When you pick and choose only the texts that make you feel good, and never read and consume My word in its entirety, you are creating a mindset aligned with the murmuring church. Murmuring and complaining to the point that you may never enter the promised land, 1 Corinthians 10:10.
So your air conditioned broke down, and you had a flat tire, and your wife just informed you that your basement is flooded, and in one day, your praise has turned to murmuring against Me. So many of you are serving Me because the western society is persecution free. Things are set up to go your way in the western society so you have no idea what a real trial of your faith is! When the amount of whining, murmuring and complaining over broken toys in the western world is compared to the rejoicing of the persecuted church in the east, we in the kingdom know very few church goers in the west will endure to the end! Matthew 24:9-13.
At present in your nation it’s against the law to beat you or imprison you or execute you for serving Me because you are protected by a constitution. This is not the case in the majority of the world. Soon your constitution will no longer be in place to protect you, and the world will then know the true praisers from the complainers and murmurers. Your faith and obedience will guide you through much of it but, “remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also.  But all these things will they do unto you for My name’s sake, because they know not him that sent Me,” John 15:20-21.
My servant Paul was not a murmurer, even though he testified: (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.  Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.  Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;  In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;  In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.  If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities,” 2 Corinthians 11:23-27,30.
Ungrateful people are murmurers and if you think My Father takes it lightly think again! Listen to what He says to all murmurers and complainers, “How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against Me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against Me.  Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the Lord , as you have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:  Your carcass shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me,” Numbers 14:27-29.
If you are murmuring and complaining over a leaky roof, or a small paycheck instead of praising, it won’t be good for you when your constitution is traded for a United Nations constitution, that has been drafted by Christ hating enemies of the cross! Surrender your murmuring tongue to Me now and start practicing praise, by “counting it all joy when your faith is tested;  Knowing this , that the testing of your faith works patience.  And let patience have her complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, wanting nothing but My presence,” James 1:2-4.
Warning: Do not skip over Hebrews 11:36-38 and be prepared for anything! Fall in love with Me, seek first My kingdom, and stop picking only the happy clappy verses to read! Devour all of Me and My word, and be fully prepared for what’s coming!
~ 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.|