We must also seek Him at night. Many of them don’t know that this is because there is no one else watching in prayer at that time, and God needs them to pray, so He can release angels to do His work at night. Jesus here, prayed for about nine hours. “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” the meaning of this is obvious. Exodus 20:8-11 - Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Secondly, worship depends on a right spiritual or emotional or affectional heart-grasp of God’s supreme value. David here tells us that he had a habit of waking up specifically at midnight, so He could seek God in the third watch. Share scripture verses and words of encouragement to those who attend a worship night at church. For you have shown more kindness at the end than at the beginning, in that you did not go after young men, whether poor or rich. This is because demons are able to saturate the spiritual atmosphere above a region at night, unless it has God’s covering. Infinte Worth. It was only sometime in “the fourth watch” that He finished His prayer. This shows how when coming to God in the third watch and being persistent, He has special blessings and answers to prayer ready for us, which He would not otherwise give. 11 And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away. God is Trinity, and we worship him as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Those who are sleeping, because they are not tuned into Christ’s voice, or are disobedient, it will be a huge loss. Also, notice it does not say “day and night” it says “night and day.” In this unusual structure prayer in the night is put before prayer in the day, whereas the usual phrase would be “day and night.” This goes to show the significance night watch prayer had in Anna’s life. If you feel prompted to pray at night, do not ignore this prompt. You who make mention of the LORD, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”. We will see this happen quite soon as it is the end times. 24 Then Jacob was left alone; and a Man wrestled with him until the breaking of day. We need to adjust to his timing, not try to get him to adjust to ours. Thus in Job 35: Luke 11:5-8, “5 And He said to them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 for a friend of mine has come to me on his journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7 and he will answer from within and say, ‘Do not trouble me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give to you’? 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ 4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’” 6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 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. God is the VIP in our lives. 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. This spiritually represents the fact that the second heaven is open to earth, and the devil has this window of time to sow wickedness and evil, before demonic influence becomes much less powerful. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”. 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. 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. 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. 4 Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. 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.”. As in the parable of the sower, the enemy sows the tares at night. 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. Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name. 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. We must read this passage, seeing ourselves as the disciples. Try praying at night when you need a breakthrough in your walk with God. As “the priesthood of all believers” we must make sure to seek God at night. As a result of this, far more sins are done at night, than in the day. 12 And they brought the young man in alive, and they were not a little comforted.”. (The woman seeks her beloved again at night in Song of Solomon 5:2-8). Brief prayers at night are the exact same as in the day and no more meaningful. Isaiah 17:14, “Then behold, at eventide, trouble! This service probably began around 6:00pm, and “...continued till midnight.” (This covers the first and second night watch). 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. 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. That is, unless youre looking to invoke a particular tone or focus in a service like Good Friday or Christmas. Holy is he. As we begin to war in prayer at night, the spiritual atmosphere will be cleansed from the demonic. The Romans called the Fourth Watch the “morning watch” even though it was 3:00am – 6:00am. The fire represents His warring side, and nighttime is when He will manifest this side of Himself in much greater measure. His morning is earlier than our morning. Christ asked the disciples if they could not watch with him "one hour." I have seen this subject brought up many times by members of the prophetic community. When we pray in tongues or worship God at night, power is released against the second heaven, and havoc is wreaked against the demonic. 14 And also the nation whom they serve I will judge; afterward they shall come out with great possessions. We are commanded to “watch!” at these times. The second tier of meaning though, refers to the time of Christ’s presence (Greek: Parousia). If it’s time to worship God, then we suggest using these top 11 Bible verses to use for a call to worship in your church or place of worship. Daniel 10 speaks of the demonic "prince of Greece" and "prince of Persia." 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 … A call to worship is an invitation for the congregation to turn their attention toward God. 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. This some people will already be awake because it is day in their area when Christ returns. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. That the archangel Gabriel had to fight. From 6:00pm till 3:00am. 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. 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). He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. … I’ve heard it said that worship is a picture of the Gospel in motion, and it certainly was for me that night. Lift up your hands in the holy place and praise the LORD! Most sin goes on at night. The first heaven (sky), second heaven (stars), and third heaven (domain of God). This message is also for us. 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). (At certain points in your walk with God you may feel led to do this more often and at other times less so. Ruth was found by Boaz at midnight also. 3 The watchmen who go about the city found me; I said, “ Have you seen the one I love?” 4 Scarcely had I passed by them, When I found the one I love. It started with 48 men and women who prayed in pairs for an hour at a time. Often we like to do 15 minutes, but that is not always enough to feel the breakthrough. There’s nothing like the … We see here that the tabernacle of David had 24/7 praise and worship. The sky is blue in the day, but at night you can see the stars all around. 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. 10. The purpose of worship. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. This tells us of the common early church practice of praying in the night watches. The Greek word for “coming” is “Parousia.” The actual meaning of the word is “presence.” The meaning of these passages 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 hour. VERSE 1 O holy night the stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Saviour’s birth ... we are convinced that part of our purpose is to champion passionate and genuine worship of our Lord Jesus Christ in local churches right across the globe. The opening of worship should clearly establish worship's purpose. Worship in Heaven. We need to pray in the night. God did not answer his prayers in the daytime, and the writer needed to press through in prayer at night. Also the verse “He will rule them with a rod of iron” applies to Christ first, but has prophetic interpretation to refer to the overcomers as shown in revelation chapters two and three. All rights reserved. Luke 2:36-38 says, “Now there was one, Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. Psalms 5:3 - My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct [my prayer] … - Psalm 99:2-3. The worshipers took shifts in the night as well as in the day. I will do for you all that you request, for all the people of my town know that you are a virtuous woman.”. 9 And in a window sat a certain young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep. the cities nearby). 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? Some people pray in the evening, others find a powerful time at 3-6AM. 2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, And bless the LORD.”. Isaiah 62:6-7 “I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. (A)2 Lift up your hands in the holy placeand praise the Lord! 15 Now as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age. Acts 16:25 Paul and Silas worship God at midnight, and God destroys the entire prison with an earthquake! God's identity. There will be a time when satan himself is cast to earth from the second heaven. Remain sensitive to the leading and try to pray at the times you feel the tug inside, rather than the time of personal convenience. We Worship Jesus Today at 2:40 AM Verse of the night Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. Gideon’s army is prophetic of our warfare against satan. And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’”. We must understand this when reading the scripture, morning was a more flexible time that went from about 3am – 9am. A Call to True Worship. This first layer of meaning, is the plain meaning of this passage. It can lead to an amazing time of communion with the Father. 2. The fact that you can see the stars, prophetically represents the fact that the second heaven is open to earth at night. The passages we have considered dealing with songs in the night are instructive as to certain important thematic features. Hosea says “out of Egypt I called my son,” the first tier of meaning being that God was Israel’s Father, and miraculously delivered them from pharaoh. Then he received the message that his children would be slaved for 400 years. One of the aspects of persistence is seeking God at night. As a result, in the Bible when the Bible talks of praying in the morning it does not just mean 6:00am – 12:00pm. HCSB Gospel Project Bible, Christ Ascending Design, LeatherTouch, A Simplified Harmony of the Gospels - eBook, The Gospel of Luke: The Voice Only Holman Christian Standard Audio Bible (HCSB) [Download], HCSB Ultrathin Reference Bible, Brown and Blue LeatherTouch with Magnetic Flap, Thumb-Indexed, HCSB Study Bible for Women, Personal Size Edition--linen, yellow/gray, HCSB Large-Print Ultrathin Reference Bible--soft leather-look, mint green (indexed). Eutychus falling from the third level, symbolizes when we become slack in keeping the night watch, we begin to lose warfare authority in the third heaven. 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 They are usually led to pray for at least half an hour. This is the first watch where Isaac and Rebbecca (Christ and His bride) meet. Praying at night is not just a nifty gimmick, it is a biblical command. If we worship an idol of our own creation, we are not really worshiping God. Here are twenty encouraging Bible verses about worship. God wills to be praised both day and night. Below are a few things that have helped us in planning corporate worship nights and executing them successfully. When no one is praying in an area, the devil has an easy time taking victories, where Christ has already bought the victory and we could easily claim it. It says it was the day prayers where the author wrote “you do not hear.” Sometime we cannot get an answer to prayer unless we also show our persistence by seeking God in the night like the psalmist. 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. It “puts out” the demonic “guards” that keep us trapped in bondage, and God sends supernatural grace (the angel) to help us out. Worship is a form of prayer, and in giving worship, he was thanking God. He asks us “stay up an hour,” but we dismiss it, and go to sleep. Anna was a prophetess who understood the power of the seeking God in the night watch. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”. Tours. She was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity; 37 and this woman was a widow of about eighty-four years,[i] who did not depart from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. 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.”. The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. Try it out sometime! Because of our contemporary culture, we assume morning to be 6:00am -12:00pm, but it was not this way in Bible times. Sometimes it can be better to power through for a bit longer and spend times with God for a whole hour. 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. Jesus had a pattern of ministering in the day, and praying in the night (and early morning 3:00am – 6:00am). In the parable of the sower, the time the enemy plants His tares is at night. What the Bible refers to as “morning” here, is not the same time as the ‘morning’ the contemporary world awakens at. Exodus 23:25 blessing sickness health Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. 25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.”. In 1843, the French city of Roquemaure had their church organ completely renovated. 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.”. This is the portion of those who plunder us, And the lot of those who rob us.”. This is prophetic of how demonic influence from the second heaven, becomes much more powerful at night, and people come out to sin at this time, because the darkness of their spirits are attracted to the darkness of the demonic spirits presence, this same presence which influences them to come out and sin at this time. This is where we can often press into greater intimacy with Christ than usual. 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. This is the time for freedom from prisons and bondages. 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. Those obedient to this command will be found awake (literally) by Christ at His return, and will be rewarded. The prophetic tier of meaning here is that God’s time of warfare is at night. There is a special blessing when God sees us staying up to pray at night. 24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea,[a] tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary. 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.”. Challenge your tech team to try new things with videos, lighting, and stage design. 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. 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! People: The Word became flesh and lived among us, full of grace and truth, and we have seen his glory. Let them praise your great and awesome name! 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. It is a prophetic allegory of Christ and His bride. Its really about praying God’s will, not our personal wishlist. In 1727, the Moravians in Herrnhut started a 24-7-365 prayer watch that was kept for 125 years. 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. The abomination of desolation will be fulfilled three different ways. . Demonic power and activity on earth increase greatly. I will take away sickness from among you. Like a drug their spirit is addicted to it, though they do not know it. God did not put the Song of Solomon in the Bible as a biography of Solomon’s sexual life. 14 Bible Verses About Worship The Importance Of Worship Genesis 24:26. Although we need to "pray continually" by staying in communion with God throughout each day, we should remember some blessings and communion with him is only possible by seeking him at night. 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. 11. Spiritual warfare. Your watch may change as well depending on your season in God. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~. 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