Going Around in Circles – Pt.2

I have wondered how many of us have ever felt like we’re running in circles, like a cat or dog chasing its own tail?

 See also Part 1


I have wondered how many of us have ever felt like we’re running in circles, like a cat or dog chasing its own tail?

Another illustration comes to mind; how many of us run “like” the hamsters’ wheel while in the cage; bound to its circumstances and limitations going nowhere.

How many of us spend enormous amounts of time and energy doing something, but we end up achieving nothing?

In prayer, I saw myself looking out of a car window in a relatively fast-moving vehicle.  In this vision, I was focusing on the right-side window.

I knew there were trees, sky, and colors, but my focus through the window was a blur to me.  I knew that many things were happening all at the same time as a person perceived their space differently compared to mine.

As the other passengers and the driver of the vehicle were looking ahead and talking and laughing although I couldn’t make out their words.  But in short, there were so many situations happening all at the same time in that vehicle.

I had a greater awareness of the Spirit and my surroundings that I had never realized.

The vehicle in this vision represents a ministry, the other passengers were talking and enjoying time together as we were moving in the midst of many things in our busy lives.

Sometimes we fail to comprehend that when we are too close to something we are involved in; it is like the old saying, we are too close to the forest to see the trees.”

Sometimes we need to stand back and reflect on our thoughts and actions and why we do what we do.

How much more does The LORD have in store for us!  In His desire, he delights when His children wonder in amazement and remain star eyed in innocence as our whole being clings to our childlike delights with our Creator, Abba.

Learning and having a greater awareness of His presence is a joy unspeakable and full of glory, were but hard to be uttered.

Abba God takes great delight in enjoying His children and lingers in their pure love for Him realizing that they chose Him not by coercion or fear but by their own free choice and will!

Love conquers, love breaks down walls, love shatters the wounds to get to the heart of a child within each of us.  Abba will move heaven, earth, and hell out of the way for His beloved children. His desire is that we come to know His amazing love as He is known.

God is love and everyone that truly loves is born of God and knows God.  In our limited understanding and existence, it is hard to fathom why the creator of the universe and beyond, would want to be bothered with such wayward children.

When we come to understand the simplicity of His love and how He made and designed us individually in His image, it is truly amazing.

Father God so desired that we would choose to know His love and to know the secret of simplicity in His sight.  When we know we are loved by the ultimate, Abba Father, there’s no need for competition, no need to vie for His attention, thinking that one gets more attention than the other.

There is no jealousy, envy, strife, contention, or division; for we all can access him as His children at any time.

In His eye and hand, we are secure. In knowing that He created us for His pleasure and purpose, we have a divine family!

He lovingly makes us understand that we are not misfits anymore!  No one else can fit the place He has for us, but us!  His plan was Love; simple as that.

The simplicity of Christ was twisted by that twisted spirit Satan that fueled the thoughts that we serve a God that deceives us and works us like a taskmaster and that we can never please. With our offering as children, we are simple.

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ,”   2 Corinthians 11:3 KJV.

There are no measurements to a child for we are forever amazed and humbled to wonderment as to why such majesty would want to know me?  And you?

He didn’t want or desire beings that had to perform for acceptance, nor were we perfected to amuse him.  He isn’t impressed with the wisdom of this age when He is the ancient of days!

For unless we become as children we will not enter The Kingdom of Heaven.

However, we are learning to lean on Jesus more.  Learning to depend as a little child would with Jesus.  This positioning causes us to become strong against the enemy because of the weightiness of His Glory of resistance!

It is not we who live, but Christ in us the hope of Glory!

We have found opposition has actually pushed us closer to The LORD in intimacy and fiery fervency!

We are the temples of The LORD our God and He fills us ‘the temple’ with His glory so that the fullness of His presence resonates.

Satan does not go after people who are NOT a threat to his agenda.  He goes after those who shall make a difference in this world with God.  Your greatest moments in God come on the heels of great tests and trials.

So, we will be one as He and the Father are one.  The goal of unity in the church is an awesome feat!

However, we all in the body of Christ must find our place and purpose so we all can function within the fullness of the Godhead bodily, with His goodness and favor.

Everyone has a purpose!  But we each must find our own path and way to obedience to the faith and by picking up our cross and following Him.

Oh, how HE loves us beloved of God!

“And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.  For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.  As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus The LORD, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power,”   Colossians 2:4-10 KJV.

See also Part 1


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Will You Go Around in Circles?

I have wondered how many of us have ever felt like we’re running in circles, like a cat or dog chasing its own tail?

Part 1


Since early this morning, I kept hearing a song in my head from way back in 1972 when I was twelve years old.

The part of the lyrics I heard was, “Will you go around in circles?  Will you fly high like a bird up in the sky?”   (See “Will it go round in circles” Lyrics and song by Billy Preston)

I find in my own experience that when God is trying to make a point to me, He gets my attention often with music.

Music can tend to help us remember things; at least for me anyway.

As I heard those lyrics go over and over in my mind, suddenly in the Spirit I saw an Eagle, rising up and free from the circle of the earth restrictions and it was mounting up higher than I have ever had seen or fathomed!

I beheld circles of obstacles that many of God’s people were bound to. I could see the frustration, hindrances, and the tortured minds having gone in circles for so long and never able to get free!

On the earth, this Eagle finally broke free and mounted up so effortlessly!  Then the eagle soared moving with the wind currents as it flowed in the varied atmospheric pressures.

As I beheld this vision, I heard,  “Beloved, even the very winds obey and will come to your aid and rescue you as they obey Me, says The LORD.”

Study Isaiah 40 beloved!

“It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in,”   Isaiah 40:22 KJV.

No one on ground level could see what was up ahead, as there were so many distractions and unplanned events that were waged and planned by the enemy’s conspiracy to distract and hinder the Army of God.

From those higher places above, the Eagle carried super-smart ability to pinpoint and make out the name of specific targets in many places.

The eagle could see the distance involved on all fronts.  The specifics were discerned by the eagles trained eye and its ability to see the strategy that had been set in motion by the enemy!

The LORD wants to encourage you beloved!  Although we cannot see everything or hear, or feel anything, God still has a plan for each of us.

When things continue to come in up like a flood, God has proven to us that HE will raise up a standard against the enemy!

Beloved, we are that standard God is raising up!  You are part of HIS end-time plan and your Spiritual DNA and path are already laid out for your life!

For some, you have wondered why it has taken so long and issues so frequent that have weakened you.

Many of you have questioned as to why you must go through such adversity.  Some of you have questioned the validity of your very own salvation.

Our part and our responsibility through all this adversity are to remember who we are in Christ and to keep our heart and mind stayed on The LORD.  We were created for such a time as this, and we have what it takes in this end-time Army!

We must learn to pray in the Spirit everywhere we go taking dominion over each locale we go through.

Yes, you have jobs, responsibilities, along with many hindrances, and distractions, but beloved, God has factored in all these things!

God isn’t a taskmaster!  He doesn’t reveal things for you to do without giving you the time and equipment.

You will not or have not missed a beat in your due season!  Be encouraged beloved of God!

See also:  “Going Around in Circles – Pt.2”


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Deep to Deeper Still

I saw a tall old-fashioned oil derrick and drill at work.  Plans had been made as to where they thought they would strike oil.

I saw a tall old-fashioned oil derrick and drill at work.  Plans had been made as to where they thought they would strike oil.

Then in this vision, I saw as they diligently drilled, suddenly a blowout gusher of oil broke through and a wild well emerged, the oil shooting high into the sky!

Spiritually, many of us are like that drilling process — we are seeking God with all our heart and we feel like we should keep drilling and pressing in so strongly.

But it seems like we keep hitting an empty well or wall!  Or it just seems too deep, and we get discouraged and just want to be content with the little experience, when God wants us to have everything He has for us!

However, we must understand that The LORD knows what He made us to be, and knows how we need to be equipped.

No matter how old we are in The LORD, we will always need to go deeper still.  In God, there is no retirement, there are always new realms and horizons to amaze us!

As we continue to drill in prayer and press towards God, He delights in our desperation and desire for He is our betrothed.

His desire is towards us, and He loves us when we desire Him.

“Blessed are they which hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled,”   Matthew 5:6.

Because you feel a strike is imminent, it also opens doors for us to experience more of His mighty power and His wonders to perform!

The LORD desires our time and our hunger towards Him, and He will reward those who diligently seek Him.

Sometimes we must return to our first love, because the cares of this life have kept us bound to circumstance and situations, (Revelation 2:4).

Our first Holy Spirit baptism was awesome, but now you are craving The LORD so much more!

God knows you need to be equipped and dripping in oil so you can ignite into flames of fire!

When we become desperate we drive our focus totally on The LORD for we need a deeper well of experience and a deeper desire to be immersed totally in the oil of the Holy Ghost!

Oil is the precursor of Fire!  He makes His angels spirits and His ministers flames of fire,  (Hebrews 1:7)

Deep will always call us to deeper still.  Selah…


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Pull Back, Back Up!

Up and coming leaders, listen!  The Fruit of The Spirit is not an option.  Having a godly character is the witness of The Spirit of an individual.

Spiritual Maturity and jealousy cannot mix!

Up and coming leaders, listen!  The Fruit of The Spirit is not an option.  Having a godly character is the witness of The Spirit of an individual.

Having to stand strong on a point when everyone calls you goody two shoes or false, takes clear resolve.  But these who lack maturity don’t understand at all.

It is the mature whom God draws the reins back that remain separate and not become one of the boys or the popular groups that want you to agree with everything they say.  “Come aside and be ye separate,” says The LORD.

King Jehoshaphat although he was a good King, got into trouble by making Alliances with wicked Kings.  But God in His mercy kept him safe, but his alignment to other wicked kings made him guilty as they were and cost him consequences to his decisions,  (2 Chronicles 18).

King Jehoshaphat was trying to be good, accepting and he assumed, causing to lose ground, costly events, and lost lives.  It is very important who we ally with and what we stay clear of.

Although King Jehoshaphat was personally loyal to his faith and purity of life and motive, his greatest failures lay in the precise areas of his greatest success; International relations and religious reformations.

He could not root out the unlawful. His diplomacy by alliance into intermarriage with the house of Ahab and Jezebel brought all his gains to ruin within a few years of his death.

The poisonous effect of that union became an arrangement that was very expensive to Judah; the king supported with treasure and manpower to fund Ahab’s wars.

The king assisted in at least two fruitless campaigns with the kings of Israel.  He suffered personal physical peril and spiritual loss to himself and his kingdom.

“Hear the word of The LORD!  Corrupt alliances by deceit come to prostitute and ride on your anointing.

To prostitute your oil and wine they gain victory and prestige.  Their numbers are great, they love a crowd.  They corrupt your goodness by flattery.  They take advantage of their own personal gain.

As I live,” says God, “I tell you the truth, I wouldn’t even look the way of these corrupt flatterers, but because I honor your life, I will speak and warn you!”

We are known by the company we keep.  Birds of a feather DO flock together.  What we come under can be a big problem, but thank God in his mercy he leads us.

Get a grip!  Most will judge you for standing back and waiting on clarity.

God must pull back prophets to back up prophets.

These prophets speak the mind of God to make decisions between God and the people.  These cannot be conformed or led away from The LORD’s heart.  They were sent in by God to announce God’s will and to confront evil.

Those who intimidate you will continue to provoke you to do it their way. I t takes a solid person to remain on task in not becoming one of the popular people as we all like to be accepted but we cannot go after that or we will face some very hard consequences.

Spirits of religion, controlling, manipulation, jealousy, strife, contention breed every evil work!

Pride will cause people to provoke you to lead you off the right path with God.  Their motives are veiled, not clear as many are not operating in the right Spirit.

Jealousy is usually the open door, and jealousy is as cruel as the grave!  Their veiled motives are to win you over to their side, but The LORD will separate those of His that search him out.

Like John the Baptist, Elijah, Micaiah, and other prophets did in the Bible, God will back up his prophets.

In many instances the church is not ready for these types of prophets that are coming on the scene, but ready or not they are coming!

Study 2 Chronicles 18 and Revelation 2.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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