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
ONLY FROM THE PLACE OF OBEDIENCE
Words of prophecy:
* Righteous judgment [discernment] comes through "revelation" - and by revelation, alone.
...."It is the Spirit
who gives life; the flesh profits nothing".... John 6:63a NASB
...."Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment".... John 7:24 NASB
...."Therefore you have no excuse or defense or justification, O man, whoever you are who judges and condemns another. For in posing as judge and passing sentence on another,
you condemn yourself, because you who [take it upon yourselves to] judge are [in reality] habitually practicing the very same things [that you censure and denounce]".... Romans 2:1 The Amplified Translation
- any question or matter involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty;
"Thinking" [meditating]uponone's "problems" [or other's situations]apart from the place
of obedience in one's life is NEVER profitable. For it is ONLY from the place of obedience [righteous motivation - both towards the Will of God and towards others]that a willingness to both seek for and carry out the "righteous solution" [in divine Wisdom]
continually rises up from within the depths of their being [from the Holy Spirit through their spirit].
When one attempts to discern anything from the place of
their "own" disobedience it is certain that they will slip into a form of "self-righteousness" [spiritual pride] and, thus, they will begin to dwell on the disobedience [real or imagined]of others [without repenting themselves] - particularly those who have
been used by the Evil One to come against them in some way.
This leads directly to unforgiveness, the exercising of an "unrighteous judgment" of others, and the
maintaining of a certain "blind spot" in their own heart - a "blind spot" that will remain a catalyst for the entrance of darkness [confusion, doubt, unbelief and error] until such a time as they step into the light of God's Presence in the "inner chamber"
[with a heart that truly desires to acknowledge Him in ALL of its ways].
...."Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and
do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away
from evil".... Proverbs 3:5-7 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and
praise You that You have raised us up a people who "abhor" [despise] ANY form of unrighteous judgement - a people who seek to judge [discern] ALL things through Your Eyes and Heart of Love. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus
- to Your greatest Glory. Amen.