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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Decree and Declaration — The Divine Take Back!

The greatest and most devious, fought for conspiracy of hell against you, is to keep you out of your prayer closet at any cost.

The greatest and most devious, fought for conspiracy of hell against you, is to keep you out of your prayer closet at any cost.

If he, Satan, can keep us prayer-less, he keeps us powerless! Then the enemy can gain a foothold and spiritual ground in our lives, to bring chaos and confusion.

We believers have the blood-bought rights of our salvation, weaponry, armor and our inheritance, and we have a hotline to Heaven! Praying in The Holy Ghost.

The First Rule to remember in Prayer Warfare: Your flesh is not your friend — it’s your enemy. Your flesh will agree with the devil and will fight against your own soul!

In the beginning stages of Prayer Warfare, the devil will strongly use slumber and sleep to lull you into laziness, slothful complacency and apathy! Even when you are wide awake and begin to Pray, you will become so sleepy!

Take authority over it and press in! Then, he uses people to interfere and fight Prayer. Satan uses whomever and whatever he can to steal your valuable time in Prayer!

This is his greatest offensive play and he uses it everyday. Arm yourself with that, and be equipped with this understanding that by interfering, he will try to keep us out of Prayer with everything he has in his arsenal.

He knows, if you find out who you are, and what you’ve got and what is available to you…. he knows he will lose ground in your life and in everyone you influence in your life, and your life to come!

If this Message brings a stirring in you to righteous indignation against the devil, it is supposed to. And it is time.

This is your Word. Do you want total Victory in Christ? Then you need to actively take your flesh captive and bring it under subjection and make it obey you.

Take the reins back. Take the control back to your body and using your mouth and words to command your spirit and decree a Press!

Yes, decree a Press! Yes, it is time to press into God in a sanctified (set apart) Prayer and consecration and tell that devil to get out of your life and family! Tell that devil to go.

Hear the sound of the trumpets and Decree, Declare, and Establish Victory in the Name of Jesus. Hallelujah, and Amen and Amen.

“Put to death, therefore, the components of your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5 NKJV.

“But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.” 1 Corinthians 9:7 NKJV.

“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” Galatians 5:24 NKJV.

“I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.” 1 Corinthians 15:31 NKJV.

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore, I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NKJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Tumultuous Times and New Beginnings Are Here!

This is a Warning for prayer purposes! We have entered a Season of NO RETURN! Things will never be the same again!

This is a Warning for prayer purposes!

We have entered a Season of NO RETURN! Things will never be the same again!

These days that we NOW live in, are unlike any we have heard of or witnessed! We are responsible to hear God for ourselves.

Do not rely on others or put all your trust in man and their information. Research it for yourselves, and prove His Word.

Heaven and earth will pass away but God’s Word shall never pass away! God’s Word will always stand the test of time!

Child of God! Seek The LORD while He may be found! Be vigilant! Fight the fight of Faith and don’t give up!

Everyone needs to seek God in prayer and in God’s Word. We must learn to pray without ceasing and keep our mind on The LORD.

Beloved of God, I cannot help but Speak and Write! I must Warn for Preparation! Because of God’s Great Justice and Mercy, He is Warning His people to be ready and remain ready. The wise virgins were ready when the sound came! (Matthew 25:1-13)

This Nation is going to go through a lot more upheavals, judgment, and greater shaking, but remember, God’s got a people and He keeps and cares for His own!

God told me the Greatest Revival will come on the heels of and during the most tumultuous times in the history of this nation and the world! It is Harvest Time!

To the child of God! Seek The LORD while HE may be found ! FEAR NOT! God hasn’t given His beloved children a spirit of fear!

He has given beloved Power, Love, and a Sound Mind! There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out ALL fear. To those who fear, have not been perfected in love.

The fear of The LORD is the beginning of Wisdom!

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV.

“There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love].” 1 John 4:18 AMP.

Put no trust in a religious system, put no faith in traditions. Put your trust in God’s Word! When fearful things happen in this nation, look up for your redemption draws near!

“Take with me your share of hardship [passing through the difficulties which you are called to endure], like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service gets entangled in the [ordinary business] affairs of civilian life; [he avoids them] so that he may please the one who enlisted him to serve.” 2 Timothy 2:3-4 AMP.

Each one of us must press into God! We must trust HIM to lead us in all situations and stay connected locally if you have a God ordained place of safety! If you do not have that local place of Pastoral Care and prayer covering, remain connected online and by phone as necessary!

We are beginning to open our home for prayer, fellowship and ministry the first week in September.

Everyone needs to find their place in God and stay put. We must corporately pray for the others. Please pray and continue to trust God in ALL ways!

Watch out for those who are weak, and sick, and those who are not mature in The LORD, and pray for The LORD to guide them.

The fields are white ready for harvest! Be aware of every place you go. Ask God to give you divine appointments to share the gospel, give them the message, and invite them to fellowship! Please keep us in your prayers also.

If you have no fellowship or church home, AND if you are led to connect with us. Currently we are offering pastoral prayer covering on-line and prayer requests on-line, then on the 3rd of September we open our home for prayer, fellowship, and ministry to those in the region of South Western Virginia, Lee County, and the town of Jonesville and outlying areas.

I am a licensed and ordained minister since February 1990. I am Accountable to God first, AND Accountable Under Dunamis Power Ministries, based in Fredericksburg VA.

I have pastored two churches in the past. The name of our ministry is New Beginning Ministries International.

If you want more information, you can glean and follow me on Facebook under my name of Sherry Edwards Mackey–Webb. Or, you can find my writings at http://newbeginninginternational.net or click on His Kingdom Prophecy then click authors, scroll down to find my name.

There you will find all sorts of articles, teachings, prophesy, and testimony. Also, if you Google my name you will find many of my writings all over the world as The LORD had me start a website for prophetic reasons in 1998.

We got started and connected through Bill and Marsha Burns ministry with the help of their Web Technion. We are so grateful for their help!

New Beginning Ministries International is NOT listed as a 501c3 organization. However, the Ministry will Tithe to other ministries, as we individually Tithe and give offerings as led by the Spirit of The LORD.

Locally, if you are in the Lee County Virginia Region, and are interested in prayer gathering, fellowship, and Holy Spirit Ministry, we begin September 3rd, 2021.

If you feel compelled to connect, leave your information on my Facebook page PM or Messenger. Let us know who you are and where you are located. If you need further information, like directions and such, we will post this beginning in September.

If The LORD leads us differently, any changes will be posted on my page. We will keep you informed and I will be checking messages periodically every day for prayer needs. I may not be able to answer you right away, but when we get the messages, we will pray ASAP!

“And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not stop teaching and preaching the good news of Jesus as the Christ.” Acts 5:42 NAS.

In Closing:

Be aware that those infected with the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 are more likely to spread the virus before developing symptoms than are people infected with earlier version.

Updated info can be found at cdc.gov. He wants us to hear what His Spirit is saying to the churches!

When you find your home base, and place of ministry, get planted, rooted, and stay put as much as possible. There is strength, endurance, and blessings that come in being connected.

Be prepared for the second wave!

Be advised by habit to continually stock up with non-perishable goods in your homes as much as possible.

Be aware of your immediate surroundings and also what is happening around town and your local area and neighborhood.

Be aware of what is happening in the nation. For being for-warned is to be for-armed so that if you know about problems, dangers, and events before they happen, you can be well prepared ahead of time.

God is a good Father!

“Surely The LORD GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7 KJV.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV.

“For it is the time [destined] for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not respect, believe, or obey the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17 AMP.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Motives, Motives, Motives!

I have discerned some very serious issues that need to be corrected in The Body of Christ today.

Biblical Word Study — “Motives”

I have discerned some very serious issues that need to be corrected in The Body.

The LORD led me to reveal some various ways that these issues surface in The Body of Christ.

Motives : The Bible has a lot to say about our motives. We can have good motives, or bad motives.

A motive is an underlying reason for any action. These motives are given place in our thoughts and are communicated then once communicated, activated.

This can happen physically, spiritually, and emotionally, as these can be written or spoken words; however, they reside and all begin in the battlefield of our mind.

Since motives can be good or bad, we must realize that we must discern properly there origin before we speak them, once they are out there, they are really out there!

“All the ways of a man are clean and innocent in his own eyes [and he may see nothing wrong with his actions], but The LORD weighs and examines the motives and intents [of the heart and knows the truth).” Proverbs 16:2 AMP.

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 AMP.

“Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but The LORD weighs and examines the hearts [of people and their motives].” Proverbs 21:2 AMP

“Let everything you do be done in love [motivated and inspired by God’s love for us]” 1 Corinthians 16:14 AMP.

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 AMP.

God wants to Admonish YOU!

Admonish : To teach, warn or notify of a fault; to reprove with mildness (According to KJV Dictionary)

Compete : Contend, contest, to strive, to outdo, or excel. Compete implies having a sense of rivalry and of striving to do one’s best as well as to outdo another to compete for a prize . To Contend suggests opposition or disputing, as well as rivalry. (Dictionary.com)

The Curtain Unveiled

Competition is a vice. It’s something that the cares of this life embrace; It’s selfish and degenerating.

It’s like a dog eat dog world, or I must top him before he tops me. Or it’s stepping and stomping over people in grinding their mark in dung heaps to attain a lofty place, by trampling their goals, dreams, and visions to death; and treating them like they are worthless trash, having no regard or care for what it does to them.

Or the granddaddy of them all, the ultimate! …I’m In Charge! I am selfish and self-absorbed and full of Pride and I get there by any means necessary!

Even witchery and manipulative silence, degrading the undercurrents of the soul! It doesn’t matter what cost are involved — because, I’m in control! I will allow nothing to top me, for I control the throne of my life!

Boastfully then, how do you expect to conquer me when I am already there! (Church?)

You can’t play King of the Mountain when I own the mountain!

Pride, stubbornness and idolatry are the foundations of my throne! And Self can conquer with no humility or care; for Self, rejected them, before they rejected me! Don’t you see? it’s all about ME!

Competition has no place in the life of a blood bought child of the living God.

A person who seeks to ‘compete’ against a man or woman in The Kingdom of God has not learned humility, brokenness, or servanthood.

All these are lessons we must learn first before we ever lead or do anything in ministry. We must conquer Self!

I remember a very vivid event that happened to me in 1984 after I was baptized in The Holy Ghost by Fire!

The Spirit of God consumed me and I was like a Fire storm spewing all over. After I moved to San Antonio, Texas, I had this Fire and sought God for where He wanted me to plant myself in a Church.

After fasting and praying for three days, I suddenly heard a phone call. To my amazement, it came from a woman who introduced herself letting me know she lived close by and wanted to invite us to Church.

When she said the name of the Church I marveled as it was the one I thought we were to attend.

She further spoke letting me know when the Services were and women’s Meetings and such. She was one of the pastors’ wives a the Church.

Well after that, I was beside myself and just knew I had so much to share and say about my conversion and Baptism of Fire!

So, I planned to attend a fairly large Wednesday women’s group. I packed up my briefcase with Bibles and my Concordance and I just knew I had to help these poor people know what happened to me and get them straight!

Here I came into a meeting with all my materials and I moved around towards the middle of the meeting. As I was about to say something, The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “Sit down and learn! You don’t know as much as you think you do!”

After that rebuke from The Holy Spirit it took me three days to get over that rebuke!

But guess what? I got over the rebuke and repented and began to learn the lessons that I thank God for to this day! I learned by experience, what humility and brokenness were.

And to this day I continue learning over and over, and I learn with eagerness. In secret, The LORD Jesus and I developed a very deep, deep, personal, intimate relationship with The LORD.

I served in Women’s Ministry and was groomed by the Founding Pastor’s wife whom I love dearly. I was called on to teach a lot.

Also, it was there that a vision given to me a few years back, began to unfold. I touched the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.

And what God told me years back in private began to surface. I still struggled with God’s choosing, because I am a woman, and it took years for me to fully accept His choosing and office.

When the Gift of Prophecy began to manifest in Services (1 Corinthians12:10) she recognized it and helped and encouraged me to yield to the Anointing.

Then not long after that, The LORD moved on me extremely strong to prophesy to the congregation! I was scared, but I feared God more than man, but it was so strong but intimidating with over 3,000 members!

But I yielded to The Holy Spirit as it rose up from my belly into my throat and mouth and I quaked and shake like I was holding a live electrical wire! (I still feel HOT fire and like electricity today often).

To my amazement it was received and confirmed as I shook when I fell back!

All I could say was, “WOW God! This *OJT is something else!”

This was a ministry of over 3,000 members and I learned to serve in many ways, especially in conjunction with menial tasks. Like cleaning toilets, kitchen *KP duty and other needs that were met. I was learning humility in menial tasks.

I learned to submit to authority as unto The LORD. I did each task equally as important; from the toilet to the pulpit! In all that I did, I did it all as unto The LORD as service to Him.

Coming under Authority was truly a blessing of servanthood and a true blessing to have that coverage. I learned and I followed the lead as I was led.

I learned that God is a God of order in every capacity. As I served, the desire to learn more increased along with deeper prayer and fasting, and greater humility and submission. I learned how God promoted people into greater service of authority and divine order.

I was groomed in teaching ministry to women, home ministry, led prayer teams, citywide street evangelism outreach ministry, prayer rallies, conferences, and then I served the eight sets of pastors as the liaison by keeping up with all new converts and new members that were assigned to their various zip codes. I learned so much and was planted there for three years.

I was so grateful and humbled that God taught me so much, but little did I know at that time how that foundation of service, humility, and brokenness would carry me through every part and pain of my life, 37 years later today.

“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, are comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” 2 Corinthians 10:12 NKJV.

Competition biblically, isn’t good behavior, as it pertains to gifts, talents, ability, and or position.

When we have one heart, one mind, and one accord makes for a powerful weapon against division and disunity.

Another aspect of competition is to see ourselves as independent one from another and independent from the will and mind of God. (Study 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 (below))

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run [their very best to win], but only one receives the prize? Run [your race] in such a way that you may seize the prize and make it yours! Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is disciplined and exercises self-control in all things. They do it to win a crown that withers, but we [do it to receive] an imperishable crown.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 AMP.

Division and competition in The Body of believers are a stench in God’s nostrils. He sees competition as motivated by self and pride blinding his body.

When there is unity there will be power. Jesus prayed that all might be one, as the Father and He are one.

“That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.” John 17:21 KJV.

When Christ’s love is in action, we have a common mission. The independent competitive spirit is broken. Satan’s accusations are silenced.

Our love for each other is manifest, and the lost will see our love in action and it will be overwhelming! For with HIS lovingkindness HE leads us to repentance!

How can they not fall head over heels in love with Jesus when HE is unveiled and made manifest in us! It is Christ in us the hope of glory! HIS Kingdom come, HIS will be done on earth as it is in heaven!

When you focus on serving others, your need will often be met through God’s Law of Serving, Sowing and Reaping. (2 Corinthians 9:6-9)

When God calls me to give and serve with my time, finances, and other resources, God always measures resources back from all different sources.

We don’t serve others to get, we serve in obedience to give unto The LORD. However, when you do serve others, there is a Kingdom Principle that works on your behalf as fruit of your service.

Like a real old song,

“You cant beat Gods giving, no matter how you try.
And just as sure as you are living
and the Lord is in heaven on high.
The more you give, the more He give to you,
but keep on giving because its really true
that you cant beat Gods giving, no matter how you try.”
(Written by Doris Akers)

Have you given heed to being an independent spirit within The Body of Christ?

God is calling us to a higher Kingdom Purpose that has no competition. He instructs us to serve others. When He leads us to serve we must realize, we are literally serving Him!

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves. Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this same attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus [look to Him as your example in selfless humility]. ” Philippians 2:3-5 AMP.

Are you seeking to help break down walls of competition among other Christians? Do you want to break the competitive spirit in you and your ministry? Begin to do something for others which you get no benefit.

Do ALL things as unto The LORD! That means no matter what you do, do it as if Jesus Christ Himself is standing in front of you in the flesh! That will help to break down a competitive independent spirit.

God will test you. He will ask you to do something, it may provide provision, benefit, or not. You may think you received less than you deserve, but whatever He asked of you, should always be done in obedience to The LORD.

What Are Your Motives?

If you start measuring yourself against others in The Body, you will try to form control and manipulate that measurement, thus falling into sin.

When we fail to trust God for the outcome of our destiny, it is pride. Satan’s mission is to destroy your effectiveness by creating disunity and competition among His body. ( 2 Corinthians 10:12 )

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Psalm 133:1 KJV.

We must let God make room for our Gifts instead of us pushing, driving, or plowing ourselves in.

“A man’s gift (given in love or courtesy) makes room for him, and brings him before great men.” Proverbs 18:16 AMP.

It is the Gift within you that God himself keeps the key to bring your success!

Learn to serve, learn to be content in the back, and learn to be quiet and work with your own hands, learn to bow out of flattery quickly.

Learn to be patient allowing God to reveal you in His time. We can’t make anything happen so give room for God to make your place sure.

When God promotes everyone will know it! God has the only handbook that comes with your gift! Let God reveal your gift in His season and timing.

“But when you are invited, go and sit down [to eat] at the last place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; and then you will be honored in the presence of all who are at the table with you.” Luke 14:10 AMP.

If you are frustrated and discouraged feeling like a fish floundering in shallow water gasping for air, being almost beached, there’s an answer.

Repent and swim, swim and swim back into the deeper places with God! Stay true to The LORD for the rest of your life and find a fellowship and gain strength from one another.

If you are trying to climb a religious tower to fit in, there’s an answer. You will never fit in. Religion is a return to bondage, return to the lover of your soul and don’t settle for religious spirits lists of do and don’ts.

They have a form of Church but have not the power. From such turn away. Make the Word of God your only standard to live by and reject all others.

The Holy Bible is our map, our guide, it is our handbook for life and knowing it will keep you safe. Make the Word of God your standard, may the Word become flesh in you!

You were made to house the presence of God in your inner man, and nothing else will satisfy your needs. But you must ask him to rule and reign in you as you obey and as he sits on the throne of your heart

If you are climbing a so-called latter of success and trying very hard to please the elite ministries or ministers, there’s a answer.

Flee the hirelings, they come with a false anointing. To know God’s Anointing is to know His Word and know Him intimately in Prayer.

Let no man deceive you, if it doesn’t line up with God’s Word, run, run, run and don’t look back!

If you are trying to be around and rub shoulders with supposed anointed ones, in hopes it will rub off on you, there is an answer.

There are NO short cuts to God ordained Ministry. There are no short cuts to maturity, and especially no short cuts to Ministry.

There is a danger in these type of Ministries and there is a lot of hype. Instant this, and instant that! That isn’t God’s way!

I will tell you what will accommodate you though: Demon’s may rub off on you, and get over you and get in you!

Moses was a meek, gentle, loving, lowly of heart, man of God. It took God 40 years to prepare Moses in the wilderness before He sent him to his destiny.

Before The LORD sends us, He will season us well. The LORD will make 100% sure we are ready, due to the hefty price tag attached to our lives for the souls of men.

Leaders must give a hefty account of everyone whom Christ puts into our care and we are accountable for their souls, and every word we speak.

Study to show yourselves approved unto God — a workman who needs not to be ashamed rightly divides the word of truth, (2 Timothy 2:15 * Study the whole chapter).

*Spiritual Strategy for Growth: Biblical Word Study “Motives”

*OJT = On Job Training

*KP Duty = KP duty means “kitchen police” or “kitchen patrol” work under the kitchen staff .

10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name. 16 Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.” 1 Corinthians 1:10-17.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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