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
WALKING IN LOVE IS "NEVER" IN VAIN [FUTILE]
Words of prophecy:
is ALWAYS the time for one to be found walking in Love.
...."You have heard that it was said, you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy; [Lev. 19:18; Ps. 139:21, 22.] But I tell
you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, [Prov. 25:21, 22.] to show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven".... Matthew 5:43-45a The Amplified Translation
endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited [arrogant and inflated with pride]; it is not rude [unmannerly] and does not act
unbecomingly. Love [God's love in us] does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not
rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything
[without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]".... 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a The Amplified Translation
Walking in Love when that Love is not returned
is not easy BUT it is extremely necessary on our part if we truly want to be found "abiding" in Love. One makes great strides in the Love walk when they continue to walk in Love at all cost to themselves in the face of adverse words and circumstances.
...."Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is [literally: deeds of Love are] not in vain in the Lord".... 1 Corinthians
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have created within us hearts that seek to be
an expression of Your Love at ALL times. We thank You and praise You that, even in the face of that Love not being returned we maintain our "spiritual equilibrium" by the power of Your Spirit [Who is the Spirit of Love] - knowing [having a revelation of the
spiritual reality] that our faithfulness to You and Your people is NEVER in vain [futile]. And we declare all of these things DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.