I woke up with a heavy heart today.
I had all sorts of feelings in my soul. I could hear crying deep inside of me, concerning the condition of The Church.
I finally realized what I was feeling was The LORD sharing a portion of His heart with me, so that I could identify with His.
It was hard to fathom the heartache and weight of the world on His heart.
Jesus wants to share His Secrets with His Servants the prophets, so that we can identify with Him, so we will understand His justice and impending judgments.
It was especially heavy concerning America and the region I reside (The Appalachian Mountain Region).
Having lived and ministered in so many other states and regions, coming here was a very deep dark place Spiritually.
Later, I found out from others that I was not the only one that knew this. Sometimes when you walk alone with The LORD, He will station you as a silent witness!
All the sudden, at that moment I understood what He meant!
For each door I was led to and knocked on, and every religious service where I was rejected, and all of those who outright called me not of God and false from the pulpit… Jesus was there at that moment! AND HE knows it all, AND He takes it personally!
Then I heard Him say, “I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are true, and are not but lie, I will make them come to you and worships before your feet, and know that I love you!” (Revelation 3:9)
He reminded me of His Words that He spoke to Saul after he was knocked off his horse. Saul had enough sense to realize what that light stood for and said, “Who are you, Lord?”
The reply: “I AM Jesus whom you persecute….” (Acts 9:4-5)
Saul — who became Paul — was a deliberately chosen vessel and he would suffer and endure much for The LORD. Just look at Paul’s prison sentences, giving him time to write 2/3 of the New Testament.
The LORD will do nothing until He reveals it to His servants the prophets.
Laboring so much in the spirit realm here without seeing any results, weighed on me.
As this region has been a stronghold of darkness for a very long time, and as time has gone by, it has been hard with the weightiness of that Word He gave to me.
I know from example, what it means to walk alone and there are times when I prefer being alone with The LORD than being around people. I, and others like me, have learned the hard way and it has branded us in our heart and in our flesh.
We are marked as troublemakers and have been known and labeled. But what they don’t see is our smile, because we have come to be who we truly are in Christ!
“My Beloved, none of this has been in vain.
Though you have felt humiliated, discouraged, outcast, and a reject among the rejects, I have kept you.
Do not fret or be anxious that your hour has passed and your season is far spent, but begin to look upon the horizon. New things are coming.
Begin to see the cloud rising like the size of a man’s hand, and hear the sound of abundance of rain!
I have a set time and season, and I have a plan and before it happens, I will announce it to you.
Be free indeed, for your life is hid in Me,” says The LORD!
“Give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair, for if you are dead to this world, what reputation can ruin you when I AM in you?
You are in good standing beloved for you carry within, the results of My Reputation,” says The LORD of Hosts!
“Surely The LORD GOD does nothing without revealing His secret plan [of the judgment to come] To His servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7 KJV.
“But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that the grandeur and surpassing greatness of the power will be [shown to be] from God [His sufficiency] and not from ourselves. We are pressured in every way [hedged in], but not crushed; perplexed [unsure of finding a way out], but not driven to despair; hunted down and persecuted, but not deserted [to stand alone]; struck down, but never destroyed; always carrying around in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be shown in our body. For we who live are constantly [experiencing the threat of] being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be evidenced in our mortal body [which is subject to death]. So physical death is [actively] at work in us, but [spiritual] life [is actively at work] in you.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 AMP.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey