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
EVERY BELIEVER MUST BE FOUND SEEKING TO BE LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT IN ALL THINGS
Words of prophecy:
* "Preconceived notions" [mental ascensions - which are the opposite of revelation knowledge] thrive on [are fueled by] fear and pride.
heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness".... Luke 11:35 KJV
It is of the utmost importance that EVERY believer realize fully that EVERY LAST TRANSLATION [or
paraphrase - as some "translations" [such as The Message Bible] must, in reality be characterized] of God's Word, including the King James Version MUST be studied and meditated upon with the "abiding" Presence of the Holy Spirit - Who is THE Spirit of wisdom
and revelation - being acknowledged EVERY step of the way. The failure to do so opens the door to the Enemy [through a spirit of mental ascension] to counterfeit the absolute Truths of the Kingdom found in the Word of God.
"mental ascension" - the reaching out ["up"] to understand the Word [Will]of God in one's "own" [soulish] strength and understanding [intellect];
...."Lean on, trust in, and be confident
in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths".... Proverbs 3:5-6 The Amplified Translation
The beauty of the Father's Plan for His people is that He has given each of us the Holy Spirit. Thus, as each one of His precious children enter into intimate fellowship with the Father and Jesus
[in the power of the Holy Spirit - Who is the Spirit of Love, the Spirit of Grace, the Spirit of Wisdom etc.] - which is an act of faith and Love on their part - they will allow the Holy Spirit to "reveal with pin-point accuracy" what they need - both for
their daily walk and for entrance into the fullness of their Kingdom-position and destiny for this final hour.
In essence, to truly understand the Word of God [and the deepest thoughts
and intentions of the Father's Heart] one must - first and foremost - come to "know", personally [intimately], the Author of the holy writings not just the "translators" who have espoused them throughout the years.
"espouse" - to make
one's own; adopt or embrace, as a cause.
...."But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name
[in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall [will remind you of, bring to your remembrance] everything I have told you".... John 14:26 The Amplified Translation
in summarizing: every believer must be found seeking to be led by the Holy Spirit in ALL things. We must be found exercising a "holy caution" and reverence for God as we approach His Word because, when we do, it is CERTAIN that we will gain a revelation of
absolute Truth and the principles of the Kingdom that will serve us well - both individually and corporately - right through to the end of the age.
Prayer of Proclamation:
we thank You and praise You for giving us the Gift of the Holy Spirit. Words cannot describe just how wonderful a Gift [Person] He truly is to us, day in and day out - and we give You all praise and honour and thanksgiving, in Jesus' Name. Amen
...."If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?".... Luke 11:13 NASB