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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
ENTRANCE INTO THE KINGDOM
Words of prophecy:
* Do you want to know why so few find the "narrow gate"? So few find it because the prerequisite to finding something is to seek it with one's "whole" heart!
An abiding [indwelling] trust in Me is the doorway into the Kingdom realm.
...."At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, "Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" And He called
a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. "Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven"....
Matthew 18:1-4 NASB
...."Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it. But
the gate is narrow (contracted by pressure) and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it. [Deut. 30:19; Jer. 21:8]".... Matthew 7:13-14 The Amplified Translation
...."You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart".... Jeremiah 29:13 NASB
Carnality - and the fear, pride and unbelief that is its spontaneous fruit - is what has been
keeping the church at large [up until this time] in darkness [and powerlessness]. Many, in their "attempt" to serve God have chosen to affix themselves to the "broad path" [of destruction]- the fruit of which is a certain departure from Grace into a sustained
unbelief [mistrust] and self-sufficiency.
In reality, it is ONLY one's entrance [in and by the exercising of a steadfast faith and obedience] through the "narrow gate" on to the "narrow path"
that opens the door wide for them to enter into the sphere of the Kingdom - and the fullness of true Kingdom-living within. In other words, the key to all things is for us to be found loving and seeking God with all of our hearts - all of the time. For it
is in this way [and this way alone] that one will SURELY gain a superabundant entrance into the Kingdom.
"sphere" - the place or environment within which a person or thing exists; a field of activity or operation;
Kingdom"- the "realm"[sphere of existence] wherein the "true" Christian life is lived out to its fullest; the sphere in which Jesus truly reigns as Lord in one's life; the position from which ALL true Kingdom-position and service begins and is maintained;
"Kingdom-living" - the sphere wherein one abides in the "fullness" [every aspect] of their precious Covenant with God, in Christ;
...."So we see that they were not able to enter
[into His rest], because of their unwillingness to adhere to and trust in and rely on God [unbelief had shut them out]".... [Num. 14:1-35]".... Hebrews 3:19 The Amplified Translation
be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land".... Isaiah 1:19 KJV
...."Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long
as you practice these things, you will never stumble; for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you".... 2 Peter 1:10-11 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who trust You with all of our hearts - a people who are truly found seeking first the Kingdom at all times. And we declare it DONE [on an
ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
...."But 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
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