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
ONCE ONE HAS TRULY EXPERIENCED THE DEPTHS
OF THE FATHER'S LOVE
Words of prophecy:
* It is of the utmost importance for My children to keep their eyes "fixed" [focused] on My Word - the spontaneous fruit of this being
to meditate upon it day and night [and, thus, bring EVERY thought captive to a revelation of it in the process]. The Enemy has sent many "spirits of distraction" ["hindering spirits"] forth in this hour to derail as many as he possibly can from the narrow
path of true Kingdom-living - and, thus, entrance into the fullness of their precious destiny in Christ. Therefore, let all those who truly love Me be found giving My Word preeminence in this hour - maintaining a "single eye" on EVERY front in their diligent
pursuit of the "eternal reality" of My Kingdom.
...."Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage,
freedom] [Isa. 61:1, 2]. And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree
of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit".... 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 The Amplified Translation
...."But be doers of the Word [obey
the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth]. For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural
face in a mirror; For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless
listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing [his life of obedience]".... James 1:22-25 The Amplified Translation
eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye [your conscience] is sound and fulfilling its office, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound and is not fulfilling its office, your body is full of darkness. Be careful, therefore, that the light
that is in you is not darkness. If then your entire body is illuminated, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright [with light], as when a lamp with its bright rays gives you light".... Luke 11:34-36 The Amplified Translation
...."Now as they were travelling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word.
But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up [to Him] and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me." But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are
worried and bothered about so many things; but [only] one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her"... Luke 10:38-42 NASB
There is much potential "distraction" [leading one away from the "narrow path"]and a multitude of things that are very gratifying [soulish relationship etc.] to one's soul [mind, will, emotions] in the church at large. BUT, it is certain that once one has
truly experienced the depths of the Father's Love in the "inner chamber" [the secret place of His Presence] their heart could NEVER settle for less than His "best" [highest Will and purpose] - on every level of their existence [spirit, soul, body, financially,
relationship-wise, location/environment-wise or ministry-wise].
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank
You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who give Your Word preeminence in ALL that we say and do. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
...."Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus [the Word of God], the author and perfecter of faith [Who is seated at the right Hand of the Father]".... Hebrews