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
SCHEME OF SATAN IS DESIGNED IN SOME WAY TO SEPARATE THE CHILD OF GOD FROM THE WORD [WILL] OF GOD
Words of Prophecy
For too long the "reality" of My people has been found in that which is "temporal" [the sense and physical realm], but truly I say to you, that day is at an end. For it is only through faith and love and obedience that the captives shall be truly set free,
and there will be many who receive their deliverance and come forth to serve Me with their whole hearts. Now is a time of "non-compromise" in all you do.
As I have said to you before, bow your knee to
no man and know, by faith, that you are empowered in all that you do by the anointing which abides within you. Do not even for a moment consider those things which proceed forth from the mind of man but, rather, consider only those things which I have "revealed"
to your heart. Do not fear what others think of you. Respect only the deepest desires of My heart - and you shall surely have success in all that you set your hand to.
"I did not give My people a spirit of compromise, but a S[s]pirit of perfect obedience!
* The fear of what others think and the seeking after self-glory are the
root of all compromise in the midst of My people.
* Whoever lacks "divine certitude" [revelation] shall collapse [compromise] when confronted with "trouble" in this
"certitude" - complete confidence [divine assurance];
[Latin:] "certus" - certain; "facere" - to make;
...."Then the presidents and Satraps sought to find occasion to bring accusation against Daniel concerning the Kingdom; but they could find no occasion or fault, for he was faithful, nor was there any error
or fault found in him. Then said these men, we shall not find any occasion to bring accusation against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.... Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house, and
his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he got down on his knees three times a day and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as he had done previously".... Daniel 6:4-5,10 Amplified Translation
...."As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. For who is God, besides the LORD? And who is a rock, besides our God? God is my strong fortress; And He sets the blameless in His way. He makes
my feet like hinds' feet, And sets me on my high places. He trains my hands for battle, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your help makes me great. You enlarge my steps under me, and my feet
have not slipped. I pursued my enemies and destroyed them, and I did not turn back until they were consumed. And I have devoured them and shattered them, so that they did not rise".... 2 Samuel 22:31-39 NASB
Every scheme of Satan is designed, in some way, to separate the child of God from the Word [Will] of God. For it is only as he can lure the believer outside the covenants of promise [through their "continued" fear and unbelief] that he is able to cause them
great harm - and, eventually, fulfil his intention to put them "out of C[c]ommission" [Mark 16:14-18]. As the Church begins to understand more fully the thoughts and intentions of the Father's heart they will realize that their foremost task is to destroy
the strongholds of Satan in the hearts and minds of men and women, and bring all of his evil works to nothing by the power of God residing within them [Acts 10:38].
To walk in the fullness of our true Kingdom-position and destiny we are needful of a total and absolute dependence upon [trust in] the Father and His Word - at ALL times. For it is ONLY in this way that we will become [in our heart and mind] well established
in EVERY facet [aspect] of our covenant with God [Psalm 25:12-14]- a covenant ratified [sealed] by the precious Blood of Jesus; a covenant that provides perfect deliverance from "every aspect" of the law of sin and death [Romans 8:1-2]- and the temporal evil
that is its spontaneous by-product.
As we meditate on the life of Daniel we see a man whose heart was given "wholly" to God - a heart in which there was no compromise
concerning the Will of God. From this story, we can learn a valuable lesson. For as we, ourselves, serve God in obedience and faithfulness [and, in so doing, come to the place wherein we are dependent upon Him for ALL things] we will never "allow" ourselves
to be lured apart from the Word [Will] of God - thereby giving Satan NO ground to cause us any permanent defeat or harm [Isaiah 54:17].
Let us realize that within
the Word of God is contained EVERY provision for us to walk in excellence of ministry [and, thus, without compromise]. And, as we diligently seek to accomplish the Father's Will for our lives on a daily basis [and, thus, glorify Him in all that we do and say]
we will not only be delivered from EVERY scheme of the Evil One against us we will also continually be found pursuing both he and his forces until they are consumed!
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who refuse to compromise Your Word - a people who are truly found faithful in Your Sight. And we declare
it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.