FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The
...."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 FROM THE POSITION OF ABIDING IN "THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY" THAT ONE WILL BE CONSTANT [UNDEVIATING] IN MAKING EFFECTIVE CHOICES
Words of Prophecy:
* Many of My children are in a contest to see who can "bear" the
most fruit, but the "fruit" that they are talking about has nothing to do with Me, but rather those things which they do through their "own ingenuity" to attain to an "exalted" position among the brethren. Any fruit which is borne for the Kingdom is not a
product of the "vessel's" working, but rather the One living inside the vessel.
* Love does not seek it's own; love seeks first the Kingdom - and it's establishment.
* For My children to hover between perfect obedience and carnality only breeds great trouble for them at the hands of the Evil One. It is time for all those who truly love Me to
enter into the place of abiding in the secret place of My Presence. For in this place of ministering unto Me, My faithful ones shall come to know Me in ways they never thought possible this side of Heaven itself. Great are the rewards that I have in this season
and hour for those who have truly forsaken all to "know" My Heart and Will.
...."Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven,
but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter".... Matthew 7:21 NASB
...."Walk and live [habitually] in the [Holy] Spirit [responsive to and
controlled and guided by the Spirit]; then you will certainly not gratify the cravings and desires of the flesh [of human nature without God]. For the desires of the flesh are opposed to the [Holy] Spirit, and the [desires of the] Spirit are opposed to the
flesh [godless human nature]; for these are antagonistic to each other [continually withstanding and in conflict with each other]".... Galatians 5:16-17 The Amplified Translation
...."He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty".... Psalm 91:1 NASB
...."The light of the body is the eye: therefore
when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness".... Luke 11:34-35 KJV
...."You, therefore, must be perfect [growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity], as your heavenly Father is perfect [Lev.
19:2, 18]".... Matthew 5:48 The Amplified Translation
There is no room for self-desire in the Kingdom [only godly desire], and that is precisely why those who
"maintain" ANY element of unrighteous motivation cannot [and will not] enter in! God's holy standard has always been absolute, and it begins with one entering into the life or "lifestyle" of the Cross [obedience unto the death of the self-life - the continual
denial of self] - continually replacing the impulses of the flesh [sense-perceptions] with a revelation of the Father's Heart and Will.
If one is going to be
properly informed in this final hour then they are going to have to come to that place of dwelling in the shelter of the Most High. For it is ONLY from this position of abiding in "the shadow of the Almighty" that one will be constant [undeviating] in making
effective choices [decisions] - choices that continually empower them to bear maximum fruit for both the Church and the Kingdom. Because many remain in a position wherein self-desire is continually fuelled [due to their desire for self-glory and/or people
or things that are apart from the Will of God] they continually come to a place where they are in a "no-win" situation as far as their "decisions" [choices-discernments]go. For, because of their wrong heart-attitude and motivation towards God, every "impulse"
they are experiencing is being influenced by the Evil One and his forces - without them being "conscious" of it.
Because of these things, any given time they
come to a point of decision every option will have its origin in darkness [counterfeit light and wisdom] and, thus, regardless of what choice they make they still remain under the control of the Evil One - held captive to carry out "his" will in some form
[2 Timothy 2:26]. This is one of the great deceptions of the age: a deep darkness [Isaiah 60:2] covering the earth [world]that has the appearance of "light" [a revelation of God's will and wisdom] but, in reality, has no part with the Tree of Life - and, when
stripped down to its deepest element, it can be clearly seen to produce only words and actions that have their origin in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil [sense-knowledge and perception].
This is the extreme importance of a heart wholly given! For in that proper spiritual positioning the heart [inner man, spirit] is continually purified and, thus, is enabled [empowered] by the Holy Spirit to see ALL things according to the Divine Will and the
Mind of Christ. It is written, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see....." See what? Whatever they need to see [have revealed to them] - in ANY given moment - in order to fulfil the fullness of their divine destiny in Christ!
...."Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see [both know and understand] God".... Matthew 5:8 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up as "shining beacons" in the ever increasing darkness that is encompassing the world - a people abiding in divine Wisdom and revelation that
will not be "unnoticed". And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.