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
FEAR DOES NOT PROMOTE OR EFFECT HOLINESS
Words of prophecy:
* Fear does not promote or effect holiness. It is My Love - and My Love [the Holy Spirit - Who is the Spirit of Love] alone - that both promotes and effects holiness!
...."Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He
shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah".... Psalms 24:3-6 NASB
...."prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like
the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY".... 1 Peter 1:13-16 NASB
...."Remember Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it".... Luke 17:32-33 KJV
Jesus said to him, "No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God".... Luke 9:62 NASB
...."Brethren, I do not regard
myself as having laid hold of [it] yet; but one thing [I do:] forgetting what [lies] behind and reaching forward to what [lies] ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus".... Philippians 3:13-14 NASB
If one consistently "looks back" in fear THEN they will not be able to go forward in faith [love and obedience] in this most critical and glorious hour.
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who refuse to "look back" in our heart - a people whose
gaze is constantly fixed upon You and Your holy Word. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis], in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.