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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 

                                                     

 

      

WHEN "PROVOCATION" COMES

 

Words of Prophecy

 

"Provocation"- something that potentially incites, instigates, angers or irritates [in this case, the Enemy's attempt to move one apart from walking in Love {righteousness}];

 

*       A "spirit of provocation" is rooted and grounded in fear and self-exaltation.

 

*       If one will make the "quality decision" to walk in love - even in the face of great provocation - then they shall surely rise above the storm, and My peace will flood their heart and mind.

 

"Quality decision"- a decision of the heart from which there is no turning back;

 

*       A man/woman of understanding keeps silent [speaks no "inordinate" word] in order to maintain his/her postion on the path of righteousness [righteous motivation]. For ANY unwholesome [self-justifying] word spoken [even in the face of great reproach and provocation] is simply "fodder" for the Enemy to fuel the flames of strife and division.

 

"inordinate"- excessive; unrestrained in conduct, feelings etc; disorderly; uncontrolled;

 

"fodder" - raw material;

 

          ...."He who belittles and 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 and faithful in spirit keeps the matter hidden".... Proverbs 11:12-13 The Amplified Translation

 

          ...."Let no foul or polluting language, nor evil word nor unwholesome or worthless talk [ever] come out of your mouth, but only such [speech] as is good and beneficial to the spiritual progress of others, as is fitting to the need and the occasion, that it may be a blessing and give grace (God's favor) to those who hear it...... Let all bitterness and indignation and wrath (passion, rage, bad temper) and resentment (anger, animosity) and quarreling (brawling, clamor, contention) and slander (evil-speaking, abusive or blasphemous language) be banished from you, with all malice (spite, ill will, or baseness of any kind)"....  Ephesians 4:29,31 The Amplified Translation

 

*       A man/woman of understanding [wisdom - revelation] keeps "silent" in the face of "provocation" [persecution - reproach] when called to. While those held captive by a "spirit of self-righteousness" [spiritual pride] are easily offended - and very quick to "justify" themselves [their own agenda] before flesh and blood.

 

*       A man/woman of understanding [Wisdom] keeps silent in the face of "provocation" - and, in the process, gains more and more understanding [revelation] concerning the Enemy's schemes, and the "ground" from which he is working in that particular vessel of reproach.

 

        ...."The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, BUT the righteous are bold as a lion".... Proverbs 28:1 NASB

 

        ...."Fear not, for you will not be put to shame; And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced".... Isaiah 54:4a NASB

 

        ...."No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show [through your loving words and actions] to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord".... Isaiah 54:17 The Amplified Translation

 

        ...."Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go".... Joshua 1:9 NASB

 

"fray"- altercation; clash;

 

        Every word spoken or written is to be defined not only by their "outward" meaning but by the "spirit" [righteous or unrighteous]behind them. Therefore, it is ALWAYS of the utmost importance when in a potentially "unfriendly" environment to "consciously" seek [for, at times, the Enemy will attempt to jam one's "reception" of the still, small voice of the Spirit]for perfect discernment in ALL things - for, in doing so, one will know exactly what to do or say [or remain silent as the case may be]when "provocation" comes.

 

        One of the great benefits of "silence" [if called for in any given situation]is that if the Enemy [remember our battle is NEVER against flesh and blood] is allowed to talk long enough [through those he has held captive] he will expose both himself and his aims. This is precisely why one ALWAYS needs to be on guard - KNOWING [having a deep revelation of the spiritual reality that] the Lord will go before them and be with them in the midst of the "fray" to both guide and protect them. As one maintains a "mind-set" of authority [and, indeed, EVERY last child of God has ALL authority in Christ] the righteousness and Wisdom of God will flow forth through them - a Righteousness and Wisdom [both Kingdom-forces] that will cause the Enemy and his schemes to be devastated at EVERY turn.

 

           ...."In the way [path] of righteousness [right standing and communion with the Father and His Word] is [the continual impartation of] life [Zoe - divine Life, Grace, divine Love, divine Light, divine Wisdom,  resurrection power - first to oneself and, then to all those who cross their path], and in its pathway there is no death [no death in any of its forms {darkness, fear,  sickness and disease etc.} can remain standing {functional}]".... Proverbs 12:28 NASB

 

Prayer of Proclamation:

 

        Father, we thank You and praise You  that you have made our foreheads "like emery harder than flint" - with regards to defending the Enemy's attempts to provoke us into speaking and acting apart from Your precious Holy Spirit [Who is the Spirit of Love, the Spirit of wisdom and revelation etc.]. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.

 

        ...."Behold, I have made your face as hard as their faces and your forehead as hard as their foreheads. "Like emery harder than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed [disheartened] before them, though they are a rebellious house".... Ezekiel 3:8-9 NASB

 

 

 

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