FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's Heart]
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
A TRULY FOCUSED PEOPLE
Words of Prophecy:
*____There is much "distraction"
[leading one away from the "narrow path"] and a multitude of things that are very gratifying to one's soul [mind, will, emotions] in the church at large. BUT, it is certain
that once one has truly experienced the depths of My Love in the "inner chamber" [the secret place of My Presence] their heart could NEVER settle for less than My "best" [highest Will and purpose]
on every level of their existence [spirit, soul, body, financially, relationship-wise, location/environment-wise or ministry-wise].
as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came
up [to Him] and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me." But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but [only] one thing
is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her"... Luke 10:38-42 NASB
____...."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
____It is of the utmost importance for each and every child of God to NEVER base their thinking [at least, as their final
authority]upon "outward" circumstances or the limitations of the "world". For "faith" [trust] is defined as one keeping their eyes "fixed" [focused with great intent] upon
the things that are "unseen" [by one's five physical senses].
____...."when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith [the exercising of an absolute
trust in God] on the earth?" .... Luke 18:8 NASB
...."we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for
the things that are visible are temporal [brief and fleeting], but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting".... 2 Corinthians 4:18 The Amplified Translation
faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. And without faith it is impossible to please [Him,] for he who comes to
God must believe that He is and [that] He is a rewarder of those who seek Him".... Hebrews 11:5-6 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
____Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a truly "focused" people - a people who refuse to "allow" ourselves to be distracted or influenced in any way by the things that we perceive and experience through our
five physical senses, And, because of these things [a continual and perfect focus] we thank You that Your "best" is continually overtaking us - and we declare all of these things DONE on an ongoing basis, in Jesus' Name.