowing “there is no condemnation to them which abide in Me, who do not deliberately walk after the flesh, but after My Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Me has made you free from being beaten down with the law of sin and death” Romans 8:1-2. Every kingdom person lives a “crucified life with Me: nevertheless they live; yet not they, but I live in them: and the life which they now live in the flesh on earth, they live by My faith, the faith of the Son of God, who loves them, and gave Myself for them” Galatians 2:20.
As long as you are in a human body, you will struggle with the flesh, but if you continue to crucify your flesh you will live. The biggest struggle will be overcoming the beating of condemnation when you fail. Here is the kingdom answer for all citizens of the kingdom: “If any man sin, he has Me as an advocate with the Father, that’s right Me, the righteous one, who made a way for you: 2 I am the propitiation for your sins: and not for yours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 3 And here’s how you will know that you know Me, and that you are a kingdom citizen, if you keep My commandments” 1 John 2:1-3.
Now take the club away from your enemy, by making this your daily declaration: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in him” 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, 21.
~ 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.|