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
UNGODLY COUNSEL VERSUS GODLY COUNSEL
Words of prophecy:
one is found pursuing [seeking after, choosing] something other than My Will then they will NOT be found "abiding" in My Counsel [Wisdom]. It must be clearly understood by each and every one of My children that "self-desire" [maintained] in ANY form will ALWAYS
lead one away from godly counsel [and from My Presence] while godly desire [maintained] will ALWAYS lead one closer to Me - with a heart that is "receptive" to godly counsel in whatever form it issues forth [from My Spirit].
For from My anointed words [and, indeed, My very Presence] there shines forth sufficient light [revelation] and Grace [empowerment] to keep one on the narrow path [of perfect obedience] and, at the same time,
"convict" [both expose and interfere with the plans of ] the heart of the one who has strayed from My perfect purpose [Will] for their life and ministry. Truly I say to you, in this most critical and glorious hour one will be found exactly where "they", themselves,
have chosen to be [the Kingdom or the world; abiding in godly counsel or abiding in ungodly counsel].
"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
...."For every wrongdoer hates [loathes, detests] the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from
it, lest his works [his deeds, his activities, his conduct] be exposed and reproved. But he who practices truth [who does what is right] comes out into the Light; so that his works may be plainly shown to be what they are - wrought with God [divinely prompted,
done with God's help, in dependence upon Him]".... John 3:20-21 The Amplified Translation
The root of ALL "ungodly" counsel is rooted and grounded in "self-agenda"
in the heart of the one giving the ungodly counsel - whereas, ALL godly counsel is rooted and grounded in Love and a revelation of the Father's Will [Word].
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a people who have come to abide in Your Counsel - a people, in whom, Your Grace and Wisdom abounds. And we declare it DONE [on an ongoing basis],
in the Name of Jesus - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.