FIRE BY NIGHT
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 DANGER OF "UNGODLY COUNSEL"
Words of prophecy:
counsel is always self-serving in nature - and, therefore, "undermines" [and leads one away from] My Will for one's life when received. While godly counsel [Wisdom] edifies and enlightens - ALWAYS serving My highest purpose in the life of the one who will
"undermine" - to injure or destroy by insidious activity or imperceptible stages; to weaken or cause to collapse by removing underlying support, as by digging away or eroding the foundation [which, spiritually speaking, would
be the "revelation" in one's heart];
...."BLESSED [happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable] is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans
and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law [the precepts, the instructions,
the teachings of God] he habitually meditates [ponders and studies] by day and by night. [Rom. 13:8-10; Gal. 3:1-29; II Tim. 3:16.] And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season;
its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity][Jer. 17:7, 8]".... Psalms 1:1-3 The Amplified Translation
Ultimately, the "fruit" of one
receiving "ungodly counsel" [through a continued reliance upon flesh and blood before the Father and His Word]will become very evident in their life. For any form of dependence upon the darkened wisdom of the world will - without exception - lead one deeper
and deeper into darkness.
...."But [only] with [God] are [perfect] wisdom and might; He [alone] has [true] counsel and understanding".... Job 12:13 The Amplified Translation
...."For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God".... 1 Corinthians 3:19 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who are continually seeking to be found abiding in Your Wisdom and Counsel - a people who have truly forsaken any dependence upon the wisdom "below" to trust in You with all of our hearts. And
we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.