An Open and Shut Case
By Sherry Edwards Mackey
I was above a huge elaborate Ancient Door and I could see the opened Hand of God over it.
in myself and wondered why this battle for this door seemed unceasingly sought for. Surely The LORD decreed this to be an “open door” and shut case.
That’s what doors are for —
to enter and to exit. But this door was different and I didn’t understand why God’s hand had been over this particular door for some time.
Then I heard within, that The LORD is wanting
His message poised in position so His people will comprehend in their due season.
Suddenly I witnessed two people. I saw one person who walked through the opened door and another person who stayed
behind on the other side of the door.
As I witnessed this, I noticed that a major tug of war had ensued and had been going on between the two persons for some time and I could feel the desperation and
determination of a life and death decision in this process.
One was holding the doorknob and the other held the side of the “open door” knob. God’s Hand was allowing this wrestling
and tug of war.
The person holding the open door into new beginnings had such desperation not to let go of the doorknob, as the realization of where she had been and what was coming from behind the door
behind, motivated her to cry out and plead with the man to come through the open door!
The person on the other side had no idea what was coming behind him, especially when the door was to be shut and locked.
In this process, the man remained just as resistant on the familiar side liking the way things were and counting on the passage that The LORD is not willing that any perish, but wants all to come to repentance, (2
The man continued to resist just as vehemently as she did, but he had just as much free will and free choice as she. However, he dug his heels in defiance against this process.
No one makes the choice for us.
Salvation is a gift and free — but walking it out will cost you your life.
will be no one in heaven who didn’t choose to be there.
The man couldn’t see what was coming behind him, but she in revelatory entrance into her new beginning, could suddenly see the vision
in terrifying living color!
The vision and realization of this struggle were life and death and the results of ramifications of untold millions of souls.
could see the narrowing path that had led her to that Ancient Door.
As she continued to hold the door, she watched the vision of an earthquake in high places where they had walked and had been.
Suddenly, there was an Ancient Fault line that began to shift, shake, and dropping from over twelve feet, then lifting high as the noise of millions of Red Woods trees snapping like mere sticks.
All of the natural mayhem the splitting and jolted upwards removing the ground upward until a huge crevasse formed.
As she watched the vision unfold to her horror. The path alongside the
mountain which they had taken to the door began to shake and pieces of the earth began to fall, etched away like a chisel and hammer!
For is not My Word like a hammer that breaks rocks in pieces…
Then she witnessed the remaining ground began to liquefy and dissolve like the sand of the seashore, being taken away from Hurricanes. Even as a new heaven and new earth will appear…
She saw what appeared as utter darkness and silence for a time, then within the crevasse, arose the colors of amber flames burning deep and bright within the crust of what had been familiar, was no more.
The flames began to be licked up the sides and openings like a familiar dog returning to his own vomit.
She could hear what sounded like screams, and howls and the smell of sulfur permeated
her nostrils in her vision.
In her desperation, she cried out but the man couldn’t see, or hear, nor imagine it as it was her vision to warn and to come.
The man fought hard to maintain his choice and level of comfort. He was free to love the things of this world and decided at a moment in time, to stop, and settle down not realizing that he just sealed his fate and faith as many are sealed
He encamped on the path to come with false hopes and delusions.
Eternity forever? One way or the other… false in his hopes
all lost in making this world his happy home.
God’s Spirit shall not always strive with man.
And the door was shut…
“For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears,” Hebrews 12:17 KJV.
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away,
to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame,” Hebrews 6:4-6 KJV.
“The LORD is not slack concerning
his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of The LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which, the heavens shall pass away
with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up,” 2 Peter 3:9-10 KJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
Sherry Edwards Mackey