“For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant…
I can tell you assuredly that EVERYTHING I have suffered both willingly by choice and through other means has been used as a testimony for others. The fruits of the Spirit are growing within as the pruning takes place and more grafts come into the vine bringing fullness to others,” Job 14:7-9.
Some of you are wondering and wandering, “Why am I here or there?” You feel cut off, you feel pruned, you wonder. That pruning process isn’t just to cut away dead wood, it is also to cut away live shoots and can be grafted into another tree to aide it in producing more fruit.
I have seen many splits but not all of them were bad. If you read the book of Acts you will find that Paul and Barnabus had a SHARP disagreement and they parted company. Yet they still advanced the gospel and it continued to grow.
So in the midst of death of VISION, GOD brings a New Beginning and the gospel will go on. We got to move on and learn from it all.
When God puts you somewhere, you will feel that you fit there. When God is working on moving people out of a church or ministry, often people do not understand the fullness of it, yet they know God is telling them to go.
We all go through various stages of growth and once we acquire what the Lord has us learn often he will lead us out unless HE keeps us there to help make disciples and help that local body of believers. It’s all about souls.
A reminder; In the place God puts you, there will be agreement as it is so important to have a protected sheep fold where people can come in and learn from the Great Shepherd of our souls.
Other types of splits can result from unrepented sin, especially in the financial realm, integrity, honesty, loyalty etc. I don’t believe in a board, I believe in a circle of advisors. “For in the multitude of advisors there is safety”.
It scares me sometimes the way some in the body only want YES men. I would rather have 7 people around me that know my good points and bad, know all my faults yet they love me and pray for me. That is safety, that is comfort because God has tested them, and proven to me their faithfulness to God and to me. I am now seeing God set things up for me. I am seeing signs and God is revealing people to me who will be a part of ministry.
Whatever we come under, we become. It is a dangerous thing also to hide behind facades. I know also that I am human and I cannot do ministry alone. It is dangerous to seek after only yes men and only listen to what we want to hear . Yes ultimately, I have to make decisions based on prayer and the bottom line is, we all need accountability with our responsibility. I KNOW I can’t do it all and I know how to delegate and I want God to prune me and keep me in a place of light.
So here I am again, asking for your prayers and I hope as you read this something in you is stirred because I am stirring up the prophetic pot and the dregs got to come to the top. Yes I am prophetically releasing words into your soul and spirit to be stirred up, “Not by might nor by power but by MY SPIRIT says the LORD”. Woe be unto me if I am not transparent because if I died with him, I was dead, buried and resurrected to live in newness of life. If I died with him I will reign with HIM.
What is defamation of character or reputation, or accusations? Dead men don’t talk. So I am sorry if my humility offends you, it is meant to. God break us until we are what you called and ordained each of us to be….. I don’t seek great things for myself. I don’t seek to be known except to be well known by the Lord. I could care less if I ever preach, teach or prophecy. I just don’t care anymore. I want Jesus. “IF your life is hid in God, seek those things which are above”.
In this current season and beyond, as you develop your ability to become more transparent in the Lord be prepared to be visited by angels that will bring divine strategies’. Prepare to be visited by prophets and apostles who will come in ways that God will test your devotion to Christ.
These who are being sent who have been brutally broken through trial to the point of despair will portray the meekness, grace and mercy of the Lord. Many of these sent ones have lost everything and gave it all for the Lord. These who are being sent with a mandate to establish, confirm and settle matters will come with such anointing, many of the religious will miss out because of the mindset of lumping together the false and true.
God will be testing many leaders in these days.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey