“To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.” 1 Peter 2:4-8
Do you remember and have you ever come across a Spirit-Filled believer in Christ prior to your Salvation?
And did you see something that was different about the person?
You could see light in their eyes or a glow about them and then all the sudden your heart begins to beat strong and fast; you begin feeling tears welling up and it draws you closer to what they had to say?
Then the person spoke words that were amazingly applicable to your situation right then and there! You may have thought or said, “How did they know that!?”
Beloved, that is the work of The Holy Spirit within a Spirit filled believer of Christ. You may wonder what The Holy Spirit is about and how others experience this?
I have good news! The LORD is no respecter of persons, if He did it for me, He will do it for you!
All He needs from you to work is Faith and a willingness to learn and follow the Masters path. For when we follow the Master’s Path, we will witness His wonders in the deep! Glory to God!
This example and blessing can be yours and it is straight from God! You can have a relationship like this!
I pray earnestly, dear reader, that the hunger for The Holy Spirit’s Baptism of Fire will consume you!
“I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with The Holy Spirit and fire.” Matthew 3:11 NKJV
I pray the anointing breaks off every yoke and hindrance to keep you bound to the things of this world.
I pray that the fire of God’s altar and coals are sent so that you can speak for God and win the lost with the cost of picking up the cross involved.
When we are saved and we learn line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little, there a little let every word be established!
Having Faith in God is preeminent and having an intimate relationship with Christ in prayer is not an option!
If you want to do business in the deep, you must go deeper still.
Beloved, I pray that the hunger and thirst for this type of an intimate relationship at His feet and it will stir within you a hunger and thirst like you have never had before!
We are commanded by Jesus to pick up our cross and follow Him. (Matthew 16:24-26) God desires that you come closer in intimacy so that you may experience His awesome love and power.
The Holy Spirit wants you to know how much He loves, and cares about what you care about. That is an example of how it should be with us as believers.
Christ wants us to know we can live a supernatural lifestyle every day. Everything in Christ hinges on Faith that works by prayer, intimacy, and love for The LORD.
We can have just as much as we want with God. It’s our choice. Yes, there is a price to press into God but the benefits and the joy unspeakable and full of glory outweighs any effort!
I Invite You!
I encourage you to take hold of His strength and make complete surrender to His protection and make peace with Him. God is a good God and has good things in store for His beloved!
I remember in the 1980’s what a revelational time of my life. I was taught how to pray at a women’s conference.
I beheld women who I now know were Holy Spirit filled believers who had come to minister to us. I was intrigued about The Holy Spirit Baptism of fire and when they said I could experience it, I took it seriously!
“In that day sing to her, a vineyard of red wine! I, The LORD, keep it, I water it every moment; Lest any hurt it, I keep it night and day. Fury is not in Me. Who would set briers and thorns against Me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together. Or let him take hold of My strength, That he may make peace with Me; And he shall make peace with Me.” Isaiah 27:2-5
God told me not to defend myself or try to read a resume or defend my innocence, because The LORD told me He would take care of me and vindicate me. and from 1982 and beyond He has done just that.
However, it wasn’t all posies and candy kisses. I had a lot of lessons, hard lessons and real-life tragedy and heartaches.
When we develop our relationship specifically, in communication with Christ through prayer, everywhere we go, regardless of our abilities, we are given God opportunities or divine appointment encounters with our time.
I like to call it a “set up” because in our diligent preparation through prayer and the word, Christ has made us fit for the Masters use and to be instant in season and out of season to say an encouraging word, scatter a seed, pray for a need or many other encounters we can have within our field of ministry is all prepared as we develop our prayer time with God.
Every question you have and every answer you will ever need is found there! You receive counsel, you are intimate with our heavenly husband, and he impregnates us with vision that comes to pass! Before Zion travailed, she brought forth her children…
“Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion was in labor, She gave birth to her children.” Isaiah 66:8 NKJV
During our intimate prayer time it is important to ask The Holy Spirit to come, and our desire to be continually filled with The Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit empowers and enables us therefore He put us in the ministry. God reveals and he uncovers gifts, talents, and abilities within us, but we must be patient for God to make room for our gifts.
Prayer answers things, and you can never teach enough on prayer because most people struggle with their prayer life.
There is something about having that jump start in early encounters with God in prayer, it directs our day and orders it.
Do you lack being in alignment and organized, is everything out of order and do you feel stuck? I challenge you to make a commitment to God in early prayer.
Christ never meant for us to live our life without having him big in us! Often people are jaded due to encounters with religious spirits and the hypocrisy veiled as supposed Christians!
We have not understood the divine order of The Holy Spirit because Salvation is preeminent. However, next to the importance of Salvation is learning to communicate in prayer to God.
Prayer is foundational but often others have their house built the way they want it instead of the way God wants it.
May we be REAL and GENUINE! When we are out and about God will give us opportunities in meeting new people and planting seeds and being real and genuine!
All those who know us, love us, and others who may judge us, we must realize people cannot see the hefty investment that Christ has in our lives. We must be patient because The LORD makes room for our gifts.
Being a live vital house of God and prayer, should offer many opportunities of having Holy Spirit encounters with people.
Everywhere we go is an opportunity. Everywhere that our feet shall go has been given unto us to possess in the spirit realm. We command spirits, and we will not allow spirits to command us. (Joshua 1)
Our prayer life keeps us sharp, mindful, discerning, slow to speak, kind and gentle. The Holy Spirit makes us extremely sensitive as we press into prayer.
Everything we need, or desire is always born through The Holy Spirit in our lives. The Holy Spirit doesn’t push, he waits for us to make ourselves accountable and available to Him in prayer and intimacy.
As we learn to press into Him through prayer we learn to walk in the Spirit and in heavenly places by Christ Jesus.
In the hour in which we live, The Church desperately needs to pray not only for the members but for the community, our Nation, and the world.
Everything the early Church experienced is coming full circle for the greatest harvest of all time. Christ is coming back for a victorious church not a weak one.
We must pray to have a True Revival during all the craziness, upheavals and violence.
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV
Until The Church wakes up and repents and turns away from her sin and revives, we are not going to see harvest.
Harvest shall come on the heels of violence, corruption, upheavals, pestilence, disasters, storms etc. We need to have our spiritual seat-belts on for we are going to go for a ride. Be prepared, stay prepared in Jesus’ name.
We each must discern and learn to hear for ourselves the Voice of God. The pastor or leader isn’t the only one who hears.
We are all supposed to study to show ourselves approved before God, rightly dividing the word of truth.
God doesn’t give technical orders to another’s role within the church, we must hear from God first before we jump into anything.
You can be doing things that are seemingly good, with a pure heart, and be completely wrong. Not everyone will understand your purpose or role within God’s Army.
Seek the giver of the gift for your particular role and orders!
The LORD wants to live through you and His heart yearns for souls and those people we encounter. It is Christ in you the hope of glory!
Learning to pray, walking in the Spirit, and living a spirit filled life is one of the things we must be taught. Amen and amen.
This is stirring in my Spirit and I’m feeling very led by God to open the church in prayer early morning at 5am for prayer, even if it is just me to start.
There is something about that early morning encounter with God in prayer that takes control of our life and that we walk in the spirit all day long.
Not only for personal reasons but for corporate outreach reasons and revival reasons let us ask The LORD if we are to participate in giving God a first fruits portion of our early morning time and meet at Church at 5am. Even if it’s me, I’ll be there!
Prayer after salvation is foundational, and if we come together early in the morning, giving God the first fruits of our day, we will be a part of helping to lay the foundations of Revival to The Church and to the community.
I’m talking about 5am in the morning, because people work and it’s an effort to commit — but God will bless you!
Let us take the unction of Jesus when he said, could you not tarry for one hour?
I pray The LORD confirms it to your heart, and I will be meeting at the church Monday through Friday at 5 AM for an hour of prayer.
I challenge anyone out there to start meeting for prayer and let us take this Nation back and Harvest Time!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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