Monday, August 31, 2015

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, nor the pillar of fire by night, to light for them the way in which they were to go".... Nehemiah 9:19 NASB


 Words of Prophecy:

*       Many of My children "fear" the life of the Cross [self-denial; obedience unto the death of the soul-life {psuche}] and, thus, they "bypass" it and they "seek" to walk in resurrection-life - and the blessings therein. But truly I say to you, without a "continual" abiding in the Spirit of the "Cross" they shall never find what they are looking for. For My Cross and My Resurrection and My Ascension [Authority] are "inseparable" - and they are the sum total of the "holiness" I require of, and have provided for, each one of My children.

*       Many forsake the life of the Cross in order to gain the approval [acceptance] and praises of men [flesh and blood]. For if one will simply "compromise" the life of the Cross it is certain that they will gain a wide acceptance throughout the church at large but if one holds fast to the narrow path of perfect obedience [the life of the Cross] at all cost to themselves then it is certain that they will be reviled by many and suffer great reproach for righteousness' sake. But truly I say to you, the Spirit of Glory shall work mightily within them and rest heavily upon them in this hour as they continue to go forth in a perfect love and obedience and great is their reward - both in their remaining time in this dispensation, and in the ages to come.

        ...."let Him now come down from the Cross [which would have meant compromise the Will of God], and we shall believe in Him"....  Matthew 27:42b  NASB 

       Always remember, My beloved ones, a "defeated" army [vanquished foe] is powerless to "occupy"!
"occupy" - to engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of; to be a resident or tenant of; to take possession and control of;

        ...."[God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross]".... Colossians 2:15 The Amplified Translation

        ....'The seventy returned with joy, saying, 'Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name'. And He [Jesus] said to them, 'I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL the power of the enemy, and NOTHING will injure you'".... Luke 10:17-19 NASB

        ...."Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death, he might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil and might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives".... Hebrews 2:14-15 NASB

        ...."all who [truly] desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted".... 2 Timothy 3:12 NASB
        Satan hates the preaching of the Cross, in any way, shape or form and, because of this, [if our lives are truly proclaiming the Cross - obedience unto the denial of the self-life] we will surely suffer some form of opposition from him - in any given season. Therefore, everyone who truly desires to live a godly life in Christ MUST have a deep and abiding revelation of the "victory" of the Cross. The "Cross" is where Satan has been overcome, and has received the final blow of his defeat at the hands of God. Every believer must recognize the fact that Satan is already a "defeated foe" - before they venture out to do combat against him. It is "knowing" [having a revelation of the spiritual reality of] this in their heart that will enable them to walk victoriously [overcome] in every facet of their life and ministry.

        As the children of God come to truly depend on the Word for ALL things in this season they will be transformed and renewed by that Word, and come to a deep understanding and revelation of every aspect of their Covenant with God [Psalm 25:12-14] - including the fact that NO weapon formed against them shall EVER prosper [if they will simply exercise an abiding and absolute faith and trust in the Father and His Word] [Isaiah 54:17]. Every thought must be brought captive to the "things above" [a revelation of the Divine heart and will] - for this alone will allow the believer to experience "fully" the victory that they have in Christ Jesus. Even though in troublesome circumstances they may not "feel" the victory they can, by faith, claim the victory of the "Cross" [and be found abiding in the effectual power of the precious Blood of Jesus working within them and through them], and the manifestation of the Enemy's defeat will SURELY manifest in the physical realm.

        If we are truly joined to the Cross one of our deepest heart-desires will be to "allow" the Holy Spirit to do a continually deeper work of the Cross in us. This will remove any hindrances [fear, unbelief, pride etc.], and allow us to be constant in the exercising of our faith in Christ's victory. Because of these things, we will come into the very experience of that victory [on a continual basis] and God will cause us to triumph overwhelmingly in all things - regardless of what Satan attempts against us.

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