“Are you so interested in being built up to gain some lofty high place and title of man’s pride, arrogance, and achievement?
Haven’t you been warned as Jehoshaphat was in making alliances that were not according to My alliance for you?
There are those who are up and coming; “pseudo ministers” and they bring with them a gospel that appeals to the flesh of man.
Don’t be sucked into their webs of deceit, by false humility, flattery or making leagues or alliances with those whom I did not choose.
Being an ally is to unite plans together, committing resources with another for mutual benefit instead of depending on Me,” says The LORD.
“Many alliances come and go to their conquest without My Permission.
Know those that labor among you. You are known by the company you keep. Birds of a feather flock together.
Yes, they want what you carry but they don’t know your story or the price those insignia represent of My Power, Authority, and Glory.
I will share My glory with nobody,” says The LORD!
“There are others like Simon the sorcerer. He saw the anointing manifest and wanted to buy it!”
“9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: 10 to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: 15 who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: 16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of The LORD Jesus.)
17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.
24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to The LORD for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me,” Acts 8:9-24 KJV.
“When men glory among themselves and seek to prostitute your gifts or to be known by another’s character, they are really seeking the fleshly power of your blessing without spending the years of training in seeking My Presence, Power, and Anointing!
These deceivers attempt to change the map so that they will arrive at the set time so all will see how powerful these men are.
There are many who think the anointing, holiness, and gifts rubs off of another servant and have NO idea what it costs. And the process has taken hard times of preparation and it is not easy.”
God wants YOU!
He wants you to know Him in intimacy in the secret place of His power that only comes from our Love relationship and walk with The LORD.
This life is all about knowing Him and becoming one with Him!
When you really know Him, and love Him, yes it may not be an easy road but you will find that things don’t appeal or matter much anymore and you will find a freedom that comes and that it will become easier to lighting the load you were carrying and becoming free to be and do as you are becoming all that you are destined to do and be in Him.
Man left to himself is destined to fail and fall. You can’t be the teacher before you become the student.
Discipleship takes discipline and it takes effort but the effort is in developing Christ in us the hope of our calling. Just look at the temporal and worldly ways that are called the Churches.
Holiness is right but if the founder of that place doesn’t follow holiness, repent, and follow God how can anyone else follow God.
Paul said, “Follow me as I follow Christ.” We are not to follow blindly. If the devil and sin aren’t confronted you will find there are more demons in religious houses than there are Christians.
If you had to leave, be happy! God has the real deal for you! Remember the church is the body of Christ in this world, not all the buildings that have church written on them with their stain-glass windows and steeples.
Everyone battles to reach some sort of effort but in Christ, our reach is to become like HIM. Unless we are fully founded on Christ’s righteousness we will never be good enough.
Why? We receive a lie that says we must climb this mountain the way the others are doing it. But in time you keep going and spinning until you finally fail and fall from those pinnacles of success and of religion — which is good news!
At the time it doesn’t feel good but as we mature in Christ he sets us free and we understand more. We must have relationship and intimacy as we learn to abide in Christ that totally removes us from that Church concept that is built by the plans and strategies of man; built on who can top this attitude.
The Church was never to turn us into religion it was birthed after our great Savior’s sacrifice to set us free, so we can be the Church!
It is vitally important to teach us to know Jesus is our ultimate goal! To know him and the fellowship of His sufferings being conformed unto death.
We can’t help to affect a place until we face a place called silence. God is able to bring us down so that we will look up again to Him.
Becoming silent is a weapon against the enemy also people are being used by the enemy. Holding our tongue or biting it when there is a war waged against us is actually winning!
Though the winds of adversity come and you are troubled on every side… though tossed to and fro by every wind and doctrine, there is a rainbow coming to begin again.
However, it seems like we will never come out of these foreboding winds and demonic clouds that bring deception and every rouge wind that appeals to the love of self and selfish ambitions.
It is not going to the best schools or the ones that have all the accolades. God chose the foolish things of this world to confound the so-called wise.
What God delights in that we develop the love of God above ALL things of this world.
God is more real than the things of this life and one day those who love God and His appearing will step over to that place where we enter our perpetual peace and sweet relief with Jesus forever!
Silence is a test and trial as to what we will do. Remember that severe storms come with an eye that spins.
Let us find the place in the eye of the Father and He loves us so much and to call us the apple of His eye as he gazes at you! Remember how important you are to him and how much he loves you!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey