The Balance Is In The LORD’s Hand!

There is a sounding out of the Trumpet…. to Fall In! For this is a time in history like none other.

Fall In!

There is a sounding out of the Trumpet…. to Fall In!

For this is a time in history like none other. There is nothing to measure it against except The Word of God.

For God’s Word is forever settled in Heaven. It was and is and forever will be, the same.

This is also the time of transitioning, and those of The Remnant are sensing and feeling a lot of things they cannot quite put their finger on, but soon clarity will come.

However, the manifestations of insanity, chaos, lawlessness, and disorder are all around and among those who cannot see, yet can sense something major is about to happen.

Those who hold to what was normal, are desperately hoping to hang on to what is perishing. Remember Lot’s wife, because her heart was rooted in Sodom, not in God.

So many fantasize even in The Church, that things will go back to normal. But there is nothing normal, nor will it ever go back to what was normal.

We cannot go back to something that is dead. Dead dry religious formality and traditions of men are shrines of a time gone by filled with dead men’s bones. When The Glory of God moved, many did not move with Him.

Those of us who hear and see, must remember that those who have a form of godliness, but deny the power, we must turn away.

Many denominations — and even some spirit filled organizations — started out right, but ended up wrong, by not moving on with The Glory Cloud. (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

We never arrive to a point in ministry where we ever lay down the foundational truth of relationship and intimacy with Christ through prayer and fasting.

Christ is the head of The Church, not the pastor, not the organization, and it is all about getting back to the foundation of what The Church is built on, and that is a relationship with Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

“And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 NKJV.

Christ’s Body

As Christ’s Body, we are supposed to be corporately and mutually submitted, one to the other, in The Fear of God.

We are accountable and responsible one to the other, and we are to prefer one another. And as we minister to one another, we minister to our self, as Christ’s Body.

We must learn to live in the new normal everyday, moving forward with Christ, keeping our hands on the plow and our focus straight ahead.

You have been created for such a time, and in the midst of turmoil, you will learn to live and thrive during all the pressures and upheavals. The more the pressure and afflictions, the more The Church will multiply and grow. (Exodus 1:9-11)

Many wonder what is happening. Everything in our lives as we have known it, has been tossed into the air, and there is a lot of dusty fog, disorder, and seemingly confusion.

But hang on tight — because soon the dust will settle, it will clear, and you will suddenly see where you are and how each part fits around you. You will be pleasantly surprised with whom you are surrounded by, and you will see God’s Wisdom.

The sound of the trumpet is for us to hear and unite us, to prepare us for what is coming. We must come into a much deeper realm for the times ahead.

“I hear the sound that no eye has seen, no ear has heard the things I have prepared for you! But I shall reveal it to you by My Spirit.”

The LORD is releasing great conviction, so that we will see the error of our ways and repent.

It begins with each of us, then The Church and then the Nation, in true repentance. The LORD wants to invest His Power in us, but it shall require a greater level of death to self, and a call to remain fixed on the commander of our faith. (Hebrews 12:2)


Transparency is a major part of the new normal. The only way to live is in the fire of refinement. (Hebrews 1:7 & Psalms 104:4)

When we are transparent, we are like a fine crystal glass that is forged in the fire that can be seen through.

When we die to self, no part of our life can keep the light of The LORD from being seen. Being as a costly and rare crystal glass is pure, clean, without any spot that would taint the glass.

The LORD wants to pour into us, and He wants us to live this way and continuously let him fill our pure, clean, without spot vessel with the light of His Glory so that it overflows.

Once it overflows then we minister to others from that overflow. It is liberating to be transparent for there is nothing to hide.

However, we must be careful with whom we confide in and connect to. Those who are accountable and responsible must be trustworthy and proven to you.

God wants us to walk in humility, lowliness of mind, and meekness, and in our presentation, we are characterized by our manner.

How do we present ourselves? Our outward expression must project the fruits of The Spirit of God. Recognizing offices and gifts in others, is not something that is spoken, but something that is caught and recognized.

Trust and Humility

In absolute trust and humility, we must take the lowest seat without any outward or inward manipulation in trying to gain a position through the flesh or gain a title and position by control which borders on the activity of a Jezebel spirit and witchcraft.

God is the only One who promotes, and leaders in The Church will recognize the difference between the flesh and the demonic desire for position. Satan and his demons all seek positions of authority.

Humility, is the main mark in leadership in our circumstances with no self-promotion, or selfish ambition, you cannot talk or weasel your way into promotion, for promotion comes from The LORD.

We must trust God and let God make room for our gifts, no matter how long it takes.

When God promotes you, everyone will know it — especially those who know you personally — because it will be very evident!

But let me be explicitly clear, let no doubt tell you to be silent when you recognize that office in others, but we must respect each other and honor the office and gifting.

In your personal life and ministerial life, we all must prefer one another in Love and walking in a manner that proves to those who critically appraise our words, that we are not building our own kingdom or organization, but we are all working for the same man, the Son of Man who is Jesus Christ and He is The Head of The Church.

“Do not be concerned with man and men’s opinions or criticisms! Your life has nothing to do with man’s opinions or their judgmental and critical spirit, but it has everything to do with My Truth, and My Will,” says The LORD.

“When you are cursed and accused, do not try to prove your life or your innocence, do not concern yourself with reputation!

As you learn to live, move, and have your being in this new way — which is My ancient way — I back up My Word and perform it through My Servants!

Abide as that delicate crystal vase, for they will be ashamed concerning you. Let them be ashamed and confounded by those who seek to curse you or destroy you!

They shall be driven back and put to shame that want evil to happen to you! Forgive them, release them and let them go!

Again, do not prove yourself or your innocence or try to make yourself known to others, for what has fire to do with water?

My signet of approval is stamped upon your forehead! Stand strong in humility and give place to My Hand,” says The LORD!

“And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 NKJV.

Let the power of God make room and confirm your ministry while you remain patient, humble, and quiet. You don’t need to announce or prove yourselves, but give God place, to make room for your gift.

There must be mutual accountability and responsibility one to another in The Fear of The LORD. We must remain approachable and respectful, yet not allow a flattering mouth to work ruin.

Balance and Rest

In a Vision, I saw a scale and it was out of balance. God was showing me that we all must be balanced in all areas including, ministry, taking time for family, and to rest because our bodies are not glorified, and we have limitations.

It is exhilarating to be in The Fire and The Glory! I love to remain in it, but if I get out of balance with my time — and especially not taking care of my body and resting — I usually end up getting sick or have nagging pain issues that do not lift until

I get quiet before The LORD. I will wait upon The LORD, so that he ministers and corrects me that brings me to Repentance and Peace. I know this about myself — because I am addicted to The LORD and His presence.

For example, as a Shepherd/ Pastor, my heart was always there for the needs and care of the people, but in my own personal life, I got into trouble.

I got really caught up in ministry, prayer meetings, and people’s needs so that I did not realize that I was “out of balance”.

I got so tired, but kept going, because I love The LORD and the people, but I would end up getting sick and then I had to rest.

God was trying to speak to me about His Divine Order and Balance in all things. However, I thought because of the gift and anointing that I would keep going. I became addicted to ministry and was very out of balance….. and I slipped out of God’s Divine Order.

The gift and anointing were there when we came together, because the gift or office was for The Body, not for me.

God continued to use me for the sake of His Sheep, but I became physically and emotionally depleted and drained from all the people sucking on the gift and my time.

God was trying to get me to listen, but then He stopped talking to me!

When that happened to me, I finally got quiet and still before The LORD and I sought Jim alone and He finally told me, “I will not talk to you — until you obey what I said!”

That was a shock and grievous to me!

Yes, He had been telling me over time about balance and rest, but I would not listen.

I was so grieved, and I repented and finally got into balance, but I had to pull away from everyone and everything — outside my immediate family.

I went back to my Prayer Closet, and found my first love relationship with my Groom. Once I began to seek Him in that place He told me, “You never get to a place in ministry where you neglect Me and our personal one-on-one time together.

You cannot invite people to come into your intimate time with me, for that is where your strength lies, and it is where I impregnate you with Vision and share secrets with you.

No one can come in that place between us, for I AM a jealous God.”

I left a message with the people that I was going to be on a Consecration with The LORD and that I was not available.

I also told them I did not know how long I would be on the Consecration, because it was true. The people did not like it, but I obeyed God.

There were other people in the ministry who were in leadership to help, and I shared with them what The LORD has said, but I told them, under no circumstances were they to depend on man, but depend on The LORD.

We Must Point People to Jesus — Not Man!

So, now I am very aware of balance in my own life.

When I am out of balance I back up and seek God, and let Him deal with me, because I can do nothing without Him!

I could not keep giving, when I was neglecting The LORD’s time and mine. There are always needs, but it does not automatically mean we are to meet all those needs.

To be hasty — is to miss the way. When the people would suck the life out of me, I was spread myself so thin I couldn’t even butter toast, and it took its toll on my health and physical body.

When we are running on a deficit, having spent virtue being pulled out of us, we must take time to seek The LORD in private and be refilled by The Holy Spirit.

We must study to be quiet and work with our own hands.

I will not run on by the flesh, or with sheer determination anymore.

LORD, bring balance and order into our lives so that we will be led by The Holy Ghost.

God has been very serious with me about this issue, and it can become very dangerous, because Jezebel spirits come in with witchery and religious soulish prayers, seeking to gain that place of authority for personal gain.

LORD, bring balance and order into our lives so that we are led by your precious Holy Spirit! In Jesus’ name!


“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! “ 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

“And he said to his people, “Look, the people of the children of Israel are more and mightier than we; come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and it happen, in the event of war, that they also join our enemies and fight against us, and so go up out of the land.” Therefore they set taskmasters over them to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh supply cities, Pithom and Raamses.” Exodus 1:9-11.

“looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2.

“Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire” Hebrews 1:7.

“Who makes His angels spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.” Psalm 104:4.

“I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not and have found them liars; and you have persevered and have patience and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place — unless you repent. But this you have, that you hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” Revelations 2:2-6 NKJV

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?” Matthew 7:21-22.

“You have a mighty arm; Strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. Mercy and truth go before Your face. Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. In Your name they rejoice all day long, and in Your righteousness, they are exalted. For You are the glory of their strength, and in Your favor our horn is exalted. For our shield belongs to The LORD, and our king to the Holy One of Israel. Then You spoke in a vision to Your holy one and said: “I have given help to one who is mighty; I have exalted one chosen from the people. I have found My servant David; with My holy oil I have anointed him, with whom My hand shall be established; also, My arm shall strengthen him. The enemy shall not outwit him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him. I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague those who hate him. But My faithfulness and My mercy shall be with him, and in My name his horn shall be exalted. Also I will set his hand over the sea, and his right hand over the rivers. He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation. Also I will make him My firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth. My mercy I will keep for him forever, and My covenant shall stand firm with him. His seed also I will make to endure forever, And his throne as the days of heaven.” Psalm 89:13-29 NKJV.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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