FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
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
DANGER OF "SELF-FOCUS"
Words of prophecy:
*____Self-focus is "selfish" [fearful] -
and manifests in one's life [when held to] in an ever increasing darkness and confusion where My Will [Word] is concerned!
"fearful" - causing or apt to cause fear;
...."let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed
course of the race that is set before us, Looking away [from ALL that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing
it to maturity and perfection]".... Hebrews 12:1-2 The Amplified Translation
____"Self-focus" [which leads to the establishing of self-agenda] is
ALWAYS self-serving - a self-serving that [when held to] precludes "true service" [one's entrance into the fullness of their true Kingdom-position and destiny, in Christ].
...."Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard [it,] and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His
name. 'They will be Mine,' says the LORD of hosts, 'on the day that I prepare [My] own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.'
So you will again distinguish between
the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him. For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set
them ablaze,' says the LORD of hosts, 'so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.' But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall. You will
tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing, says the LORD of hosts".... Malachi 3:16-4:3 NASB
Prayer of Proclamation:
____ Father, we thank You and praise You that You have raised us up a "focused" people - a people whose eyes are continually fixed upon Your Word and the highest purposes of Your Kingdom. And we declare
it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.