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
FIRST AND FOREMOST TASK, AS TRUE BELIEVERS, IS TO BELIEVE
Words of prophecy:
*___The "spirit of faith" issues forth
from the heart that is "established" in My Word.
"established" - to make secure, stable or permanent; to initiate and cause to last; to clear from doubt;
...."Establish Your word to Your servant, As that which produces reverence for You".... Psalms 119:38 NASB
of the fullness [the overflow, the superabundance] of the heart the mouth speaks".... Matthew 12:34 The Amplified Translation
...."But having the same spirit of faith,
according to what is written, "I BELIEVED, THEREFORE I SPOKE," we also believe, therefore we also speak".... 2 Corinthians 4:13 NASB
___Our first and foremost task, as true believers, is to believe.
Therefore to be found proclaiming the Word in faith and authority in any given moment is the greatest thing we can be found doing - for both ourselves and for all those in our "sphere of existence".
"sphere of existence" -
is not only one's "physical" existence but also their "spiritual existence" - an existence that includes those they have met in the past [friend and foe alike] as well as those they have yet to meet, as they continue on the path to the "fullness"
of their precious destiny, in Christ.
...."And this is His order [His command, His injunction]: that we should believe in [put our faith and trust in and adhere to and rely
on] the name of His Son Jesus Christ [the Messiah], and that we should love one another, just as He has commanded us".... 1 John 3:23 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
___Father, we thank You and praise You that You have created within us hearts that are truly "established" in Your Word - hearts from which the "force of faith" flows freely to effect Your highest purposes. And we declare
it DONE [on an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.