WATCHMEN IN THE NIGHT

Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD (Psalm 134:1).

Intercessors are needed to serve as night watchmen in the house of the Lord. You can be one of them. The work of God flies on the wings of intercession. Where you have many people who are committed to praying day and night for the work of the Lord, the work moves by leaps and bounds. Where there are no intercessors, the work drags and suffers great setbacks no matter what else is done. In the early church, they prayed, and prayed and prayed and prayed. They prayed by the watch hours (Acts 3:1).

They prayed as an apostolic band (Acts 4:23–31). They prayed and buildings shook (Acts 4:31). They prayed and the earth quaked (Acts 16:25–26). They prayed and prison doors flung open (Acts 12:1–11). They prayed with fasting (Acts 13:1-3). They prayed continuously without ceasing (Acts 6:4). They prayed until something happened (Acts 12:5). They prayed and changed the world (Act 17:6). The greatest need of the church today is for men and women who will stand by night in the house of God, lifting up holy hands that the glory of God will descend upon Zion. Are you one of them? May the Holy Spirit stir your heart.

You are not to fold your hands watching your church struggling against the forces of hell. You are not to join the band of those criticizing everything about the church, from the pastor, to the choir, to the ushers. You are not to be amongst those castigating your pastor or your spiritual leader.

You are to be in the band of Aaron and Hur, lifting up the hands of Moses in prayer and intercession (Exodus 17). May you hear the voice of the Lord. May you respond to His call. May you make a difference in your time.

For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him (Isaiah 64:4).

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY
LUKE 2:21–40
FOR FURTHER STUDIES
EXODUS 17

PRAYER POINTS

  1. Give thanks to God because He answers prayers today.
  2. Pray that God will use you in the place of intercession, to make a
    difference in your church, to make a difference in the world.
  3. Pray that God may raise faithful intercessors from your church.
  4. Pray for your spiritual leader

Confession for Today:  The spirit of Grace and Supplication is upon my life to prevail in the place of prayer.

Nations’ Watch: Pray for Luxembourg

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