The Mannequin, Robe & Crown of Thorns

The LORD says: Oh leader, in the past you have known My Word and now you refuse to allow My servants the prophets to come with My messages and bring change.


God is dealing with mixture and confusion.  It is actually no different than mud slingers.

These types of ministries thrive on confusion and mixture, keeping people dependent on them, instead of Christ.

May God help those prophets who are sent in, not run away, but to deal with the problems head on.

One such prophet would remain hidden until he was near enough to give the King the prophecy he carried in secret.  Now how many of those have you seen lately?  Do they still exists?

READ  1 Kings chapter 13.

A lot of people have their thinking wrong.  Had I not chosen God and His plan – knowing what I know now – I would have run from my call.

It has not been easy at all.  I will say this much about my life; to follow Christ has cost me everything and I mean everything I ever loved, had or wanted.

I loved HIM more.  There was a heavy price, and I say this in great humility that HE will continue to strip me until none of Sherry is left as HE remains the refiner’s fire.  You really don’t know a person until you walk in their shoes.  Humble pie has been my entree for many years.

Being in ministry is not some fashion show and who’s got the best car and the things they acquire.  Or, “I was JUST looking at women” while inside you’re lusting!

Where is holiness and obedience to the faith?  Look into history!  Look and read the Bible and see what HE shows you.

If you have a heart to seek the LORD, He will oblige you to find Him.  When you read the Bible you see what types of people are in there and what they went through and how they believed.

Beloved, do not put your faith in preachers, it is dangerous to trust in man.  Ask the Holy Spirit

I see so many making all sorts of plans saying Jesus is the head of this and that, when all I see is a mannequin that has a white robe and crown of thorns with red paint, and it was placed in a window for all those who passed by to see.

You can try to pretend he is being viewed through your life to all who pass by.  You can really deceive yourselves thinking yourself to be right, when many are intentionally wrong and fake.

Some of you have fell into the focus of man instead of Jesus.  Familiarity breeds contempt.  You have wanted to fit so much and open so wide and swallow deep, yet it did not orginalte with the LORD.

It caused you to deny what HE taught you, to compromise and run in to get a flow when It goes against God’s flow for you.

We must STOP measuring ourselves among our peers, or those who are so loved by us.  Put no trust in man, EVER!  No matter how good these are or how perfect they seem.

To idolize them brings no benefit to you and could cause eventual death to that person by your idolatry.  God is a jealous God.  We should always remind them to give all praise to God and tell them to get back to seeking God for themselves.  Point them to Jesus always.

We beloved, must be careful of what you allow in your mind and heart.  When those of us in leadership fail to see what is wrong, there is something VERY wrong.

Time is something we don’t gain back and it is so important to listen to the LORD.  If anything or anyone takes us away from our devotion to God, we have missed the whole deal in ministry.

We must urge the people of God to return to their first love.  Our heart yielding to Him and getting back to the foundations of our faith.

Does it bother you when God reveals what is going on for prayer purposes and then you take that information to a group when you asked it to be private?  What is the motive beloved.  Many judge others when they need help spiritually, physically or emotionally.

So many don’t open up because they cannot trust that group.  Many are like wounded animals being pressed into a corner and lashing out.  Beloved, no no no…. We are to approach them the way Jesus would, with love, grace and mercy.

Judgment must begin in God’s house, and that first means leadership.  When was the last time you repented and sought God with all your heart and on your face until you felt a release?  How long?

When have we got so serious to organize prayer and warfare for winning souls?  God will not plead with you no more.  You know the word!

You fail to allow the church to grow into something unmanageable as far as your experience.  You fear revival because you cannot control it.  Any other person who comes in to minister becomes a threat.

A true prophet sent by God walks in a church and ALL the demons see the prophet and devise a quick scheme to shut the mouth or move of the prophet for that house.  Even lying accusations.

“Oh leader, in the past you have known My Word and now you refuse to allow My servants the prophets to come with My messages and bring change.  

How I have longed for you to yield to Me, to fall in love again with Me but you rejected My messengers and prophets I sent to you!  You rejected them, when you really rejected Me, Says the LORD.”

Understand this, the demons of that spiritual house know the prophet by name.  What is sad, is that God is righteous and never says something He doesn’t mean.

So many houses will be left with vultures of depression.  In their experiences with God, these will only reach the limitation of the boxed in ceiling.

That is as far as many will go.  These will say, “I remember when God moved this way and that way and oh what revival we had!”

Understand this, if you do not heed the warnings, Churches will slip away and a very slippery slope shall the enemy take over while using his deceptive spiritual slimy feelings of Jezebel AND all of her idol’s to mimic the anointing when it will actually be of demonic origin to make people “feel” OK

Leaders should create an atmosphere of peace, assurance and love.  Trust is earned beloved and that takes time, and when trust has been violated it really has to be handled with grace, mercy and love.

Leader’s are you leading by example of Christ in us the hope of glory?  Check your motives.  Are you a caretaker or caregiver?

According to the Cambridge English Dictionary:

  • 1: A caretaker: A person employed to look after a building, house, land etc. at the owner’s expense.
  • 2: A caregiver: A person who takes care of a person who is young, old or sick.

Have you ever been in so-called ministry and the leadership doesn’t know you exist?

When you confessed being a member and everything seems good for a time, then you have trauma or something is wrong and you need your ministry backing you up.  Have you ever wondered, “Why won’t they check on me?  Do they care?  I am talking about those who are in that ministry that committed to it?

There are shepherds, false shepherds, hirelings, wolves in sheep’s clothing and angels of light. It is all out there and we are in a battle and yes, Jesus has already won.

However, we need to reach out to the lost and the backsliders.  There will be many in that day that will say, I thought I was saved, I thought I did the right thing.

The demons even know who you are and that is why it is hard for you to read this.  One demon said this; “Jesus I know,  Paul I know, but who are you?”

“Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the LORD Jesus, saying, we adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul preacheth.  And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priest, which did so.  And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?  And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded,”   Acts 19:13-16 KJV

There is such confusion and mixture even in famous spirit filled types of ministry.  There are main line denominations and famous TV programs and other types of New Age etc. are all out there with their tainted bait to capture the minds of the people.

These so called poised, false holiness Ministers do not measure up to God’s Word.  God’s Word is our final authority.  We line up to God’s Word or we are not of God period.

God is dealing with mixture and confusion.  It is actually no different than mud slingers. These type of ministries thrive on confusion and mixture, it keeps people dependent on them instead of Christ.

Ministers of Christ are servants not celebrities.  People should not be afraid to ask questions when looking for a church or fellowship or questions later too.

The times we are living in are going to get a lot worse and we need to be ready.  The blood bought Church of the Living God shall arise in the midst of deep dark mire as she rises out of her grave, it will helplessly fall off her and she shall arise and shine for her light has come and the glory of the LORD has risen on her.

The LORD is urging me strongly to call his people back to our first love!  No compromise.  No more profiteering prophets or ungodly prosperity teaching about a very old story called the love of money being the root of all evil.

The Holy Spirit is calling us back to the basics of our foundation.

Nobody wants to go through the price of our high calling.  Instead of holiness there is worldliness.  We need to get back to travailing till we get breakthroughs.

Holiness is a word many don’t think it applies anymore.  More and more we are losing the gospel message.  The LORD meant it to be simple that a child could understand.

Our plain message of the cross and each day goes by that we are giving our liberty over to religion that has no foundation in Christ anymore.

Those who love Jesus will be like him.  Those that love him prove so by obedience to His Word. My heart is so grieved…

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world,”   1 John 2:16 KJV.

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows,”   1 Timothy 6:10 KJV

“But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money,”   Acts 8:20 KJV.

“And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness,”   Ephesians 4:24 KJV.

We are in a sad time in history when you cannot see the real church anymore.  There is such mixture and lies being promoted that do not line up with the Holy Scriptures; especially the New Covenant seal of blood between Christ and the true church.  We have left our first love and unless we yield to him in sincerity, we will suffer immensely.

What is happening?  It is about each one of us being tested and singled out before God.

We are head to head advancing to the line of scrimmage, each in their position, both sides head to head.  As the play is called, attacks are colliding against us and many of us that thought we were ready for this, are getting the wind knocked out of us, and sidelined and out of the the game.

This describes a game, but this also is true of life against the darkness of this world.  This is a real battle and the angels and saints are watching over the banisters of heaven to watch what we will do.

This is not playtime.  It is time to prepare yourself to yield for your host to takeover.  Jesus is supposed to be within us as we host him on the throne of our heart.

Do others see him, do you see him or evidence of him in you?  It is time to test ourselves; time to see if we truly have the faith.

Not long ago people would die for their faith, look at history and it teaches us how Christianity really is.  We are spoiled in America, no one wants to know this, so many blindly go on depending on their preaching to save them every Sunday, but come Monday there is no evidence of Christ in our lives?  Is this true?  It is time to check and to continue checking.

Pardon us LORD, especially for rebellion in slinging mud at your true prophets and leaders.  Father WE have sinned and we seek your mercy and forgiveness.  Help us LORD and may we find your favor again…  we want communion.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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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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