The Childlike Soul

The LORD has not forgotten those who have walked with Him and served faithfully in all humility.

To HIM who sits on the throne and unto the Lamb forever and ever, we give you all blessing, honor and glory and power forever! Almighty God, the Majestic Creator of all things and All Glory to you for those things to come!

“To those who have walked with Me in the cool of the day, and have served Me faithfully in all humility, I have not forgotten your works, and labor of love beloved!

I AM here right NOW to make all things new again! Yes, you can begin again right now, My beloved! You have never denied MY Name in thought, word, or deed!

You continued to hold My Hand as we walked the narrow way, even when you thought you were alone and others were so far away!

Yes, many, even those who thought they knew you never understood you! It was for MY divine purpose and set time devised by My Own Hand!

But, I want you to see the greater wisdom beloved! I have set thee as a plumb line of innocency, against My House.

Yes, many have misunderstood you, even those closest to you. Even your very own thoughts have betrayed you, all your life!

Can you now look back and see the greater wisdom of your life?

As a child you always remained close in My Thoughts and life, though very misunderstood your whole life. Even among the outcasts, you remained an outcast.

But I crafted you as a child that cared more for MY thoughts than other voices that spoke.

As a child you saw injustice and rejections, even in your own family! You stood and spoke out for those who were rejects and the off scouring of this world!

You stood in the gap for injustice, for you fully identified yourself with another children’s injustice! In all your life and steps, I crafted you to cross over every barrier that was made, and become as they are!

There was no boundary of religious degree, or ethnicity, or injustice that kept you from finding them!

However, I have found a pattern of deceit that I AM breaking NOW, and for all of those who come in your future.

You so identified with many who thought that they only deserved the crumbs from their master’s tables.”

“Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. And a Canaanite woman from that region came to Him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is miserably possessed by a demon.“
But Jesus did not answer a word. So, His disciples came and urged Him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” The woman came and knelt before Him. “Lord, help me!” she said. But Jesus replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
“Yes, Lord,” she said, “even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
O woman,” Jesus answered, “your faith is great! Let it be done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.”
Matthew 15:21-28 BSB

The woman keeps begging Jesus, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David,”

Does this sound like the Jesus we know?

The Canaanites were first called, Syrophoenicians who lived in the Promised Land prior to the arrival of the Israelites. The Canaanites worshiped idols and Canaanites were considered enemies of God.

In calling this woman a Canaanite, was to make her known as a total outsider, unworthy of God’s Grace.

God is making an important point here, even though the disciples wanted to send her away. Jesus did not send her away.

First, he is silent. The amazing part about this woman was she wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. Even in her ethnicity, being known as dogs, she still believed in Jesus and knew He was the Messiah!

She knew her only hope was in the “Lord,” the “Son of David.” And Jesus teaches us of her faith as the reason for finally granting her request, regardless of her ethnicity and status in life.

Major changes are on the horizon! There are only the limits of your own mind!

Those who are downtrodden, God has sent me to give you some Great HOPE! “Hope deferred makes a heart sick.” God is making HOPE Spring again!

For truly in God’s wisdom, a child amounts to much in God’s Kingdom. Regardless, of religious degree, or ethnicity, or whatever social injustice that has kept you from finding your purpose in God and your place in life; God is NOT bound! Man may be bound by many things, but God’s Word is not bound! God’s lovingkindness has no bounds, and He is pursuing you, overtaking you, and recovering all!

In the mighty Name of Jesus!

“Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.” 2 Timothy 2:8-9 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Unlocking Regions to Cross Over

The LORD says, “It is the hour to ‘cross over’ to possess and take the land of promise! For now, I shall go before you!”

“Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle against The House of The LORD, because they have transgressed My Covenant, and trespassed against My Law. Israel shall cry unto Me, ‘my God, we know Thee.’ Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him. They have set up kings, but not by Me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.” Hosea 8:1-4 KJV.

“It is the hour to ‘cross over’ to possess and take the land of promise! For now, I shall go before you!

With the innocence of a child, in those who speak in My Name, I shall rule and reign supreme! These are the sons of The Living God, who carry the man-child within.

But with the rod of reproof and iron, I shall deal with all those who despise and deny My Name! (Revelation 2:27)

Although the enemy seeks to devour the innocence of the man-child, it is much, more, profitable to fear almighty God, and take your courage from Him, and Him alone!

God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. Darkness must flee at the sound of his name and the light it brings.

In child like innocence, I proclaim that these, who made such a mark on My Fatherly Heart, have such purity in innocence, that exudes and radiates the glorious light of My Presence!

These eagerly sit at the highest place! In childlike wonderment at My Feet, for their story has made an indelible mark upon My Heart, and these are the apple of My Eye, and they are tattooed on The Palm of My Hand, and nothing can pluck them out!”

“Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of My Hands; thy walls are continually before Me. Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee. Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith The LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth. For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away. The children which thou shalt have, after thou hast lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, the place is too straight for me: give place to me that I may dwell.” Isaiah 49:16-20 KJV.

“Behold, all their walls are ever before Me! If anyone touches the innocence of one of My little ones, it is better that they tie a millstone around their neck and throw them in the midst of the sea.”

“Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:4-6 KJV.

“Be strong! Yes, be strong! For I know you! I know what I have invested and imparted within you! You are me, and I AM you! And you are fully functional and, well known, by Almighty God of the Heavens and Earth.

Yes, your activities have been monitored, surveyed, and have become well known, by the demonic realm. But be assured, I have a Plan!

The darkness shudders at the sound of My Trumpet and they tremble at your sight! They shriek in terror, as their plots and schemes are disclosed everywhere! Legions crumble, and fall as you carry the light of the dawn!

Do you finally understand who you are in The Kingdom of The Living God?”

“Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of The LORD shall be thy rereward.” Isaiah 58:8 KJV.

“With His Ascension, He took captivity, captive and gave gifts to men. For truly He has given His remnant, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, and evangelists to equip every part of His Body for this last day.

His Message is a clear herald sound to awaken! You must awaken in every way!

What has kept you and, what has stood before you? What has kept you from becoming fully operational?

You that carry My Message in your heart’s mission on the earth, so that these will align themselves according to His Will. In doing so, you will bring and bear witness to the Truth, to reveal those in these last days message.

This is a Decree and Declaration and a point of no return! You shall cross over! Never look back again, for I AM restoring all things in My Latter Rain!

These shall walk into Kingdom Alignment and Advancement! It is time to cross over through all the chaos, upheavals, injustice and judgements and calamity storms that rage. Fear not! Take possession of your soul.

I AM bringing forth the restoration of all things and The Latter Rain outpouring unto all the earth, reconciling man and God in preparation of The Harvest before the great and terrible day of The LORD! The enemy seeks to devour the child.

Remember who you are!

Remember the Power that I invested into you and put your total trust in, and remain committed to Jesus Christ, your LORD and Mighty Warrior!”

Put your total trust in Jesus, and make it so now, Jesus Christ!

The time is drawing very near. Rend your heart and not your garment and return to full devotion to Him!

God will manifest the seriousness of the hour! God will blow out, cast out, and clean out The Church! God shall set it in order by His Command.

Judgment has already begun in The House of God, and you, as a part of The House of God, you choose this day whether you be hot or cold, yes or no. There is no passive choice and lukewarm has been cast away.

God shall cause us to reap whirlwind uprooting everything in the path.

Now faith is! Before God speaks, and releases, He first shows His Servants the prophets!

We have passed over beloved! Now is the time to take, and possess your souls! Take it and possess your land, and take possession of everything God has established for you! Into your hand, take it, and do all things as unto The LORD!

We have much to do and much is coming to this Nation, and the majority of The Church do not want to hear, but soon they will seek it out and finally will hear, and then listen!

Know those who labor among you and keep alert. Friends are hard to find, but spread The Word seeds all over, and when it is time, come among those of like heart, mind, and spirit, for truly refreshing will come from the presence of The LORD Almighty!

Jesus came from Prayer and then chose 12 disciples. Know those among you who are part of the inner circle. Become familiar with these feet that bring good news! God has made room for us!

The time is drawing near and many are at the fork in the road. The choices you are led to take, may not be easy, but as you commit your ways unto The LORD, you shall be established.

Cast all of your cares to The LORD, for He cares for you! Abide in Him, and He will give you strength to endure all things beloved!

“Moses said to the people, ”Do not be afraid! Take your stand [be firm and confident and undismayed] and see the salvation of The LORD which he will accomplish for you today; for those Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you while you [only need to] keep silent and remain calm.” Exodus 13:13-14 AMP.

“Your local, national, and international regions are being unlocked, and all Doors will opened before you!

As I open before you, you will carry My Anointing and The Light of My Glory! The Harvest is plentiful beloved!

Give heed to everywhere you go! Ask The LORD to expose hearts, so that you may touch the very issues of their lives. And as their heart is laid before you before you, touch them at their greatest need.

You will see My Works in the deep, and as you go deeper still, you shall be amazed how open these precious ones are to your message of hope.

Region’s are going to be unlocked, unchained, and all Doors, will open before you! You will carry My Anointing and The Light of My Glory!”

I must warn and wake up The Church to speak to the dead, so they will arise and shine and that Revival will remain, and that many will arise from death to the newness of life, and many souls be saved and delivered and discipled and return to the Truth of God’s Word!

Man cannot bring conviction to a soul. Only The Holy Spirit can!

We must pray in advance and in going, that His loving kindness leads the lost to Repentance. Speak accurately and make no flowery speeches or lie about how easy it is to follow Christ.

Picking up The Cross, has never been a popular message, ever! However, let them know that they can find total fulfillment in their lives!

For in knowing Christ as our lover, friend, and creator, is when we learn to seek Him daily and there is no greater love and need serving Him as LORD!

Once that Holy Spirit conviction comes, God gives them free will and free choice. If they choose repentance and turning away from sin, then they can experience continual Revival.

“You must prepare My People with what is coming! It is the time to form Houses of Safety, and Refuges, for truly times of refreshing come from The Presence of The LORD.”

Selah and amen! Oh LORD, Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Selah and amen!

We must PRAY that God gives us Grace so that we will be about The LORD’s business! These are times like none other. It is a very dangerous time, and times of disillusionment, and spiritual blindness. We must Pray!

“Behold, the days are coming,” says The LORD God, “When I will send hunger over the land. Not hunger for bread or a thirst for water, but rather [a hunger] for hearing the truth of the words of The LORD! People shall stagger from sea to sea [to the very ends of the earth] and from the north even to the east; they will roam here and there to seek the word of The LORD [longing for it as essential for life], but they will not find it. In that day the beautiful virgins and [even the vigorous] young men shall faint from thirst.” Amos 8:11-13 AMP.

“Listen carefully, I and the children whom The LORD has given me are for signs and wonders [that will occur] in Israel from The LORD of hosts, who dwells on Mount Zion. When the people [instead of trusting God] say to you, “Consult the mediums [who try to talk to the dead] and the soothsayers who chirp and whisper and mutter,” should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead-on behalf of the living? [Direct those people] to the law and to the testimony! If their teachings are not in accord with this word, it is because they have no dawn.” Isaiah 8:18-20 AMP.

“But this I say brethren; The time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none, those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess, and those who use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away.” 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 AMP.

 

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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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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