The kingdom suffers sadness when individuals pass their time of visitation for the last time. When they have reached a state of hardness that their heart will no longer melt. Because they were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift of salvation, and were baptized in the Holy Ghost,  And have tasted the goodness of My word, and the supernatural powers of the world to come, they have reached a place where, if they shall fall away, it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify Me afresh, and put Me to an open shame,” Hebrews 6:4-6.
Please take note: It is not on My Father’s part that they cannot come back, because “his mercy endures for ever,” Psalm 118:29. It’s totally on their part as a former believer, they loose their desire to return, exclaiming, “there’s nothing wrong with me.” The human conscience can become so seared like with a hot iron, 1 Timothy 4:2 and it can no longer be melted. Love has waxed cold for the last time. They open their heart to the accuser and their years of excusing becomes hateful accusing. They justify their condition, blaming the church and other believers for not tolerating their sin. When they have burned all their bridges, they say, everyone in the kingdom is wrong and legalistic and that My word is being held to literally.
They site the sins in the church, and throw the baby out with the bath water. They rearrange My word to use it as a weapon against believers that they once bonded with! For this reason My Father is forced to “give them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;  While knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but take pleasure in them that do them,” Romans 1:28,32.
This makes for a sad time in the kingdom, this is why I have instructed you to, “exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.  For you are made partakers of Me, if you hold the beginning of your confidence stedfast unto the end;  Today and everyday when you hear My voice, do not harden your heart, as in the great provocation.  For some, when they had heard, really provoked My Father:  My Father was grieved forty years by them that had sinned, and their carcasses fell in the wilderness because of it.  And He swore that they would not enter into His rest.  They could not enter in because of THEIR unbelief, ” Hebrews 3:13-19.
If you want to prevent a sad day in the kingdom, STAY TEACHABLE AND KEEP EXHORTING AND BEING EXHORTED BY ONE ANOTHER!
~ 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.