FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"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, or the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB
THE GREAT IMPORTANCE OF "READINESS"
Words of prophecy:
* It is My desire, as I look out upon each and every one of My precious children, to see them "abiding in readiness" in this most critical and glorious hour!
the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the prudent took oil
in flasks along with their lamps. Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and [began] to sleep. But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet [him.]' "Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. The
foolish said to the prudent, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' "But the prudent answered, 'No, there will not be enough for us and you [too;] go instead to the dealers and buy [some] for yourselves.' And while they were going away to
make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut. Later the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, lord, open up for us.' "But he answered, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.'
"Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour".... Matthew 25:1-13 NASB
The Father is ready to move in a manner and magnitude heretofore "unseen" [apart from "glimpses"
through the various types and patterns found in His Word] in the midst of His people!
...."Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something
new, now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert".... Isaiah 43:18-19 NASB
...."Blow a trumpet in Zion, and sound
an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming; Surely it is near, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness. As the dawn is spread over the mountains, So there is a great
and mighty people; There has never been anything like it, Nor will there be again after it To the years of many generations. A fire consumes before them and behind them a flame burns. The land is like the garden of Eden before them but a desolate wilderness
behind them, and nothing at all escapes them. Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like war horses, so they run. With a noise as of chariots they leap on the tops of the mountains, like the crackling of a flame of fire consuming the stubble,
Like a mighty people arranged for battle. Before them the people are in anguish; All faces turn pale.
They run like mighty men, they climb the wall like soldiers; And they each march in line, nor do they deviate from their paths.
They do not crowd each other, They march everyone in his path; When they burst through the defenses, They do not break ranks. They rush on the city, they run on the wall; They climb into the houses, they enter through the windows like a thief. Before them
the earthquakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and the moon grow dark and the stars lose their brightness. The LORD utters His voice before His army; Surely His camp is very great, for strong is he who carries out His word. The day of the LORD is indeed great
and very awesome, and who can endure it?".... Joel 2:1-11 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You find us "abiding" [dwelling]
in the place of readiness in this hour - the place wherein You will not be limited in any way as You unfold Your glorious Kingdom-purposes in this final hour. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.