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
THE IMPORTANCE OF GUARDING OUR HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE
Words of prophecy:
* "Self-focus" precludes both the reception and the understanding of My Will [highest purpose in any given situation].
...."For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts"....
Isaiah 55:8-9 NASB
...."let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith".... Hebrews 12:1-2
It really is very easy to "slip back" in one's spiritual walk - for even one who [in the depths of their heart] is seeking the fullness of God's Provision
- IF we do not continually guard our heart with ALL diligence against the "wearing down tactics" of the Enemy. Once we allow "weariness" in to ANY degree it makes it easier for him to "pull the wool over our eyes", so to speak, and this is what produces an
element of self-focus - the fruit of which is to get our eyes out on "that which is seen" in the natural as opposed to keeping our eyes fixed on that which is not seen [a revelation of God's Word/Will]. It can be very subtle but once one begins to stir up
their faith in the "fires of revelation" [the light of God's Presence] the Enemy's schemes to derail our faith are obliterated - and we immediately find ourselves right back on course. This is another reason why one's entrance into the "inner chamber" on a
daily basis is so important.
...."My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the
midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body. Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it [flow] the springs of life".... Proverbs 4:20-23 NASB
...."Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary".... Galatians 6:9 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who keep Your Word in the midst of our heart - a people who continually keep our eyes on the "things above". And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your
greatest Glory. Amen.
...."And He [the Father] raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly
sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus [the Messiah, the Anointed One]".... Ephesians 2:6 The Amplified Translation
...."Therefore if you have been raised
up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind [thoughts, intellect] on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God"....
Colossians 3:1-3 NASB