The Rules of Spiritual Engagement


Tens of thousands of battles are lost in spiritual warfare because people do not understand the rules of spiritual engagement,  (Hosea 4:6).

In the natural world, there are only a few rules of engagement, however in the spiritual world, the first two rules of engagement in the natural world are all that are necessary.

  1. You have the right to use force to defend yourself against attacks or threats of attack.
  2. Hostile fire maybe returned effectively and promptly to stop a hostile attack.

These two natural rules, if they are followed, would win every spiritual battle.

You must realize that in a spiritual battle there is no mercy shown by your enemy, under any circumstances.  The enemy displays how deep his hatred goes through radical humans, in the fact that dead is not good enough.

Dead is not enough unless it is followed by a displayed of mutilation, beating, or burning.  This display is proof that it’s spiritual, because no more can be done to the spirit, once the body is dead.

However the hatred in the spirit realm is so overwhelming, that it’s uncontrollable by of those who are possessed by these evil spirits and they continue to take out their aggression with these physical acts like dragging through the streets, dismembering and mutilating long after the body has become a corpse.

Did you know that most spiritual battles are lost by believers because of the non-spiritual environment, especially in the west?  The modern teachings are so anti-spiritual in the churches and theological seminaries, that most believers are completely unaware that they are in the middle of a war zone.

Is it any wonder that they are ignorant about what the weapons of your warfare really are, that they make mockery of the most important and deadliest weapons in the kings arsenal?   (2 Corinthians 10:4-6).

As soon as you mention tongues, or speaking in tongues, it is met with negative remarks like “that went out with the apostles,”  Acts 2:4.  Or even worse that “speaking in tongue’s stuff is of the devil.”  It is very dangerous to attribute the things of the Holy Spirit to the devil, it is very close to blasphemy of the Holy Spirit which is unforgivable,  Mark 3:24,28-30.

The second weapon is the proper use of My name, the name which is above every other name, and it’s the name that will cause every knee to bow and every tongue to confess that I AM LORD, and I win!

The big misunderstanding is that this bowing at My name is always thought of in a future tense.  This one misunderstanding has cost more lives than all other misunderstandings combined, among believers.

My Name, used in pure faith, against every attack of the enemy will halt his immediate forward motion.  However, most people quit before angelic hosts can engage in the battle or have been taught that it is in the future and thus they relegate it to something that will transpire at the end of time, which is also true!  (Philippians 2:10-11).

If your eyes suddenly became spiritual eyes, you would understand completely what you are engaged in and what you are up against.  At present only a very few have ever been able to see fully into the spirit realm, due to the fact that they are living by faith in a different dimension.

They can see things in the spirit before they happen and this gives them a great advantage in the battle of the ages.  Only those that are willing to be mocked and made a fool of enter into this realm realm.

Devils, demons, evil spirits, and the hordes of hell are basically the enemy army.  Angels are My army and they are at My command through the Spirit.

You are the object of the battle, you are the reason for the war.  The only way the enemy can possibly hurt the creator of the universe, is by destroying His creation, and the only way he can get to you is if you believe him, the father of lies.  The moment you believe his lies, you give him power to destroy you, because his lies then become truth to you.

Groups of demons that can be categorized, have natures that are opposite every attribute of My Father.  For example: Purity is an attribute of My Father, therefore there are unclean spirits by the millions, that go against that part of His nature that was created for you.

Sickness is part of death and death is not one of My Father’s attributes, therefore there are demons with multitudes of sicknesses, that I referred to as spirits of infirmity.

I spent a great portion of My time on earth casting the spirits of infirmity out of human beings and they were instantly set free.  Doctors waste their time treating these patients for a normal or natural illness, when it is caused by one of these evil spirits that hell has assigned to it.

The most prevalent spirit of infirmity and modern time is the spirit of cancer, many are praying for healing when they need to be casting out  The spirit of cancer.  Some have cancer by natural causes, but many that are walking and doing a work for me I’ve been attacked by a spirit that needs to be cast out.

If you understood what the battle of life is all about, you would take life so much more serious and would be able to overcome so much easier.

Here is the lack of knowledge that is destroying my people by the millions!  (Hosea 4:6).

You, My Father’s precious creation, are also the only one that activates His army into combat or service of any kind.  Without you having a one-on-one dialogue with My Father through His Spirit that resides within you, there is no activating of His army.

When you seek Him with your whole heart and share with Him the things you are needing to transpire in your life, He activates the angel armies and they go to work fighting demon forces that are surrounding you night and day.

Your lack of knowledge that they are even there, is enough to defeat you with discouragement, sickness and general harassment.

This continual battering will wear your spirit man out, until you get so discouraged, you give up trying, thus you are easily destroyed for lack of knowledge.  Father’s angel armies are actually frustrated, standing by with weapons in the hand, and not able to do anything, because you have not requested Father through the Spirit, that you need help.

The moment you notify the Kingdom that you are under attack and requesting help, the angel armies are commissioned to go into action for you and guaranteed freedom is on its way! If I were taken serious, and My words really meant what you say they do, there is no way you could be defeated.

Let me prove it with a few phrases or verses in My Word that those in the west pass right over as if they mean nothing, namely: pray without ceasing and “in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God concerning you and “acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and He will direct your path, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Proverbs 3:6.

If just these three alone were obeyed to their fullest, My Kingdom would already have been established on earth, however as you know none of these are taken serious, much less obeyed.


Jim Hammerle

Jim HammerleJim Hammerle  (1941-2017) began ministering with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, a retired businessman, Jim helped feed Ugandan widows and orphans, and helped Muslims find the Jesus who fed them. He was His banker and was privileged to give His money away, helping to build a Haiti orphanage and invest in USA lives.  Jim passed away on May 23, 2017 to be with the LORD.

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The Rules of Spiritual Engagement — 1 Comment

  1. Thank you precious Lord Jesus. Dear Jim :) Thank you for teaching. Sound teaching, tendering, warning, cleansing, feeding is crucial. I can share this with you. (Shortened)
    I walked with all my strength in determined obedience, I said to God, “I only go there because I know You sent me there, the mocking is so hard I can hardly walk on my way, why are they like that? I do not understand”. He said, “Smile”! “Yes” I said, but my face hang downward and my body was so heavy I had to drag my feet with me. “Smile”! “Yes Father” still weighed down. He nudged me affectionately on my left albow three times saying, “Smile, smile, smile, you are Mine”! Suddenly I was filled with the Holy Spirit I breathed in and jumped up. I was now running and jumping to the place He had sent me. When I got there, I was so jolly, they looked at me and then I could see their thoughts, “Why is she so happy, maybe she does not even know we hate her”. I could see their feelings, plans, intentions in fact their being was wide open to me. I was completely sober-minded. I passed by them and I saw all they had been through since their childhood and I now understood why they acted as they did to me, and I felt great love for them now. On my way back, I saw their future. Later I asked my Father, “Why did I see all that” He answered, “You did ask”.
    Since the explanation, I have been clothed. When not knowing what to pray for and how, I speak in tongues.
    I was blessed the other day and He touched me so I was healed more of my natural mourning. God bless you dearly. Lucia Ludvigsen