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 FRUIT OF "IRREPRESSIBLE" JOY
Words of prophecy:
* The way of self-desire[and the self-agenda that is its spontaneous by-product]is hard [difficult]. The way of godly desire "overflows" with My peace, joy, wisdom and favour.
...."Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard".... Proverbs 13:15 KJV
way of the righteous is smooth; O Upright One, make the path of the righteous level".... Isaiah 26:7 NASB
...."He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is
a shield to those who walk in integrity, Guarding the paths of justice, and He preserves [establishes] the way of His godly ones".... Proverbs 2:7-8 NASB
joy of the Lord is your strength".... Nehemiah 8:10 NASB
The fruit of the "irrepressible" joy that abides in the heart of one who is diligently obeying God is
"strength": strength to obey, strength to resist temptation - indeed, strength to do ALL things through Christ [the Spirit of Grace] Who strengthens.
strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]".... Philippians 4:13 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people whose hearts are filled to overflowing with an "irrepressible
joy". And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.