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
COMPLAINING WILL HINDER THE ANOINTING AND BLESSING OF GOD IN OUR LIVES
Words of prophecy:
* Where there has been "complaining"
there must be found the exercising of thanksgiving and where there has been the continual placing of "blame" upon others there must be the exercising of "forgiveness" [both of others and/or of oneself].
...."We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the true knowledge of God [and who we ALREADY are, in Christ], and we are taking every thought captive [through proclamation] to the obedience of Christ [a revelation of the Father's
Will]".... 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB
...."Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst
of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world".... Philippians 2:14-15 NASB
...."[Now having received the Holy Spirit, and being led and directed by Him] if
you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of anyone, they are retained".... John 20:23 The Amplified Translation
Complaining about our circumstances will negate
the anointing and blessing of God in our lives - and is a certain proof that spiritual wisdom [a revelation of the reality of God's Word] is absent. Indeed, complaining is a very dangerous thing - and something that, ultimately, will anger God [as evidenced
in the children of Israel murmuring and complaining against Him in the wilderness].
...."Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; for they were laid low in the wilderness. Now
these things happened as examples for us, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written, "THE PEOPLE SAT DOWN TO EAT AND DRINK, AND STOOD UP TO PLAY." Nor let us act immorally, as some
of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in one day. Nor let us try the Lord, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the serpents. Nor grumble, as some of them did, and were destroyed by the destroyer. Now these things happened to them as an example,
and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come".... 1 Corinthians 10:5-11 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise
You that in Christ we are free from the bondage of "complaining". We thank You and praise You that because of Your continual Goodness and Kindness towards us we are found living our lives in a state of continual thanksgiving before You. And we declare it DONE
[on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.