I think The Church forgets our humble beginnings and origins.
We forget that we measure ourselves and judge ourselves against a Church or organization. We can easily — as Believers — begin to become religious and self righteous.
Scripture tells us that to measure ourselves among ourselves is not wise.
“For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.” 2 Corinthians 10:12 NKJV
We may think we have all knowledge in our Church, and that we expect everything to be perfect when we are not! There is no perfect person or Church!
Many people leave because they see or hear the humanity of our flesh. Of all people, the Son of Man, Jesus Christ himself had the most scathing remarks and actions towards the religious spirits of his day.
And may I say, those evil spirits are still active and well in this hour.
Beloved of God, your greatest adversary will work through people, especially religious people.
Jesus also said that greater works we shall do.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
Jesus Promises Another Helper
“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever — the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:12-19 NKJV
I have found in my journey with Christ, that I must teach, preach, prophecy, and equip the flock of God. Meeting and reaching them regardless of where we are in growth.
It is imperative to prepare The Body of Christ, for trials and tribulations will come to all of us in Him, in body, soul, and spirit. Not just one way — but to all of us who claim Jesus as LORD!
I have seen such deception, and that everyone wants Christianity to be simple, easy and for everyone to get along — and as a Church — we should do better! But that is not real.
Yes, we should try our best and meet people where they are in their journey, and accept those among us that are different. However, there are among us — imps — who are unseen and who cause war-zones in the midst of the congregation.
There is a War happening in the spiritual realm and the physical realm. Why? Satan wants to discredit and cause offenses to come.
We deal with real people even more so, because we’re trying to live our life before God that pleases Him first.
There are spirits at work in our midst, so The Church can look very messy, but God takes the mess and makes it into a message and a learning tool for “His Kingdom come, His Will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”
However, I expose the enemy of our souls and it’s “not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit” says The LORD.
We don’t realize what is in our midst and what is at work behind the scenes.
I do want to apologize if in some way I have offended or confused anyone. If I have done anything in the wrong way, please forgive me! It is not in my nature to want to hurt anyone, and I want to be open and honest with a transparent heart.
If I preach, teach or prophecy, it applies to me first!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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