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
THE EXERCISING OF A CONSTANT FAITH AND TRUST IN THE WORD OF GOD CONTINUALLY DRIVES OUT [EXPELS] THE FEAR-FILLED LIES OF THE ENEMY
....There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown [complete, perfect] love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror!"....
1 John 4:18a The Amplified Translation
...."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
...."The Lord is my helper and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; whom shall I dread? When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, my adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. Though a host encamp against me,
my heart will not fear; though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident. One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the House of the Lord, and to meditate in His temple. For in the day of trouble He will
conceal me in His tabernacle; in the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me; and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will
sing praises to the Lord".... Psalm 27: 1-6 NASB
Many children of God fail to realize fully the relationship between the entrance of the light of God's Word into
their heart and the "removal" of fear and darkness from their life. "All" fear has its root in darkness - therefore, the chief element of Satan's schemes against the child of God has to do with the "fear of the unknown". As one diligently pursues the "revealed"
knowledge of God's Word the "entrance" of that Word into their heart produces light [a revelation of His Love and Trustworthiness], which in turn drives out "any" darkness - which, up until that time, had exalted itself above the Word [Will] of God and deprived
them of the blessings of God to a great degree.
As the believer truly subjects [submits] themselves to the Word [Will] of God, the exercising of a "constant"
faith in that Word replaces the fear-filled lies of Satan and bit by bit, piece by piece, day by day, they are renewed in their minds - thus eliminating both the darkness and any ground that the Evil One had used up until that time to draw them away from God
and into the "world" [and the darkness therein]. There are many in the church who, through their rebellion, "allow" themselves to be enshrouded in darkness and fear simply because they refuse to obey the commandment of God that calls us to meditate or dwell
upon His Word at all times [Joshua 1:8]. All believers must realize that if they continually "sow" words that have their source in the lies of the Evil One, then it is certain that they shall reap darkness and fear.
Whereas, if they continually sow words that are in accordance with the Word of God [the revealed knowledge of God's Will]then they shall reap light and the faith and love of God shall rise up in their hearts,
allowing them to say boldly along with the Psalmist, "the Lord is my light and my salvation, whom [or what] shall I fear? The Lord is the defence of my life; whom [or what]shall I dread?"
...."The entrance and unfolding of Your words give light; their unfolding gives understanding [discernment and comprehension] to the simple".... Psalms 119:130 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who are found exercising a "constant" faith and trust in Your Word. And we declare it DONE [on
an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.