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
LEANING UPON ONE'S OWN UNDERSTANDING IS THE OPPOSITE REACTION TO ONE ACCESSING THE GRACE AND WISDOM OF GOD
Words of prophecy:
* The exercising of fear [pride] denies one access to My Grace and Wisdom. The constant exercising of faith allows [empowers] My Grace and Wisdom to abound toward the
heart that is wholly given to Me - and to My highest purposes.
...."Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God".... Romans 5:1-2 KJV
...."prepare your minds for
action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you,
be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY".... 1 Peter 1:13-16 NASB
Leaning upon one's "own" understanding
[dependence upon oneself] is the opposite reaction to one accessing the Grace [divine empowerment] and Wisdom of God.
...."Lean on, trust in, and be confident
in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths".... Proverbs 3:5-6 The Amplified Translation
...."My son, if you will receive my words and treasure my commandments within you, make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding; For if you cry for
discernment, lift your voice for understanding; If you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; THEN you will discern the fear of the LORD and discover the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and
understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice, and He preserves the way of His godly ones. Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.
For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul".... Proverbs 2:1-10 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who continually access Your Grace and Wisdom through an absolute faith and steadfast trust in You - and in Your Word. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in Jesus' Name - to
Your greatest Glory. Amen.