Friday, September 4, 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

*       There will come a day, My beloved ones, when men shall flee in terror from your presence. For no sin will be able to stand in the presence of My Spirit [Who is the Spirit of Love], and from you shall flow not just trickles of living water but "torrents" that shall flood out upon all flesh and, through this process, My Church shall enter My refining furnace and My spotless and unblemished Church, full of My glory, shall stand before Me. Blessed are those who serve Me and walk uprightly before Me in this hour for they shall ride the crest of this great flood of My Spirit in the earth - and greatly shall they be exalted by My Hand.
"torrent"- a stream of water flowing with great rapidity and violence [in this case holy violence - the type we are to be found exercising in our pursuit of the Kingdom];  a rushing, violent, or abundant and unceasing stream of anything; the result of two or more rivers merging together at a certain point [that really speaks to me of true corporate anointing established between two or more believers];

          ...."Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited [arrogant and inflated with pride]; it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love [God's love in us] does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]".... 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a The Amplified Translation.
        It is certain that in any given situation one will either be found seeing [discerning] things through the Father's eyes [the eyes of Love]or through the eyes of their "own"understanding [with a lot of "help" from the Enemy] depending on their present state of heart [I am talking about Christians now]. It must be clearly understood once and for all that Divine Love is completely different to "human [soulish] love" [I don't even like to use that expression as, in reality, there is NO such thing as Love apart from God - for He IS Love {1 John 4:16}]. When one is truly operating in Divine Love, "self" doesn't even come into the picture, let alone be taken account of in any way. "Human love" is base and self-serving and a counterfeit of the real thing - regardless of how good it may "look" or "feel".

        Unfortunately, this "counterfeit love" can be a VERY powerful force - one that, up until this time, has continued to both influence and control vast multitudes of God's people throughout the earth [for, again, in reality, what does NOT issue forth from divine Love issues forth from a "nature" {the old nature} that is incapable of loving - in the true meaning of the word]. Even "good-intentioned" self-righteousness can spring from what, in reality, is just soulish emotion ["human love"] - the spontaneous fruit of which is ALWAYS wrong or unrighteous discernment [John 7:24]. The worst part is that when one discerns [judges] from a root of self-righteousness and soulish emotion [human "love"] they - without fail - believe that they are somehow not only helping others but also pleasing God [which is NEVER the case - for it is ONLY faith {which works through divine Love} that pleases Him] [Hebrews 11:6].

        When one is operating in divine Love not only does one feel differently in their own heart [and perception of things] the power flowing out of them [consciously or unconsciously] will ALWAYS have a direct influence [bless, change or confront {convict} - depending on the state of the hearts before them]on the environment they are in. For divine Love NEVER seeks its own but, rather, the Father's "best" [whatever that may turn out to be] for all those who are led across their path.

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