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
SOULISH EMOTION VERSUS TRUE EMOTION
Words of prophecy:
Many of My children attempt to "relate" to me on a "soulish" [Gk: "psuche"] level thinking that it is spiritual and this leads to all manner confusion concerning both their relating to [knowing] My Will and to others in their sphere of existence. Truly I say
to you, ALL true Kingdom-relationship [Covenant-relationship] begins first with an ongoing "spirit to spirit" relationship with Me.
...."But an hour is coming,
and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth".... John 4:23-24 NASB
...."Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant
and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy".... James 3:13-17 NASB
...."Love endures long and is patient and kind; love
never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited [arrogant and inflated with pride]; it is not rude [unmannerly] and does not act unbecomingly. Love [God's love in us] does
not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness,
but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never
fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]".... 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a The Amplified Translation
Many still equate soulish "emotion" [fleshly
feelings] as [divine]Love [divine relationship]while, in reality, "true" emotion is a spontaneous byproduct [fruit] of a heart that is "wholly given" [a heart filled to overflowing with the Love of God], and ALWAYS remains in submission to the "revelation"
[of God's Love] abiding in one's inner man [spirit] - through the constant renewing of the soul [mind, will and emotions].
...."Do not be conformed to this world
[this age], [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed [changed] by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable
and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]".... Romans 12:1-2 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who abide in the place of a "spirit to spirit" relationship with You. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of
Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.