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
September 14th 2017 – Glenn H. Jackson
THE LOVE AND APPROVAL OF THE FATHER
Words of prophecy:
* "Maintaining" the fear of man [seeking after the approval and praises of flesh and blood"] in one's heart produces a "reverence"
for [inclination towards] the "things below" [the world and its ways - fear, pride, selfishness etc]. While diligently"maintaining" a reverence of My Word [Will] in one's heart produces a deep and steadfast desire for the things of the Kingdom [the "things
...."For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ ".... Galatians 1:10
...."the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth ".... Proverbs 17:24b NASB
...."Therefore if you have been raised up with
Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God ".... Colossians 3:1-3 NASB
...."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
A continued and steadfast "trust" in the Father and His Word accomplishes two distinct results. First, in that place of an "abiding" faith and trust [which is a spontaneous fruit of time spent with Them in the "inner chamber"] we gain a revelation of the Father's
Love and approval of us, in Christ. Secondly, having [and maintaining] a "revelation" of the Father's Love and approval will ALWAYS cause us to supercede [rise above] the attempts of the Enemy to get us to bow our knee to [be bound by] the "fear of man".
...."He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him..... If anyone loves Me,
he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him".... John 14:21,23 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You
and praise You that You have raised us up a people who are free from the "fear of man" - a people who, because we have a burning [active] revelation of Your great Love for us - and Your approval [because of who we are IN Christ] NEVER bow our knee to the "influence"
of those who speak and act apart from You. And we declare all of these things DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.