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Coming Prophetic Revival ~ Heaven On Earth

“I don’t put My Seal of Approval on anything or any movement unless it is My Movement” says the LORD!

Vision:

For some time now, I have been seeing “Old Fashioned, Cast Iron Pot” over a “Fire” and I have been seeing “Old Fashioned Cast Iron Skillet on a Cast Iron Stove, And this was a Cast Iron, Iron for Ironing Garments.”

This type of iron was used many years ago and it was put on top of a hot stove or directly over fire to heat it up for use and it had to be handled with some sort cloth holders so the individual wouldn’t get burnt.

I also saw am “Old Fashioned Wood Stove” with a “Rustic Table” next to it.  On the table there was a “Homemade Wide Pillar Candle” on a plate.

As I was seeing this, I watched as the candle was losing it shape, but not to the degree that it was losing the wax formed.  In its condition, it could be molded again as the pliable wax was warm.

In this vision, the Candle was not lit with fire, it was just smoldering flax, like a wick giving off smoke once the fire was quenched.

“Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.  He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.  A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth,”   Isaiah 42:1-3 KJV.

Here is the Word of the LORD….

“I AM the God of your family and group and I AM speaking once again.  I will rekindle you as in the first. 

I don’t put My Seal of Approval on anything or any movement unless it is My Movement” says the LORD!

You have urgently sought My face and My forgiveness and I have seen the efforts at hand of recent, but I still have a “matter of remembrance” that concerns you and I.

You must forgive and you must make right ALL the offenses you performed in your willing ignorance.

I once winked at your offenses, but no more.

The SET TIME is fixed and My will shall be concluded as the plowman shall overtake the reaper.

The way My Church began in Power and Demonstration, will be the way it is taken out,” says the LORD of Glory!

“The latter house is greater than the former and in this divine time and space.

I will show forth My beauty in Holiness, as My Bride has made herself ready.

Yes, I shall send forth signs and wonders that will be within My beloved Child.

The last will be first, the first will be last.  A Child shall lead them and I will be made manifested in those that have been prepared for such a time.

Those vessels who have clearly NOT been made of this earthly realm; those who are prepared in the crucible, in the Iron furnace; the Iron Pot that the fire and the mixture being separated, is coming to the top.

The Ancient of Days, during the Iron Age, caused Truth to be a buckler.

My shield was all around, becoming manifest in the lives of those who abounded, but had very little in what they possessed but as My Body, sharing everything.

Those who knew Me had to trust Me for everything, as those with same life events, came together sharing what they had, as they sought Me and found Me with their whole heart even though it was so very dark.

Having much and being Big is the tune today.  But in My Mercy and Grace, I will send forth one more shout!

I AM releasing the clarion call of My Voice in this hour!

In those days long ago, you had very little; you worked and toiled but didn’t have much, but you were rich in Me.

As time gone by, you wandered and waned, and your reasoning went astray.

What moved of My Spirit once strong in power, demonstrating true signs and wonders went astray, each stream going in their own particular way.

These took their gospel message with fire and as time went on, started their own work of their desires; limited to their own experiences of the times they were currently living in.

Many a year went by, and apathy, complacency, passivity and resources took first place that once was MINE.

Then once what was divine was taken, being placed on the mantle, and in bulk these began to steal the time once mine; becoming what was left behind of My family and friends.

They all poured out and left, being driven like a dust bowl, then offering themselves what was once holy in a spiritual hem.

These began to unravel, revealing the nakedness of their hem being unraveled by sin.

There were obstacles a plenty, and just like Israel back in her time, stole the light and glory that was once mine; it happened again.

What once burned bright and clear, many fell devoid of My Spirit so dear. 

The loss of years and the settlers into nice little religious houses and regions, kept the candle lit for awhile and smoldering as they passed by each place where My beloved was hiding;

The valley of Baca became the view as relying on each ordinance for being used by their own little group of clergy.

Devoid of My passionate flame and My first love claim, due to fearful rejecting, My beloved servants locked away in the dark, but what they had in their heart wasn’t stolen, although they were alone it seemed for generations.

Yet of all their lives true; and no one seemed to understand her value.

Scorned in all sorts of places, not realizing the enemy‘s swarm of stinging hornets in his plan in you, succumbed in settling the claim and was content being used for a small season.”

“Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed,”   Deuteronomy 7: 20 KJV.

“Like a horse or mule released into a field, with little or no value in use, gave it all up to just exist and receive the rest of the days in nothingness.

Receiving the field of retirement, gave the adversary the freedom to go away, for the threat on demonic strongholds became undone because of one.

Forever, thought the enemy true that he gave orders, no longer driven to abuse.

Once you were in tune but there is no frequency at all within you.  But still in My plan, in reasoning with Her claim to come away from them again, I offered you MY willing Hand.

You have survived because I hid you away and kept you dormant until the proper day.

No eye has seen nor ear hath heard the things I have prepared for you!

But I AM revealing it by My Spirit.  Nothing wasted, nothing broken My beloved bride!  All for My Glory!

You have been wanting the old ways and the Ancient of Days.  I see your desire and you have been seeking Me.

I have remembered My Words of promise to you in past seasons. 

You want true Revival?

Do you understand true, recorded Revival?

Revival comes through uncanny desperation of soul that aches and cries out for more to connect with the Divine we were created for.

Revival, it’s an unquenchable fire that is pressing into heavens resources until heaven comes down to energize and to be immersed in His Glory.

It is the time to wake up the dead and those whose wick is smoldering to be rekindled and fanned till burning bright!

Revival, it’s the time of Returning to our First Love Relationship.

Revival isn’t just for restoring truth.

Revival is not a ending but a beginning!

Revival is a settling of a matter of the heart.

Revival is God’s desire and His promises to come and Revive us again!

Come home beloved.

Revival is a means to steer My beloved Remnant into a reformation of changing their minds back to My Mind,” says the LORD.

“When Revival comes, it is heaven on earth and what supernatural events take place are for signs and wonders to convince My people to come to life so that the laborers can go to the fields to reap the harvest of souls.

Levels of Revival, is Heaven manifesting on the dust of the earth.

True Revival cannot help but Manifest God’s Glory, Power and Majesty. Golden Auras, silky threads weaved into tapestry and He is taking it from the Glory, to the Glory!”

Let Me preach right here.

Revival is, the gold streets, the silver foundations, the pearls of luministic glow, faceted diamonds and every kind of precious stones.

Revival, is the reflective light of God’s glory in you! Revival; Many, many, many, angels actively fulfilling God’s Words running to and fro as God’s words are spoken bringing action.

Revival is; Angels abounding with pure white glistening feathers, scents of Oil in the golden light, scents of sweet spices and sweet incense, the rose of Sharon, the winds of His Spirit, the depth of His Love.

The settled heart in perfect union of body, soul and Spirit.

Revival is for many is, God’s last ditch effort to reach the recipient before their time to depart this world.

Revival comes to reform your life into the life in HIM.

He comes in His Mercy and Grace to Revive what has died and smoking flax will end.

Beloved, how can you not want to love Him and believe?

“Revival is also, a running away from all connections to social clubs and brothels, My beloved are running out on the double!

In the hidden times of region, in the furnace of affliction, I AM releasing My hidden ones that will carry a great light.

Off they will go into the wild blue yonder and you will be hearing and seeing clearly by My Spirit.

The whole world will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

The clarity shall be unprecedented. What communion hath light to do with darkness?

You will see, hear, and be the supernatural; I have only just begun beloved.

Truth, Trust and Triumph are the Triple T’s that are branded on your soul.

Take no Thought of Tomorrow.

Take Thought of Today and seize and receive every second, every moment, every blink of your eye; Taste and SEE That The LORD is good!

Enjoy Being My Beloved Bride!”   says the Spirit of the LORD!

“Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God. Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee.  Selah.  Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.  Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.  They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.  Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.  For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand.  I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.  For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly,”   Psalm 84:3-11 KJV.

“Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.  And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.  And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake,”   Luke 5:4-6 KJV.

“But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day,”   Deuteronomy 4:2 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Soul Mate

When HE first glanced at me my heart skipped a beat, I felt the deep connection and it scared me…

When HE first glanced at me my heart
skipped a beat, I felt the deep connection
and it scared me…

As the pages of my life unfolded in my heart,
My mind became light out of the dark

How could a woman such as I think to enjoy
this man of my heart; such a man of stature
That has remained from the very start?

Thinking it unfair for him to capture a woman
as I of so many lost years…

Being the son of man of prime and strength,
How could one as I be worthy of such a feat?
I wondered if HE truly knew how my heart beat

Such wasted time I spent, why would HE even
look my way when all I ever did was push HIM
away. How could I think after all I had done,
That I could possibly ever be considered His love?

My mind raced so quickly throughout my years,
How could HE recognize me as one who is dear?
Tears flow at the revelation of His Son as one left
Undone because it was so amazingly true that
He wanted me too!

Layer by layer true, HE peeled away all the lost
Years, hopes and dreams too, that in this life
I thought hope was lost, but amazingly he made
clear, that He paid the final cost that I hold so dear..

Yet in all my doubts and insecurities, I see the
Possibilities, as God is up above watching my life’s
turmoil come undone, could it be that He has
Provided the desire of my heart as a stronghold
And refuge in times of trouble in this son of man
That appears as my double?

Shall I experience only what I have read and
dreamed of?  Or is it true, that I have had eternal love
that existed from times far above?  How can I not
Realize this all along, for it has been a journey
In finding this amazing Love…..

I have wondered if my life was spent in meaningless
Regret thinking that God must be done with me
and I must be worthless yet, yet the Lord finds me
In my lowest place and shows me His amazing
Unmerited Grace….

Again I see His everlasting arms even when I had
Pushed HIM away for HE provided me a New and
Living way…..

I will follow my heart and trust HE is guiding me
from the very start, I will not fear, but follow HIS lead
so dear….

So this new man that I see in my view, who I will learn
To trust and obey too, Lord I will say I do, for you
have won my heart and have put love in me too…….

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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The Days Of Opening The Way

The LORD says: “I see the weight you carry and I want you to cast and release all your weight and care to Me.  I want you to be weightless.”

Beloved, I have made you the way you are; you have not been forgotten.

I see the weight you carry and I want you to cast and release all your weight and care to Me.  I want you to be weightless.

As I walked the earth unburdened by things, I carried God’s destiny out till the end.

In leaving no possessions behind, I finished My Divine Plan of Love and carried the divine sentence to this world.

Had the enemy known, he would have left Me alone.  My enemy only advanced until the end, when I said it is finished and he thought he would win.

As I suffered and hung on that rugged cross, I was able to look at what it meant to be forsaken and lost.  Of all the pain and torture I endured, was nothing compared to knowing that His head turned.

Beloved, I was God’s total sacrifice for sin that you will never be separated from ABBA ever again.

I accepted the judgment and weight of the whole world for your soul, so you could receive My grace toll, that I have paid for your precious soul.

I understood your plight and fight in this world but be of good cheer I have already overcome the world.

My mission was to come and pay the cost while I walked seeking and saving the lost.

I became poor that you might be rich.  My desire is that you seek the riches of My presence, for you are My portion, what I treasure most of all.

I have so many realms of glory prepared for your story.

Beloved, I do want you to know, I see your struggles and I know you have felt neglected and deserted, but you are mine.

I always have my mind set on view and I know your thoughts too.  Remember that I reside and abide on the throne of your heart, and will lead you in the way that you shall never depart?

No matter what comes, you shall overcome.

Like an eagle mounts up and stretches her wings on the winds; she finds fulfillment of destiny and dreams precious dreams of delight.

She mounts and soars effortlessly in the oneness of My creations delight.

For in her delight, she was made for such a purpose in her DNA without doubt or delay, as she instinctively always finds her way.

Let go beloved and trust My will for your life, so that you may have effortless flight.

Beloved, I have chosen you by My righteousness and I AM holding your hand.

I have given you a covenant agreement within, to always have in welcoming others in.

My desire is that you present the gift of promise you carry, freely given to those who are ready.

Rise up in travail, birthing heavy the promise.  Yea wail and cry out for this, your destiny awaits.

I will open the womb of Spiritual truth and you will know what to do.  Shall I bring to the moment of birth and shut the womb?

For these are the days, of the opening of the way.  Doors will open as I go before you in my binding decree of heaven.

You shall see this in your dreams, visions with directions on the narrow path, for I AM the Lord of light and you shall see, rejoice, and delight as you release what you carry, says the Lord Of Glory.

Is there anything too hard for Me?”

“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?  or shall a nation be born at once?  for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.  Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God,”   Isaiah 66:7-9 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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The Greatest Attachment: Obedience!

When you face uncertain odds on your journey to new places, you need to know that God will not load you with weights that you cannot carry!

When you face uncertain odds on your journey to new places, you need to know that God will not load you with weights that you cannot carry!

Although it may ‘feel’ like it is impossible to carry; “But au contraire beloved!”

“Why?”  Because His yoke is easy, His burden is light,  (Matthew 11:30).

Many of you are recently moved into a new place, in unfamiliar territory.  Don’t worry, and don’t fret, because you’re going to be okay!

Regardless of what you face, even when it feels like you have lost everything, ‘including your health and sanity!’  LISTEN clearly beloved!!  There is a higher purpose by design.

God is downsizing us, as a highly trained boxer!

Begin to look at oppressive resistance or ‘down right rejection,’ from others, as opportunities to exercise your faith and grow; do not take it personally!

You were created for greatness in the hand of God!  Begin to weave and move in and out through the obstacles of words, actions, and seemingly hindrances; like going through a military obstacle course.

Keep your blinders on and remain focused straight ahead!  Remember, this is all part of a divine plan!

Regardless of what we go through, we’re going to be Okay!  We were prepared for this hour, this day, and this moment, by God himself.

He knew you before you were even conceived.  God has planned your steps, course and future!

You’re going to make it, rest in it and you’re going to be Okay beloved!

Feelings are not faith.  Feelings are deceitful; we cannot trust even our own feelings beloved.

“Why?”  Because we even deceive our very own selves.  Our walk is a walk of faith; it has nothing to do with feelings.

”Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen,”   Hebrews 11:1.

Regardless of the source or the outcome, we receive guidance and direction along life’s highway.

This keeps us trusting the foundation that we stand on and the new boundaries of our purpose.

In good times and bad we search for that rock Christ Jesus, who causes, “all things do work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose,”   Romans 8:28.

I keep hearing, “Travel light, keep it right, and keep it simple.”

We are in God’s army now and we answer to a higher authority.

We are on his time clock; ready in a moments notice to deploy.  He clocks us in and clocks us out.

We are in the timing of the LORD’s purpose.  He sends His good soldier one way and another a different way. Not everyone will walk in your footsteps; neither can your boots fit them.

I am not talking about, ‘Cinderella’s glass slippers either!’  You are fit for the masters use!

These steps and boots are specifically made for YOU!  Don the combat boots in preparation for taking the ‘gospel of peace’ to where your feet take you; to your whole world!

We are not to be controlled and attached to the things of this world that keep us from obedience to God.  These things will weigh us down and keep us from the masters use.

I am not saying it is easy.  There are times that ‘the press and the stretch’ will feel like it will take our very last breath.  It is hard when we must face something or someone in our life that is really dear to us.

Abraham faced a difficult circumstance when the LORD told him to sacrifice his son Isaac.

Can you imagine the gambit of emotions he must have gone through?  Abraham’s faith was stretched to the max and it cost him something near and dear to his heart.

However, we know that Abraham was tested, but he proved his heart was set on obedience to the Father.  With Abraham, there was nothing in this life he held so dear that would cause him to disobey God,   (Genesis 22).

We can get too attached to things, especially those we love.  Nothing can come before God; no idol of person, place, or thing.

We must realize we are stewards over the things God gives us.  What God gives, makes us accountable and responsible for them.

That includes our spouse, our children, or anything that He gives us.  God is a jealous God and He is to be first in our lives.

We answer to God first, not a person.  We must not love anything or anyone more than our love for God; including family and loved one’s.

We must learn to attach and cling to our God who never changes.

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me,”
   Matthew 10:34-40 KJV.

After every elevation or promotion, comes greater strengths but also more accountability and responsibility for what we have attained.

Don’t take rejection or resistance personally. In fact, we must have resistance training to stretch and grow.

Sometimes, resistance and rejection can be a new door of opportunity.  God has the map route planned out.

He has gone before us and he will prepare us through all sorts of events, trials, and tribulations.  We can yield to the process or we can remain stuck, by going around the mountain forty more years.

Realize that the LORD will allow a ‘provoking’ to come to us.  God knows our heart condition, but He wants us to know our own heart in humility.

This provoking is to get our compromised heart attitudes and issues that will cause us to ‘react to a reaction, to get us to action!’

This process will bring our compass back into correction.  Then we will hear the sound of His voice and the command of heaven: TO MOVE OUT!

Continue on the path, even if it seems array and so unfamiliar and new.

Trust Him, don’t be afraid and put one foot in front of the other; you’re going to be okay!

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Hope Deferred Makes The Heart Sick

Do you feel totally exhausted, extremely agitated and frustrated to the point of total mental, physical and spiritual failure?

Do you feel totally exhausted, extremely agitated and frustrated to the point of total mental, physical and spiritual failure?

Does it feel so much different than you have ever experienced?

Are you facing another trip around the mountain in the desert?

Are the frustrations in your ministry, job, home, family or any other life situation beyond anything you have ever felt?

There is a reason!

God in his mercy is allowing such pressure to bring us to the breaking point.  He is very serious about his love and deep concern and purpose for us!

He will not allow you to press through into the next stage until His work in us has been completed in this one.

The pressure has frustrated you for a very long time, not realizing the source has kept you chained to things you do not comprehend.

These things are being made manifest and suddenly you are getting glimpses of things you thought were dealt long ago.

Things that have kept you stuck to past failures and loss.  You haven’t understood the deep grief, sorrow and mourning of soul.

However, the pressure is bringing deep rooted issues to the surface.  You have not understood what to do as you are desperate and feel like you are going down, drowning to the point of death, grasping at anything or anyone that you feel can help you.

This great disappointment has surfaced in areas that have cost you family, friends and opportunities.

As you see the glimpses surfacing, it brings great mental pain and anguish like you felt so long ago when the events initially happened.

What’s worse is you are not able to rectify the situations of those who were deeply hurt and are no longer there.

You have been haunted by deeply embedded mistakes.  What had stressed you manifested physically and became stress to others.

Realizing the facts, caused deep remorse.  It caused you to back away because you do not want to damage others.

We become jaded to life and to those who truly want to help us because of preexisting conditions.

You have carried a deep seated root in your heart unrealized.  You knew something was wrong but never fully comprehended till now.

To even think of trusting and surrendering to another causes great shaking.

Due to the past wounds, you fear those who are in authority and it is scaring you to look at what you think God is saying to you.

You think these will will be like all the other’s.  Yet in all the fear and confusion, deep down you really want to begin again, for your destiny cries deeply within!

Even in such vexation of heart and mind, the vestiges of pride surface.  You don’t want to admit you need help.

Humility and obedience open the door; faith drives it all fear away, for faith worketh by love.  Reach out for help, he is standing at the very door.

Your heart has carried great disappointment, sadness and disillusionment, feeling like you have been disqualified due to loss of time and hope.

He is here to establish and heal you beloved; trust Him today.

“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life,”   Proverbs 13:12 KJV.

It is God’s will and desire to deliver and heal you today.  In the depths of your very soul make a move towards what you believe He is saying.

Trust Him and stop worrying about what people think about you.  Don’t be afraid to reach out to whom God shows you.

God has not stripped you of your rank, He wants us stripped of every weight that so easily besets us.

He may have removed your authority of that rank for a season, but He never removes His gift.  It is his love that desires you to be free.  He has come to set the captive free.

If you continue to think of the past about people and what you were, you will chase the wind and reap the whirlwind.  Let go and let God!

Like the caterpillar shrouds itself in a cocoon in seemingly death of what it was, the process must be complete before newness can come.

Take a step of faith, step out of the boat and test the waters.  Show God and everyone that you are going for the motherload!  You are headed for destiny or bust!

Throw fear aside and prepare to enter into who you really are!  You have come to a place of exhausting all possibilities.  There are no more options for expansion and you are no longer that same person nor are the others the same.

Let go and enter into who you really are.  You cannot be happy being someone you’re not.

Life is life and each of us choose how to live it.  We must choose how to find our niche in life no matter how many mistake and how old we are.

Age has nothing to do with it, it is obedience.

We have God given gifts to pursue in our lives as we pursue HIM.  New things requires a new beginning of a new beginning.

Some giftings are ministry some are secular, but regardless, the gifts and callings of God are without repentance.

As we learn these principles to pursue his plan, we find out with excitement, that our whole life can be reinvented!

Even like the emergence of the butterfly from a shrouded tomb.  Even if we did one thing all our lives, God has another work for you!

Never forget HE has the final say and we are to set our face as flint to seek Him always, for He is our first gift, our first ministry and our first Love.

Let Him love you today!

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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True Relationship: A Revealed Look at Ruthless Religion

Christianity is not a religion. Christianity is a relationship with Christ. Religion is a return to bondage.

The ways of this world have totally got things backwards in view of success.

When we are of the world, success is measured in how high we climb the ladder of success to become the best in our field.

Sadly, the majority of Christendom have incorporated those same pursuits in the church which is so directly opposed to the walk of faith in Christ according to his holy Word.

The Apostle Paul who was a highly educated man, was considered a Pharisee of Pharisees.  In religious mindset and circles, he had plenty to boast about.

On his way to persecute the church he had an encounter with Christ that forever changed his life and way of thinking . He even called his former success dung for the supremacy of knowing Christ in the surpassing greatness of his power!

“Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.  But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.  Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead,”   Philippians 3:5-11 KJV

In Christ, success is measured by how yielded and surrendered we are to death to our former way of life.  Living and reflecting the glory of HIS will and purpose is the intent regardless of the platform we are part of.

Each death experience, each trial, tribulation and stretching releases and squeezes out more drops of this precious commodity of humility.  We will never mature beyond the point of humility.

Jesus used the example of a little child when he told the disciples who the greatest in the kingdom would be.  Maturity is seemingly reversed; becoming like a little child is the highest rank in God’s Kingdom for what is as humble as a little child?

“At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?  And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.  Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven,”   Matthew 18:1-4.

“The higher we go in God, less is more, and more is God.”

It is all about dying to ambitions and walking the road less traveled.  As we walk and search the way less traveled, we will silently learn lessons by life, day by day. How can one learn in silence?

You must acquire an ongoing degree of study to be quiet.  We become silent and put to death our dying gasps in defense of who or what we were, so we may be transformed in newness of life.

We are to continually yield ourselves to death in knowing that new life begins when we let the old end.

The beauty of God’s perfect matchless grace is that we can always begin again in Jesus, it is never too late.

In this life, we are to continually put to death the deeds of the flesh so we may truly live.

As we advance into greater depths of Spirit, we become a well spring of life reflecting the glory of the Lord in ripple effects as it radiates from our being.

Learning to lay it all down is a lifelong exchange, leaving the limitations and shaking off the old skin so it becomes new.  We leave the world of existence, to abundance and fulfillment in life.

When we become silent, we begin to hear things we had no idea were there; the doves cooing early in the morning, the wind blowing against the leaves, the cool breeze against our skin even the sound of our very own breath when we breathe all coming together like a symphony; It is in this silence that we truly find the still small voice.

The more advanced we are, the greater level of humility we must carry. It is not ambitions and works that give us status in the Kingdom, it’s about his purpose.

He wants us.  He wants fellowship with us.  His greatest joy is finding us walking in the garden in the cool of the day.

Do we think that through elevations we obtain some sort of untouchable status?

Jesus went to those who were considered untouchable, social outcasts and his main confrontations came from religious spirits to whom he gave his strongest rebukes.

What about the parable of the good Samaritan and those who passed by the wounded man; even walking on the other side?  These religious, who thought they were successful in their religiosity had no compassion and lacked such humility.

To be religious and humble is an oxymoron.  Religion tolerates no weakness in others; no wounding or infirm soul.  Only in their hypocrisy they continue to go into such hardness that requires others to go also.

Religion and pride dictates and the social caste system of things, making such a narrow view of those who are not perfected enough in their own little world.

Very few can maintain such expectations, only a very hardened few.  So many that try, fall out of view, not able to be good enough to the very religion they thought they were part of, or even born into.

So many falling through the cracks, thinking they are not good enough to satisfy such antics.

The religious and prideful don’t care about people or their purpose, they only want people to care and take care of them, it is all about their ambition and tradition!

Climbing the ladder of religion has no end and there is never enough, or good enough.

Through the dizziness of their own pride filled glory, they surround themselves with yes men.  It’s all about their advancement of self promotion and ambition; Not in humble submission to Christ.

Religion and ambition is all about who has the high seat and those who single out those who are those most made in their image.

We are made in Christ’s image, not in the image of religion with its pinnacle of power and position.

Their goal is how many people can be won to their nightmare; to be proselytes molding more to their image, leading more to hell.  These religious have absolutely no compassion for those who are weak and the infirm.

Christianity is not a religion.

Christianity is a relationship with Christ.

Religion is a return to bondage and it seeks to gain your support and trust, promising you a grand future with a front row seat with the selective few elite.

The dazed and bewildered among them are like lost sheep seeking a shepherd but instead, finding dictators of charisma and sideshows of mockery, using the precious name of Jesus and twisting his grace to manipulate and control the minds of the weak and feeble and spiritually sick.

These spiritual dictators are mixing a poison of soul, to keep one spiritually sick and tied to chains of their own gain and crown.

Christ has made us free from religion and tradition, but beloved there are many among us that are attempting to mix religion and Christianity together and it won’t mix.

It only presses the legalist further up their slimy ladder promising great grandeur, and condemns those who won’t get with the program.

These that have the Christian beliefs with this religious mixture seeks to corrupt the pure simplicity in Christ; that HIS sacrifice was once and for all.

Pray beloved, for this spirit is alive among the flock, taking many out of God’s good graces, leading them to dark places and prisons of their own making.

Pray beloved, for those who are held captive.  Those who have been dazzled, dizzy and trampled on.

For those whom God loves, he is the good shepherd and has laid down his life for the flock.

The LORD is going after those who are bewildered and bewitched, sending in those who will set HIS captives free!

God is coming after you!

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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The Case of the Mentor and Protege

There are so many levels in growth in Christian’s lives. In our ignorance and immaturity we do all sorts of things because we want our vision to live NOW!

There are so many levels in growth in Christian’s lives. 

There will be those who feel the call of God on their lives and attempt to make that happen before they are prepared by God.  They have zeal, but don’t have the knowledge necessary to fulfill God’s will.

In our ignorance and immaturity we do all sorts of things because we want our vision to live NOW!

“…..Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil,”   1 Timothy 3:6-7 KJV.

Discipleship and leadership is a learned, walked out process of testings and trainings through times of preparation.  Only God knows where we are in his purpose and when and if we are ready.

There are those who assume a place of leadership or title that only God can give.  We can desire and try to make our vision live before God.

However, many of us know, we end up raising a lot of Ishmaels, due to our impatience and lack of faith.  These Ishmaels end up persecuting the ministry of promise.

We want our Ishmaels to live before God!  Why do we get jealous of others when we see others ministry flourish?

God gave us the only promise that comes to the child of promise; our purpose.  There are a lot of things in our lives that were created by the flesh, and we hoped they would live!

However, we must die to our self will and give up our Ishmaels.  We hold on to our hopes that God will make Ishmael live! Sadly it won’t work that way.

Many tears have spilt over the loss of what we held dear in hopes God would bless it.  We must leave our Ishmaels and move on to the promise of God.

You cannot yoke an ox and ass together; the ox will strain to pull forward, and the ass will resist and sit; you will go nowhere.  Be not unequally yoked in relationships and be yoked to Christ, for his yoke is easy his burden is light.

There are many tears spent over our relational Ishmaels; they just wouldn’t work.  There are relationships of all kinds.

When we are sold out to God, we must listen to God for our friendships too.  When God moves us on, we listen to Him and no turning back.

When one walks in leadership, these are not able to have regular (hangout) type relationships with people.  Often leaders will have other leaders in different places where they can have fellowship and counsel for their specific needs.

For the leadership to be successful with the flock, the leader must not be too familiar with you.  The leader prays for you and is used as the LORD leads them, as one who must give account to God on your behalf.

Familiarity breeds contempt.  Esteem your leaders and thank them for their sacrifices on your behalf and pray for them.

When a person comes to me who desires my leadership or they want a mentor, I explain very plainly how things will be.  I make it very clear right away and I don’t mince words.

I have learned to not put things off, but to deal with it right away.  If I don’t address this, it makes it very hard.

I have learned by experience to be point blank honest.  This is best for both, and I have learned it’s best to share the expectations.

If these want a mentor and it’s God’s will for them, they won’t stop, leave, no matter what.  This person must know what this choice entails.

Elijah, a prophet of God, when he came by and saw the man Elisha plowing with yokes of oxen, he remembered what God told him about anointing Elisha as groom to himself.

Even after hearing about Elisha, Elijah tested the hook and sinker.  He threw his mantle over him, and Elisha left the oxen and ran after Elijah.

Elisha wanted to say goodbye and kiss his parents and then he would follow him.  Elijah made sure Elisha had every opportunity to choose.

Elijah’s sarcastic remark, “Go back, for what have I done to you?”  Elisha was prepared for such a time and he never flinched.

Even with the hint of Elijah’s sarcastic question to try and shake his faith to doubt, it never moved him.  He gave it all up to the service of the LORD.

Elisha’s epiphany met him face to face that day.  This Elisha, a person chosen by God being groomed for the prophetic ministry.  These things still happen today.

“So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him.  And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee.  And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?”   1 Kings 19:19-20 KJV.

To be mentored, you are serving the mentor as unto Jesus Christ.  Training and mentoring requires surrender of your will to God’s.

God uses His mentor to care, teach, correct, discipline and train in every lesson that brings one to servanthood.  We graduate to becoming a servant.  The one who trains is accountable to obey God for that person.

How can we possibly think another will follow when you have never followed?

I purposely bring up correction to those who seek a mentor, and I do not compromise my stance as a mentor or spiritual mom.

In this nation I find it true with many I meet; that people are afraid to be corrected or disciplined.

God loves us and He only wants his best for us!  Many see God’s methods of training, correction and discipline by leadership or mentor as harsh.

True discipline is love and care that brings stability into the life of the protege.  It is a blessing and testing for holding true positions of leadership.

If the LORD never disciplined us, we wouldn’t be His disciples or His children.  Being afraid of true godly discipline, is not to be feared, but revered.

If you have an issue where you were abused by authority, healing can come under a true mentor.  If having discipline makes you afraid and you don’t believe it is necessary, then you and I need to read scripture and pray.

If God never taught, disciplined or showed us what’s involved in ministry, He would be negligent in His care for us.

Caring for a child is necessary so they are safe, fed, comforted, loved and also corrected.  Yes correction is love too.

Elijah gave Elisha every opportunity to turn back, just as I do.  When I feel that wrong motives are in action, I purposely do not let anyone latch on to me.

My job is to obey God no matter how people respond. As for hanging out, God won’t let me do that either, unless it is for His purpose.

Once people tell me they heard God tell them to come under my training, I purposely do not waste any time.  I begin to share with them what will happen.

I begin asking if they are willing to be corrected pretty quick.  Nearly all run away and cannot follow through with their words.

A person who is serious, has received a word from God and that is what settles the matter of them staying.  It is not for me, it is for HIM.  This revelation saves my time and theirs.

When God truly sends a protege, they come on their own and no one will be able to shake them loose, for they heard from God.

These are there until God says it is done!  They will be there through the corrections, the blessings, the training and the rewards of benefits.

When being trained under a blessed leader, that blessing will transfer to them as they continue until finished.  These shall carry within them the rewards and benefits for their future and for those they will train.

Elijah walked alone a lot.  He understood the cost of peoples lives and how serious it is.

By the way, it is not smart to try and walk with a prophet while having wrong motives.  This type of motive is made manifest and there will be no sort of manipulative or controlling benefit.  False motives are exposed by the light.

There are those, when they see the gifts in action, a powerful word, a miracle or testimony; they may not understand what they are witnessing, but it can inspire them to seek God.

Then there are those who become so hungry for God and want to experience Him.

Then there are others; these are those who come deceptively, who are attracted to that anointing that rest on you.

Motives are made manifest through those that come and seem sincere, until it comes to whom or what is the focus.  Like Simon the sorcerer, they are seeking to grasp that gift for personal gain.

“And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.  But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.  Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.  Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.  For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity.  Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the LORD for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me,”   Acts 8:18-24 KJV.

Only God knows the true motives.  I see this quite often with people who had some sort of ministry experience years ago.

These don’t realize fully, but they are trying to relive past experiences and memories, hoping to bring them into the mix now.

They want to recapture those years when God was moving so big in their lives, but time has moved on.  We must move when the Glory cloud moves.

I counsel these to put to death the past ministry and seek Him NOW for what He wants.   Some so live and identify with the past glory days, that they stubbornly hold on to the past when God wants to take them into their future.

They seem to want to learn from the man or woman of God and seemingly may be humble for awhile, but the truth will manifest.

These see themselves and measure themselves against you.  They make a point to tell you of all the works they have done that gives them the right to be in your status and rank.

They begin to rise up thinking they are more mature and totally disregard the person you are and what authority you carry; In this they disrespect God.

They measure themselves against you and the words spoken.  They cannot understand internally why you are moving with God and they are not.

So they carry seeds of envy and jealousy that begins to motivate the conversation.  Once they gain access to you, they will want to keep access to you.

They will seek to ride on your anointing and in their mind, they begin to think it is their anointing.  You must understand that they will try and turn the conversation over to them and it becomes a very dangerous place they are in with manipulation and control.

Jezebel has left many littered along life’s highway this way.

These love the anointing you flow in and they try to bask themselves in it as much as possible.  In the light of the anointing they like to stick around until they can gain some sort of advantage from the prophets anointing.

If they can’t have it, no one can, so like King Saul went after David to destroy him, these people react the same way.  They will seek to divide and conquer.  They will try to assassinate your character.

These people go “oooh…. ahhh…., we just love that anointing,” and they act like they want to be with you in support.

Then suddenly the tables turn to them and they compare themselves to you, and self promote, meaning that they don’t need you, since they got what they came for.  Not realizing what they have is a Jezebel spirit.

If you allow these type of people to come and suck on the anointing they will deplete you and all for their own selfish purposes.  Then they cannot figure out why it doesn’t work with them.  Do not ignore these types of behaviors, they are dangerous to the soul!

Keep healthy boundaries and do not deviate from them.  These type of people will continue to cross over into your space and try to take over your time.

Prostituting the anointing is a serious thing!  It means they will manipulate, pay, use, misuse or steal to gain some sort of privilege, prestige of knowing your name and personally knowing who you are.

They try to daily keep your attention using all sorts of ministry purposes and to somehow make you feel obligated to help them.  Always keep God first and his time foremost.  Let no person invade that time with the LORD.

As they gain access to you and you begin to believe them, they drop names, titles and previous works they have done, to change the focus off of you and onto themselves.

The mission is to destroy the true prophets message.  It is the time for you to PULL back and refocus on the LORD!  Give no more access to them.

If they think you have figured out their scheme, they will send you manipulative messages that are sent to be poison for the mind.

The person will become fearful of losing your time and access and become desperate, not understanding why they feel that way.  To bait and switch tactics, they will rely on you to feel sorry for them!

There goal is to get you to doubt that you didn’t hear correctly from God.  All the while this is happening, that spirit is gaining more access time with the prophet AND if the prophet doesn’t pull back to refocus on God, that demonic spirit will bombard the true prophet to shake his or her faith and it breaks down defenses to gain access to the mind.

Once the mind is compromised it gains control.  Your mind is not yours anymore.  Truly our battlefield is in our mind.

In these last days and moments, satan is pulling out all the stops and is targeting leadership and especially prophets to bring about spiritual blindness.

Evil spirits are at work to a greater degree deluding as many people as possible.  These spirits are not just doing thing haphazardly but they have been planning to take out as many as possible.

If they cannot take them out they will hold onto as many as possible that are in bondage and spiritual darkness.

Beware and pray concerning these tactics.  If you are part of the flock, pray for your leaders.

Watch and pray.  I hold the ministry of the intercessor/ warrior to the highest regards and most important gift sent into my life.  Nothing is won or advanced without them.

It is my hope and prayer that this information will equip you to a greater degree and spark that fire again to do war.  We all have a job to do and we need to get it done!

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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