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Identified as HIS!

I had all sorts of feelings in my soul. I could hear crying deep inside of me, concerning the condition of The Church.

I woke up with a heavy heart today.

I had all sorts of feelings in my soul. I could hear crying deep inside of me, concerning the condition of The Church.

I finally realized what I was feeling was The LORD sharing a portion of His heart with me, so that I could identify with His.

It was hard to fathom the heartache and weight of the world on His heart.

Jesus wants to share His Secrets with His Servants the prophets, so that we can identify with Him, so we will understand His justice and impending judgments.

It was especially heavy concerning America and the region I reside (The Appalachian Mountain Region).

Having lived and ministered in so many other states and regions, coming here was a very deep dark place Spiritually.

Later, I found out from others that I was not the only one that knew this. Sometimes when you walk alone with The LORD, He will station you as a silent witness!

All the sudden, at that moment I understood what He meant!

For each door I was led to and knocked on, and every religious service where I was rejected, and all of those who outright called me not of God and false from the pulpit… Jesus was there at that moment! AND HE knows it all, AND He takes it personally!

Then I heard Him say, “I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are true, and are not but lie, I will make them come to you and worships before your feet, and know that I love you!” (Revelation 3:9)

He reminded me of His Words that He spoke to Saul after he was knocked off his horse. Saul had enough sense to realize what that light stood for and said, “Who are you, Lord?”
The reply: “I AM Jesus whom you persecute….” (Acts 9:4-5)

Saul — who became Paul — was a deliberately chosen vessel and he would suffer and endure much for The LORD. Just look at Paul’s prison sentences, giving him time to write 2/3 of the New Testament.

The LORD will do nothing until He reveals it to His servants the prophets.

Laboring so much in the spirit realm here without seeing any results, weighed on me.

As this region has been a stronghold of darkness for a very long time, and as time has gone by, it has been hard with the weightiness of that Word He gave to me.

I know from example, what it means to walk alone and there are times when I prefer being alone with The LORD than being around people. I, and others like me, have learned the hard way and it has branded us in our heart and in our flesh.

We are marked as troublemakers and have been known and labeled. But what they don’t see is our smile, because we have come to be who we truly are in Christ!

Prophecy

“My Beloved, none of this has been in vain.

Though you have felt humiliated, discouraged, outcast, and a reject among the rejects, I have kept you.

Do not fret or be anxious that your hour has passed and your season is far spent, but begin to look upon the horizon. New things are coming.

Begin to see the cloud rising like the size of a man’s hand, and hear the sound of abundance of rain!

I have a set time and season, and I have a plan and before it happens, I will announce it to you.

Be free indeed, for your life is hid in Me,” says The LORD!

“Give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair, for if you are dead to this world, what reputation can ruin you when I AM in you?

You are in good standing beloved for you carry within, the results of My Reputation,” says The LORD of Hosts!

“Surely The LORD GOD does nothing without revealing His secret plan [of the judgment to come] To His servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7 KJV.

“But we have this precious treasure [the good news about salvation] in [unworthy] earthen vessels [of human frailty], so that the grandeur and surpassing greatness of the power will be [shown to be] from God [His sufficiency] and not from ourselves. We are pressured in every way [hedged in], but not crushed; perplexed [unsure of finding a way out], but not driven to despair; hunted down and persecuted, but not deserted [to stand alone]; struck down, but never destroyed; always carrying around in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be shown in our body. For we who live are constantly [experiencing the threat of] being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the [resurrection] life of Jesus also may be evidenced in our mortal body [which is subject to death]. So physical death is [actively] at work in us, but [spiritual] life [is actively at work] in you.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 AMP.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Dangerous Times — Unveiled Exposure

This is for all of you who know me, and those who don’t know me well. in hopes that it will answer many questions.

Very important! This is for all of you who know me. and those who don’t know me well. in hopes that it will answer many questions.

The LORD wanted me to speak to you with these Words I have written and it is His Hope and mine that you will understand better.

First, I appreciate all of you who labor in prayer for me, and encourage me! I am grateful to God for you! Please do not stop! However, I need to share something serious about myself.

This morning, The LORD impressed upon me to say that I have been receiving so many attachments, links, articles, and words to distraction. I know you are only trying to help and I do appreciate that very much.

However, some folks have been getting angry at me and manifesting rejection, self-pity, pride and listening to all sorts of various spiritual voices that are not of God.

I hear and do listen to God and I do my best to obey Him. And yes, I have missed Him and had to repent.

So, if you are wanting me, and my attention, you cannot have it. I refuse to be anyone’s focus or idol before God. You must first want and need God, not man! He is a jealous God!

I am not a babysitter or a nanny and once you are beyond the age of accountability (that means God knows when that happens) you are responsible to seek God for yourself.

Ministry Leaders cannot meet everyone’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs. They can only take care of you if you come under the authority of God.

And “if” He has led you there, you will be rooted and grounded there. Leaders suffer much for overseeing a flock, as they must give an account for those under their care.

Godly leaders are not perfect, but they provide by God an anointed spiritual covering of prayer so you can grow, thrive, and become of full age and mature. However, this can only happen if you obey and not rebel.

God can and will remove that protective covering if you are not going to obey Him. I have seen it many times.

It is my hope that if you have gone through this process and found out you made a mistake and end up wounded in knee deep mire and muck, that you repent and get back right with God and get back under that place of safety.

If you are willing and obedient you shall eat the good of the land. To be submitted to God and under authority, there is an amazing benefit!

It takes time to prepare to write messages, or minister in whatever way He leads. Leaders are human and they have things they must do too in this physical life!

There is a home and family and other ways God uses them. And rest is not a bad word! Neither is R & R! (Rest and Relax especially after a hard battle).

God established Rest for man in Shabbat: The Sabbath Day! It is one of the Ten Commandments!

I do not run to burnout; I run to win the prize! You know when you are not full and feel vulnerable, and if you don’t see the signs you must backtrack and fill up with The Holy Spirit, you will burn out in your flesh.

I am in this for the long haul! Running for the greatest race is a marathon. I must pace myself to continue on in the greatest race of all! Leaders minister from the overflow of their relationship with The LORD.

So, it is so important that we all do the things required to be filled with The Spirit. The Spiritual disciplines of Prayer, Worship, and Word Study is our entrance into deeper places with The LORD!

Something has happened to me, something that is hard to put into words, but it is like I have entered into something new, like a major breaker was turned on! I have so much pouring out of me and I can no longer keep up!

The LORD is saying I can no longer keep up with previous ways and the new ways.

I have no time to worry about those who are mad at me. I can no longer chase them down to fix whatever needs tending to. I cannot do everything!

I cannot pack on my back what isn’t mine to pack. His yoke is easy and burden lite; that means he made that yoke to fit me! I am yoked with Jesus and His Will for my life.

God wants us to learn and mature under the fullness of the Godhead bodily. (Colossians 2:9) He wants us to benefit from His fullness that is manifested in the offices and gifting of those listed in Ephesians 4, so that you won’t be blown to and fro by every wind of doctrine by man.

Only listen to Him and carefully listen or read whatever you are led to do. There are others in The Body you can be intimately personal to whom you can fellowship and interact with.

Just be mindful to always learn from God first in prayer, worship and study God’s Word. (Study Ephesians 4.)

“So that we are no longer children [spiritually immature], tossed back and forth [like ships on a stormy sea] and carried about by every wind of [shifting] doctrine, by the cunning and trickery of [unscrupulous] men, by the deceitful scheming of people ready to do anything [for personal profit].” Ephesians 4:14 AMP.

Be thankful to God for spiritual authority, for it is His method of covering His Church in protection; It is His idea!

I can’t help what you think of me, I cannot be with you at every beckon call, and if you get mad, I am sorry, but I have to obey God.

I love God so much and His People, but I can’t run here and there trying to baby you when it is time to grow up!

It’s time to get out of your own diapers, feed yourselves and stand up and be counted! You are not a spoiled child no longer. He is calling all men to repent!

The LORD wants our obedience! He is telling us to clean up our own messes, instead of leaning on another to do it.

I cannot coddle or run after you no more! I must be before God, to write accurately for directions for the body of Christ! Sherry is not your answer, God is! When He leads me to respond to you, I will.

But right now, in the scope of things, it is a time like no other! The clarion call is sounding to wake up and revive!

The Conviction of The Holy Spirit is upon you! Turn back to God and Repent! He is heralding the sound to step out of the gray area of lukewarmness, and step forward in alignment with others who are hearing that sound, line up and get into place!

Now is the time to be counted faithful to Jesus! We are in a WAR for ourselves and the souls of man! You must first commit to Him, and then whoever that authority figure is in your life. He is the Captain of the Hosts! You can do this! We are on the winning side!

I cannot wait on tables, do menial tasks no more and clean up after those who refuse to grow up! I have no time for this anymore as He is giving me orders!

God is getting us ready! This is the season of separation in all manner of ways! As we separate from the cares of life and sin, the body gains strength in obedience and coming together!

Our times of refreshing will come from The Presence of The LORD! We must learn to live close to The LORD!

“Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.” Acts 6:2 KJV.

Criticism, hatred, accusations, and outright lies do not matter to me! If labeled false, it does not matter!

Label me as they may, those who know me, know better! The opinions of man won’t bother you if you strive to know God’s opinion of you!

I take captive the deeds of the flesh and I bring my body under subjection to The Holy Spirit, and I die daily!

Jesus is always first! He’s my LORD and Author of my writings and every physical ministry engagement.

We are living in a time like none other and everyone must have their own oil and lamps trimmed and ready. If we are dead to this world, dead men are buried. And believers have risen to new life in Christ!

It’s not I who live but Christ who lives in me! And beloved of God, like Moses, he didn’t commit to his world of Egypt once he found out his true heritage! He chose to suffer with his brethren!

In all humility, I submit these words to you and I love you and thank you so much for your prayers and your concerns. I must make you aware of something about me.

God does not often allow me to watch, read, communicate, online, offline or written. He told me he doesn’t want me to be influenced by man as I must be pure.

I give enormous amounts of time in His presence in prayer, as I am in love with Jesus so much. It is so that my time is giving me to write or speak, so that I will be as pure as possible (so that my flesh doesn’t seep through).

I know I am not perfect and never will be perfect, but that doesn’t stop my covenant relational obedience to my lover Christ Jesus.

In my prayer and intimacy, He is so jealous! And the time spent with Jesus in prayer, causes an overflow of anointing so that others can experience Him when they read the articles or watch me speak.

I have found that I minister out of that overflow in my life in Christ. From the passion and intimacy, I have made anointed materials for the body to read, listen to, and for lost souls to hear The Spirit through me.

However, there are times once I speak or write, that He will let me listen to or read some comments, or videos or articles that come to me to confirm from those I know and trust.

I don’t have the liberty to listen to or read just anything from others unless The LORD Jesus specifically leads me.

There are also times also, that he leads me to read, watch and correct and confront. If there is a need for correction, I do that with the great fear of God, as I must answer to Him for every word I speak.

It is my Hope and Prayer that you now understand me better. Much love to you and now I must get back to my writing.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Motives, Motives, Motives!

I have discerned some very serious issues that need to be corrected in The Body of Christ today.

Biblical Word Study — “Motives”

I have discerned some very serious issues that need to be corrected in The Body.

The LORD led me to reveal some various ways that these issues surface in The Body of Christ.

Motives : The Bible has a lot to say about our motives. We can have good motives, or bad motives.

A motive is an underlying reason for any action. These motives are given place in our thoughts and are communicated then once communicated, activated.

This can happen physically, spiritually, and emotionally, as these can be written or spoken words; however, they reside and all begin in the battlefield of our mind.

Since motives can be good or bad, we must realize that we must discern properly there origin before we speak them, once they are out there, they are really out there!

“All the ways of a man are clean and innocent in his own eyes [and he may see nothing wrong with his actions], but The LORD weighs and examines the motives and intents [of the heart and knows the truth).” Proverbs 16:2 AMP.

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 AMP.

“Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but The LORD weighs and examines the hearts [of people and their motives].” Proverbs 21:2 AMP

“Let everything you do be done in love [motivated and inspired by God’s love for us]” 1 Corinthians 16:14 AMP.

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 AMP.

God wants to Admonish YOU!

Admonish : To teach, warn or notify of a fault; to reprove with mildness (According to KJV Dictionary)

Compete : Contend, contest, to strive, to outdo, or excel. Compete implies having a sense of rivalry and of striving to do one’s best as well as to outdo another to compete for a prize . To Contend suggests opposition or disputing, as well as rivalry. (Dictionary.com)

The Curtain Unveiled

Competition is a vice. It’s something that the cares of this life embrace; It’s selfish and degenerating.

It’s like a dog eat dog world, or I must top him before he tops me. Or it’s stepping and stomping over people in grinding their mark in dung heaps to attain a lofty place, by trampling their goals, dreams, and visions to death; and treating them like they are worthless trash, having no regard or care for what it does to them.

Or the granddaddy of them all, the ultimate! …I’m In Charge! I am selfish and self-absorbed and full of Pride and I get there by any means necessary!

Even witchery and manipulative silence, degrading the undercurrents of the soul! It doesn’t matter what cost are involved — because, I’m in control! I will allow nothing to top me, for I control the throne of my life!

Boastfully then, how do you expect to conquer me when I am already there! (Church?)

You can’t play King of the Mountain when I own the mountain!

Pride, stubbornness and idolatry are the foundations of my throne! And Self can conquer with no humility or care; for Self, rejected them, before they rejected me! Don’t you see? it’s all about ME!

Competition has no place in the life of a blood bought child of the living God.

A person who seeks to ‘compete’ against a man or woman in The Kingdom of God has not learned humility, brokenness, or servanthood.

All these are lessons we must learn first before we ever lead or do anything in ministry. We must conquer Self!

I remember a very vivid event that happened to me in 1984 after I was baptized in The Holy Ghost by Fire!

The Spirit of God consumed me and I was like a Fire storm spewing all over. After I moved to San Antonio, Texas, I had this Fire and sought God for where He wanted me to plant myself in a Church.

After fasting and praying for three days, I suddenly heard a phone call. To my amazement, it came from a woman who introduced herself letting me know she lived close by and wanted to invite us to Church.

When she said the name of the Church I marveled as it was the one I thought we were to attend.

She further spoke letting me know when the Services were and women’s Meetings and such. She was one of the pastors’ wives a the Church.

Well after that, I was beside myself and just knew I had so much to share and say about my conversion and Baptism of Fire!

So, I planned to attend a fairly large Wednesday women’s group. I packed up my briefcase with Bibles and my Concordance and I just knew I had to help these poor people know what happened to me and get them straight!

Here I came into a meeting with all my materials and I moved around towards the middle of the meeting. As I was about to say something, The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “Sit down and learn! You don’t know as much as you think you do!”

After that rebuke from The Holy Spirit it took me three days to get over that rebuke!

But guess what? I got over the rebuke and repented and began to learn the lessons that I thank God for to this day! I learned by experience, what humility and brokenness were.

And to this day I continue learning over and over, and I learn with eagerness. In secret, The LORD Jesus and I developed a very deep, deep, personal, intimate relationship with The LORD.

I served in Women’s Ministry and was groomed by the Founding Pastor’s wife whom I love dearly. I was called on to teach a lot.

Also, it was there that a vision given to me a few years back, began to unfold. I touched the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.

And what God told me years back in private began to surface. I still struggled with God’s choosing, because I am a woman, and it took years for me to fully accept His choosing and office.

When the Gift of Prophecy began to manifest in Services (1 Corinthians12:10) she recognized it and helped and encouraged me to yield to the Anointing.

Then not long after that, The LORD moved on me extremely strong to prophesy to the congregation! I was scared, but I feared God more than man, but it was so strong but intimidating with over 3,000 members!

But I yielded to The Holy Spirit as it rose up from my belly into my throat and mouth and I quaked and shake like I was holding a live electrical wire! (I still feel HOT fire and like electricity today often).

To my amazement it was received and confirmed as I shook when I fell back!

All I could say was, “WOW God! This *OJT is something else!”

This was a ministry of over 3,000 members and I learned to serve in many ways, especially in conjunction with menial tasks. Like cleaning toilets, kitchen *KP duty and other needs that were met. I was learning humility in menial tasks.

I learned to submit to authority as unto The LORD. I did each task equally as important; from the toilet to the pulpit! In all that I did, I did it all as unto The LORD as service to Him.

Coming under Authority was truly a blessing of servanthood and a true blessing to have that coverage. I learned and I followed the lead as I was led.

I learned that God is a God of order in every capacity. As I served, the desire to learn more increased along with deeper prayer and fasting, and greater humility and submission. I learned how God promoted people into greater service of authority and divine order.

I was groomed in teaching ministry to women, home ministry, led prayer teams, citywide street evangelism outreach ministry, prayer rallies, conferences, and then I served the eight sets of pastors as the liaison by keeping up with all new converts and new members that were assigned to their various zip codes. I learned so much and was planted there for three years.

I was so grateful and humbled that God taught me so much, but little did I know at that time how that foundation of service, humility, and brokenness would carry me through every part and pain of my life, 37 years later today.

“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, are comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” 2 Corinthians 10:12 NKJV.

Competition biblically, isn’t good behavior, as it pertains to gifts, talents, ability, and or position.

When we have one heart, one mind, and one accord makes for a powerful weapon against division and disunity.

Another aspect of competition is to see ourselves as independent one from another and independent from the will and mind of God. (Study 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 (below))

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run [their very best to win], but only one receives the prize? Run [your race] in such a way that you may seize the prize and make it yours! Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is disciplined and exercises self-control in all things. They do it to win a crown that withers, but we [do it to receive] an imperishable crown.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 AMP.

Division and competition in The Body of believers are a stench in God’s nostrils. He sees competition as motivated by self and pride blinding his body.

When there is unity there will be power. Jesus prayed that all might be one, as the Father and He are one.

“That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.” John 17:21 KJV.

When Christ’s love is in action, we have a common mission. The independent competitive spirit is broken. Satan’s accusations are silenced.

Our love for each other is manifest, and the lost will see our love in action and it will be overwhelming! For with HIS lovingkindness HE leads us to repentance!

How can they not fall head over heels in love with Jesus when HE is unveiled and made manifest in us! It is Christ in us the hope of glory! HIS Kingdom come, HIS will be done on earth as it is in heaven!

When you focus on serving others, your need will often be met through God’s Law of Serving, Sowing and Reaping. (2 Corinthians 9:6-9)

When God calls me to give and serve with my time, finances, and other resources, God always measures resources back from all different sources.

We don’t serve others to get, we serve in obedience to give unto The LORD. However, when you do serve others, there is a Kingdom Principle that works on your behalf as fruit of your service.

Like a real old song,

“You cant beat Gods giving, no matter how you try.
And just as sure as you are living
and the Lord is in heaven on high.
The more you give, the more He give to you,
but keep on giving because its really true
that you cant beat Gods giving, no matter how you try.”
(Written by Doris Akers)

Have you given heed to being an independent spirit within The Body of Christ?

God is calling us to a higher Kingdom Purpose that has no competition. He instructs us to serve others. When He leads us to serve we must realize, we are literally serving Him!

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit [through factional motives, or strife], but with [an attitude of] humility [being neither arrogant nor self-righteous], regard others as more important than yourselves. Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this same attitude in yourselves which was in Christ Jesus [look to Him as your example in selfless humility]. ” Philippians 2:3-5 AMP.

Are you seeking to help break down walls of competition among other Christians? Do you want to break the competitive spirit in you and your ministry? Begin to do something for others which you get no benefit.

Do ALL things as unto The LORD! That means no matter what you do, do it as if Jesus Christ Himself is standing in front of you in the flesh! That will help to break down a competitive independent spirit.

God will test you. He will ask you to do something, it may provide provision, benefit, or not. You may think you received less than you deserve, but whatever He asked of you, should always be done in obedience to The LORD.

What Are Your Motives?

If you start measuring yourself against others in The Body, you will try to form control and manipulate that measurement, thus falling into sin.

When we fail to trust God for the outcome of our destiny, it is pride. Satan’s mission is to destroy your effectiveness by creating disunity and competition among His body. ( 2 Corinthians 10:12 )

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.” Psalm 133:1 KJV.

We must let God make room for our Gifts instead of us pushing, driving, or plowing ourselves in.

“A man’s gift (given in love or courtesy) makes room for him, and brings him before great men.” Proverbs 18:16 AMP.

It is the Gift within you that God himself keeps the key to bring your success!

Learn to serve, learn to be content in the back, and learn to be quiet and work with your own hands, learn to bow out of flattery quickly.

Learn to be patient allowing God to reveal you in His time. We can’t make anything happen so give room for God to make your place sure.

When God promotes everyone will know it! God has the only handbook that comes with your gift! Let God reveal your gift in His season and timing.

“But when you are invited, go and sit down [to eat] at the last place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher’; and then you will be honored in the presence of all who are at the table with you.” Luke 14:10 AMP.

If you are frustrated and discouraged feeling like a fish floundering in shallow water gasping for air, being almost beached, there’s an answer.

Repent and swim, swim and swim back into the deeper places with God! Stay true to The LORD for the rest of your life and find a fellowship and gain strength from one another.

If you are trying to climb a religious tower to fit in, there’s an answer. You will never fit in. Religion is a return to bondage, return to the lover of your soul and don’t settle for religious spirits lists of do and don’ts.

They have a form of Church but have not the power. From such turn away. Make the Word of God your only standard to live by and reject all others.

The Holy Bible is our map, our guide, it is our handbook for life and knowing it will keep you safe. Make the Word of God your standard, may the Word become flesh in you!

You were made to house the presence of God in your inner man, and nothing else will satisfy your needs. But you must ask him to rule and reign in you as you obey and as he sits on the throne of your heart

If you are climbing a so-called latter of success and trying very hard to please the elite ministries or ministers, there’s a answer.

Flee the hirelings, they come with a false anointing. To know God’s Anointing is to know His Word and know Him intimately in Prayer.

Let no man deceive you, if it doesn’t line up with God’s Word, run, run, run and don’t look back!

If you are trying to be around and rub shoulders with supposed anointed ones, in hopes it will rub off on you, there is an answer.

There are NO short cuts to God ordained Ministry. There are no short cuts to maturity, and especially no short cuts to Ministry.

There is a danger in these type of Ministries and there is a lot of hype. Instant this, and instant that! That isn’t God’s way!

I will tell you what will accommodate you though: Demon’s may rub off on you, and get over you and get in you!

Moses was a meek, gentle, loving, lowly of heart, man of God. It took God 40 years to prepare Moses in the wilderness before He sent him to his destiny.

Before The LORD sends us, He will season us well. The LORD will make 100% sure we are ready, due to the hefty price tag attached to our lives for the souls of men.

Leaders must give a hefty account of everyone whom Christ puts into our care and we are accountable for their souls, and every word we speak.

Study to show yourselves approved unto God — a workman who needs not to be ashamed rightly divides the word of truth, (2 Timothy 2:15 * Study the whole chapter).

*Spiritual Strategy for Growth: Biblical Word Study “Motives”

*OJT = On Job Training

*KP Duty = KP duty means “kitchen police” or “kitchen patrol” work under the kitchen staff .

10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. 12 Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
14 I thank God that I baptized none of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name. 16 Yes, I also baptized the household of Stephanas. Besides, I do not know whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.” 1 Corinthians 1:10-17.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Liberty in the Midst of Calamity

We must keep our mind on things above, (pray without ceasing) and as we stay spiritual minded we will remain earthly good.

I wonder how many of us have been noticing a lot of weird, so-called ‘accidents’?

Giving an example from my life; I sat my computer down to go to the kitchen and when I got back the cat was sitting on the keyboard and it messed up my article and took me a long time to redo the content.

Then again, I laid the computer down on my table in a different area, when the cat came over and vomited all over it! This is very out of character for her behavior, as I noticed also the cat had started hissing at us!

I got angry as I knew these things were demonically inspired. So I laid hands on the cat and commanded the demon to go! And the cat is back to her normal behavior!

This may seem comical to some, but demons can reside in animals like the swine were filled with legion and stampeded to the ocean and died! (Study Mark 5:13)

“And at once Jesus gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea.” Mark 5:13.

In my experience, I find that demons are at work fervently, because their time is so short. Their plan is to come at you in force to intimidate you!

And yes, you can sense or feel their presence and it’s not pleasant either. Since the enemy (devil, demons) are trying anyway to come in like a flood, God’s Promise is that when the enemy comes in like a flood, The LORD will lift up a Standard against him! And that Standard is through us!

When a Believer in Christ knows who they are in Him, they are a force to be reckoned with!

There are many other things trying to frustrate the Elect of God, but we have been given mighty Weapons of Warfare to pull-down strongholds, and defensive armor for our protection – it’s The Word of The Living God!

“Is not My Word as Fire, or as a hammer that breaks rocks in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29.

Here is another weird event that happened.

I went in, like always, to send some funds to a confirmed Mission we support as a Ministry. We have been using Western Union for about a year with no problems.

Suddenly, this time the people were grilling me, asking me why I am sending it, and asking all sorts of questions!

Then they said that I must know the person and have met them to send it! The questions continued and I got angry at the devil, and I asked them what right do they have in interrogating me with what our Ministry does with our money!

Then without anger, I let them know I was a Minister and sending monthly money overseas to support Missions and have been doing it for some time from the same store!

Finally, they called two managers and grilled me again, and as I was praying in tongues under my breath they finally let go and said okay.

I asked if this was going to be a problem again in the future? They indicated not, however, we must always be aware of Satan’s devices.

So, after some time the breakthrough came, and I sent the funds to help with the Mission!

We must be wise as serpents but innocent as doves! (Matthew 10:16) We must know our enemy and his tactics, so that we won’t be caught unaware. We are not to be ignorant of his devices!

I recognized that this demonic attack was attacking our finances for missions, both on our end and the recipient’s end.

We have legal right in God’s eyes, as He says He will rebuke the devourer for our sake. As we are obedient with tithing and offering personally and ministerial too according to Malachi 3:10, so, I knew that I had authority backing me up, because God said he would rebuke the devourer for our sake.

“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says The LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it.” Malachi 3:10.

Beloved of God, we need to be extremely aware of everything that is around us; beginning at home and then when we are out and about.

We must keep our mind on things above, (pray without ceasing) and as we stay spiritual minded we will remain earthly good.

Frankly, in my experience with people, I don’t think many want to know or realize the times we are living in.

When all news, broadcasts, radio, satellite and all forms of communications are proving worldwide information and that scripture is being fulfilled right before our very eyes!

People are in such fear, dread, and worry that they can’t resolve within themselves what we are to do! That is where you and I come in; where The Soul Winner comes in!

We are so close to that day of fulfillment in scripture, that Christ’s return is eminent, but no man knows the day or hour. However, we shall know the season and it is sooner than we think.

He will come in a day you least expect it!

Watch the news see what is happening in world, especially Israel and America!

See what is happening and press in and stay so close to Jesus in your prayer life and intimacy!

Learning to ‘pray without ceasing’ in The Spirit comes when we discipline ourselves daily to start our day with Him.

Yes, confession of all sin, then not just speaking our wants and desires, but seeking His Desires first.

Take time — not make time, to develop the desire for intimacy and confession of our spiritual needs! As we abide in Him, He will abide in us. He wants a personal relationship with us.

I exhort you, to continue to press into God, for you will be rewarded!

When we learn by habit, through self discipline, to be a true Disciple of Christ, is when everything and every spiritual blessing is available to us!

God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him! (Hebrews 11:6) All fear falls away because you have surrendered to His Life, Death, and Resurrection!

We are to rise and shine, for The Light has come! For The Glory of The LORD has risen upon us! Draw near to God — and He will draw near to you!

Unconfessed sin keeps us bound to that fruit and hinders us, so that we will not go forward. (Proverbs 28:13) Yes, another reason our prayers are not answered is that we have unconfessed sin in our lives.

The Bible says, “but your iniquities have separated you from God; and your sins have hidden His Face from you, so that He will not hear,” (Isaiah 59:2) and if I regard iniquity in my heart, The LORD will not hear (Psalm 55:18).

There is a connection between unconfessed sin and your health and in rite of communion, (1 Corinthians 11:28-30, Psalm 32).

There is so much more scripture to be fulfilled, and once we know we are right with God through our personal relationship with Him, it gives us such Liberty and Freedom in the midst of great chaos, calamity and turmoil!

The LORD has said that He will be greatly glorified by His Elect, His Bride, His Betrothed!

Once you know who you are and have that security residing within you, even in the midst of great turmoil, you will have strength to walk through any situation and circumstance without fear and with great Grace.

I would lie if I didn’t prepare you. You will experience and have feelings of the spiritual environment and spiritual warfare. We do not grow if we have no press (pressure) in our lives.

Even like Stephen, who beheld The Glory of The LORD and gave God Flory in the midst of his death, The LORD will give us Grace to face any fear, terror, and any death experience!

In whatever way, we live, die, or by remaining fixed upon Jesus in this life will be rewarded.

Please read and study The Bible, especially The Book of Acts and make yourselves ready!

We are made from the inside out. Christ in us — The Hope of Glory! What we put inside is what we become….

51 You stiff-necked and stubborn people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you are always actively resisting the Holy Spirit. You are doing just as your fathers did. 52 Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who proclaimed beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become; 53 you who received the law as ordained and delivered to you by angels, and yet you did not obey it!”
Stephen Put to Death
54 Now when they heard this [accusation and understood its implication], they were cut to the heart, and they
began grinding their teeth [in rage] at him. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit and led by Him, gazed into heaven and saw the glory [the great splendor and majesty] of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God; 56 and he said, “Look! I see the heavens opened up [in welcome] and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” 57 But they shouted with loud voices, and covered their ears and together rushed at him [considering him guilty of blasphemy]. 58 Then they drove him out of the city and began stoning him; and the witnesses placed their outer robes at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 They continued stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, “Lord Jesus, receive and accept and welcome my spirit!” 60 Then falling on his knees [in worship], he cried out loudly, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them [do not charge them]!” When he had said this, he fell asleep [in death].” Acts 7:51-60 AMP.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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