You Lie when you say, “I don’t care what people think….” No one in their right mind and especially kingdom people can say this truthfully.
To make a statement like this is utter nonsense. Would you care if people thought you were a sex offender, or a pedophile? Would you care if they thought your were a serial killer or a rapist? Heaven cares what earth thinks, that’s why from the time I started My ministry, until I returned to glory, I told people to change their thinking! REPENT! If I did not care what people thought, then I would not have allowed them to crucify Me, so they could have a new mind to think with.
Almost everything you do has to do with how you want people to think. You bathe, and brush your teeth, to not be offensive. You where better clothes when meeting new people, ladies wear make up, tidy up your house, wash your clothes, and your car. You talk, walk, and act differently in public, mostly because down deep everybody cares what others think.
If you do not care what people think, then you have no love in you, because what they think determines hell or heaven for them. “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he,” Proverbs 23:7.
If they are turned off to the gospel, thinking you are a phony, because of your lukewarm lifestyle, you could be the cause of their eternal death. However, “If you have your conversation honest among the unbelievers: even though they speak against you as evildoers, they will see your good works, which will change what they think of you, and they will glorify God in the day of their visitation” 1 Peter 2:12.
If you abide in Me and My word abides in you, you will care what everyone thinks, and set the example for them to follow you into My kingdom!
~ 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.|