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
THAT WE MIGHT NO LONGER LIVE FOR OURSELVES [CHOOSE OUR OWN PATH]
Words of prophecy:
* How can one obey Me on a consistent basis [come to "abide" in a perfect obedience] without continually acknowledging Me in ALL of their
...."Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight"....
Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB
...."and He died for all, so that they who live might NO longer live [choose] for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their
behalf".... 2 Corinthians 5:15 NASB
...."I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much [abundant] fruit. However, apart from
Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing [that is profitable for the Church or the Kingdom]".... John 15:5 The Amplified Translation
the Spirit [of Christ] Who gives life [He is the Life-giver]; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever [there is no profit in it]".... John 6:63 The Amplified Translation
...."Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make NO provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts [ungodly desires]".... Romans 13:14 NASB
"Choose" - to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference;
to prefer or decide to do something;
* * * Choose ["chose"] suggests a decision on one of a number of possibilities because of its superiority.
When we, as children of God "chose" to make Jesus Lord over our entire lives we gave up the "right" to choose anything or anyone [establish any course of action or relationship] apart from Him.
As we continually acknowledge the Father [and His Word/Will]in ALL of our ways [through a perfect trust] it is certain that His Provision [spirit, soul, body, financially, relationship-wise, environment-wise and ministry-wise] will ALWAYS found to be best
for us - not only in our present circumstances but, also, with a view to us accomplishing the "fullness" of our precious destiny [in Christ] - both now andin the glorious days ahead!
...."For in Him [Christ] we live and move and have our being [entire existence]".... Acts 17:28a The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that we have made the quality decision to NO longer live for ourselves in ANY way but, rather we have chosen to live for You, and with You, in Your Kingdom. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name
of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.