A Look at Samson

It is time to know YOUR enemy!  Part of basic military teaches us to KNOW YOUR ENEMY!

I believe this will align and target many of us.

It is time to know YOUR enemy!  Part of basic military teaches us to KNOW YOUR ENEMY!

Call back your God given strength!  The enemy’s tactics are the same, just various shades of green with envy, to shake us and spiritually blind us.

You must determine that nothing shall take our eyes in the body of Christ!  Beloved, even if you have different gifts, when you see or hear that the communication ports have been violated or over run, then next thing the enemy hits are those who see prophetically from afar off.

PRAY FOR THE PROPHETS, pray for the eyes of the body of Christ.

As I was praying, pondering, and writing, I began to read about Samson and found a lot of good instructions for us all.  When one goes through it, we all do!

The spirit of Delilah attempts to manipulate secrets to prostitute the precious gifts we carry.  We cannot just divulge our information with just anyone.

Delilah categorically wore Samson down through harlotry, whoredoms and a Jezebel spirit used manipulation and control for the price of money!

Delilah sold Samson birth right out for a price.  The spirit of Delilah was able to receive the God given secrets of his power! Samson broke down under Delilah’s spell and little by little he weakened because he loved whoredoms.

He got familiar and the door was opened sexually.  As he began to break down a little at a time, behind the scenes, Delilah was in conference with the Philistine’s to get Samson to reveal his strength and power for a price.

Finally, Samson shared his secret to Delilah and while he was sleeping, she cut off his hair.  Then the Philistine’s came upon him and he lost all his power and was weak as a kitten.

Beloved of God this passage speaks to me prophetically that our hair (or the glory of God) we must be careful sharing the secrets of our power and life in God!

Our words and witness must be guarded and not spilled onto the ground.  What we contain is precious and given to us as gifts and we are accountable for them.

Delilah was able to learn through her whoredoms, and skillful manipulation his godly secret.  She finally found out that by cutting off the Nazarite’s hair that he would lose the glory and strength that he was chosen to do from the womb.

Nazarite hair (or the glory of God), and our spiritual hair (Gods glory) there are demonic foes that shall try to capture us when we lose our edge and don’t protect what we carry inside.  Do not cast your pearls before swine.

Once the Philistines took him, they put out Samson eyes, and today the enemy is out seeking your power and gifts.  He waits patiently for the moment to come to weasel his way to weaken us in whatever form.

When he strikes his MO is by putting out our “spiritual eyes and especially prophetic eyes.”  The enemy stands and watches us and studies us to find our weakness.

We must stand against the foes that seek to put out our spiritual eyes in Jesus’ name!

We must remember our call from birth that our spiritual hair (destiny with Gods glory) is getting bigger within us as we decrease HE increases.

We must understand the plots and plans of the spirit of Delilah and her motives and we must repent of anything that has opened the door to the enemy making us spiritually blind.

Be aware that there are plans of darkness that study us and seek out our weakness finding out the weakness link.  This spirit has come to manipulate, control using whoredoms or whatever is your weakest link is.

We must repent and get into alignment with God’s Word and let nothing steal the precious cargo we carry, and if we are spiritually blind now, there is hope.  Repent and take time to get before The LORD.  We must be still and know HE is GOD!

In closing, it is important to understand that Satan can listen to our conversations, even when we are alone he will use our own words and other negative words against ourselves.

We must become aware of our enemy.  We must KNOW our enemy, a very foundational lesson we must master.

Let your words be few beloved even when you are alone.  Our words can be toxic against ourselves.

(Read:  Judges chapters 13, 14, 15 and 16)

I see a connecter, like conduit with electric power that runs throughout a building and into cities that the power of God flows out, mending breeches from one ministry to another.  This is much bigger than simply a bee from flower to flower.

Beloved, we are in God’s army and we are wearing the same uniform but different insignia and rank.  We are to bring info forward as a spy would against the enemy tactics.

You are so very important beloved of God.

The energy or power that flows out of the conduit is set in order as it houses the power of God that flows from one ministry to the other. Make up your mind to become like a conduit, to be used to bring ministry together with healing and great links to many in God’s Kingdom!

Let nothing or no one put out your spiritual eyes!


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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The Prescription for Weariness

Cast not away your confidence for you have a great reward!

Seasons come and go and nature constantly reminds us of the ranges of change that happens daily in this big world we live on.

We are no different as changes come in many ways throughout our lives.  We are never always in full throttle or in over drive neither are we always balanced, centered, and focused.

Life is like that and as long as we live as human beings this side of heaven, the sun comes up and the sun goes down and God is faithful with ALL His creation!  We are experiencing all the thrills and spills of life as they come our way.

There are times where we pull away from God due to the various range of circumstances we find ourselves in.  We really don’t want or mean to pull away but circumstances happen and we are not always our best when they come our way.

It doesn’t mean that we really want or try to pull away from God, but our expectations and circumstances all come into play.

Yes, life is life but we also have resistance that is inspired by the kingdom of hell itself.  We are to have wisdom and be transparent with the beloved of God but wise concerning evil.

Cast not away your confidence for you have a great reward.  But make sure when you open up do not cast your precious pearls before swine.  Keep your peace within and go with that peace and assurance from God.

The rest of who we open up to is so important.  It is important to know those who labor among you and keep your mind in sync with God.  We will deal with things as they present themselves.  Take 3 seconds and think how to respond with God’s wisdom.

“Gracious is The LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.  The LORD preserved the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.  Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for The LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee,”    Psalm 116:5-7 KJV .

Our constant source of all life comes through God.  HE is faithful even if we aren’t at the various moments in time.  If we would be honest, instead of being “perfectly religious”, we would make such headway towards the destiny he has called us to.

His desire is that we win the lost and disciple the new converts and do whatever our gift is to the body of Christ.

We believers all need to grow up in Christ for we ALL share at being real with trustworthy.  There is nothing to be ashamed of when we are hidden in Christ, we are covered with His robe of righteousness.

Christ made the total way for our salvation and it cannot be added to by you or your works. He did it all and that is why we are to surrender to the power of God’s gift.  We must be wise and be innocent concerning evil.  Transparency and honesty are powerful weapons in our arsenals.

“But The LORD is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil,”    Thessalonians 3:3 KJV.

“The law of The LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of The LORD is sure, making wise the simple,”  Psalm 19:7 KJV.

“The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me,”    Psalm 116:6 KJV.

Oh, how I greatly appreciate the prayers of the saints!  I am learning so much more about the power we gain at being still and knowing He is God!

All I could do was rest and soak in being quiet and worship.  I couldn’t believe how weak I had gotten in warfare.  I was hit from every angle at the same time.

I feel like I have been spinning and kicking like the martial arts, It has been nonstop.  So, I became tired and exhausted.  But faithful prayer warriors fought for me!

We all get tired and exhausted, but what I learned in all this, is to regress, to be still and know He is God.  So now I am soaking and listening more.

Retreat is a necessary important part of war before we can ever advance.  We all need R & R (restoration and recovery.)

So, when you are exhausted and tired and cannot get your strength back, it is a good clue that you need to back away for some time.

You will feel vulnerable when you are exhausted and tired from war.  It’s the time to back away for refreshment.

I saw myself as a dried out old sponge and suddenly I was dipped into living water (The Word) and I soaked it up quickly.  I feel many of you are now sharing the same feelings as I too am.

It’s time to be still and know He is God and soak, soak and soak in His presence!  Soon you will be full again to conquer and overcome in wiping away every threat what needs to go with that pure water of the word of God!

You are not a human doing, you are a human being, and that what makes us one beloved of God!

Just Be, beloved!


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Religious or Relational

Religion makes people intolerant and mean — with nasty faces and judgmental, critical attitudes.

Religion makes people intolerant and mean — with nasty faces and judgmental, critical attitudes.

Yes, these are so miserable they want everyone to be as miserable as they are.  These religious forget where they came from and turn into unhappy miserable people.

The religious spirit expects everyone to buck up and get with their program!

Now Jesus was not religious and He went to where the people were.  Jesus had a divine appointment set in motion by God.

Jesus only did what he saw His Father do and say.  He purposely went down to Samaria, to encounter face-to-face a woman whom the Jews hated, and called all Samaritans, half breeds and dogs.

The Samaritan woman went to the well and Jesus interacted with her, not condemning her, but speaking into her life.  Jesus made it so simple for her that a child could understand.

4 But He needed to go through Samaria.  5 So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour.
7 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.”  8 For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.
9 Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?”  For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”
17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.”
Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’ 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”
19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”
26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.”

The Whitened Harvest
27 And at this point His disciples came, and they marveled that He talked with a woman; yet no one said, “What do You seek?” or, “Why are You talking with her?”
28 The woman then left her waterpot, went her way into the city, and said to the men, 29 “Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ?” 30 Then they went out of the city and came to Him,” 
 John 4:4-30 NKJV.

This woman was married many times and a sinner, but after that encounter with Jesus she was told clearly that He was HER Messiah!

Oh, the goodness and mercy of God!  That day she became the first woman evangelist taking the message from Messiah to all her people in Samaria.

Jesus didn’t condemn her for her many marriages but what He did was, He revealed himself to her to such a degree that it changed her whole life and destiny by giving hope to her people.

Have we have forgotten where we came from?

Religious faces, thoughts, words and all religious behavior are intolerant and mean spirited because they cannot be good enough in their own mind.

So, if they can’t do good enough, then that is their thought for everyone else.  Religious deception causes intolerance towards everyone and everything that isn’t lining up with their view.

God expects us to reach out to people to let them know there’s a kingdom, but not of this world!

The religious forget there’s a world out there and create boxes to house their beliefs regardless of how erroneously they are.  These boxes become into entrenched into salt and too much salt in one place is too salty.

25 “Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 So he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said to him, ‘Your brother has come, and because he has received him safe and sound, your father has killed the fatted calf.’
28 But he was angry and would not go in. Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him. 29 So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’
And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. 32 It was right that we should make merry and be glad, for your brother was dead and is alive again, and was lost and is found,’”   
Luke 15:25-32 KJV.

The burnt-out religious brother wasn’t happy that his brother was found, favored and forgiven after squandering all his inheritance.

The brother who was so religious and jealous, did not realize the most important piece of this event was that his brother was lost and now he is found!

It was a call to celebrate his return.  The father’s love watched from a long way off, hoping for the return of the wayward son!

The father was so happy about his son who came home, that he lavished him with hugs and kisses, giving him a robe to cover his condition, sandals on his feet giving him new shoes and steps ordered by his father and a ring on his finger, a sign of the fathers authority over all his house!

The jealous older brother was upset as to why the father was celebrating him, and yet he had never given him permission to have a party with his friends.

The father told the jealous brother that he could have had a party anytime with all the fixings and his friends.

The other brother was upset at his brother’s homecoming, thinking he didn’t deserve it.  The older brother did not understand that his place in his fathers house was certain and all that the father had, was his too.

Not understanding the father’s love, grace and mercy, kept him prideful in all his abilities and works, as he felt entitled to much more.

When we get so deep into religion, our pride causes us to forget our own relationship with God and each other.  We forget where we came from!

Sometimes an ordained retreat and down times in our lives are where God leads us and refreshes us in a different way; especially when we are tired and burnt out!

When we get this way, we will notice it seems like everything is making us irritable, drying up and that we are being pulled away from all normality.

There will be times when God is actually leading us to a place to rest, regroup, get reconnected, reestablished, and hear from God.

We are not to be feeding off each other, battling against each other in this condition.  It would be like piranhas going after flesh after flesh.

Religion is what makes complicated the love, understanding and the reality and purposes of God.  We must make room for the Holy Spirit to work on our hearts.

As we are transformed by the Holy Spirit, others will then take notice and want the God we represent.  Once we realize our condition, then we can no longer offer the cheap brand of mindless Merry-Go-Round religion-based performances, or some sideshow acts of pretenders majoring on clown-like behavior, captivating and mesmerizing, with donned mask and paint to alter their true selves.

We must make up our mind, decide, and demand to get off that Merry-Go-Round.

There will be many sized spiritual waves and crashes, and it will shift as a larger wave will descend, but what is left standing once the wave has crashed, was founded on a good foundation.

As the wave runs its course by going into every square inch, it claims everything that wasn’t connected deep on the foundation, and that is released, as it recedes out to sea.

We need to do our ministry.  It is fine to have meetings and enjoy The LORD and each other, but where are the soul winners and the maker of disciples?

The Church has been guilty, for not having any place for these.

So many Church goers are religious, putting in their one hour per week, before then promptly go back to the worldly mindsets.

There is no room for change, no tolerance, and what they fail to see is that all throughout history, when God brings change, some receive it and move with God.

However, there are those who refuse change and when the Spirit of God moves on, many of the people do not move with God.  Thus enters another denomination and they turn what was a place where God once moved, into a shrine of death.

Then in God’s mercy, He sends reformers and prophets, and these shrines begin to kick out the very ones who were needed to bring reformation.

Truly does the passage say, they become white washed walls full of dead men’s bones.

I am done chasing fleeting feelings and experiences.

My soul follows hard after God regardless of who stays or goes.  I belong to HIM and as He moves.  By HIS Grace I will follow.

I hope many of you who read this agree that it is time to stand against religious spirits.

I want to see God move in this end-time harvest, don’t you?

Have we forgotten where we came from?


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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