NIGHT WATCH - PRAYER WATCH By Rev. Melwyn M.
ISA.21:11 – ‘ Watchman, what of the night?’ EXO. 12:42 – ‘Because the Lord kept vigil [watch]. PSALMS 63:6 – ‘I meditate on you in the night watches.’ EZK. 33:7 – ‘I have made you a watchman. EPH. 6:18 – We are commanded to be ‘watchful.’ MATT. 26:41 – ‘Watch and Pray..’ 1 THES. 5:6 – ‘But let us watch and be sober.’ 1PET. 5:8 – ‘Be sober, be watchful.’
1st WATCH [ 6PM-9PM] Period of Passover or supper time
2nd WATCH [9PM-12PM] Period to pray for strength against all trials.
ACTS 23:23-24 :Third Hour [9 PM] LUKE 22: 31-32 :After Passover [6-9pm], Luke 22:14.15 MATT. 26: 36-46 :Praying For God’s Grace[9-12 pm]
3rd WATCH [ 12PM- 3PM] Period of Divine judgments[ Spiritual Decisions] both good and evil.
Mid-Night Gate. EXO.11: 4-6 : Lord waited till midnight. [Destroying angels released] EXO. 12:29 : Angel slays. [Also see 2Kings 19:35] JUDGES16:3 : Samson took decision [Release from prison] [Also see ACTS 16:25,26] 1KINGS 3:20 : Evil transaction [Also see Job 34:20] MATT.25:6 : Bridegroom comes.[ Also see Ruth 3:1-10, Boaz notices Ruth] PSALMS 119:62: David gave thanks for Gods judgments.
Period of keeping our lamps burning.[ Acts 20: 7,8,11] Period for emergency provision to be released. [Luke 11:5-13]
4th WATCH [3PM- 6PM] ALSO CALLED MORNING WATCH OR MIDDLE WATCH. Period for spirit activities on earth.
MATT.6:48 : Jesus walks on water. [A time for miracles] MATT.14:24-25 : Delivers disciples out of storm. PROV.29:1 ; A time of sudden judgment exercised.[ Unknown deaths in hospitals] JOB 4: 12-16 ; A time of dreams and visitation. EXO.14:24-28 : A time of enemy paralyzing and deliverance of Gods people. JOB 38:12-13 ; A time for shaking of the wicked. [Isa. 17:14] MATT.28:1-2 : A time for resurrection power.[For problems to be rolled out]
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