The Illuminating Exposure of God’s Love

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How great is your light?

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

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

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

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

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

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

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Dead Men Walking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I  wept so long, then I heard the Scripture,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Forearmed & Forewarned is Wisdom

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

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

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

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

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

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

Did not Jesus predict HIS coming?

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

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

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

Did you know that living for Christ causes Division?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In America, many in Church are hiding in denial.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will Christianity still be appealing to us then?

I see a most bitter cup coming.

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Mediocrity or Death of Vision

When everyone gives up on us — or more importantly — you give up on you, you settle into mediocrity.

When everyone gives up on us — or more importantly — you give up on you, you settle into mediocrity.

Since what was, or what you thought is, is all over and seemingly has lost all hope, after some time we accept the death of the Vision or Dream, and give up on all the others we had put your confidence and trust in.

What usually ends up happening when all Hope dies, is settling into the current set of circumstances, because it appears that what we placed our Faith in, no longer is valid, and we really see no direction.

We just end up settling into a place of death of vision, or just retire to a life of sparingly or mediocre growth, having no spiritual meaning in our lives anymore.

We had been so hopeful about what great things we thought things would turn out to be.  This is much how it was for Peter when he denied The LORD Jesus three times, and his hope was all lost — so, he went back to fishing.

“Simon Peter saith unto them, “I go fishing.”  They say unto him, “We also go with thee.”  They went forth and entered into a ship immediately, and that night they caught nothing.  But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.  Then Jesus saith unto them, “Children, have ye any meat?”  They answered him, “No,” and He said unto them, “Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find.”  They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.”   John 21:3-6 KJV

Martha and Mary too fell at the feet of Jesus and wept over their brother Lazerus, who had died.  They had sent a message to Jesus when Lazerus fell sick.

They cried and said if you had been here our brother would not have died.  However, Jesus knew what He had to do in waiting on purpose.

Sometimes God will cause circumstances that cause waiting on purpose.  In the silence of waiting patiently, we are refined and defined.

When Jesus arrived, Lazerus had been dead for four days.  Jesus — as the Son of Man — identified with the grief and sorrow that filled their lives and groaned, wept, and felt the pain they suffered.

He was familiar with their feelings and what they suffered.  However, God had set up for an eternal event of a supernatural encounter!

This encounter with The LORD Jesus Christ would eternally be remembered, as the countless number of believers would one day identify with this event.

The LORD will allow everything to die, and everyone to lose hope in that death of the event and it will stink.

Everyone lost hope in Lazarus — and Jesus showed up four days after Lazerus’ death.

Jesus said to “Roll away the stone!” and He went on to say this, “Did not I say that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”  (John 11:40)

After they removed the stone from the place where Lazarus was laid, Jesus prayed and thanked God that He heard Him, but all this was because of the people, so that they would believe God sent Him, and Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”  And he did!  (John 11:43)

Jesus Christ knew Lazerus had to die, and He knew when He had to go to Bethany, because He had to let everything die, so that the result of the story is all about Him!

We too.  As things seem to die in our lives, God knows how long it takes to realize and understand that we will finally know the results of a story, is all about Him and His Glory!  For no flesh will glory in His Presence!

“Now Jesus was not yet come into the town but was in that place where Martha met him. The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, she goeth unto the grave to weep there. Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, and said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. Then said the Jews, behold how he loved him! And some of them said, could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died? Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.”   John 11:30-45 KJV


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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