“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that enters not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber,” John 10:1.
So also is he that does not hear My voice, but gambles and builds as his flesh dictates. Always question those you follow, because if you are one of My sheep, you know My voice and you will not follow a stranger, but will flee from him: because the voice of stranger is foreign to you, John 10:5. If you know My voice is saying go right, and the one you are following says go left, make sure he is not a stranger! Many strangers wear sheep clothing.
So many believers are wasting the only asset they have, time! Some of you have a few years left and others a few days left. As you work down to days, if you are privileged enough to know how much time you have left, you realize how valuable every hour is, but by then it’s too late to make a big difference. The great tragedy is the hours you gambled and wasted your hours on, thinking you were building for eternity! Things you thought I wanted you to do, because they seemed good. My kingdom is not designed to be a gambling casino, taking a shot at building a building, starting a new ministry or outreach, preaching to a large crowd, and a million other good ideas, hoping for a jackpot or home run.
There is one reason this happens, self! Because you want things your way, and when you want them, you will go ahead and take a chance, hoping the good thing, is a God thing. Instead of waiting on Me for My plan and purpose you say you FEEL like God wants. The word FEEL should cause you to know the person is gambling. If it’s a pastor thinking of starting a project or buying property and they keep using the words, (I FEEL LIKE GOD WANTS) hold back your time and money, because they are gambling with it! If your relationship with Me is one that you do not know My voice, don’t guess or gamble, change your priorities and begin to seek Me with your whole heart! Your life will soon depend on hearing clearly, do this or do that.
Billions of believer dollars and billions of hours belonging to western believers have been gambled away, because leaders do not know My voice but, have a (soulish feel like it) experience. Never (post) determine that a project was My will because someone happens to get saved, as the result of a gamble. The vast majority of people in the world are saved, in a basement, a hospital, a fox hole, at a kitchen table, or on the street corner, using much less of the believers time! The time has come for you to recognize and know My voice and stop following strangers and those who FEEL LIKE, because there are no Casinos in My kingdom!
The mature believer will say, (I HEARD THE LORD SAY) and until you are able to say that, stop and wait until I speak the same thing in your heart. Remember this: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: Stop gambling or following them that are willing to gamble your life on a feel like!” John 10:27.
Before you do another thing, learn to recognize My voice, your eternal destiny depends on it!
~ 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.|