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
WHEN ONE STAYS GROUNDED IN THE WORD THROUGH IT ALL
Words of prophecy:
The "prerequisite" to having any "ground" removed, that causes one of My children to "keep part back" is to have no fear of that ground being exposed. Many of My children have such a great fear of even an "unpleasant feeling", that they are even willing to
retain "sinfulness" in order to avoid any "unpleasantries". Truly I say to you, as the deepest work of the Cross is done, and as its "severing" power cuts away any ground which still remains, the cut shall be swift and sure and eternal. Therefore have no fear,
My beloved one, only continue to "cast" any ground before Me, that your "capacity" might be continually expanded and enlarged by My Spirit .
...."I shall run the way of Your commandments, for
You will enlarge my heart. Psalm 119:32 NASB
...."But He [the Lord] knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept
His way and not turned aside. I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food".... Job 23:10-12 NASB
It is never a pleasant
thing when one is experiencing the work of the Cross but when one stays grounded in the Word through it all the sun [Son] always breaks through on the other side of it. One who is truly seeking God comes to rejoice any time they are experiencing a time of
refining because they know [have gained a revelation] in their heart that whatever the Father is doing it is ALWAYS for their greatest benefit - both now and throughout Eternity.
you [completely] forgotten the divine word of appeal and encouragement in which you are reasoned with and addressed as sons? 'My son, do not think lightly or scorn to submit to the correction and discipline of the Lord, nor lose courage and give up and faint
when you are reproved or corrected by Him; For the Lord corrects and disciplines everyone whom He loves, and He punishes, even scourges, every son whom He accepts and welcomes to His heart and cherishes'. You must submit to ad endure [correction] for discipline;
God is dealing with you as with sons. For what son is there whom his father does not [thus] train and correct and discipline? Now if you are exempt from correction and left without discipline in which all [of God's children] share, then you are illegitimate
offspring and not true sons [at all]. [Prov. 3:11, 12.] Moreover, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we yielded [to them] and respected [them for training us].
Shall we not much more cheerfully submit to the Father of spirits
and so [truly] live? For [our earthly fathers] disciplined us for only a short period of time and chastised us as seemed proper and good to them; but He disciplines us for our certain good, that we may become sharers in His own holiness. For the time being
no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it [a harvest of fruit which consists in righteousness - in conformity to God's will in purpose, thought,
and action, resulting in right living and right standing with God]".... Hebrews 12:5-11 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You
that You are continually refining us with a view to a perfect conformity to the image of Christ. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.