Sherry Edwards Mackey
Racism Mindsets Part 2
I was suddenly
in The Oval Office and I was shocked as I witnessed a major tug-of-war going on with President Donald J Trump and on the other end of the rope, was a white-robed and hooded Ku Klux Klansman [KKK]!
the Ku Klux Klan meant “white supremacist”, however the President was “holding the line” with great strength and sweat as his heels were dug into the carpet and floor, he was pulling with all his might!
I was taken back and shocked in disbelief with this vision!
I was so shocked, as I didn’t want to see this and I tried to put it out of my mind, but it was like Fire shut up in me and
I could not contain it.
I couldn’t shake the image and I knew this vision was from The LORD. The most disturbing part of this vision happened next.
While this tug of war ensued with Trump, suddenly a great wind blew in that office and the robe and hood came off the Klansman!
What was revealed shocked and rocked
my world as the white-robed Ku Klux Klansman was an African American Man, holding a Hangman’s Noose!
Then I saw an old Ancient Oak Tree that was very broad, with a
huge root system having deep taproots and other roots that were spread over a great area.
I saw a dark storm approaching and a Whirlwind came down from the Storm cloud and touched down close to the Tree.
As the winds blew and spun, all the leaves and all the branches snapped off and suddenly the old Oak Tree was uprooted and spun around helplessly like a twig, finally rested on the ground and exposing all of its broad
“Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither and the whirlwind
shall take them away as stubble,” Isaiah 40:24 KJV
I was so troubled with this vision and continued to pray for understanding, but I knew it had to do with racism in America.
God told me it was crucial in Knowing and Understanding past history to make sense of the Present and Future.
God has had me pray and study to find the roots of
racism and prejudice which sustain the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in America.
The Ku Klux Klan was the first terrorist organization in America. The KKK was founded on December 24, 1865, in Pulaski, Tennessee.
After the civil war, a group of Confederate veterans formed the KKK as a secret society bent on reversing the federal government’s reconstruction activities in the South, especially the elevation and rights of
the African Americans.
The KKK all shared deep-seated hatred and terrorized African Americans and other minorities like the Jews, Asians, other immigrants, native Americans, and even white civil rights
workers and white sympathizers.
Their fear and intimidation were intended to manipulate, control, and restore things back in the South as it was during slavery.
This has gone on for more than a century. The Klan were instruments of fear and even some so-called Christian ministers were part of the Klan.
The Klan’s terrorism had proven effective
in keeping black voters away from the polls for years. Some black officeholders were hanged and many more were brutally beaten and killed.
White Democrats won elections easily and passed laws taking
the rights away from what they won during Reconstruction of the South.
The heroic spirit of those who gave up their lives both black and white in the cause of racial freedom should not be forgotten.
Nor should we forget the crimes of those who forced them to make that sacrifice.
In 1619 American history books recorded the first arrival of enslaved Africans. However, the slave trade began long
before that in Europe.
History proves that in 1619 Africans were kidnapped from villages in present-day Angola. However, the slave trade began long before Europe.
World history shows slaves existed many millenniums ago in many cultures. All the way back in Biblical history shows the slavery of the Jewish people.
“And I will give this people
favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty,” Exodus 3:21 KJV.
History has proven that racism is unconsciously understood.
History has literally proven that the past and present ideology in a family has been passed down from one generation to another with many not knowing why they believe what they believe.
Even in The Church,
no one has ever challenged their beliefs. Some people today only believe because it has always been that way, like Grandparents passing down beliefs in the present-day Church, yet never understanding why.
just assumed and practiced those beliefs without asking. This is uneducated ignorance. Sad to say that many in The Church have had racism passed down the same way without even understanding it.
absolutely cannot be a part of The Church of The Living God and must be confronted and repented of.
In The Church, we must realize and understand why there are the undercurrents of racism and outright
hatred! If we hold racism in our hearts, we are directly opposed to the scriptures!
Jesus said to go into all the world and Preach The Gospel to every creature and teach all nations. In Christ,
there is no race that is preeminent over another.
All men are created equal in the sight of God. As believers, hatred of races can not be tolerated. Historically, campaigns to achieve social
justice and equality serve to educate societies of the ills they tolerate in their midst.
The Church of God MUST NOT tolerate the sin of racism and hatred.
can those who say they love God hate races of people whom God has made in His image? (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19-20)
Racism : (noun) A belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various
human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to others. Also called; Institutional
racism: A policy, system of government, etc., that is associated with or originated in such a doctrine, government, etc., that is associated with or originated in such a doctrine and that favors members of the dominant racial or ethnic group, or has a neutral
effect on their life experiences, while discriminating against or harming members of other groups, ultimately serving to preserve the social status, economic advantage, or political power of the dominant group. An individual action or behavior based
upon or fostering such a doctrine: racial discrimination. Racial or ethnic prejudice or intolerance. (©Dictionary.com)
Is there something that history could teach us to help ease tensions,
and improve tolerance and respect for each other in diversity?
America is a melting pot for so many immigrants and minorities. Truly America’s various cultures throughout the years have had
many meltdowns in various ethnic groups. Truly this melting pot has made an entrance for many of us who are or were outcast or swept away.
History is indeed the very source we need to tap into understanding
how to break the cycle of racism. Ultimately, we are how we respond to our history.
Facing up honestly with the problem of racism in the United States of America is to deal with it instead of wishing
it away or denying its reality.
We must work toward positive changes we want to affect for good. In historical context, there have always been people who were anti-racist, demonstrating the effort
and courage it requires for change.
What is sad though…. is that The Church should have taken this role.
After the Civil War, President Ulysses
S. Grant used military force to suppress the KKK. The Ku Klux Klan Act resulted in nine South Carolina counties coming under martial law with thousands of arrests. In 1882, the Supreme Court declared the Ku Klux Klan Act unconstitutional.
Racism and bigotry still existed in the United States in the latter part of the 20th century and are eras of great social upheaval. Blind racial hatred and racist ideas have been passed down from one generation
to the next, fueled by hatred and again, through ignorance and uneducated ideals.
The 20th century also witnessed two revivals of the Ku Klux Klan; one in response to immigration in the 1910s through the
1920s and another to the African American civil rights movement in the 1950s through the 1960s.
Various chapters of the KKK still exist in the 21st century. White supremacists, like the British born
neo-Nazi Skinhead movement, have sought out revolutionary racist at every turn.
Since God is confronting racism in The Church, The Church must shoulder the responsibility of learning how to be allies,
breach the gap, by educating and understanding those struggling under this oppression.
We must educate ourselves; read, research, develop, and provide meaningful action against racism. But more is
needed and The Church must be above reproach and not tolerate any racism whatsoever in their ranks.
In our modern-day society we must remember for blacks, immigrants, and other minorities, we must exercise
our basic civil rights and not be taken for granted.
Racism and bigotry still existed in the United States in the latter part of the 20th century and were eras of great social upheavals. Baby boomers
remember and went through the upheavals in the 1950s and 1960s.
Hate groups and blind racism and racist ideas have been passed down from one culture to the next and from generation to generation fueled
by hatred through ignorance and uneducated ideals.
Since God is confronting racism in The Church, The Church must shoulder the responsibility of learning how to be allies, breach the gap, and by educating
and understanding those struggling under this oppression.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light and love can. We must educate ourselves; read, research, develop, and provide meaningful action
against racism. The Church must be the light and example to the rest of the world.
Just because there is a church or religion that believes in God doesn’t mean they are the real thing.
Historically, Satan has had many churches and religions throughout the world and for centuries that have been instigators and persecutors of people through racism and hatred worldwide.
Satan comes as an angel of light and the only way to know a group is to understand their policy, doctrine, character, and how they treat people.
As Christians, the Bible is the foundation of
the true Church of God. However, Satan has deceived nations and foundations of all religions, including Christianity that provokes hate in man.
Man was made in God’s image and all life is sacred.
Satan thrives on the destruction of lives and especially loves racism and division within the true Church of God. We must remember that as The Church goes so shall the nation.
Luther King Jr.’s message of love and acceptance is the only thing that can bring our fractured nation together.
Love is the key to creating communities that work for everyone and not just a few
at the expense of many. This is especially true for the blood-bought Church of Christ.
In the Spirit, there are major campaigns in this war. As the spiritual Civil War continues spiritually,
the angels and demons continue to fight spiritually, provoking people to racism in our nation.
Satan’s goal in The Church is the same; provoking racism thus causing division. As Satan continues
to weaken The Church with racism and hatred the people do not realize his strategy is to plunge us into a Civil War as a nation!
As The Church goes…. so will the nation!
Many have left church buildings seeking the truth that is found in the Bible. There has been a mass exodus happening and the true seekers of God have found it outside the walls of organized religion.
Who are the people of God? How are you to know them?
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male or female: for ye are all one in Christ
Jesus,” Galatians 3:28 KJV.
Spiritually at this time in history, there are no more gray areas, you are either on The LORD’s side or not, you are either hot or cold, if you are lukewarm,
God will spew you out of His mouth and he will say, “I never knew you!” (Revelations 3:16 KJV)
Every person has been given free will and free choice. God will not make you do anything.
If you choose to not follow Christ that is your decision and He will not violate your choice. The LORD will have those who truly love him and follow Him.
The foolish virgins found out that the Bridegroom
did not know them! The true blood-bought church of the living God will be known for her fruit; especially love! Not racism!
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law,” Galatians 5:22-23 KJV
The War that is in the Nation and The Church is Spiritual warfare to influence
men. Our battle is not with flesh and blood but against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, spiritual wickedness in heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12, Revelations 3:15)
my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up; to make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; everyone that passeth
thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head,” Jeremiah 18:15-16 KJV.
As a Christian, Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream of equality, that his four little children will one day live in a nation
where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King Jr. a man of God, led the great American Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
He taught by peaceful protest without violence to fight for the end of segregation so there would be equality in schools, restaurants, and other public places in the USA.
He fought for equal rights and
fair treatment of ALL races and skin colors. His message was not received by some and he and the movement suffered violence for his message.
Martin Luther King Jr. an American clergyman and civil
rights leader was fatally shot on April 4, 1968. His calling and message came with a hefty price and he was assassinated for his work, but it wasn’t in vain.
Martin Luther King Jr. lives on
in our lives through his life lessons and teachings in history and in our cultures for freedom.
His message came from The Bible to treat people the way you want to be treated, with kindness and fairness.
Yes, we are all from different races and cultures but we are the same in so many ways, and all deserve to be happy.
Our children today learn about Martin Luther King Jr. in schools and learn about diversity,
and in celebrating our differences. His sacrifice was not in vain in The LORD and his message will live on forever.
Freedom isn’t free and it is something that we must continue to fight for.
Freedom always comes with a price and it has cost lives to be free and remain free.
People today enjoy the freedoms of others whose sacrifices made us free as a nation; the freedom to be a human being
and the freedom to be who you are in Christ and to be as an American in all her diversity is a precious gift.
I know of a white family who has racial prejudice against blacks that has been passed down
three generations all because one day during the latter 1800s the great grandfather was walking down a road and a black man hit him in a vehicle and didn’t stop.
Back then in the South a lot of people
hated blacks in that region. The man was caught and went to jail however, in that family, who were so-called Christians, it was never forgotten or forgiven.
These things were passed down by word
of mouth from one generational curse to another; evil spirit by evil spirit. Blaming the entire black race due to that accident! What pure hatred, racism, and uneducated ignorance!
does a family hold on to hatred and prejudice over a man or race of people? I know this example isn’t only for whites with prejudice towards blacks, but this happens also within the black community as well.
We must remember, I am speaking primarily of The Church and the evils of racism.
However, both black and white cultures are to blame within The Church. We have no rights as blood-bought
Christians to hold prejudice, unforgiveness, hatred, racism in our hearts towards anyone.
There must be love in all cultures. None of us can change the color of our skin and we should all be celebrated
in The Church for our diversity.
In 1854 a revived political career of an Illinois lawyer named Abraham Lincoln rose from obscurity to national prominence and claimed the Republican nomination for president
in 1860. Lincoln hated slavery and considered it immoral.
His ancient faith taught him that all men are created equal and therefore there is no moral right of one man making another man a slave.
Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, was his most central act and the great event of the 19th century, by making it his most enduring contribution to history. This man paid the price
for freedom as he was assassinated on April 14, 1865.
Freedom isn’t free, it cost lives.
The evil curse of slavery has been passed down from
one generation to another generation even today. There are generational curses that need to be broken so healing can come.
We must repent and be delivered. The spirit of slavery was an evil
that had to be eradicated, but once emancipated, the social issues continued to exist.
Unlike the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., there are black separatists at work in our nation that are anti-white
and often anti-Semitic and opposes interracial marriage.
But both black nationalism and black separatism advocate rights for black people, but there are differences between them.
Black separatists believes that black people should be physically separated from other races, primarily whites. However black separatist wants a separate nation for black people.
don’t always believe in a physical separation of black people, but they believe in separation, but not a physical separation.
Black nationalists focus more on black pride, justice, and identity.
Their belief is that black people should be proud of their own skin, heritage, and beauty.
They also believe there should be justice for black people, especially in America. Some examples of black
nationalist organizations include the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party.
How can a Christian culture hold to racism for what a few have done? Yes, there are hate filled racist in all
cultures, especially white and black.
We cannot throw away all the good for one that is bad. Just like our law enforcement, there have been horrible hateful demonic racist acts in the news and when
they destroy black lives they need to be tried and sentenced and put away.
However, we cannot deem all law enforcement agents as evil and racist. You have bad apples in a bushel — but do you
throw all the apples away? You correct the bad policy in all organization that needs change.
When hate crimes happen, find the ones and make an example of them, but in no way should we snuff out
the good along with the bad.
We hold racism to account in our nation and we won’t tolerate it! Remember, as The Church goes…. so shall the nation!
How can a Christian culture hold on to racism?
How long do we pay for civil war in our Churches?
Just as we know there are whites who hate
blacks, there is just as much racial hatred of blacks to whites. If you hold hatred and prejudice in your heart, God will not hear you. This cannot be tolerated in The Church of God.
“Black Lives do Matter” and is arguably a basic expectation of justice and equality. Obviously, Church, All Lives Matter! Police Officers’ Lives matter!
We cannot throw out
all of the people because there are those who hate and are racist. There needs to be change that we cannot tolerate this type of behavior in any organization wherever it presents itself.
disqualify members from dealing with the public.
I think such movements such as “Black Lives Matter” bear witness to where change needs to take place. No one, no black, white, Hispanic,
or other nationality should be silenced and oppressed.
However, ignorance is not bliss, these divisions have already existed among some, and through violations of humanity, they have only been brought
to the forefront.
With these movements, the veil is lifted and can cause there to be education to bring understanding to the various causes.
The Church must adapt to these issues as well. In America, so many white and black people in The Church are afraid to say anything to each other for fear of offending each other.
There are reasons
why racism exists in The Body of Christ and The LORD is wanting to unveil it so we can repent, turn away and move on in love!
We all need to check our own hearts for any racism in us. All sides are
hypersensitive for fear of offending each other.
We can never understand unless we come together and educate. Those of us may have racial issues passed down from generations and there must be repentance
But we are hyper touchy, and regress back into families that have had strongholds of racism for decades and after a while you find yourselves making racial remarks and attitudes along
with the rest of them.
Yes, we must remember the lessons learned through the decades, and continue to stand for civil rights, but to dwell in prejudice and racism will keep us in the dark and God has called
us to be the light to show the way to unconditional love.
The Church is to be the light to the nation and we must get it right with us first before the nation will listen to anything we have to say as
The Church of Jesus Christ.
Original Vision posted at the top…
I was suddenly in The Oval Office and I was shocked
as I witnessed a major tug-of-war going on with President Donald J Trump and on the other end of the rope was a robed and hooded Ku Klux Klansman!
I assumed the Ku Klux Klan meant “white supremacist”
— however the president was “holding the line” with great strength and sweat as his heels were dug into the carpet and floor, he was pulling with all his might! I was taken back and shocked in disbelief with this vision!
While this tug-of-war ensued with Trump, suddenly a great wind blew in that office and the robe and hood came off the Klansman!
What was revealed shocked and rocked my world as the robed Ku
Klux Klansman was an African American Man holding a Hangman’s Noose!
Interpretation of the Tug Rope
President Trump, ‘digging in his heels’ into the floor and
‘holding the line’ and the Tug Rope, represent the fight for the Constitution, our Godly Heritage, and the Foundation of the Nation.
President Trump, digging in his heels’ into the carpet
and into the floor and ‘holding the line’ mean the President will not concede.
God gave President Trump a mandate to ‘hold the line’ and he has been groomed for such a time as this,
in this Tug of spiritual Civil War.
The Black Klansman in this Tug-of-War who suddenly was un-robed and his hood was removed by the wind of the Holy Spirit revealing Demonic Strategy and revealed the Role
The Black Klansman represented Hate, Riots, Murder, and the Idol of Racism.
The Hangman Noose represents the most racist symbol, because
it is an instrument of violence.
Interpretation of the Ancient Oak Tree
The Oak Tree is symbolic of our Government.
Noose is symbolic of Violence, Hate, Riots, Murder, and the idol of Racism.
“They shall not hang their agenda on the Oak Tree for even as Haman tried to destroy My Plan, I intervened. For he
who digs a pit for the righteous, himself shall fall into it.”
The Ancient Tree is the Governmental System with its broad root system and its many branches of the Government Roles.
“The Hard-Oak has weathered many storms and has supported the branches and leaves of nations.
The deep taproots are the Deep State with hidden things who have been nourished for a time
and times again.
The Great Oak Tree nourished for a time, will be exposed by the superficial root system that has spread out.
Deep calls unto deep
in heaven and on earth and Truth and Justice shall prevail!!
However, there are those who have been in league with the deep taproots, being manipulated by the deep.”
The Oak Tree spread out over a great area and connected to other “root systems” of governments underground speaks of national security.
The dark Storm and Whirlwind is the manifested
Presence and Power of God coming to Washington DC and our governmental connections worldwide.
“My Whirlwind shall touch down snapping off Branches of Government that are brittle and superficial.
The whirlwind of The LORD, shall uproot the Ancient Oak Tree, and it shall spin around helplessly; no one could stop the whirlwind as it shall uproot everything that was hidden. The root system was broader than
the tree itself.
Government is the tree and the superficial branches will be broken off, so others can be broken in.
The tree will finally settle
from all the upheavals being tossed into the air and everything that is hidden is exposed by My Light with all the roots of corruption that were meant for destruction.”
Eyes will be opened, ears
will hear the sound of The LORD, for indeed in the midst of great upheavals the Great Awakening is upon us!
Everything shall be laid bare, everything shall be made plain. There is upon us an exposure,
a revealing so broad, so widespread, and so deep that My exposure of corruption will rock and shall shock the world.
Lies! Treason! Indictments! Justice and judgment are the habitation
of My Throne, mercy and truth shall go before My Face!
The Government shall be cleansed and I have decreed a new tree prepared and planted by the River of God as this nation founded by God shall return
to her roots as one nation under God, indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all!
I have delighted setting My Trump to My Lips and because I have set him there and because of My great Love and Affection
for My People, I will establish him in justice and judgment! I shall elevate My Voices and My Hands in the midst of the land of unlikely places; for the Truth shall prevail in thee!
The LORD God Almighty
has decreed, declared, and established it as so,” says The LORD.”
Selah, Selah, and Selah!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
Sherry Edwards Mackey
Racism Mindsets Part 1
By Sherry Edwards Mackey
We are the products of our environments; what has been handed down through our generations in history, society and family reflects in our world.
Many families have no idea where their ideology comes from. And in particular, this nation is deeply divided by racism.
However, before we can speak to a nation, we must speak to ourselves
and rightly judge our own heart and repent of sin.
However, it doesn’t end there; we must realize that God wants to address the racism that is in the Church.
We must learn from our history and lineage the lessons so that bloodline curses won’t repeat themselves in us, our families, or in the generations that follow.
The generational curses
of racism are evident in our nation and fighting these issues that divide us is an ongoing battle and it may seem hopeless!
We live in a fallen world where Satan’s seat is. The enemy has dominion,
because of the fall of Adam but God, through the shed blood of his only begotten Son Jesus Christ has given His Church Dominion and all Authority to rule and reign in this life!
If we have repented of
sin and received Jesus Christ in our hearts his desire remains the same! He wants us to take dominion in our families, our towns, our regions, states, and beyond!
However, it begins in us!
Do you want lasting change? Begin to search within your own heart. In this world, you shall have trouble and lasting change only goes so far.
things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world,” John 16:33 KJV.
that racism brings frustration, rage, anger, hopelessness, fear, and other negative effects.
However, nationally The LORD has made it plain that this issue can only go so far in resolving change.
What is our answer? What is the solution?
The Church is supposed to be the living representation of Christ in our “world” and nation. But it begins with us.
What comes out of our mouth? What do we represent in our family? What is the foundation of our witness? We testify our beliefs by how we speak and how we live!
begin again to commend ourselves? Or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you? Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men,” 2 Corinthians 3:1-2 KJV.
The LORD has said that lasting national change must begin within the church. Beloved of God, we are like the salt that seasons; however, when you use a lot of salt it also preserves! God wants to season our lives
and our messages to join in with the body of Christ to do a preserving work of grace in a sin-sick world.
When the salt has lost its savor, it is worthless. In contrast, the ‘Dead Sea’
may seem worthless. However, it has the most nutrient-dense level of minerals and the saltiest body of water in the world.
Though it is called ‘dead’, it brings life, health, and healing
to those who have various ailments like skin and joints issues, and it improves circulation, reduces inflammation, helps arthritis and joint pain.
It also aids in recovery from surgery. Even those
with certain heart conditions find relief and reprieve.
So, in this illustration dead things heal. As we die daily putting to death the deeds of our flesh we truly live! When we die to our way of
thinking, die to our desires, and put on Christ’s desires, we do a preserving and healing work uniting the body of Christ by having the mind of Christ.
This happens first in us, our family, and then
influence’s our world!
As this must begin in us and we are parts of the body of Christ; we come to the realization that The LORD’s body is made up of all races, creed, tribes, and tongues.
And The LORD is empowering his people to preach the everlasting gospel to those who dwell on the earth. We are to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, we go into all the world, person
Before a nation or culture can change it must happen within the blood-bought Church of the Living God. The Church is to be that salt, to bring a preserving work in our lives
Peace can only be achieved through our relationship with The LORD Jesus! Jesus is our Prince of peace and the government is upon his shoulders.
us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government Shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall
be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of The LORD of hosts will perform this,” Isaiah 9:6-7 KJV.
I felt compelled to share portions of my life or testimony so that you can understand my message better.
I was born on August 29, 1960, at Tachikawa Air Force
Base in Tokyo Japan. Both my parents are veterans and served their country honorably.
I am the oldest of three siblings and we moved a lot and I learned how to adapt very quickly. Actually,
my parents and all my siblings all served their country including me.
We moved a lot and experienced many things. You may think moving as much as I did would have hindered me in many ways but I found
that there are a lot of advantages being raised globally.
I got to meet and mix with various races, cultures and it was a life that had many advantages, and besides, I really enjoyed it. My years
in my parent’s care, taught me discipline, integrity, honesty, loyalty, and love for my country.
Some people never leave their home town, but not me, I had to see what was going on in the world and
I couldn’t possibly imagine myself stuck in one place forever.
My dad was raised as a Baptist and my mother was raised Lutheran. Through the years in the military mom always kept me in church
no matter where we went and I got to cross over into many Christian denominations to see what they were about and their traditions, I even got to experience a few Jewish services.
As we moved and I witnessed
varied cultures, I was able to see the diversity in the kingdom of God as a child.
Mom had a relationship with God that made an impact on my life and was pivotal to my salvation experience. My dad and
mom retired not too far from where the Cane Ridge Revival took place in Kentucky in 1801.
I received The LORD when I was in the Baptist church. I was seven years old and baptized soon after.
While we were in the military we moved so often that I was in thirteen schools in eleven years.
There were things I learned as a child that forever changed me. For instance, when we moved I met wonderful
people, however as a child when I was the new kid on the block I wasn’t readily accepted by the clubs and cliques children have.
But the children who always accepted me were the black kids, and all
my friends were black and that continued into my adult years. The black kids were kind to me and always accepted me.
To this day I have a deep love for the black community and even my ordination
and licensing was through a wonderful half black half Jewish Woman of God whom I love dearly.
Throughout all the years of experiencing diverse cultures, I had gained the ability to cross-denominational
and cultural lines.
Truly, as God has led me all these years, I can truly worship God in any Christian ministry that loves The LORD. That advantage has awarded me over and over again having relationships
with black women as we traveled and ministered in the 1980s, into the 1990s, and beyond.
The LORD currently has me in one location for a number of years and has had me writing since 1998.
Racism is NOT something I did or had; it was never in my DNA.
I loved all of God’s people and especially the black community and I always felt like I was
home. God has raised me up this way and often I find it frustrating as I identify so often with the black or African American Culture and what they went through and what they go through; I take it personally.
More to come…
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey