Tenderizing Steps to Strip Us

the LORD will test us all to see where our faith lies. During these times of testing’s we won’t be able to feel things like we usually do

The Word of the LORD is timeless;  regardless if it was written and spoken centuries ago and or written and spoken now.  It forever remains the same in Jesus name!  

The Word of God was written as men were moved by the Holy Ghost and inspired.

When in testing, the LORD will test us all to see where our faith lies.  During these times of testing’s we won’t be able to feel things like we usually do; neither will we sense, see or hear during these times . You may feel all sorts of things, and people will look at you strange.  Even in the midst of being around people you still feel alone and strange.

After you have repented of everything you can think of, and you still sense nothing; It is the time to understand, this is a test!  Realize that the testing’s of the LORD come because He must allow us to see where we are in faith.

He wants us to grow in faith in HIS Word!  God already knows but He wants us to know.  The world was framed by the Word of God and it is why God wants the Word of God to become flesh in us;  study it, memorize it, listen to it and speak it etc.

Beloved of God, you’re never alone in Jesus.  He may become silent for awhile to see how you react to pure unadulterated faith without feeling any earthly senses.  That is where the rubber meets the road in our faith.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh of God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him,”   Hebrews 11:6 KJV.

What we see, feel and hear is not always correct to each situation.  We must all learn that we cannot rely on our senses all the time.  To rely totally on the senses instead of the pure Word of the LORD, will eventually get us into trouble.  Heaven and earth will pass away but HIS Word will never pass away.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,”Hebrews 11:1 KJV.

Faith is the substance; it’s what God takes and manifests it into our life as we believe.  As we develop faith, He will eventually give your substance the evidence of what it is; AND Boom!  It is!


I see a piece of meat too tough to chew.  Then I see a piece of meat that has been aged, beaten, rubbed, scrubbed and tenderized over time.  I then see that meat cooked, sliced against the grain at a angle into small portions, and it is prepared to eat.

We are like those who are preparing that meat we offer.  Some can only handle milk and others meat.  In preparing the meat of the Word, we go through a process to make it tenderized for consumption.  The trial and testing of our faith teaches us how to be tenderized and how to offer it to others.

Some meat is too hard to chew for some and not everyone understands this.  Yes, the meat is the word of God.  However, how many of us know of times, when people or person uses the Word like a weapon on our head?

We are not in any position to offer meat when we can’t even chew it.  God takes us through many “tenderizing” steps to strip our ministry style, “to be like Jesus” and reach down to where the people can receive from us in love.

Now when the adversary comes to devour you, he finds all he can do is try to gnaw on you, because you are too tough for the enemy to chew;  and it should be that way to the enemy.

However, when the LORD is involved, you will go through seasons of tenderizing to prepare you to present it to the beloved of God and to the world.  The world is sick of Bible thumpers.

However, when we allow the LORD to take us through the process to tenderize us, we become like meat or sustenance to the people of God, as we serve them tenderly with great love.  Just the way Jesus does for us.  Amen?  Amen!

Note: Please also read Hebrews 11.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

Author: newbeginninginternational.net

Sherry Edwards Mackey Founder of New Beginning Christian Ministries International since February 1990. Authors “Catch Of the Day” a prophetic word in season revealing the heart and mind of God. The gospel must be preached and “published” throughout the whole world before the coming of the Lord. We believe we will witness the greatest out pouring of revival the world has ever seen, empowering many with Holy Ghost Fire causing the great end time harvest to be gathered in.

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