Beloved, oh how I love The LORD Jesus! Oh, to sing and dance! To study and seek HIS Face in prayer!
There is nothing in my life that is more crucial and delightful than to please The LORD by obeying HIS WORD!
The more I deny myself and remove myself from the cares of this life the more I want to please The LORD! I love and care for The LORD and HIS beloved Sheep!
We have a personal responsibility with The LORD and we are held accountable for what we know is true. When we sin and love the things of this world that grieve His heart, we will be accountable.
There is a great danger when we gradually move ourselves away from our personal communication (prayer) and our obedience to The LORD’s Will, which is HIS WORD!
We are babes for a season but after that we are to be trained up as children are to their parents and to listen and obey. If we as children didn’t obey our parents we were disciplined. That discipline proves the Love of the Father to His children!
The process of becoming lazy and not developing our own relationship with The LORD, can open us up to deception, error, and extreme teaching.
We must learn to develop a dependence on God’s Word as we develop in our prayer life and steady diet of the WORD of God. It is the easy route to depend on others experiences and teachings instead of God’s.
There are many wonderful leaders and teachers out there that the WORD of God is the final authority of their belief system. These leaders are accountable to God for those whom they must give an account.
In the same way, God knows where we are spiritually and knows when we become lax and rebel.
It is a very dangerous thing to fall into the hands of the living God especially for those who are leading God’s sheep astray! There is a process that is dangerous and it causes us to become dull of hearing and we can become blind not being able to see the truth.
We must have such a love for The LORD Jesus Christ that goes so much deeper than any other love we have in this life, regardless if it is a person, place or thing! God is a jealous God!
Oh Glory! To read the Bible and hear Him speak to me through those pages is the ultimate for me! Oh, how I love God’s Word and His commands!
I know that when He corrects me, it proves His love for me!
I want God to teach me and to show me His ways and teach me His paths so that I will walk in truth!
I obey God’s words because I love HIM and my nature has been changed to where I don’t desire the things of this world that grieve His Heart. I don’t want God to be unhappy with me!
I was given a prophetic lesson this past week. I was feeling taken advantage of by someone that I won’t mention, and as I related this to the person of how it hurt me, God entered my thoughts and reminded me of how I take HIM for granted, when I don’t give him the attention he desires and deserves.
I am so thankful that I can know God this way and experience a close walk with Him that gives me His Peace.
This whole thing about Jesus Christ from the beginning of time till now, it is about having a real love walk, relationship with the lover of our souls.
How many of us have taken The LORD for granted? Oh! All I could do was weep when I heard The LORD say that I had taken Him for granted!
But regardless of the tears and pain it caused, it drove me to sorrow and to repentance, by turning my heart “deeply” back to him!
Return to The LORD with all your heart! In fasting, weeping and mourning and rend your heart and not your garment.
We repent by turning away from what displeases God. How do we know what displeases God?
We learn by knowing Him through prayer and by knowing and living the Word of God! The Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us.
Just as Jesus was the Word made flesh, The LORD wants our lives to reflect His nature and character and to be measured by His Word as our plumb line to HIS whole house, which is the body of Christ.
The LORD is jealous over us, and He is very serious about that fact. We cannot separate The LORD Jesus from the HOLY BIBLE, as they are one and in agreement.
If you do things and practice things that are not in agreement with the Word of God, it is suspect to error.
God’s Word is our only standard for Truth! His Word is what we base all things on!
I don’t care what type of spiritual experiences and feelings you have had, if it isn’t found in God’s Word, it is suspect, and the enemy is very clever and spiritual and wants to lead you away from the truth of God’s Word.
Feelings and experiences in God can be awesome — but if our experiences aren’t found in God’s Word, we need to repent and move away from error and return to the Truth! The BIBLE!
Deception is just that! Deception is the gradual process of experiences, feelings, and extreme teaching that are soaked into our soul to blind us to the truth and to bring us into error.
Jesus warned us about false prophets and false teachings! Their methods are inspired by Hell to draw us away from the Truth of God’s Word.
Deception is found and practiced in many Christian named circles and in the names of various denominations and groups.
These various groups base and use all sorts of pseudo spiritual experiences, feelings, music, expressions, extreme teachings, and error of all sorts.
The Bible is the only sure way we can be secure of anything and everything that is out there regardless of their claims.
If we cannot trust God’s Word to keep us on track, we open ourselves to all sorts of bogus claims that put God’s name on any and everything out there.
It doesn’t matter how spiritual the “feeling is” my question was, is it found in the Word of God?
Do you have people in your lives that take you for granted?
I encourage you to search your heart and see where, what, and whom our love is centered on.
Have we taken The LORD for granted? Look to God and turn away in repentance from taking him for granted.
We must repent of our love for things of this world instead of HIM; the creature instead of the creator. He longs for our time in prayer and intimacy. To love HIM is to obey Him.
Jesus is the WORD and the WORD became flesh and dwelt among us! Oh, how wonderful it is to be used to prophecy encouragement and change, but beloved, there are so many out there who want to do what God says is wrong and call it good!
I love, love, love to encourage people, but when God leads me to confront sin, it is hard on my flesh and sometimes it is hard that I have to face you, but I love God and love you enough to stand against the sin!
I know HE wants us to hear him clearly and that takes prayer, the study of the Word of God and Worshipping Him in Spirit and in Truth! Those of you who know me well, know I love people but know I love God more.
Oh beloved, to know The LORD is so wonderful and once we truly seek, find and know him, He changes our lives being conformed into His image!
Beloved of God, we are so loved and we are in a serious time like none other, and we must remain at the door like the wise virgins, not as the foolish ones who weren’t ready to go in.
This time is unlike no other time in known history and it is very critical time, and we must pray for the ones who are deceived!
It is for God’s great love and mercy for us that he sends us warnings to get us ready. There we be no one with Jesus that did not choose to be there.
It is your choice…. but as for me and my house? I will serve The LORD!
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all The LORD delivered me.
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; and that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works,” 2 Timothy 3:1-17.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey