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
IT IS ONLY A "TOTAL DEPENDENCE" UPON THE WORD OF GOD AND THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT WILL TRULY BRING US INTO THE FULLNESS OF
OUR PRECIOUS INHERITANCE [SALVATION] AND KINGDOM-POSITION IN CHRIST
Words of Prophecy
* It was "total dependence" upon [faith and trust in] My Word [Will] that allowed [empowered] My precious Son to take His place on the Cross.
* As I walked day to day in My earthly ministry, I too had to face the struggles of this temporal realm, and indeed
I felt restrained by the physical body that was given to Me. But in total dependence upon the Father and the words that He spoke to Me, I was both enabled and empowered to accomplish "all" of His Will. To those who would walk in perfect obedience in this hour,
there is the promise of their being filled with My Presence and, as they allow themselves to be continually filled to a greater degree with each passing day [walking in all of the light that they have received], there shall be nothing that can defeat them
or cause them to take their eyes off of Me.
If one of My children did not "feel" in some way restrained, it would surely mean that their eyes were not "fixed" upon the Heavenly [Eternal] vision and the
Will of the Father. For it is faith and obedience that cause My faithful ones to walk in an area out beyond "time and space. For what are faith and obedience, but an "absolute" and continual dependence upon the things that are not seen!
...."We consider and look not to the things that are seen [the lower reality - that which is real to the five physical senses] but to the things that are unseen [through faith in the higher Reality of God's
Word]; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting) [subject to change], but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting [Eternal]".... 2 Corinthians 4:18 The Amplified Translation
* In these days of the advent of the Glorious Church , the spirit of "rapture" [the fullness of joy] shall rest heavily upon those of My children who have opened wide their hearts to receive Me. As I walked this
earth, My first and foremost objective was the accomplishing of My Father's Will in every way but, truly I say to you, there was not one day that went by without Me acknowledging in some way [through faith and prayer], My heart-desire to be reunited with My
Father in every way and, as I kept My priorities straight [obedience unto the death of the self-life] all of My prayers were answered - eternally. Truly I say to you, the heart that is wholly given to Me shall indeed have its deepest desires fulfilled in this
most glorious season!
...."For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge
of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His
glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. For He rescued us [past tense] from the domain of darkness, and transferred
us [past tense] to the kingdom of His beloved Son".... Colossians 1:9-13 NASB
...."Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who
have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance [unnecessary weight] and that sin which so readily [deftly and cleverly] clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence
the appointed course of the race that is set before us, Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection].
He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God".... Hebrews 12:1-2 The Amplified Translation
...."Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me; O Lord, be thou my helper. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing; Thou hast loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness; that my soul may sing praise
to Thee, and not be silent. O Lord My God, I will give thanks to Thee forever".... Psalm 30:10-12 NASB
What a wondrous day it was when we "received" the revelation
that we had been delivered from the domain of darkness [the world and its ways] and transferred into the Kingdom. Our Heavenly Father, through Christ Jesus [the Word of God], has provided for each of us a "complete deliverance" from everything that has its
source apart from Him - and which serves only to lead us into harm. In this last of the last hour, all "must" come into a place of "deep" understanding [revelation] concerning the fact [spiritual reality] that the "manifestation" of our deliverance from the
Evil One and his schemes in this earth will be a direct result of our "entire" dependence upon [faith and trust in] the Word of God - as well our obedience to the commandments and instructions given to us by the Holy Spirit.
For it is only a "total dependence" upon the Word of God and the ministry of the Holy Spirit that will truly bring us into the "fullness" of our precious inheritance [salvation] and "Kingdom-position" in
Christ - an "inheritance" [covenant] that transcends in every way the "temporal" evils of this world. How foolish it is for one to forsake the "absolute" protection of God for the "pleasures" [the pursuit of soulish gratification] that the "world" has to offer!
As the children of God truly "focus" their eyes upon Jesus, the Author and Developer of their faith in this hour, they will soon see that the sin and darkness of this evil
world is no substitute for the abundant life, light [revelation] and prosperity that God has offered to them, in Christ. It is ONLY an abiding fellowship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that will "allow" one to see clearly the wondrous riches of God's
Grace and Wisdom. Without a definite "heart decision" to "know" God as He truly is - and to persevere in His service - the "glitter" of the world will continue to appear as a treasure to be sought. It is most certain that anything less than seeking God with
a whole heart will cause the child of God to "remain" in some form of bondage to the Evil One.
Let "every" believer be found forsaking [fleeing from] "any" desire
to live in the strength of their own understanding, for as they are diligent to do so their mourning will be turned into dancing, and they will begin to experience the fullness of joy - and the continual praises that fill to overflowing the loving and obedient
...."Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart".... 2 Timothy 2:22
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You for the "spirit of rapture" [exuberant
joy] that is flooding the hearts of all those who are truly seeking first Your Kingdom. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
abounding in vigor and high spirits; full of vitality; effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant; extremely good; overflowing; plentiful; profuse in growth or production; luxuriant; superabundant;
...."The joy of the Lord is your strength".... Nehemiah 8:10 NASB