Watch Out for Birds and Parasites!

 

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 HammerleJim 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.

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Watch Out for Birds and Parasites! — 2 Comments

  1. Let us turn our eyes to Jesus Dear family of God and what The Lord has already done. I see the division that is hurting us. We forget that The Lord has called us to something new and has said “Forget the former things do not dwell in the past” Isaiah 43:18.

    What did The Lord mean? He continues:
    “For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. The wild animals in the fields will thank me, the jackals and owls, too, for giving them water in the desert. Yes, I will make rivers in the dry wasteland so my chosen people can be refreshed. I have made Israel for myself, and they will someday honor me before the whole world. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭43‬:‭19-21‬ NLT)

    The Apostle Paul revealed the meaning of this scripture and what it was that the Lord meant in terms of not looking back and forgetting the former things! The Lord was talking about the way of the law as the former thing!! Paul writes:
    “The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away. Shouldn’t we expect far greater glory under the new way, now that the Holy Spirit is giving life? If the old way, which brings condemnation, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new way, which makes us right with God! In fact, that first glory was not glorious at all compared with the overwhelming glory of the new way. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭7-10‬ NLT)

    Paul was talking about not looking to the law which condemns but to The Spirit of God which brings life. He was talking about the Lords grace and favor and as The prophet Isaiah points The Lord’s people to the streams of the Spirit of a God that will refresh us and guide us.
    Brothers and sisters, Satan was disarmed at the cross because our sins have been forgiven and we are under grace not the law. Jesus the perfect sacrifice who is fully man and fully God fulfilled the entire law. So when we use the law to condemn each other, we arm Satan to accuse both the one you accuse and yourself. For none can boast in our works.  But if we point to the cross and take ownership of the righteous we recieved from God, Satan is disarmed. For Jesus is perfect and his righteousness unable to be attacked. So when we point to his work on the cross, we can stand confident before God in that we are forgiven because he died for our sins and atoned for them because of His righteousness. A divine exchange took place at the cross. He took all we deserved which was condemnation for our unrighteousness and sin, guilt and shame so we would recieve his favor, his righteousness, and all He deserved.  Under the law we are condemned because of our sinful nature and we couldn’t for fill its mandates. And as a result since we couldn’t for fill the entire law it condemned us. Remember the young man that came to Jesus who said ““Teacher,” the man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.” (‭Mark‬ ‭10‬:‭20‬ NLT
    “Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” At this the man’s face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions. (‭Mark‬ ‭10‬:‭21-22‬ NLT)

    Under the law, there is always something you in sinful flesh will always lack. The Lord saw this young man’s heart, his zealousness for God. However, you can’t please The Lord under the law. You will always fall short. Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. (‭Romans‬ ‭3‬:‭27‬ NLT)As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous— not even one. No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.” (‭Romans‬ ‭3‬:‭10-12‬ NLT)
    So let us recieve his marvelous grace! The Lord’s righteousness is a gift, unmerited. All you can do is recieve. Under grace we are empowered by the Spirit of the Living God! Rejoice in our Savior Jesus our King and Lord! So let us not use to law to condemn for we are only are condemning ourselves, for bible says ”
    For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. (‭Romans‬ ‭3‬:‭23‬ NLT)
    Let us encourage each other that the Father so loved us He sent his beautiful son Jesus, and has called us ,His people and made provision for our sins through His son. Let’s behold The Lord Jesus and be transformed into His likeness!!

    May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭14‬ NLT)

  2. “I don’t agree the pastors message…” A balanced message is important. It is a scriptural command – 1 Thessalonians 5:21
    We are told – Hebrews 5:14
    While their are some great pastors. Dereck Prince , Art Katz , Leonard Ravenhill and even R.W . SCHAMBACH IN THE BOOK GOD SPEAKS TO PASTORS . As a sum state a large majority in all their travels though having churches ministries big and small with or without bible degrees. as a sum only 50 or 60 % where any of the fivefold ministry that is set AND CREATED TO BE BY GOD. the rest where false fallen or just men putting themselves in that ministry and building it themselves. mindless obedience and acceptance is not NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY. WRONG JUDGMENT IS ONE THING BUT EVEN JESUS SAID AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH SO SHALL IT BE AT HIS COMING. MANY REMEBER NOAH FOR THE ARK BUT GOD SAID NOAH WAS A PREACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS….