'Moving Stone? Or Spirit?' Sherry Mackey
Beloved of God, I must speak plainly! I cannot help but speak this to you! Please listen and hear God’s appeal through these words for us!
I saw a vision of a huge sword hitting the Foundations of the Church and the power of that strike resounded all through the foundations as a serious earthquake! I witnessed within moments, every type of foundation that has been laid; Foundations of Spiritual things, foundations of soulish things, (the mind, will, and emotions). The Foundations of physical and earthly things. And yes, I see the sword of the Lord striking the foundations in our personal lives and within the corporate body.
Such times can cause great anxiety, fear and dread. For in such unrest, and upheavals nothing remains the same, for it is unsettled and nothing is normal.
Beloved of God! We are not normal and we never will be! We are to please God and not fear what people will say. Be a God pleaser not a man pleaser.
Nothing remains the same during and after an earthquake. The upper ground is never the same after a major earthquake. However, another truth; The crust is always moving constantly.
Well there is a Christian correlation too. There is constant movement that brings change as we are progressing further into God’s plan for our lives. When we pass through our days, there must be evidence to ourselves and those who know us that we are moving constantly towards greater change. We cannot redeem the lost days, but we must start getting back into aligning ourselves to God’s Word as soon as possible!
Lesser earthquakes may only yield slight variances and some of these quakes, you cannot detect with your natural senses. Yet there are measurements that follow those shifting’s at various levels. There are greater shifting and earthquakes that we may see with our eyes; like cracks in walls and ceilings of homes and buildings. When there is a major earthquake, it will shift up or down, or back and forth, or both. Regardless of the cause of the shifting and quake, the ground will never the same! The earth is constantly changing!
God is doing a quick work and the closer it gets to the Lord’s return we will be changing continually at a more rapid rate. It is much like the transition that takes place with a woman great with child comes to her time of delivery. When the event starts, there is no stopping it.
The church has passed through points of no return. The Lord is hitting the foundations of past moves of God! He is trying to shaken them! Many want to reminisce on how God moved formerly so many years ago and they limit God to their experience and build a box to surround it. These have limited God to their boxed in view, while God moved on.
Often every Sunday many get up for Church that are actually going to shrines of former moves of God that have become graven in tombstone. These have settled into religious stagnation and instead of getting the fresh wind and flow of the Spirit of God, they resisted the flow, and once no free flow of God, it becomes like the dead sea. Water must free flow in and out, not stagnate.
In many circles when the Spirit of God once moved mightily in their midst, the people try to put their version in a box called a church house or denomination. Then when God’s Spirit began to move in a different way, it was resisted and they remained with the relics of their heyday remembering only the former days and fleeting memories of time gone by!
Many hungry souls are rising up and they care not for formality, and religious practices without the Power of God! It is that way with any movement. They first had a true move of God, but soon they fall back from God’s Word. Once that happened, they started not depending on the Spirit of God through their on-going developmental intimacy and prayer life with Jesus and they are not able to discern the Holy Spirits totally new way of moving.
Moving on with God’s Spirit is the same for us all. It happens by maintaining a deep personal relationship with the Lord in prayer and intimacy. Our foundational ministry is that first love relationship. We must master that before we ever embark on any other kind of ministry! That will never change! (Revelations 2:4-5)
Many have started out with God but when God moved in a fresh new way, these refused to move forward with Lord. How can you know God’s will if you won’t seek him in intimacy and prayer? Satan knows where our power lies with God! The enemy will fight us every day to keep us from our first love relationship in prayer with the Lord. When we depart from THE foundational Truth of Intimacy with the Lord, we become settled into ease with a false sense of security in practicing religion instead of practicing relationship!
God is always moving. Just like the crust of the earth continues to move unnoticed, there are various degrees and variances of earthquakes. Some you cannot detect with your natural senses. But Spiritually, God does move, quakes, shakes and shifts on all levels; Some must be discerned in your prayer life as you remain vitally connected to His Heart.
In conclusion, God is always moving, and remember the Spiritual ground will never remain the same. Beloved of God, stay connected with the Lord through intimacy in prayer and God’s Word. Let us move with the Shekinah Glory Cloud beloved of God and flow with the River of Life that flows from the throne of God!
Hebrews 12:25-29 KJVSee that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
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