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
Words of prophecy:
* One cannot create an "environment of faith" [Love] in the midst of "idol" worship [the fear of man, the seeking after self-glory etc.].
Note: both Ur and Haran were cities consecrated to idol worship - and, thus, it was not until AFTER the death of Terah [Abram's father] and "Abram's" departure from that city [Haran] in faith and obedience that the Lord was able to establish
the initial Covenant of Faith with Abraham [Genesis 12:1-3];
...."Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they
went out together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to enter the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran, and settled there. The days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran. Now [then] the LORD said to Abram, 'Go forth from
your country, and from your relatives and from your father's house, to the land which I will show you; And I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; And so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed".... Genesis 11:31-12:3 NASB
...."By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out
to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going".... Hebrews 11:8 NASB
Environment is everything. The closer one gets to the Father
and His Word the more unacceptable the environment of the "world" becomes. One need never apologize for moving to separate themselves [at the leading of the Holy Spirit] from anything [or anyone] that is producing an environment that is clearly not of God.
...."If the world hates you, know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are
not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen [selected] you out of the world, the world hates [detests] you. Remember that I told you, A servant is not greater than his master [is not superior to him]. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute
you".... John 15:18-20 The Amplified Translation
...."Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For
all that is in the world -the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one's own resources or in the stability of earthly things] - these do not come from
the Father but are from the world [itself]. And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever"....
1 John 2:15-17 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that you are preparing [and, indeed, have already prepared]
the perfect "environment for each one of us as we move further and further into our precious Kingdom-position and destiny with each passing day. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
Catch the Wind of the Holy Spirit . . . Hang on to the Lord!!!!!