I have noticed that pride keeps many from sharing the reality of real-life scenarios and especially hidden are chapters left out and not told by the Minister’s lives.
Sure, we can read books that go back in time to where the people have died and gone on home to be with Jesus, and they share the victories and the hardships.
But I find these types of revelations could be helpful today in this life. with the people we deal with every day.
As I said, pride keeps everything behind the curtain, because no one wants anyone to see them in a negative light. But Christ sees it all and knows all the motives.
Everything we live and die for in the flesh is a tool that Christ can use to help others today. We all go through trials and battles and none of us are exempt.
Each time we go through a rough patch, or a never-ending trial, we must learn from it, and we should learn how to apply it to our growth and not get stuck there.
We are traveling along the path, and we face many things both good, and bad but he takes everything Satan means for evil to turn it around for our good.
I believe in being real and for this I have been hotly criticized. The life of the honest believer in Christ is a walk of seasons, separations, mountains and valleys and everything in-between. It is a life of reality. Be real!
There is balance in The Kingdom of God. We must see the fullness of God. We must see the character and nature of the fullness of God.
For example, He is a God of Love, but also a God of Justice. He is a God of Mercy, but also a God of Judgment. It depends upon the situations, how God manifests, and how we minister.
Knowing God as our Loving Father shows His Love, but also manifests as a Corrector and Disciplinarian.
Again, we must see the balance of God’s nature and character. You must also ask and see who He is talking to. Wat may apply to you — may not apply to others.
To rightly divide The Word of Truth, we must know The Author of The Bible. We are to prepare in study of the Holy Scriptures, rightly discerning through The Power of The Holy Spirit.
You cannot read The Bible as a textbook. One of the roles of The Holy Spirit is to be our teacher and He leads and guides us into all truth.
For example, for a number of days I have not been able to shake off heaviness and weightiness. It has not been a typical Spiritual Warfare, because I have received breakthroughs in other areas.
However, I awoke with the same condition as I was silent before The LORD.
Normally when I get a breakthrough and the circumstances come again the next day in the same way, that tells me I must press on, because there is a deeper revelation and burden for The Body of Christ or Nations.
The same is true for intercessors that they feel the burden in their body and cannot get a release until they breakthrough no matter how long that takes.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it? But The LORD he searches the heart, he tries the reins to give to every man according to his ways and according to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:9-10 KJV.
We know the pattern, if we have been in The LORD for a while. We seek God, we repent of any known or unknown sins or secret faults or presumption, and once we do that we move on.
In all humility, frustration, and confessions, prayer, discernment, we are ready for answers. The Ascension Prophetic Gifting, by design, was made to function with others of like heart, mind, and spirit. For the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.
The heaviness and weightiness of the Words and Visions of my mind, and impressions of my soul, troubled me and I could not break free.
I continued in prayer, seeking God, studying The Word, and even continued in writing. Yet after publishing my latest Word to the web yesterday, I anticipated a release with relief! The relief it gave me was short-lived.
Once again, I awoke early and the weight and heaviness upon me was troublesome to bear. This morning it escalated into feelings of desperation, confusion, and I even felt like I was lost with no hope and might as well die!
These various flashes to my mind of situations, scriptures, visions were all like pieces of a puzzle randomly falling from above, but suddenly coming together before my eyes!
But once realized, I knew this had to be for something else. Was it a person, a group, a Nation, or the Nations?
How many of you have felt the wrestling of your soul in spirit for nations? You finally get relief as you realize all the feelings that you were having here for something bigger than yourself. But God chose you to break through.
I sought The LORD and things became apparent and the airborne puzzle- pieces began to come together and to snap in place.
The coming together of the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets, and between my prayers and their prayers with counsel, and the corresponding Scriptures, The Holy Spirit confirmed that it was very apparent that the weightiness and heaviness was a heavenly download from The LORD.
It is now that you finally understand why you have felt so burdened and separate. You could not shake those feelings so now understand what it means to stand in the gap.
That is when The LORD anoints you to carry another burden for others or nations. The feeling aspect of this burden motivates you to pray through until the breakthrough.
So now that you understand why you have been feeling these things, you can readily feel in your body how to pray for it in each specific part. It brings great victory and when that burden lifts and that battle has been won.
For my experience in various points, I literally took on the characteristics and feelings in my body all wrapped up in one for this truly is, The Burden of The LORD.
The only way to describe it, it is like I am standing in The Courtroom of Heaven being confirmed by The Judge of The Whole Earth — who does right.
I felt like my knees were knocking and I was shaking all over internally and externally. My point is — that you will experience it!
Standing in the gap is what Jesus did — between heaven and hell. When He stood in that gap, He intercedes for us and took our place.
This is the same thing we do as Intercessors. When we stand for Nations, we stand in the gap between heaven and hell, interceding to The LORD our Judge of The Whole Earth — who does righteously!
So, to summarize, it takes an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ — by seeking Him. And in these last days we are living in, we must learn to discern what is for us, what is for others, what is for communities, and the Nations.
Intercessors, it is time to know how to discern and touch God, so that we can reach others who cannot help themselves.
There will be strong feelings of burdens, you may even feel lost, and you know better, but just realize that is true intercession and burden bearing.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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