“He that is called ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.” Job 12:5 KJV
The LORD has been showing me an “upward spiraling out of control.”
As things continue to intensify in our nation and around the globe, the true Church “The Remnant” of the living God must learn to deny self and press onward and upward into God more than ever before!
We must become militant without fear in sharing the gospel as we cannot convince others unless we are convinced ourselves!
Our very actions and how we live our lives before others proves and gives authenticity to our lives.
- How will they lay down their lives if we will not?
- How will they hear unless there be a preacher?
- What message are you preaching today?
- Are our lives in sync with the message of The Cross?
The Church needs to be prepared for what is coming and messages that are lulling people to ease and sleep is a negligence on our part if we do not confront it.
All of society screams what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right! If we have not learned this by now, and we do not see the need of being separate from this world and drawn unto God we are deceived already.
It is a necessity that we must learn and teach that the only reprieve The Remnant church will have in the coming days ahead is in learning how to live a totally separate life from the ways the world. It will cost to be separate from the cares and things of this world.
For in Him we live, move, and have our being. What we choose as a bond servant of Christ we must choose to live and walk in the Spirit and in dwelling in the presence of The LORD so that times of refreshing come from the presence of The LORD.
“And He made from one man every nation of men, to dwell upon all the face of the earth, having determined the appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, to seek God, if perhaps indeed they might palpate for Him, and might find Him. And indeed, He is not far from each one of us. For in Him we live and move and are.’a As also some of the poets among you have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ Therefore, being offspring of God, we ought not to consider the Divine Being to be like to gold or to silver or to stone, a graven thing of man’s craft and imagination. So indeed God, having overlooked the times of ignorance, now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He set a day in which He is about to judge the world in righteousness by a man whom He appointed, having provided a guarantee to all, having raised Him out from the dead.” Acts 17:26-31 BSB
It has never been the responsibility of a Pastor to meet every need or answer every question or issue.
We each are our brother’s keeper, and we need to be aware of what they are going through. Each part is just as important as the other and when one suffers, we all suffer regardless of where we meet.
The Body is not a building. The building is a structure and ministry is not limited by four (4) walls.
We the people of God, The Remnant in his hand, is always to outreach to our brothers and sisters and to the lost to compel them to come in regardless of where they are.
The Body is a growing lively organism growing to outreach and reach out instead of turning inward on themselves and limiting themselves to a four-wall structure.
We need a healthy environment for the people of God when they assemble all have a portion, all have needs, but God gives the increase.
“What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, as The LORD has assigned to each his role. I planted the seed and Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants, nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose,a and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.” 1 Corinthians 3:5-9
The Body has many spiritual and physical needs that have needs that need to be met.
We need to look at The Body of Believers differently. Instead of leaving it all for the Pastor, begin to ask God how he would have you help to meet those needs.
When true believers come together, (when we reach inward) we must help strengthen one another in every detail of life. (So that we can finally reach out) and teach the true Gospel Message as the days get darker.
We must be strong in The LORD and in the power of His might! The Church must be strengthened with all might according to his glorious power unto all patience, longsuffering, with joyfulness!
We are to live this and teach The Body that living the life for Christ biblically is our only hope and our greatest joy!
To have hope in this world is to be most miserable. We must present the truth of scripture about the dying to the flesh so the Spirit may rise.
Having a healthy spiritual body is so important so that there will be an ongoing ministry in every part. Part of learning to be a healthy body is so that we will be able to minister outwardly.
If we are always concentrating on within everyone’s needs, we will never be healthy enough to reach out and help others to know Christ and understand His ways.
We will suffer for the name of Christ. The Bible speaks about believers who count it all loss for the case and cause for The Cross of Christ Jesus.
I have heard this recently; “Hasn’t God promised us a life of ease?”
My answer is No, He did not! I n fact, he said quite the opposite, for in this world you shall have tribulation. (John 16:33)
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
We are negligent if we do not prepare the saints that there will be tough times ahead. The light is revealing the thoughts of those at ease, and it exposes a slippery path.
Do we ease or appease the nature of those who willfully conformed to sin?
Again, do we ease or appease the society of those who willfully conform our nation at odds with God?
Are we at ease in Zion?
Do we pacify and appease all sorts of ungodly pressure groups so that they demand acceptance when it goes against our conscience and against God’s Will which is His Word?
There will be times of heaviness through the battles we face that will thoroughly test our resolve. Yet we have a good, good, Father who cares for our lives in every way.
Even as HE uses the swift sword of the Spirit down to the division of our very own soul, spirit, joints, and marrow. HE is so good!
Warnings to Zion and Samaria
“Woe to you who are at ease in Zion, and trust in Mount Samaria, notable persons in the chief nation, to whom the house of Israel comes!
Go over to Calneh and see; and from there go to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines. Are you better than these kingdoms? Or is their territory greater than your territory?
Woe to you who put far off the day of doom, who cause the seat of violence to come near; who lie on beds of ivory, stretch out on your couches, eat lambs from the flock and calves from the midst of the stall; who sing idly to the sound of stringed instruments, and invent for yourselves musical instruments like David; who drink wine from bowls, and anoint yourselves with the best ointments, but are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph.
Therefore they shall now go captive as the first of the captives, and those who recline at banquets shall be removed.
The LORD God has sworn by Himself, The LORD God of hosts says: “I abhor the pride of Jacob, and hate his palaces; therefore I will deliver up the city and all that is in it.”” Amos 6:1-8
“Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon The LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us. Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud” Psalm 126:2-6 KJV
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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