One of the greatest shows of God’s warfare power. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. When we pray and worship at night as watchmen, the devil loses a lot of power to influence people to sin at night, and as a result of our faithfulness, there are special blessings to those who will intercede at night. This is a physical truth we can see patterned from the spiritual reality. There is also a hidden meaning though, that while the day witnesses of God’s care and love through creation, the night is the time when He reveals great amounts of heaven’s knowledge and new insights. Push your musicians to another level. He was overcome by sleep; and as Paul continued speaking, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead. 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. Abraham’s wrestling with the God is a prophetic picture of prayer, in particular the necessity of persistence in prayer. The Greek word for “coming” is “Parousia.” The actual meaning of the word is “presence.” The meaning of the passages on watching are not just “Christ is coming,” but rather are “Christ is present at an hour you do not expect.” Christ is specially present in the night watches. Fortunately there is a flip side to this. Exodus 12:29, “And it came to pass at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock.”. Nighttime is a special time for getting insights, and prophetic revelation from God. Some people pray in the evening, others find a powerful time at 3-6AM. As a result, in the Bible when the Bible talks of praying in the morning it does not just mean 6:00am – 12:00pm. There’s nothing like the … If you feel prompted to pray at night, do not ignore this prompt. Mark 13:35 mentions each night watch by name. In 1727, the Moravians in Herrnhut started a 24-7-365 prayer watch that was kept for 125 years. Download worship charts, tracks, chord charts, lead sheets, individual orchestration and other resources for Silent Night, Holy Night - II. The scripture speaks of this as well: At the fall of man, demonic spirits were able to position themselves in the second heaven, above earth. God did not put the Song of Solomon in the Bible as a biography of Solomon’s sexual life. We must read this passage, seeing ourselves as the disciples. - Psalm 99:2-3. As shown in this verse, God releases great warfare power against His enemies at night. This service probably began around 6:00pm, and “...continued till midnight.” (This covers the first and second night watch). But what I’m about to share with you transcends even just long worship nights. As people turn to Christ, the demonic spirits lose the “legal right” they once had to be in the second heaven, and they are cast to earth. 11. the cities nearby). Exodus 23:25 blessing sickness health Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Acts 12:5-10, Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant[a] prayer was offered to God for him by the church. Ruth’s story has this prophetic tier, we need to wait at the feet of Christ in the midnight hour, and we will be found by Him in a special way, and also have our requests answered. 13 Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. While you are praying, God moves in the geographic areas near you (especially if you are praying directly for your immediate area. (B), 3 May the Lord,Maker of heaven and earth,bless you from Zion.(C). 38 And coming in that instant she gave thanks to the Lord,[j] and spoke of Him to all those who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.”. Ruth was found by Boaz at midnight also. Secondly, worship depends on a right spiritual or emotional or affectional heart-grasp of God’s supreme value. Once satan, and every other demon is cast out from the second heaven, the church will operate in a fullness of the powers of the age to come. Worship Jesus ツ Today at 5:36 AM VERSE OF THE NIGHT: "Ang mga bahagya at panandaliang kapighatiang di ... naranas ko ngayon ay magbubunga ng kaligayahang walang hanggan at … He still had to wait even more until “it was dark,” before God passed through the covenant.” We often must wait on God patiently in the night hour, to have encounters with Him. Jesus had a pattern of ministering in the day, and praying in the night (and early morning 3:00am – 6:00am). My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word.”, “Behold, bless the LORD, All you servants of the LORD, Who by night stand in the house of the LORD! 18 On the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates— 19 the Kenites, the Kenezzites, the Kadmonites, 20 the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, 21 the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.”. It can lead to an amazing time of communion with the Father. This was written as a prophetic message to modern believers though. 1. Most sin goes on at night. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers … Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Now praise the LORD, all you servants of the LORD who stand in the LORD’s house at night! God gives special impartations to us at night, and it will be a lot more easy for us to fail in the trials and temptations in life, if we do not respond in obedience to seek God at night. Here are twenty encouraging Bible verses about worship. 20 Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers—they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing—and they cried, “The sword of the LORD and of Gideon!” 21 And every man stood in his place all around the camp; and the whole army ran and cried out and fled.”. Luke 2:36-38 says, “Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. Just as with Jacob, it is at night when God lets us wrestle Him for special blessings and answers. Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel;”. Many people assume Mark 13:35-37, as referring to only to Christ second coming. The evening watch was 6 - 9pm, the midnight watch is 9pm – 12am, the “rooster crow” watch is 12am – 3am, the morning watch is 3 – 6am. This verse about the man who comes at midnight and asks a friend for loaves of bread is speaking of prayer in the third watch 12am – 3am. Luke 12:37-38, “Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. As “the priesthood of all believers” we must make sure to seek God at night. The second heaven is also open for us attacking the demonic. Like a drug their spirit is addicted to it, though they do not know it. God is Trinity, and we worship him as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Praying at night is not just a nifty gimmick, it is a biblical command. Ruth 3:8-11, “Now it happened at midnight that the man [Boaz] was startled, and turned himself; and there, a woman was lying at his feet. It was only sometime in “the fourth watch” that He finished His prayer. If enough of this happens, expect to see the principalities and ruling spirits in the region fall down to earth from their position of influence in the second heaven. Whereas the modern church has services in the morning, the early church often did them in the night. Now when evening came, He was alone there. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. Just as with Gideon, by far the most effective time for spiritual warfare is at night. While Moses led the Israelites through the desert, God moved as a cloud by day, but as fire by night. Tours. Acts 16:25 Paul and Silas worship God at midnight, and God destroys the entire prison with an earthquake! Just like the disciples, we are all human, and just like them, we often value the desire of the flesh to sleep, rather than the desire of the spirit to intercede and spend time with God. Verse 2 The shepherds wondered they couldn't hide it They told ev'ryone in sight All were amazed when they heard how God came Down on the glorious night God came down on this glorious night Bridge Glorious glorious what a glorious night Glorious glorious what a glorious night Verse 3 All is calm now all is quiet A star shining in the sky 26 And He said, “Let Me go, for the day breaks.” But he said, “I will not let You go unless You bless me!” 27 So He said to him, “What is your name?” He said, “Jacob.” 28 And He said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel;[b] for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” 29 Then Jacob asked, saying, “Tell me Your name, I pray.” And He said, “Why is it that you ask about My name?” And He blessed him there. There is a special blessing when God sees us staying up to pray at night. Pray for a Thematic Flow (click image to see larger sample of our most recent worship night) It would be so easy to string a list of our favorite songs together for a big concert. The influence they gain against us at night, literally pales to the power in warfare we get against them. David here tells us that he had a habit of waking up specifically at midnight, so He could seek God in the third watch. Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. You have set your glory above the heavens. Because of our contemporary culture, we assume morning to be 6:00am -12:00pm, but it was not this way in Bible times. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”. Psalms 29:2 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness. Worship with our offerings - 1 Chronicles 16:29. People: The Word became flesh and lived among us, full of grace and truth, and we have seen his glory. “Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring … This passage is prophetic. Could you not watch with Me one hour?” this refers to the state of the modern church, not obeying God’s Holy Spirit nudges to stay up and seek Him at night. Challenge your tech team to try new things with videos, lighting, and stage design. 10. Christ knew that God released greater power for answered prayer at these times, and so you will so often find Christ praying either in the “morning” (usually the fourth watch, 3:00am-6:00am) or praying in the night. 7 Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands. 1 Thessalonians 3:10, “night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face and perfect what is lacking in your faith?”. Prayer should be huge priority in your worship night. I’ve heard it said that worship is a picture of the Gospel in motion, and it certainly was for me that night. Send the multitudes away...”, Matthew 14:23-25, “And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. There are several books that have been written on the subject, Matthew 26:40-41, ``Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What! The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Worship is a form of prayer, and in giving worship, he was thanking God. May the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth, bless you from Zion. Acts 20:7-12, “Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight. Matthew however, recognizes the prophetic tier of interpretation, letting “out of Egypt i called my son” refer to Christ, when as a child He had returned from Egypt where He had fled from pharaoh. Just as Jeremiah was called a “watchman” of God, the “watchmen” God speaks of here are not watching in a physical war, they are prayer watchmen. The fact that you can see the stars, prophetically represents the fact that the second heaven is open to earth at night. Mark 1:35, “Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.”. As we begin to war in prayer at night, the spiritual atmosphere will be cleansed from the demonic. The fire represents His warring side, and nighttime is when He will manifest this side of Himself in much greater measure. We cannot refuse to believe what God has told us, simply because we want to have comfortable interpretations, and stick only to the first tier of revelation (the plain meaning). This is the first watch where Isaac and Rebbecca (Christ and His bride) meet. Christ comes as a thief: at night. (A)2 Lift up your hands in the holy placeand praise the Lord! Those obedient to this command will be found awake (literally) by Christ at His return, and will be rewarded. 1 Chronicles 16:10-12. Matthew 14:15, “When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying ‘this is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Gideon’s army is prophetic of our warfare against satan. Its only when we take some time to seek God, that we get His special answers to prayer, and blessings. Biblical culture knew of three stages of heaven. This first layer of meaning, is the plain meaning of this passage. The opening actions should make clear that we are here to listen to God and respond in faith. Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name. Jesus here, prayed for about nine hours. This is actually revealed constantly thoughout the Bible in hidden patterns and symbolism. 16 But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.” 17 And it came to pass, when the sun went down and it was dark, that behold, there appeared a smoking oven and a burning torch that passed between those pieces. VERSE 2 Silent night holy night Shepherds quake at the sight Glories stream from heaven afar Heavenly host sing hallelujah Christ the Saviour is born Christ the Saviour is born. 6 And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison. 2 Kings 19:35, “And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel[a] of the LORD went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses—all dead.”. Words by Joseph Mohr; Music by Franz Gruber; Arr. As a result of this, far more sins are done at night, than in the day. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!”. Judges 7:19-21, “So Gideon and the hundred men who were with him came to the outpost of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just as they had posted the watch; and they blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers that were in their hands. They are usually led to pray for at least half an hour. Gideon was able to overcome the Midianites with only three hundred people. Although the sense is a little obscured by the long parenthesis which intervenes, it seems clear that St. Paul's expression of thankfulness was for his remembrance of the unfeigned faith of Timothy and Lois and Eunice (see 2Timothy 1:5). Another key verse: Luke 18:1-8, “1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, 2 saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. This is the portion of those who plunder us, And the lot of those who rob us.”. From 6:00pm till 3:00am. Genesis 15:9-21 “So He said to him, “Bring Me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old female goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.” 10 Then he brought all these to Him and cut them in two, down the middle, and placed each piece opposite the other; but he did not cut the birds in two. Seek God for an hour at night. If you get weary partways through, just cycle different spiritual activities such as reading the word for fifteen minutes, pray for a while, worship for a while. Infinte Worth. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me. This some people will already be awake because it is day in their area when Christ returns. Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville Tennessee. (At certain points in your walk with God you may feel led to do this more often and at other times less so. As in the parable of the sower, the enemy sows the tares at night. One Friday night as a Christian band was playing “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know,” it happened–for the first time, while observing everyone worshiping God, I began to sense God’s presence. Revelation 4:9-11 This is where we can often press into greater intimacy with Christ than usual. Daniel 10 speaks of the demonic "prince of Greece" and "prince of Persia." 8 I say to you, though he will not rise and give to him because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him as many as he needs.”. I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman.”. If we worship an idol of our own creation, we are not really worshiping God. Prayer at night is more powerful than prayer during daytime. And he said to him, “Put on your garment and follow me.” 9 So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. . Though the friend did not want to give the bread, because of the persistence of the man, it was given. 4 . Seeking God at night was quite important to David and the Psalmists: Psalm 1:2, “And in His law does he meditate day and night”, Psalm 22:2, “O my God, I cry in the daytime and you do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent”. Make sure to follow the leading God puts on your heart on when to spend more time praying). It is well known that Boaz represents Christ and Ruth represents the church as the bride of Christ. The intimate times in a marriage happen at night. One of the aspects of persistence is seeking God at night. A call to worship is an invitation for the congregation to turn their attention toward God. When we are persistent in seeking God at night, we are going to encounter our beloved, and greater times of intimacy. Oftentimes people are woken up at night to pray. 14 And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. Many members of the prophetic community believe that staying up to pray at night is more powerful than praying in the day. The Romans called the Fourth Watch the “morning watch” even though it was 3:00am – 6:00am. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. We are commanded to “watch!” at these times. His morning is earlier than our morning. Your watch may change as well depending on your season in God. 24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. 15 Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. Try it out sometime! 11 And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
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