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 ROOT OF ALL "SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS" IS THE DESIRE FOR ONE TO BE FOUND RIGHT IN THEIR "OWN" THINKING
Words of Prophecy:
spots" ["specks" of darkness lodged in one's heart] are a very dangerous thing for one to maintain - as the "unrighteous leaven" that is "allowed" to remain will, ultimately, affect the "whole loaf" [leading
to much confusion and darkness]. It is only time with Me in the "inner chamber" [the place wherein My Light continually shines into one's heart] - that will keep one free from the
effects of darkness [both inwardly and outwardly] in this most critical hour.
"blind spot" - an area or facet of one's personality [being] that
remains ignorant - and, thus, fails to gain an understanding [revelation] - of the Truth [spiritual reality] - because of a ground of darkness within them that
is effected [has been established] through fear and unbelief;
____...."A little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough".... Galatians 5:9 NASB
...."The eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness. Then watch out that the
light in you is not darkness. If therefore your whole body is full of light, with no dark part in it, it will be wholly illumined, as when the lamp illumines you with its rays".... Luke 11:34-36 NASB
behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the peoples; But the Lord will rise upon you and His glory will appear upon you".... Isaiah 60:2 NASB
____The root of all self-righteousness [spiritual
pride] is the desire for one to be right in their "own" thinking more than to have [gain] a revelation of the Father's Will. This produces "blind spots", and this is precisely why
it is so important for one truly desiring the fullness of their destiny, in Christ, to enter into the "inner chamber" on a daily basis.
____For the continual flow of light [revelation] in
that holy place will surely uncover any potential ground of self-righteousness. It is also in this place of the inner chamber wherein EVERY preconceived notion will be uncovered and exposed for what it is [unrighteous in nature] -
thus allowing the faithful heart to repent, and begin to affix their faith upon a revelation of [instead of a "mental" ascent to] the Will of God.
"mental ascension" -
the reaching out ["up"] to understand the Word [Will] of God in one's "own" [soulish] strength and understanding [intellect];
____...."Now we have not received the spirit [that belongs to] the world, but the [Holy] Spirit Who is from God, [given to us] that we might realize and comprehend and appreciate the gifts [of divine favor and
blessing so freely and lavishly] bestowed on us by God. And we are setting these truths forth in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the [Holy] Spirit, combining and interpreting spiritual truths with spiritual language [to those who possess the
But the natural, nonspiritual man does not accept or welcome or admit into his heart the gifts and teachings and revelations of the Spirit of God, for they are folly [meaningless
nonsense] to him; and he is incapable of knowing them [of progressively recognizing, understanding, and becoming better acquainted with them] because they are spiritually discerned and estimated and appreciated. But the spiritual man tries all things [he examines,
investigates, inquires into, questions, and discerns all things], yet is himself to be put on trial and judged by no one [he can read the meaning of everything, but no one can properly discern or appraise or get an insight into him]. For who has known or understood
the mind [the counsels and purposes] of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ [the Messiah] and do hold the thoughts [feelings and purposes] of His heart. [Isa. 40:13]".... 1 Corinthians 2:12-16 The
...."Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. In this case, moreover, it is required of
stewards that one be found trustworthy. But to me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by any human court; in fact, I do not even examine myself. For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one
who examines me is the Lord. Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come
to him from God".... 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 NASB
...."Therefore you have no excuse or defense or justification, O man, whoever you are who judges and condemns another.
For in posing as judge and passing sentence on another, you condemn yourself, because you who judge are habitually practicing the very same things [that you censure and denounce]".... Romans 2:1 The Amplified Translation
____ Father, we thank You and praise You for the continual flow of divine Light that flows forth into the depths of our being as we enter into the "inner
chamber" [the secret place of Your Presence] daily. We thank You and praise You that we are not a people who are tripped up in our spiritual walk through the maintaining of any "blind spots" but, rather,
we proclaim that we are a people who live and move and have our being IN Christ - a people who continually seek to walk by revelation and not by "sight" in ALL things. And we declare ALL of these things DONE [on an ongoing basis],
to Your greatest Glory in Jesus' Name. Amen.