The Snare of the Fowler

I saw an eagle soaring way up high and as I watched, I noticed the eagle circling and finally diving down, headed to capture prey.

 

Vision:

I saw an eagle soaring way up high and as I watched, I noticed the eagle circling and finally diving down, headed to capture prey.

What the eagle didn’t know, was a plan was set in motion to capture that eagle.  There was set a snare of the fowler.

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler,”   Psalm 91:1-4 KJV.

The most dangerous place for eagles is if they are earth bound.  Eagles are meant to remain in the high places soaring and nesting in high mountain crags and only earth bound for prey briefly.  There is a danger for eagles though.

One of the main tactics to capture an eagle is to set a trap with a net covered by brush with appealing bait in the middle.  The net is hidden from view around the trap site.

We beloved are to be like the eagle!  We must come to understand the tactic of the enemy.  The enemies goal is to keep us earth bound because that is the most vulnerable state to be in.

Why?  We are to be like the eagle!  We are to mount up on wings as eagles, to soar on the wind currents of HIS Word and to see with vision the panoramic view the LORD gives us when we soar.

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint,”   Isaiah 40:31 KJV.

The enemy sets traps or snares of the fowler. His tactic is to catch men in his net.  The enemy plans way in advance as he covers the trap and net putting luring bait out for its banqueting.

However, what is happening behind the scenes is this, the enemy is really there for the believers enticement and destruction.

The secret of the fowler is that he adapts snares because he knows the eagle is well adaptable to knowing his bait; this is due to quickly adapting his snare to the condition of the eagle.

Believers!  The enemy knows our weak points.  Be well conditioned by God!

The enemy uses all sorts of decoys, deceit and craftiness to capture the bird.  Then once the eagle is caught, the enemy puts it in a cage for decoration to celebrate for all to gaze and revel like the Philistines did when they reveled at Samson’s capture,  (Judges 16:25 KJV).

The LORD wants us to know our enemies and their tactics.  Realize the enemy goes for the weak areas to entice and if we respond we might end up in a type of cage for all to see our mistakes and failures.

Vision:

I saw an eagle way up high, and then it came down to where it would circle, and I noticed this was no ordinary eagle.

The eagle looked like it was on fire!  The traps were set below by the enemy and they waited, yet this eagle looked extremely confident and had no doubts or fears.

The eagle swooped down at alarming speed and captured the prey and the net wrapped up, and it appeared they had caught the eagle, but this eagle was no ordinary eagle!

This eagle was on fire and it burnt up all the net that touched it and soon, with prey in claw, the eagle began to mount up again out of range of the enemy.

Beloved, this is but a healthy reminder to know your enemy and get prepared by spending quality time with the LORD through prayer, worship and HIS Word.

We are to be continually seeking to be filled with the Holy Spirit.  By doing these things, it will prepare us for whatever comes.

We are not blind, but the enemy would like to damage your vision and destroy the things you do for God.

The enemy hates us and he is not playing games.  This is not the time to lay down your armour and weapons or to be lax in prayer and study of God’s Word.

If you find you are in such a place, put on some worship and begin to seek the LORD and watch how HE equips you to destroy the works of the devil!

“Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.  Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.  Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth,”   Psalm 124:6-8 KJV

“The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah,”   Psalm 140:5 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Leaving Behind a Kingly Legacy

Dearly beloved in all our learning, we must learn to protect the gift of the King within. Being stewards of gifts, requires faithfulness.

Dearly beloved in all our learning, we must learn to protect the gift of the King within.

Being stewards of gifts, requires faithfulness.  We cannot allow anyone or anything to keep us from defending and protecting those Kingly treasures!  Guarding and stewarding the gift is our responsibility and our trust.

Only God can tell us who we are and what we have.  There will be those who try to latch and attach to the person to get to the treasures they perceive they have.

Guard your heart for out of it come the issues of life.  Don’t give out or reveal your precious treasures to just anyone.  Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body of the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body,”   2 Corinthians 4:7-10 KJV.

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also,”   Matthew 6:21 KJV.

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh,”   Luke 6:45 KJV.

The Word says, that a double minded man is unstable in ALL his ways, (James 1:8). These type of people cannot be trusted no matter what gift they say they have.  We are supposed to judge and weigh things by the fruit of the Spirit and righteous scales of integrity.

As you watch these people over time, you will begin to see things that bring instability that is uncovered.  Are they honest and real?  If their consistency of walk produces rotten fruit you need to walk away.

People will try and perceive to gain access in your life because of the gifts.  These see true anointing and gifting; these secretly covet and fully expect to gain access and attain it! I call this prostituting the gifts and one way a Jezebel spirit works in spinning her web.

Satan seeks to gain authority over you and attempts to destroy as much as possible in your life.  Beloved, this type of thing is so demonic and seeks even a larger audience if not stopped.

Whoever is being used demonically, for their sake need to be confronted and prayed for in hope of deliverance.  However in most cases you must walk away.

It is sad, because Jesus has much for all his children.  Believers shouldn’t be jealous of what we have, we all are unique and diverse.  Each part is so important.

I know this grieves the Holy Spirit.  I have seen those who have unholy motives and they feel this is their quick ticket to greatness.  Instead of going through the process, “we decrease and He increases” these assume a worldly agenda.  From such turn away.  You must guard your heart, mind and treasure.

We want to leave behind us a Spiritual Legacy with God and his people.  It all boils down to relationship.  Developing a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

There are no short cuts; this is the path.  We seek Him until we find Him!  Then we grow to fall deeper and deeper in love with Jesus.  This is how we all find HIM; we develop our personal relationship with Him.

God will make room for His gifts in you.  Just realize tests come and there are important reasons why the LORD allows them!

As you watch and pray realize this is a test of silence for you!  He wants you to be confident in silence.  Seeking titles and speaking titles, always speak of immaturity.

Let God be God and let Him make room for your gifts.  Only He can prepare you for what’s ahead.

You don’t seek out ministers to become a minister!  You never promote yourself!  God does the promoting to service in His Kingdom.  Promotion comes from the LORD and when the time comes, everyone will know it!

Amen?

“Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.  For promotion cometh neither from the east nor from the west, nor from the south.  But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.  For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.  But I will declare for ever; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob,”   Psalms 75:5-9 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Secrets Unfold ~ Destiny Untold

People want all the benefits of what they perceive are your gifts and calling.  However, they know not what happens behind the scenes.

 

. . . . . Sure, people want all the benefits of what they perceive are your gifts and calling.  However, they know not what happens behind the scenes.

Many don’t want to pay the price and take the test and training of time.  If we are sold out to Jesus, HE will create the training, and that can take a lifetime.

When the LORD Jesus calls us to attention, we must move.  Were in God’s army now.  My life is not my own and my life is hidden in Christ.

There are people who want YOU!  They also want what you have.  They measure themselves against you as they compare themselves.  Their goal is to be like you!

Once deceived to their tactics, Jezebel becomes very evident seeking access to the prophet and render them of no use anymore.  They suck the life out of you.  Cut off all access to sucker shoots and cut away the leeches.

Understand this… in a lot of cases, the person whom the spirit uses, doesn’t realize it.

However, the motive behind that Jezebel spirit, seeks the destruction of soul.  Once they find out they cannot control and manipulate them, they begin publicly assaulting the credibility of the man or woman of God with a smear campaign.

Take notice, that spirit will manifest once it is kicked out.  It will spread venom to others in order to cause division and contamination throughout the body.

“For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves; but they measuring themselves by themselves and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise,”   2 Corinthians 10:12 KJV.

At no time, does God expect you to look to man.

ATTENTION: Those who covet and desire your gift within, have a hidden desire to have all you have!  Once they get what they want, they leave you in a heap, rolled up like a ball.  You shall see this, and you must not be moved by anything but God.

Typically, this is a type of Jezebel spirit that seeks control and manipulation, with sappy sweet words seem so nice.  However, you can hardly get a word in when you communicate and they seek to dominate the entire long conversations.

Watch!  Open your eyes!  Don’t allow a spirit to control or manipulate you into comparing yourself with the other person for the sake of domination.

You cannot avoid the times and seasons that we go through.  You cannot understand it, but know that God is leading you to where you need to be.

You cannot put your trust in man…..EVER!  No matter how good they are or how perfect they seem, to idolize them brings no benefit.  Those who seek their own glory will get into trouble.

We all have been called by God, and we must seek him for what attachments try to come. You must decide to keep your focus and ALWAYS point them to Jesus.

At a moments notice, we receive orders from God to move on to our next assignment.  It may seem abrupt and rash but those who are warriors must keep their sword sharp and move on.

You may be going through something like this.  Yes, it is a hard thing physically and emotionally but when the LORD cuts using one stroke, we heal quickly and powerfully.

The LORD leaves no jagged edge as the LORD does surgery on us.  However when we linger and hold on to attachments, it invariably rips and tears leaving a wound that needs tending to by others who understand the process.

We must never be moved by the needs of people.  Only by the Spirit of God.

We need to watch symptoms of these things.  Needy people can destroy us.  Jezebel is about putting guilt on us but we must remain firm on task with people and maintain Godly boundaries.

We must allow the LORD to choose and allow those within our circle of confidants.  Otherwise the enemy sends attachments like spiritual leeches to drain us.  We are nobody’s doormat.  We should work at keeping our spiritual house clean.

Never try to prove yourselves to man.  Let God make room for your gifts and keep it between God and you.  He will make room!  Just focus on the LORD.

The LORD will draw the hearts that he has prepared to hear, but not anyone can carry our purpose.  We are all unique.  The old is passing away and a new beginning for all who reads this.  We are the sons of God but we ever live to serve one another in this world.

“For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.  For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.  We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body of the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.  For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.  So then death worketh in us, but life in you. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. For all things are for your sake’s, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.  While we look not at the things which are seen, but the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal,”   2 Corinthians 4:5-18 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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