Beloved of God,
These are my thoughts and prayers to my friends and ministry list.
I am just letting you know beloved, you are loved, you are kind and you are important to me and God.
I am making sure you understand that I am not pushing you away, nor do I want my words to be received in condescending manner. I promise you, they are not meant that way!
I cannot reflect properly to God’s people unless I have the mind of Christ. That takes time to press forward alone to HIM so we can hear him clearly.
It is a serious issue because they “the world” focus on man’s achievements. We however are to focus on God’s achievements.
As we grow in Him, the more we think we know, the less we know. A paradox it seems, however not in Gods kingdom; His truth prevails! Having the mind of Christ comes by having a abiding relationship with Jesus.
I pray that the LORD keeps us all humble, broken and of lowly heart. I seek to walk in humility. I seek him daily so the people will realize it is all him.
I don’t know precisely how these words help you, but I know that Jesus does. All I am to do is press into him to become a vessel he can use.
As we learn to abide in him, then he pours out his words and he will encourage our heart beloved! You are loved dearly!
I don’t seek great pinnacles of success. You see, the Kingdom of God is opposite of worldly mindsets. We are NOT to measure ourselves or align ourselves against man’s structures.
We must NOT trust the words of those who glory in pride of the accolades of men. Religious spirits are at work trying to elevate those who are being groomed as their proselytes. The blind will lead the blind and both fall in the ditch.
I seek Jesus! He is why we exist! To glorify Him in His body! Seek not after titles. When God appoints, He anoints!
All of us can tend to get caught up in flattery and pride. It is so easy to do, especially if we struggle with fear, insecurity, and NEED of approval of man. It is the LORD’s will, that we know we have his approval.
As we learn to abide with the LORD, in His presence, we will know clearly that we have his approval.
The further we move out of God’s will for us, it will cause us to lose our sharp edge in discernment. We will try to find others we think are anointed and if we aren’t careful, it may feel real, but it is full deception.
Pride is a very real enemy out there, especially with people who glory in themselves with titles like apostle this and evangelist that…. This is religious Pride!!
Yes, there are true prophets and apostles. If you get to know a real prophet or minister, you will find a broken, humble and contrite vessel. These went through the wilderness and caves and such things to break them of trusting flesh and pride.
Pride will bring a man down. Pride comes before a fall and a haughty spirit before destruction.
One of my continual prayers is that God will not allow me to accept just anything, or allow anything if I am not ready. To be broken, humble, meek and gentle is an important goal because we see the price.
Beloved of God, there is a high price to pay serving HIS Sheep. It is not having your name up in lights!
The most important thing to learn and discern is, becoming fruit watchers. Titles mean nothing compared to the fruit of the LORD’s Spirit.
What I have witnessed personally, they have no substance in their spiritual lives. Where’s the fruit of God’s Spirit?
These seem to identify with their title, without the hand to the plow and price it takes to learn humility! They want to bypass the quest without the tests that come to verify his beloved.
The price of humility and maturity all bear the fruits and gifts of the Spirit. There are those who would even try to ally with true ministers to back up their own deceit.
That is manipulation beloved. These say, anointing this and anointed that, and plan elaborate events with flyers and so many “side show acts” saying it is God!
Let me warn you; it is not! These rely on manipulation, control, witchcraft in exercising spirits alright, they are being manipulated by the Jezebel spirit along with the strong man; a religious spirit.
When Jesus walked in his ministry on earth, his anger flared against the religious. The same is true today!
We all have a responsibility to learn to hear God for ourselves.
Pray for those you know who are depending on people rather than God.
Encourage them to seek God.
The five-fold and any ministry ordained by God has the responsibility to train, equip and release the body of Christ!
Never depend on man, no matter how anointed they are; stay dependent on God. Stay plugged into your life source, keeping his will first everyday.
HE wants you beloved, he is jealous over you. Put no man first! Be not lazy or procrastinate depending on man to say a word to you.
It is a dangerous time we are living in and the most important start to your day, is your time with the LORD! That is the most valuable time you make each day! Then our will shall be measured up to our destiny!
Yeah, it won’t make someone necessarily famous or loved by the masses or liked or friended on Facebook. We each individual, we must learn know His heart.
As the LORD walked the earth, He only had a small amount of those who intimately knew Jesus. Jesus gave every opportunity for folks to walk away from Him.
It was those who had a pure heart to hear and see Jesus, who would stay with Jesus.
God sent in those whom the religious rejected, those who were in His circle of training.
We cannot make anyone seek God or receive him. We will go forward with eyes focused on Him and coming close to His heart; those whom He has destined.
Please keep pressing in prayer. God has a place for all of us. And I am honored, humbled and so blessed that we have crossed paths.
Be encouraged beloved, I am praying and what’s more, Jesus is interceding for you that your faith will not fail.
Know that I am praying for you, beloved of God!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey