My beloved, I know your hearts better than you and I AM greater than your hearts and know all things. I know the love you have for Me. You understand the best way you know how.
Your self doubt is good, for only I truly know what you are capable of in your flesh and in Spirit. All mankind left to themselves will self destruct. Staying dependent on Me at all times will keep you on the right path.
I reinstated Peter, not with condemnation and guilt, but with an exhortation. Take care of My sheep! All of My servants in MY WORD were subject to failures. You cannot understand success without failure. You cannot understand grace without mercy.
My mercy seat awaits you as you come boldly to My throne room of grace. Your failures shall work an inner work of strength and stability in the days to come.
A righteous man may fall seven times a day, but I will help him get back up.
You cannot rightly minister grace to others unless you have grasped grace for yourselves. You must realize if it were not for My grace, you could be that man in prison. You could be that prostitute on the street or you could be that wounded soldier!
You cannot trust the flesh; put no confidence in your flesh. “Never say never” in self righteousness and pride, for surely you will learn the lesson of humility, says the LORD!
There are many stepping on each other to gain advantage. You must beware of the leaven of hypocrisy. Everything that is hidden will be made known. Pretenders that are clean on the outside are made clearly manifest to Me. My strongest rebukes will always come to the religious hypocrites. The climbing of the pinnacles of success brought them honor with man in self righteousness.
I say these self righteous pinnacles shall crumble. For surely the highest place is at My feet in brokenness. In your brokenness you release fragrance and I will fill that void with love in your heart . For those that lift themselves up shall be brought low. But those that are at My feet, I shall lift up into My face.
My children hear ME! There are those in My kingdom that are aggressively seeking designated seats of power, pushing for positions and titles through self righteousness; they would even push you out of the way if they could!
Be not moved by mans opinion of you, especially beware of flattery. For a flattering mouth worketh ruin. Those that aggressively seek power will be aggressively brought low.
There are those among you beloved, that cannot offer any word, except what he steals from another. There are those who steal MY WORDS from others, seeking grandeur and status. These are like dark clouds that move as storms bringing chaos and confusion everywhere they go.
These whom I AM elevating, have been hand picked in the furnace of affliction. The suffering and dues they pay, you have no way to comprehend! I have readied them for the task at hand. Those who labored in tears will reap in great joy!
MY body functions together as one in unity, harmony and peace. This elevation is for those whom it has been ordained and prepared by My Father at this time. Your success is your obedience to My place of position.
Your value isn’t determined by power or position. The latter of success will fall. Whoever wishes to become chief among you, must become a servant.
Your value is found in My finished work in your hearts. That value is like a pearl of great price! The earnest Spiritual investment that shall compound with interests.
Whoever has a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly, shall be raised to honor. Seek first the Kingdom of God and My righteousness and all these things shall be added to you, says the LORD!
“Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; but was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.” 2 Peter 2:14-19 KJV (emphasis added).
“These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever,” Jude 1:12-13 KJV (emphasis added).
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey