FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]
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 MAINTAINING OUR TRUE SPIRITUAL POSITIONING IN CHRIST
Words of prophecy:
of My precious children are undergoing "specific persecutions" in this seasons - and, thus, it is of the utmost importance that they continually "focus" on maintaining their spiritual positioning [in Christ] - moving forth in faith with every word they speak
and every action they carry out. As one is found faithful to do these things, they will not only be empowered to "rise above" their "present" circumstances they will also gain a deeper revelation of the Kingdom [and My Will] in the process - and the spontaneous
fruit of it all will be that the power [Grace] to be a "living demonstration" of the Kingdom will continually overtake them [with great signs and wonders following]
....."Indeed, all who desire
to live godly [lives] in Christ Jesus will be persecuted".... 2 Timothy 3:12 NASB
...."Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great".... Matthew 5:10-12 NASB
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
...."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
Anything less than having fellowship with the Father and His Word on a daily basis in this
most critical [and glorious] season - will surely position one in a place "much lower" than their true spiritual positioning in Christ - which is, seated at the right Hand of the Father in the heavenly places.
spontaneous fruit of that wrong positioning will be that the Enemy will cause them to divert from the true plan of God for their life and ministry - and, to make matters worse, those who fall into that category [by their own choice - through their neglect
of the Word of God and the Holy Spirit]will be used as vessels of persecution against the Glorious [remnant] Church. One thing for sure is that, in all of these things, we will most certainly be able to distinguish between those who truly love God and those
who do NOT.
"divert"- to turn aside or from a path or course;
...."Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard [it,] and
a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name. 'They will be Mine,' says the LORD of hosts, 'on the day that I prepare [My] own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.'
So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him. For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is
coming will set them ablaze,' says the LORD of hosts, 'so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.' But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the
stall. You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing, says the LORD of hosts".... Malachi 3:16-4:3 NASB
for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to
the brightness of your rising".... Isaiah 60:1-3 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that by the
power of Your Spirit You have raised us up with Christ and positioned us in the heavenly sphere with You - a positioning wherein we are NEVER ignorant of the Enemy's schemes - or Your Will. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your
greatest Glory. Amen.
...."But 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