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
FAITH IN THE "FINISHED WORK" OF JESUS
Words of prophecy:
* With freedom [perfect liberty] comes great responsibility [in My Kingdom].
...."To whom much is given,
of him shall much be required".... Luke 12:48 The Amplified Translation
...."It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm
and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery..... For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another".... Galatians 5:1,13 NASB
"the place called Done"- is the place wherein one rests in the "finished" work of the Lord Jesus Christ [and the entire scope of the Father's Will - past, present and future] through the continual exercising of an absolute faith love, and obedience.
It is the place wherein the Grace of God abounds towards one - empowering them perfectly in ALL things.
...."let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance
(unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and 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]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured
the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God [Ps. 110:1.]".... Hebrews 12:1-2 The Amplified Translation
For one to truly keep their eyes "fixed" on Jesus [the Word of God] then they must be found continually exercising an absolute faith in His "finished" Work [the place called Done]. For the failure of one to keep their eyes "fixed" on the "finished" Work of
Jesus will "allow" the Enemy to "maintain" his evil schemes against them to a degree, until such a time as that one gains a revelation of "the place called Done" - through a deep and thorough repentance [change of heart] that will SURELY lead that one into
the place of "abiding" in the perfect liberty that is ALREADY theirs, in Christ.
...."I sought the
LORD, and He answered me, and delivered me [past tense] from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces will never be ashamed".... Psalms 34:4-5 NASB
...."[The Father] has delivered [past tense] and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us [past tense] into the kingdom of the Son of His love".... Colossians 1:13 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You for the "finished work" of the Lord Jesus - a "finished
work" that has totally purchased our perfect liberty from all that entered into this earth at the Fall. And we declare it DONE in our lives [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.