The Steps From Idleness To Inward Change

Idle thoughts are containers. We determine what we allow to fill those containers. Words that flood your mind from outside sources must be identified. 

Idle thoughts are containers.  We determine what we allow to fill those containers.

Words that flood your mind from outside sources must be identified.  Knowing God’s Word and a healthy practice of feeding our soul will keep us alert.

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ,”   2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV.

We must be able to determine and identify the sources of that thought.  An Idle mind can get us into trouble.  We must develop our thought life and realize how important it is to our lives and others.

The thought life contains what we allow to flow in our thoughts through any form of communication.

We must learn to swiftly, dispose of any deceptive thoughts that are designed to hurt you and others.  WE are to take every thought captive.  We have that command and it is crucial we learn this well.

The battle ground is always fought and won in the mind and soul.  The soul is comprised of the mind, will, intellect and personality; It is what makes us unique from each other.

There must be such emphasis on this topic as we can rise or fall due to choices made by allowing unholy thoughts that wage war against our soul.

It is imperative that we must learn to bring every thought captive into obedience to God’s word.

Take some time now, and do a overview. Where and what have our thoughts been saying to us?

Who has been speaking to our mind and their origin?

Before we ever act on our thoughts, we have had to come into agreement in our soul before it is ever spoken.  Our soulish mind is our command and control center.

In these places are where we devise God’s plan, our plan or demonic plans.  Whatever we give place to and allow our thoughts to entertain, will become our future if we are not careful.

For example, if we sin and offend someone, we need to resolve it quickly.  By doing this we are cutting off the enemy’s plans to wreak havoc!

Like King David, he not only knocked down Goliath with a stone, he came and finished the job!  He cut off his head!

David cut off the command and control center of the enemy!!  He severed that enemy so bad the Philistines turned and ran away from whom they thought was their champion!

“Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith.  And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled,”   1 Samuel 17:51 KJV.

If a person receives offense and begins to spread the effects widely, this gives the demons permission to flourish within that effected area, and all with OUR given authority.

Until we take back that authority and deal with it, it will continue to get worse.  In a lot of sad situations it can become so bad that brings such damage that it will divide those we love.

I have grieved over those I lost as friends, or family when I know it was the enemy.  I wasn’t able to correct it in time and the person couldn’t hear me nor wanted anything to do with me.

Yes, for some it was just too late and it broke my heart.  They moved on thinking such ugly things about me.

After doing ALL you can do, even in frustration, WE must learn to let go and leave the results up to God.

I am so glad the Lord knows my heart regardless of what man thinks or says.  He knows I never desire to hurt no one.

My point here is, deal with issues quickly at the planning stages.  Deal with it spiritually with your soul first, but if it has manifested in the natural realm, take dominion and destroy the works of the devil.

Once we are at the natural realm, many souls could be hurt.  Give NO place to the devil. Forgive them, loose them and let them go.

“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God,”   Matthew 5:8 KJV.

Our ship (us) are controlled by a helm, (our tongue) but the choice of that direction came from the mind. We must learn to have control of our thought life.

The enemy strives daily to find weakness so he can to be invade us with corruption thoughts.  *See James 3*

There are so many things we allow ourselves to sit, watch and listen to, if we are not careful they become our thoughts.

When we come into agreement with what was luring us into captivity then we become deceived.

The enemy strives for weeks and months or longer to set us up for a major fall.  The good thing about this process is, once it is revealed we can take authority.   However, it takes greater effort to resolve issues, if they can be resolved.

We must try to do our best in bringing peace and forgiveness to the situation.

In several of my situations, I didn’t catch them at the planning stages and once into the natural level, because of how far the process took them, it usually took those people whom I really love, out of my life.

Unless the LORD opens their eyes and revelation comes to that person, God is the only one who can open their eyes.

It was through their choices they declined in bringing peace and healing to the matter.

I have seen this a lot, that no matter how many words we speak and try to fix it, nothing works, because they swallowed the lie.

They are seeing us with a distorted demonic influence and only Christ can set them free to forgive.

The enemy watches and sets us up for open moments so he can take us step by step with lies, because we are not sharp with God’s Word and prayer.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things,”   Philippians 4:8 KJV.

Being idle in our soulish mind means we are not disciplined in that important lesson in discipleship.  Our soul and mind, control our actions.

May we each learn the lessons well from the Holy Spirit, our counselor and teacher so we can master this process.

Please remember that our thought life is so critical in our personal lives and corporate lives in the Kingdom of God.  Especially those who serve Him and His people.

“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper,”   Psalms 1:1-3 KJV.



In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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The Pain Of Transitioning

I see you weeping for the seeming loss of friendship.  Be not sad and unhappy, I AM at work slicing away all dead weight and empty spaces in your lives.

You cannot attach or stay attached with those whom God is moving in a different way.

I see you weeping for the seeming loss of friendship.  Be not sad and unhappy, I AM at work slicing away all dead weight and empty spaces in your lives.

I AM working fully on your life to bring a streamline effect.  Why?  So you carry no weight that isn’t part of your next phase in ministry.

When I do the severing and pruning, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are bad people, or they were sent to hurt you.

Contrary, I send in some for a season to bless and impart spiritual and physical gifts and blessings!  There is a special impartation of my grace that comes when I send in them.

Beloved, it is just that!  I AM taking each of you in different directions and each direction is just as important to My plan.

All is just as necessary for the advancement of My Kingdom.

You all grow as you spread out into different directions.  Yes, you will miss some of those you have grown close to.  However be of good cheer and be happy for them!

The Gospel is being sent in so many directions.  Beloved thank Me for the time you had with them, for you loved them and grew to except from them!

Now since they have moved, it doesn’t mean I took them or removed them due to problems.  No, for they were beneficial to each of you.  You learned from them and you learned lessons only I teach.

Yes, you got attached and love them, but because of your heart and tenderness, you hoped and assumed you would always be there.

Not so!  Not all people shall remain.  There are those who remain and those who come and go.

I know the reasoning behind it all.  Be not ashamed as I reveal your own heart conditions.

The Spirit of Prophecy reveals the betterment of My people.  It always comes to help.  It is a plan I have planned in heavenly places before you were even created.

Beloved, if you misunderstood them, forgive them, release them and let them go!  The past hurts have left scars.

You will notice it will become less and less evident to you!  You will learn to accept My placement and plan.

Those who grew close to you and those severed are sore and tender; beloved, know that they cry too for missing you!

As you receive My prophets and their message, there are great rewards for you in this life and in the life to come!

Beloved you have not been rejected, but in me you are always accepted.  You shall learn much spiritual truth and maturity during this timing.

You are learning to listen to Me alone.  I will lead and guide you where the need is greater and to where you will be received!

All is well beloved, there are no ulterior motives.  Receive what you did and do not discount My plan, for it is for your benefit.

Send love to those who heard My voice and went on!  These move when they heard the sound from heaven.

You are becoming more like me and surrendering to My due process.  You shall be changed into more of me and less of you beloved.

Keep these things in mind, and I will show My plan in secret places,” says the LORD.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Eternal Prophetic Prose

So overwhelmed and amazed crossing over in this new place. No limits ever again, for HE kept me covered in Jesus name.

Eternal Prophetic Prose

So overwhelmed and amazed
crossing over in this new place.

No limits ever again,
for HE kept me covered in Jesus name.

That day, He received me
wrote on the tablet of my heart
Marked and signed as finished,
using his own blood
to pen the tablet of my heart,

Enveloped, covered and sealed, stamped, sent to
His address at the right hand of the Father,
kept by Grace.

The finished price of passage
throughout time divine;

In whom made the pass, port, docking, christening, launching,
according to the elaborate portals of His divine will.

Having sent post, age, paid with all Heavenly claim,
backing up his glory reigns!

Rejoice!  He comes again as He reigns in heavenly plains,
In Jesus name!


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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The Amazingly Incredible Triune God!

We must move into being limitless.  God is leading by detaching us from things that we are not to be connected to.

We must move into being limitless.  God is leading by detaching us from things that we are not to be connected to.

He is leading us and cutting away the sucker shoots; a severing away with no way or desire to recover what was behind.  You have wondered why you have felt so disconnected.

You have felt like you are only going through the motions and wondered where you fit.  You have had doubts and wondered why it feels like you are so alone even among people you know and love.

While going through this process of death have you “felt silence?”  Have you ever felt spiritual silence?  As we die to self we will emerge when God knows we are ready.

Isn’t it amazing how God is making his will known to each of us!  We each have been given the gift of choice and God CANNOT take it back!

It is impossible for God to lie, and once it is spoken and written, it is the gospel truth.  God will not go against our free will and choice.  He cannot!

We serve a triune God; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  We are made in His image and we are triune as well. We are Body, Soul and Spirit.

When we received Jesus Christ as our Lord, there was a powerful exchange.  Jesus died so we could live eternally by becoming our perfect sacrifice on that cross! He paid it ALL once and for all!

A favorite hymn, “Jesus paid it All, all to Him I owe, sin had left a crimson stain he washed it white as snow.”

He took all our sin, guilt and shame, making us righteous; just like we never sinned! At one moment the SON of man became our total sacrifice for eternity!

He became poor that we become rich.  He became a man to identify with man and take the place of sinful man.

Being totally man yet perfect, authored once and for all, marking each believers heart their own story and destiny!

We received the mark of redemption and He paid our purchased price with His own blood. He bought and paid for each believer who says yes to His call.

The Son of man took our place on that cross and exchanged his perfect sacrifice, paying our redemption making us righteous according to his mighty power.

We became covered by that sacrifice so when the Father looks at us, he sees the Son; the Son of the living God!  We are seated with Him in heavenly places! Isn’t it amazing!

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood,”   Acts 20:28 KJV.

We are to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling day by day.  Many people struggle with this scripture.

When we received salvation, our spirit was exchanged for His Holy Spirit and is perfect in us.  However the misunderstanding comes from not understanding that we are triune as God is.

Our soul is comprised of our mind, will, intellect and personality; it is what makes us different and unique.

As we renew our mind through God’s word day by day, it brings our body into subjection to the Spirit of perfection in us.

Our outer body will die one day to this earth as our body is comprised of earth, unless the Lord comes and catches us away first!

This is the place where free will and choices are made and determine where our body takes us.  Do we take the rudder of our ship or yield to Jesus to take command of our ship?  (See James 3:2-4).

“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,”   Philippians 2:7-11 KJV.

In these two battlefields of body and soul, is where we change.  Once a person is truly saved, their spirit is changed, once and for all.  God is not schizophrenic, His Spirit doesn’t jump in and out of us due to our behaviors.

Our soul (mind, will, intellect and personality) and our body, is the location where we face battles.

When we see the revelation of triune God and understand that we are made in his image as triune, this will forever revolutionize our lives!

“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,”  Philippians 2:12 KJV

Working out our own salvation seems to be a contradiction of terms.  However it shows us the distinction between all three parts of man.  Spiritually the believer is forever sealed by the Holy Spirit.

There is some confusion on this topic of spirit, soul and body.  Once we received the Lord Jesus we died in Him so HE could live in us!

By working out our own salvation speaks of our soul (mind, will, intellect and personality) that forever changes day by day, as does our body.  As long as we are living on this earth, we shall ever be moving and changing.

As we mature in Christ, we learn to be led of the Spirit within us day by day.  Our soul (mind, will, intellect and personality) is truly the battlefield and what directs our feet to where we go.

As long as we live we will ever be contending with our soul and flesh.  Our soul is where all decisions are made.  Our flesh is our body and we are to bring it under subjection to Christ by our free choice.

“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,”   2 Corinthians 4:6-7 KJV

“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.  If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work,”   2 Timothy 2:20-21 KJV

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do,”   1 Thessalonians 5:9-11 KJV.

What makes us believers?  It is our choice when we heard the knock to open that door and and let Him in.  That means you have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour!

The Holy Spirit within us enveloped us, sealed us and stamped us with the destiny of heaven! Holy Spirit came to us and to those whose spirit has been regenerated and changed.

Making us brand new through the price totally paid by our Lord and precious Savior Jesus Christ.

Let us walk in this new freedom, understanding our triune God has made us in His image and like Him, may we all become filled with all the fruits of His Spirit!

Living in His incredible love, joy, peace is so amazing!  To our incredible Savior and life he gave us, may we forever give Him praise! To the glory of the Father!

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law,”   Galatians 5:22-23 KJV.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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