In What Reality, Do We Live?

Are we Deists, insisting that truth should be subject to the authority of human reason, rather than the divine inspiration and revelation of God’s Word?

Are we Deists, insisting that truth should be subject to the authority of human reason, rather than the divine inspiration and revelation of God’s Word?

Deists and New Age, deny that The Bible was the final revealed Word of God and reject scripture as a source of religious doctrine.

During this time of the year, it is notorious for painful memories to resurface.  No matter how hard we try to relive a happier time with family or friends, no matter what effort we try, we don’t have that power to bring anyone together.

It is a sad fact, that those whom we thought would always love us — especially in families — are only putting on airs to pretend and tolerate us in hypocrisy for whatever selfishly motivated purpose.

Anyone who has a minute amount of sensitivity, can see and understand that there is no real love, but only tolerance in disregarding our existence!

Who are we to reject another servant in God’s Kingdom?

I thank God, that He saved a place for me at His Table, and he made me worthy to sit with Him in Heavenly Places, by Christ Jesus.

He is my Friend; He is my Family and my Portion.  Even when my own family rejects me, He is my family and my friend that is closer than a brother.

How rude it is to disregard and disrespect another servant made in The Image of God.  There is no real Godly Love anymore; it is all pretense, hypocrisy that can be seen, heard, and felt.

For many, there are those who try to focus on those times that were happier times and memories from a time gone by.

No matter how people change we cannot make anyone love us or make them want to participate in family and friendly gatherings.

What usually ends up happening is that we go through the motions to try to relive what were happier days only to find that there is no real substance, truth, or desire to go back and recapture what we once had.

It takes an investment of time in relationships on all sides to make them work.

Sure, you can view photos and even see each other and take a trip down memory lane, but you will find that the address has changed.  Nothing stays the same and it is our minds that preserve the rooms of memories of the times that have gone by.

Having a true family who Loves each other, is wonderful, but nowadays it is rare that families gather as they once did in a loving manner.

It seems everyone is caught up in their own self-absorbed interests and seemingly no one wants to put in the effort it takes to build and have a good relationship.

Nobody wants to invest themselves into each other’s lives anymore.  Time is increasing at a quicker pace, and just as technology is making many things obsolete, so too we have forgotten where we were hewn, we have forgotten where our roots were firmly planted in the ground.

Relationships are foundational and having relationships will never be obsolete, but sad to say many live and die by what technology dictates.  It was God Who wanted us and sought us out in the garden to have a relationship with Him.

Ever since the fall, Satan tries to destroy every relationship a person has with God.  Satan knows how powerful a person can be when they know who they are in Christ and in having that type of relationship with God!

Satan is doing everything he can possibly do to keep man separated from engaging in that relationship with God.

To have a sound and grounded tree that will last when the winds blow fierce must be supported by a strong root system.  We are Spiritually minded, but earthly too and having virtual relationships is no substitute for a true relationship with God and our fellow man.

There is a real danger of living life in a virtual reality that is simulated and not even realize it.  New Age has taken over and is gaining popularity even among very well-known mega spiritual leaders and Christian groups.

There is no accountability, no final authority, and there is absolutely nothing to measure it against, because it is cyberspace where it is practiced and the prince of the power of the air controls that realm.

New Age looks like the real deal, but if you begin to seek and dig deeper and ask questions you will find it is all fluff with no substance.

Only the Holy Scriptures are considered infallible.  Faith is the only thing that has substance to weigh against.  For now, FAITH IS the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.

This new age that is popular says we live in God BUT God has not called us to take leave of our own senses!

We cannot accept anything and everything that is out there! God’s Word is the final authority on every matter, and I don’t care how spiritual and how real the feelings may seem.  If it isn’t in the Word of God, we must reject it.

The Church has one tried, tested, and has stood the test throughout time that we are to measure everything against. The HOLY BIBLE.  If we don’t base ourselves against the whole counsel of God’s Word, we will be deceived.

Ask someone who practices these popular teachings and see who can find the backing of scripture about it. God’s Word is the HOLY BIBLE.

New Age is very appealing, twisting its way in a very spiritual, seemingly gifted, and prophetic way in its scope!

New Age has its basis in the Bible, but it is twisted.  If you haven’t got a good working knowledge of God’s Word, you can be deceived.

We are all accountable to search out the scriptures.  If we have no standard of belief in God’s Word only, we will believe anything!

New Age will use twisting scriptures to make their position to line up with their experiences and manifestations.

They don’t line up with what the Bible teaches.  Many have been captivated and bewitched because it appears that there is a simulated reality but there is no substance and is easily manipulated.

“Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen,”   Hebrews 11:1.

We base everything on God’s Word,  not on something that is obsolete.

We never get to a place where relationships are obsolete and everything is turned over to virtual reality having no substance and reaction.

If your experiences are questionable and you cannot find the evidence in the Bible, repent, and turn away from that false doctrine and ministry.

I AM afraid that many people have given up their godly heritage and roots and their very own birth right by investing themselves into what has no lasting substance.  Cyber life and cyber space carry no lasting substance and value.

Getting to know people takes risks, time, and sacrifice for any worthwhile relationship.  The church is composed of relationships beginning first and foremost with having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”   Matthew 24:12 KJV.

In this modern information age, with all sorts of gadgets and devices, information is constantly evolving and increasing.

The information highway is unlike any other time in history, and like a runaway train barreling down a mountain, there is an inevitable crash coming; it is just a matter of time before it jumps the tracks.

People are wanting the instant fix, a place where they seek fluff and cotton candy and have no drive or substance.

“At that time shall Micael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”   Daniel 12:1-4 KJV.

Making memories takes time and effort because nowadays people don’t want to gather the way they used to. Neighbors don’t want to know you, and even our very own families stay away from gatherings.

It is so disheartening, because it appears that everyone is so caught up in their own distractions.  We cannot relive the time that has gone by.

I know many of you have tried to fit in with your family hoping to gather to share what memories of time gone by.

Being disrespectful and ignoring a person’s existence in a family, is not God’s way.  It is selfish, rude, and dis-heartening.

But if we find these things in our situation, we must finally realize and get it through our head that the words of our LORD and king spoke clearly that our “true family and friends” are those who hear the Word and do it!

“Then His mother and brothers came to Him and could not approach Him because of the crowd. And it had been told Him by some, who said, “Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, desiring to see You.”  But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”   Luke 8:19-21 NKJV.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Who Shuts Who In?

Man was made in God’s triune image, and therefore a special place within each human being that nothing in this life can ultimately fulfill, but God.

Man was made in God’s triune image, and therefore a special place within each human being that nothing in this life can ultimately fulfill, but God.

People try to stuff so much of themselves to fill that vacuum with temporal pleasures, relationships, or anything or everything that makes them feel whole, satisfied for at least a moment.

“If we who are [abiding] in Christ have hoped only in this life [and this is all there is], then we are of all people most miserable and to be pitied.”    1 Corinthians 15:19 AMP

In this life have we tried to put our confidence into anything or anyone?  Being miserable can come in many forms!  For the true believers in Christ, we have eternity in our hearts, and we have eternity as our perspective and home.  This life isn’t all there is and thank God it is not!

But God!  In His Mercy and Loving Kindness, He doesn’t stand over us or make demands that we take the gift of free will and free choice.

Yes, in his mind he wants you to receive it, but he won’t make you accept it.  To the true believer in Christ, heaven is in our heart, therefore eternity abides in our heart in this life and the life to come.

Put yourself in God’s place for a moment.  Think how strange it would be if you wanted to be with a person who you have loved so dearly, but they have hated you at every turn; you tried to reach out, but they wanted nothing to do with you, no matter how long and how many ways you tried.

You tried and you wept for so long for them to come and be a part of your life, but you finally had to realize that time was winding down and it’s time to let go of every constraint because The LORD is shutting the door! It is important to know when to let go beloved!

You can’t make someone be a sheep when they are a goat!

“And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and The LORD shut him in.”   Genesis 7:16 KJV.

Yes, even in the days of Noah, there were only eight who believed what The LORD said concerning the coming catastrophe upon the earth. The LORD God Himself closed the door on that generation that rejected Him.

We face another door that will be shut, and no man can open…. (Revalation 3)

“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be,”   Matthew 24:37-39 KJV.

There are limits and timing to consider, and God is merciful and gives ample time, not wishing that any should perish but that all would come to everlasting life, but He knows not all want him. So why are we so surprised that we are rejected and hated because we love?

Talking about eternity, and judgment or hell, God does not play games, or mince words to blindside folks. God has warned and prewarned plenty about putting faith or trust in anything other than His plan of redemption from all sin.

People know us by our love relationship with him.  Jesus Christ is our eternal home.  Eternity resides in each living soul, but it is the decision of every soul in what portion of eternity they will reside. There is heaven and hell and there is nothing in between.

When we choose to accept life in Christ Jesus, and realize we are in an eternal relationship now with our creator.

We must learn to walk with him and live for him all the days of our life.  However, there are those who choose the broad way that leads to destruction, and many are those that find it.

It is impossible to say you are a Christian, and not have a daily relationship and walk with The LORD.  If you think that all you must do is, make confession one time and you go on living unchanged you are sadly mistaken.

Christianity is a relationship, with someone that is with you and wants to walk with you! Living for Christ is a lifestyle of walking with The LORD Day by day in relationship and fellowship.

It isn’t just a decision you make at an altar and then go about your merry way and bearing no change. No, once the decision is made, Christ comes to you to abide with you by the Holy Spirit. There will be evidence to our confession.

Once we exit the superficial and mundane life, we must put away immaturity and childish ways. We must take hold of His strength and make complete surrender to His protection and make peace with Him, having accountability for our own actions and growth. Holding to absolute confidence and assurance that He is well able to perform.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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What Salvation Isn’t

True believers in Christ today face a very different world than our parents and grandparents did in their day.

True believers in Christ today face a very different world than our parents and grandparents did in their day.

First and foremost, we face a very hostile environment in our choice of serving The LORD according to total obedience in The Bible.

Today it will cost something to serve The LORD. Having faith in Christ we must have total faith in HIS Word, the Holy Bible.

The whole Bible is full of evidence, in what God expects.  The Word of God has every answer we will ever need to navigate through this life.  But the first thing we must understand and be equipped to do is, we cannot put faith in no one!

Neither can we put faith or trust in any religion, denomination, a particular teaching, a prominent teacher, prophet, preacher, pastor, a particular movement, or group.  Especially if they teach or preach things that go against God’s Word!

We must also realize that we cannot put faith or trust in what grandma said or even our very mother as we hang on to her apron strings.

We must realize that being unequally yoked with unbelievers not only applies in marriage but also in family and any relationships or friendships.

“But He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?”  And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!  For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.”   Mark 3:33-35 NKJV.

We as believers in Christ Jesus must remember to be one with him is to walk with him.  Does Jesus walk with homosexuals and hang out with them and participate with them?

If we say we are a believer and we are around those who practice sin, we must reprove them.  That word reprove means to expose them.  To those who have the spiritual knowledge in a situation must speak truth.

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.  For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.  But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.  Therefore He says: Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”   Ephesians 5:11-14 NKJV.

I believe Jesus will go to anyone who cries out to him in sincerity, but repentance demands turning away from sin or being accountable to another until you are delivered from those spirits and tendencies.

“Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.”   1 Corinthians 15:33-34 NKJV.

Beloved, I must tell you the truth, you must wake up from believing lies and deceiving yourselves! I must warn you if you are thinking you are ready to walk through the pearly gates and you have blatant sin in your life, you are sadly mistaken!

I must say you cannot come to the altar and get saved then live anyway you want thinking you are getting fire insurance from hell’s flames! Hell is real, and it is hot, and you can’t get out!

Beloved, I must tell you the truth! You must wake up from believing lies and deceiving yourselves.

A true Biblical conversion experience of a new believer will produce proof or fruit as there will be evidence to our faith.  Faith without works is dead.

Something that is alive is fed, isn’t it?  Something that is alive grows and soon there’s evidence, but dead things do not grow.

Hell is a very real place created by God for Satan and all his followers.  He hates God and all of those who love God.

His desire is to take as many souls with him as possible. The evidence of hell is all around, Satan is in the news and all his acts and fruits.

No, following Christ is a daily walk, not a one-time decision that is forgotten, and it will cost everything!

Picking up our cross is our means of execution; it is how we put to death the deeds of the flesh and live for God.

I do not apologize for what I write or what I must say according to God’s Will.  I would rather serve God than man, and I have come to know him, and he is truly a friend that is closer than a brother! I love Jesus with my whole heart, and I know he is with me and he is my true family.

If you have doubts today about your souls’ condition and as your read this, it isn’t too late for you, please get before God and repent and turn away from sin so you may truly live for him throughout all eternity.

In Jesus’ Name.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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