Liberty in the Midst of Calamity
By Sherry Edwards Mackey
I wonder how many of us have been noticing a lot of weird, so-called ‘accidents’?
Giving an example from my life; I
sat my computer down to go to the kitchen and when I got back the cat was sitting on the keyboard and it messed up my article and took me a long time to redo the content.
Then again, I laid the computer
down on my table in a different area, when the cat came over and vomited all over it! This is very out of character for her behavior, as I noticed also the cat had started hissing at us!
I got angry as
I knew these things were demonically inspired. So I laid hands on the cat and commanded the demon to go! And the cat is back to her normal behavior!
This may seem comical to some, but demons can reside
in animals like the swine were filled with legion and stampeded to the ocean and died! (Study Mark 5:13)
“And at once Jesus gave them permission. Then the unclean spirits went out and entered the
swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea.” Mark 5:13.
In my experience, I find that demons are at work fervently,
because their time is so short. Their plan is to come at you in force to intimidate you!
And yes, you can sense or feel their presence and it’s not pleasant either. Since the enemy (devil, demons)
are trying anyway to come in like a flood, God’s Promise is that when the enemy comes in like a flood, The LORD will lift up a Standard against him! And that Standard is through us!
When a Believer
in Christ knows who they are in Him, they are a force to be reckoned with!
There are many other things trying to frustrate the Elect of God, but we have been given mighty Weapons of Warfare to pull-down
strongholds, and defensive armor for our protection – it’s The Word of The Living God!
“Is not My Word as Fire, or as a hammer that breaks rocks in pieces?” Jeremiah 23:29.
Here is another weird event that happened.
I went in, like always, to send some funds to a confirmed Mission we support as a Ministry. We have been using Western
Union for about a year with no problems.
Suddenly, this time the people were grilling me, asking me why I am sending it, and asking all sorts of questions!
they said that I must know the person and have met them to send it! The questions continued and I got angry at the devil, and I asked them what right do they have in interrogating me with what our Ministry does with our money!
Then without anger, I let them know I was a Minister and sending monthly money overseas to support Missions and have been doing it for some time from the same store!
Finally, they called two
managers and grilled me again, and as I was praying in tongues under my breath they finally let go and said okay.
I asked if this was going to be a problem again in the future? They indicated not, however,
we must always be aware of Satan’s devices.
So, after some time the breakthrough came, and I sent the funds to help with the Mission!
be wise as serpents but innocent as doves! (Matthew 10:16) We must know our enemy and his tactics, so that we won’t be caught unaware. We are not to be ignorant of his devices!
I recognized that
this demonic attack was attacking our finances for missions, both on our end and the recipient’s end.
We have legal right in God’s eyes, as He says He will rebuke the devourer for our sake.
As we are obedient with tithing and offering personally and ministerial too according to Malachi 3:10, so, I knew that I had authority backing me up, because God said he would rebuke the devourer for our sake.
all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this,” says The LORD of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to
receive it.” Malachi 3:10.
Beloved of God, we need to be extremely aware of everything that is around us; beginning at home and then when we are out and about.
We must keep our mind on things above, (pray without ceasing) and as we stay spiritual minded we will remain earthly good.
Frankly, in my experience with people, I don’t think many want
to know or realize the times we are living in.
When all news, broadcasts, radio, satellite and all forms of communications are proving worldwide information and that scripture is being fulfilled right
before our very eyes!
People are in such fear, dread, and worry that they can’t resolve within themselves what we are to do! That is where you and I come in; where The Soul Winner comes in!
We are so close to that day of fulfillment in scripture, that Christ’s return is eminent, but no man knows the day or hour. However, we shall know the season and it is sooner than we think.
He will come in a day you least expect it!
Watch the news see what is happening in world, especially Israel and America!
See what is happening
and press in and stay so close to Jesus in your prayer life and intimacy!
Learning to ‘pray without ceasing’ in The Spirit comes when we discipline ourselves daily to start our day with Him.
Yes, confession of all sin, then not just speaking our wants and desires, but seeking His Desires first.
Take time — not make time, to develop the desire
for intimacy and confession of our spiritual needs! As we abide in Him, He will abide in us. He wants a personal relationship with us.
I exhort you, to continue to press into God, for you will be rewarded!
When we learn by habit, through self discipline, to be a true Disciple of Christ, is when everything and every spiritual blessing is available to us!
God is a
rewarder of those who diligently seek him! (Hebrews 11:6) All fear falls away because you have surrendered to His Life, Death, and Resurrection!
We are to rise and shine, for The Light has come! For The
Glory of The LORD has risen upon us! Draw near to God — and He will draw near to you!
Unconfessed sin keeps us bound to that fruit and hinders us, so that we will not go forward. (Proverbs 28:13)
Yes, another reason our prayers are not answered is that we have unconfessed sin in our lives.
The Bible says, “but your iniquities have separated you from God; and your sins have hidden His Face
from you, so that He will not hear,” (Isaiah 59:2) and if I regard iniquity in my heart, The LORD will not hear (Psalm 55:18).
There is a connection between unconfessed sin and your health and in
rite of communion, (1 Corinthians 11:28-30, Psalm 32).
There is so much more scripture to be fulfilled, and once we know we are right with God through our personal relationship with Him, it gives us such
Liberty and Freedom in the midst of great chaos, calamity and turmoil!
The LORD has said that He will be greatly glorified by His Elect, His Bride, His Betrothed!
Once you know who you are and have that security residing within you, even in the midst of great turmoil, you will have strength to walk through any situation and circumstance without fear and with great Grace.
I would lie if I didn’t prepare you. You will experience and have feelings of the spiritual environment and spiritual warfare. We do not grow if we have no press (pressure) in our lives.
like Stephen, who beheld The Glory of The LORD and gave God Flory in the midst of his death, The LORD will give us Grace to face any fear, terror, and any death experience!
In whatever way, we live, die,
or by remaining fixed upon Jesus in this life will be rewarded.
Please read and study The Bible, especially The Book of Acts and make yourselves ready!
are made from the inside out. Christ in us — The Hope of Glory! What we put inside is what we become….
“51 You stiff-necked and stubborn people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you
are always actively resisting the Holy Spirit. You are doing just as your fathers did. 52 Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who proclaimed beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you
have now become; 53 you who received the law as ordained and delivered to you by angels, and yet you did not obey it!”
Stephen Put to Death
54 Now when they heard this [accusation
and understood its implication], they were cut to the heart, and they began grinding their teeth [in rage] at him. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit and led by Him, gazed into heaven and saw the glory [the great splendor and majesty] of God, and Jesus
standing at the right hand of God; 56 and he said, “Look! I see the heavens opened up [in welcome] and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”
57 But they shouted with loud voices,
and covered their ears and together rushed at him [considering him guilty of blasphemy]. 58 Then they drove him out of the city and began stoning him; and the witnesses placed their outer robes at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 They continued stoning
Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, “Lord Jesus, receive and accept and welcome my spirit!” 60 Then falling on his knees [in worship], he cried out loudly, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them [do not charge them]!” When
he had said this, he fell asleep [in death].” Acts 7:51-60 AMP.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
By Sherry Edwards Mackey