Being Repositioned — The Book of Acts — Reformation
Truly God is a good God and we His Elect have the right to rejoice and enjoy all the benefits of His Goodness and Grace!
Even in the midst of chaos in this world and nation, His desire for His Elect is that we live and experience the full benefits He has paid for us to have.
One notable fruit which people crave, is Peace. The majority, find no Peace.
Instead, the backslider and those who outright reject God’s Word, push away from anyone who has the light, or represents His Light in this world.
Loving sin, and hungry for some kind of peace, they stuff and gorge themselves with distractions and delusions of all kinds. These try to fill the empty void within them and choose whatever temporal self-medicating delusions to their own liking.
While New Age promises spirituality, peace, assurance, and acceptance, its deceivableness has gained enormous popularity worldwide.
It boasts of free love and perverted love that goes clearly against God’s pattern in the Word of God. Even the whole creation screams, “There’s a God!”
God authors Divine Order and Godly Passion of husband and wife and to be fruitful and multiply.
Satan perverts everything that is Godly and good and seeks to rule and reign in all walks of life, and especially wants the ultimate; to be worshipped in Churches that are deluded and walk in error.
The only standard we have is The Bible, and if you don’t stand for that, you will believe anything! If there is no divine order there will be chaos!
Christ desires our total devotion and expression in Intimacy and Relationship through prayer, study of the Word of God, and Worship being our Beloved, we are The Betrothed.
In contrast, New Age is very deadly. At least you know where a Satanist stands, they are bold as they shake their fist at God!
In contrast, New Age wants to rock you to permanent deluded sleep with no alarm or care. New Age must be repented of.
The spiritual experiences they promise are delusions and illusions backed by demons of light, with false peace and signs and lying wonders of their own liking,
The true Believer, the Elect of God, we have a written guarantee! The Holy Bible is a done deal and you can’t take anything from it or add anything to it! It is truly wonderful to know you are free indeed!
We are to base all things in life on God’s Holy Word. Those who love His appearing rejoice in Him and want others to find that same wondrous relationship with God as they did. His Elect want their families and others to be saved and set free.
If you feel this in the pit of your stomach, the time is NOW! Now is the day of Salvation if you hear His Voice — do not harden your heart! Experience the conviction! Feel the heat in the pit of your stomach, be convicted and repent and turn away from all sin!
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Romans 1:18-32 KJV.
“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on The LORD Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.” Romans 13:11-14 KJV.
Now…let’s move on!
Before soul’s can be saved and before true Revival can come, His lovingkindness must break through all spiritual forces in our lives for a space in time, so that we can hear.
When we are under a period of godly conviction, it is hot, heated, intense and heavy! It’s a very serious place to be.
Once The LORD opens a window of conviction you have window of time. You have a free will to choose to follow Him or not. He won’t make you do anything! You choose this day who you will serve!
As for The Elect of God; we have The Holy Bible as our guide in life and it shows us which end is up. In the world everything is totally contrary to God’s Word.
We must literally follow the teachings of the Bible and live them. For the Word of God was made flesh and dwelt among us.
And as that Word is being made flesh in us, there will be others that will be curious about us and by our love, OR, they will be repelled by us as Jesus was repelled by the religious spirits of His day. AND by the way, those same evil spirit’s that occupied those religious leaders of that day are still here on earth in many religious churches.
No matter how prim, proper, no matter how high the steeple rises, or as contemporary the focus is, Jesus is not a building of four walls, but a living, God breathing, imparting true life God! His Holy Spirit within HIS true elect are each a living stone that is built into a spiritual house with Jesus Christ being the chief cornerstone.
Isaiah 28:16 refers Messiah as the Cornerstone. Then Psalm 118:22-23 which refers to the stone rejected by the builders that became the Cornerstone.
Isaiah 8:14, warns that those who reject that stone, meaning, those who reject The WORD of God will stumble over it and be offended by it.
I would be amiss if I didn’t speak that there will be many that will flat out reject, find offense, and stumble over YOU because you belong to Christ Jesus!
We are His true blood bought and covered elect. His Word in us is the hope of glory and is being made flesh in us day by day.
And when they stumble, reject, and persecute us, it is actually Jesus they persecute, and He takes this very seriously! The Fear of The LORD is the beginning of wisdom!
“At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me and when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks..” And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, “I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.”” Acts 26:13-15 KJV.
The time is so short and the hour near spent, and God is opening a window of time in space sounding His trumpet and many are beginning to hear again; some are hearing for the first time and are being surprisingly awakened by divine conviction and His lovingkindness is leading many to true repentance by turning away from their sin.
There is NOW emerging from the sea of humanity those rising up out of the great gray area of compromised lukewarmness and casting away double mindedness and spiritual apathy and complacency.
Many are being awakened, convicted, and truly repenting, turning away from the shock of unrealized sin.
These are those who have been in a very long demonic slumber, and sleep remaining slouthful and lazy in spirit not aware that they are poisoned with compromise to God’s Word. We either or hot or cold.
“So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:16 KJV.
You either love God completely or you don’t.
The cornerstone was first situated on the foundation and then all the other stones align to it; the focus here is to remain aligned to that cornerstone, who is The HOLY WORD of God, Jesus Christ and him crucified.
Peter points us to Isaiah 28:16, to which the Apostle Paul also made reference in Romans 9:33.
Both Peter and Paul saw Isaiah 28:16 as an important messianic statement that promised when Christ came, He would be the cornerstone of God’s now spiritual house, which is made up of believers (see Matthew 21:42; Acts 4:11; and Ephesians 2:19-22).
Jesus wants us free from the constraints of walls and stone and earthy liturgical traditions and all religious rituals made by man!
All of the various ways through history man has devised their own way to their god. In fact, many have climbed towers only to find them dead ended and futile.
And as God saw the men building the tower of Babble so too He frustrates their plans and disperses them to other places.
We cannot be like God, but actually without God. No man-made religious system can compare to the bridge that Christ made for us on the Cross.
If you hear about liturgical tradition or liturgical reading, you can be sure of one thing… it involves a man-made religious service.
Liturgy was man’s way of reaching and worshipping God in man’s traditions and rituals passed down, without Christ and without God’s sovereign Word.
God’s people must return to Him, with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength. We must come back and align ourselves in obedience to God’s written Word.
Judgement begins in The House of God; that means it begins with each person, for we are to be The Temple of God!
There will be no one in heaven that did not choose to be there. The LORD’s Will is that all come to repentance. But sadly, not all will.
God knows what it’s like to have wayward children, and grieves as we do. But God will never take our right to choose or free will away.
Repent and turn away from sin, so that times of refreshing come from the presence of The LORD!
We rejoice in our salvation however, we cannot deny that there are things in this fallen world that indeed are gloom and doom.
If I had hope in this world only I would be most miserable. The prince of this world (Satan) is in fact here and in religious churches.
We must remind ourselves that “we” each individual are The Temple of God, The Church of The Living God.
Buildings cannot contain His Fullness, only His People can. He wants us to partake of His holiness and be different from this world.
For His wayward people? We are coming full circle. The World is going from bad to worse because the prince of this world was cast out and has come with great wrath because he knows he is doomed and he only has a short time left. Jesus Christ said things would get a lot worse. (Read chapters Matthew 24, and 1 Timothy 3)
I would be amiss if I didn’t prepare you and say these things today.
We must remain aligned to God’s Word only, and be balanced in knowing God’s nature and character. He is both Rod and Staff, Grace and Union, Lion and Lamb. And He is a God of Justice and Mercy.
“My People are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.” Hosea 4:6 NKJV.
God is bringing His church full circle. We are being repositioned and aligned as it was in the book of Acts!
This was and is, the same pattern of the early Church that walked in The Fear of The LORD, and in the Power and Demonstration of His Spirit, in signs, wonders, and miracles!
And for The LORD’s elect; It’s an amazing time to be alive! Revival is clearly coming and the Elect will be Amazingly ready for His coming, Glory to God! (Study Acts 2, and Joel 2)
The Glory of The LORD shall be revealed all flesh will see it together for the mouth of The LORD has spoken it! He is bringing princes to nothing! Selah, and again. Selah!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey