During prayer, I had a vision of yokes, however, these yokes were odd, as these were sheep yoked with goats!
I was very alarmed when I saw this, and I knew instinctively that The LORD is going deeper into the motives of the heart and home, in stirring up the dregs, and exposing things that have been hidden a long time. God is knocking on doors of the heart and home.
I knew within myself that this is another layer of “exposure” that is being peeled away.
This layer is not for God to see, because He sees everything. No, this is happening so His People will see and understand.
God is just and right, and He reveals His Secrets to His Servants the prophets, so The Body of Believers may understand what is happening.
God speaks to His Servants, the prophets, in advance, so they can see His Justice and warn the people to prepare accordingly.
This “exposure” is happening worldwide, by those who confess they are true Believers. Yes, this is happening in their very own hearts and dwellings!
“Surely The LORD God does nothing unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The LORD God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” Amos 3:7-8 NKJV
The secrets of God are revealed for a reason. Not only to reveal His Justice and Mercy, but to instruct us and to warn us when we stray, and to speak of things that are yet to come.
When a lion roars, it can cause fear but gets the attention of all who hear. When God roars, the fear is not a tormenting fear to His people, but it is the sound to return to Holy Reverence.
There are times when things are hidden in us that we are not aware of, but The LORD’s Desire is to bring us back into alignment with Him.
I am alarmed and disturbed by what I can see! There are many who confess they are a believers in Christ, yet who never pray or pick up their Bible to read or study it.
How can anyone have any understanding of God’s Will without His word?
How can a person be ready for what is coming, when we fail to seek The LORD and find His Will for our lives? We cannot separate Jesus from The Word!
“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 NKJV
The Word of God, The Holy Bible is our Life and Eternal Perseverer! None of us remains in one position in life, even if we don’t move, we are moving!
Life is a struggle, and it is our God-chosen course of study and story, as we meet the many challenges it brings.
Even when we stop, and want to get off, life keeps going and the clock keeps ticking. It is God’s ordained Purpose and Will for us, that we develop a close relationship with Him in two-way communication with Him.
Once we find Him, we will grow as we gain a spiritual understanding of His eternal Book, The Holy Bible. Heaven and earth will pass away, but His Word will never pass away! (Matthew 24:35)
“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says The LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-12 NKJV
These are the days of unveiling the matters of the heart. Everything about this life and eternal life has taught us the validity of this most Holy and Eternal book, The Holy Bible!
You cannot base any spiritual person, experience, feeling, gifts of The Spirit, sign, wonder, cloud formation, etc. or be able to know who are true or false ministers, are without knowing God’s Word!
“You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of The LORD your God which I command you.” Deuteronomy 4:2 NKJV
“And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Revelation 22:19 NKJV
God told me early on, not to read or study anything about the occult, or other people’s supernatural experiences, and try to measure myself by them.
The LORD told me not to seek out the depths of Satan, but to seek Him out (God) and then He would tell me what I need to know about Satan.
There is so much churchy New-age supernatural stuff that goes on, and if we do not have a strong relationship with The LORD, it will be very easy to be deceived.
When you are deceived, you do not know it! But when Christ shines the light on it, you better run, run, and run to God’s Word!
The former statement is true for every Spiritual leader, Godly Office, or gifting — these will always point you to Jesus Christ and His holy Word — The Bible!
To know God’s Voice, comes through familiarity by knowing The LORD in intimacy in prayer and fellowship with Him, alone in our secret place. We are all called to know The LORD intimately.
Regardless of how we will glorify The LORD, whether it is through life or death, we face what comes, knowing where our hope lies.
Even if it comes to losing all things, or pay the ultimate price as a martyr, we have His never-ending Glorious Eternal WORD — and Eternal Life!
“But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.” Philippians 3:7-11 NKJV.
The time is at hand when a greater and sharper measure of discernment is being released; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of The LORD will raise up a standard against him.
As true believers in Christ, we must get our eyes off man, and put our eyes back fully on and committed to our LORD and Savior, so that we will see through His eyes, the Great Shepherd of the sheep!
Many of you as you are reading this, this Revelation is happening right before your eyes!
I have been very disturbed by what I have seen, and moreover, as you read this, your eye will be opened to what is happening within your own home, Church, school, job, community, and Nation so we can pray!
However, we cannot stop and wait for someone who has chosen not to go. God is calling each of us upward and onward!
You cannot lean upon a friend, a pastor, spouse, job, an organization — on absolutely no one! When you stand before Jesus, you will answer for your life, not your friend’s life or your pastor’s life, not even your spouse’s life.
It is important to understand that if we lean on people instead of The LORD, we can lose our way and be found shipwrecked, because of unwise advice or counsel.
“Thus says The LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart departs from The LORD. For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land which is not inhabited.” Jeremiah 17:5-6 NKJV.
“Now look! You are trusting in the staff of this broken reed, Egypt, on which if a man leans, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him.” 2 Kings 18:21 NKJV.
I am so adamant about this, because the process is so subtle. One day you were caught up with The LORD in prayer, bible reading, study and reaching others for Christ — he was showing you so much and you felt invincible Spiritually.
Then you go through a struggle, and you seek counsel from a friend, and then soon you begin to lean on the person. It begins very innocent, to set you up so that you lose your edge.
As you lean on man, the days turn into months, the months turn into years, and it is all designed by hell so that you depend on the arm of flesh.
Why? Satan knows the secret of our power with God. He isn’t stupid, and his desire is to sway God’s beloved away from Him!
When we are driven by the staff of man, by accepting a mere human vessel to counsel by, and we forsake our closet or secret place of prayer, Satan has ensnared us into his web of deceit.
It was so gradual that it was hardly noticed, but soon you lose the fire bit by bit and once you are depleted, you feel like your strength is gone and cannot pray anymore unless you pray with someone.
At this point. we do need to seek out help to get delivered. or we will become shipwrecked.
Over the process of months — then even years — you have lost your first love relationship with The LORD, and it seems impossible to get it back, and many give up at this point.
We must return and choose to create a habit of rebuilding our Prayer Life, because it doesn’t come easy.
With so many distractions and the fight of our own flesh, we must ask God seriously for help!
It took time for our wick to smolder, and it will take time to develop our life source of oil through prayer and fellowship with The LORD, as we re-learn to lean only upon Him!
We cannot separate prayer from the Bible, because God confirms everything from The Word of God. It takes time to establish a habit and a godly pattern, and you can feel overwhelmed.
But it is never too late to begin again, and to rebuild the walls and structure prayer brings. We must become actively accountable to those God puts over our lives.
I remember the story of “The Hare and the Tortoise.” The tortoise continued the route slowly but steady, and the hare wanted to run fast ahead and take his ease and sleep.
And then, while the hare slept, the Hare woke up and realized the Tortoise was too far ahead for him to make it to the finish line even though he was the swiftest. (The Tortoise and the Hare)
The race is not always to the swift nor to the strong, but unto them that endure to the end.
I want you to understand that God knows how vital it is that you commune with him in prayer and intimacy.
He is not standing over you with a ball bat to hit you! His Love is what motives Him because He is God, and He is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in Spirit and Truth.
We are body, soul, and Spirit, as He is God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We must reach out to Him, for He is closer to us than we first believed.
It is through the communication of prayer and getting still and quiet before The LORD is our answer and He knows the secret of our power with Him.
“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” Romans 13:11 NKJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey