Can you imagine a place so cold a fire cannot start? It actually exists on earth. Love is the kindling wood of revival fire and a teaspoon full of critical spirit with keep the kindling from burning. Unforgiveness is the sin that will douse the fires of revival quicker that any other fire retardant and “because this attitude shall abound among believers, the love of many shall wax cold, and revival fire will go out” Matthew 24:12.
Pastors will pump millions of dollars into advertising, and bring in big name bands, and speakers, and blow on it with sound systems, and fancy lights, call for hours of special prayer meetings, but it will not ignite a whole pile of love covered with a teaspoonful of the fire retardant of bitterness, or a critical spirit.
Most revivals fires are doused by pastors themselves and they have no clue. If a pastor has one teaspoon full of anger, bitterness or criticism toward another pastor, he may have a hundred dedicated sheep, crying for the fire to start, but to no avail. All forward motion stops in kingdom advancement, when one leader holds anything in his heart against another. The sins of that leader are no longer cleansed, because My Heavenly Father does the same to you, if you from your hearts, will not forgive every one his brothers, their sins and trespasses” Matthew 18:35.
Were they wrong? Did they sin? Who cares, that’s My business, it’s your sins that is now preventing My fire from flowing to thousands!
I will soon bypass the unrepentant, angry, judgmental leader, and start new fires. in the pure hearts of new leaders! The cold heart, of a spiritual leader, is the deadliest cold!
~ 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.|