Flames, Washington, and the Cherry Tree

“I shall display My Splendor in 2020,” says The LORD of Hosts. “It is in the purification of My People that these shall learn of My true fire!”

I shall come with cleansing, refining, a demonstrating fire, with those who have learned the way of fire and they shall walk in the midst of the fire and shall not be burned!

“What tarnish that is among them shall flee away in the fire!  For this is about My Prophets and My Leaders who speak My Decrees and establish My Statutes and agenda!

“I shall display My Splendor in 2020,” says The LORD of Hosts.

“It is in the purification of My People that these shall learn of My true fire!  Fires shall burn and consume all of that which is dead, twice plucked up by the roots.

“They lie and deceive to split My Agenda in Washington like the time of the cherry tree.  As sure as I speak and not delay, their dilemma will be found on their own head and their undoing and all the promises they made to the people shall be found wane and wanting.

“My axe shall split the party they hold dear.  Instead of seeking Me, they sought evil decrees and lies that benefit their own devices.  To murder the unborn, to kill the innocents, to raise up the idol of Moloch and attempt to rub it in My Face!

“My beloved, I have heard your prayers and I AM establishing that this nation shall once again render “In GOD We Trust.”

“I indeed shall raise My axe to be laid at the root to see what has borne evil fruit.  I shall stir up an eastern whirlwind to fan the flames!

“For in the place of My power, I shall rebuke with the very flames of My fire,” says The LORD of Hosts.

“My fire and sword shall plead with all flesh!  For in the midst of the fire and raging storms you shall press and know that I AM LORD!

“There too shall be strange fire to mimic My anointed ones.  These shall use an accelerant to pour out and cause strange fire to deceive and demand that My people follow them.

“What has light to do with darkness?  You shall fully know them by My Fruits.  For My fire shall burn away anything not pure while strange fire deceives declaring enmity to what is your God-given plan!

“Do you not know that My Fire of Revelation burns up deception?

“My beloved continue pressing into Me as many are becoming flames of fire.  Think it not strange concerning the fiery trial that comes upon you to try you and prepare you!  Give yourselves to Me,” says The LORD, “and walk about as flames of fire and in your midst, walking among the candlesticks.

“Hear the word of The LORD.  There shall be a trembling and a shaking in the house and senate and a remembrance of My promises that I AM bringing full circle.

“These that say let The LORD be glorified shall be your joy and the others shall be greatly ashamed.

“As a woman comes to her time of delivery, and in her pains she resists the process, however, in her liberty, as her pains grow strong she learns she must go with the waves and winds, for it is only then will she be crowned and the establishment of the man child shall rule and reign, bringing great glory and honor to My Name” says The LORD of Hosts!

“For, behold, The LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.  For by fire and by his sword will The LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of The LORD shall be many,”   Isaiah 66:15-16 KJV.

“But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, The LORD cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; how that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. and of some have compassion, making a difference: and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh,”   Jude 1:10-23 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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The Torch of a New Day

This has been a very severe season of testing and trying and the objects of the test and trial were being tested too.

This has been a very severe season of testing and trying and the objects of the test and trial were being tested too.

Dying to the flesh is not fun, it is hard!

However, it is the only way that we are made strong that we may rise to newness of life!

It is during these times that we find out new things about ourselves that we can really see what we are capable of, shockingly so!

Satan knows our weakness and he is trying us in all forms, as his desperation is evident to stop us any way he can.

He knows we are understanding more of who we are in Christ and he plans in advance to take us out.  He devises plans in advance for months even years for one moment in time!

The believer who knows who they are in Christ are tested and if we weaken in any small way, and sin, it opens up a crack in our armor and when that happens, the enemy bombards us in that area with all he can muster up because he knows that this is the only way he can get legal authority to attack us when we open that door and sin.

But once we know where we failed we must quickly repent and close that door quickly and tell the devil to go!

So, all of those many plans the devil spent on you are broken in a moment!  Tell the devil to go!  And give the devil no more place in your life!

It is when things seem like your alone and nothing is working right or no one understands, this is when we are tested and tried the most.

We must know even in the darkness when things are foggy to be happy alone with Jesus in following His way.  If we don’t, we can begin to look for other things to partake of and get into big trouble!

Do not let the devil bait you!  The enemy knows your weakness and he will use bait that is especially something you are weak to and he will hook you!

The enemy is an assassin and he is out to suddenly aim at your character to discredit you and ruin your name and life.

Have you noticed major change?  And it appears many of your friends are gone and you are all alone?  That is when the enemy tries and attacks us!

As I was praying, I heard the song from the 1970s by Johnny Nash called “I can see clearly.”

Lyrics  ©Johnny Nash,

“I can see clearly now the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way, gone are the dark clouds that had me blind, it’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day, I think I can make it now the pain is gone all of the bad feelings have disappeared, here is the rainbow I’ve been praying for, it’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day. Look all around, there’s nothing but blue skies, look straight ahead, there’s nothing but blue skies.”

The LORD wants you to know you came through, you broke through the test and you overcame the trial of your character and he is proud of you!  You said it is written!  Glory to God!

You are emerging from the dark clouds and you are stronger, you are wiser.  You are emerging and you are being shown that you are real.  I can see many emerging from the dark clouds and moving straight ahead towards the bright sunshine.

This is where things are changing as you have passed from death to life and you are growing through these experiences and choose life!

I see you are carrying a torch-lit up for others who are weak to follow the light of God’s anointing who also emerge but are tattered and torn, but these too will see the torch of God’s anointing and be healed and restored from the trial they suffered through.

This has been cycles and seasons of trial, tests, and the things you lost will come around again in time.

You walk in what you have attained!  There have been cycles and patterns for you not to pattern after anymore, “for when a man’s way pleases The LORD he will make even his enemies to be at peace with him.”

You use to pray and you struggled to ask God why can’t I pray, why do I struggle to pray?

God wants you to know at the very thought of prayer and attempts to pray in the darkness, every word was heard.

Though you felt alone and that God did not hear, you were being tested to not trust in your surroundings, but you pray anyway and The LORD your God was testing you for prayer isn’t a feeling, it’s a fact that is spoken or thought towards God.

For thus says The LORD, “I look for one who doesn’t take My presence for granted.  Your personal responsibility is to have clean hands and a pure heart.

I see the wounds of war with scars all over my body, these things are not hidden but in full view. 

These are battle wounds and they speak of history for others to follow behind you too that will learn from your victories and defeats.

The deep places you desired have a heavy price.  These things you have wanted to see are happening.

You have been jealous of other’s relationships when everything I have is yours.  Why do you seek after another’s gift or destiny?

Faithful brother, do not get angry at your prodigal brother who returned with great happiness to My House.

Everything I have is available to you but these who return were lost but they found their way by the torch that opens the way.”

“And he said, A certain man had two sons:  and the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.
And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.  And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.  And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.
But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.
And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.  And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.
And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.  And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: but as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.  It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found,”
   Luke 15:11-22.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Your Power of Attorney

No matter what and where our destiny lies, God has calculated a plan for us that is affirmed and confirmed by The Will and Word of God!

No matter what and where our destiny lies in The Kingdom, God has calculated an ultimate plan for us that is affirmed and confirmed by The Will and Word of God!

However, it is only conformed into us when we take the third piece of the pie that makes us the whole.

The Holy Spirit is hovering over the land looking for those who receive Jesus as LORD and He comes and abides in us.

When we are in agreement with The Holy Spirit and filled with Him, it is Christ in us the hope of glory!  The enemy cannot stop a believer who knows who they are in Christ!

The enemy’s top calculated plans of events are being revealed.  Even now, as we seek The LORD, we find Him when we seek Him with our whole hearts.

To be on top of the many things that are thrown at us daily, it is mandatory that we must learn to make time and take time, to become still, small, and quiet in our prayer time.

I relish my quiet time in silence.  When I take a hold of me and quiet myself from all the noise, distractions, and the many hindrances that the world pulls at me, I can finally hear Him!

In this day and age of massive amounts of communications, distractions, and temptations, it takes strength of fortitude, and discipline to grab on to your day to be able to hear that still, small voice, and know He is God!

We find Him as we seek Him with our whole heart — and He is not far from those who diligently seek him.

” ‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,’ saith The LORD, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart,’ ”   Jeremiah 29:11-13 KJV.

As the enemy’s plans of events are being revealed; we can know them like marks shown on a map.

It is said that The LORD’s mind is on you for good, but the enemy’s mind is on you to ultimately destroy you anyway he can.  But greater is He Who is in us, than he that is in the world!

There are many plans added by our enemy to keep us too busy so we don’t have time for God.  And these plans may be good ones with well-meaning individuals, but just because there is a need, doesn’t mean we must fill it.

We must keep God first, even when it comes to ministry related business.

God has secret plans and doesn’t give us much information to go on, but expects us to grow and to have faith and trust in God.  With each addition though, we can see perfectly where this conflict strategic goal is!

By Faith, as we align ourselves with The LORD’s will, He will be with us and for us in the earth.  I describe these as marks shown on a map — revealing the areas of turmoil.

For wherever you see and experience turmoil, the enemy is always behind the scenes trying to cause territory to be stolen and for some he does it legally because we forget who we are in Christ.

“The law of The LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of The LORD is sure, making wise the simple.  The statutes of The LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of The LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes,”   Psalms 19:7-8 KJV.

Jesus was tempted in the wilderness as He fasted and prayed and part of the temptation He endured was when Satan presented the entire kingdoms of the world which he would give, if Jesus would fall down and worship him.

Legally, Satan possesses the ground in this world.  But Jesus, the Son of Man, knew who He was, and His identity was focused and understood according to His purpose on earth — yet He was a son and He learned obedience by the things He suffered.

Jesus, the son of man, knew Satan had legal rights to the kingdoms of this world because of Adam’s failure.

“Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.  Then saith Jesus unto him, ‘Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship The LORD thy God, and him only shalt thou serve’,”   Matthew 4: 8-10 KJV.

Satan tries so very hard to keep us ignorant and from ever learning the truth:  Jesus Christ imparted All power and all authority to the Church.

We have that power, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead, abides in the believer.

Satan doesn’t want us to know or develop faith in the written Word of God, nor does he want us to pray and develop a relationship with The LORD.

He knows that if we develop that God-given power, we will be unstoppable and he will lose major territory and souls.

Now the enemy isn’t going down easy, so it is in the battles that stretch our faith in God’s Word.

The enemy bombards us with doubt and unbelief to keep us from our inheritance in Christ.  We have this power in earthen vessels with God in our prayer life and also, we learn decrees and declarations by the spoken Word.  The Word is forever settled in heaven.

In this present darkness, a light is shining and it is God’s destiny arising in His Remnant, who carry the legal Power of Attorney given to us by our LORD Jesus Christ who is our advocate, the one who stands in-between accusations the devil tries to serve against us, to keep us bound by lies.

Jesus gave us Power of Attorney to decree.  That gives us the powers and the rights that Jesus has, to act on His Behalf in our ever-increasing territory and in all the world, including harvesting souls for The Kingdom and the financial matters that accomplish it.  God finances His Ministries!

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I AM with you always, even unto the end of the world,”   Matthew 28:18-20 KJV.

Amen.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Legacy Shift

The collected fruits of character that were of the old Legacy, will not be at all like the new, but shall yield much more fruit for The Kingdom of God!

I see a Legacy Shift and Changing of what was, to what is.

The collected fruits of character that were of the old Legacy, will not be at all like the new, but shall yield much more fruit for The Kingdom of God!

However, the enemy will attempt to torment those who are transitioning because of the old and will seek to keep those in torment of new directions, thinking the old was better due to seemingly loss of friends, and past advances that were comfortable to remain in.

During this Legacy Shift, you will have a tremendous sense you are in a very real new place unlike other times before.

It is important to keep your eyes up to Jesus, for you have never gone this way before.

As you listen to His voice, very soon it will cancel out all other voices and there will be so many new things:  new people, new avenues, new outreach for the gospel of Jesus Christ.

You will find that the circumstances of the Shift will change from what was older to what will be much better for you and The Kingdom.  Because this is a point in divine time for those who have been prepared by God to Shift into a totally new thing.

“Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it?  I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.  They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them,”   Isaiah 48:6-7 KJV.

A Legacy Shift is a major change of state of existence that happens in heavenly places by Christ Jesus.

It isn’t just a story of some one’s life, it’s about totally brand-new things they will do, new places they go, and new goals they will accomplish for The Kingdom of God in this world.

A Legacy Shift is a brand-new chapter or rather a book that has reinvented a person’s life for the gospel.

It will be the story that a person leaves behind to be remembered and memorialized in the libraries of heaven.

Your Legacy Shift announces there are new pathways to your life that will guide you into new decisions and directions leaving a greater witness to the cause of Christ in your life and in the world.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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If I Hold My Peace

A meeting on the Taming of the Tongue made a great impact on me and I immediately could see myself in those words taught.

Back in the 1980s, I and my family had attended several Churches for a number of years.

Being in the military, we moved quite often, so this particular Church I speak of I was there over three years.

I had served three Churches prior to being licensed and ordained into the ministry.  The third Church I and my family attended was a very pivotal Church in my growth and releasing me into the leadership in that particular Church.

I attended as many meetings as I could and usually was involved five days a week in various groups and was used in prayer meetings, women’s meetings, teaching, prophesying, and putting it strongly, I was involved!

I was so hungry for God and hungry to learn all I could absorb.  I remember being in a ladies’ meeting on Wednesday and the subject that was taught was, The Taming of the Tongue.

That meeting made a great impact on me and I immediately could see myself in those words so I decided that a fast was in order.

In my desperation to get control of my tongue, I started a fast for as long as it would take.  I know this may sound funny to some, but in taking control of my tongue I put duct tape on my mouth and kept it there until after five p.m. when my husband got home.

However, I continued fasting, keeping my tongue under control for two whole weeks.  I only spoke after five p.m. if absolutely necessary and of course in taking care and guiding my small children.

I had so many phone calls I could not answer, and my husband at the time was continuing to berate me and harass me continually about anything and everything, but in all of this, I refrained from retaliation and took it in silence.

In prayer, I asked God to help me.  I was so serious about learning how to hold my peace so I continued, but it wasn’t easy at all.  It was so hard!  I felt so abused and beaten down inside, and weary with all the accusations and harassment of my husband.

The second Sunday in the two weeks fast I, my husband, and three children were getting ready for Church when all hell was in my house.

My husband ranted and raved like a possessed man against me.  I held my tongue and peace.  On our way to Church, I held on to God with all my heart and refrained from reacting to his curses, abuse, and harassment.

When we finally arrived, we took our seats and I was so beaten down that I couldn’t even praise The LORD.  I sat before The LORD and just wept.

On our way home, he was still harassing me and belittling me, making me feel so bad and all I could do was cry and talk to God to help me.

Once we got home and I changed clothes, I went to prepare our lunch while he continued to provoke me.

But on this day I could feel anger building up inside me.  I couldn’t worship God at Church nor have peace in my home and I felt like my nerves and reserves were swiftly going away.

Well, he said all sorts of ugly things and criticized what I fixed for lunch and then I lost it!  It was like I was a cornered animal that lashes out.

I thrashed out big time, calling him all sorts of names and words I won’t say.  I promptly left for my bedroom, but as I went I knew I had sinned, as the scripture came to my mind, “let not the sun go down on your wrath, neither give place to the devil.”

“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil,”   Ephesians 4:26-27 KJV.

Well, as I laid on my bed upset, I knew where that scripture was, so I turned to another part of the Bible to avoid it, because I didn’t want to hear that scripture, nor read it.

But then my eyes landed on another passage of scripture as I laid upon my bed crying.

“Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.  Selah,”   Psalm 4:4 KJV.

As I laid there not wanting to hear it, I asked God why is was that I had to be strong, while he gets away with everything!   It was all about my rights!

But what we need is God’s rights and His right way!

All I could hear was that I needed to go to him and ask for forgiveness and do it that night.  Well, I rebelled and I hung on to that anger I had towards him that night.

When I woke up on Monday morning for prayer at 5 a.m., I began to pray and The Holy Spirit immediately told me, “I will not talk to you until you ask for his forgiveness.”

I always hunger to hear God’s voice and I had to hear now.  So there was no option, I had to obey because I had to hear The LORD!

As my husband was getting ready for work, he was stomping through the house in a demonic fury.  When he stomped into the kitchen I could feel his anger, but I yielded to The Holy Spirit and said to him, “I am sorry for all I said.”

Then he promptly told me, “You should be!”  I gritted my teeth not to speak and said to The LORD, okay I did what you said, now it’s your turn.

As my husband stomped through the house in anger and prepared to leave for work, The Holy Spirit told me, “His truck won’t start, and your car won’t start either.”

I sat on the couch and listened as he walked out the door.  Sure enough, his truck would not start, then he left the truck and attempted to take my car and it wouldn’t start either.

As he walked back in the house, he looked bewildered and told me his truck would not start either, neither would my car.  I told him I know.  In shock he said how did you know?

I told him what The Holy Spirit said and that he needed to deal with these issues and repent before God.  In shock, he sat down across from me in a chair and closed his eyes.

While he was silent and I sat and prayed, the anointing came strong on my left hand — like lightning — and The Holy Spirit said, “Tell your husband to stand up in the middle of the room, put his hands up in surrender to Me — then you are to put this hand on his head.”

This was a hard thing to say, because of his strong pride and I resisted for some moments.

I had to obey because The Holy Spirit was so strong on me.  I told him what The Holy Spirit said and shockingly, he willingly and immediately stood up in the middle of the room and he put his arms up and stood there with his eyes closed.

Then I got up and laid my hand on his head and immediately he fell backward and was out on the living room floor!

He was out for a long time.  When he finally was able to get up, the devil was defeated and there was peace between us and his attitude totally changed.

What a revelation that was to me and that experience has forever branded my heart!

It is so true, we must forgive speedily so that God can work for us.  Many times, we don’t realize how we hinder our own prayers by getting in God’s way and we cancel out our words and curse our own lives because we fight our own battles.

I learned a valuable lesson when I hold my peace and let The LORD fight my battles, victory shall be won.

We must learn to get out of the way.

I heard something I never ever heard before, The Holy Spirit said, “Unless you forgive him, release him and let him go, I cannot work in your situations for your good.  And because you fight your own battles, it ties my hands to fight for you.”

Well, at times I am reminded of this experience at how The LORD “vindicated” me when I chose to do it God’s way.

It will work for you too if you work it, and God will turn everything around for your good because you love God and are called according to his purpose.  Amen?  Amen!

“Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.
Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.
For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: but the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.
Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?
Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh,”
   James 3:3-12 KJV.

“If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain,”   James 1:26 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Going Around in Circles – Pt.2

I have wondered how many of us have ever felt like we’re running in circles, like a cat or dog chasing its own tail?

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I have wondered how many of us have ever felt like we’re running in circles, like a cat or dog chasing its own tail?

Another illustration comes to mind; how many of us run “like” the hamsters’ wheel while in the cage; bound to its circumstances and limitations going nowhere.

How many of us spend enormous amounts of time and energy doing something, but we end up achieving nothing?

In prayer, I saw myself looking out of a car window in a relatively fast-moving vehicle.  In this vision, I was focusing on the right-side window.

I knew there were trees, sky, and colors, but my focus through the window was a blur to me.  I knew that many things were happening all at the same time as a person perceived their space differently compared to mine.

As the other passengers and the driver of the vehicle were looking ahead and talking and laughing although I couldn’t make out their words.  But in short, there were so many situations happening all at the same time in that vehicle.

I had a greater awareness of the Spirit and my surroundings that I had never realized.

The vehicle in this vision represents a ministry, the other passengers were talking and enjoying time together as we were moving in the midst of many things in our busy lives.

Sometimes we fail to comprehend that when we are too close to something we are involved in; it is like the old saying, we are too close to the forest to see the trees.”

Sometimes we need to stand back and reflect on our thoughts and actions and why we do what we do.

How much more does The LORD have in store for us!  In His desire, he delights when His children wonder in amazement and remain star eyed in innocence as our whole being clings to our childlike delights with our Creator, Abba.

Learning and having a greater awareness of His presence is a joy unspeakable and full of glory, were but hard to be uttered.

Abba God takes great delight in enjoying His children and lingers in their pure love for Him realizing that they chose Him not by coercion or fear but by their own free choice and will!

Love conquers, love breaks down walls, love shatters the wounds to get to the heart of a child within each of us.  Abba will move heaven, earth, and hell out of the way for His beloved children. His desire is that we come to know His amazing love as He is known.

God is love and everyone that truly loves is born of God and knows God.  In our limited understanding and existence, it is hard to fathom why the creator of the universe and beyond, would want to be bothered with such wayward children.

When we come to understand the simplicity of His love and how He made and designed us individually in His image, it is truly amazing.

Father God so desired that we would choose to know His love and to know the secret of simplicity in His sight.  When we know we are loved by the ultimate, Abba Father, there’s no need for competition, no need to vie for His attention, thinking that one gets more attention than the other.

There is no jealousy, envy, strife, contention, or division; for we all can access him as His children at any time.

In His eye and hand, we are secure. In knowing that He created us for His pleasure and purpose, we have a divine family!

He lovingly makes us understand that we are not misfits anymore!  No one else can fit the place He has for us, but us!  His plan was Love; simple as that.

The simplicity of Christ was twisted by that twisted spirit Satan that fueled the thoughts that we serve a God that deceives us and works us like a taskmaster and that we can never please. With our offering as children, we are simple.

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ,”   2 Corinthians 11:3 KJV.

There are no measurements to a child for we are forever amazed and humbled to wonderment as to why such majesty would want to know me?  And you?

He didn’t want or desire beings that had to perform for acceptance, nor were we perfected to amuse him.  He isn’t impressed with the wisdom of this age when He is the ancient of days!

For unless we become as children we will not enter The Kingdom of Heaven.

However, we are learning to lean on Jesus more.  Learning to depend as a little child would with Jesus.  This positioning causes us to become strong against the enemy because of the weightiness of His Glory of resistance!

It is not we who live, but Christ in us the hope of Glory!

We have found opposition has actually pushed us closer to The LORD in intimacy and fiery fervency!

We are the temples of The LORD our God and He fills us ‘the temple’ with His glory so that the fullness of His presence resonates.

Satan does not go after people who are NOT a threat to his agenda.  He goes after those who shall make a difference in this world with God.  Your greatest moments in God come on the heels of great tests and trials.

So, we will be one as He and the Father are one.  The goal of unity in the church is an awesome feat!

However, we all in the body of Christ must find our place and purpose so we all can function within the fullness of the Godhead bodily, with His goodness and favor.

Everyone has a purpose!  But we each must find our own path and way to obedience to the faith and by picking up our cross and following Him.

Oh, how HE loves us beloved of God!

“And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.  For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.  As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus The LORD, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power,”   Colossians 2:4-10 KJV.

See also Part 1

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Will You Go Around in Circles?

I have wondered how many of us have ever felt like we’re running in circles, like a cat or dog chasing its own tail?

Part 1

 

Since early this morning, I kept hearing a song in my head from way back in 1972 when I was twelve years old.

The part of the lyrics I heard was, “Will you go around in circles?  Will you fly high like a bird up in the sky?”   (See “Will it go round in circles” Lyrics and song by Billy Preston)

I find in my own experience that when God is trying to make a point to me, He gets my attention often with music.

Music can tend to help us remember things; at least for me anyway.

As I heard those lyrics go over and over in my mind, suddenly in the Spirit I saw an Eagle, rising up and free from the circle of the earth restrictions and it was mounting up higher than I have ever had seen or fathomed!

I beheld circles of obstacles that many of God’s people were bound to. I could see the frustration, hindrances, and the tortured minds having gone in circles for so long and never able to get free!

On the earth, this Eagle finally broke free and mounted up so effortlessly!  Then the eagle soared moving with the wind currents as it flowed in the varied atmospheric pressures.

As I beheld this vision, I heard,  “Beloved, even the very winds obey and will come to your aid and rescue you as they obey Me, says The LORD.”

Study Isaiah 40 beloved!

“It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in,”   Isaiah 40:22 KJV.

No one on ground level could see what was up ahead, as there were so many distractions and unplanned events that were waged and planned by the enemy’s conspiracy to distract and hinder the Army of God.

From those higher places above, the Eagle carried super-smart ability to pinpoint and make out the name of specific targets in many places.

The eagle could see the distance involved on all fronts.  The specifics were discerned by the eagles trained eye and its ability to see the strategy that had been set in motion by the enemy!

The LORD wants to encourage you beloved!  Although we cannot see everything or hear, or feel anything, God still has a plan for each of us.

When things continue to come in up like a flood, God has proven to us that HE will raise up a standard against the enemy!

Beloved, we are that standard God is raising up!  You are part of HIS end-time plan and your Spiritual DNA and path are already laid out for your life!

For some, you have wondered why it has taken so long and issues so frequent that have weakened you.

Many of you have questioned as to why you must go through such adversity.  Some of you have questioned the validity of your very own salvation.

Our part and our responsibility through all this adversity are to remember who we are in Christ and to keep our heart and mind stayed on The LORD.  We were created for such a time as this, and we have what it takes in this end-time Army!

We must learn to pray in the Spirit everywhere we go taking dominion over each locale we go through.

Yes, you have jobs, responsibilities, along with many hindrances, and distractions, but beloved, God has factored in all these things!

God isn’t a taskmaster!  He doesn’t reveal things for you to do without giving you the time and equipment.

You will not or have not missed a beat in your due season!  Be encouraged beloved of God!

See also:  “Going Around in Circles – Pt.2”

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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