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
PERFECT OBEDIENCE IS THE KEY TO ONE ENTERING INTO A "PERFECT LIBERTY" WHERE THE "FEAR OF FAILURE" IS CONCERNED
Words of prophecy:
* Perfect obedience will ALWAYS "necessitate" one laying down their soul-life [their "own strength and understanding] through a continual self-denial - in order to diligently pursue [and then act upon] a revelation
of My Will.
"Perfect obedience"- the seeking after and gaining a "revelation" of God's Will and, THEN, carrying it out to fulfillment from beginning to end [regardless of how long that may take] in the
unction and power of the Holy Spirit [Who is the Spirit of Love, the Spirit of Christ etc.], alone.
...."If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself,
and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?".... Mark 8:34-37 NASB
...."Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, freedom]"..... 2 Corinthians 3:17 The Amplified Translation
Perfect obedience is the key to one entering into a "perfect liberty" where the "fear of failure" is concerned. For perfect obedience is the spontaneous fruit of an "abiding"
Love - and Love NEVER fails!
...."Love never fails".... 1 Corinthians 13:8a NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that, in Christ, we have been "set free" to live the lives that You planned out perfectly for us from before the foundations of the earth.
And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
...."For we are God's [own] handiwork [His workmanship], recreated
in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined [planned beforehand] for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]"....
Ephesians 2:10 The Amplified Translation