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
THERE IS ONLY "ONE" POSITION WHEREIN WE CAN BOTH CORRECTLY AND READILY IDENTIFY THE "SCHEMES OF THE EVIL ONE
Words of Prophecy
* Satan and his forces continually attempt to "jam" the thought-patterns of those who are truly seeking to do all of My Will for their lives. And thus, it is extremely important for each and every one of My children
to bring every thought captive to a perfect obedience [a revelation of My Will]. For it is only in this way that they shall continually gain the true discernment needed to remain on the correct path for their lives and ministries.
...."We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the true knowledge of God [and who we ALREADY are, in Christ], and we are taking every thought captive [through proclamation]
to the obedience of Christ [a revelation of the Father's Will]".... 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB
When Peter wrote, "but sanctify [set apart]Christ as Lord in your
hearts" he was simply expressing the Father's deepest heart desire for His people to set His Word and Spirit above "all" else - at "all" times. It is our task to give His Word preeminence. It is His task to do the sanctifying - that is, "keep" us by "His"
power in that holy place far above and apart from anything that would cause us to fall short of all that He has provided for us in Christ [the Anointed One and His Anointing].
When the Father asked us to sanctify Him in our heart He was calling us to draw near to Him in the "secret place of His Presence" - for it is only as one "abides" in this position that He can "reveal" Himself to them in the way that He "longs"
to with each and every one of His beloved children. I know that, at times, as we move deeper and deeper into the fullness of our particular calling and the exercising of our "gifts," Satan attempts to "jam" our signals. This is precisely why each one of us
"must" continually draw near to God - thus sanctifying Him in our hearts - for there is only "one" position wherein we can both correctly and readily identify the "schemes" of the Evil One, and that is "seated" with the Father in the heavenly places in [with]
the Anointed One and His Anointing!
...."Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for the sake
of righteousness, you are blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with
gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame".... 1 Peter 3:13-16 NASB
...."So that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes".... 2 Corinthians 2:11 NASB
...."But God, being rich in mercy,
because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ [by grace you have been saved], and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus"....
Ephesians 2:4-6 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us
up a people who are NOT ignorant of Satan's schemes - on every level. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
...."No weapon that is formed against you will prosper [or is prospering]; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn [both convict and show to be in the wrong through your continued love and obedience]. This is the heritage of the servants
of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me," declares the LORD".... Isaiah 54:17 NASB