Stuck in a Place Called Rejection

We were created for His pleasure and intimacy. It is much like a bride and groom in marriage.

We were created for His pleasure and intimacy.

It is much like a bride and groom in marriage, as we become one with him when we receive Jesus.

Just take a few moments and imagine that.  The God of the whole universe wants to have a personal intimate relationship with us!

The LORD is very real and closer to us than any person could be.  Jesus longs to have a deep close relationship with us and wants to be our lover, friend, and confidant.

Jesus isn’t a taskmaster who we cannot please.  That is not the character or nature of our God towards us.

He wants us to be free to obey, free to love, free to live, free to serve and free to just be.  We must learn The LORD’s nature and character.

The enemy wants us to continually focus on our deficiencies instead of rejoicing over our freedom in Christ who has made us free by His own sacrifice for all sin!

The enemy’s plot and schemes are to stop you any way he can!  Once you received Jesus as your sacrifice and payment for all sin, the devil lost you!

But now since he could not stop you, his next plan is to keep you stunted in your growth and you will feel the waves of rejection! Beloved, these feelings are NOT the measurement for what God is doing in your life! Don’t fall by the wayside giving up with feelings of inferiority that are contrary to God’s nature and character.

Feelings are fleeting and are not an accurate measurement for your experiences with The LORD.

The WORD of God is the only measurement we must live by and within the Word is everything we need to know.  We must measure ourselves like a plumb line against the Word of God.

When we live by our feelings instead of faith we will shipwreck.  Feelings are not trustworthy because in life we encounter storms, bad relationships, deception, error, and extreme teaching, etc.

Be not deceived nor believe the lies that you’re not good enough.  Satan hates you and wants to snuff your light out!

So many haven’t known the nature and character of Christ and fall often into rejection, abandonment, orphan, self-pity, etc.

They say why try, or I’m not good enough, or God must hate me, etc.!  Some of you hear this of late that God hates you and that he has given you a reprobate mind.

If God gave you a reprobate mind you wouldn’t be reading this! God goes searching out for his sheep and brings them back among the sheepfold.

Satan uses the scripture and twists it along with his rendition of flooding us with feelings that seem real, but aren’t!  But you say, it felt like it!

We are to base our lives on the Word alone and stand on it!  We must stop putting our trust in man, feelings, and seek God with all our heart mind and soul!

Child of God The LORD has so much more He wants to teach you!  Tell that rejection to go In Jesus’ name!  Beloved, Christ has made you good enough!  Tell the devil to go!

Tell him that rejection isn’t in your vocabulary anymore and that Christ paid for all rejection, past, present, and future!

We don’t pay for rejection for we have been made righteous!  God wants you to have love, joy, peace, and freedom in Christ!

Revelation time!  NO ONE IS GOOD ENOUGH!

As long as we live in these flesh bodies, our flesh can never measure up to perfection.  That is why Jesus came, he is the only one that perfects that which concerns us.

There are so many who have misplaced love that depends on works to make themselves perfect. Jesus had to come to be born of a virgin, lived, and had to die to be the perfect sacrifice, the lamb of God who takes the sin of the world!

You would be so shocked at the number of people who are stuck in this place with rejection.  These also sit in meetings, but sit silent and feeling worthless.

And also, there are many are online in outlying regions who suffer in silence because they are afraid to reach out to us!  Rejection is a spirit to be rebuked and cast out!

To love The LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and mind and to love your neighbor AS you love yourself isn’t an option!  There are many in the body who cannot help anyone, especially themselves because they cannot love themselves nor forgive themselves.

There are many who self-hate, self-condemn, self-blame, self-mutilate which are only a few of the self-sins.  We think we are not good enough, so in essence, we beat ourselves up.

Satan works our feelings through our communication ports on our bodies.  When we are totally set free from the lies of Satan we will no longer feel condemnation or guilt.

Why are we bound to such negative thoughts that invade our minds?  Why is it that we cannot hear the gentle, loving voice, of our LORD?  Why?  It’s because we forget who we are in Christ!

Life is a struggle at times.  Times of tribulation and testing can be a long and tedious path of distractions and hindrances.  We must study to show ourselves approved of God rightly dividing the Word of Truth.

When we are going through tribulation and testing it feels like everyone has left us and you can sense and feel the heaviness and negativity.

We must learn to know the nature and character of Christ and giving The LORD plenty of time and place to work.  Remember, we cannot trust feelings.

There is much concerning our concentration in the gospel.  Things that are positive build you up and not tear you down.  Jesus wants us to concentrate on souls, freedom, and discipleship.

There is so much negativity in the body.  We need to turn our face towards God and stay away from those who attack other parts of the body.

God is glorified in diversity, various cultures, and styles. May we have an open border to those who are believers in Christ but different than us!

We pray if this message helped you please let us know and I bless you who read this and may it bring freedom to your soul, ministry, and situations.

Now be free and concentrate on your part of this massive campaign to be what The LORD tells you to be!

Can I get a witness?

“One thing have I desired of The LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of The LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of The LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.  And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto The LORD,”
   Psalm 27:4-6 KJV.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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The Struggle to Freedom

How can we think to judge people and situations when we haven’t had the instruction by The Holy Spirit in the Word of God?

How can we think to judge people and situations when we haven’t had the instruction by The Holy Spirit in the Word of God?

Why do we follow people blindly?  Not everyone is for you beloved and we must learn who we are to follow.

First, we follow God, secondly corporate Leadership in the church “IF” they are following Christ.   “Follow me as I follow Christ…..”

It takes time to know a person and a ministry.  Do we blindly spar with someone who we don’t know? Isn’t it stated that iron sharpens iron?

“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend,”   Proverbs 27:17 KJV.

Before I can trust to spar with someone, I must know them.

The Bible says that we must know those who labor among us especially in ministry we must learn to depend on God and judge by the fruits.

God wants us and His leaders to be as living epistles seen and read of all men.

There are those in The Body who preach and dump bondage on new believers and or weaker believers who don’t understand their heritage, much like the prodigal son, who didn’t understand what he had.

The message of The Cross was and is the final payment for sin and you cannot work to keep it.

You are ‘kept’ by the power of The Holy Spirit (1 Peter 1:5).  And it is totally and finally received by faith according to your salvation in Christ.   You cannot add to it or take away from it because it is final.

Once and for all Jesus paid the price for our souls and he was and is our perfect sacrifice and no longer do you appear every year to offer sacrifice for sin.  No, it is finished.  Jesus sat down at the right hand of God!

If you’re feeling like you can’t measure up, or your good enough, continue reading!

There are many religious spirits at work to steal your joy and peace.  Yes, it is 2020 and the same message applies.

Jesus spent a lot of time confronting the religious of his day who were legalists that carry with them messages of doom and gloom.

What these religious people don’t realize is they get stuck and remain in that time warp and are never able to go deeper in The LORD.

It is much like Israel remaining stuck in the desert for 40 years then the next generation took the baton as Joshua and Caleb led the next generation into the promised land.

There is a time for chastisement from our Father in Heaven.  But as a good and perfect Father he doesn’t continually chastise or use a rod on his child continually.

That would be abuse.  And it would always make us wonder if we can ever be good enough to be a Christian!

The devil comes along and adds condemnation and guilt over the sin you already repented of.  So, you continue to repent over and over for the same sin, not understanding you are forgiven from that particular chastisement.

Now move forward and tell the devil to go!  God is a perfect, a good, GOOD Father.  He doesn’t hang things over us making us guess or wonder why.  God is a good God and He is our Abba, he is not abusive.

There are so many who don’t understand this truth and they feel they can’t be free due to the feelings of condemnation, guilt, and shame.  Father God knows us and when we are chastised it is for our benefit to become like Him.

Religious doom and gloom are always trying to pronounce judgment and chastisement to the believers.

With God, it is always motivated by the great love he has for us. We are not partakers of religion, for we are sons. (Study Galatians)

The unsaved world is already under judgment already.  God’s children seen by religious judgment press that you are under judgment and chastisement.

Do NOT, I repeat, Do NOT remain broke down on the side of the road because of doom and gloom put discouragement on you.

When God chastises it is for our benefit and because of his love for us.  As a perfect father God hears your heart once you have repented and you are forgiven regardless of what you ‘FEEL’ like.

Satan always works to convince you that you will never be able to please The LORD and that you can never be free.

It’s a lie!  However, you will feel the effects of the condemnation in your flesh, that is when faith comes into play.

You aren’t led by what you feel, see, or hear, you live and are led by the Word of God! Set your mind to believe what God has done for you!

That’s the only standard we measure ourselves by.  Remember you don’t live by how you feel, you live by what The Word says.

We must learn to live by God’s standard.  God doesn’t condemn and keep chastising you when you have already asked for forgiveness and you have turned away from the sin!

Our good great Father doesn’t rehash your failure over and over keeping you under a heavyweight of doom and gloom!

We face The LORD as he confronts us, and once we repent it is done and that is it.  You’re forgiven and it is a short work so that you can get back up to move on with God and not wallow in it.

As a woman, I chastised and discipline my children and once they were punished that was it.  It was over!

Now if I can chastise and correct my child and it is over then why can’t we see how important it is to edify and build up the children of God?

Religion is all about pointing to all weakness and keeping the people of God under their restraint.

The religious make you feel that there is no hope for their future and many times believers just walk away from the ministry because they feel they’re not good enough.

I have seen religious spirits do much damage to new or immature believers because of holding perfection over the believers’ heads.

What is amazing though the religious are hypocrites as they are doing the same thing, they just keep it hidden from view.

Religious hypocrites are spinning away.  They are like being on a hamster’s wheel and soon many doom, gloom, and religious people will burn out!

Why?  Because you spin your wheel and get nowhere except the same grind every day.  Who wants to serve a God that keeps us on a hamster’s wheel going nowhere?

Many ministers get to this place as they feel they have no one they can talk to, and they quit!  They turn away being spiritually exhausted, bitter, and burned out in Christian ministry.

Jesus did so much more than we know, and he sat down and finished it!  Abba God wants you to know once you repent and turn away from the sin that you are free to develop into what he has for you!

Satan will try everything to stop you, if he can’t keep you from receiving Christ, he will do his best to try and keep you ineffective and stuck where your growth is stunted.

“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.  And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labor among you, and who are over you in The LORD and admonish you,”   1 Thessalonians 5:9-12 KJV.

Lives without prophetic discernment are stunted. We need all the parts of the body to function.  God wants you to have restoration of ALL things and times of refreshing that will come from the presence of The LORD.

God is perfect and wants you to understand, you’re His child and yes, He will chastise us and correct us.

But that is a short period and once received correction and repented of, it is gone like vanished into the sea! As far as the east is from the west he remembers our transgressions no more.  (Study Isaiah 44-22).

There are many of you I sense are struggling with this truth because of the condemnation, shame, and guilt.

Believe me, those people who are religious can only teach you what they know, and even they don’t realize yet that they are led astray by false doctrine, we preach from our experience.

To add rules and regulations and to always hover over people and they lose their joy of salvation and soon the religious dump cold water on your flame, (Hebrews 12:8)

Jesus wants you to be free and have security, joy, peace, comfort, and excitement to the new birth, but He also wants you to be free to love, free to serve, free to live, and free to obey!


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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The Fire, The Water and The Separation

God’s Word compares our spiritual lives as to gold, silver, brass, iron, tin, and lead among other examples.

“Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead, everything that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless, it shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water,”   Numbers 31:22-23 KJV.

Remember, that the former refined areas in our lives can become dull, lacking luster or tarnished being unusable.

God’s Word compares our spiritual lives as to gold, silver, brass, iron, tin, and lead among other examples.

However, everything that has been initially made for the fire, eventually must go back through the fire, to burn away impurities so we can be brilliant and clean again, and effective for the Master’s use.

Then we must go through the washing of the water of the Word.

“That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,”   Ephesians 5:26 KJV.

“Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble,”   1 Corinthians 3:12-13.

Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

Fire reveals!  Water cleanses!

In the Bible it often refers that going through the fire of refinement purges away all dross or impurities that keep us from God’s best and ready use.

“Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver,”   Ezekiel 22:18 KJV.

All of us who have made Jesus The LORD of our lives will go through the times of the Refining Furnace and the crucible which is a vessel in which silver and other precious metals can be poured into withstanding high heat for pouring to shape new vessels.

“A crucible for silver and a furnace for gold, but The LORD is the tester of the hearts,”   Proverbs 17:3 KJV.

Often God uses word pictures to describe the life of the true believer.  God sends mandates of trials and testing of the true believer to purify us and prove to “ourselves” who and what we truly are and what we believe.

Often, we don’t or won’t see ourselves unless some kind of event happens that provokes a negative reaction in us.

When a negative reaction happens, we will then act accordingly.  As the dross is removed from the silver through high heat and poured into a crucible, a pure vessel will come forth.

God is saying that through our lives and circumstances, although not easy, He is preparing us, and refining us.

Like the silver is processed, so the word “refine” speaks that God will test us in various types of seemingly heated situations.  It’s not comfortable to go through the fire but a necessity for our growth.

Using the metaphor of going through the furnace or refining fire, speaks that our particular trial and test has a purpose and design for our physical and spiritual well-being.  There are many afflictions in the believer’s lifetime.

All are designed so we become more like Jesus.  When God tests us, it isn’t to fail us but that we would awake with his likeness.

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but The LORD delivers him out of them all,”   Psalms 34:19.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but The LORD delivereth him out of them all.


“As men gather silver, bronze, iron, lead, and tin into the midst of a furnace, to blow fire on it, to melt it; so I will gather you in My anger and in My fury, and I will leave you there and melt you,”   Ezekiel 22:20.

“Because I knew that you were obstinate, and your neck was an iron sinew, and your brow bronze,”   Isaiah 48:4.

“How the gold has become dim! How changed the fine gold!  The stones of the sanctuary are scattered at the head of every street.  The precious sons of Zion, valuable as fine gold, how they are regarded as clay pots, the work of the hands of the potter!”   Lamentations 4:1-2.

“The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but The LORD tests the hearts,”   Proverbs 17:3.

“He shall cross over to his stronghold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the banner,” says The LORD, Whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem,”   Isaiah 31:9.

“Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction,”    Isaiah 48:10.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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