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
OFFENSE "HELD TO" ALWAYS FINDS A WAY TO EXPRESS ITSELF
Words of prophecy:
* If one "maintains" unforgiveness
then eventually they shall "seek revenge" [through self-vindication and self-justification] - even though they may "consciously" believe that they hold no unforgiveness.
...."Be gentle and
forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference [a grievance or complaint] against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has [freely] forgiven you, so must you also [forgive]. And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves
with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony]".... Colossians 3:13-14 The Amplified Translation
...."[Now having received the Holy Spirit, and
being led and directed by Him] if you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of anyone, they are retained".... John 20:23 The Amplified Translation
"held to" [maintained] ALWAYS finds a way to express [justify] itself. That is precisely why one must always release any potential ground of offense within them - immediately. Because offense held to will SURELY [consciously or unconsciously] be found seeking
vengeance and/or self-vindication.
...."He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love".... Proverbs 17:9a The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have created in us hearts that are slow to anger and quick to forgive - hearts that steadfastly refuse to take "offense". And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing
basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.