FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The
...."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
THE DANGER OF "DEPENDENCY" ON "FLESH AND BLOOD" BEFORE GOD
Words of prophecy:
* Those who have put their faith [trust] in "flesh and blood" above Me are going to
be in for a "severe shock" in this hour. For ONLY those hearts who are "wholly" given to [continually towards] Me will truly understand [gain a deep revelation of] the "parameters" of spiritual reality [the Kingdom] and, because of these things, one will be
able to clearly distinguish between those who are righteously motivated and those who are not; those who love [obey] Me and those who do not, and those who truly serve Me and those who do not - without exception.
...."Therefore, my dearly beloved, shun [keep clear away from, avoid by flight if need be] any sort of idolatry [of loving or venerating anything more than God]".... 1 Corinthians
10:14 The Amplified Translation
...."Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who
fear the LORD and who esteem His name. 'They will be Mine," says the LORD of hosts, on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him. So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked,
between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.
For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze, says the LORD of
hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall. You will tread down the wicked, for they
will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,' says the LORD of hosts".... Malachi 3:16-4:3 NASB
One of the chief characteristics of the old nature is that its seeks
a dependency on "flesh and blood" first and foremost - as opposed to acknowledging the Father and His Word first in all things. Also, those who are under an "unworthiness-consciousness" are easily offended if they "feel" that one's words and actions
do not align with their "perception" what love should be. It is very important for every child of God to continue to exercise a holy caution when around those who are prone to "soulish relationship" [those who wear their emotions on their sleeve]. In that
type of situation the chief aim must always be to impart the necessary Grace and Wisdom that will empower that one to see themselves through the Father's Eyes.
...."Let no unwholesome word proceed
from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give [impart] grace to those who hear".... Ephesians 4:29 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who give You preeminence in ALL things. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.