In My Kingdom, it is different than the world. The world says, knowledge is power, but in My Kingdom, too much knowledge alone will destroy you.
The more light you receive, the responsibility you have to live in that light. Refusing to live in the light you have received is a sin. Holding back light from others is even worse.
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them,” Romans 1:18-19.
In the west, good preaching is nearly worshiped. At the same time all the preaching is going on, knowledge is increasing and responsibility is growing on the part of the hearer. After hearing 5 years of good preaching, and receiving as much knowledge, with the majority not being applied, most are still on milk and all about building their own kingdom.
“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was,” James 1:23-24.
Acquired knowledge heard many times over, if it is not applied, will deceive you into thinking you are already applying it. It is better that you receive a little knowledge and apply it, than to have a Ph.D. and refuse to apply it.
Another danger with un-applied knowledge is its unique ability to puff you up, making you think you are better than others and thereby unfit for the Kingdom, (1 Corinthians 8:1-2).
It is so easy to fall into a trap going from convention to convention and meeting after meeting, shouting a thousand amens and never do what you agreed with.
Thousands are always searching for a better message and something fresh yet with no thought as to it’s application or added responsibility.
Many of you have heard so much you should be teachers by now, but you actually need someone to teach you over again the very first principles of God’s Word.
You have come to need milk, not solid food, (Hebrews 5:12). Unless you apply what you know there will be no anointing to hang on to the truths, and you will need to be taught again.
~ Jim Hammerle
Jim 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.