Understanding MY Rest

Return unto the ancient paths that the LORD of GLORY may come in.  Come and let us reason together MY beloved, though your sins be as scarlet as you return, you can begin again.

I have established ancient landmarks in your lives, so you may know you can return and find your way again and not be lost and be in flux wandering aimlessly.  I AM the compass of your souls the way where healing water flows.

You are not bastards whose destinies lie in the pig pen of life, but sons in whom all things belong to you.  Return unto the lover of your souls and be restored, for in MY house is MY covering, MY signet and covering for your feet.

I have prepared a table for you in the presence of your enemies.  Be not afraid but believe and return MY beloved for at MY right hand are pleasures forevermore.  Righteousness and justice are always the foundation of MY throne. Mercy, loving-kindness and truth always go before MY face.

You have not understood MY ways or MY love for you.  You have thought that MY ways were too hard and too complicated.  Am I an ostrich to put My head in the sand and quickly forget and run away from you?

Am I a neglectful Abba to forget the labor wherewith I birthed you and raised you to become all that I have destined you to become?  Yea, man may forget you, but I say I will never forget you for you are always on MY mind and tattooed on the palm of MY hand, you are ever before ME.

Though you go through times of great trial and pain and it seems like I AM not there, MY WORD never fails or returns void.  You will fail, but I will never fail you.  Even when your own heart condemns you, I AM greater than your very own heart and know all things. I will never leave you MY beloved or forsake you; I AM nearer to you than when you first believed.

Seasons come and go and winter seemingly makes you look dead and man abandons you, but your roots grow deep and the sap goes deeper still until the springing up of the sun and the warmth of the heat and where the dry branches broke off in those places I bring forth new life again from what appeared to be dead.

For MY ZOE’ life works in you to live and do MY good pleasure.  For I AM the resurrection and the Life!  I AM the restorer of the breach and vindicate you to those who would judge you, declare you as false and bury you as a dead man.

The cross that you carry is not too heavy for MY yoke is easy and MY burden is light.  Why then are you exhausted and burdened with many things when I have chosen you to enter MY REST.

I AM the good Shepherd who leads you besides still waters, who makes you lie down, and restores your souls.  You cannot accomplish what I give you in your power, you must learn to rest in ME and yield to MY power and stop striving.

Many will continue to strive and many will finally learn to Rest in ME and KNOW it is not by might or by power but by MY SPIRIT says the LORD of HOST.  It is those who learn to wait upon ME that mount up with wings as eagles and run and not grow weary and walk and not faint.

Many of MY people are frustrated and worn out through works of the flesh which will profit you nothing.  Unless I build the house it will not stand says the Lord.  You can only lead others into liberty to the degree of liberty you walk in.  I say walk in the perfect law of liberty that shall set you free to be says the Lord.

The former tyrants that held you captive are dead.  Why do you try to resurrect a former way that I abolished.  These former things are but powerless ghost and they cannot rise and come back.  You have seen them and saw their outcome.

How can you return to a system that only brings bondage says the Lord?  Every memory of them and trace of their pride shall perish.  Pride shall not stand in MY Holy Mountain, but those I look to are those with a contrite heart and who tremble at MY WORD.

The simpleton believes every word he hears, but the prudent man looks and considers well where he is going at all times!  It is not a king, priest and prophet that one must consider for leading, for I the LORD made the way for all to come into the most HOLY PLACE by a NEW and Living Way.

Be quick to hear ME says the LORD, slow to speak and slow to wrath, for out of the abundance of your heart your mouth shall speak.  Take hold of MY strength and make complete surrender to MY protection and make peace with ME!  Yes, make peace with ME says the LORD of HOST!

I AM with you forever says the LORD so REST in ME and walk in the GRACE of MY finished destiny for you says the LORD.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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End-time Financiers of the Gospel

Too many of My chosen ones are content with crumbs from My table.  Don’t you realize what you believe is what comes into being?

Haven’t I said that the blessing of Abraham is upon you and you shall have plenty?

Why do you believe the lies that keep you bound to poverty and lack?

I AM searching hearts and minds to find a vessel fit for my use with wealth for this age.  I look for people who love me fully and do not love possessions, fortune or fame.  With these whom I have chosen and those who have been found faithful with all their resources, I will pour out My Spirit into them with wealth so they will have overflowing abundance.

These will not depend on man for provision, but I shall provide for those who have sought me fully.  For those who have made me God and Lord over everything, these shall not lack any good thing. In these faithful ones shall I display my glory and also in others.

My end-time financiers shall be above reproach and shall give where I direct.  They shall not hold back and make themselves of reputation in society of evil doers.  I charge those with wealth and riches to establish MY covenant in the earth.

I charge those who are chosen, and those who now posses storehouses in the end-time harvest that you not be proud concerning the riches I bestow and do not set your hope on riches, but on ME says the Lord.

Now you love ME with all your heart, soul and strength and you do not love wealth.  I charge you to obey my voice when and where I command you to finance my ministry in the earth.  Riches can make wings and fly away, and I hold you accountable for such things. It is to the end time financiers that I give warning; that you seek me as your first love and do not cast away your confidence.

Evil impostors shall come seeking to ride upon your anointing and seek your provision.  Take heed to not allow resources to cause you to stumble and fall.  Deceivers shall come with flattery and titles and threats be not moved says the Lord.  Only do as I decree and let it be as I say.

I command you to be rich in good works, liberal, generous and ready to share as I speak to you.  You are laying up foundations for future things and leaving a legacy to your children and your children’s children who are MY children says the Lord.

I AM giving divine ideas and inspiration to my people and new levels of ingenuity for business adventures of all kinds for attaining wealth for My kingdom.  Do not be shocked when humble looking people appear to you bearing the resources suddenly.

I have gifted many with talent in the market place and they shall come as broken vessels yet bringing forth ventures that are holy to me and methods that are committed to their minds and hands to bring to pass the things that I have decreed in the earth.

I AM giving some of My people a power of attorney in the supernatural and I will bring to pass all that I have said.

I have seen the disgrace from past reproaches when men took and abused My people and manipulated my sheep for money.  I have seen these things and I have decreed the ill gotten money shall spoil like the manna.

Their love shall come into question and they shall be brought before me in their humiliations.  I will no longer tolerate this practice.  The cries have entered My ears.  My spirit shall not always strive with man.  I will bring swift judgment in hope of their repentance.

Many have feared to be identified with the true financiers that have a proper attitude with ME.  Not every man will be materially rich in the world just as every man is NOT a prophet.  Those who are given a mantle to establish My covenant with wealth shall stand by My Grace.  Be not afraid of the disputes and accusations of man that rise against you, for the enemy hates anything that causes the gospel to go forth.

I will move in such a way that you will share of your own store and of learn how to do it and some will teach others.  Let Me teach you to make money so that you can minister without need of asking for it.

Yet as My people see the fertile soil and works I do, they will run to you and throw resources at your feet.  I will give you the command to bless them and they shall be blessed because of their obedience in giving to My works.

You will not beg or borrow.  You will wait for ME and I will provide says the Lord.

I have commanded My financiers to obey Me and give when and where I say.  Seek ME and live, seek ME and know if I said it you can count on it.  For wealth shall seek you out, you will not seek it out.

On the contrary you shall be sent to places that are rich in faith and bring the wealth to them and many tribes, tongues and lands shall be changed.

I will meet their spiritual needs and I will also meet their physical needs says the Lord.  You shall not be manipulated with resources.  I can build up, and I can tear down, it is up to your choices.

It will take resources to rebuild the walls in My kingdom and to mend the nets.  Those whom I have chosen will not lack any good thing.  Haven’t I told you to behold the sparrows?  Haven’t I told you not to strive for riches, but to strive for me?

Wealth is a tool just as a hammer is a tool.  When you are right with ME your needs will be met.  My Word is true and I will not forsake you.  Many of you have proven me and yet some have given up.  I charge you to seek ME and I will show you the truth.

Don’t I shape the clay?  I make each part for my purposes.  You say to me by My wealth I have gotten these things.  Surely this wealth shall be judgment on you if you confess such folly.  I will execute MY justice upon the earth and cut it short.

I have commanded you that the land is yours.  I have promised you the nations and have decreed territory.  No man or spirit will be able to withstand you because you set your eyes on Me and make vows to obey.

Be strong, confident and very courageous for you shall surely inherit what I have promised. Remember, that My promises are conditional on your obedience.

As you continue in Me, I will not fail you or forsake you.  My Word shall be in your mouth and you shall meditate on it day and night so you will not forget.  I have commanded a blessing that I will make you prosperous and in all your dealings you shall be wise and have great success.

Prepare your provisions.  Many of you say I have nothing to give.  I give you seed to sow.  Look around you and ask of Me what you can give.  Then ask ME where to give it.  A man gives what he has.  A man doesn’t give what he doesn’t have.  You give out of obedience not out of fear, coercion or manipulation.

I AM the God that gives and takes away and the time has come for the transfer of wealth to MY kingdom says the Lord of Host.

“Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you,”   Luke 6:38 AMP.

“For it is like a man who was about to take a long journey, and he called his servants together and entrusted them with his property.
To one he gave five talents [probably about $5,000], to another two, to another one – to each in proportion to his own personal ability. Then he departed and left the country.
He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he gained five talents more.
And likewise he who had received the two talents–he also gained two talents more.
But he who had received the one talent went and dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.
Now after a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them.
And he who had received the five talents came and brought him five more, saying, Master, you entrusted to me five talents; see, here I have gained five talents more.
His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much.  Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys.
And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, Master, you entrusted two talents to me; here I have gained two talents more.
His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much.  Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys.
He who had received one talent also came forward, saying, Master, I knew you to be a harsh and hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you had not winnowed [the grain].
So I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground.  Here you have what is your own.
But his master answered him, You wicked and lazy and idle servant!  Did you indeed know that I reap where I have not sowed and gather [grain] where I have not winnowed?
Then you should have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received what was my own with interest.
So take the talent away from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents.
For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will be furnished richly so that he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have will be taken away.
And throw the good-for-nothing servant into the outer darkness; there will be weeping and grinding of teeth,”
  Matthew 25:14-30 AMP.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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The Cruise Ship and the Battle Ship

>I need to prepare you so you can understand how this happened to me.  I am not one to have many dreams, as I usually have visions.  

I had felt to start a fast on Sunday and on Monday afternoon after prayer, I was so tired, I took a nap.  Little did I know my nap would go from 3:30-8:00 p.m.

As I slept, I had a very vivid dream and when I awoke, I was screaming and I jumped out of bed!  This dream was no ordinary dream and I knew I had to write.  To protect the names of the people I saw in the dream, I will not speak their names. I  recognized people in this dream whom I love and I tried through prayer and pleading to reach them, to no avail.


I saw two ocean ships.  One was a cruise ship (like the love boat) and the other was a gray battleship.  These ships were superimposed, one over the other, so there was an altered world existing in both ships for some time.  There were many events overlapping and various things were going on in both ships, but the ships were VERY different.  I felt the need to hurry, as I felt the ship was going to be leaving soon.

Both worlds existed together at the same time.  The battleship I saw superimposed over the cruise ship, made me feel the urgency to reach those I could.  Although it was a dream, I was alert to everything around me and full of sheer terror for those on the cruise ship.

I knew that the time was winding down, and I knew instinctively that there was only a small time before the ramps and doors be shut.  I knew this time was planned, even before the world was created and I knew Jesus Christ was the commander and chief.

I did not know the exact time, but I could sense in myself that something of great magnitude was getting ready to happen within these two ships.  I knew I had to hurry and reach as many as I could, but the longer my feet were in the cruise ship it became hard to get back to the battleship.

The only way I can describe it;  it had a vacuum effect and each time I tried to reach people I knew, I could feel the vacuum or pull from the cruise ship to keep me there.  Between the vacuum and the muck and mire, it became very hard to walk about the ship.

I saw the lively cruise ship, and on board were people whom I knew and know now.  I saw people there whom I love so much, but I realized they had to make their own choices, but I can remember thinking, “How can I be without them, HOW?”

I begged Jesus for more time, but a process began to start.  The two ships had been over each other and superimposed, where one could go from the battleship to the cruise ship for a time, but soon the shift started and the ships began to separate.  Sliding sideways, I could feel the suction and vacuum as the separation sequence began.

What began to emerge with what appeared to be a gray battleship, as it pulled apart some distance it was not gray anymore, it was pure silver.  I panicked as I saw the ships separating, but none of the people on the cruise ship knew what was going on, they all were oblivious to what was happening.

The cruise ship, during this sequence, began to emerge and the color was black, like it had been torched with fire.  Still there was loud music and people partying like nothing bad could ever happen to them.  They were making statements like, “You only live once, so live it up!”

The people there were all dressed in very provocative clothing and many went without clothing, walking about the ship seeking others to sodomize with their lusts.  It seemed this ship had no moral compass at all.  Others I saw were ‘swingers,’ trying to seduce others into their web.

I saw evil spirits manifest in all parts of the peoples body.  The evil spirits in them had authority because the people gave it to them.  I saw contracts these people made with satan stamped on their foreheads and hands.

These demons would manifest when I would come close because the light I carried with me exposed them, yet the people hated me and threw things at me.  They would laugh and make fun of me when I tried to reach the people.

It did not matter how much I tried to win them over, none could accept what I said, and I knew they had gone past the point of no return and blasphemed the Holy Spirit.  I did not want to believe my loved ones and people I knew were going to utter darkness.  I realized they were sealing their quest into utter darkness, where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.

I saw others partying and living it up with the people of this world.  I heard the curses and the laughter as they made fun of Christians and were drunk and doing sexual acts in plain view, thinking that would “shock” others, but it only liberated the other ones in their drunken haze, that they joined in with all the debauchery.

All of them were drunk on something.  For some it was power, others it was drugs, food and all sorts of deadly sins and in their haze, they proselytized others to join in.  There were parents with children.  The children were defiled with the sin of their parents and many at young ages were doing unspeakable things.  Every type of sexual sin was being committed among the ones on board and some even with dogs and other pets they brought.

Sexual orgies seemed to be a major theme in all of the cruise ship, because as I walked in the superimposed arena, I could see within all the cabins and work related areas, because everyone was offering whatever pleasure they wanted.

Marriage had no covenant promise with it, they only said they were married to try to live up to earthy standards.  I saw weddings being performed on deck between a man and a man and the homosexuals were lined up in row to marry as they shook their fist at God.

I saw ministers who condoned the things that God hates.  These also had no idea what their pride had in store for them, because the quest they chose would be revealed in time.  So many walked around as if nothing was wrong and through apathy and complacency, they thought if they did not participate with certain sins, they would be okay.  I saw them in their pride and staunch attitudes; that they thought they knew better than God did.

I remember feeling sick to my stomach to see such things and how they even tried to seduce me, to no avail.

What was strange though, is I was fully dressed in a military uniform with insignia; the others on the cruise ship were not.  I could see several other military types like me trying to reach the others before they were caught up in the mire of the decks.  It seemed the more one walked from the battleship, the deeper the mire got.

Soon it became evident that the longer the troops stayed on the cruise ship, the more they jeopardized their rank and authority.  The mire continued to rise, like water in the cruise ship and it seemed everyone had it on them.  The only ones it bothered were the uniformed troops.  The rest of the cruise ship was oblivious to it all and had no idea they were covered in muck and mire.  None of the cruise ship people could see and they were blinded by the strong delusion that was on them because they chose to believe the lie.

“Now we beseech you, my brothers, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, that you should not be soon shaken in mind or troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word or letter, as through us, as if the Day of Christ is at hand.
Let not anyone deceive you by any means.  For that Day shall not come unless there first comes a falling away, and the man of sin shall be revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself forth, that he is God.
Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you?
And now you know what holds back, for him to be revealed in his own time.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already working, only he is now holding back until it comes out of the midst.
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming, whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, so that they might be saved.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie,  so that all those who do not believe the truth, but delight in unrighteousness, might be condemned,”
  2 Thessalonians 2:1-12.

“Therefore I solemnly witness before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is going to judge the living and the dead according to His appearance and His kingdom, preach the Word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
For a time will be when they will not endure sound doctrine, but they will heap up teachers to themselves according to their own lusts, tickling the ear.
And they will turn away their ears from the truth and will be turned to myths.
But you watch in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fully carry out your ministry.
For I am already being poured out, and the time of my release is here.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.
Now there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that Day; and not to me only, but also to all those who love His appearing,”
   2 Timothy 4:1-8.

I knew these people were all so desperately lost and some of them were those who once believed but had no root in themselves, and even some were former pastors who turned away.

We all know those who we cry for who are so desperately lost.  Yet when I saw a pastor I knew who turned from the faith and caused his entire family to be given to satan, I began to weep as I could see the solidified decision he made in his mind, and I heard the scripture, “whose conscience is seared with a hot iron.”

I came to understand fully in that moment what it meant to blaspheme the Lord.  I became desperate in the dream to try and reach him but to do so, I would have to stay on the fringes of both worlds and I knew in my heart I couldn’t stay long.  I have NEVER cried, wept and screamed in a dream the way I did in the hours I slept .

For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
He who despised Moses’ Law died without mercy on the word of two or three witnesses.
Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy of punishment, the one who has trampled the Son of God, and who has counted the blood of the covenant with which he was sanctified an unholy thing, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
For we know Him who has said, “Vengeance belongs to Me, I will repay, says the Lord.”  And again, “The Lord shall judge His people.”
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God,”
   Hebrews 10:26-30.

The cruise ship is like the world; as the ship was the only way the people could remain alive was on the ships.  Both ships represent two worlds.  

The first cruise ship is the natural carnal world with all its lust and desires.

The other gray battle ship that is super imposed over it, is the kingdom in this world and the people in that world those who suffer for HIS name sake to bring hope to nations and peoples, yet the gray symbolizes the gray area of Laodicea according to Revelations 3.

The waters that the world takes them represent the souls of mankind.

“And to the angel of the church of the Laodicea write: The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Head of the creation of God, says these things: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot.  I would that you were cold or hot.
So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I counsel you to buy from Me gold purified by fire, so that you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be clothed, and so that the shame of your nakedness does not appear.  And anoint your eyes with eye salve, so that you may see.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; therefore be zealous and repent.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him and he with Me.
To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame and have sat down with My Father in His throne.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches,”   
Revelation 3:14-22.

It was during these times that I was able to reach into the cruise ship world where they were, that I tried to communicate with these whom I love.  To my frustration, I was rejected.

I knew I had to go and I left and I screamed and was crying at them in frustration, but they could not hear me, to their own peril.  I felt an invisible hand on my shoulder and knew I had to pull away, for all was done that could be done by me.  As I walked away, looking behind and then turning back with my head down, I was sobbing for all those I loved and the souls who chose to go away from the Lord, and that I would see them no more.

Again the cruise ship that I saw masses of people on, were laughing as if nothing was wrong and all was OK.  Remember I was seeing two ship superimposed on each other.  The one I was on was “altered” into gray for me but they could not see me.  At certain times I was able to get attention to warn, but in this dream, I had to let go of all those whom I have loved, because I love Jesus more.

Many of you need to let go of those who are keeping you bound to the world.

I noticed as I tried and tried to win those of the cruise ship, I was slowly being sucked into their arena.  It is important to know when to let go.  For God’s spirit shall not strive with man, and there will not be any man in heaven who did not choose to go there.

For many, the timing is just too late.  The cruise ship seemed to be the way to go, yet my heart was grieved by the debauchery I saw and the disrespect for the Lord and the people were celebrating, as if it would never end to their own peril.

As the ships continued to divide apart, the vacuum suction became so strong.  The last time I tried to warn a person, I had one foot in and my head, and it took all my strength to pray in Jesus name for release from the suction of the separation.  As I continued to watch, the cruise ship passengers were still oblivious to anything happening around them.

As I watched from the deck of the silver battleship, the black cruise ship headed toward foreboding clouds.  I could sense in my heart we were heading to deep waters.  I felt it was for the greatest battle of souls the world had ever seen.  Jesus made sure His remnant troops were ready, and we each had to make our own choice to serve.  No one was forced to be there.  Each person made his or her own decision to serve the Lord.

In the dream, I remember standing on the deck, watching the black ship go away with people I knew and loved.  I sobbed and stood there for some time.  My heart was so overwhelmed at the loss that I could not be comforted.

I remember when Jacob mourned over Rachael and I remember standing a long time.  Then I fell on my face and just sobbed and sobbed.  My heart was crushed.  I could not be consoled.

I remember asking Jesus and thinking if there was something I should have, could have, done to help others to make it, and I felt like I failed the Lord.  All the sudden, I felt a hand on my back and I knew it was Jesus, and what is more, He was sobbing too for the loss of those who rejected Him.

We feel a mild rejection when men leave us, but Jesus feels the entire world when they reject Him.

As I lay there, suddenly I was aware that warrior angels were around me.  I did not dare look up, as I could see their brilliant bronze warrior boots and other armor, and I knew these angels did not play.  I could feel serious authority around me, and although I felt afraid of them, at the same time, I felt secure.  I knew these angels had fought many battles for the Lord.

Then I heard the Lord whisper in my ear…  “These angels have been with you for a long time and they protected you and have encamped about you.”

I was so overwhelmed at the sheer strength I felt and the sound of the clanking of weapons they carry.  I was shocked that such majestic beings were with me.  After feeling so alone in my life, I was suddenly engulfed in amazement that I did not realize they were always there.  I WAS INTIMIDATED AND AFRAID AT THE SAME TIME, yet when they they surrounded me, I felt a breeze as their wings moved over me and soon I fell asleep in my dream, yet I still could see the angels.

The Lord comforted me with warrior angels who had fought many battles for thousands and thousands of years.  Jesus knew the heartache I suffered and he sent them to strengthen my heart.

After a while, I saw a large pitcher of oil on the deck and a flask of wine next to me.  One of the angels began to pour oil on my head and then give me wine to drink and I began to feel strength in my body and insides too.  I opened my eyes and I felt brand new inside, yet I still felt loss but not as before.

I was able to move past the loss, because I knew Jesus suffered more than I, and how can I be so selfish for the few I lost, when He is grieved for the masses?

No one was on that ship who did not choose to be there.  They had all proved to Jesus they loved Him, by following Him and obeying His word.

Part Two will be published when available and released.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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Freedom from Man’s Opinion

Many shrink back in fear and have NO desire to be a vessel of the Lord once they see the cost.  It appeared that when Moses had Pharaohs authority, he tried to help the slaves and thought himself to be their leader.  

However, he killed an Egyptian and none of the Israelites wanted him.  He couldn’t understand why the Hebrews didn’t see his excellent leadership!  So he fled leaving behind everything he thought he was.  He wandered in the desert until he found a man who would be his future father in law.

“Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb,”   Exodus 3:1.

Moses “settled” there and married and had children and flocks.  Like Moses we tried to be something that we were not.  We thought we were ready and because of this, we become disillusioned.  We settled for second best.  Yet when God revealed the burning bush to Moses, he tried to talk God out of going back to Egypt.  Moses knew the cost of leading the people out of bondage and he didn’t want anything to do with that; even arguing with the LORD because of his slow speech..

“And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue,”   Exodus 4:10.

God prepares his people during the hard times; during the lean times.  Moses was known as the most meek man whoever lived.  Humility is not acquired by saying you are humble.  It comes from dying to self over and over again.

By the time the LORD finally speaks about our destiny… We say NOOOOOO WAY!  You finally see the cost involved and what you went through, and you honestly feel I can’t do that! I said, those people saw my flesh and think I am a demon or something.  Now you want me to lead them!

Do you realize God knew this about you?  In HIS plan he moved you in position so you would be refined, defined and broken from all peoples opinion of you.  Being free of mans opinion is not optional in Apostolic and Prophetic people.  “God takes everything in our lives and uses it even our rejections of family, friends and ministry connections.”  Remember Joseph?

It did not matter where I went… it could be in a group of people yet I felt so alone.  It didn’t make sense.  So what do we do?  We start to get a complex of wondering what they are looking at.  They would look and walk around you at least ten paces avoiding you like you had a plague.  Everyone who you thought would always be there were gone….

”This is a hard thing to go through but a necessary part of dying to self.”  Believe me there were few and far between hints of Gods destiny in my life.  So a phone call, a message from a friend from long ago or a trip had to suffice.  Yet nothing, feeling nothing!

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places,“    Ephesians 6:12.

Our battle is not with flesh and blood.  Don’t fight it just surrender to the Lord.  Joseph was given a prophecy and I bet there were times he never thought it would happen.  I can only imagine how he felt.

We all go through mixed feelings at times.  We are a mess and it takes the Lord to take us through the wilderness, so we must depend on Him and HIM alone.  HE takes our mess and turns it into a very costly message.

Learning to love our enemies seems impossible.  No matter what we face, love is our greatest weapon against our adversaries.

“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity,”   1 Corinthians 13:13.

“And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins,”   1 Peter 4:8.

Christians are the main ones that God allows to reject us, we must realize that when we are wounded from man, we gave too much attention to their opinion of us.  We got to forgive them and let them go.  Even if they were wrong! You still got to forgive.  God deals with all of us.  Satan and his demons love to mess and cause division.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places,”   Ephesians 6:12.

There are many that were kept hidden in desolate places.  It is in these places the best lessons are learned.  These things prepares us for our destiny.  These who have been kept away for many years and many of them resolved to just exist.

They didn’t deny the LORD but in their mind “I must have really failed God”.  So in our confusion we assumed that God was done with us.  So next comes a real good dose of rejection, self pity and depression to make it worse.  Then “Christians” you thought you could fellowship with, they ended up moving into a different path.

When God moves you away from someone, it isn’t because they were necessary bad for you.  Each of us must walk in the way even if we are seemingly alone. GOD wouldn’t let you lean on anyone but HIM.

I lost a good friend, a specially prayer partner.  It hurt.  I can look back now and see the Lords hand in all of it.  We each have to walk the path that is laid in front of us.  Our Lord is a jealous God and HE wants our time.  And for this sister I prayed with?  He wanted my time, as I would lean too much on man.

We know to lean too much on the staff of man it will pierce our hand.  Others I would meet along the dusty path would look at me and say, “your different, peculiar but you’re sincere. Obviously she meant I was sincerely wrong!  No one could see the real Spirit person I am.  When God prepares you in the wilderness, it is between you and HIM.  No man can take that place.

The only one that can settle us and secure us is the Lord Jesus Christ.  He covered all our mess and the mistakes of our past and became our example of yielding to the Fathers will. Jesus knew who HE was.  Do you KNOW who you are?  Do you know the authority given to you?  Once you understand these things, you will see people differently, strangers will fade away.

“In this hour the spirit of deceit and deception cannot hide as MY anointing and authority has been released to those prepared for such a time as this.  What is fire compared to ashes?  I AM a consuming fire and burning up every detail of wood, hay and stubble and it is blown away by MY breath,”  says the LORD.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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