There are many people who are a waste of time to water and sow seed into. They have no capacity to bring forth good fruit. This is why I spoke in parables.
You may think I spoke in parables to help the masses of people understand the kingdom but it was the opposite. Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God: but I speak to the majority in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.  Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.  They on the rock are they , which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away.  And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.  But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it , and bring forth fruit with patience, Luke 8:10-15.
I AM not looking for large crowds like most pastors, I AM looking for those will leave all to follow Me.
Those who will put their hand to the plow and not look back.
Those who will leave their nets or source of income and do exactly what I say.
Those who are willing to have all things common in order that brothers and sisters do not go without.
If any man wants to follow Me, let him deny himself, and take up his own cross, and follow me. (25) For whoever will save his life shall lose it: and whoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.  For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Matthew 16:24-26.
I AM not willing that any should parish but most will, because they will not follow Me with their whole heart, so I always made it plain way out in front what the cost would be to follow Me. “Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether you have sufficient to finish it  Lest, after you have laid the foundation, are not able to finish it, and then all that behold it begin to mock you,  Saying, This you began to build, and were not able to finish,” Luke 14:28-30.
Or in other words, you started out telling people how good I was and then turned your back on Me when I called you out of your comfort zone. You end up saying the price is to great to follow this Jesus man, he’s to radical!
All those that started following because of you are then stumbled, this must not be. I AM trying to discourage all people from following Me if they are not ready to die for Me. As a matter of fact death is a requirement to following Me, Luke 9:24.
Please share the whole gospel when you share with the lost and don’t water rocks and thorns, if they say the price is to great let they go as I did. Don’t make it rosy on earth, because only in the kingdom is it continual roses. Because on earth they are going to hate you, mock you and persecute you.
Love them, bless them, and give your life for them, but do not make it sound easy to follow Me, because they will fall away. Even as some of you read this you are having second thoughts, please make up your minds now, for when the persecution starts in the west.
I love you, but I know what it take to enter the kingdom and straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it, Matthew 7:14.
~ 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.|