There is coming a time in the West that matches the East, where prison time awaits those who own bibles, (logos) or the written word, the contents of which they will refer to as hate speech.
The western believer as a whole has little or no regard or appreciation for the easy access to the logos, (written word). However even at best, the logos ALONE without the Spirit can only produce a religious mindset.
I cannot make it any plainer than this: “The letter (Logos, written word by itself), kills, but the Spirit gives it life,” 2 Corinthians 3:6.
To move from religion to relationship you must be able to hear in your Spirit what Father is specifically saying to you, for that moment, in your situation.
This is absolutely essential or the Bible in any translation becomes a textbook and will eventually gather dust like the rest on your shelf. Those who live by the textbook are trapped in a system of works, where everything becomes a list of mechanical do’s and dont’s.
In this state of being, everything is sterile with a competitive base. The heart attitude quickly takes on a Holier than thou position, filled with self righteousness. The words I speak (Rhema) to you are life because it is My Spirit that makes your spirit alive; your flesh profits you nothing because it is dependent on your soul power, using your human knowledge.
The words that I speak unto you they are life, because they are dealing with your moment by moment heartfelt concerns. These spoken words traveling from My Spirit to your Spirit informing you of what to do moment by moment, are life. 64 Some of you that do not believe I speak to your spirit about everyday life will be trapped in a system of works. The fact is, I know from the beginning who it is that hears My voice and who it is that believes what I say, John 6:63-64.
To protect the Kingdom Citizen from hearing wrong voices, My Father wisely uses the logos as a screening tool. The Logos, or the written word is a precise screening tool, establishing guide lines that cannot be crossed or you will go into error.
It also comes with a warning, that if used alone it will kill you spiritually.
Let me explain why the logos kills, when it is used alone. It is designed to screen the words that you hear Me speak in your spirit-man, from religious words that sound great, down to plane ungodly directions from hell designed to destroy you.
If you are not able to hear My voice, then the written word becomes a manual for you to adjust your earthly behavior and try to align yourself with kingdom living.
Without the Spirit, simply put, the logos then becomes man’s effort to get to Me through works (religion) but with My Spirit in you, using the Logos for guidelines, you have My Father’s way for you to get to Him and establish a (Father/ son relationship).
The longing of Father’s heart is to have a loving relationship as your (Abba Dad) Father, that’s why I died and rose again and sent My Holy Spirit to be in you. All of this so we could free you from religion, establish a sin free relationship and become an eternal family!
~ Jim Hammerle
Jim Hammerle began ministering with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, a retired businessman, Jim now helps feed Ugandan widows and orphans, helps Muslims find the Jesus who feeds them. He’s His banker and is privileged to give His money away, helping to build a Haiti orphanage and invest in USA lives.