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
THE WORK OF THE CROSS IS A VERY PRECIOUS THING
Words of prophecy:
* Pride blinds -
spiritual pride [self-righteousness] blinds absolutely.
"blind" - unable to see; sightless; unwilling or unable to perceive or understand [in this case, the spiritual matters of the Kingdom];
...."Let them alone and disregard them; they are blind guides and teachers. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a ditch'".... Matthew 15:14 The Amplified Translation
work of the Cross is a very precious thing but it is ONLY those who give their hearts [by faith] wholly to the Lord that even "allow" the Holy Spirit to do that work "fully" in their lives. There are many in "ministry" who, by outward appearances, seem to
be doing alright but, in reality, without the work of the Cross, pride and fear of man still remain on the throne of their heart - and, unless a deep and thorough repentance is forthcoming, they will disqualify themselves from their true Kingdom-position and
destiny, in Christ, in this final hour. How can the captives be set free from the bondage of fear and pride by those who are operating in the very same thing? The answer is, they cannot be set free!
...."For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ".... Galatians 1:10 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that as we continually humble ourselves before You our spiritual eyes remain wide open to Your highest Will and Kingdom-purposes [with great clarity] - far above the spiritual blindness of this "present world system" that
the Enemy attempts to blind us with. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
...."God is opposed to the proud [self-reliant], but gives grace
to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.... 1 Peter 5:5b-7 NASB