Very important! This is for all of you who know me. and those who don’t know me well. in hopes that it will answer many questions.
The LORD wanted me to speak to you with these Words I have written and it is His Hope and mine that you will understand better.
First, I appreciate all of you who labor in prayer for me, and encourage me! I am grateful to God for you! Please do not stop! However, I need to share something serious about myself.
This morning, The LORD impressed upon me to say that I have been receiving so many attachments, links, articles, and words to distraction. I know you are only trying to help and I do appreciate that very much.
However, some folks have been getting angry at me and manifesting rejection, self-pity, pride and listening to all sorts of various spiritual voices that are not of God.
I hear and do listen to God and I do my best to obey Him. And yes, I have missed Him and had to repent.
So, if you are wanting me, and my attention, you cannot have it. I refuse to be anyone’s focus or idol before God. You must first want and need God, not man! He is a jealous God!
I am not a babysitter or a nanny and once you are beyond the age of accountability (that means God knows when that happens) you are responsible to seek God for yourself.
Ministry Leaders cannot meet everyone’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. They can only take care of you if you come under the authority of God.
And “if” He has led you there, you will be rooted and grounded there. Leaders suffer much for overseeing a flock, as they must give an account for those under their care.
Godly leaders are not perfect, but they provide by God an anointed spiritual covering of prayer so you can grow, thrive, and become of full age and mature. However, this can only happen if you obey and not rebel.
God can and will remove that protective covering if you are not going to obey Him. I have seen it many times.
It is my hope that if you have gone through this process and found out you made a mistake and end up wounded in knee deep mire and muck, that you repent and get back right with God and get back under that place of safety.
If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land. To be submitted to God and under authority, there is an amazing benefit!
It takes time to prepare to write messages, or minister in whatever way He leads. Leaders are human and they have things they must do too in this physical life!
There is a home and family and other ways God uses them. And rest is not a bad word! Neither is R & R! (Rest and Relax especially after a hard battle).
God established Rest for man in Shabbat: The Sabbath Day! It is one of the Ten Commandments!
I do not run to burnout; I run to win the prize! You know when you are not full and feel vulnerable, and if you don’t see the signs you must backtrack and fill up with The Holy Spirit, you will burn out in your flesh.
I am in this for the long haul! Running for the greatest race is a marathon. I must pace myself to continue on in the greatest race of all! Leaders minister from the overflow of their relationship with The LORD.
So, it is so important that we all do the things required to be filled with The Spirit. The Spiritual disciplines of Prayer, Worship, and Word Study is our entrance into deeper places with The LORD!
Something has happened to me, something that is hard to put into words, but it is like I have entered into something new, like a major breaker was turned on! I have so much pouring out of me and I can no longer keep up!
The LORD is saying I can no longer keep up with previous ways and the new ways.
I have no time to worry about those who are mad at me. I can no longer chase them down to fix whatever needs tending to. I cannot do everything!
I cannot pack on my back what isn’t mine to pack. His yoke is easy and burden lite; that means he made that yoke to fit me! I am yoked with Jesus and His Will for my life.
God wants us to learn and mature under the fullness of the Godhead bodily. (Colossians 2:9) He wants us to benefit from His fullness that is manifested in the offices and gifting of those listed in Ephesians 4, so that you won’t be blown to and fro by every wind of doctrine by man.
Only listen to Him and carefully listen or read whatever you are led to do. There are others in The Body you can be intimately personal to whom you can fellowship and interact with.
Just be mindful to always learn from God first in prayer, worship and study God’s Word. (Study Ephesians 4.)
“So that we are no longer children [spiritually immature], tossed back and forth [like ships on a stormy sea] and carried about by every wind of [shifting] doctrine, by the cunning and trickery of [unscrupulous] men, by the deceitful scheming of people ready to do anything [for personal profit].” Ephesians 4:14 AMP.
Be thankful to God for spiritual authority, for it is His method of covering His Church in protection; It is His idea!
I can’t help what you think of me, I cannot be with you at every beckon call, and if you get mad, I am sorry, but I have to obey God.
I love God so much and His People, but I can’t run here and there trying to baby you when it is time to grow up!
It’s time to get out of your own diapers, feed yourselves and stand up and be counted! You are not a spoiled child no longer. He is calling all men to repent!
The LORD wants our obedience! He is telling us to clean up our own messes, instead of leaning on another to do it.
I cannot coddle or run after you no more! I must be before God, to write accurately for directions for the body of Christ! Sherry is not your answer, God is! When He leads me to respond to you, I will.
But right now, in the scope of things, it is a time like no other! The clarion call is sounding to wake up and revive!
The Conviction of The Holy Spirit is upon you! Turn back to God and Repent! He is heralding the sound to step out of the gray area of lukewarmness, and step forward in alignment with others who are hearing that sound, line up and get into place!
Now is the time to be counted faithful to Jesus! We are in a WAR for ourselves and the souls of man! You must first commit to Him, and then whoever that authority figure is in your life. He is the Captain of the Hosts! You can do this! We are on the winning side!
I cannot wait on tables, do menial tasks no more and clean up after those who refuse to grow up! I have no time for this anymore as He is giving me orders!
God is getting us ready! This is the season of separation in all manner of ways! As we separate from the cares of life and sin, the body gains strength in obedience and coming together!
Our times of refreshing will come from The Presence of The LORD! We must learn to live close to The LORD!
“Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.” Acts 6:2 KJV.
Criticism, hatred, accusations, and outright lies do not matter to me! If labeled false, it does not matter!
Label me as they may, those who know me, know better! The opinions of man won’t bother you if you strive to know God’s opinion of you!
I take captive the deeds of the flesh and I bring my body under subjection to The Holy Spirit, and I die daily!
Jesus is always first! He’s my LORD and Author of my writings and every physical ministry engagement.
We are living in a time like none other and everyone must have their own oil and lamps trimmed and ready. If we are dead to this world, dead men are buried. And believers have risen to new life in Christ!
It’s not I who live but Christ who lives in me! And beloved of God, like Moses, he didn’t commit to his world of Egypt once he found out his true heritage! He chose to suffer with his brethren!
In all humility, I submit these words to you and I love you and thank you so much for your prayers and your concerns. I must make you aware of something about me.
God does not often allow me to watch, read, communicate, online, offline or written. He told me he doesn’t want me to be influenced by man as I must be pure.
I give enormous amounts of time in His presence in prayer, as I am in love with Jesus so much. It is so that my time is giving me to write or speak, so that I will be as pure as possible (so that my flesh doesn’t seep through).
I know I am not perfect and never will be perfect, but that doesn’t stop my covenant relational obedience to my lover Christ Jesus.
In my prayer and intimacy, He is so jealous! And the time spent with Jesus in prayer, causes an overflow of anointing so that others can experience Him when they read the articles or watch me speak.
I have found that I minister out of that overflow in my life in Christ. From the passion and intimacy, I have made anointed materials for the body to read, listen to, and for lost souls to hear The Spirit through me.
However, there are times once I speak or write, that He will let me listen to or read some comments, or videos or articles that come to me to confirm from those I know and trust.
I don’t have the liberty to listen to or read just anything from others unless The LORD Jesus specifically leads me.
There are also times also, that he leads me to read, watch and correct and confront. If there is a need for correction, I do that with the great fear of God, as I must answer to Him for every word I speak.
It is my Hope and Prayer that you now understand me better. Much love to you and now I must get back to my writing.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey