What are the watches of the Lord? Watches are time intervals designated for prayer during the night season from 6:00 p.m. on. Watches are very crucial in the times of spiritual warfare (Luke 21:36). Have you ever tried to sleep or was always agitated during a certain time of the night, but just couldn’t figure out why? This is probably because God is calling you to pray and intercede during that time. There are original watches in the Old Testament that started back since the beginning of time:
Beginning Watch – Lamentations 2:19
Middle Watch – Judges 7:19
Morning Watch – Exodus 14:24; 1 Samuel 11:1
Back in those times, it was pretty easy to shake up spiritual darkness and go into an area of deep prayer. Being faithful in your prayer life is vital to stomping on the enemy and plucking out every seed that your enemies have planted for you. There are certain times of the night and the season when demonic activity is at it’s peak. Why do you think that so much crime happens at night?
Watches Of The New Testament
First Watch – 6:00 p.m.-9:00p.m. The sun usually sets during 6 pm. During this time is when Jesus healed many sick people (Mark 1:32; Luke 4:40). This watch is usually for those that have a strong apostolic calling and anointing to break strongholds and walls. This watch is for seasoned Christians who are determined and will do mighty things with boldness in the Lord!
Second Watch – 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. This watch is for seasoned intercessors only who are able to set forth the the ground before the midnight hour. During this watch is when intercessors are able to shake up and open things in the spiritual realm before the enemy gets ready to wreck havoc
Third Watch – 12:00a.m. – 3:00 a.m. (The Witching Hour) This watch is the darkest and most demonic part of of the night…esp at midnight. Witches, warlocks, and satanists have fun and start their incantations during this part of the night. This watch is called for seasoned, strong and willing intercessors! You must NOT be afraid of witchcraft during this watch, or at ALL! This prayer watch is not for those who are not seasoned enough in the Lord to pray about demonic infantry, witchcraft, devil worship, or any evil entity. Beginning intercessors are urged to NOT go on this watch if they don’t know what they are doing. The Lord has given us dominion and authority over all things, and we have a right to trample upon scorpions and lions, and tigers and bears! This watch is geared for those who already know how to use their spiritual armor and warfare like never before.
Fourth Watch – 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m. (Morning Commanders) Matthew 24:43 says:”But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.” This is is a disciplined prayer watch for those who have the power and training to wake up early in the morning and set the atmosphere. Jesus actually walked on water during this watch (Matthew 14:25-33).
This watch is gaining territory, setting the spirit of prosperity and wealth, diminishing the devil from hijacking blessings and favour.This prayer watch sets our day “before it begins”. This is a powerful watch to be on when commanding the morning and setting things in place before the devil and his imps have a chance to ruin it. Plane crashes, car crashes, deaths, job loss, and any other act of the devil can be stopped during this watch when intercessors obey the voice of the Lord and saturate the day with powerful prayers. Read Isaiah 21:56. We are all called to a place in the Lord that we have been assigned. I have to admit, this season has been very rough for me, and I slacked in my prayer life. This is not the season to do this. The devil wants nothing more for us to slack and become lazy and passive so that he can attempt steal the our day so we can miss the glory of God. Ask God which watch should you be on.
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