FIRE BY NIGHT
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]
...."You, in Your great compassion,
did not forsake them in the wilderness; The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day, to guide them on their way, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB
2017 – Glenn H. Jackson
WE HAVE BEEN MADE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST
Words of prophecy:
* Many of My children are walking
on a "plane" [in a sphere] far below the "fullness" of their inheritance in Christ [walking in EVERY aspect of their Covenant with Me with both feet firmly planted in My Kingdom] - and this must end! For in this hour, they must be "elevated" by the uncompromised
Word [absolute Truth] ministered in the fullness of conviction in order to enter into the "fullness" of their destiny, in Christ.
It is for this reason that I have established My holy apostles
and prophets - and, as My children inquire of Me in the "inner chamber" [the secret place of My Presence], I shall surely lead them to those who will be instrumental in helping them to entering into [and remaining in] the proper spiritual positioning in this
most critical and glorious hour.
...."Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?".... 1 Corinthians 6:9a NASB
In this portion of Paul's letter to the church at Corinth he is making it very clear to them that they must forsake "entirely" their former pagan ways in order to go on in Christ. Many were "born again" but were finding it difficult to let go of their former
lifestyles - which were acceptable in paganism. The key in this passage for us today is "do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God". Earlier in the letter Paul had written that:
...."by His [the Father's] doing you are [already] IN Christ Jesus, Who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption".... 1 Corinthians 1:30 NASB
been made the righteousness of God in Christ, and it is from this place that one begins their entrance into the sphere of the Kingdom through a simple trust and faith in the Word of God.
He [the Father] raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus [the Messiah, the Anointed One]".... Ephesians 2:6 The Amplified Translation
"sphere" - the place or environment within which a person or thing exists; a field of activity or operation;
"Kingdom"- the domain [sphere] wherein the spiritual sovereignty of God or Jesus Christ extends, whether in heaven
or on earth;
...."All Your works shall give thanks to You, O LORD, And Your godly ones shall bless You. They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom And talk of Your power; To make known to the
sons of men Your mighty acts And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations".... Psalms 145:10-13 NASB
...."Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven".... Matthew 6:10 NASB
...."Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does
the will of My Father who is in heaven [will enter.]".... Matthew 7:21 NASB
...."We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the true knowledge of God [and who we ALREADY
are and what we ALREADY have, in Christ], and we are taking every thought captive [through proclamation] to the obedience of Christ [a revelation of the Father's Will]".... 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB
It is as one begins to gain a revelation of who they are IN Christ that the Kingdom begins to become real to them - and, as they draw near to the Father and Jesus each day in the "inner chamber" the Kingdom [and the fullness of life therein] will become their
reality. This is precisely why the Lord instructed us to:
...."seek [aim at and strive after] first of all His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right]".... Matthew 6:33
The Amplified Translation
When one is left an inheritance, often a lawyer will contact that one and inform them that they only need to come down to their office and sign some papers to receive
the inheritance. Now, in the natural, it is certain that people would drop everything and rush down their to receive their inheritance. Unfortunately, regarding spiritual matters, many children of God - even after gaining a knowledge that they have an inheritance
[and that they are "joint-heirs" with Jesus]are duped by the Enemy into thinking that their inheritance is somehow for them after THEY die and, so, they trudge along through life knowing that they are born again but they never come to a revelation of who they
ALREADY are IN Christ [again, by the Father's doing]. And, thus, they do not come into a revelation of the "fullness" of their Covenant with God.
In the same way that an inheritance comes into
the hands of the inheritor when the one designating the inheritance dies, our precious inheritance [the fullness of our salvation - and the true Kingdom-living that is its spontaneous fruit] came into being [became a spiritual reality]when Christ died for
us at the Cross.
...."For this reason also, since the day we heard [of it,] we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual
wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please [Him] in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the
attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son"....
Colossians 1:9-13 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who have "both feet" firmly planted in Your Kingdom
- a people who abide [dwell securely] in the "fullness" of our precious salvation, in Christ. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
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