A strange thing happens to once productive believers and they become no longer useful. If you are not careful you can loose your penetrating power. Salt is only good as long as it can penetrate that which it is placed upon.
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its its strength to penetrate, how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer, but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men, Matthew 5:13.
Unless your life and testimony can penetrate the minds and hearts of men there is no reason for you to use up oxygen. In order for you to have value on earth there must be some kingdom life emanating from your being, even if it’s in the tiniest fashion. Your kingdom value is gauged in heaven, by the amount of kingdom and Holy Ghost power that flows through your being, into earths atmosphere. My Father, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in your heart, to give the light of the knowledge of His glory, shining through My face.  And you have this treasure in your earthen vessel, that the excellency of His power may be of Him, and not of you, so He gets the glory, 2 Corinthians 4:6-7.
However, most American Christians hide this glory and are happy to delay My kingdom coming, because they want the American kingdom to last forever and ever. They have lost their zeal for My kingdom. Listen to their talk, “pray that we rebuild this great nation.” They have no interest in My great kingdom coming to earth. They have no understanding that, “all the kingdoms of this world must fall, including the good ole USA, in order to become part of My Fathers kingdom, and be under My authority; where I will reign for ever and ever,” Revelation 11:15
If you are truly anxious for My return, you should be praying that all the nations of the world collapse including the USA. If you are part of My bride you should be agreeing with My Spirit, crying out COME LORD JESUS! Revelation 22:17. Do not use the excuse that you fear many of your loved ones would be lost. If that were true you would be begging and pleading and weeping over their condition night and day!
One time believers loose their effective penetrating power because they adapt to the environment of Babylon. Sin becomes so common place that they join the politically correct crowd and refuse to be offensive. They say, you should never call abortion, murder, or homosexuality, reprobate! They respond to lying with, SO WHAT, instead of seeing it as a sure ticket to hell, Revelation 21:8. They watch the same TV shows, laugh at the same jokes, drink the same alcohol, go to the same casinos, smoke the same cigarettes, listen to the same media propaganda, go to the same concerts, worship the same celebrities, visit the same doctors, take the same drugs, wear the same clothes, talk the same, act the same and look the same as every other Babylonian citizen, 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.
Let Me ask you two questions: Are you comfortable around sin? Can people feel comfortable sinning around you? If so, from a kingdom prospective, you have been neutralized and are good for nothing on earth. You have a truthful saying in your country, “if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck!” We have a saying in the kingdom, “if it walks, talks, and looks like the world, it’s worldly and it’s not part of the kingdom!”
Time is very short, you may not be able get out of Babylon, but you better get Babylon out of you!!! I leave you with this warning, “Remember Lot’s wife,” Luke 17:32.
~ 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.|