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
ONE MUST ALWAYS BE FOUND PRACTICING THE BELIEF THAT OTHERS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THEMSELVES
VISION:I saw a mountain climbing expedition; with
the lead hand [forerunner - pioneer] leading the way.
The Father spoke to me and said:
The "mountain climbing
expedition" is representative of the true race [true Christian life] - and the diligent pursuit to ever "rise higher" spiritually that is necessary to finish it successfully.
The "lead hand" is representative of the "forerunners" that I have positioned to help lead My people into the fullness of their precious inheritance, in Christ.
When one [of the expedition] "plateaus" [holds to fear, self-desire, unworthiness, condemnation etc.] they become "dead" weight [no life]. It becomes an "immediate" problem to the rest of the expedition - BUT how I call those I have placed in a position of
true delegated authority to handle it is not the way the world would handle it - for those with ANY form of self-agenda would surely abandon [forsake] one that hinders in any way "their" plan. I call each and every one of my "forerunners" to remain in love
when one in their sphere of existence "falters" on the narrow path up the mountain.
For many would "cut the ropes" in order to make their own path easier but
truly I say to you that the first and foremost commandment I have given for My people [pertaining to relationship with each other] is for them to "love one another" - and, as one is faithful to love at all cost to themselves, they will SURELY be found loving
Me to the greatest degree, also. Always remember, that regardless of circumstances [appearances] or how difficult things are "I" [Love] NEVER fail to accomplish My highest purpose through the faith and patience exercised by those who are faithful and true
to Me - and, therefore, to My people.
Truly I say to you, great is the reward [both in this age and the ages to come] for those who lay their lives down for the
sake of the Kingdom in this most critical and glorious hour - for it is not an easy thing to Love in the face of the greatest attack ever against My remnant Church [for the love of many waxes cold]. Let it be clearly understood in this hour that it is truly
the time of the "darkest before the dawn" - a new dawn that will usher forth the fullness of My Glory and Power in the midst of all those who truly love Me; a new dawn that will also see Satan and his forces "devastated" [crushed] at every turn by a holy and
"Falter"- to hesitate or waver in action, purpose, intent; give way; to move unsteadily, stumble;
...."And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles [special messengers], some prophets [inspired preachers and expounders], some evangelists [preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries], some pastors [shepherds
of His flock] and teachers. His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints [His consecrated people], [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ's body [the church], [That it might develop] until we all attain
oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge [revelation] of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood [the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ's own
perfection], the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him.
So then, we may no longer be children, tossed [like ships] to and fro between chance gusts of teaching
and wavering with every changing wind of doctrine, [the prey of] the cunning and cleverness of unscrupulous men, [gamblers engaged] in every shifting form of trickery in inventing errors to mislead.
let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ [the Messiah, the Anointed One]. For because of Him the
whole body [the church, in all its various parts], closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity,
building itself up in love".... Ephesians 4:11-16 The Amplified Translation
...."Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard
one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others".... Philippians 2:3-4 NASB
One must always be found practicing the belief that others are more important than themselves. The reality is that none of us are "above" another [in other words, each "member" is just as important as the other - in any given moment] in the Father's affections.
We are all just simply pilgrims on a journey that will, ultimately, bring us into the "unity of the faith" and the "fullness" of our precious destiny in Christ - whatever that may be. It is certain that the Father has raised up "forerunners" but that just
simply means that they are travelling down a "God-ordered path" [the narrow path of perfect obedience] with a specific purpose [placed in their heart by the Father] and, thus, they have encountered certain trials and tests in order to help others enter into
that very same place of obedience. Spiritual reality dictates that we see ourselves IN Christ because that is exactly how the Father sees us [regardless of what "degree" of spirituality one may see themselves in]- and it is ONLY from this place of seeing ALL
things through the Father's Eyes [IN Christ]that will empower one to abide in the Kingdom [and the fullness of the principles found therein].
...."by His [the
Father's] doing you are IN Christ Jesus, Who became [past tense] to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption".... 1 Corinthians 1:30 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who [by Your Grace] are continually found seeking to esteem others higher than ourselves. And we declare
it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
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