There are several types of boldness, ranging from mentally ill boldness, to heroic boldness, but did you know there is a boldness that is not based in this world, called Kingdom boldness? Ephesians 3:12.
It’s a supernatural boldness that comes from deep intimacy with Me, causing you to take on My Father’s boldness. As a deeper intimacy occurs you become more sure of, and more secure in, My love for you.
Kingdom boldness is grounded in, and founded on, an absolute assurance of unconditional love. When you are absolutely and totally secure in My Fathers love for you, there is nothing that can intimidate you. Kingdom boldness is the absence of all intimidation.
“Those with hidden sin flee when no man pursues them, but the uncompromisingly righteous are bold as a lion,” Proverbs 28:1. If you are sinning you will begin to be intimidated by even the small things, due to a loss of kingdom security, doubt will attack your soul.
Doubt enters because sin gives a place for the devil to launch accusations against everything you believe, Ephesians 4:27. These accusations quickly blossom into doubts about every thing that I have imparted to you during intimacy. Our times of intimacy come to a sudden and abrupt halt. Doubt immediately builds a foundation for unbelief, eroding away every area of your faith, until you begin to doubt My Father’s love. This causes your kingdom boldness to disappear. At this point you begin to loose your spiritual eye sight and become like any ordinary man groping in spiritual darkness once again.
If you lack or have lost your kingdom boldness, then you are not totally secure in My Fathers love. Look to see if you are in one of these two spiritual places: I AM no longer your first love and you have lost your desire to be truly intimate with Me or you have known sin in your life, or as in many cases both!
Let boldness be a barometer to your spiritual condition. Today watch and see how many times you back away from opportunities to speak of Me, and how many you take the opportunity. Then tonight get alone with Me so we can have an intimate talk about your condition, Isaiah 1:18-20.
~ 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.|