Words of Wisdom — The Case of Bitterness

There are some of you that are struggling with unforgiveness and bitterness towards people that have wronged you.

There are some of you who are struggling with unforgiveness and bitterness towards people who have wronged you.

I understand, I really do. I had gotten to that point and could not forgive, no matter how and what I tried.

Finally, after much heartache and bitterness of the soul, The LORD invaded my thoughts and I simply asked for The Grace of God to help me forgive.

Over a few weeks of asking for grace to forgive, The LORD helped me to understand and to walk this out.

He gave me the strength to let it all go.

I also found out that bitterness not only hurt me, but it hurt others and defiled many. It’s like being sick with a crippling disease that spreads to others.

Bitterness has the same results and it spreads to others even those we love.

“Looking diligently lest any man fails of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled,” Hebrews 12:15.

We can infect people or affect people if we fail to learn that God’s Grace covers a multitude of sin and iniquity. Not only does it infect us — but it also will infect others.

When we get this revelation of Grace, it makes us sufficient in all ways.

I hope some Word I shared has helped. God bless you!

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Are You Vexed?

Lot was vexed with the evil and abominable practices of Sodom and Gomorrah day by day.

Lot was vexed with the evil and abominable practices of Sodom and Gomorrah day by day.

Due to one man’s prayers, righteous Abraham, Lot was spared from the judgment to come that followed. Lot and his two daughters were spared because righteous Abraham interceded by faith for the wicked city and especially for his nephew and those with him.

It was a personal decision for Lot because even those of his own house, were divided especially his wife as her heart was turned towards Sodom and Gomorrah and her devotion was not for The LORD.

She turned her heart back and became a pillar of salt and Lot and his daughters had to move forward after the loss of their wife and mother.

Just think how many Christians there are that are vexed with the abominable practices in America!

Just think how many are praying!

All of the threats and persecutions of our rights, have pushed us too far!

NO MORE! Stand and hold the line, Warriors of the Cross!

“And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) The LORD knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished,” 2 Peter 2:7-9 KJV.

“And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto The LORD: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake. And he said, Oh let not The LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said I will not destroy it for ten’s sake. And The LORD went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place,” Genesis 18:31-33.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Who is in Control?

“I AM confronting all apathy and complacency that is keeping the people asleep by trusting their own little world that they control.”

The LORD said, “I AM confronting all apathy and complacency that is keeping the people asleep by trusting their own little world that they control.

These don’t want change, waves, or anything uncomfortable; they like the status quo.

As these are being awakened, tell the people to repent of all witchcraft, slumber, and sorcery; these spirits must be identified and cast out!

The people are loving their slumber and sleep, don’t be moved by their rebukes and threats when confronted, irritated, and resistant.

It’s like, ‘a hammer that breaks rocks in pieces……’ “

“How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal. The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith The LORD. Is not my word like as a fire? saith The LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith The LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbor. Behold, I am against the prophets, saith The LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith The LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit these people at all, saith The LORD,” Jeremiah 23:26-32 KJV.

It is the time to put to death the deeds of the flesh, so your spirit and soul will rise in newness of life. The old nature wants to reign supreme and tries to take control of every moment it can.

In this hour, God wants us to look within and tune-up our belief system. The devil isn’t our greatest foe! In fact, our greatest foe is with our flesh!

Our flesh isn’t our friend and we must learn how to take authority and dominion over it. For instance, our tongue is such a weapon that can be used for good or bad, but we must learn to take control over it. (Read James 3.)

Our flesh is the worst enemy we have. We have been born a fleshly being and live in the body God has given to us.

However, our bodies have been changed by The Holy Spirit when we were saved by accepting Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior.

Our bodies now house the Holy Spirit and our eternal souls by the Holy Spirit who dwells and abides in us.

Our whole lives will be a struggle though, over who we allow control over our lives. We have God’s power within us as earthen vessels that we can take authority over our flesh so God’s Spirit of grace and mercy shall rise in our circumstances and situations.

“In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus The LORD; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of The LORD Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body,” 2 Corinthians 4:4-10 KJV.

“I AM your sacrificial Lamb of God once and for all. Did I not tell you there would be persecution?

Even your very own body will fight against you! However, I will bring you before many men to preach the gospel, and you shall stand with those who speak that message! You must hold dear your confession of faith!”

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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The Breaking Point

Many whom I know, sincerely feel that we are being stretched beyond all control, and it feels like the breaking point.

I see many being stretched like the stretching of a huge rubber band.

Many sincerely feel that we are being stretched beyond all control, and it feels like the breaking point.

Many have wondered how these various circumstances have happened in such a way, causing those who rarely fall under the weight of opposition to now feel so empty and useless.

Many have felt helpless, as they watch and are helpless to fix these issues in themselves, and especially in helping others.

So many are sitting in silence, no matter where they are. The silence has been deafening — even while among groups as sitting among people they even feel dead silent within.

There are serious trust issues at hand.

Many have gotten such flak from people in response of late, that now they won’t ask for help, because many people feel burned by sharing personal information for prayer — that has been turned and used against them.

Trust is earned and learned. It takes time to learn to trust, having proven things over and over again. The bottom line is — we can only truly trust The LORD, for He is always faithful and always has our best interests at heart.

If life was ideal and we never had negative circumstances happen, we would never grow and learn. In God’s timepiece, we need to enjoy the times of plenty and remember them, because each day has its own issues we must walk through.

Man’s time often doesn’t line up with God’s time and we find we cannot schedule our lives religiously. No one owns their own time ultimately.

God is always moving and doing but in man’s eye, one can’t often deal with the time constraint’s when unforeseen trials and tribulations hit us like a brick wall bringing all movement to an abrupt stop.

You have felt so alone in all of this whirling about you and you have found that even your physical body has been stretched to the limit and wracked with issues, especially pain.

In the midst of all that is happening, I also understood this too, that this far-reaching stretching you are going through, The LORD at the right season, and in His time shall aim you and you shall be catapulted beyond it all, going into your future.

This stretching isn’t just to stretch you, it is to aim you as a weapon, and no one will be able to blame you for anything. Suddenly you shall rise and people will wonder how in the world you got to where you have after having survived from insurmountable odds, being nearly or ‘seemingly’ cut off, like a POW. (Prisoner of War)

I see fragmented souls and people who don’t understand where they are. These don’t see how the fragments of their lives fit together. This fragmented existence isn’t all there is but God has a plan in motion to keep us dependent on the body of Christ.

We as a body have parts that fit together as fragments in the body of believers. Much like a huge puzzle, each piece is just as important to gain the vision of the entire picture God has given.

You are vitally important to God’s vision no matter how fragmented and seemingly small your life is. Receive this and know this In Jesus’ name!

“For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shall thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. Trust in The LORD with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear The LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to they navel, and marrow to thy bones,” Proverbs 3:2-8 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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