By Glenn H. Jackson
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 FEAR OF MAN
Words of Prophecy:
*____Blessed [divinely empowered] are those who put My Will [Word] before the "fear of man" in this most critical hour.
____...."Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple".... Luke 14:27 NASB
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 "fear of man", in ANY of its forms, is a great "detriment" to one's walk. For the "fear of man" and the reverential fear [respect] of God's Word [His Will] are
ALWAYS in direct opposition to each other.
"detriment" - disadvantage; harmful; a hindrance;
...."But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition
to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please".... Galatians 5:16-17 NASB
...."The fear of man brings a snare,
but he who trusts in [reverentially fears] the LORD will be exalted".... Proverbs 29:25 NASB
the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in His commandments".... Psalms 112:1 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
____Father, we thank You and praise You that as we are found abiding IN Christ we are continually positioned in a place that is far above the "fear of man" - and the snares of the Enemy that are its spontaneous
fruit. Therefore, we set ourselves to practice a holy diligence in ALL things pertaining to Your highest Will and purpose for our lives - both individually and corporately. And we declare it DONE in Jesus' Name, to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
____...."And He [the Father] raised us up together with Him [past
tense] and made us sit down together [giving us joint seating with Him] in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being] in Christ Jesus [the Messiah, the Anointed One]".... Ephesians 2:6 The Amplified Translation _