FIRE BY NIGHT
By Glenn H. Jackson
"Reflections Upon Reflections" [of The Father's
...."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
FASTING IS ALWAYS BENEFICIAL
Words of prophecy:
*____A "spirit of stubbornness" always operates from a "deeply-rooted" ground of fear! And because this ground is so deeply-rooted [due to many years of Satan and his forces building that stronghold] it
will take an "abiding diligence" in fasting [entering into the fasted life] and prayer. Many of My children are in a place wherein they "know" what the next step[s] in their spiritual walk should be but because
of this stronghold in their lives they "feel" helpless to carry out what they know [by revelation] would be the best course of action. Again, it will take great diligence in the area of fasting [entering into the fasted
life through the diligent practice of self-denial], and time spent in the "inner chamber" with Me for one to enter full into the perfect liberty that is ALREADY theirs, in Christ.
"fasted life" - is
simply a life lived in obedience to the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit - in even the smallest of details
...."Blow a trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly"....
Joel 2:15 NASB
...."pray without ceasing [remain in constant communication with God]".... 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NASB
of sober [spirit,] be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in [your] faith".... 1 Peter 5:8-9 NASB
the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you".... James 4:7 The Amplified Translation
____Fasting [in whatever form that may take - as one is directed by the Holy Spirit] is
always beneficial. One product is that it produces a divine clarity and alertness - as well as the assurance in one's heart of certain victory concerning the thing or things that they are dealing with. In the place of fasting, the necessary revelation will
ALWAYS come forth to both expose the Enemy's schemes as well remove the ground within that he was attempting to work from.
____...."feed me with the food [both spiritual and physical] that is needful
for me".... Proverbs 30:8b The Amplified Translation
____...."There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but [a] full-grown (complete, perfect) [revelation of ] love turns fear out of
doors and EXPELS every trace of terror!".... 1 John 4:18 The Amplified Translation
Prayer of Proclamation:
Father, we thank You and praise You that
as we continually pursue the "fasted life" [a life of self-denial on every level] that You, by Your Spirit, will direct us with pin-point accuracy concerning what that means for each of us, daily. And we declare it DONE [on
an ongoing basis] in Jesus' Name - to Your greatest Glory. Amen.