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
PRAY FOR THE "DELEGATED AUTHORITIES"
Words of prophecy:
* It is of the utmost importance for EVERY child of God to discern [through the constant acknowledgement of My Word and My Spirit - Who is the Spirit of wisdom
and revelation] the origin of EVERY word spoken and EVERY action taken by those in their "sphere of existence" - which, most assuredly, includes those in "delegated authority".
"discern" - to distinguish between; examine closely; separate
"acknowledge" - recognize the existence and authority of;
...."For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active,
operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life [soul] and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and
analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart".... Hebrews 4:12 The Amplified Translation
At times, one in "leadership" will speak words and act in a critical or
self-exaltive manner towards those in their congregation [sometimes, even "publically"]. In essence, their words and actions are not against that one they spoke to "personally" but, rather, they stemmed from a "root" of fear and pride in their own heart that
the Holy Spirit is dealing with.
Being in a position of authority and acting in love towards the people in the congregation takes the accessing of God's Grace, Love and Wisdom [by faith]
on a continual basis. If the work of the Cross is not finished, or at least in process [through a yielding of that one's heart] then it is very, very easy for the delegated authority to speak out of their own pride in a "spirit of self-righteousness". This
always manifests in some form of self-exaltive and/or critical words. Any time this situation arises it is of the utmost importance for one to NOT get offended but, rather, pray for those in leadership that the Father might finish the perfect work that He
has begun - on all fronts.
...."Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord [Who is the Spirit of Love] is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom)".... 2 Corinthians
3:17 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You for all of Your true delegated authorities and we set ourselves to pray for
them, diligently in this most critical hour. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
...."Let every soul put himself habitually in
subjection to authorities who hold position over them, for there is not an authority except that ordained by God. Moreover, the existing authorities stand permanently ordained by God. So that the one who sets himself in array against the authority, against
the ordinance of God has set himself, with the result that he is in a permanent position of antagonism against the ordinance. And those who resist shall receive for themselves judgment. For the rulers are not a terror to the good work but to the evil. Now,
do you desire not to be afraid of the authority? Keep on doing the good, and you will have commendation from him, for he is God's servant to you for good. But if you are habitually doing that which is evil, be fearing, for not in vain is he wearing the sword,
for he is God's servant, an executor of wrath upon the one who practices the evil".... Romans 13:14 The West Translation