Religious Denominations Versus Christianity

Religious Denominations, and corrupt Christianity, are part of the Babylonian system already in motion.

“And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4 KJV.

Religious Denominations, and corrupt Christianity, are part of the Babylonian system already in motion.

Pay close attention to the words, “Let us. Let us build, let us make a name for ourselves, and let us build a tower to heavens!”

Religious Denominations are full of mixture of truth and error. Mixture, twists the true meaning of scripture.

Mixture is created by fleshly compromise and fueled by the demonic, behind the scenes. These religious spirits that manifest as angels of light, slowly introduce deceptive twists and turns, that causes compromise. A promise that becomes twisted, is compromised.

Twisted Religion, and denominations say, “Let us be calm, loving, peaceful, kind, accept everything, and don’t step on any toes to cause controversy! Let us rock them to spiritual sleep ever so gently, and encourage them it’s okay to slumber with assurances! And behind the scenes, the demonic screams! Do NOT talk about sin!”

As the leader presents a logical case, the pulpit is slowly mixing truth with error, (you cannot mix light with darkness) and none are observing or sensing how he spews, with a forked tongue, the venom that slowly makes them spiritually sleepy.

To them who sits on the padded pew throne of self, become more blind, poor, and naked. And behind the scenes the demonic screams with glee!

“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth. Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ — and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked — I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore, be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Revelations 3:15-22 KJV.

One by one, each person’s soul deceived, and deprived, were immersed in demonic sloth, and slumber while the rest, were ill at ease.

The demonic and lengthy plan, soaked in comfort, and tepid grace ever so slightly it increased, so the danger wouldn’t be perceived.

But something is stirring within immersion, for the seed of righteousness planted within the soul, is questioning the weak thoughts and warning of danger, for light and darkness cannot abide together or else I will sleep the sleep of death.

“Do this, knowing that this is a critical time. It is already the hour for you to awaken from your sleep [of spiritual complacency]; for our salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed [in Christ]. The night [this present evil age] is almost gone and the day [of Christ’s return] is almost here. So, let us fling away the works of darkness and put on the [full] armor of light” Romans 13:11-12 AMP.

“Consider and answer me, O LORD my God; Give light (life) to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death.” Psalm 13:3 AMP

“Behind the scenes, with the religious, demonic agenda, the strategy was turned up, the planning stage is set.
But suddenly, religious demon’s shrieked and said, “Oh NO! We hear the sound of the sword of the Lord!” And it hit, and violently shook the foundation, and all therein! It split that house right down the middle of the foundation!
Then I heard the sound of the Shofar blast, to decree, declare, and establish, AWAKENING!
And it continued to echo through the night, and great joy came in the morning!”

“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.” Psalm 127:1 NKJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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The Quest of One

The LORD shared these Words with me, and HE wanted me to write this ‘especially’ for you, about this most important topic!

How are you doing today, my Lovelies?

I hope you are well this day, and begin your day with your true friend, lover, and LORD, Jesus Christ!

I am praying for you! God woke me up this morning thinking of YOU! The LORD shared these Words with me, and HE wanted me to write this ‘especially’ for you, about this most important topic!

His topic today is about; ‘The full development of your Relationship with JESUS!

This Relationship with Jesus is a daily thing, as we must realize that, we only get twenty-four hours each day, and we can’t go back to yesterday, to add or take anything away. We can only live, moment by moment!

What we sow into The Holy Spirit, and into others, will bring a reaping of benefits! Benefits in this life, and the life to come! Live, and in all you do, live heartily as unto The LORD himself, knowing that your labor is not in vain in The LORD!

What would you say, or do differently, if this was your last day to live? Having a deep, and personal relationship with Jesus daily, will fulfill us more, and more, each day giving us greater assurance, and the sure confidence of His Word!

Feelings are not an indicator of your position, and purpose! Your flesh is not yet glorified! It still screams at us, and it feels, it hurts, and it pains us! Amen?

But, we are not led by our aches, pains, and feelings! Those feelings are temporal afflictions of the fleshly thoughts, and nature. Our flesh definitely lets us know what it wants! And one day, we know that our flesh will eventually die! Amen?

If we seek The LORD with all our whole heart, and we ask Him for some bread, would he give you a stone? Or, if you were hungry, and asked him for a fish, would he give you a snake?

Satan wants us to put stock, and belief, into our fleshly circumstances. The devil wants us to believe that ‘these circumstances’, are the real deal in life, and it must be God’s will just to lay down and surrender to them.

The devil wants us to put confidence in what our flesh, and he is that telling us. “Just sleep on and on, because he says, it is too hard, and it doesn’t cost all that!”

The devil wants to keep us from full devotion, and developing a strong prayer life with Jesus! Why? Here’s some inside information beloved; because, if we let the devil do that, we will be accessible to his plots, and schemes.

This is THE devil’s main strategy: His mission for YOU is, to keep you and all believers earthbound, and afflicted with demonic abuse, that tells you things like, “you are not good enough or, you don’t have what it takes, or you really don’t feel good, why try, go back to bed.”

That is a lie straight from the pit of hell! You’ve got to wake up! Revival means to wake up from being dead!! Wake up! i can’t hear you!

Now since we have been awakened, read these Words carefully! All believers in Christ Jesus are required to have spiritual, and physical discipline!

Discipleship 101. The root word for disciple is discipline!

Do you consider yourself a Disciple of Christ, or do you think you’re grown?

Let’s get real!! Do you have the evidence in your life and do you bring your body under subjection to The Holy Spirit daily?

What do I mean? Do you aggressively, take your flesh, and yank it back, like the reins, and bit on a rebellious horse or mule?

Important note: Our flesh is not our friend, and it will go the way of the world if we do not intervene. (1 Corinthians 15:31)

“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up” Psalm 5:3.

Putting first things first, we must spend time with God to build a personal relationship with Him. You will not survive this life without putting God first!

I am VERY serious! We are living in times like none other and I warn you, that prayer is as vital as breathing! You will not survive these days without developing your prayer life!

God longs to spend that time with you each day, and He is waiting to give you peace and strength. May God not proclaim to us “and ye would not! ” (Isaiah 30:15)

The Bible is loaded with weighty words as weapons of warfare. Prayer prepares us for war and prepares us for anything and everything that comes when we must go out into the world. Are you hiding, pretending, and hoping war won’t come to your door?

Folks it is time to prepare! God always has a plan for his beloved. But we must wait before The LORD for His Plan for our day.

I know an Apostle in Hong Kong, who smuggled Bibles and took my prophetic words, articles, teachings etc. into China and it is against the law!

The man of God told me how The LORD swiftly, spoke a word that changed his direction quickly, as they were coming on the adjacent street on their way to arrest him!

God spoke and led him a different way and avoided capture through his sensitivity to God through his prayer life.

Beloved of God, we must now begin to go deeper in developing our prayer life for it is two way communication with The LORD. And a matter of life and death.

Unless you haven’t looked lately, there is a WAR going on, a BIG WAR! David, the man after God’s own heart tells us, “early in the morning will I rise and seek thee.” (Psalm 63:1-8)

We must rise early, in taking time with God before the enemy starts throwing stuff at us! And a thousand things can come flying in our face that we need to do!

Another strategy of the devil is to put you to sleep and slumber while you pray. Our flesh loves to sleep, be lazy, and slumber. AND there are demonic spirits that will come to rock you to sleep and permanently if we are not careful. Taking authority over the devil is needed, especially in the beginning stages of developing your prayer life.

The LORD is showing me also, people I know, and some are ministers and that started out right, and now are not committed to their prayer life, and that is dangerous!

This is the devil’s number one strategy is to keep you from your deep prayer and fellowship in the mornings. His mission is to shut you down!

“Or let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; And he shall make peace with me.” Isaiah 27:5 KJV.

YES, you must take hold of your flesh and bring it under control, and I die daily! Now bind that spirit of slumber, spirit of sloth, and laziness too, those three areas if not conquered, will lead in spirits of apathy, and complacency.

Another effective maneuver we can use is, instead of sitting, get up and walk around and worship and pray until you get a breakthrough! In the beginning stages of developing your prayer life, you will face these spirits. You will find that the attitudes we have with our flesh, supports the devil.

Your prayer life is a threat to the devil! He wants you to be cut off from other people who love, support, and encourage you!

His desire is to shut you down before you even get started. I am encouraged though knowing you are reading this.

I know what I speak of, because I live it! So now you know VERY well that the devil wants to shut you down, and to get you to retreat into familiar things that are motivated by spirits of hell!

Some of the devil’s familiar spirits and methods are; to send you evil spirits that act like buzzards of rejection, depression, hopelessness, and despair and once they have your agreement with their thoughts, they will pick at you, to devour your dying flesh.

Then another step he uses, to turn you against yourself! He gets you to turn inward to self-hatred, self-pity, self-loathing and worthlessness!

Then he takes you deeper into isolation, so that people won’t come out of their homes. I know someone who hasn’t been out of their house in eleven years!

The devil will not stop until you take the bull by the horns, plant your feet, and set your forehead like flint! Not only is flint strong, but it strikes a spark to create a flame! You are flameable! (Hebrews 1:7)

Now about the angels He says: “He makes His angels winds, His servants flames of fire.”

“But those who wait on The LORD [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired. Isaiah 40:31 AMP

Remember developing our prayer life is foundational, and we cannot grow or maintain that level unless we have a daily relationship with The LORD in prayer.

We will not survive what is coming unless we prepare! This is a process of preparation like a marathon.

Learning how to mount up like an eagle takes effort at the beginning, but once we learn to mount up above the storms, it will give us exhilarating results and it grows.

As we learn how to master the process, we will begin to live the life of “walking in the Spirit every day.”

Yes, we will still go through things that try us, but when we remain diligent with God’s ways and become perfected in our prayer life, all of our needs and desires of our heart will come from that place of intimacy.

The Spiritual benefit of learning to mount up like eagles, and get above all the fierce storms, then all we do is stretch our wings and the currents of the winds will carry you as you soar.

Yes, and according to that scripture, ‘he made his angels winds,’ and you will fly with the angels and see from afar. (Hebrews 1:7)

As an eagle, your greatest threat is becoming earthbound. Eagles are meant to soar and can deal with threats far above, and at their determined will, can swoop down and capture their prey!

You are a weapon of war! You devour the devil, don’t let them devour you! The wonderment of getting to that place in God, makes everything possible! Because, we can see clearly up above, and not beneath.

Now study and know the pattern of the enemy, and see and study God’s pattern of things. First lesson in Spiritual Warfare 101: Know Your Enemy!

We may think that isolation gives us temporary relief, but then comes the price of that choice. We must guard our hearts and minds. For out of the heart come the issues of life. And the greatest battle for us is, the battlefield of the mind.

If the thoughts you have are not in alignment with the fruit of The Holy Spirit, and God’s Word, we know where those thoughts originated. As we seek ye first The Kingdom of God, and his righteousness, all these things shall be added unto you.

Yes, the mounting process through prayer and fasting takes effort, but you will learn to rise up way beyond the demonic storms that want to keep you earthbound. (earthly, sensual and devilish)

Together and in union we are strong! That is why we must come together and pray, worship, partake of the Word through teaching, preaching, prophesy, gifts of the Spirit, and fellowship with those of like heart, mind and Spirit.

Being diligent in fasting and praying gives us a sharp edge with no hacking, and it will make us extremely sensitive to The Holy Spirit. Picking up our cross to follow Jesus after prayer, will give us the strength to see us through.

However, we must ALWAYS realize, no matter how far we go in our walk, that our greatest purpose, achievement, and stability begins at the starting point of developing our relationship with The LORD in prayer.

This is foundational for ALL believers! None are exempt! That is why you see so many confessing Christianity but when you inspect them closer, you find that they practice sin and their actions are rotten fruit! God told us to judge by the fruits! We are truly known by the company we keep.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 AMP

Religious leaders devoid of the Spirit or compromised, and also people who are compromised say and teach do not judge. We are to judge lest we be judged!

Are we allied with them! Watch out who you defend and hang out with! We are known by the company we keep.

People who love their sin will say you are not supposed to judge! They say that, but love their sin and seek to validate their actions to others and themselves!

There are so many who say they love and serve God but are prayer less and powerless. T here are many pretenders and you have been among them!

“Holding to a form of [outward] godliness (religion), although they have denied its power [for their conduct nullifies their claim of faith]. Avoid such people and keep far away from them.” 2 Timothy 3:5 AMP.

How can you find, and choose wise friends? Look in faithful gatherings of the saints, even if there are few in number, you will find where there are two or three, there he is in the midst! God’s faithful children will be gathered around each other, and The LORD’s Word in truth is taught there.

Don’t judge by numbers, it is better to have three faithful believers gathered in agreement, than hundreds who are pretenders.

We are taught to judge by the fruits of the Spirit, and the fruits people bear in their lives and how they treat and care for the flock of God.

We are to watch the consistency of the leaders and followers. And above all, pray for the leaders as they are servants of God and need backup as they are targeted by the devil.

True discipleship was formed this way, with a few good men and women! The LORD chose Twelve disciples after he prayed.

Watch the company you keep, and as you test the waters, search for the intent of any relationship. Godly men, and godly women are lovers of good men and good women, so learn to discriminate wisely. Make spiritual notes.

Godly men and women can easily be ranked by the fruits of the Spirit and knowing them well to see if they are real and authentic? Search and rank on integrity, honesty, loyalty, virtue, and wisdom.

The fear of The LORD is the beginning of wisdom. If you are a seeker, and want a godly group of believers that are like a close-knit family, that is what being personal in ministry is all about. For these are those who truly care for the flock of God.

This is wisdom too; to select friends the same way. You can tend to get lost in large groups and have many unmet needs with no accountability or responsibility. For leaders must watch over your soul as one who must give an account to God for their actions.

“He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20 KJV.

How can you get rid of bad company? Be unavailable. Make a point to be around wise, godly people!

Yes, we understand that no one is perfect, but we will know the consistency of their lives and the fruit they bear. Bad company and foolish friends will fade away as we come closer to God and godly people.

Yes, the lost and sinner can come, but it is the group that must prepare the environment that is conducive to the flowing of The Holy Spirit.

Fruit Inspection 101 : If a person says they know Him, but do not keep his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. We must watch, be extremely sensitive, and listen to their words and watch their actions and behavior.

In Jesus’ close inner circle, He chose twelve disciples. Jesus did not hang out closely with pretenders and fools. He could read every thought and heart.

However, he did reach out to the masses and taught and prophesied. He walked perfectly in the Spirit and He was the only man that never sinned. However, He did not entrust himself or share secrets with man because He knows the origin of our thoughts and intent.

If you have the desire and passion to know God deeply, and to experience His gifts and secrets, He must know you are trustworthy.

So, you decide how far you will press in. He is the one you must please and he will reveal things when you are ready. God doesn’t share secrets easy. We are told not to cast our pearls before swine.

Since Jesus chose his close friends, so too, we must pray and ask The LORD to reveal the hearts of men and choose our inner circle wisely.

Do we desire to be in Jesus’ close circle and be a close confidant and friend? Are we developing a closer walk so that He can share trustworthy secrets?

The LORD desires us and tries to woo us so much closer. He wants YOU to experience the BOMB!

You CAN have it! However, HE wants to court and woo you, and that you desire him above anyone and everything!

For our maker is our husband! He wants YOU to KNOW HIM as THE passionate lover of your soul! He wants you to desire him and desire no other!

He wants you to experience what a godly, loving, close, fulfilling relationship you can have in HIM! He wants us to live in constant, fulfilling, communion, and fellowship with HIM!

Having a godly marriage in this life is possible and honorable but there are many distractions and cares that come with it. That is why it is so important to WAIT ON The LORD!

For The Father to walk you down the aisle and give you away, the two must become one! That is the written, sealed, covenant agreement signed in The Blood of Jesus!

You must be equally yoked with a God-fearing mate having the same heart, mind, Spirit, and being in one accord. However, we know nothing is perfect in this life and all marriages have seasons of discord.

There are some who have chosen to remain unmarried, having no necessity of thought and having power over their own will and body. In this life, a godly marriage is a type and shadow of what we could experience when yoked, separate, and set apart to The LORD!

For our maker is our husband! He is our perfect husband! He is a jealous husband! What is keeping us from a closer walk with Jesus?

“For we are members of HIS body, of HIS flesh and of HIS bones. For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:30-32.

In our society, divorce is an epidemic, especially in the Church. Breaking a Covenant and going from one person to another is just another sign of being unfulfilled.

You see we keep trying to stuff anything and everything into that void within us; something we think will make us happy.

When only The LORD can fill that void in us. Do you see that this is a deep longing within us that can only be fulfilled by The LORD?

The answer to all of this is, RELATIONSHIP! When we begin to seek The LORD with all of our heart, soul, and strength, He will fill that void and longing we have within us.

Due to the law of sowing and reaping, as a believer, we must exercise our authority over the devil who gained the access and right to enter the family tree.

As a believer there are two seeds we can sow, the sinful passions of the desires of our flesh, and the righteous passions and desires of The Holy Spirit.

When we have sown the bad seeds and can see the results of our choices, there is an answer. Once we repent and turn away from the sin, there is something we can do.

If we are weak or immature in the things of God, we need to pray asking God to guide us to help. You may be able to gain help through your church or know a strong believer that you trust.

Often immature Christians go to secular counseling, and I am not trying to say that counselors are wrong, but believers should seek out Christian counselors.

If our seed grew into a tree, that took some time. However, as we have grown and we finally know who we are in Christ, we have the power over the demons to put a stop to generational curses!

We have the authority over that generational tree and it can be uprooted, pulled down, overthrown and destroyed! We have the power and authority over all the works of the devil!

To be free from this pattern of defeat in our lives and in our children, and in our children’s children, we must go to the root source spiritually, and lay the axe at the root of that tree so that it goes no further!

What that means is spiritual warfare! And to take back everything that was stolen from us! Then to be sure that familiar spirits cannot gain a foothold again, we must develop a deep relationship with our Maker. (Study Galatians 6:7-10)

“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So, shall it also be with this wicked generation.” Matthew 12:43-45 NKJV.

God has, and will continue to forgive us from all our mistakes and sin. But sin isn’t cheap; it has a high price tag.

However, if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

True repentance comes from divine conviction by The Holy Spirit. When that conviction comes, we must choose to repent and completely turn away from our sins.

Sin is sin to God. And once we have truly repented of our sins, He forgives us fully. However, some sins carry a lot more weight and damage in this life, that affects many people for a long time, especially children and broken families.

And personally, it takes God to heal all the damage. Yes, HE is able and willing to heal, but in my experience, there is such disillusionment when it comes to God.

Children especially, can carry anger at God and to the parents for their failure regardless of who’s to blame. They may be forty eight years old and still manifest a wound that took place twenty three years ago.

Understand this! I am NOT saying they cannot be healed, but in my experience only God can intervene. And yes, we are to believe God and trust HIM in prayer for all of those involved.

But, we must totally turn our children over to God so that HE can make sense to them in their altered view of the world around them and reach them where they are.

Marriage is a covenant of ONE! One heart, one mind, one Spirit! This is union, this is alliance, the mystery of two becoming one flesh.

Are you unhappy, unfulfilled, lonely, and bored? I challenge you to make up your mind and decree and declare. A QUEST of ONE! Go pursue, overtake and recover everything!

You may have once had a deep relationship with The LORD, and life came at you with such a blow of destruction, that it felt like there was no hope any longer. Although you were forgiven, the loss, pain, destruction, and deep wounds remained.

In your humiliations, you have wandered aimlessly, and have been deeply discouraged, and depressed for a very long time!

But, because of your broken relationships, constant reminders, and wandering, you slipped, again and again into sin. You truly want God’s forgiveness and restoration, but found none and settled into just existing by God’s grace.

Beloved, if you have truly repented, God has forgiven you. However, people are hardened, and won’t forgive or forget. So, you despaired of life itself.

You feel the weight of invisible chains and locks wrapped around your neck. And the devil has made sure to keep you reminded of how low you have gone, by flashing images in your face. He has continued to exercise power over you, keeping you down with no hope of redemption.

In your despair, you left the home you once knew, even thinking you gave up your birthright. You wandered and staggered throughout the bitterness of your own acts, of soul, condemnation, guilt, and self-hatred; then you gave up!

As you laid in a helpless heap and powerless, seeking death but it didn’t come. You settled into your abode and became content with husks that the swine ate.

While wallowing in the muck, mire, and stench, suddenly, a thought invaded your mind! You came into your right mind! You remembered your Father’s house!

Then the fearful thoughts flooded your mind, of how you would be received, if received at all. You had taken all your inheritance and squandered it.

All that was left was the carcass of my broken, bruised and powerless man of sin. The thought came to his mind, and he wondered if he might be able to sell himself to his Father as a slave? He took what strength he had, and began the long journey back.

As the Father was on His porch pondering the day, he looked up on the horizon and began to see something coming afar off.

Suddenly the Father’s vision cleared as the image came closer and he recognized the form of HIS youngest son! And with great compassion and thankfulness to God, The Father got up, and shouted, and HE ran to his son and without a hand shake or word, He fell upon him and embraced him and wept!

The son, in all the poverty, humiliations, the filthiness, and stench, cried out to his Father! “I have failed you! I have sinned against heaven and you! For I squandered all my life, and I am no longer worthy to be called your son. Father, can I become your slave?”

The son didn’t hear the Father say anything, for he embraced him, kissed him and wept loud and all the servants and the other sons came out to see what had happened.

But suddenly, the Father called out to his servants . “Quickly, run! Get my best robe and best shoes”, and the Father took the robe of righteousness and wrapped him, to cover him.

He didn’t point out all the sins, the Father knew he was very sorry and ashamed. But the amazing thing is, even in our filthy stench, and humiliation, he covered us too, as he covered him, and he covered his feet, to speak of new steps in a new direction.

Then, the most amazing thing that the Father did, HE took off His signet ring of authority and placed it on his finger.

That speaks of divine authority and the power to back him up! I was God’s stamp of approval! Then He said, “This is My youngest son, he was lost, but now is found!”

In stunned amazement, the son did not realize who he was! Then the Father said to all, “this son of mine was dead and is alive again! He was lost and now is found!”

The Father said to the servants, “bring me now the fattened calf and dress it, and let us feast and celebrate!” The older son came in from the field, and heard the music and could see the dancing. So, he called one of the servants to ask “what was going on.

“Your youngest brother has returned, and your Father has decreed, and declared a celebration, because he has come back safe and sound.”

Something interesting I see here in so many ways, speaks of a Religious spirit as The older son became angry and stood back in “hateful jealousy” and he refused to come see his brother and celebrate.

The Father went to find the older son and pleaded with him to come and celebrate. But he said, “Look, all the years I have served you, and never disobeyed any commandment of yours. Yet, you never gave me a feast and celebration so that I could celebrate with my friends! And here comes this son who lived in wickedness and squandered your wealth, and you kill the fatted calf for him!”

The Father said to him, “Son, you are always with me and everything that I have is yours! Celebrate with us all, because your brother was dead, and is alive! He was lost and was finally found! “

The older son was jealous, envious, of what seemed like preferential treatment. It is clear as well, to the extreme, that the older son did not realize who he was, or what he had available either!

And in compassion, the Father confronted his misunderstood role as well, as he had settled into a life of religious duty, instead of a relationship of love, trust, and fulfillment.

I want to encourage you this day, to seek that restoration of things you lost, and what you had with God. But I want you to think bigger! Make The LORD your greatest Quest to seek Him out!

Ask and keep on asking, seek and keep on seeking, knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened for you! Go after HIM! Go after God with all that is in you!!

Break free of all constraints around your neck! Shatter the chains that have kept you earthbound! Seek Him while He may be found! Do you want a godly husband or godly wife?

Put God first in all you do! Go after HIM with such furious determination, and you shall find HIM when you seek HIM with your whole heart! Once you find HIM, you will never want to live any other way!

Remember this in closing, people and even believers continually try in so many ways to stuff things into them, to attempt to fill that void, where only The LORD Jesus can dwell.

So many believers are unfulfilled in their marriages and their spiritual life. God’s desire is towards you, and He wants to send restoration for the years that were wasted and all the loss.

Trust in His goodness and mercy, that shall follow you all the days of your lives and you shall dwell in the house of The LORD forever and ever!

Amen and Amen!

“Therefore also now, saith The LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto The LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto The LORD your God?
Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
Let the priests, the ministers of The LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
Then will The LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
Yea, The LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen: but I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.
Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for The LORD will do great things.
Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.
Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in The LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.
And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of The LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am The LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of The LORD come.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of The LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as The LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom The LORD shall call.”
Joel 2:12-32.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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