There are millions of sounds that bother people, depending on what kind of noise environment they are accustomed to. However, there is one sound that is very aggravating to both people and devils and people possessed by devils. It’s the sound of: ‘nothing.’
‘No response’ is so aggravating, that it upsets even the calmest most patient of people. However there is tremendous power in the sound of nothing. When the enemy desires to get into a battle with you, he wants to discover your weak spot, and he will try his hardest to get you to say something about him, and the meaner and nastier it is, the better he likes it.
Once he lures you down that road he knows he will eventually get you out of My Spirit’s control and into your flesh, where he can defeat you. “That is because the mind of your flesh with its carnal thoughts and purposes is hostile to Me, for it does not submit itself to My Father’s Law; and indeed it cannot,” Romans 8:7 AMP.
In any confrontation with the enemy, your open mouth and your unbridled wagging tongue is his biggest weapon. The tongue is a fire . The tongue is a world of wickedness set among our members, contaminating and depraving the whole body and setting on fire the wheel of birth (the cycle of man’s nature), being itself ignited and controlled by hell, James 3:6.
Your open mouth instantly signals him that he is winning by breaking past your self control. Once he is past the outer shell of your will, he knows he is inside your head and headed directly for your emotions. He will accuse and say anything and everything to break into your emotions. The moment he does, he easily defeats you.
Without knowing it, you have changed you mind about who is in control of your soul. My Holy Spirit was in control up until he got through into your emotions. “But he was talking your family,” you say. It does not matter he defeated you, by pulling you out of My control into his. Every word from this point on is flesh and not spirit. All flesh leads to death, your death.
The greatest weapon you have in a confrontation is silence.
You may feel weak or hurt, or boiling inside, but he does not know it, and your silence is driving him crazy with anger because all his effort is producing nothing. I set the example for you! Mark 14:57-61. Over and over he will say, WELL, SAY SOMETHING – ARE YOU GOING TO SAY SOMETHING? This is when you know you are winning with the most aggravating sound of nothing! Remember, all he wants is a confrontation and you are refusing to oblige him. Silence will always make you a winner, but silence with eye contact will make you a champion, because My Spirit is overpowering him through sight and the sound of nothing. This is the fullest meaning of, “stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord,” 2 Chronicles 20:17/
Now when the enemy is done, let My Spirit do the talking, and “if they bring in the lawyers, or magistrates, and religious church leaders, don’t think about how or what thing you are going to answer, or what you should say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what you ought to say,” Luke 12:11-12.
Please note: none of the above applies if you have sinned against your brother or sister, or if you are living in the flesh in other areas. In this case do not remain silent but “confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much,” James 5:16.
~ 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.|