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Forgive, Release Them and Let Them Go

A foot doesn’t function as a tongue. Putting your foot in your mouth is uncomfortable for it reveals the inconsistency of how I function in MY body

You have felt lack of comfort and have been agitated, even snapping at those closest to you.  My anointing is boiling within you.  I AM provoking a reaction, to action in your lives.  The fire of provoking reveals your hearts.

Jealousy and territorial preservation wants the best seats.  These want to be considered the right person in everyone’s eyes.  These have no idea of My nature and character.  These are immature and have not learned that I don’t take sides of opinions, for I love you all.

Each person has their own path and directions by Me, and they don’t all walk the same way.  Why are you offended by the one who is now walking a different path?

Being one in My body a lot of times, means you won’t all agree.  A foot doesn’t function as a tongue.  Putting your foot in your mouth is uncomfortable for it reveals the inconsistency of how I function in MY body.

I hear the whispers and I read your thoughts.  You feel you have lost your identity in Me.  Understand this beloved, that each part is just as important!

I have not demoted you; I promoted you!  Promotion doesn’t necessarily mean more numbers.  It may mean a lonely walk a lot of times; but the outcome is just as important to Me says the LORD!

As My anointing increases so you must decrease.  Your destiny demands accountability to ME.  I shall provide true confidants to stand with you and for you.  Yes, even a small circle of those I trust with you.

No one has arrived to perfection in this life!  It will always be a process of loving those who reject you or bearing with those who think they are better than you.  Some feel they must perform to be high and lofty in their imaginations.  This life is not a popularity show or competition.

Sometimes you get to a place where you have gone as far as you can go on your path.  Destiny demands change, and many don’t like change!  Then there are those you once loved deeply, broke bread together and shared deep secrets.

Now these believer’s have gone another way!  Forgive them, release them and let them go.  Even now; even if there are unresolved feelings and attitudes.  Forgive them, release them and let them go.  Oh! How I want My body to be one….. says the LORD!

For those who have deep insecurities say, “Let us make towers, let us make a name for ourselves!”  Some would even try to regroup, recruit and reenlist!  These may say in their minds, “I have advanced so far that no one understands me!”

Simply put, insecurity will cause fear to reign over the work of MY hands.  The ways of My kingdom are not the natural ways of man.

I AM coming for MY body, and each part is of total value in My eyes.

My will is to develop your tongue and mind to be one that is learned, humble, meek and a gentle soul.  I want to teach you how to speak a word fitly spoken.

Paul got into a heated issue with Barnabas and they split apart.  Splits are not always of the devil.  Beloved, don’t you know when I scatter the seeds it is for the sake of extending the gospel?

Those I put together will be of like heart and mind.  Each will be part of extending My gospel message.  Don’t put trust in man beloved.  People will come and go and many of them will be in your life for an important purpose, then I take them on.  Forgive, release them and let them go.

If you have been divided and got hurt beloved, there are still those loving you from both sides.  When I move you on, it should be a clean cut.  However, because of the flesh holding on to people, it is like a ripping or tearing apart process that happens.

The flesh holds on to what it feels it is loosing.  Realize from heaven’s stand point that not all will agree, but that is okay!  You move forward with me and forgive, release and let them go.

King Saul’s insecurity made him demonically crazy!  He was threatened by the new kid on the block.  What he failed to receive was the new kid played by My rules, says the LORD.

When you have these type of feelings you need to come aside and let me cleanse you through repentance.  All insecurity comes from a root source.  Fear drives many of My people to perform for acceptance or drive people to distraction.  I know these things and I want to heal the sources of these deep wounds.

Be careful not to touch or speak against previous leadership or even previous godly friendships; they had to go and don’t let it bother you anymore.  Forgive, release them and let them go.

Learn to even appreciate the ones you use to know and closely loved.  Appreciate what I did through them on your behalf.  Remember the giants you destroyed together!  These were there with you for My season.  I want My body to heal and I want My body to be one!  Appreciate them even though I led them on a different path of destiny.

Respect the diversity, celebrate the memories of days gone by.  They were part of your training by Me, says the LORD.

I look to those who are poor in spirit and of a contrite heart that tremble at My Word.   Some of you are now understanding why things turned out the way they did.  Be not bound anymore to the past!  Forgive, release them and let them go!  Says the LORD!

“And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.  When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.”   Acts 15:1-2 KJV.

“And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the LORD, and see how they do.  And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.  But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.  And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God.  And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.”   Acts 15:36-41 KJV.

This song, as the LORD was speaking/ singing them to me for you also.

He is No Fool”There once was a man born of high circumstance
Heir to advantage, he had every chance to succeed
But light from the cross made his dreams appear small
And to their surprise he went far from it all
For the love of his Savior, for one priceless jewel
They could not understand so they called him a foolHe is no fool
If he would choose
To give the thing he cannot keep
To buy what he can never loseTo see a treasure in one soul
That far outshines the brightest gold
He is no fool, he is no fool
He is no fool, he is no foolThere once was a boy who could run like the wind
Given to lead, every man was his friend at the line
But light from the cross made his race appear small
And to their amazement, he followed the call
For the love of his Savior, for one priceless jewel
They could not understand so they called him a foolHe is no fool
If he would choose
To give the thing he cannot keep
To buy what he can never loseTo see a treasure in one soul
That far outshines the brightest gold
He is no fool

Show me the fool who abandons his life
To walk in the steps of our Lord Jesus Christ

He is no fool
If he would choose
To give the thing he cannot keep
To buy what he can never lose

To see a treasure in one soul
That far outshines the brightest gold
He is no fool, he is no fool
He is no fool, he is no fool
He is no fool, he is no fool.

© Twila Paris – He Is No Fool

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

Motives of Elevation

I AM bringing together a net. The mending of it will be for the harvest of the great catch of the hour

The greater the anointing gets, the greater advance of satanic activity, in proportion with the other.

Satan looks for positions of influence, he wants power over groups, not just people.   He targets authorities with unrelenting effort.   He wants the worship, the praise and the control.

I AM bringing together a net.  The mending of it will be for the harvest of the great catch of the hour.  However, it will be at the expense of warfare for many prayer warriors.  A lot of warriors will cover the network to keep in mended.

Consider my servant Stephen as he was stoned, his face beheld My face and it provoked a response of anger.  Don’t be surprised that your presence is not welcome.

These current attacks against you are designed to corrupt the communication links, between you, I and my body.  The attacks against you reveal the location of the enemy.

Aim and fire in warfare, prayer, intercession and travail.  Do not retaliate in the flesh.
Let no man stand in judgment of you and let not their opinion of you move you.  Let no man steal your crown.  It is who I approve of and what I think, that shall stand.  Not what people think.

See a tactic of the enemy: He accuses My beloved of what he is, therefore mirrors a reflection back to you so you will receive it.  Abide in Me and stand strong against this image, for it is not My Spirit accusing you, says your God.”

Vision:   I saw a shoe horn and someone trying to put on shoes that don’t fit.  These shoes were military shoes, not combat boots.  The kind people in authority wear in the Pentagon.  I understood this to mean:

“There are some who are trying to walk in places they are not called to.  They are still caught up in the seemingly belief of deceitful glamour, and pride of man’s positions.  The opinions of man are still a strong force in their lives.  They want the authority without the proper training in humility to handle such authority.

For no weapon formed against my beloved shall prosper and every tongue that rises up against her in judgment, those words shall be condemned.

I have entrusted with eyes to see and voices to speak and I require much more from you!  Your suspicions and innuendos have come up before My face.  With what you see, you have been chosen to pray, not criticize, not curse.  Do not engage in a battle that you cannot win.

I have not chosen you to fight each other, or even fight your physical enemies, but I have chosen you to fight My battles in the Spirit.

For your battles are not with flesh and blood, but with evil spirits that are at work, to bring a scattering and isolation to the parts of the body.

Don’t trust your neighbor.  Pray for your neighbor.  Don’t even trust a friend.  These are your own brothers.  Members of your own family are making plans against you!  Don’t put your trust in man!  They will even speak to you like friends!

Be careful of what you say to those in your own home, for adversity shall even arise in your own home.  One moment they love you, the next moment they hate you.  Put your confidence and trust in Me!  I did not commit Myself to any man, for I knew what was in the hearts of man.  Yet I loved them and only did what My Father revealed.

At any moment a brother could be deceived like Peter was.  I simply said to him, “get behind Me Satan.”  Any of you can be deceived at any time; none are exempt.

I aimed at the adversary, not the claimed territory.  Peter was one that indeed was claimed as mine!  I take it very personally when one of My children get hit.  Touch not, or you will be touched!  Whoever digs a pit for the righteous, will themselves fall in it! Says the LORD of Host!

VISION:  I had a vision of many being elevated and as the people were rising, I saw others that were earth bound trying to hook or snag them so they could keep the ones from elevating.

Those who were trying to hold them back had bad motives and thought it should be them advancing, when clearly the LORD said “No”.

These elevating ones were hooked and snagged with all sorts of distractions, however these continued resisting for they were being held back and determined to advance even with hooks and snags.

Then I saw the ones elevating break free from all snags and hooks!  The earth bound ones got angry and jealous because they said they knew just as much as the others.

These continued to try to hook or snag any of these rising ones.  Soon though, I saw those who were being elevated able to pull away and elevate with the strength and integrity of the LORD.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

Vessel’s with Compound Interests

You cannot rightly minister grace to others unless you have grasped grace for yourselves.

My beloved, I know your hearts better than you and I AM greater than your hearts and know all things.  I know the love you have for Me.  You understand the best way you know how.

Your self doubt is good, for only I truly know what you are capable of in your flesh and in Spirit.  All mankind left to themselves will self destruct.  Staying dependent on Me at all times will keep you on the right path.

I reinstated Peter, not with condemnation and guilt, but with an exhortation.  Take care of My sheep!  All of My servants in MY WORD were subject to failures.  You cannot understand success without failure.  You cannot understand grace without mercy.

My mercy seat awaits you as you come boldly to My throne room of grace.  Your failures shall work an inner work of strength and stability in the days to come.

A righteous man may fall seven times a day, but I will help him get back up.

You cannot rightly minister grace to others unless you have grasped grace for yourselves.  You must realize if it were not for My grace, you could be that man in prison.  You could be that prostitute on the street or you could be that wounded soldier!

You cannot trust the flesh;  put no confidence in your flesh.  “Never say never” in self righteousness and pride, for surely you will learn the lesson of humility, says the LORD!

There are many stepping on each other to gain advantage.  You must beware of the leaven of hypocrisy.  Everything that is hidden will be made known.  Pretenders that are clean on the outside are made clearly manifest to Me.  My strongest rebukes will always come to the religious hypocrites.  The climbing of the pinnacles of success brought them honor with man in self righteousness.

I say these self righteous pinnacles shall crumble.  For surely the highest place is at My feet in brokenness.  In your brokenness you release fragrance and I will fill that void with love in your heart . For those that lift themselves up shall be brought low.  But those that are at My feet, I shall lift up into My face.

My children hear ME!  There are those in My kingdom that are aggressively seeking designated seats of power, pushing for positions and titles through self righteousness; they would even push you out of the way if they could!

Be not moved by mans opinion of you, especially beware of flattery.  For a flattering mouth worketh ruin.  Those that aggressively seek power will be aggressively brought low.

There are those among you beloved, that cannot offer any word, except what he steals from another.  There are those who steal MY WORDS from others, seeking grandeur and status.  These are like dark clouds that move as storms bringing chaos and confusion everywhere they go.

These whom I AM elevating, have been hand picked in the furnace of affliction.  The suffering and dues they pay, you have no way to comprehend! I have readied them for the task at hand.  Those who labored in tears will reap in great joy!

MY body functions together as one in unity, harmony and peace.  This elevation is for those whom it has been ordained and prepared by My Father at this time.  Your success is your obedience to My place of position.

Your value isn’t determined by power or position.  The latter of success will fall.  Whoever wishes to become chief among you, must become a servant.

Your value is found in My finished work in your hearts.  That value is like a pearl of great price!  The earnest Spiritual investment that shall compound with interests.

Whoever has a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly, shall be raised to honor.  Seek first the Kingdom of God and My righteousness and all these things shall be added to you, says the LORD!

“Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; but was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet.
These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.  For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.”
  2 Peter 2:14-19 KJV (emphasis added).

These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever,”   Jude 1:12-13 KJV (emphasis added).

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

Here’s What the Sovereign Lord Says

Get your relationships repaired, quit squabbling, betraying and attacking each other and get with the program. Church move as one!

To My watchmen, intercessors and prayer warriors!

I saw in the Spirit an atom bomb being detonated in slow motion.  I was inside the
process looking at a microscopic level.  I watched the splitting and chain reaction.  All of this was being done in the air space, not on land.

Chain Reaction is the process where the neutrons/protons released in fusion, collide with other nuclei causing them to split and release more of the neutrons/protons which results in the domino effect.

Explosives are detonated on the outer surface of the bomb instead of the inner part.  This causes the shock wave to move inward, that crushes.  This is called implode which is the opposite of explode.

Here’s what the sovereign LORD says!

Make a Chain reaction!  Prepare a Prayer Chain!  For the land is full of bloodshed, conspiracy and violence!  I seek a combined prayer effort to WAKE UP and make a chain!

For like a nuclear device, I shall use you in the heavenlies in warfare to Implode into the enemies devices.  Yes, I AM giving strategy to MY Generals to instruct how to pull down and destroy the works of darkness.  There is a heavenly war being waged for control of this nation, as the devil knows his time is short.

If My people who are called by My name, would humble themselves and pray!  I seek for those who shall stand in the gap for this nation!  I AM raising up a chain in the land!  Link by link, click by click, voice by voice, through every device imaginable!

I AM bringing together an end time weaponry anointing that shall be extremely effective towards the targets I set in view.

These are the last days spoken about in MY Book when Satan shall come in like a flood I AM raising up a standard against him.

That chain reaction of prayer for this nation shall defend, deliver humanity and destroy the works of the devil.

There is a chain re-act-ion!  You shall act and react on MY orders to the corporate body.  For this device is for corporate warfare!

My church shall be fully equipped in these last days not only to stand against the
darkness, but to prevail!

All natural elements parallel the Spirit realm.  There are warriors in the nation, and there are warriors in the Spirit realm.  The battle must be fought and won in the heavenly realm so it will manifest in the natural realm.

Arise My warriors! Wait for My commands!  Connect and link up by internet, telephone, computer and all means of communication.  As you act upon MY Word you shall make a chain, for there will be a major reaction!

As the shock wave crushes your flesh, realize that the Spiritual implosion of combined chain reaction effort will level the devil!

If My people do not stand in the gap and pray, nations that are not of this nation will come and take possession of houses and lands.  Distress, panic and destruction shall come.  Calamity shall come and many shall seek a vision of a true prophet.

Intercede for this nation! I will hear you if you come to me in sincerity and continue therein!

I have seen the development of the intercessory prayer chain, but many more are to connect.  You must touch and agree on this matter.  The corporate level of this anointing shall be like none other.

The network must be connected to each part of the chain.  The warriors and intercessors are in the most important line of defense in the ministry for ME says the LORD.  These fight in the heavenlies by taking on high level demonic forces. I have given them authority to level the devil.

This Chain ministry shall serve to network many together and they that are placed in high levels, will be responsible to keep the net mended!  These will lay their lives down and suffer for the stance they take, being hidden.  However, they are not hidden from ME says the LORD!  Not one will be lost!  I AM calling MY Warriors and Intercessors to Attention!  Get mended and stay at readiness, praying without ceasing.

Not only have I established an Advanced early warning system, I have also developed all the strategies, says your God.  My church shall glorify My Name as she enters her finest hour.

I AM Commander and Chief!  You shall be fully equipped!  Those that are coming will be equipped also as they see with their eyes the implosion in their Spirit.  Your obedience in making a prayer chain shall have many in high alert and prepared!  For I AM opening the Spirit realm bringing light to the matter!

Get your relationships repaired, quit squabbling, betraying and attacking each other and get with the program.  Church move as one!  Get in your place and shut up and march!  When you hear the sound, you will be given orders! March in rank and authority.

I AM sending YOU as an advance guard.  Remember this MY intercessors, because of your sacrifices, many souls shall be brought into unity and obedience to the faith.  Press in and link up says your God!

People will run to find a prophet or run to established churches to hear what I will be saying, says the LORD!  Many again have been lulled to sleep with nursery rhymes with a false sense of security!  Yes!  Many will be awakened out of sleep when they see and hear the attack happen!  I MUST wake up MY people!

A Real Seriousness shall come to MY people on the heels of attack and many shall awaken and get into their place.

Intercessors, get into place, be in place!  Find where you fit and be there.  You are MY Reaction to this attack on this nation.

A Great Revival is coming to America in the midst of great confusion and turmoil.  Get prepared MY Warriors!  Prepare MY Church says the LORD!

I see a Rat trap, and I see the Rat getting caught in the trap.  I saw a bear trap I saw it sprung but only hair was in the trap.  I could see the tracks how the bear got away.

Look to Russia!  Pray for Russia!

Look to Korea!  Pray for Korea!

Frustrate the plans of the enemy MY Warriors!

Pray for America!  Intercede and pray for your president!

Pray for the leaders of this nation!

Pray they make my decisions says the LORD!

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

How We Respond: Determines Our Future

When we hold unto unforgiveness and bitterness, we actually open the door wide for demons to come into our lives

The Cross has never been a popular message nor has the message of repentance.  The Spirit of Elijah is here to restore if we are broken and repent of our own ways.  God seeks for those who have a broken and contrite heart.

God often has to tear things down in our lives, in order to be able to build us back up so that we rise in true holiness.  We each have gifts and a destiny from the LORD.  God has to convict and tear down man-made agenda’s to be able to build up His plan in us.

Whatever is wood, hay or stubble will be burned up.  But if you are a precious jewel in His hand, it does not matter how hot it gets, because gold, silver and precious stones become more refined and defined through the process.  These are very valuable and unique and of much more worth.

These thrive in heat and gain much momentum through that process.  They have learned instead of fighting against things they have learned by experience to yield to His sovereign plan.

Being a prophet is not some side-show event or name-in-lights type person.  Their goals are all encompassing, because they identify so much with Christ.  They literally are possessed by the Holy Spirit.  The LORD’s goal is that everything in us develops into His likeness.

Are we building on His foundation or are we building on sinking sand?  Many times we can be building on His foundation, but not building according to His commands.  God allows storms and fire to blow and burn away our works, so that all that is left are His Works, His foundation.

How do we respond to God’s prophet?  Be ye all clothed with humility, for God resists the proud but gives Grace to the humble.  If we respond properly to God’s prophet, the blessings of the LORD and restoration in all areas will follow.  Humility is a mark of a true prophet.

All through scripture you see examples of prophets who were kept hidden until sent on a mission by God.  Prophets are ordained by God and not man.  God’s true prophets and ministers are influenced by God and not man.  Their walk is often lonely, they suffer, they must stand back, even in the midst of a crowd they are very alone.  Yet God is with them.

People frequently misunderstand prophets.  Prophets walk with God and are very familiar with many things, but purposely remain silent.  Death and life are in the power of the tongue.  They are secure in themselves knowing that God will make room for His gifts.

There are no gray areas, no straddled fences;  you either are, or are not.  Let your yes be yes, and your no be no.

Prophets have learned to keep God’s secrets, and when to release them in His timing.  They don’t seek great things for themselves.  They are silent until the LORD opens their mouth.

They have an innocence and a child-like faith and character with humility, because their greatest joy is knowing God.  Those who have suffered so much through trials and tribulations, finally get to a place of absolute resolve that they “will not let him go until he blessed me,”  just like Jacob prevailed and his name was changed to Israel.

This is the reward of the prophets.  You my LORD are my shield and my exceeding great reward.   See Genesis 32:24-28.

“After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward,”   Genesis 15:1

Often God’s true prophets stand off from the crowd and their message is not popular.  You will either love them or hate them.

To warn, correct and expose sin in the Church does not make you a popular person.  However, the LORD sees the love and obedience you have for Him.  He will build you up and plant you in the land.  God wants to share so much with us.  He only wants us to come to Him and spend time with Him as we learn to walk in the Spirit.

There are many lone voices out there crying in the wilderness saying, “prepare ye the way of the LORD, make His pathway straight.”  John the Baptist did not come with charisma or flowery words.  He came with a tough word!  Repent!

Many ministers and prophets can use their titles and own natural gifts, abilities or charisma to cover up unconfessed sin in their own lives.  Church, don’t judge by the gifts or charisma!  Judge by the fruit of the spirit that is manifested in their personal lives!

What God sees in our lives, are our walls that are ever before Him.  Especially when we are all alone and no one else sees us.  That’s where the rubber meets the road.  God knows all things and He wants our broken fellowships restored.  Not only for our restoration, but for others also!

Do you know what the sin of bitterness does?  Bitterness troubles us, and defiles us.  However, it will spread like wild fire and will infect others with demonic influences.  A person who ministers out of gaping wounds and bitterness can cause so much damage.

The Chief Shepherd is watching as He is making me lie down in green pastures.  He is leading me beside still waters.  He is restoring my soul.

Do you realize how the LORD cares for His sheep?  Shepherds who leads us to still water have such wisdom.  Had the water been rapid and rushing, the sheep could have gone to drink the water, but when they walked into the cool water, the wool would absorb the water and the weight would cause heaviness.  Being too heavy, the stream current would pull at the sheep’s wool and the sheep would drown.

The work of the Shepherd is amazing.  He restores our souls.  How many of us want the LORD to restore our soul, mind, will, intellect and personality etc.?  Man oh man, do I want the Chief Shepherd to restore my soul!.

He leads me in paths of righteousness for His own name’s sake.  The Shepherd had already tested the path and He knew they would make it through.  Though it feels like we are walking through a death experience, we need not fear.

His rod and staff comfort us.  Wow, the rod of correction comforts us and the staff of leading, guiding and rescuing shows us so much love and concern for our welfare.  Both correction and encouragement are balanced out as He is our perfect Father!  He has got our best interests and concerns at heart.

There are so many wandering sheep crying out bleating as they go.  These lost, lowly, weak and wounded sheep are crying out to the LORD of Shabbat who already sees and seeks His own, as a good shepherd.  There are so many who wander on every hill and valley longing for the shepherd to find them and lead them into the care of the sheep fold.

I’m thanking you Great Shepherd for preparing a table even with my enemies around.  I thank you for anointing our heads; our cups run over.

How amazing it is that the Shepherd declares that only goodness and mercy shall follows us all of our days.  Who can’t help but melt into His embrace for His goodness to us?  We truly dwell in the house of the LORD forever!   See Psalms 23, 2 Peter 2.

I have heard this numerous times, but it is so true.  “Hurt people, hurt people.”  If you are wounded, you wound.  Even a three-point message, with all the right words and scriptures, doing the religious twist and shouting “YES, bless God,” we will defy correction and we can minister with mixture with the poison mingled in.

Danger!  Warning!  Stop!

When we hold unto unforgiveness and bitterness, we actually open the door wide for demons to come into our lives and attack.  If we don’t have some sort of intervention from some praying saints, nurses or doctors, we can really screw up our lives and others.

“Let not the sun go down on your wrath, give no place to the devil.”  Ephesians 4:26.

As for me in these types of things, I do pull back and take a much needed sabbatical to do some serious resting and recovering in the LORD.  God is most concerned with these major character issues of the heart and nature.  As leaders, we must conquer, or we will go no further.

My prayer for myself is “keep me humble, gentle, broken, lowly of heart, innocent, child like.”  Help me LORD, to always forgive, even if I don’t know how to pray.  I will pray in the Spirit.  I know I am human and loaded daily with all sorts of projects and sin that so easily beset me.

None of us are exempt from devil duty.  I never thought I could ever be so callous and to think of actually murdering someone.  I was just thinking about doing it, until I was put into some horrible conditions.  I found out that any of us, when placed in the right circumstances, are capable of anything.

I really was shocked and struggled with it for some time.  It took me to daily confess and forgive.  As I continued, the LORD began to help me overcome those thoughts and bitterness met me daily, until I finally got some help dealing with the root causes.  What another lesson from God, who helped me and taught me again, as I ate some more humble pie.

I want to stay just as close as I can to the LORD so He will deal with me.  I am not saying it isn’t hard.  I use to say pridefully, “I don’t have any trouble forgiving, or with bitterness!”  But it wasn’t until I had an awful breakdown and meltdown, that I fell to such a level that I thought I would never recover from it.

We open the doors and let evil spirits in.  These are very serious problems, and if we don’t allow the LORD to deal with us, especially if we are ministers, we can release some very bad spirits while ministering with mixture.

For major issues we need to put them to death in the flesh, because it spreads like an infection and if you hold on to it, it will consume you.  It will cause a root that infiltrates into the very bone.  Hurt people, hurt people.   See Hebrews 12:3-15.

“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled,”   Hebrews 12:15.

Repentance isn’t just saying you’re sorry, to God.  Repentance is acknowledging our sin before God with a humble heart, and asking Him to forgive us.  Then we actively turn away from that sin – and you don’t go back into it.

God is forgiving and He will guide us to obtain help us when we need deliverance, “IF” we want deliverance.

“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves.  Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”   2 Corinthians 13:5.

Christ wants to be formed in us.  He wants His character and fruit to be made known in our lives.  For we are to be living epistles seen and read of all men.  Many today, even in prophetic circles, do not want to rock the boat, so they compromise.  However, many say God does chasten and discipline us!  It is for our own good, that we would be partakers of His Holiness!

Prophets are not popular, but they are a blessing to the body of Christ when they are received.  If leaders receive the prophets, they will be blessed, the people will repent, restoration follows and revival.

How we respond to God’s prophets will determine if we have revival or revolt.  There is no gray areas with God.  You are either for Him or against Him.

There is a sealing work of the Spirit of God going on right now, and how we respond to prophetic words, will determine what is sealed in us.

Let us all be humble and broken and weigh every Word we hear.  Do not openly reject a prophet because of a Word that may provoke us.  Let us allow the LORD to provoke a reaction to a positive action!

We must all understand that God is sending prophets to bring shakings to entrenched religious houses.  Do you know that when God sends a prophet, when they enter into a religious house, room or region, that demons tremble, and demons entrenched in religious houses, stagger?  The prophet doesn’t have to say one word in that place, only show up.

The demons of hell recognize who the prophets are.  “Jesus I know and Paul I know but who are you?”  It is sad that no one seeks God enough for Him to give them such discernment to pray and war in the Spirit.  Religious houses are war zones and the demons conspire to get rid of the prophet as soon as possible.   See Acts 19:14-16.

Do you realize demons are more faithful to religious houses than are the people?

When satan and the other fallen angels were cast out, they continually sought rest yet found none.  So the enemy seeks a host with authority, to spread their demonic agenda.  They seek the prominent positions in government, in every level.

Demons seek power and authority nationally, regionally and local arenas.  They are especially interested in religious houses and sad to say, many of them get up and preach every Sunday, while going undetected by the majority.

While God in His Mercy continues to shake us, our families, our churches and our country, He is getting His bride ready for that wedding, through it all.  Throughout all the shaking and revealing of our sin and our religious orders, we must understand that shaking must come to the Church.  Shaking must come and extend way beyond strong, to violently shakings, to wake up His church.

There are cycles of shaking and we are coming into a season of violent shaking.  There is no fear in love, for perfect love cast out all fear.  This time, this cycle, is unlike any other time in History.

Look to Israel for our timing, especially look at the feasts and festivals.  Rosh Hashanna, and Yom Kippur, this year.  Much change and breakthrough for those who have watched and waited for the release.  For the glory of the latter house is greater than the former.  Each time there must be a return to our first love.  We love Him because He first loved us.  Amazing love, He is!

What will it take for the true Church of the living God to awaken out of her slumber?

Do we really want true revival?

Major shaking is coming folks.  It is going to shake so hard that all hearts will be made known and they will be without excuse.

If the shaking produces repentance, it will be glorious!

However, we must know that the upheavals and shakings will cause people to choose.  Will it be repentance in those who return to HIM?  Or will it be rejection?

“There is a line of demarcation coming quickly.  All will make a choice whom they will serve. If they reject the warnings of My prophets, they will have sealed their eternal choice.The time is now!  Now is the day of salvation!  

When these things take place and a true hunger for God emerges, you will then see repentance preceding revival and it shall be most glorious.

For MY bride hath made herself ready and she shall be glorious without spot, wrinkle or any blemish.  

For the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it!”

For further study see: Jeremiah 1:6-12, Hebrews 12:3-15, Hebrews 12:15.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

The Formation of Catch of the Day

By land or by sea, we are to be catchers of men aren’t we. For Jesus Christ came to set the captive free. He also came to destroy the works of the devil.

By land or by sea, we are to be catchers of men aren’t we.  For Jesus Christ came to set the captive free.

He also came to destroy the works of the devil.  Many cannot come to Christ until the devil is mastered and his works are destroyed.

“And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land.  And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.  Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.  And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.  And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink.  When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying,  “Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken: and so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon.  And Jesus said unto Simon, “Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men,””   Luke 5:3-10 KJV”

Vision:

I saw myself in a big boat out in the deep and I had a large rod and reel.  I cast out all sorts of bait and once I felt a tug, I knew this one would be a big catch!  It took a long time to wear out the large fish, but once I did, I was able to bring the large catch to the boat.

The fish looked nothing like anything I ever seen.  One of its characteristics was that it was very swollen, like pregnant, however it looked beyond pregnant.

Once this heavy fish was raised up to weigh and cut open, suddenly fish came out of the opening of the big fish, and they hit the floor!  The fish were alive!  There were all sorts and sizes that came out of the big fish.  These fish that came out were many different types of fish.  We were amazed at the size of the original fish caught, and what was kept hidden within.

Just imagine, to see so many various types of fish that represented saints.  It kinda reminded me of Jonah when he was in the midst of the great fish alive.  Can you imagine being pregnant with so many souls?  This vision still boggles my mind.

Have you ever felt like you were bait that God was using to catch fish (the saints)?

Have you ever felt “like bait” to catch demonic spirits and deal with them by the blood of Jesus name?

We have been given all power and all authority over all the power of the enemy.  Whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven.  We possess that power in Jesus name!

All through my spiritual life there have been times that God uses me as bait.  One time was this:

I was at a women’s conference to speak and so much happened that was amazingly wonderful!  We all were filled and enjoying the blessings of God.

Towards the end of the meeting, there were other speakers who prophesied over me and I ended up laying on the floor.  I was basking in the intoxicating presence of God on the floor; letting the Lord minister to me.

Suddenly, a woman who I did not know, nor had any idea what she was doing, came to me.  While I was in the intoxicating presence of the Holy Spirit on the floor, she bent down to my head and begin to speak curses and not in accordance to God’s Word.

This woman laid hands on me and I immediately knew what she said was saying was not of God.  No one stopped her touching me on the floor and we all learned a lot from that experience.  Especially me!

I remained on the floor, but did not receive anything she said.  For some reason, I knew it wasn’t over between her and I.  I assumed it would be taken care of between her and I during the end of the conference but it never happened.

I finally came to the conclusion that what I have with God, pulls in fish (souls) and it also draws demons out of people, to try and dispute what God had said.  I pretty much put that whole encounter on a shelf after that.  I had a knowing deep within that somewhere down the line I would have dealings with her again.

I was involved with three ministries in outreach and those who could, were invited to come and fast and pray for the city and also in preparation for a seven day tent revival that would be in another state.

For the fasting and prayer, we met in a old civil war historic facility.  The fast and prayer went on the full thirty days in preparation for revival.

One day while praying, I kept seeing a rod and reel with line and hook and I saw bait.  Then God began to tell me HE was going to send me as bait to draw the devil out of various situation’s.  Well, I was not in the best frame of mind after that.  I argued, thinking it was something the devil authored or something my own mind authored.

I shared it with several others that were with me who thought it was comical, but I couldn’t shake it.  I kept seeing myself like a worm, and instead of being hooked to the hook I just held on to the hook and sat there.

It seemed comical to others who knew, but it wasn’t comical to me! I saw my face on the worm and I prayed and prayed that it wouldn’t go away.  God even gave me scripture in Isaiah 41:14 KJV,

“Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.”

The same day, my overseer came to see me and she shared with me that I needed to be prepared to go into another city the next day.  I would be going in her place to another women’s meeting.  As soon as she said it out of her mouth, I knew this was confirmation on the worm.

Oh my LORD!  I begged him not to allow this.  I spoke with my overseer many times that day and told her what the LORD revealed, but it didn’t change her mind.  I had to go in obedience to the LORD and His authority in my life.

I knew I was ready, but nervous due to knowing “I was like a worm on a hook.  BAIT!”  I knew I was being set up by God.

So off we went the next day, I myself and four others went with me to this women’s meeting.

Well, the main speaker wanted me to help handle the music up front where I did not want to be!  Being bait, I was thinking, I should sit in the back, but the person in charge told me to be up front.  All I could do was sit quietly and pray.

While we were in worship, I saw a couple more women come in, and I say this before God; one of them looked like a cobra.  Her headdress was in the shape of a cobra when they fan out.  Not only that, all the colors and markings spoke snake to me.

I told myself, oh NO!  Also what was worse, she was the exact woman who laid hands on me many months before, in that last conference.

Well, after worship, the woman of God ministered and I just stayed as quiet and prayerful as possible.  I thought after awhile, I was going to get out of being bait because it appeared the meeting was nearly over.

Then while everyone was praying, the woman of God came over to me and took me by my hand and walked me slowly around the front.  In my mind, I said, “This is it, I know it!”

The woman of God said all sorts of nice things about my ministry, but she knew another woman had a word for me.  Another woman did get up and prophesied a confirmed word and blessed me.  In my mind, I was saying here we go….

Then the woman of God continued walking me around by hand.  All of the sudden that cobra woman, started speaking ungodly words of poison and before I even thought to do anything, I WAS THERE!

I was in her face with my index finger pointing to her face telling her, “Touch not God’s anointed do his prophets no harm!”  I was so shocked that I moved so quick.  My head had to catch up with my Spirit!  While in front of the woman, she fell back immediately, shaking violently at the Word of the LORD!

The main speaker and woman of God told me, she said, “Sherry when you said and did that, I saw a legion of demons fall on their face at once.”

The part that really shocked me was, when I was standing with the woman of God who had my hand; suddenly I was in the cobra’s face!  So lightening fast!  It was like, I was there before I thought it.  A bit hard to explain, but I knew My body and Spirit were there before my thoughts were.

Well, I was just glad all was over for me.  I got everything ready to go and we left.  I understood later others tried to minister to the woman with the cobra headdress.  I knew my job was over, thank God!  Being bait for God can be a bit scary, but HE always shows up!

Does God still use me for bait?  Yes, at times.  He also uses me to catch souls on land and sea for the kingdom.  I know for a fact, if the HOLY SPIRIT does use me as bait again, HE will certainly harvest His “Catch Of The Day!  Amen?  So be it Lord!

“Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.  Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.  For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, ‘Fear not; I will help thee.  Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee,’ saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.  Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff.  Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel,”   Isaiah 41:11-16 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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Spiritual Metamorphosis

Once in time, an ugly caterpillar an in her limitations from all states of existence, not knowing who or what she was, went on in blindness, thinking her best days were behind her.  

She went on in the dry weariness of soul and longed to find her total rest in yielded death.  Death to so many limits, death to all of whom she had been.

In her weariness, she finally yielded to her eternal rest, not realizing the process she was in, that was kept her hidden even from her own heart and mind.  As a caterpillar, she did not realize the Spiritual DNA that was formed within her heart, was forever sealed.

Hidden in time, lost in love divine, yet her heart so tenderly wandered and grieved, wanting to be clothed upon in eternal bliss and stay before HIS throne forever.

She didn’t realize what was planted in her heart was eternally blessed and redeemed.  In her own experience, she didn’t understand the timing of her Spiritual DNA, that was planted into her heart by the Master and God of all creation.  Nor did she comprehend what was to become of her limited life.

In the darkness of her experience, she wailed her youth and all of what she had envisioned.  She mourned her own life and death.

Years of process kept hidden in the darkness as development continued on for many years.  Only God knew the type of creature she would become.

Knowing His creation from the beginning, she slowly wandered from tree to tree seeking out a place of eternal rest and acceptance.  Weary of all her efforts, she began to spin and weave threads into a cocoon, wrapping and self in a shroud.

She was hidden by the Master and her own efforts, thinking all was lost.  She surrendered and yielded to the process, completely dying to what she was.

Her last work being the completion of the cocoon, she must now die.  As she stretched in shroud, giving her last words to God, would she ever live again?

As the Metamorphosis of the caterpillar in a cocoon kept hidden, she finally finished the struggle of life within the cocoon.  She entered into perpetual rest.

What she was from her first existence will not look or be the same.  The struggle ensues and she finds she doesn’t fit this shroud.  Not understanding the process, she continues to stretch until she breaks free of all the restraints.  She won’t be recognizable by the past efforts and those who tried to destroy her fragile life.

The golden silky creature breaking completely free into this new life and symphony.  Unrecognizable from what she was, she stretches so effortlessly and in symphony with the Angels of heaven; Her movements synchronize with each sound.

Her wings of various streaks of gold beaming from the sun, move in time with heavens sounds.  She begins to take flight into her realms of Spiritual sight.  Nothing of past things in sight, only newness of life.

As she is flying into what God kept hidden from view, she is new and only the limited memories of days gone by remain.

All the days of her life were hidden in death within the cocoon.  She developed into what was, what is, and what is to come.

She breaks forth in flight as the sun shines upon her new golden wings in newness of sight and sound.  She dances on the currents of the winds and breaks forth into New life and New beginning of a New Beginning.  Selah.

“For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.  For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life,”   2 Corinthians 5:2-4 KJV.

 

In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey


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