Provoking the Heart Issues

Joseph was blessed by God, and a seeker of God and experienced Prophetic Dreams.

Joseph was blessed by God, and a seeker of God and experienced Prophetic Dreams.

In innocence he thought everyone would be happy with his experiences, but instead of liking his dreams, his brothers were provoked to jealousy!

You would think his family would encourage him, but instead his brothers hated him with pure hatred.  His father gave him a coat of many colors, and further revealed his dreams and it provoked his brothers to jealousy and caused a ruckus in his family like a hornet’s nest!

His brother’s hatred of him stirred up such offense that manifested in Jealousy, Envy, Division, Hatred, Malice, and had it not been for the oldest brother, they would have murdered him.

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.”   Song of Salomon 8:6 KJV

The devil stirred up trouble in Josephs life to such a degree, the brothers wanted to kill him!  But the oldest brother instead of killing him he wanted to sell him to the Egyptians as a slave.

All throughout Josephs pathway, everything made him look like a troublemaker.  He was even accused of rape when he was innocent, and he stood with God and leaned hard on God to endure, and he stayed pure to God.

Joseph suffered a very long time being incarcerated for things he never did, and I know he must have had depression and was deeply wounded in his heart.

Yet he continued to remain true to God, and in every environment, he was in God excelled in him even in prison.

When the dreams came to pass, and he was advanced and promoted next to Pharaoh.  He could have held anger and rage against his brothers, but he loved God and knew this that was meant for evil would turn around for his good.

Yet when he revealed himself and told them not to be angry for selling him into slavery, because God sent him ahead of you to preserve a remnant on earth and save lives by a great deliverance.

Even though it was human sin, God determined to redeem all the suffering by turning it around for good.  (Study Genesis 45)

Do you realize you may be provoked to jealousy?

Do you know that God provoked Israel to get to the heart of the matter?

God allows things to provoke a response in us, so that the things in our heart will be made manifest that is not godly, so that we will repent and turn away from that sin.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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The Illuminating Exposure of God’s Love

The LORD said, “Release the old so that the new wineskin can come to hold the new wine of My Holy Spirit, for the former old order must pass away.”

While I was Praying, I saw a great light begin to break out and then I saw within many Churches a violent quaking and shaking, but the walls, windows, and roof remained intact, as they seemed to go with the sway like riding the crest of a wave.

As the shaking continued the foundation was revealed and there were great upheavals, waves, and rumbling.

Then I saw various size cracks open up and break out on the foundation and floor of the Churches.  I saw the shaking and rumbling and everything that could be shaken was shaken.

I knew this event was designed by God to release what had been held captive in the structure and foundation of the various Churches so that what was root bound and captive was suddenly clipped by God’s sharp Sword.

The sharp aftershocks continued at various intervals that shook away those things that could be shaken so that they could not remain.  I knew within myself that this was a vital part of God’s end-time plan.

The structure had been kept in order for decades of bondage to the former old order and foundation of things.  Then I heard, “the old wineskin is breaking” and The LORD said, “Release the old so that the new wineskin can come to hold the new wine of My Holy Spirit, for the former old order must pass away.”

Then, I suddenly saw a great dark valley looking at it from the top of a mountain.  I began to see small lights begin to flicker and break through the darkness.

As I beheld the Vision, I noticed there were various degrees of light that were bringing greater illumination and exposure.

More lights began to move to the greater lights and there was a greater exposure of everything in its presence.  Nothing of darkness can be in that light, because it shows what is there.

The LORD Jesus is The Light of The World, and a city sitting upon a hill cannot be hidden.

As the Vision continued, the light became so great that others who were struggling with little light began to search out the greater.

I then saw many houses, Churches, ministries joining together in a combined jointly supplied connected effort.

For together The Church will expose everything of darkness and open the eyes of the blind and every sick and afflicted soul.

For where the light of Jesus is, is faith, hope, and love and the greatest is love.  And as they joined, they began to move as one and began to take the land that had been held by darkness for many decades.

That absolute light illuminated greater distances across the land from sea to shining sea and it began to take captive what had been held in darkness where the gospel had been hidden or kept within the smaller lights.

The revelation of the combined light effort went and spread a long distance and spread to everything around it.

The call is going forth to come out of the darkness into the marvelous light and Christ will shine in our hearts.

Everywhere the light would emerge, there was the sound of a trumpet and heralded the need to find those who were discouraged and held back and down.  These began to emerge into their proper place in God’s kingdom.

The further away you are from the light of illumination the easier it is to be caught by darkness and those things that bring corruption.

It is the time for The Church to rise and shine for her light has come for The Glory of The LORD has risen upon her.

The light is calling out to you today.  Come out of the little light and the darkness so that you may be part of the greater light and effort to reach souls.

How great is your light?

People are walking in what light they have, and The LORD is meeting them where they are.

Then I saw people coming out of darkness and emerging from all walks of life with all sorts of hair, clothing, tattoos, and other worldly things and they begin to look at themselves and become tired of the life they have lived.

I see many coming from every direction and as they get next to the Church, they begin to get plugged in and I see fuel and light being poured into them and they become part of the greater light and good of The LORD’s House.

But even if our Gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus The LORD, and ourselves your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  (2 Corinthians 4:3-6 NKJV)

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Dead Men Walking

I was in Prayer; suddenly I was in some city and I saw people walking in front of me. They were all different types of people dressed differently and from various walks of life. 

I was in Prayer; suddenly I was in some city and I saw people walking in front of me.

They were all different types of people dressed differently and from various walks of life.  Then I could see a split screen like a partition, and everything was red, white hot and encased in total darkness.

I suddenly looked into the next scene.  When people came close enough to me, The LORD began to show me their condition spiritually, and I realized there were many dead men walking.

The hand of The LORD was strong upon me, and I knew that I was the last person to offer them The Gospel, and to warn of hell.

I was desperate when I realized their condition, and I tried and tried to reach them.

I came alongside a woman and offered her eternal life through Jesus Christ and warned of hell, she just glanced at me, and kept her face like flint and kept on walking.  I knew that I knew that I knew she had made her final decision.

It was so hard as I tried, motivated by The Fear of The LORD, I was so desperate to offer her our precious Jesus and I walked and came alongside others for a space of time, and it was so hard to comprehend how that many rejected Jesus so finally.

I finally had to stop, and I wept so bitterly and sorrowfully for there were many whom I discerned said they were Christians, but their hearts were not true.

I  wept so long, then I heard the Scripture,

“And The LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man.”   Genesis 6:3 KJV

This is a plea and warning to all believers in Christ.

Remember that you carry within you precious cargo.  It is Christ Jesus in you, the hope of glory, and it is not you they reject, but The LORD.

God is giving everyone plenty of opportunities to accept or reject The Gospel, and when we go through our day and we encounter people, we must begin to ask The LORD to show us the condition of people’s hearts, and to continue to offer them the gospel and eternal life through Jesus Christ our LORD.

Had that woman heard, stopped walking, received, and repented of her sin, she would have been saved.

Remember that you may be the last person people see before they pass away.

The Gospel is free, but it will cost you everything!

“Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.  For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.  For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?  For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.  Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”   Matthew 16:24-28 KJV


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Forearmed & Forewarned is Wisdom

I know everyone who is a believer and doer in Christ can sense that information is progressing much quicker.

I know everyone who is a believer and doer in Christ can sense that information is progressing much quicker.

This is much like it appears in the bottle of sand in an hourglass.  The sand may appear quicker, because there is less sand or time to go.

But by no account am I a date setter, but it doesn’t take much biblical knowledge to see all the signs coming at us and endless social media reports and chatter.

Never in the history of the world has information taken on such a massive highway and life of its own, virtually going global overnight.

Just as a spider weaves a web, the internet and world wide web has connected the globe and space with just a click.

Did not Jesus predict HIS coming?

The LORD told us we would not know the day or hour but that we would know and perceive the season.

“Let not your heart be troubled… In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I AM, there you may be also.”   John 14:1-3

“So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”   Luke 21:31–33

Did you know that living for Christ causes Division?

Did you know that when you are obedient to God, you carry within you that same power of Jesus that will stir up even the demonic due to your gifting, as you carry within you the Good News?

Yes, the closer we draw near to God in prayer and fellowship will cause an uproar of rage around you.

And surprisingly, you did not do anything to warrant it! It swirls around you because of the light of who and what is inside of you!

Beloved, you have the goods and demons know your name and know the name you speak!

“Jesus, I know, Paul I know — but who are you!?”   Acts 19:15

Beloved, you carry within great and precious promises, the divine nature and furthermore believer, you carry precious cargo like gifts, talents, spiritual weaponry, and lastly, the part of you who lives forever and ever while temporarily we must abide in our earthly shell that houses our soul and Spirit.

Beloved of God, we have no time to waste, we have entered a season unlike any other.

We must realize what we have learned in our time with The LORD and in Churches needs to be spread abroad by the Holy Ghost in us!

We must begin to prepare the people of God so that they are ready and equipped.  AND we must spread The Gospel!

True Revival shall come on the heels of great turmoil, upheavals, and tribulations.

One day very soon many people will begin to ask where they can hear The Words of God!  We must be prepared and equipped for such a time as this.

“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold”   Matthew 24:12.

In America, many in Church are hiding in denial.

Most leaders keep preparing within the programs of the Church, instead of preparing the Church for what is coming!

In the USA, many still romanticize the way we were as a Christian nation.  With the majority of “Christian” Churches, they are enamored with leisure, entertainment, television, movies, videos and instead of being separate from the world, we are conforming to the way the world is AND that is scary.

The LORD has been dropping these things while in my prayer time.  He is showing me that the United States of America, historically rivals Rome before her fall.

Rome’s love of absolute power, brutality, and love for leisure were renowned.

Ancient Rome was the center of all sorts of lusts, perversion of all types, alcohol, violence, and Rome loved brutality in entertainment.

Rome’s entertainment was enormously renowned as they tortured Christians and would release them into the coliseum and cheered as they loved to watch the Christians try to run but others would be tied, and they released various types of beasts and the sport was to watch the animal capture the Christians kill and eat them.

These brute beast Romans loved to torture the Christians and would dip them in oil tie them up to a post set them ablaze for the Romans to be able see and light the way.

But today, what about our way?  There is not much said about idolatry in America, we think we have educated ourselves beyond such pagan rituals!

“And others had trial of cruel mocking and scourging, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment, they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins being destitute, afflicted, tormented, of whom the world was not worthy, they wandered in deserts, and in mountains and in dens and caves of the earth”   Hebrews 11:36-38 KJV

The passion of Roman culture for entertainment was enormous.  During the reign of Claudius, 93 days each year were expressly devoted to games and spectacles.  By the end of the second year the number had risen to 135.

The Roman Coliseum was an arena of butchery.  It was in this coliseum that many of our Christian brothers and sisters were given to the lions and other forms of terrible torture.

The brutalizing effect of the arena on Roman society was hard to comprehend.  How could so many people of “culture” fail to condemn this practice?

Christians were unpopular partly because their rites were widely misunderstood.  The communion rite especially.

The Romans thought that Christian arrogance and impious behavior towards the gods of Rome, must have angered the gods themselves.  Thus, natural disasters such as earthquakes and fires, were sent by the gods, and then were the fault of the Christians.

Nero had self-acknowledged Christians arrested.  Then, according to their information, large numbers of others were condemned, for their anti-social tendencies.

Their deaths were farcical, and the Romans enjoyed entertainment and dressed the Christians in wild animals’ skins, and they would watch and laugh as they were torn to pieces by dogs, or crucified, or made into torches to be dipped in oil then ignited after dark as substitutes for daylight.

Persecution has a way of stripping our masks and hypocrisies.  For those who truly believe the gospel will not compromise it, even unto death.

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death.”   Revelation 12:11 KJV

The responsibility is not just for leadership but for all believers in Christ.  Have we prepared the people for all that is coming?

Has the “Church” turned into another social corporation all enamored within their four walls, with the few and no more?

During the heat of Rome’s persecution, many Christians found sanctuary underground. In a place called the Catacombs.

Many tunnels and caves were dug out under the city of Rome to house the underground Church.

They worshipped, prayed, taught, lived, and died in those caves while persecution raged above.  They buried their dead in dug out places in the porous rock and sealed them in.

I think of all the entertainment we have as a Church . How entertaining will it be when they start taking us to jail or killing us for our message?

Will Christianity still be appealing to us then?

I see a most bitter cup coming.

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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