The Danger of Self-Centeredness

Self-centeredness, as opposed to Christ-centeredness, creates in a person a spirit of pride, from which comes an unteachable spirit, a spirit of control and a rebellious spirit.

Self-centeredness, as opposed to Christ-centeredness, creates in a person a spirit of pride, from which comes an unteachable spirit, a spirit of control and a rebellious spirit.

When you meet a person with either of these spirits, look for the others.  They will be there.

The most obvious one that you have spiritually discerned through the gift of discerning of spirits may overshadow the others.  But upon close observation you will see them all in operation.

When a person becomes self-centered to the point of pride, and begins to manifest these spirits, it opens up the door for the Jezebel and Ahab spirit, who always bring their idols along with them.

And with idols always comes sexual immorality, which brings about an abandonment of oneself to fleshly pleasures, drawing the person even further away from God.

The Jezebel spirit will then attempt to play prophet/prophetess by its familiar spirits and really loves a true prophetic gift as long as it edifies, exhorts and comforts. But when a governmental 5-fold ministry role (Ephesians 4) prophet of God, who has been anointed by God to speak the judgment of God, comes along and exposes this spirit, Jezebel attempts to destroy that prophet by:

  1. Destroying their character.
  2. Destroying their credibility as a prophetic minister.
  3. Destroying the conscience of the prophet.

If the prophet heeds the attack then the prophet can’t differentiate between right and wrong, good and evil, blessing and cursing, or the voice of God and the voice of satan.

When a prophet’s character and credibility are destroyed then the conscience is ripe for destruction.  At that point Jezebel then declares that true prophet of God that it is attempting to destroy, to be a false prophet.

Many in the church will agree because they believed the lies about the prophet’s character and credibility as a prophetic minister.

The prophet him/herself then will begin to doubt his own character and credibility and the inception of the destruction of his/her conscience is established and, without proper prayer and counseling, will continue until the conscience is thoroughly destroyed.

The Jezebel spirit thus establishes itself as a true prophet of God who exposed a false prophet, and draws the rapt adoration of its followers even further into the slime pit of hell.

That’s why discerning of spirits is of such great importance in this day and hour.  And we will establish the usage of that Holy Spirit gift firmly in our lives by continually remaining and abiding in the presence of the Father.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Growth: The Process to His Stature

Discipleship Is proven all over the Bible.  You may have run away from your instructor because you were afraid; by running away you delay the opportunity.

Sometimes when we have done all we can do, we stand.  Speaking of winds though, I can see the finger of God ever so gently touch a spot of ocean with his fingertip and he can cause oceans to be various states of current.

Even as the LORD is wanting us to be current with his winds of change….  Even the waves and winds obey him….

The old order of King Saul took upon himself to do the sacrifice.  King Saul was supposed to wait for the prophet to do the sacrifice.  He disobeyed and did it anyway for the people and that was another symptom that he and his kingdom was horribly, spiritually sick.

Discipleship Is proven all over the Bible.  You may have run away from your instructor because you were afraid; by running away you delay the opportunity.

People want instant discipleship.  However after Discipleship 101 starts many run.  The truth is, that very few want discipleship when they truly come face to face with it.

Can you face a godly instructors correction and tests?

God has been speaking a lot to me about extreems, excess and many YES men.  Even among our peers there is found NO accountability or responsibility.

They want to experience the wild without the wilderness they want experiences for making themselves look good, but it is all self preservation.  They measure themselves among themselves.

If we were on the ship, the ship would show us we are out of balance, and the ship could sink if we do not refocus on the LORD to bring balance and order.  We need to use our spiritual compass.  Even an airplane’s altimeter reads height above Mean Sea Level (MSL),

I heard sirens going off everywhere. I felt a major shaking as I heard these things.  I literally heard these sounds with my ears and felt it too.

I live in the mountains.  It was so surreal to hear it going all around me.  However there were no sirens nothing but peace, yet I was hearing it from the north, south, east and west.

There will be sirens as he warns us ahead of time to prepare his beloved bride and he is at the very door.  God’s spirit will not always strive with man.

All of this word the LORD comforted and convicted me.  As I read this, I needed to KNOW I was truly hearing the LORD.  Now as I am seeing this fresh again, clearly, I could see what is happening in the U.S.A.

Vision:

I see a huge web and two people entangled in the traps.  The spider wants to ensnare you and then suck the life out of you.

Do not listen to too many people.  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.  None of us are perfect and we shouldn’t expect it completely out of others either.

If you were honest with yourself, you know your life and if you are hot, cold or lukewarm.

Is He your first love?

We cannot trust even our very selves at times.  God knows the thoughts of our heart, even motives we don’t even know.

We can trust no one, but God. If we abide in the LORD he will give us instructions; And through others too. We cannot trust media. Our focus is to be fixed on HIM. Chaos is rampant but we must watch out for each other even more.

It’s not about cheerleaders! We are not to judge by accolades of men or who is famous or anointed.  He has called YOU to know him too.  We have a type of homing device build into our Spiritual DNA; as we yield to the still, small, voice He will direct your path.  If it is too dark, He gives lamps.

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path,”  Psalms 119:105 KJV.

Jesus was not moved by opinions of man, he was only moved by what his father said. Jesus would not go around crowds or numbers, circumstance or hang out with clique and club, he was aligned to the Father’s will.

We are born naked and we die naked. We can’t take anything with us except what is written on heavens scrolls.  The LORD was abandoned by Father God and when God turned away from Jesus, our sins became atoned for. Once and for all.

“And not only so, but we also joy in God through our LORD Jesus Christ, by who we have now received the atonement,”   Romans 5:11 KJV.

Leaders, if you know those under you and they don’t want to grow up it is time to push people away, don’t let them depend on you.

Always point their answers to the LORD.  Pushing people away will make them want to remain for their desire to Jesus.

Elijah pushed Elisha away, giving him choice.  A person that is ready for mentoring and instructions will see the vision and if necessary give all away to follow.

The revelation is so strong that even when it appears to be in a seemingly offensive tone, they won’t move.  Elijah gave Elisha plenty of room to say no even though God had told him about Elisha, Elisha still had to choose and follow.  It will cost you to follow Jesus but it is so worth it.

“So he departed thence, and found elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth; and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him and he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, God back again; for what have I done to thee?  And he returned back from him, and took yoke of oxen, and slew them and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat, then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him,”   1 Kings 19:19-21 KJV.

The LORD has given us the gift of choice; He will allow us to do whatever we choose. Remember choice makes you accountable to God for all your choices.

Our mentors and coaches, train us in Life lessons.  These are such good teachers to show us how we fail desperately, because we finally see how far away we really are from maturity and HIS perfection!  That revelation will revolutionize your life!

Perfection was never attainable in this life in body.  That is why Jesus gave up his place and took ours. He knew there had to be an exchange because humans can never be good enough.

Vision:

I had a vision of a huge red and white tricycle, and there was a man in the seat in a three piece suit.  The problem was the man couldn’t do anything with the tricycle, because he was very small like as tall as a Ken Barbie doll.

That is my point.  God will teach you and he doesn’t expect you to do something if you don’t fit it yet.

He knows how far we need to go.  As long as we continue to be malleable, teachable and humble God can do great things in us.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Pearls Of Wisdom

A pearl of wisdom: Just because there is a need doesn’t mean we are to fill the need.

“No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies,”   Job 28:18 KJV.

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away,”   Matthew 13:45-48 KJV.

“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you,”   Matthew 7:6 KJV.

A pearl of wisdom: Just because there is a need doesn’t mean we are to fill the need.  We are better aimed like a bow and arrow to hit the target, when we are rested and anointed.

We still live in a human body and we also must live in constraints due to that. May the Holy Spiirt bear witness with your spirit that these are the words of God in Jesus name!

I just wanted through cyberspace to bless you and pray that you have a blessed day and that you will be able to pray without ceasing in the Spirit as you are led.  May you have peace in the midst of the ungodly, having the mind of Christ and be blessed with peaceful rest in your heart, soul and body.

Every minister cannot possibly do everything people need, but God told me to obey what he leads me to do.  The enemy will use bad circumstances, needy people who satan is using to wear you out.

You can only give out what you have.  Don’t burn out from these people. AND these people who do this, are not applying what you say anyway. They want YOU and your time.  If they don’t listen, don’t waste Gods time anymore, commit them to God and move on.

They must be pointed to the cross and Jesus Christ.  You belong to Christ and you can only do as he says.  To gain entrance for the wrong reasons steals your time and God’s plan for you.

These types of people don’t realize that they come in the form of manipulation, control, and Jezebel.  They want YOU! Beloved, point them to Jesus and the Word of God!

You work with those whom God has given the strength to obey.  However you cannot possibly answer all requests.  God knows what is best for them and for you.

It is part of growing in the ministry and especially the prophetic.  I hope you are still with me.  You have a lot on your plate people will all tug at you, but YOU ask God who you can help.  Make sure you are not doing it out of obligation.

We can never reach everyone but we will reach those we have the God given energy to do so.

So it is just like the oxygen warning on a airplane and mask.  You need to put your mask on first since you are older and wiser.

If we don’t take care of us first, the enemy will make sure to send you all sorts of distractions.  To wear you out.  You prepare for you first and then listen to the LORD for others.

Our first ministry is to GOD, then to caring for our temple, take care of your body and guard your body, spirit and soul, for out of it comes the issues of life.  I have been praying and will continue.

I am seriously wanting you to be all that He wants you to be.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Divine Takeover & Rising of MY Chosen Ones

As I was praying, another prayer warrior and myself saw the darkest and most foreboding clouds coming closer.

As I was praying, another prayer warrior and myself saw the darkest and most foreboding clouds coming closer.

While the clouds brought a sense of fear and terror, the scene changed and in the midst of the dark clouds and foreboding, many warriors began to emerge from the darkness of the storm clouds, clothed with brilliant armor that shown the light from within their hearts.

The glory that radiated from their faces and armor revealed the depth of afflictions that these brave warriors suffered through to make them rise in the midst of gross darkness.

The darkness became the catalyst of the rising of the sons of God in glory.  I saw in the midst of the clouds hail being formed.  The hail started small but as it was tossed into the winds over and over, I noticed the hail had warriors faces on them.

The faces grew with more determination and authority as the hail was tossed higher and higher into the storm clouds.  Soon the weight of that hail was such that the storm could not contain the hail, at which point the hail began to fall to the earth and did much damage to the enemy.

I knew the determination and boldness in the faces of these warriors was something that had never been seen before or would never be seen again.

These warriors were clothed with authority and determination that only came through the victories of previous campaigns.  These were tested, severely and were promoted to heavenly places, to stand as judges and to reclaim the territories that had been held for generations.  These were chosen to see, hear and speak judgments to the enemy’s plans and entrenchment.

I saw a massive amount of enemy POWs all standing in line with their arms up as they shuffled before these judges.  The judges would pronounce a verdict and cancel their assignments then cast them into outer darkness, forbidding them to return.

Hear what the sovereign Lord says; all the people of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming.  This day is a day of darkness and gloom.  A day of invasion, a day of great tribulations.  Thick darkness shall rise but My chosen ones, the valiant, shall rise with strength that has never been known.

Great tribulations bring great patience.  In patience possess your souls.  My judgments are just and fair and I have decreed circumstances to turn many over to the destruction of their flesh that their souls, (mind, will, emotions and intellect) would be saved.  That they would change their minds and turn to Me and repent.

Judgments in this life are for mercy to mankind, so that through circumstances they might be delivered from the pathway, which is destruction.

I AM pursuing the wayward and the obstinate.  I AM judging My house, I AM bringing the backslider home through the iron furnace.  I have sent My judgments as mercy so man will be ready to stand at the final judgment.

It is better to stand in My judgments now than to be found not ready to stand at My white throne judgment.

1 Corinthians 11:31-32 (KJV) declares, “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.”

“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations,”   Joel 2:1-2 KJV.

“If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.  Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?  And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?  Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator,”   1 Peter 4:14-19 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Receive, Know and Walk On!

As Christians, it can be challenging being among God’s people.  We all must learn to grow up and take the first responsibility, to care for ourselves!

As Christians, it can be challenging being among God’s people.  We all must learn to grow up and take the first responsibility, to care for ourselves!

None of us have met that challenge for ourselves and never will in this life.  So why do we expect perfection in this life from others when we can’t do it ourselves?  That is called Hypocrisy.

Then when God promotes us to secular jobs, ministry, in the job force, or even being a dad or mom, being a child and in school etc., God wants us to be nurtured, taught and cared for.  God wants us to all be prepared.  None of us get there on their own.

Those in ministry have people to nurture and care for.  This is so true!  Especially like the care for the flock of God.  Even when we do our best, we still fail, and fall short!

Yes, we must learn by life and choices; Why?  Because life, choices and time are our best teachers.  You must learn that choice is a gift.  God will NOT take choice away.

Did you know that Jesus grieved over Jerusalem?  He hurts when people reject him especially those who openly reject him.  He was sent to His own and his own knew him not.

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest then that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord,”   Luke 13:34-35 KJV.

Why would the God we love and respect, have others there in his kingdom who have no love to serve him or want him?  How would it be, to be eternally together with those who reject and despise him?  Yeah he could make more angels, but he didn’t want more angels.

He wanted a new breed!  He wanted someone with choice, choose to love him!  Isn’t that a marvel?  He weeps for the lost, but weeps more for those who chose to walk away from Him.

I know so many that are not ready and staying too close to the edge of the field of the shepherd.  We must learn to remain as he is, stay close in prayer, fellowship and intimacy.

Oh how he loves his Bride!  She has made herself ready.  The Lord knows who is for him and who is against him.  He has given everyone that choice.  He will never alter our choices in life.

Oh how he want’s to commune with You!  His desire for you is to know His love, receive it, know it and walk on in it!  Wow think of this, the God of ALL the universe wants to commune with you!

He wants to walk in the garden in the cool of the day, as we get down on our knees to pray.  He longs for someone who would choose to talk and commune with.

He is so touching you even now, because he is the only one who truly loves you.  God cannot go against his word, he is faithful who promised, but it grieves him to see how many hate him and his people.

This is the time to search your heart to find out who you stand with and remain.  We don’t have the time like our ancestors did.  Jesus is coming back in power and great glory!

He doesn’t want puppets on strings that serve him.  He wants free moral agents that recognize their condition so they can receive God’s love and through his loving kindness he leads us to repentance.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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