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 GREAT IMPORTANCE OF SPEAKING WORDS THAT ARE PERFECTLY ALIGNED WITH THE HEART OF THE FATHER
[part 1 of 2]
Words of Prophecy:
One's "true" confession [proclamation] will always line up with the realm in which their heart is truly dwelling [the "world" or the Kingdom]. Many continue to speak out of both sides of their mouth but, in reality, [in the Kingdom] I require each one of My
children to both confess and proclaim My "perfect Will" for every aspect of their lives [both individually and corporately] regardless of ANY present circumstances.
...."Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life][Matt. 12:37]".... Proverbs 18:21 The Amplified Translation
...."He who despises his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding keeps silent. He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy conceals a matter".... Proverbs 11:12-13 NASB
There is nothing wrong with saying anything that lines up with the Truth - and the Spirit thereof [Who is the Spirit of Love]. In other words, if someone is kind and/or patient and you say
so then it is simply an encouragement [blessing] to them and, at the same time, a spontaneous thanksgiving to God [for all true kindness, patience love etc. comes from God]. But let us say that a certain person God leads across our path is stubborn, double-minded,
rebellious and impatient. Is one [in accordance with the scriptures] free to express what is "factual" [based on outward circumstances] to them [or behind their back in a wrong spirit]? The answer is no - because if one were to speak the things that "are"
[in the natural] as though they will always be that way then it is a "curse" against that person - and actually empowers the Enemy to strengthen his stronghold [s]on their life [and that is most certainly a horrific thing - especially since we have been given
the power to impart faith or fear, life or death etc.!].
Now there are many times where we just simply must remain silent when confronted with such things [hence
the old adage, "If you can't say something good about someone then it is better not to say anything at all"] and, thus, confine what we speak about that person [or persons as the case may be] to our prayer time before the Lord- or, in fact, any other time
during the day that that person comes to mind [2 Corinthians 10:5].
In the same way that as one confesses over their own lives that they are faithful not fearful,
strong and not weak [Joel 3:10b], loving not unloving etc. it will eventually come to pass in their lives - so, too, as we seek to view others the Father has placed in our "sphere of existence" through His eyes [and, thus, speak the words the Holy Spirit gives
us over their lives] then we will have a deep assurance in our heart that God's greatest eternal benefit [whatever that may be - for some will refuse His "best' this side of Heaven for reasons I don't understand] will, ultimately, overtake that one. And, even
if they refuse to enter into the "fullness" God has for them they, at the very least, will be "saved, yet so as by fire" [1 Corinthians 3:15b].
from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh [sense-knowledge]; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh [sense-knowledge], yet now we know Him in this way no longer".... 2 Corinthians 5:16 NASB
...."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
[to be continued]
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that with each passing
day we are gaining a continually deeper revelation of the EXTREME importance of speaking word that align themselves perfectly with Your Heart. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.