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
A GENUINE FAITH AND A PERFECT LOVE
Words of prophecy:
* Walking by "faith" [love and obedience] and walking by "revelation" are one and the same thing.
...."[You should] be exceedingly glad on
this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified
by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ [the Messiah, the Anointed One] is revealed. Without having seen Him, you love Him; though you do not [even] now see Him, you believe in Him
and exult and thrill with inexpressible and glorious [triumphant, heavenly] joy. [At the same time] you receive the result [outcome, consummation] of your faith, the salvation of your souls".... 1 Peter 1:6-9 The Amplified Translation
Without exception, the Father is doing a glorious work in the hearts of all those who have given themselves wholly to Him - a glorious work that will produce a genuine faith and a perfect Love [towards both God and man] that will serve them very well right
through to the end of the age. In reality, He is preparing each and every one of His faithful children for "Kingdom-tasks" that FAR TRANSCEND the religious and unbelieving mind-sets that have, up until this time, limited Him greatly in establishing a Church
that is truly supernatural in EVERY way.
A genuine faith and a perfect Love are no small thing in the sight of the Father - for, indeed, it is ONLY faith, and the fruit thereof, that can please
Him. I can state with a deep assurance in my heart that NO ONE who is [and has been] truly seeking first the Kingdom from the position of a heart "wholly" given will do anything but praise God for the refining process He has had them in. For, in His Perfection
and His great Love for each of us, we will SURELY see His great Wisdom in preparing us perfectly to carry out the "greater works" that the Lord Jesus spoke of in John 14:12.
I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater [works] than these he will do; because I go to the Father".... John 14:12 NASB
...."Consider it all joy,
my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing [maintaining a deep revelation of the spiritual reality] that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking
in nothing".... James 1:2-4 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
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You are raising us up a people who are found "abiding" [living, moving and having our being] in the place of a genuine faith and a perfect Love. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your
greatest Glory. Amen.