The Big Top

The atmosphere was heavy with amusement and the expectations of entertainment. I heard the word “comedy.” I saw the taming of the tiger and in one ring was a person putting his head in a lions mouth.

“How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel! As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river’s side, as the trees of lign aloes which the Lord hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.  He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters,”   Numbers 24:5-7a KJV.

In prayer I saw a big top tent used for a circus.  I saw three rings in the inside where exhibitions were performed.  There were spectators on both sides on bleachers with balloons, eating cotton candy, peanuts etc.

The atmosphere was heavy with amusement and the expectations of entertainment.  I heard the word “comedy.”  I saw the taming of the tiger and in one ring was a person putting his head in a lions mouth.  During this scene, the crowd applauded the men who were “taming the tigers and lions.”

The center ring was used for the main attractions, usually the trapeze artist, tight rope walkers, live canon shots etc.  I kept hearing, “Entertainment and Comedy.”  The crowd seemed to go wild the more dangerous the acts were.

I saw a clown with a frown and he was dressed and looked like a hobo.  This clown had a tear in his eye and down his face.  This clown was known as an outcast of the clowns.  Rarely was this clown allowed into the rings especially the center ring, and he stayed mainly on the outside of the rings and would mingle with the people as to get their attention off what was going on in the rings.

This clown was known as “Weary” as he would try to take an old broom to sweep the spot lights away from the rings and try to put the spot lights out.  This made the ones in the rings very angry and they would harass the clown.  This clown was very sad because no one quite understood the messages he tried to act out.  This is why he was so adamant about putting out those spot lights.  Because of his message.

The Big Top represents what a lot of Christians are sitting under, a circus type atmosphere.  The three rings are the counterfeit version of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The various acts are all designed to get the eyes focused on the actors instead of the TRUTH.  This also represents “one night stands with the Lord,” or prostitutions of the anointing.  Making something look real when it is not.

The taming of the tigers and lions are an example, because they are already tamed to do the act, just as the devil plays the game to make it look good so folks believe that they are right in their perceptions.  The people in the stands were eating junk food and quite swept away with the actors.  For they could not discern between what was real and not real because of their chosen diet, and the lack of the WORD of GOD.

The clown with a frown and tear that looked like a hobo represents the prophet and those who have been chosen of God to help get the focus back on the Lord through the various techniques HE shall use.

The clown or prophet would take the broom to try to sweep the spot light off of the entertainment.  His tear and frown represent the burden of his message, and the tears for the peoples release from deception and error.  The silence spoke volumes and the pantomime or acting out of the true prophets message would often go misunderstood, and he would be persecuted.

The sheer volume of noise in the place, and the desire of the people to see more spectacular acts would motivate the people to curse the clown and shout at them to make them shut up.  The clown was the outcast just like many prophets and Christians are that are proclaiming the truth.  It is the LORDS will that our focus be placed back on the main attraction of HIM and HIS WORD.

“But it seems to me that God has given me and the other  apostles the last place.  We are like men sentenced to die.  We are like a show for the whole world to see, angels and people.  We are fools for Christ’s sake.  But you think you are very wise in Christ.  We are weak, but you think you are strong.  You receive honor, but we are hated.  Even now we still do not have enough to eat or drink or enough clothes.  We are often beaten.  We have no homes.  We work hard with our own hands for our food.  People curse us, but we bless them.  They hurt us, and we accept it.  They say evil things against us, but we say only kind things to them,”   1 Corinthians 4:9-14 ICB.

Have we become entertained in the church and deluded because of it?  Have we depended on others to lead us in the right path instead of allowing the HOLY SPIRIT to guide and lead us into all truth?

Like those in history have we evolved into an organized pagan church with just the outward shows but no inward changes?  We the church must repent of these things, for the sakes of our deluded brothers and sisters. We have a work to do, to point people to Jesus so they can find eternity with HIM.

“For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.  Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwelling places; and the city shall be builded up her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof,”   Jeremiah 30:17-18KJV.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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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