FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
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
SEEKING AFTER "MINISTRY" FROM OUTWARD SOURCES
Words of prophecy:
* Ultimately, the "fruit" of one receiving "ungodly counsel" [through a continued reliance upon flesh and blood before Me] will become very evident in their life.
...."This Book of the Law [the Word of God] shall not depart out of your mouth [always be found in your mouth], but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do
according to all that is written in it. For THEN you shall make your way prosperous, and THEN you shall deal wisely and have good success".... Joshua 1:8 The Amplified Translation
"counsel" - advice or
instruction given in helping direct the judgement or conduct of another; interchange of ideas as to future procedure;
...."How blessed is the man who does not
walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law [Word] of the LORD, and in His law [Word] he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers".... Psalms 1:1-3 NASB
One cannot enter into
the place of "abiding" in perfect liberty if they continue to put ANY trust in "flesh and blood" ahead of [before a trust in] the Father and His Word [Will]. Seeking after "ministry" from outward sources before seeking the ministry of the Holy Spirit
and the Word/Will of God, inwardly [in the secret place of His Presence], opens the door [through an alignment with a "spirit of idolatry"]to the Enemy to lay all manner of "ministry" that is "soulish" [fear-filled, controlling and ungodly] in origin on the
one that has placed their trust in "flesh and blood" before the Father and Jesus [the Word of God].
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who refuse to trust anything or anyone before You. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.