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
IT IS A "REVELATION" OF THE FATHER'S PERFECT LOVE THAT BOTH EXPOSES AND CASTS OUT THE GROUND OF FEAR
*____Fear [pride and stubbornness] will
cause one to "avoid" the very place they should be in - according to My perfect ordering for their life and ministry.
to keep away from; keep clear of; shun;
____...."For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind".... 2 Timothy
...."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
perfect obedience is to avoid the "necessary confrontation" [by the Holy Spirit] of any ground of fear, and to avoid the necessary confrontation of any ground of fear [through
unbelief and mistrust - and the stubbornness that is their spontaneous fruit] is to avoid perfect obedience. This "cycle of fear" shall always prevent one from entering into the fulness of their inheritance in Christ
- until such a time as a thorough repentance is forthcoming [and, thus, they act in obedience in the area that they had previously avoided].
____Always remember: it is ONLY a revelation of the Father's perfect Love [and the continual exercising of faith and trust in that perfect Love, through obedience] that casts out [obliterates] the ground of fear and unbelief [mistrust] within.
...."There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown [complete, perfect] love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror!"....
1 John 4:18a
...."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
...."Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord [Who is the Spirit of Love] is, there is liberty [emancipation from bondage, freedom]".... 2 Corinthians 3:17 The Amplified Translation
____Father, we thank You and praise You that, by Your Spirit [Who is the Spirit of Love] You are continually doing Your perfect work in us - exposing and expelling EVERY ground of fear and unbelief, and the stubborn mistrust of You that is their spontaneous fruit. We thank You and praise You, Father, that it is Your Love, and
Your Love, alone that can do this precious work - and we declare it DONE in Jesus' Name, to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
____...."And may the God of peace
Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the
Messiah). Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]".... 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 The Amplified Translation