FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
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
TIME SPENT IN THE "INNER CHAMBER" WILL EXPOSE EVERY ROOT OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS IN ONE'S HEART
Words of Prophecy
* The fruit of self-righteousness is always self-exaltive and condescending in nature [as well as accusatory and condemnatory].
In this most critical hour, I shall begin to judge all self-righteousness [spiritual pride] in the midst of the congregations of My people [1 Peter 4:17].
honest in your judgment and do not decide at a glance [superficially and by appearances]; but judge fairly and righteously".... John 7:24 The Amplified Translation
...."Whoever exalts himself [with haughtiness and empty pride] shall be humbled [brought low], and whoever humbles himself [whoever has a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly] shall be raised to honor. But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, pretenders
[hypocrites]! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces; for you neither enter yourselves, nor do you allow those who are about to go in to do so".... Matthew 23:12-13 The Amplified Translation
...."Therefore you have no excuse or defense or justification, O man, whoever you are who judges and condemns another. For in posing as judge and passing sentence on another, you condemn yourself, because you who judge are habitually practicing the very same
things [that you censure and denounce]".... Romans 2:1 The Amplified Translation
The root of all self-righteousness [spiritual pride] is the desire for one to
be right in their "own" thinking [and, thus, to "control" their own environment] more than to have [gain] a revelation of the Father's Will [not only for themselves but, also, where others in their sphere of existence are concerned].
This produces "blind spots", and this is precisely why it is so important for one truly desiring the fullness of their destiny, in Christ, to enter into the "inner chamber" - on a daily basis. For the continual
flow of divine light [revelation] in that holy place will SURELY uncover any potential ground of self-righteousness.
It is also in this place of the inner chamber
[the secret place of God's Presence] wherein any "preconceived notion or mind-set" [religious tradition or false doctrine etc.] will be uncovered and exposed for what it is [unrighteous in nature] - thus allowing the "faithful" heart [the heart that truly
desires the Will of God, alone] to repent, and begin to affix their faith upon a "revelation" of [instead of a mental ascent to] God's Will.
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that, as we enter into Your holy Presence on a daily basis, EVERY last root of self-righteousness and self-dependence will be both exposed and rooted out. And we declare
it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.