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
FAITH IS A RARE AND PRECIOUS COMMODITY
Words of prophecy:
absolute faith and trust in Me - and in My Word] - and the diligent pursuit of the Kingdom that is its spontaneous fruit - is a rare and precious commodity, and it will SURELY offend to some degree anything or anyone whose heart
is holding to ANY form of self-righteousness. Your task, My precious children, is to continue on in Love - at ALL cost to yourselves.
____ ...."Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall
see [both know and understand] God [and His highest purpose]".... Matthew 5:8 NASB
are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward
in heaven is great".... Matthew 5:10-12 NASB
____When one is found you are carrying the absolute truths of the Kingdom ONLY those whose hearts are wholly given will NOT be found contending the Truth
within their heart [as those who carry a wilful self-desire do not like Kingdom-revelation - for it continually interferes with their own plans] - so they must simply remain on the "narrow path". There
are not very many people on that path [relatively speaking] BUT the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are there - as well as those the Father has "connected" them with.
must be a people who are willing to do and say exactly what the Father decrees in order that we get the job done that each of us have been given - both individually and corporately. That is not a scary thing but rather it is the road to Heaven on earth - and,
truly His Grace is ALL-sufficient. There are some glorious - and almost unimaginable - days ahead for all those who love God with all of their heart.
...."The Lord GOD has
given Me the tongue of disciples, That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word. He awakens [Me] morning by morning, He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple. The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not disobedient Nor did I turn back. I gave
My back to those who strike [Me,] And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.
For the Lord GOD helps Me, Therefore, I am not disgraced;
Therefore, I have set My face like flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed. He who vindicates Me is near; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand up to each other; Who has a case against Me? Let him draw near to Me".... Isaiah 50:4-8 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
____Father, we thank You and praise You for "days of Heaven on earth"- days in which a Kingdom-people will move forth in great Power
to help set the captives free. And we declare all of these things DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.
seek [aim at and strive after] first of all His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right]".... Matthew 6:33 The Amplified Translation
ON THE TRUE CHRISTIAN LIFE
By Glenn H. Jackson
______...."This book of the law [the Word
of God] shall not depart from [always be in] your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful [take heed] to
do according to all that is written in it; for THEN you will make your way prosperous, and THEN you will have success".... Joshua 1:8 NASB
[part 10 of 16]
____...."pray without ceasing [remain in constant communication with God]"....
1 Thessalonians 5:17 NASB
____ ...."all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you".... Mark 11:24 NASB
*____You can't spend any length of time in prayer without being affected by it.
____The quietness, the unshaken faith, the deep, unsounded peace that pervades the Godhead, will
overflow into the pray-er's life.
____Said an anxious and nervous mother: "You will have to forgive me, children, but I forgot to visit the Master this morning, and so I lack His quietness and His strength."
____Many of us can make that confession, that our irritability, weakness, and lack of spiritual insight comes from not sitting in the presence of the Master.
spend an hour in conscious communion with the Father, the Son, the Spirit and the Word without carrying away from that trysting place the fragrance that fills the atmosphere.
____There is a heavenly fragrance
about Jesus that lingers with the prayers.
____They are slow to speak.
____They are slow to judge.
____They are quick
to love and quick to help.
____There is a holy calmness about their lives that challenges the restless ones; they crave that quietness of spirit.
____Again, we cannot
spend time with them without partaking of their stability and their unshakableness.
____One who is easily disturbed, and who in the jolts of life is unseated, will find a new strength and steadiness that will
make him a blessing to the world, by spending just a little time with the Rock of our Strength.