During this acceleration season we are in, there is much clamor, shifting and anxious people trying to figure out what is happening and where they fit in the grand schemes of things.
To know the heart of God one must be willing to wait in His presence. We must continue to wait as long as it takes to hear from God.
I REFUSE to do anything in his name, until he makes me know it is him. I believe the LORD is reestablishing the Fear of the LORD to His church; like it was when the church was born.
To use someone else’s Words from God as a means of promoting self, is stealing. I have seen this; they take the pirated words and make up their own agenda/version of the words.
YES, God see’s it and is not happy about it. In these end-times, there will be a greater price we pay when we take and have such motives and actions.
Before you do anything for God, one needs to be prepared by His individual training, which takes time, times and more time.
To do something in His name by promoting it, and he isn’t in it, is a very slippery slope.
To say a Word is copyright, stamped with his signet ring or stamp of approval for example, means He approves it? Not so! Some of you authors understand copyright infringement. It is actually stealing words from another minister for the users own benefit. Promoting self.
Beloved, there are so many out there promoting themselves. The life of Christ isn’t in them. The life of Christ is not about promoting ourselves, but dying to self.
People want so desperately for God to put his approval on them, without going through the steps and test we learn from. You cannot sacrifice time learned, however the LORD can redeem the time if we are obedient to come under his discipleship to get there.
Pride must be mastered in our lives or we will fall into the same sin that Lucifer did. Pride cometh before a fall and a haughty spirit unto destruction.
Those with wrong heart and motives surface as we abide as a body of believers. Getting to know a person takes time and effort. Finding where we fit in the five fold ministry is so important. God places those in and over our lives to watch for us as those who must give account. They are also there to pray for us so we won’t fall into the enemies traps.
Beloved, be aware of this attitude and spirit. Those who are deceived by pride, will come to act and speak as God, knowing all God knows; this is pride at it’s worst.
When you say you are moving with God and moving by the spirit, can actually be a wrong spirit. Stand strong! Even when everyone but you, is on the band wagon and you CANNOT do it!!
I implore you to WAIT! God will answer you in his time. God will continue to test us no matter how mature we get.
Will we wait on Him? Do not wonder why you are so different. God is grooming you for His greatness. Meaning LESS of us and more of YOUR Greatness God.
The discipline of silence is not an option. Silence before God in prayer and mediation is a necessity in our growth. Making mistakes and moving out of his will, will cost you in this new realm for there is acceleration.
Do not, I repeat do not move out from under His will in silence unless He gives you the wisdom and go ahead for your life. Surrender to His teaching and yield to His will.
Rebellion and stubbornness all scream of the flesh, “It’s all about me, myself and I.” SELF on the throne. God will surely prepare us so well, so he can trust us with His glory and mission. Will we submit to his grooming? Will we submit to his voice above all other voices?
Silence teaches us to be still, small and quiet. “Be still and know I AM God.” Silence is an acquired discipline. Jesus longed for his times alone with the Father in silence. How can we hear anything if we won’t shut up and listen?
We are to judge by the fruits. I just don’t except everything or anyone that comes to me. I need to see the fruits of Gods Spirit in action in a persons life. Knowing a person, takes time and proving. It doesn’t matter how seemingly anointed they are or how likable they are. What’s important? Is it of God?
Many false prophets come and go. They can prophesy, operate in the gifts, can come with all the right words, but inwardly, they can be wolves.
“Many in that day will say LORD, LORD, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works?” Matthew 7:23.
If there are false prophets, there are false anointings. These can say all sorts of things, and manifest signs and wonders too, but the power they are under has its source from hell. How will we know the difference?
“For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the very elect.” Mark 13:22.
We must study to be quiet. It is time to stay just as close as you can to HIS heart beat. As we abide with Him in prayer, He will gently guide us to places of safety.
He is our Chief Shepherd. Make HIM your first love and keep HIM your first love, and you will never be deceived. Keep HIM first in all you do, and be not afraid.
“Trust the LORD with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him as LORD and He will direct your pathway and make it straight,” Proverbs 3:5-6.
The anointing manifesting, is never to promote a person, but to promote the LORD and bring Him all the glory. What happens then when the curtain is closed? What remains?
Is it the fruit of the Spirit remaining or the deeds of the flesh. We all miss it, but I am saying what is the consistency of the persons life. You will know them by their fruit. People who love God never want to knowingly hurt anyone! It is not within their new nature.
You can learn a lot from developing silence in God. Start to really listen to what people say or do. You will fully know them by the fruit. Be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Silence is a theme that I believe must be mastered before God can use us as spokesmen. Amen?
“Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits.
Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Not every one that saith unto me, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, LORD, LORD, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in they name have cast out devils? And in they name done many wonderful works?
And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity,” Matthew 7:12-23 KJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey