Birds of all types love to eat seed. Big birds, little birds, pretty birds and ugly birds all enjoy eating seed.
Religious birds eat spiritual seed, but the seed is the seed which believers need to live and thrive spiritually. Religious birds chirp much differently than natural birds. They all have one sound, the sound of “compromise“. Listen to some of their sounds; “Don’t be so radical…” “Don’t take this thing to seriously…” “There are many roads to heaven…” “I don’t agree the pastors message…” “The Bible was written by man…” “When you, sin God understands your only human…” “If there really was a God, why…….”
There are pretty seducing female birds, handsome logical male birds, college professor birds, politically correct birds, carnal pastor birds, and thousands of smooth talking religious birds, all gobbling up tons of My precious seed every day. Some of My seeds fall by the way side, where the birds quickly devour them up: “When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, the wicked one comes, and snatches away before it takes root in his heart” Matthew 13:4,19.
Many spiritually ignorant parents spend years planting seed in their children’s hearts, and send them to a college full of hungry birds. In one semester, the birds gobble up most of the faith seed, scattering doubt throughout their souls. That’s why I said, “Blessed is the man or woman that does not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, or stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat where they taught by the scornful professor” Psalm 1:1.
Then there is the spiritual parasite, that is undetectable, yet very damaging. For example; the tiny parasite of jealousy that hides behind a big phony smile, while it eats away at the roots of spiritual life. Some of the first signs of a parasite, are a lack of enthusiasm and excitement. Then joy fades and is replaced by sarcasm and criticism. Soon the attitude spews out of the mouth and the sin I hate the most is committed, discord among the brethren is sown. There are several kinds of parasites including, unforgiveness, pride, self righteousness, and lust.
Many parasites are picked up through the feet, by people walking in unclean places without shoes. Religious parasites are picked up by walking in dark places without “your feet being shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace,” Ephesians 6:15. Believers with religious parasites have no idea they have parasites, and mingle undetected with healthy babies within My body. The effect is very damaging to the newborn, manifesting in discouragement, bewilderment, and loss of direction.
They will be asked this one question, “You started out running well; who hindered you that you should not obey and stay where I placed you?” Galatians 5:7.
I am calling all believers, babies, adolescents, and mature believers to put on all the armor that I have provided. Ephesians 6:11-18. Strive to stay in a parasite, bird free zone, by staying close to Me every moment and you will always be triumphant, even in these last days.
If you suspect you may have picked up a parasite, or you are in a place where the birds are eating your seed, this word is for you. Repent and run to Me quickly, before any more damage can be done! I promise I will fully restore you, your excitement, your joy, and your direction, so you can make the most of your calling!
“11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints” Ephesians 6:11-18 (NKJV).
~ 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.