Midnight Watch Word

1972401_10152673406659936_4377055364674753343_nMidnight Watch Word

Prayer is often stored up in the heavens, awaiting the appropriate time of release. The Bible describes a “fullness of time” that signals a release of pent-up prayer reaching a tipping point and being poured out upon the earth.

During the 1980s, through to the last decade, there have been many desperate calls to fasting and prayer. Many 40-day and 21-day fasts have been called for. What happened to all those prayers for revival in America? What ever became of all those dedicated hours of intercession? I will tell you what happened…they have been stored up for the right time.

Like money in the bank, the currency of intercession can follow one generation and fall on another. Many kings in David’s lineage were blessed “for the sake of David” long after David was gone. Likewise the prayers of many saints are stored up for the Last Days’ outpouring on many Nations.

The time is nearing when God shall pour out His visitation upon Nations. America is sensing a crisis…it is near. But so is the outpouring of Amazing Grace. What does Heaven wait for?

When the dove left Noah’s Ark it went looking for a place for the sole of its foot. The Spirit of God is looking over the people of God and preparing a company for the dove to land. God will have a fresh company to carry a mighty Apostolic Evangelism mantle. It will arise in the midst of trouble. “When the enemy comes in…like a flood…the Spirit of The Lord shall lift up a standard against him.” Some see the enemy coming as a flood. Others teach that the Lord’s standard arises like a flood. Either way, the heavens are about to unleash the pent-up prayers of the ages. The latter rain is upon us.

Get ready!

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  1. ” ‘When the enemy comes in…like a flood…the Spirit of The Lord shall lift up a standard against him.’ Some see the enemy coming as a flood. Others teach that the Lord’s standard arises like a flood. Either way, the heavens are about to unleash the pent-up prayers of the ages. The latter rain is upon us.”

    Perhaps it’s both that the enemy comes in “like a flood” and that “like a flood” the Spirit of The Lord shall lift up a standard against him. Just a thought. Two opposing floods meeting each other on the earth should be interesting. My money’s on The Lord’s flood to dominate the enemy’s though… Just a hunch 🙂

    Let it rain!

    • Yes, Grant. My money’s on the LORD’s Serpent. “And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did like manner with their enchantments. For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods. (Exodus 7: 10-12)

  2. Thanks Dr. Lance for confirming what I’ve been getting from the Lord in my spirit and out of the mouths of awesome men/women of God. Bless you prophet! May the Lord take higher and deeper and make you richer in Him.

    Much obliged,

  3. Lance everything I read from you is enlightening and encouraging. I have some of your teaching tapes but I hope to attend one of your in person seminars. I enjoyed you on Kim Clement. Hope to see you there again soon. You are a blessing RABBI!

  4. Lance… Incredible as always but I have to say I’m moving further and further away from the burden of fasting and praying here on earth as a “son of man” actually creating a critical mass of demand so that God, the Creator of All Things, gets off His Throne and walks over to the wall in front of Jesus, Michael, the 12 elders and all those flying things with eyes flying around the throne room to flip a switch as He nods his head and says like Popeye, “I’ve stands all I can stands, I can’t stands no more…” I think this is the left over philosophy of Judaism that has been so much a part of Christianity for too long. I believe that when Jesus said, “The things I do, you shall do also,” He was not identifying with anything in the Godhead, but was instead trying to awaken us to the full potential of God inside of us or as Paul said, “It is no longer I that live but Christ that lives within me.” The key is not the prayer and fasting compilation creating a tipping of the scale. It is an abundance of relationship which is what Jesus really meant in John 10:9/10 …”and have it more abundantly” which also has taken on – in my opinion – entirely the wrong meaning. His idea of abundance was Him pouring through us so that we became His hands and feet as I believe He intended as instructed in Mark 16… “And these signs shall follow them that believe…” Notice that He finished that timely statement with “and they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.” He didn’t say, “They shall pray and fast until an abundance of power is assimilated in the throne room thereby moving the Father of All Creation off His throne to answer thy prayers…” I believe it’s about a true relationship so that “We don’t do anything or say anything we don’t first see the Father do/say”, whereby He pours through us so that our primary task is simply to rest in Him. As John G. Lake did in closing down all the hospitals in the Seattle area, we are to disappear in Him as we simply “lay hands on the sick and they recover.”

    To that end… I am just now discovering what I believe to be my key to enacting the Gospel. I am so tired of Sunday Christianity and feel good messages and emotion. We’ve all been given a measure of faith. We require only faith the size of a mustard seed. Jesus was moved by compassion much more than He was moved by the subject’s faith – though He certainly was impressed with the faith of a few. But I would argue that He was impressed with that because they understood the nature of the relationship and the potential for benefits thereof.

    Jesus to you.

    • I really like what you said. It connected with my spirit. I feel the same way being so tired of Sunday sweet feel good messages with visual gimmicks and just being a pew sitter. I feel God is raising up an army of people just like this in these last days & will equip them to do His will.

    • Amen to you … Jesus to you … !!! I did much fasting in the 90’s…I am rdy for the harvest of that season and we are upon it now.. MORE and MORE of HIM and less of us …. !!!! JESUS MOVE IN and we move out … IN HIM, THROUGH HIM, FOR HIM, WITH HIM and bcuz of HIM, Jn.10:10~ “I have COME that they may HAVE LIFE, and that they may HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY… Jn.14:12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who BELIEVES IN ME, the WORKS THAT I DO he WILL DO ALSO; and GREATER WORKS than these HE WILL DO becuz I go to MY Father. Eph.1:19 and what is the Exceeding Greatness of HIS POWER Toward US who BELIEVE, according to the Mighty Working OF HIS POWER”…Agreed, FAITH as small as a mustard seed, Is ALL we need.. We got it … walk yea in it …… !!

    • Tim,
      Your comment is right on and articulated what I have been thinking, feeling, and saying for many years now. I also believe that Lance was saying the same thing.

      In addition, as Jesus said I only do what I see my Father do and I only say what I hear my Father say, so it should be with us. How do we know what the Father is doing and saying?
      Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (‭John‬ ‭16‬:‭13‬ KJV)
      Be blessed all!!!

  5. Whether the fullness is coming from prayer and fasting or from the signs and wonders that we are doing for the glory of God, I am ready for God to bring it.
    Praying and fasting draw us closer to HIM so we are more prepared to go show the world in a tangible way what the ‘manifestation of the sons/daughters of God’ looks like!
    “I give myself away so you can use me.” I am the sacrifice laying on the altar of Jehovah Esh Oklah, the Consuming Fire.

  6. Excellent post, Lance … I hear Isa 56:1-8 as I read it. The fullness of time will pour forth all the fullness of the answer to the prayers of all the saints, incl the prophets of old who saw this day. This is indeed the day that the Lord has made, and those who see Him will see the Fruit we are called to bring forth AS we become the fulfillment, co-laboring with the Spirit of Grace in the restoration of all things, bringing it forth as the reward of His suffering … a people prepared for Himself.
    In this, let us continue to preserve justice and do righteousness AS His Salvation and His Righteousness come forth upon every place where the soles of our feet tread … preparing a place for His Feet to land in us … and through us.

  7. Well said!

    We have the fullness of Christ in us. As He said on the Cross “it is finished”. It is all given to us and resides in our spirit when we receive God’s spirit.

    It is up to us to unlock it and release God’s provision in every circumstance.

    We no longer need to bombard the heavens for provision, that has already been given to us, we just need to unlock it and release it on earth from our heart as it is already there. Our heart is now the bank. The fullness of God and His love is in our heart. As believers we need to release that Love and allow it to manifest in our world as the Lord directs us.

    Striving to receive through our efforts or even through our faith brings us back under the law.

  8. Jeremiah 23 vs 5″ Behold the days come saith the Lord that I will raise from the house of David a righteous Branch and a King shall ring and prosper and shall execute judgement and justice in the earth. ”

    This is what the prayers have been saved up for and I would suspect all the prayers in tongues where we pray for what we don’t know to ask for but the spirit does. . The time of the bridegroom that was in the old testament like during David’s time is going o come again. The earth needs to be prepared for his coming. Read about it on http://www.theshulamitespeaks.com. This is the beginning of the righteous branch being raised up from the house of David. Of course the Shulamite was from the house of David and that is why God is returning her to be looked upon for the level of righteousness and spotlessness presence we have yet to attain. It is about all that we need to do on the small harp listed in Ps 45, 60, 80, 90 listed in the instructions, The Shoshonnim, which means lilly in hebrew which wiill be our protection from the fires that are coming here in America. Is 35, he will raise up the Solidtary place where the desert flower will bloom. Blessing and Beauty to you from : Paula Mary, The Shulamite Bride returned.

  9. I tend to be on the side of the Lord rising up like a flood. And more so, like a hailstorm, destructive wind, like a driving rain and a flooding downpour. Isaiah 28:21 says that the Lord will rise as he did at Mt. Perazim. At Mt. Perazim (2 Sam. 5:17-25), David said, “As waters break out, the Lord has broken out against my enemies before me.” The Philistines left so fast, they abandoned their idols there! The prayer I have been storing up is, “Lord, make justice the measuring line and make righteousness the plumb line. Sweep away the lies (idols/false gods) that people have taken refuge in, and cancel their covenants with death. (Isa. 28:17-18). Indeed, let it rain!!!

  10. “What happened to all those prayers?” Not all of them were stored up. By God, some have played their way out. I’m living proof: a little-known saint who is a walking, talking, miracle working, naturally supernatural revivalist in America. Me and thousands of my friends – look around you. Somebody prayed us in and God paid out on those prayers! I wouldn’t be who God says I am if someone hadn’t prayed for this army to rise up!

  11. What is the Biblical reference we can use to back up the theology of “stored up” prayer. Likewise, does the person with more people praying for them have a better chance of receiving, healing for example, than the one who does not have the resource of many people to request prayer from? So curiose about this thought lately ?

    • “When He had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.” – Rev. 5:8

    • Revelation 8:3-5 NASB

      “Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer; and much incense was given to him, so that he might add it to the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand. Then the angel took the censer and filled it with the fire of the altar, and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake.” – Rev 8:3-5

  12. So yeah! super word from God dude!
    yeah! that whole dove thing sounds pretty cool! The Holy Ghost /dove thing. The things that the angels desire to look into. Yeah! I’m betting against all odds and putting my money on the dove! Yep! and that enemy flood aint no joke! But the incredible thing is this! The Holy Ghost causes the earth to open up and swallow up the flood that the dragon/devil casts out of his mouth. Revelation12:16

    So the incredible thing about it all, is that the scary words that come out of the dragon/antichrist/devil people, have no impact on the children of God that overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony. Because the words of God are coming out of their mouth is Jesus impacting the earth with the sword of His mouth, to such a degree that, in the spiritual sense, it’s like, the earth that helps the woman and swallows up the flood, is the same scenario that happened with Moses and the rebellious ones when Moses came down from the mountain and bailed on the commandments, then drew a line in the sand saying, hey if you wanna live come on this side of the line with me and you will live, Or if you wanna die, just stay on the other side of the line and the ground will eat you up! swallow you whole!

    So as God leads us into safety in Him with His way groovy dove/Holy Ghost calling the shots for us, helping us to win this thing. Wherever it is that we draw the line, on the opposite side of that line is where the enemies of the Lord will go bye bye. Do ya follow?

    Man that so reminds me of that song Walk The Line, actually I think it was a movie too.

  13. This is a Time of Awakening ! If America declare a National Day of Prayer , can we also do it AS ONE , A NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING FOR 21 days , every church at the same time , with people signing up as a team 24/7 ! Praying for Revival of America and the whole world , and to open the eyes of All Muslims , and other believers of other god . That they will see JESUS IS THE TRUTH, THE LIFE AND THE ONLY WAY FOR SALVATION ! SHALOM !

  14. Oh dear another prophet telling us to wait. Church, we have everything within us! What are we waiting for? The answers lie in the fullness of the Godhead being out worked through us. He has all the solutions to the rising evil in this world if only we would enact those solutions. It’s God who is waiting! Waiting for us to be the co heirs he called us to be, for us to be about the Fathers business. Rise up! Be the change!!

  15. We start our 21 day fast on Monday. Our church always does a 21 day fast in September in preparation for the Jewish festivals and the day of atonement. I liked this word from Lance because we don’t always see fruit in our prayers and fasting but prayers are always answered. I also heard a comment this week from someone who decided not to fast this year because they don’t see any fruit from their efforts. Well, today as we took communion as a body, I was reminded that we are the body of Christ-one body. so whatever I do effects you. I can’t ingest poison and think it wont affect my limbs. It affects every area of my life. the same applies to being a member of the Body; what I do effects others. As a Christian, I take communion and I enter into covenant with my brothers and sisters all over the world. When I fast, I am not just fasting for me but for you. You may experience breakthrough this fasting season and I will celebrate because you are a part of me. My prayers are always answered and there is always fruit from my efforts because I am part of something bigger than myself. I am a part of the body of Christ. We live in community if we realize it or not. As Americans we have an independent spirit and that is not necessarily the way God created us to be. He thinks regarding nations and within communities. So this fast, I am fasting for you and your breakthrough. You fast for mine. and in the process we will slay the flesh and gain a greater perspective of what it means to be a part of the Body of Christ.

  16. Prayer is often stored up in the heavens, awaiting the appropriate time of release.

    I love this. Thank you. Encouraged me to stay faithful. I have experienced this so many times. I have prayed for years faithfully and nothing. It felt like the windows of heaven were shut closed or the enemy prevailed for some reason. Then BAM!!! God comes in like a flood with a higher standard. One incident I prayed for 3 yeas then just stopped. Nearly 2 years later BAM!! God walks in with a provision that took down a Tyrannical group in seconds and 96 families were set free..

  17. I have hoped for years that Paul’s prayers for the Ephesians would tunnel through to our time. After that amazing request that they might be rooted and grounded in love… (Ephesians 3:17, which by the way, we all ought to be praying for “all the saints”, Ephesians 6:18), they heard the report that they had left their first love (Revelation 2:4). But Paul had appended to his prayer the confident note that “God is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think”. The dove of God’s Spirit wants to abide among those who distinguish clearly between the spiritual and the material, who have assimilated the words of Jesus, “do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul”. Physical attacks cannot hurt us. So our expectation is the same that the disciples heard from Jesus at the last supper, “If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.” (John 15:20)

  18. With answered prayer it is both ways. The prayers are answered fairly immediate, often the prayer of faith, and the prayer that takes diligent carving into.
    I see immediate answers to prayer everyday, all day long. However, there are those answers that have lingered.
    In the last two months, even these that have lingered for years, I have begun to see a mighty turn. I believe because I personally have consecrated myself to a more intense time of prayer. Fasting has helped me become aware of and sensitive to what God is doing in these situations.