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 FRUIT OF "IRREPRESSIBLE" JOY
Words of Prophecy:
*____Fear [reverence] Me - not "men" [and their prideful ways].
am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ".... Galatians 1:10 NASB
____The fruit of the "irrepressible" joy that abides in the heart of one who is diligently obeying the Father[and His Word] is "strength": strength to obey, strength to resist temptation and compromise
- indeed strength to do ALL things through Christ [the Spirit of Grace] Who strengthens them.
"irresistible"- not resistible; incapable of being resisted or withstood;
____...."the joy of the Lord is your strength".... Nehemiah 8:10 NASB
...."I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength
into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]".... Philippians 4:13 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
____Father, we thank You and praise You that we can do ALL of the things You have called us to do [and say] through Christ [the Anointed One and His Anointing - which strengthens us]! For, by Your doing, You have placed us IN Christ - Who became to us Wisdom, Righteousness, Life, Love and, indeed ALL things pertaining to life
and godliness. And we give you all praise honor and glory in Jesus' Name. Amen.
____...."But by His [the Father's] doing you are [already] IN Christ Jesus, Who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption".... 1 Corinthians 1:30 NASB