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By Glenn H. Jackson



____...."We will continue to devote ourselves steadfastly to prayer and the ministry of the Word'.... Acts 6:4 The Amplified Translation




_____What an exciting season we have entered into - a season wherein we shall begin to see the fruit [physical manifestation] of the Father's refining process in our lives to a greater degree than ever before. Where there was once mistrust of God, a fearless trust shall be found. Where there was fear, faith and the appropriation of Grace to accomplish the fullness of the Father's purpose for our lives shall be found.


_____Now is the time when all those who have been faithful to seek first the Kingdom [and the Father's right way of doing things] shall enter into their true Kingdom-position and destiny, in Christ [both individually and corporately] and from this place of destiny a Glorious Church shall begin to rise in great power throughout the earth.


_____In light of these things, let each and every one of us be found "applying" ourselves to obedience on every level of our existence for all those who are found faithful [true] to the Will/Word of God in this hour shall surely bear supernatural fruit [exponentially] in the establishment of the Church and the advancement of God's Kingdom in the earth. Without question, we are the most blessed [divinely empowered and prospered] generation to walk the face of this earth.


A word from the Father:


        Meditate in My Word day and night and your heart shall be established [Joshua 1:8]. Hearken unto [trust in, believe] the words that I speak to you through My holy bondservants and handmaidens in this hour and you will prosper - exponentially.


"Exponentially" - increase very rapidly;


"Rapidly" - occurring within a short time; happening speedily; moving or acting with great speed [in this case, bringing the necessary change in one's life quickly or suddenly];


        ...."They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, 'Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the LORD your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed".... 2 Chronicles 20:20 NASB




"Cycle" - a interval of time in which a certain succession of events is completed, and then returns again and again, uniformly and continually in the same order;


_____ ...."Who is the man who fears [reverences] the LORD? He will instruct him in the way he should choose. His soul will abide in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land. The secret of the LORD is for those who fear [reverence] Him, and He will make them know His covenant".... Psalms 25:12-14 NASB


1._____For one to always be found glorifying the Father to the greatest degree - through a perfect obedience;


which, in turn


2._____exalts and magnifies the Name of Jesus [and all that is encompassed in that holy Name] and His "finished work" to the greatest degree;


which, in turn


3_____ devastates Satan and his forces to the greatest degree;


which, in turn


4._____blesses [divinely empowers and prospers] God's people to the greatest degree in all that one says and does;


which, in turn


_____glorifies the Father to the greatest degree.....


A word from the Father


*_____Whatever one dwells [focuses] upon will SURELY overtake them. Let it be clearly understood by each and every one of My precious children that, in any given moment, they will either be found "magnifying" Me [and ALL that I am] or the Evil One and his works [lies].


"Magnify" - to cause to seem greater or more important; attribute too much importance to [in this case, the lies and actions {works} of the Enemy above the absolute supremacy of God's Word];


Latin:"magnificare" - to praise; glorify; extol; esteem greatly;


_____...."What is man that You magnify him, and that You are concerned about him".... Job 7:17 NASB


_____ ...."I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever".... Psalm 145:1 NASB


_____ ...."Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say [proclaim] continually, "The LORD be magnified!".... Psalm 40:16 NASB


"proclaim" - to announce or declare;


Latin:"Proclamare" - to shout aloud [in this case, the Word {Will} of God];


        ...."out of the fullness [the overflow, the superabundance] of the heart the mouth speaks".... Matthew 12:34 The Amplified Translation


_____...."Death and life are in the power of [released through] the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life][Matt. 12:37]".... Proverbs 18:21 The Amplified Translation




_____ ...."let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith".... Hebrews 12:1-2 NASB


_____ In this hour. there are many in the church at large who continually "magnify" [focus on and, thus, give voice to] what the Enemy has done [and is doing] RATHER THAN what Jesus has DONE - and this "allows" him inroads into their lives and ministries. It must be clearly understood that we truly do become what we "behold" [and fellowship with] to the greatest degree. This is precisely why we must be a people who continually fix our eyes [heart] on Jesus [the Word of God] and, thus, position ourselves to gain a deeper revelation [daily] of the 4 foundational absolute truths of Spiritual Reality [the Love of the Father, the "finished work" of Jesus - and all that is encompassed in His Holy Name, the fullness of the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the All-powerful precious Blood of Jesus]. For, in doing so, the Truth will come to "abide" in our heart and the Enemy and his forces will be "driven out" of our lives - without exception!


_____...."If you continue in My word, [then] you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know [gain a revelation of] the truth, and the truth [that abiding revelation] will make [and keep] you free".... John 8:31-32 NASB


        ...."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


        ...."[God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross]".... Colossians 2:15 The Amplified Translation




_____ Father, we thank You and praise You that You have blessed all those who are truly seeking Your "best" with a deep revelation of the great importance of maintaining not only a proper "focus" but also a "right" fellowship with You in our lives. We thank You that as we are found faithful in these things we can have the deep assurance in our hearts that we will truly become a people who think and speak and act just as You think and speak and act - a people who are truly found abiding [living, moving and having our entire being] in the Spiritual Reality of all that You are. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.




_____ ...."This is what the Lord says; Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the Lord. They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salted land. But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit".... Jeremiah 17:5-8 NASB


_____This is a time wherein the Father is bringing all those who truly love Him into the place of "abiding" [living, moving and having their being] in a "fearless trust". In these days, it is certain that many are going through some very intense trials and tribulations BUT the good news is that it is a sure sign that the Enemy is running scared - and for good reason! He knows that if a child of God enters into the aforementioned position of an abiding and fearless trust in the Father and His Word THEN he [the Enemy and his forces] will have lost any form of control over them. Not only that, that child of God will then be positioned perfectly to devastate Satan and his schemes wherever they set their foot - in obedience to the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit. The fruit of this, corporately, will be that vast multitudes of captives throughout the earth will be set free as the Glorious Church goes forth in this final hour in great, great Power, Wisdom and Light.




"Turbulence" - a state or condition of confusion or agitation; disorder;


"Negate" - to deny the existence, evidence or truth of; to nullify or cause to be ineffective;


"Prevent" - to keep from occurring;


        ...."Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let [allow] your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful".... John 14:27 NASB


        ...."But we do [strongly and earnestly] desire for each of you to show the same diligence and sincerity [all the way through] in realizing and enjoying the full assurance and development of [your] hope until the end, In order that you may not grow disinterested and become [spiritual] sluggards, but imitators, behaving as do those who through faith [by their leaning of the entire personality on God in Christ in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness] and by practice of patient endurance and waiting are [now] inheriting the promises".... Hebrews 6:11-12 The Amplified Translation


_____In light of these things, it is extremely important that in a time of "turbulence" [stormy weather, so to speak] our first and foremost priority must always be to "affix" ourselves [from the position of a "conscious" state of alertness and diligence] to a steadfast faith and trust in the Father and His Word UNTIL the "physical manifestation" of that which is being believed for by us comes forth. It is ONLY this continual exercising of faith and trust in the Father and His Word that "negates [precludes] fear and unbelief in ALL of its forms [doubt, anxiety, worry, mistrust, darkness, confusion etc.] - preventing them from troubling one's heart. Indeed, the spontaneous fruit of a steadfast trust and obedience is a certain, and supernatural, peace and joy.


_____...."Be still, [in a certain and steadfast trust] and know that I [am] God".... Psalms 46:10 NASB


_____ ...."Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand".... Isaiah 41:10 NASB


_____...."If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full".... John 15:10-11 NASB


        ...."Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus".... Philippians 4:4-7 NASB


        ...."Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus"....Philippians 4:6-7 The Amplified Translation


A word from the Father


*       One overcomes "mistrust" by trusting [in Me].


"Mistrust" - a lack of trust or confidence; doubt;


_____...."When I am afraid ["feel" fear], I WILL put my trust in You".... Psalm 56:3 NASB


        ...."Let the weak SAY, I am strong".... Joel 3:10 KJV




        ...."He who has My commandments and keeps [obeys] them is the one who loves [trusts in] Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.... If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him".... John 14:21,23 NASB


_____ One of the great dangers of holding onto a "just-getting-by-consciousness" [in any of its forms] is that it "precludes" one from entering into perfect fellowship with the Father and Jesus [the Word of God] in the "inner chamber" [on a constant basis]. This is because, if one "maintains" a "just-getting-by-consciousness" to any degree it is certain that they will be troubled and afflicted [in some way] by the "spirits of condemnation" that strive to keep them under bondage [the Enemy's control] and, thus, in a place far below their true Kingdom-position and destiny, in Christ.


        ...."Your 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


        ...."Beloved, if our heart [conscience, spirit, inner man] does not condemn us, we have confidence before [and trust in] God; and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight".... 1 John 3:21-22 NASB


"Condemn" - to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure; to pronounce to be guilty; sentence to punishment; to judge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service;


_____...."There is therefore now NO condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death".... Romans 8:1 KJV




"Path of least resistance" - the easiest, but not necessarily the best or most honorable, course of action [in this case, NEVER the best course of action];


_____...."There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death".... Proverbs 14:12 NASB


        ...."Enter through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and spacious and broad is the way that leads away to destruction, and many are those who are entering through it. But the gate is narrow [contracted by pressure] and the way is straitened and compressed that leads away to life, and few are those who find it [Deut. 30:19; Jer. 21:8]".... Matthew 7:13-14 The Amplified Translation


_____Another fruit of one "maintaining" a "just-getting-by-consciousness in their life is for them to always be found seeking "the path of least resistance". This, of course, keeps one on a path of "non-resistance" to the Enemy and his schemes [unknowingly - although they should know] and, therefore, in a place of resistance to [at least to some degree] the highest purposes of the Father for their life and ministry. This is because a "just-getting-by-consciousness" that has been established by the Enemy in one's life has its origin in a heart-decision [from their youth] to "hold part back" for themselves [and, therefore, from God] through fear [many times, the fear of failure and/or fear of lack etc.] and mistrust.


_____It is as one makes a "quality decision" of the heart to break free from this mind-set [life pattern] that the Father, by the Holy Spirit, can move powerfully to remove the "root" that has caused them to settle [up until this time] for much less than His best for their life and ministry.




_____...."We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the true knowledge of God [and who we ALREADY are, in Christ], and we are taking every thought captive [through proclamation] to the obedience of Christ [a revelation of the Father's Will]".... 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB


        ...."for we walk by faith [trust in the Father and His Word], not by sight [make any part of that which is discerned through the five physical senses our final authority]".... 2 Corinthians 5:7 NASB


"Profess" - to declare openly; announce or affirm; avow or acknowledge; to affirm faith in or allegiance to [in this case the Father's Will and highest Kingdom purposes];


_____There are times, in our walk of faith, that everything "appears" to be going in an opposite direction to the vision [revelation] in our heart [both personally and as far as our corporate position in the Church and Kingdom go]. BUT, it is in these times of "seeming" [and I say seeming because the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit will NEVER abandon us - regardless of how things may appear or by what we may "feel] separation from the Father and the precious revelation of His Word in our heart that it is of the utmost importance that we set ourselves to remain strong in our proclamation of words that align themselves perfectly with the aforementioned revelation in our heart. For, as we do, it is certain that our "constant profession" of faith-filled words [regardless of how we may "feel" at the time] will begin to forge a stronger and clearer IMAGE of the reality of the Father's Will and highest Kingdom-purpose deep in our "inner man" - producing an Eternal weight of Glory WHILE [during and throughout the time] we keep our eyes "fixed" [perfectly focused] on the things that are not seen rather than the things that are seen [discerned "outwardly"].


        ...."For our light, momentary affliction [this slight distress of the passing hour] is ever more and more abundantly preparing and producing and achieving for us an everlasting weight of glory [beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease!]. Therefore, we consider and look not to the things that are seen[the lower reality - that which is real to the five physical senses] but to the things that are unseen [through faith in the higher Reality of God's Word]; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting) [subject to change], but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting [Eternal]".... 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 The Amplified Translation




        ...."Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising".... Isaiah 60:1-3 NASB


_____ ...."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 [through the continual exercising of a steadfast faith, love and obedience] 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 Amplifed Translation


"Established" - to make secure, stable or permanent; to initiate and cause to last; to clear from doubt;


_____So, in reality, in even the darkest of times, the Father is faithfully continuing to establish our hearts in His Word as we continue to seek Him with all of our heart - teaching us to trust in Him above ALL else and at ALL times. How important it is for each and every one of us, as His precious children, to allow the Father, by His Spirit, to prune away ANYTHING that would stand in the way of us being found abiding [living, moving and having our being] in the place of an enduring and fearless trust in His Character and His Word [which is a perfect expression of that holy Character].


_____As one makes the "quality decision" to trust in the Father and His Word in EVERY area of their life [regardless of present circumstances] it is certain that many doors will be opened to them [spiritual and otherwise]. It is also from this this position of trust in the Father and His Word that we will come to know [gain a deep revelation of] Him as the "Father of Glory" and, in doing so, continually experience the Goodness, Kindness, Mercy and Favor which are the spontaneous fruit of His enduring Love for us as His precious children.




_____Father, we thank You and praise You that, in this most critical and glorious season, You are leading each of us into a "fearless trust" in You - and in the wonderful plan and Kingdom-positioning that You established for us from before the foundations of the earth. In light ot these things, we set ourselves to diligently resist the Enemy and his lies at every turn - knowing that even in the most intense and turbulent times You are with us EVERY step of the way.


_____In fact, it is in these times where we are called to exercise an absolute and steadfast trust in the face of the Enemy's attacks that there is an Eternal weight and revelation of Your Glory that is being revealed to our hearts - and we praise You for it.


_____We thank You and praise You that with each passing day we are gaining a deeper revelation of You as "the Father of Glory" - as you continue to pour out Your Goodness, Kindness, Favor and Blessing upon us.


_____We thank you, also, Father that, in these days, you are removing [separating] us from any last vestiges of a "just-getting-by-consciousness" that we might be totally freed up to enter into the fullness of our precious Kingdom-position and destiny, in Christ.


_____We declare ALL of these things DONE - and we give You all praise and honour and thanksgiving [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.


        ...."Light arises in the darkness for the upright, gracious, compassionate, and just [who are in right standing with God]. It is well with the man who deals generously and lends, who conducts his affairs with justice. [Ps. 37:26; Luke 6:35; Col. 4:5.] He will not be moved forever; the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) shall be in everlasting remembrance. [Prov. 10:7.] He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firmly fixed, trusting [leaning on and being confident] in the Lord. His heart is established and steady, he will not be afraid".... Psalms 112:4-8 The Amplified Translation


_____...."[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him, by having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints [His set-apart ones]".... Ephesians 1:17-18 The Amplified Translation






*_____Keeping the Word of God continually before our eyes [as well as speaking words out of our mouth that continually line up with it - in the face of the Enemy's lies] is the key to total victory in any given situation.


       ...."This book of the law [the Word of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success [overcome in all things]".... Joshua 1:8 NASB


*_____Fear - and the ground thereof - cannot remain in an environment where there is a continual flow of divine light [revelation] and Love.


        ...."There is no fear in love [dread does not {cannot} exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels EVERY trace of terror!".... 1 John 4:18 The Amplified Translation


*_____We do not have the capability or capacity to understand the Word [Will] of God in our "own" strength and understanding [intellect]. It is ONLY the Holy Spirit that can bring us into our true positioning in "the Mind of Christ". Therefore is of the utmost importance for every child of God to just simply let the Holy Spirit be the Holy Spirit in their life - knowing [maintaining a deep revelation of the spiritual reality] that He will SURELY reveal exactly what they need revealed to their heart in ANY given moment or circumstance.


        ...."For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart. [Isa. 40:13.]".... 1 Corinthians 2:16 The Amplified Translation


*_____True Covenant-relationship in the Kingdom far supercedes what has, for the most part, passed as "relationship" in the midst of God's people up until this time. Once one gains a revelation of the spiritual reality of true Covenant-relationship [on every level] the way that God intended they not only realize fully the total futility of "relationship on a soulish level" [something that, up until this time, has been rampant in the church at large] they also could NEVER settle for anything less than the Father's "best" in any level of relationship that He has planned for them. It must be clearly understood by every child of God that ALL true relationship [in the Kingdom] both begins and is sustained by the power of the Father's Love and Wisdom, alone.


_____...."Can two walk together, except they be agreed [have a concurring revelation of the Father's Will]".... Amos 3:3 KJV


_____...."Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in [true] unity!".... Psalms 133:1 NASB


*_____It is an extremely important thing [as true sons and daughters of God] to be found walking with a pin-point accuracy in our "relationships" [beginning with, of course, our relationship to God]. If we are faithful to continually acknowledge Him in all of our ways we will surely see some glorious things come to pass in these days where "Covenant-relationships" [true Kingdom-relationships] are concerned - on every level.


_____...."Can two walk together [trust one another], except they be agreed [have a "concurring" revelation of the Father's Will]?".... Amos 3:3 KJV


"concur" - to agree; be of the same mind [in this case the Mind of Christ]; be in one accord;


*_____Bringing every thought captive [through the continual proclamation of words that are in perfect alignment with a revelation of the Father's Will] takes practice BUT when it is practiced diligently day after day it bears MUCH fruit in the life of the believer.


_____..."We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the true knowledge of God [and who we ALREADY are, in Christ], and we are taking EVERY thought captive [through proclamation] to the obedience of Christ [a revelation of the Father's Heart and Will]".... 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB


_____Our "experience" of Love [as true sons and daughters of God] is simply the continual "diffusing" of God's true Nature and Character in us and through us - by the Holy Spirit [Who is the Spirit of Love].


"Diffuse" - to pour out and spread, as a fluid;


_____...."The love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us".... Romans 5:5 NASB

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