Counterfeit Money in My Kingdom = Filthy Lucre
To free yourself from the counterfeit business you must first have a POSITIONAL CHANGE *** then a NATURE EXCHANGE!
Your old nature will always stay in tact and cause people to stumble, until you change your spiritual position. As long as you seek first your own ministry goals, career, and kingdom, your old nature will cause sheep to stumble on their way to the kingdom pastures. All humans are born with a self seeking nature, that nature must change in order to enter My kingdom. However humans cannot change their nature, that’s My job. As My Father draws humans to Me, and they individually accept His invitation, their position changes from one of sitting in darkness to one of sitting beside Me, in the heavenly realm, in the kingdom of light Ephesians 2:6.
Getting believers to stay seated is difficult in the western culture. Once they are seated, their prospective changes, they no longer desire their own ministry or kingdom, and they begin to seek, “first the Kingdom of God, and My righteousness; and then the things they need are added unto them.  They no longer take any thought for their tomorrow: for they leave tomorrow to take care for of itself. They know that I am able to sufficiently handle the evil of each day as it arrives” Matthew 6:33-34.
As they stop worrying about tomorrow, they begin to enter My rest, I do not automatically give you My rest when I save you! “For if I had automatically given you rest, then I would not afterward have spoken of a rest coming in a future day.  So this means there remains a kingly rest for My people.  When you have entered into My rest, it means you have ceased from your old, manipulating ways, and carnal ideas. In means you have stopped with your own works, as Father did from his.  Once your position has changed, you must work to stay seated in order to enter into that rest, lest you lose faith, and fall back into unbelief, and start trying to make things happen in the flesh again, which was your old nature” Hebrews 4:8-11.
Every time you try to make things happen, you are counterfeiting the kingdom currency of faith. I always finance what I originate. If I do not cover the cost, then I did not originate either the idea, or the plan or the timing, or maybe all three. Keep in mind; I do not help those who help themselves. Those who help themselves and pass it off as faith, are passing counterfeit faith bills. If you say I told you to build a church building, and you go to the same banker and get a loan as the unsaved bar room owner, who has faith you or the bar owner. If you take money from widows and orphans and the poor, to pay bills or repay a bank loan, do not say I am honoring your faith. The world has no faith and does that all the time!
The currency of the kingdom is honored when you obey, in spite of having only the nickel in your hand! You have one directive: Feed My people which are among you, taking the oversight not because you have to, but willingly because you love Me; never use your position to finance what I did not originate, this turns it to filthy lucre, but be of of a ready mind to simply obey Me;  Do not be lords over My sheep, pressuring them to pay for your ambitions, but be an example to the flock by simply feeding them.  And when I appear, you will receive a crown of glory that does not fade away 1 Peter 5:1-4.
Your spiritual position may have changed, but are you seated in a place of rest, knowing that I finance all that I originate? Did you at some point get up and pick up your old nature and attempt to use natural means to produce supernatural results? I have a million ways to finance all that I have called you to do. You are only to obey and let Me pay for it! You were told to, “owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another hath fulfilled all the law” Romans 13:8. The shepherds in the west have placed My sheep under great bondage, instead of causing them to lay down beside still waters!
Free My sheep and feed My sheep, by repenting and selling, until you are in a place where you can lend knowing that I commanded, “you shall not borrow, so they cannot reign over you” Deuteronomy 15:6 and then you and My sheep are no longer a servant to the lender! Proverbs 22:7.
~ 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.|