Miracles may wow them, and signs may give them a talking point, but people do not come to the knowledge of salvation because of a sign or a miracle.
The western church must learn that “no man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day” John 6:44. To this very day, especially in the west, people are still looking for signs of the supernatural, in order to believe. However, the supernatural becomes addicting to the unbeliever, and it only increases his appetite to seek to see more miracles and tell everyone what he saw.
He is “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” 2 Timothy 3:7, because he is never able to connect with the miracle worker, unless My Father is drawing him.
Large flashing billboards, a full orchestra, full page newspaper ads, live TV coverage, and a thousand radio stations may fill buildings with thousands and bring in millions of dollars, but still no man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him. Glory clouds, gold dust, healings, words of knowledge, and even a visitation of angels, can all be advertised as part of the main event, but even these do not change the hearts of men; like I said before, NO MAN can come to Me, except My Father which hath sent Me draw him.
You have been commissioned to tell the good news of salvation, one on one, in your work place, in the store, and wherever you go and My Father will draw them and add to His church daily, those that are destined to be saved, on that day! Acts 2:47 The only sign that people need is the Jonah sign! The sign that I died, was in the center of the earth for three days and resurrected. If they do not believe that sign, no other sign can save them! “If they will confess Me as Lord with their mouth, and believe in their heart that Father after three days, raised Me from the dead, they will be saved” Romans 10:9.
Have you ever wondered why tens of thousands of Americans are flocking to massive church buildings and yet America is more reprobate now, than at any time in all its history? Professional clergymen, using enticing words of mans wisdom, have decided to draw them to themselves, knowing how to tickle their itching ears. They have attended the finest church growth seminars, where they find out what the people want, and how to give it to them. This is the theme of the modern humanist church.
People cannot be saved because, they cannot believe without faith, and faith comes by hearing My word, as you proclaim it with your lifestyle, before your words. Nothing else will persuade them, “neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead” Luke 16:31.
Learn this lesson well; no matter what the speaker is promising you, or how much it’s costing, and even if a thousand big names are slated to be on the platform, “NO MAN can come to Me, except My Father which hath sent Me draw him:”
So I advise you to begin today and everyday on your knees, asking My Father to draw those you want to be saved!!! Knowing that “He is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to them, He is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance, especially those you pray for” 2 Peter 3:9.
~ 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.|