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Who Shuts Who In?

Man was made in God’s triune image, and therefore a special place within each human being that nothing in this life can ultimately fulfill, but God.

Man was made in God’s triune image, and therefore a special place within each human being that nothing in this life can ultimately fulfill, but God.

People try to stuff so much of themselves to fill that vacuum with temporal pleasures, relationships, or anything or everything that makes them feel whole, satisfied for at least a moment.

“If we who are [abiding] in Christ have hoped only in this life [and this is all there is], then we are of all people most miserable and to be pitied.”    1 Corinthians 15:19 AMP

In this life have we tried to put our confidence into anything or anyone?  Being miserable can come in many forms!  For the true believers in Christ, we have eternity in our hearts, and we have eternity as our perspective and home.  This life isn’t all there is and thank God it is not!

But God!  In His Mercy and Loving Kindness, He doesn’t stand over us or make demands that we take the gift of free will and free choice.

Yes, in his mind he wants you to receive it, but he won’t make you accept it.  To the true believer in Christ, heaven is in our heart, therefore eternity abides in our heart in this life and the life to come.

Put yourself in God’s place for a moment.  Think how strange it would be if you wanted to be with a person who you have loved so dearly, but they have hated you at every turn; you tried to reach out, but they wanted nothing to do with you, no matter how long and how many ways you tried.

You tried and you wept for so long for them to come and be a part of your life, but you finally had to realize that time was winding down and it’s time to let go of every constraint because The LORD is shutting the door! It is important to know when to let go beloved!

You can’t make someone be a sheep when they are a goat!

“And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and The LORD shut him in.”   Genesis 7:16 KJV.

Yes, even in the days of Noah, there were only eight who believed what The LORD said concerning the coming catastrophe upon the earth. The LORD God Himself closed the door on that generation that rejected Him.

We face another door that will be shut, and no man can open…. (Revalation 3)

“But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be,”   Matthew 24:37-39 KJV.

There are limits and timing to consider, and God is merciful and gives ample time, not wishing that any should perish but that all would come to everlasting life, but He knows not all want him. So why are we so surprised that we are rejected and hated because we love?

Talking about eternity, and judgment or hell, God does not play games, or mince words to blindside folks. God has warned and prewarned plenty about putting faith or trust in anything other than His plan of redemption from all sin.

People know us by our love relationship with him.  Jesus Christ is our eternal home.  Eternity resides in each living soul, but it is the decision of every soul in what portion of eternity they will reside. There is heaven and hell and there is nothing in between.

When we choose to accept life in Christ Jesus, and realize we are in an eternal relationship now with our creator.

We must learn to walk with him and live for him all the days of our life.  However, there are those who choose the broad way that leads to destruction, and many are those that find it.

It is impossible to say you are a Christian, and not have a daily relationship and walk with The LORD.  If you think that all you must do is, make confession one time and you go on living unchanged you are sadly mistaken.

Christianity is a relationship, with someone that is with you and wants to walk with you! Living for Christ is a lifestyle of walking with The LORD Day by day in relationship and fellowship.

It isn’t just a decision you make at an altar and then go about your merry way and bearing no change. No, once the decision is made, Christ comes to you to abide with you by the Holy Spirit. There will be evidence to our confession.

Once we exit the superficial and mundane life, we must put away immaturity and childish ways. We must take hold of His strength and make complete surrender to His protection and make peace with Him, having accountability for our own actions and growth. Holding to absolute confidence and assurance that He is well able to perform.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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What Salvation Isn’t

True believers in Christ today face a very different world than our parents and grandparents did in their day.

True believers in Christ today face a very different world than our parents and grandparents did in their day.

First and foremost, we face a very hostile environment in our choice of serving The LORD according to total obedience in The Bible.

Today it will cost something to serve The LORD. Having faith in Christ we must have total faith in HIS Word, the Holy Bible.

The whole Bible is full of evidence, in what God expects.  The Word of God has every answer we will ever need to navigate through this life.  But the first thing we must understand and be equipped to do is, we cannot put faith in no one!

Neither can we put faith or trust in any religion, denomination, a particular teaching, a prominent teacher, prophet, preacher, pastor, a particular movement, or group.  Especially if they teach or preach things that go against God’s Word!

We must also realize that we cannot put faith or trust in what grandma said or even our very mother as we hang on to her apron strings.

We must realize that being unequally yoked with unbelievers not only applies in marriage but also in family and any relationships or friendships.

“But He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?”  And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers!  For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.”   Mark 3:33-35 NKJV.

We as believers in Christ Jesus must remember to be one with him is to walk with him.  Does Jesus walk with homosexuals and hang out with them and participate with them?

If we say we are a believer and we are around those who practice sin, we must reprove them.  That word reprove means to expose them.  To those who have the spiritual knowledge in a situation must speak truth.

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.  For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.  But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.  Therefore He says: Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”   Ephesians 5:11-14 NKJV.

I believe Jesus will go to anyone who cries out to him in sincerity, but repentance demands turning away from sin or being accountable to another until you are delivered from those spirits and tendencies.

“Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” Awake to righteousness, and do not sin; for some do not have the knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.”   1 Corinthians 15:33-34 NKJV.

Beloved, I must tell you the truth, you must wake up from believing lies and deceiving yourselves! I must warn you if you are thinking you are ready to walk through the pearly gates and you have blatant sin in your life, you are sadly mistaken!

I must say you cannot come to the altar and get saved then live anyway you want thinking you are getting fire insurance from hell’s flames! Hell is real, and it is hot, and you can’t get out!

Beloved, I must tell you the truth! You must wake up from believing lies and deceiving yourselves.

A true Biblical conversion experience of a new believer will produce proof or fruit as there will be evidence to our faith.  Faith without works is dead.

Something that is alive is fed, isn’t it?  Something that is alive grows and soon there’s evidence, but dead things do not grow.

Hell is a very real place created by God for Satan and all his followers.  He hates God and all of those who love God.

His desire is to take as many souls with him as possible. The evidence of hell is all around, Satan is in the news and all his acts and fruits.

No, following Christ is a daily walk, not a one-time decision that is forgotten, and it will cost everything!

Picking up our cross is our means of execution; it is how we put to death the deeds of the flesh and live for God.

I do not apologize for what I write or what I must say according to God’s Will.  I would rather serve God than man, and I have come to know him, and he is truly a friend that is closer than a brother! I love Jesus with my whole heart, and I know he is with me and he is my true family.

If you have doubts today about your souls’ condition and as your read this, it isn’t too late for you, please get before God and repent and turn away from sin so you may truly live for him throughout all eternity.

In Jesus’ Name.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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The Creator, Created, Creativity

In Christianity, when you hear people teach, preach, or speak of ‘Deep Wells,’ they are speaking of the depth of relationship.

In Christianity, when you hear people teach, preach, or speak of ‘Deep Wells,’ they are speaking of the depth of relationship.

Just as an artist paints a masterpiece, it originated from the heart and mind of the artist.  Each session in touching the canvas even with the most delicate of stroke creates an image and language all its own.

The creativity of mixing various hues of color gives us glimpses of illumination into his experience and expression.  The depth of an artist comes from a complex weave of emotion, fruit filled thoughts, and characteristics of personality.

The artist is gifted as a natural explorer and pioneer of vision and dreams . In comprehending meaning and seeing deep within, the artist sees inward, then outward in bringing things to the surface that were not, as though they are.  Then once displayed one often experiences a wonder working confirming faith, that seemingly was created out of thin air!

Having a relationship with Christ opens one up to all possibilities.  When we accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior we were born again.  Once done our eternal home and address was changed.

On that day when we accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, we were enveloped, covered in Christ’s righteousness, sealed unto the day of redemption, and stamped with His mark like a letter to our new Kingdom address.

There is a mansion for every born-again soul in heaven and the census is already done by the angels in marking us a part of the Kingdom of God.  Our names are written down in glory, beloved! He promised to go and make a place! He is our heaven, our eternal home!

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”   John 14:2 KJV.

Eternity is not just when we pass away from this life. Living eternal life is to live in the here and now, and to represent heaven on earth as ambassadors.  Beloved, we represent a heavenly country and eternal home with all the authority of God and heaven backing us up!

“Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”   2 Corinthians 5:18-21 NKJV.

Now as we live in Him in the natural realm by faith in God’s Word, we have the nature of true faith for creativity that originated with our creator and Father, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

It was His idea!  God created us in His image, and he longs for fellowship with someone ‘like’ Him. God spoke the worlds into existence, he spoke the land and sea into existence…. (Study Genesis 1)

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth. So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”   Genesis 1:26-28 KJV.

The potential of the creativity of the creator is within every born-again believer.  Within the soul and mind lies the most precious and delicate brush to put to canvas his image from the depth of soul describing the overall meaning of the artist’s expression.

The Hebrew language gives us a colorful and very descriptive canvas of the life of a true believer.  And speaking ‘Deep or Depth’ is descriptive of developing a deep relationship with The LORD Jesus Christ.  The LORD longs to have a deep relationship with us.

The Hebrew language is expressed like pictures you can see in your mind and soul . For instance, like those who wait upon The LORD shall renew their strength, they will mount up with wings like eagles. (Isaiah 40:31 Study)

As I close, you cannot know a book without knowing the author AND you cannot know a Masterpiece without knowing the Master and the mark of his piece.

Beloved, you are on display, you are The LORD’s prized Masterpiece with the mark of The LORD’s hand on you.

His desire is for HIS work to be displayed through you, so others might be drawn into the artistry of The LORD’s Glory and find Him.  Amen?

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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The Prosperity Gospel?

In September 2022, The LORD began to show me things I did not want to hear about others, but my loyalty is to The LORD Jesus Christ.

In September 2022, The LORD began to show me things I did not want to hear about others, but my loyalty is to The LORD Jesus Christ.

Some things about people and ministers and so-called ministries have been shocking.  Back in 2006 I went to Charlotte NC to visit and to attend some meetings.

I ended up at a meeting being held in an old PTL building.  Anyway, as I entered, I noticed there were tons of books and materials to purchase in the lobby, and myself and a friend went into the meeting to find a place to sit, and we decided to go up about halfway in bleacher type seating and the building seemed to look like there were at least 500 people.

Suddenly, I started feeling a gut-wrenching burden and I was bent over weeping.  I could tell my friend and people around me did not understand why I could not stop, but I kept praying as quietly as possible.

I kept asking God what was wrong, and I just continued to pray and yield to The Holy Spirit.  All I could do was pray in The Spirit in Tongues and weep between my legs and I could not stop.

As the service started, I still was not able to stop praying nor could I get up.  As the service continued, it was turned over to a man who got up on the platform and began to speak and began to act like a spiritual auctioneer.

He started with $1000 dollars stating that if the audience would give the money, then God was obligated to give them something.

The place was packed, and when I heard that man say that I began to weep louder, and I prayed to God under my breath, that if it were His Will for me to leave, that He would tell my friend to ask me to leave.

Right after that thought and prayer, my friend said let us get out of here.

I got my things together and we got up to leave, and you could hear in the silence the sound of “gasping air” when we stood up to leave and everyone was looking at us with shock on their faces and I was still weeping.

As we walked out of that building the weight of that burden lifted off me, and we went to our vehicle and prepared to leave.  As we pulled out of the parking lot there was a steady stream of people leaving that building.

“If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which accords with godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.  From such withdraw yourself.
Now godliness with contentment is great gain.  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.  And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”  
1 Timothy 6:3-10 NKJ.

God has allowed me to experience and feel just a little of what Jesus did when He wept over The Temple and how angry He was with the Money Changers in The Temple.

“Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.  And He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.””   Matthew 21:12-13 NKJ.

The prosperity gospel is a damnable heresy and a false teaching spoken by false teachers and preachers.

I came up after I was baptized in the Holy Ghost in 1984, and a couple men I met gave me booklets about financial prosperity in The Church.

So, like a lot of folks, I was exposed to a lot of this type of teaching in the 1980’s.

I also want to apologize to God and to you for teaching this damnable heresy.  I have seen a lot of error through the years and witnessed and experienced it first-hand and I imagine there will be more that God will expose as the days draw near to the return of The LORD Jesus Christ.

I have been experiencing an opening of my eyes to what I have been blinded to.  Much of it of late has been shocking and I hope and pray He continues to expose everything that is hidden in us all.

I do not know how much is being revealed, but I am grateful and continue to pray as a watchman of The LORD so that I will remain on the wall and continue to warn the people.

There are many charlatans and Christian con artists who will be exposed in the coming days, and we must draw near to God in a sincere heart of love and in simplicity in prayer, study our Bible, and obedience to His Word only!  Amen?

“Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do.  For they bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do to be seen by men. They make their phylacteries broad and enlarge the borders of their garments. They love the best places at feasts, the best seats in the synagogues, greetings in the marketplaces, and to be called by men, ‘Rabbi, Rabbi.’ But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren. Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ. But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.
But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. Therefore, you will receive greater condemnation.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.
Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘Whoever swears by the temple, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gold of the temple, he is obliged to perform it.’ Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that sanctifies the gold? And, ‘Whoever swears by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever swears by the gift that is on it, he is obliged to perform it.’ Fools and blind! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifies the gift? Therefore he who swears by the altar, swears by it and by all things on it. He who swears by the temple, swears by it and by Him who dwells in it. And he who swears by heaven, swears by the throne of God and by Him who sits on it.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cumin and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. 24Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and [l]self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. 28Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, and say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.’
Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt. 33Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell? Therefore, indeed, I send you prophets, wise men, and scribes:some of them you will kill and crucify, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, 35that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Berechiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36Assuredly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of The LORD!”  
Matthew 23:1-39 NKJ.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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