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
THE IMPORTANCE OF A DILIGENT FOCUS
Words of Prophecy:
*____Pin-point accuracy in the carrying out of My Will [Word] takes a "perfect focus".
...."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
____ ...."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 4:18 The Amplified Translation
...."Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ
in God ".... Colossians 3:1-3 NASB
"Behold" - regard; gaze upon; discern;
"Gaze" - to look at steadily or intently;
____One becomes what they "behold" [on a consistent basis]. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance in this most critical and glorious hour for EVERY last child of God to keep their focus on the "things above" - and NOT on the "things below".
For it is certain that right to the end of the age we will need [and will continue to need] divine empowerment [God's superabundant Grace] in the carrying out of the Father's highest purpose for our lives and ministries - and this, without exception!
____The fruit of this diligent focus on our part [both individually and corporately] will be the release of the greatest outpouring of the Father's Love [since Calvary] - an outpouring that will set vast multitudes
free to both know and serve the One True God! So let us be found faithful in our obedience to the command to "fix" our eyes on Jesus [the Word/Will of God] in this hour - for, as we do, it is certain that we will be found bearing maximum fruit for the Church
and the Kingdom, at every turn!
...."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
Prayer of Proclamation:
____Father, we thank You and praise You that You have given us "eyes to see" and "ears to hear". Therefore, we set ourselves to keep our eyes "fixed" on Jesus [and ALL that He is] - knowing [both gaining and maintaining a deep revelation of the
spiritual reality that HE is Lord of Lords and King of Kings] that, as we do, we will SURELY be found bearing maximum fruit for the Church and the Kingdom in the "sphere of existence" you have blessed us with - and we proclaim these things DONE, in the Name
of Jesus. Amen.
"Sphere of existence" - is not only one's "physical" existence but also their "spiritual existence" - an existence that includes those they have met in the past [friend and foe alike] as
well as those they have yet to meet, as they continue on the path to the "fullness" of their precious destiny, in Christ.