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
HOLDING ONTO THE PAST AND MENTAL ASCENSION TO THE WORD OF GOD PRODUCE A CERTAIN BLOCKAGE
IN THE FLOW OF REVELATION
TO ONE'S HEART [SPIRIT]
Words of prophecy:
* The answer does not lie in looking back at the past but, rather, in gazing continually [steadfastly] into the eyes of My Heart [Word].
...."Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even
make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert".... Isaiah 43:18-19 NASB
...."let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the
appointed course of the race that is set before us, looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]"....
Hebrews 12:1-2 The Amplified Translation
...."For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind".... 2 Timothy 1:7
...."We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience
of Christ [a revelation of the Father's Will]".... 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB
...."There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown [complete, perfect]
love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love's complete perfection]".... 1 John 4:18 The Amplified
"mental ascension" - the reaching out ["up"] to understand the Word [Will]of God in one's "own" [soulish] strength and understanding [intellect];
It is very important for each and every child of God to make certain that they have laid EVERYTHING from the "past" on the altar [at the foot of the Cross]and, at the same time, ALWAYS remember to take
NO preconceived notions - or hold to ANYTHING that has its source in a "mental ascension" to the Word [Will] of God and His true Nature. For both of those things [holding onto the past and mental ascension to the Word of God] produce a "certain" [sure] blockage
in the flow of revelation to one's heart - a "blockage" that THEN "allows" darkness [fear] to remain.
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who refuse to "look back" in fear and unbelief - a people who continually allow the revelation of Your holy Word to flow into our spirit. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis],
in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.