Foundations of Our Faith Series – Pt. 2

Christian believer!  God does NOT put you into cringing, scared to death, insecurity, worry, and fear!

 

Part 2 – Continuation of “Repentance from Dead Works.”

“Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection (maturity), not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment,”   Hebrews 6:1-2 NKJV.

1:  The first foundational doctrinal truth is the “Repentance from Dead Works.”

Before I start, I would challenge each of you to follow up on what is presented and do a word study on the word “perfect” throughout the Holy Bible.

You will find various meanings for the word “perfect, perfection or perfected.”

Correct meaning and understanding happens only when we are in the context to the entire Holy Scriptures!

Only then can we rightly divide the word of truth and understand its meaning.

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth,”   2 Timothy 2:15 KJV.

When you read the word “perfect” in this teaching, you need to look up the original meaning in context to all the base point passages of scripture.

While Paul calls us not only to imitate God (Ephesians 5:1 KJV), but also to imitate him (1 Corinthians 4:16, 11:1 & 2 Thessalonians 3:7).  Paul denies that he is perfect (Philippians 3:12 KJV).

Yet, Paul calls the believers to share the excellence of life that Christ bestows on us, (Colossians 1:28, 3:14 KJV).

Hebrews speaks of the perfection of God’s children, stressing that it is the result of Christ’s death on their behalf.

“By one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy,”  (Hebrews 10:14 and cross reference Hebrews 11:40, 12:23 KJV).

A key New Testament verse for understanding perfection in the Christian life, is found in (Corinthians 12:9).

“But he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made ‘perfect’ in weakness.”

Believers are made perfect if they have received the gift of God’s grace in and through Christ.

Christ came to earth with THE eternal mission of love.  He chose and willingly suffered an unimaginable, horrible death, becoming THE pure spotless Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!  He is our peace and has broken down the middle wall that divided us from God.

The 18-inch curtain that separated us from God, was ripped from the top to the bottom when he died.

Thus, making the way open for us to come into the holy of holies by a new and living way through the veil of His flesh! His death opened the way for all those who call Him LORD.

He is the author of our soul salvation and in His ‘perfection,’ he exchanged with us, what we could never do!

By receiving Jesus Christ as Lord, He made us right with God once and for all! When we received Him as Lord and savior we inherited His many benefits.

“Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.  Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah,”   Psalms 68:18-19 KJV.

When we understood our hopeless condition and the revelation of our total alienation and sinful life from God, we cried out to God to save us!

That beloved was the most amazing revelation we could imagine or ever understand!
Jesus Christ took our place!

We should have been totally separated from God!  But God!  Beloved of God, there was an exchange that took place at that very moment when you cried out to God!

Jesus Christ finished our payment of sin through the travail of HIS soul, being perfectly spotless, sinless, and totally righteous!

He gave and exchanged his perfect life ‘once and for all’ for all those who have received Him as LORD!

When we received the ‘Gift of Salvation,’ that paid and totally covered all the righteous decrees and demands of the law, once and for all, with His willing sacrifice on Calvary! Beloved, He took our place!

Jesus did for us what we could not do, and all to him we owe!  Through Jesus’ abiding “perfection,” He continues to make the way open for us and he ‘perfected’ that which concerns us!

Beloved, the Law, Religion, and Tradition are not our friends!  These influences will continue to send onslaughts against you.

Why?  Because they are on a serious quest to keep you from freedom and the simplicity in Christ!

The opposite of trusting faith is fear!  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom!  That is where we start; at the beginning!

To receive wisdom, we reverence God!  As Children, we can understand that Abba God loves and teaches us, and only wants what is best for us.

God is the perfect parent!  He is a good Father and He doesn’t make mistakes in our rearing!  God is not like earthly minded imperfect parents.

Satan doesn’t want you to see or know that the highest rank and power in the Kingdom of God, is that of a little child!

All of heaven backs up “A Child of God!” Especially one who knows who they are in Christ!

Satan wants to twist God’s Word and His nature and character to that of an angry parent that you can never please or measure up to!

Satan wants to keep you from developing as a Child of God, so he twists the scriptures and uses all sorts of false religious doctrines, and fear tactics, to misrepresent who God is!

Christian believer!  God does NOT put you into cringing, scared to death, insecurity, worry, and fear!

We are to reverence God and respect, and honor him as our Father!  Faith and fear cannot abide together!  One will cancel out the other!

When we get into trouble, Father God disciplines us for our good that we partakers of His holiness.

What good Father doesn’t discipline his child?  His Love and devotion toward us is always motivated to do what is best for us!

Yes, even when he must correct us, it is always for our good!  God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind!

Perfect love cast out all fear for fear hath torment, those who fear have not been made perfect in love.  Being perfected in love is when we understand that God is not against us, He is for us from beginning to end!

Child of God; God’s perfect love toward us liberates us and we finally comprehend that we have life and peace in knowing Abba God’s nature, and character, and His amazing love for us!

Read Hebrews 12:7-13….

“If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed,”
   Hebrews 12:7-13.

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love,”   1 John:4:16-18 KJV.

Satan wants you to believe the lie.  That God isn’t good, that he doesn’t love you, that he is out to get you, and that you will never be good enough to measure up!

Well part of that is true; You will never measure up to God’s standards in your own strength and power!

Satan doesn’t want you to know about the goodness of God’s liberating power and the simplicity that is in Christ!

Do you remember when you were first saved, and how wonderful, powerful, and liberating it truly was to be free indeed?

If the enemy cannot stop us from receiving salvation, he will come at you to twist the scriptures about every promise Christ has done and provided for us.

The devil will go after us with a Religious spirit to bring us back into bondage and under a yoke of slavery!

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage,”   Galatians 5:1 KJV.

As I close this portion of teaching, I will leave you with this preview.  There are many religions and denominations in Christendom that teach that you must follow Jesus AND obey the Law.

These two cannot coexist!  It is like a magnetic force that pushes against each other; These cannot come together; It is impossible!

There is an ongoing war of darkness, and their mission is, to spy out our liberty we have in Christ in how he set us free and their motive is to bring us into bondage!

What Jesus Christ accomplished for us is so amazing, and so wondrous!  Many people, including Christians struggle saying it can’t be that easy!

But beloved of God, God meant for it to be so simple that a child can understand!

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Foundations of Our Faith

The doctrine of repentance from dead works is absolutely foundational to our faith.  All of us have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.

 

“Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection (maturity), not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment,”   Hebrews 6:1-2 NKJV.

The first foundational doctrinal truth is the “Repentance from Dead Works.”

The doctrine of repentance from dead works is absolutely foundational to our faith.  All of us have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God.

All of our works in the flesh, past, present, and future can never make us perfect in our flesh and behaviors to have right standing or security with God,  (Romans 3:23).

Regardless of our activity, works, actions, and behavior; we can NEVER attain the ability to measure up to what Christ paid for us on Calvary!

Christ Jesus did it once and for all! How can we think we could be perfect enough in our flesh by making ourselves right with God apart from Christ?

Christ Jesus paid for us in full and we cannot add to that nor can we take anything away from it.

It is HIS Paid free gift to us!  He paid a horrible price for ALL our sins, past, present and future when we accept HIS free gift to us!

The bottom line question is: Can we be perfect enough in our flesh and behaviors to measure up to what Christ perfectly did?

NO!  If we think we can be perfect enough by the law, then we must do ALL the law perfectly,  (Romans 10:5).

You can attempt over and over to live the “perfect life” your best shot!  However, when we try to be perfect in our flesh, it will only lead you to insanity, and burnout!

NO ONE CAN DO IT!  You will be like the runaway train!

Can anyone become perfected by the law in performance in their behaviors?

If so, then Christ’s death was in vain for them.  Our choice beloved is; Do we live by the letter of the law, or by the hearing of faith in Christ?

If we choose to live by the law then the payment of Christ’s sacrifice was in vain for you.

All of our acts of righteousness are as filthy rags in God’s eyes!  The Father has commanded all men everywhere to repent of their wicked ways.

This belief that we are perfect in our flesh is a wicked way!

“And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.  Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.  But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed.  For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.  And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.  But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?  We who are Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles, knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.  But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin?  God forbid.  For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.  For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.  I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.  I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain,”   Galatians 2:9-20.

“Now we know that what things so ever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.  Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; to declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.  Where is boasting then?  It is excluded.  By what law? of works?  Nay: but by the law of faith.  Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.  Is he the God of the Jews only?  is he not also of the Gentiles?  Yes, of the Gentiles also: seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.  Do we then make void the law through faith?  God forbid: yea, we establish the law,”   
Romans 3:19-31 KJV.

We cannot master the law, or we would have been the master.  Do we think more of ourselves or above God?  Perfection means maturity!  We would never be perfect in our flesh in this life.

Extreme teaching, is rooted in pride and it opens the door to dabbling with the fallen angels that come as angels of light!

They are very cunning and crafty, very expert in knowing how to present themselves and to twist the word of God.

These fallen angels of hell can manifest as glorious looking creatures, such as angels of light with beauty.  These fallen angels have studied man a long time!  They have studied YOU!

They know if they can’t get you coming, they will get you going!  These fallen angels’ mission is in drawing us further and further away from the truth!

Balance is so important! We must return to our foundations and see where we got off.  When we get off balance and off center, this is the time to pull away from anything and everyone and regroup with God!

When we refocus, and get centered back on God and His Word, He will pull us back into focus, balance, and to be centered!  Then He will cause us to be in sync with His order of things!

We must have our foundation settled because if we build anything on a faulty foundation when the winds blow, everything that isn’t built according to Christ righteousness will be blown away!

Our foundation is always Christ in what He did, not what we did!

“Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection (maturity), not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment,”   Hebrews 6:1-2 NKJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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The God Who Pines for You!

Our first ministry is the same for every Christian.  Our first ministry is developing our love relationship and walk in knowing the LORD.

Beloved in all seriousness, we must aggressively “TAKE” our time to pray, not just MAKE time.

Our first ministry is the same for every Christian.  Our first ministry is developing our love relationship and walk in knowing the LORD.

We have a Living God that pines away in hopes that we will choose to love him and choose to give him our full attention.  Our first ministry is always HIM and He is not far from us.

To “make time instead of take time” has a connotation that prayer isn’t as serious in our life as it should be.  What takes up so much of our day that we cannot sit still before the LORD and speak and listen to our LORD?

God wants an intimate relationship with us.  God didn’t create us like the angels. God wanted to make man in His image giving him free will and free choice.

God CANNOT make you love him or make you choose him.  We are free moral agents knowing right from wrong.  All heaven and earth reveal there is a God and we are without excuse.

“God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is LORD of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek the LORD, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.  Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.  And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhereto repent: because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead,”   Acts 17:24-31 KJV.

God wanted fellowship with man that was created “like him” where he could communicate and spend time away with us from our busy day.

God longs for a man that will choose to love him and walk with him in the cool of the day.

That no matter how we deviate in our plans and path, we are to be tuned in to hear him ‘but whisper our name’ from behind the lattice to come away with Him.  He longs for our cohabitation, abiding and delighting in Him.

We are created for His pleasure, but He won’t make us love him or choose him.  He will not and cannot make you choose to love him.

We are to never deviate from our first love relationship.  Relationship with the LORD is foundational.  You never grow up to grow away from that first love relationship.

We can never deviate from that place and expect to build anything else on that foundation that will last.

The storms of life will come and what we have built excluding the LORD’s solid foundation will be blown away!

If we are not solid on our foundation in Christ we build on a faulty foundation of cracks and holes.

God cannot lie but there is another truth that we must understand too.  The other thing God cannot do is go against our free will and choice.

Free will and free choice is the only thing in this life that we fully own.  Free will and free choice will fully cost us something.

When we die and leave this world, we take nothing earthly with us except the choice we made of where we will reside for all eternity.

We choose this day whom we will serve.  When we were born into this world all mankind received the free gift of choice.

When we received Jesus Christ as LORD, we then offered our will by choosing to remain in his house forever. He is not about making us choose Him.

We are free to do with our life anything we wish.  However, when He knocked on the door of our heart, we chose to open the door and let him in.

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me,”   Revelations 3:20 KJV.

There will be no one in heaven that didn’t choose to be there.  When He knocks, it is our choice to open up and let him in.

God will not coerce, manipulate or push His way in.  That is why it is so important to “offer up ourselves to God as living sacrifices holy and acceptable which is our reasonable service,”  (Roman 12:1 KJV)  We must choose to be chosen.

“And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him forever,”   Exodus 21:5-6 KJV.

It is so easy to drift away into the cares of this life and forget where our life stems from.  In the busyness of our lives, so many needs, wants, and other important things crowd our day.

Most of the time as Christians what is sacrificed is our personal, intimate time, with groom in intimacy.

Oh beloved!  How He longingly waits for us to desire to sit with Him and commune with Him.

We are living in such critical times and so very serious that we must maintain a strong connection in our relationship with God.

Prayer, Bible reading, study, worship and obedience to God is not an option.  Neglecting our care for God will carry a severe cost in our intimacy and relationship with the LORD.

Loosing those times and moments cannot be regained.  The enemy will be sure of that by keeping us bound to the cares of this life.

In closing; we Christians have a Living God that pines away in hopes that we will choose to love him and choose to give him our full attention.

Our LORD, King Jesus loves to abide with us, and loves it when we “Take Time,” not “Make Time” for Him.

No matter how far we go in our ministry and growth, our first ministry will always be HIM and He is not very far from us!

Can’t you perceive Him now?

He is closer than your very breath!

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Spiritual Guerrilla Warfare

We must find out where we were in our fellowship and relationship with God at that time so that we can be revived into the current time!

The Supreme court of Solomon is in session!  King Solomon’s wisdom in judgment was displayed over the case of the two harlot’s children.

As King Solomon finished listening to each case, in judgment, he ruled and told the harlots that he would divide the child in half, then he asked for the sword to divide the child.

The harlot cried out to the King to let the child live!  Thus, proving that the true mother would want the child to live even if the child was given to the other harlot.  The true mother said, don’t let the baby die!

Regardless of the outcome of things the truth will always outweigh and prove the false! Even though the outcome of another takes the child, the true mother’s nature will always want the child to live even if the child is given away to another.  (Study 1 Kings 3)

The church has been guilty TOO!

She has played the harlot through her apathy and complacency, as she lost her way.

The first love passion she had was pure, simple, and alive!  She believed she could never fall so hard, and yet in her despair, she forgot all of the times that she walked in the garden with The LORD.

She didn’t realize in complacency that her first love affair was being chiseled away from her very foundation.

You say to each other and to God, that we could never not receive you LORD!  NO?

But you have, by rejecting God’s sent ones to bring godly order back to God’s house.  So many have gone astray from their own devious ways.

Yea, this nation is held up to me in the courts of heaven, and the true harlot mother shall cry out for babe to live, for she was proven that she would rather give up the child to live, than to see its demise.

The Wisdom of God speaks that this child shall live and you shall not play the harlot Church against God!

God himself shall redeem Gomer!  You shall once again know God’s Love for you as He takes you into deeper realms of His Spirit, as you yield to Him.

As Hannah gave Samuel to God, so will the true mother rise bearing much fruit through God!

The child shall be lifted up and he shall live!  Not be split into division!  The true church of the Living God shall give birth again and again, being redeemed as Rahab the harlot was in direct lineage to Jesus!

God shall reveal the heart of the true Mother; THE CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD!

The heart of this nation has been split down the middle, but the woman with the true child shall rise again in this season and rise victorious!

True revival and shaking go hand in hand! Revival and Awakening shall break forth through all sorts of upheavals, troubles, agitations, and shaking all over the earth as we wait for the manifested sons of the living GOD!  YOU were made for such a time as this!

War is hard! Yes, civil war is especially hard in the church.

We are being split right down the middle.  War is more real in the spirit realm as it is in the natural realm.

We have conflict in the church where there is struggle, fighting, warfare and actions that affect the church as a whole.

Satan’s plot and scheme are to divide and conquer and to extinguish all of the light we carry.

Vision: I see great darkness over a town in between two mountains and the darker the night the light begins to be extinguished one by one.

What do we do?  Our light matters and we must bring light to the nations, causing our voices be heard and to speak the will of God into the earth!

We must find out where we were in our fellowship and relationship with God at that time so that we can be revived into the current time!

I heard this, “Guerrilla warfare.”  In Spiritual Warfare we can learn these things.

Guerrilla combat often involves surprised attacks, ambushes, raids, sabotage of vulnerable targets.

It is small bands of people that are usually fighting against larger more fortified targets.

Guerillas move in quickly and keep battles short, by surprising the enemy then retreat immediately as they keep their foes from defending themselves for counter attack.

For all of your little groups who think they are too small, don’t forget that God has heard your prayers and has seen your warfare!

God is moving mightily in the nations with bands of small groups who fight for His plan in the earth!

Earthquake and shaking are happening all over the nations.  Shaking, Repentance, Restoration, and Revival daily… Breakthrough must happen then we are spun, marked for the fire, and handled quick, and to remind each other to not touch God’s anointed.  Like it was when David ran from King Saul!

Do not fear!  I see a map and dark is the enemies place of devising plots plans and schemes against God’s beloved!

The enemy is so desperate!  He knows it has been prophesied that we win! But it is his assignment to command demons to go after God’s voices and your voice specifically!

The Devils charge to the whole demonic realm is to extinguish you out!

In this dark hidden place of the enemy, his strategy is to call you by name.  He is trying to disable and dismantle God’s voices by using people to cause accusations, fear, anxiety, to smear your name and call you false, and not of God!

He wants to intimidate you!  He wants you to move away from any radical voices of truth, those in whom you have found to be confirmed prophets and confirmed voices, causing you to doubt that you ever heard God!

He cannot destroy you, but his motives are to weaken you, harass you, make you obsolete and back away from the front lines of battle!

The enemy wants you to run by making you fall back and go AWOL! (that means absent without leave)

The enemies are after you to make you sick and keep you sick to cause you to doubt and harass you into unbelief and spiritual blindness!

The enemy can only stop you if you believe his lies.  Become militant and tell the devil to go!!!

In Jesus’ Name!!

“If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for The LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love The LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.  Ye shall walk after The LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.  And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from The LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which The LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee,”   Deuteronomy 13:1-5 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Atrocities and Cultural Wars to Freedom

I have been alarmed prophetically, as the sounds of whirlwinds are fanning the flames within and burning me till there is none of me left!

I have been alarmed prophetically, as the sounds of whirlwinds are fanning the flames within and burning me till there is none of me left!

I see the swirling about, as our nation is fighting against herself from within!

A life and death Spiritual Civil War has ensued us and the warfare is rising to the occasion.

Satan wants division in our ranks through whatever means available, so that he can post pone timing.  He has run out of tricks, for the people can see right through him.

He is running in terror as his plans from decades past is coming undone!

The enemy’s plans have been scattered to the winds!  He is not omnipresent, so his plans are few and far between!  The entire demonic regiment is falling apart!

God has stirred up the prophets and prayer warriors and these will not relent!

They are like soldiers running through a troop and leap over the walls!

The enemy is falling back from territory he held for decades!  So now he is desperate to do anything to hinder or stop the Kingdom invasions!

In this great land of America, the devil tried character assignation and promotes his agenda to bring railing accusations against all of those whom God has sent!

To bring lasting change and healing to this great nation of America, we must not give up or let up in prayer and warfare!

The enemy thought he had the winning hand, but The LORD called him on it.

The devil laid out what was his winning hand that he planned for over six decades.  But in one moment, God laid out his wild card and out came Trump, and The LORD triumphed over him!

Many are sensing this warfare, especially those of us who are sensitive to what is happening.

Are we on The LORD’s side?

All of us must choose what side we are on. There is no gray area anymore!

The LORD has set us free from the law of sin and death.  It is in UNION that we find our freedom and liberty.  For in whom the son has set free is free indeed!

This war and battle is for the “Soul of This Nation.”  The battle is critical and we fight for freedom and it is just as real when our nation fought in the Civil War for this nation.

The Spiritual Warfare rages and it is crucial that we be found on God’s side of the War.

These Mid-Term Elections are critical!  I am seriously clear minded about this!  This conviction I have, was given to me by God!

This stance isn’t about Civil Rights, Racism, Bigotry, or many other Prejudices!

I am not saying there aren’t any major issues that need to be addressed in our nation.

With that said, God said in season these issues will be addressed and I will heal them!

There are many bigger issues at hand!  But prophetically we must look at the “bigger picture”.  What do we stand for, and whose side are we on?

I avoided politics, because I didn’t want to offend.  I still don’t want to offend!

I have prayed about my stance with President Trump, over and over.

I knew when I stepped up to the plate, that The Blacks, African Americans, and People of Color would be offended by me.

It was never my intent to offend, but I anticipated this and knew that when I declared my vote for Trump that many would desert from me.

However, it is better to trust God than man!  If everyone leaves, I will remain his in obedience.

I know there are many who will disagree, but God told me he wanted to bring awareness to His People, yes everyone, especially those who really don’t know me except from reading the words God gives me.

My Mother, Apostle, and Mentor in The LORD, is a Beautiful, Black, Woman of Color and she is also Jewish!  I was licensed and ordained through her ministry in February 1990.

ALL of those I ministered with during the years were ALL predominately Black, African American or people of Color.

For those who know me well, they have understood me for years!  I am so sorry that you didn’t know that about me.  I don’t even have a minuscule amount of prejudice in my whole body!

Those whom have known me on-line or off-line; those who have tested the words God gave me, how can you possibly think I was racist and that I am voting for a racist?

I am a woman of God and I love all of God’s people!

The LORD had me again, provoke a reaction to action!  Often The LORD will use a prophet to provoke a message to get to the heart issues.

When these react to that message, it brings with it a call to action!  God is all about getting to the heart of the matter to show us that we need Repentance.

God is very serious beloved!  God desires to bring health and healing to our own heart through Repentance.

He calls us for Repentance first.  Then He desires our families and then Repentance for the Nation!  And Ultimately to ALL the various Races of Peoples of the Earth.

Some “ONE” must stand in the gap for our family and nations!  Why can’t it be us?

We need National Repentance!

How can we have Repentance in our nation when we aren’t right with God about us?

God is getting down to the roots that are buried deep within us and getting down to the nitty gritty of the matter!

God’s desire is to free us from being held captive and hostage!

God has known of the issues that are there.  However, in this place in time right now, we were kept for such a time as this!

You have the potential within you, and the time is at hand!  We need to get serious with God about what is happening right now in our lives!!  This is God’s time line!

The LORD wants to heal our land of all the past suffering, and all of the Social Injustices done in our land and done to our people in America!

I especially identify with those injustices done to my Beloved Black, African American, and the People of Color; those to whom are my Sisters and Brothers in Christ!  I understand beloved of God!

“We” the Church of God in America, must come to identify with these, the beloved of God.

“WE” the nation of America must come together and Repent!

“WE” must turn away from our sin of racism, hatred, and bitterness and we must forgive, so the generational curses will be put to death once and for all through us!

This beloved, is for us and for our families and for our nation! It takes just one person to start the “Fire ball rolling.”

We are a worldwide Church of the Living God!  The LORD told me this issue must be addressed NOW, because the Times are so serious!

The time of The LORD’s favor is NOW!!!  Please Do NOT harden your heart!!

Don’t miss God in this!  He is very serious about bringing HIS church together as one!

We cannot stop all racism but “we” can start with us now!

Today, can be a new day beloved! We must repent of all the hatred, malice, racism and all of the bigotry that has been passed down to us from our blood line!

There are generational curses WE” must repent for in the church, through our family and us!

God cannot send revival, until we first repent for the sins of our fathers! We must turn back to God!

Revival begins with us first, then “we” as a family and nation can be reached for God!

God has the process to bring change; but we must repent personally, and repent as the body of Christ!

Do you want to see lasting change?  We must repent so God can send revival and heal our land and Nation!

We have the answer for ALL the world! His name is Jesus Christ the Messiah, the Jewish carpenter who walked the earth as the Son of Man who sold himself to pay for ALL our sins so HE could bring us together the way it should have been.

The church has many issues, but it has to begin with us and loving God’s people everywhere!

We cannot stop all racism, but we do have the ability to vote so our voice will be heard!

I am compelled with this message for the sake of this great nation!

The reason that God has moved on me politically is because he wants me to cry a loud to plead with this nation and plead to spare this nation!

God has shown me that this entire Mid-Term elections, are being fought by the Christians and the devil himself, through prayer and travail of our soul!

WHY???  Because this is for the survival of the “SOUL OF THIS NATION!!!”

We will either survive or we will die as a Christian nation on this election!

It is crucial that you seek God with your whole heart and repent!  We are in a fight for our Godly rights to live in this nation!

“Hear the word of The LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let The LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.  A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of The LORD that rendered recompense to his enemies.  Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.  Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day?  For shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children,”   Isaiah 66:5-8 KJV.

America worldwide, are one of the newest nations!  Will we kill this relatively new baby of America?

Can this child be “reborn at once?”

Can this nation be reborn in a day?

Can this nation be born again?

For as soon as Zion travails she brings forth her children.

I received Revelation from God about President Trump, and I now support President Trump.

I stand for ALL our rights as Christians, giving us the freedom of religion, and everything that God is and has for us.

Our nation has been great because of The LORD, but our liberties have slowly been undermined.

There is a High Stakes Race unlike anything we have ever seen or will see again in the future!

We God-Fearing Americans face losing all the freedoms we enjoy as Christians.

People of God, I am looking prophetically at the enemy of God; Satan who has been undermining the foundation of this nation by at least six decades.  This nation was founded and built on God’s word.

What does this race mean to me?

The mid-term elections are the finishing line of the race to vote, secure, and keep our nation founded by God’s Word and built on freedom of religion!

But my decision in this race is all about protecting “the Soul of this Nation.”  This baby must be reborn and live to declare the works of God!

My convictions have everything to do with our freedom of religion and the foundation as one Nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all!

What about rights?

I want you to see this prophetically; Look at the unborn children.  These whom their mother has the right to murder her own baby?

This nation has been held in the balance and found wanting.  Will we vote to maintain that this nation founded on God’s Word and securing liberty for all of us?

Or will we continue to murder innocents after the god Molech in the Bible?

Molech was an Ammonite god who demanded child sacrifice. The people would offer their firstborn by burning the child on a metal idol.

They believed that the Ammonite god would ensure financial prosperity. The children of God were strictly forbidden to this form of worship.  (Jeremiah 32:35, 2 Kings 223:10, Leviticus 18:21 KJV)

The Ammonites didn’t believe in the sanctity of life.  And in America today, the god Molech is alive and well!

We frown on the biblical example of child sacrifice that is spoken of in the Bible, but the abortion industry today is sacrificing babies for the idol of financial greed.

We are no different than what the people were doing in the Bible.  We have such moral depravity that if it wasn’t for God’s patience, grace and mercy we would have already been destroyed.

We could have fared as Sodom and Gomorrah but God is giving this nation another chance!

We cannot afford to miss this chance!  We must do our best to help people to wake up!

God-Fearing people wake up!  And stand up for the nation to return to The LORD!

What statement does our nation represent with those who want to take God out of everything?

Do you realize if we push God out and to erase our history as a God-fearing nation, don’t you see and realize what could happen to America?

We have offended God and he is angry about the blood of innocents that cries from the ground!

God has created us and blessed us as a nation!

But by our actions and beliefs do we say we don’t need him anymore?

How can we dare offend God?

We need to move away from the few who are causing such a ruckus in our regions and nation and become an activist for God and His Holy declarations and decrees!

Do we hold to our political leanings when they allow such atrocities?

The bottom line is; Do you want America to remain free and remain a God-fearing nation?

This election will determine our future and the future of our God-fearing nation.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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What Are the Characteristics of True Godly Prophets

True prophets don’t boast in their gifts, for those who are truly chosen and made by God in the furnace of affliction, don’t need to prove anything or declare their innocence!

The differences between Pride and Confidence are vastly different.

With Pride, there is arrogance, haughtiness, cockiness.

But with the Godly, there is humility, assurance and confidence with boldness.

“Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need,”   Hebrews 4:16.

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.  The first is to humble yourself in the sight of God and He will give you wisdom,”   Proverbs 11:2.

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall,”   Proverbs 16:18.

Very often, when a Confident man or woman of God is being elevated or blessed by God, symptoms and spirits manifests through others.

It can manifest in accusing the person of pride, or it could be other accusations!

Often there are spirits of jealousy, strife, contention, selfish ambitions, prejudice, hatred and anger.

These Confident ones are often accused of the very thing the accuser is, as a mirroring technique!  To put the blame on YOU!

“And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, art thou he that troubleth Israel?  And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou, and thy father’s house, in that ye have forsaken the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim!”   1 Kings 18:17-18.

It is a very vicious attack, when the enemy uses, especially Christians, being motivated by the enemy.

Beloved, you must learn to turn a deaf ear away from their words!  Forgive them, Release them, and Let them go!  You can close your door and you also have the block feature.

When God elevates, the price is death to self, resulting in humility.  However, as God raises them up to speak HIS mind and heart, their godly boldness is radical!  They have no doubt in whom is at work in them and they are Bold as a Lion!

One of the synonyms for confidence is assurance.  We can therefore define godly Confidence as: “Assurance in oneself in Knowing who they are in Christ, and in absolutely knowing whose power and abilities work through them!”

I have also seen cases of people, who are high flying bling wearers, a ‘Hollywood’ brand of prophet, but who are no prophets!

True prophets don’t showboat for anyone!

Pride is a very dangerous spirit that prophets MUST learn to master, before they can ever minister effectively.

True prophets suffer greatly for what they carry, and they often seek solace as their preferred quiet times, being alone.

For a true prophet, humility is our hope and brokenness is our bread.

No one can choose to be a Prophet, or have it given to them, by the laying on of hands.

Prophets are chosen and declared by God himself.

“….. and he said, hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream,”  Numbers 12:6 KJV.

True prophets don’t boast in their gifts, for those who are truly chosen and made by God in the furnace of affliction, don’t need to prove anything or declare their innocence!

God does the choosing and proving and He makes room for their gifts.

People like to glamorize the prophetic AND it has NO glamour to it!  The brutal preparations of the true prophet must master many levels God takes them through as they learn to die to the flesh.

In closing, don’t allow everyone who comes into your life to speak into your world!

Surround yourself with people who believe in the great GOD who loves and works through you Small people criticize big dreams.

Don’t allow your faith and confidence to be robbed by critical and judgmental people.

Surround yourself with people who love and believe in you!

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Signed Sealed and Delivered

Due to this season of various testing, trials, and tempting, many are finding out they cannot stand patiently under utter silence.

Due to this season of various testing, trials, and tempting, many are finding out they cannot stand patiently under utter silence.

Many feel out of sorts and out of step due to silence.  This season has caused a boiling of sort, or bringing to the surface what is hidden within the soul.

God already knows what is in our heart, but it is during this season he wants us to know what is in our own hearts!

We gain substance to our faith when we learn the lessons of the deep valleys, deserts and the wilderness.

It is in the dry, and barren times that we learn what prepares us to scale the mountain tops.

However, growth cannot be tested on the mountain tops, it is only tested in the silence of the valley when all the crutches of our condition are taken away; when the rubber meets the road.

It is in total silence and all sorts of testing and trials that you will begin to see your own heart condition.

It is in silence that he takes all influences away.  We go “cold turkey” so to speak and trust Him regardless of what it looks like, feels like or sounds like.

That beloved is having confident faith and trust in God.  We cannot trust and lean on a person.  Don’t put your trust in man for it will pierce your hand.

What is clearly seen in your heart has been clearly known all along by God.  His desire is that we repent of unbelief that caused us to be shaken in our faith and move forward.

It is all about becoming more like Him and knowing Him intimately as He is known.

The LORD is the same yesterday, today and forever.  He is not an unstable God, he is not moody!

He is not schizophrenic, or bi-polar.  He doesn’t jump in and out of you and play with your emotions.

He doesn’t give us the silent treatment by manipulating us!  He is a good, good Father.  He is always the same!

He never leaves us or forsakes us!  Right now, you are closer than his very breath.  Know it!

Believe it!  Close your eyes right now and acknowledge Him with your very breath.

Don’t trust your senses, have faith and trust His love and goodness!  He is faithful beloved!  His goal is to bring stability into your life in order for your growth!

Then you will truly know and have the good news and the gospel as a testimony for others!

Oh the wonder of His love!  Oh the love of His goodness and kindness towards you!  Oh your path is shining brighter and brighter beloved!

Oh the journey, your trek is in knowing him as He knows you!  Oh His delight in seeing you blossom!

Who against hope believed in hope!  He knows all about you and in a glimpse, he has transformed you, as his bride!  She has all sufficiency with nothing missing, broken or nothing lacking!

What you were, no longer exists in God!  You died in Christ and you are now risen to newness of life.

Your salvation is a done deal.  The only way the enemy can gain access to us is if we believe his lies and give in to him.

Salvation was instantaneous when we received Jesus, but growth in faith will last for a life time.

God keeps saying, “Case dismissed!  Case dismissed!  Saved by Grace!!”

You are no longer that old person; your identity was completely changed and your name is written in heaven!

That person no longer exists!  You are marked with the divine seal of His Majesty; His great signet!

Signed, sealed and delivered!

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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