Isaiah 41: 4

“You and I can do nothing of ourselves—we are poor puny things. But let us attempt great things—for God is with us! Let us dare great things, for God will not leave us! Remember what He has done and remember, what He has done of old, He will do again. Remember David the shepherd boy. Remember well Shamgar, with his ox-goad. Forget not the jawbone of the ass, and the stone from the sling. If these worked wonders, why should not we? If little things have done great things, let us try to do great things also! You know not, you atoms, but that your destiny is sublime. Try and make it so by faith. And the least of you may be mighty through the strength of God. Oh for divine grace to trust God, and there is no telling what you can do! Worms, you are nothing, but you have eaten princes! Worms, you are nothing, but you have devoured the roots of cedars, and laid them level with the earth! Worms, you are nothing, but you have piled rocks in the deep, deep sea, and wrecked mighty navies! Worms, you have eaten through the keel of the proudest ship that ever sailed the ocean. If you have done this yourselves, what cannot we do? Your strength lies in your mouths—our strength lies in ours, too! We will use our mouths in prayer and in constant adoration, and we shall yet conquer, for God is with us, and victory is sure—”

“You trembling souls! Dismiss your fears!

Let mercy be your theme.

Mercy, which, like a river,

Flows in one continued stream.

Fear not the powers of earth and hell—

GOD will these powers restrain,

His mighty arm their rage repel,

And make their efforts vain!

Fear not the want of outward good—

He will for His provide,

Grant them supplies of daily food,

And all they need beside!

Fear not that He will ever forsake

Or leave His work undone

He’s faithful to His promises—

And faithful to His Son!

Fear not the terrors of the grave,

Or death’s tremendous sting—

He will from endless wrath preserve—

To endless glory bring!”

 (Spurgeon’s Fear Not Sermon #156)

 “Fear not, you worm Jacob, and you men of Israel; I will help you, says the LORD, and your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.”   

 

You begin this charge

“No force of evil, no power of darkness, can have any hold on you when you are wielding the power of the keys in the strength of faith and the spirit of yieldedness!”

 

 

 

 

Psalm 132: 4,5

I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

Jesus speaking:

I will not let you rest until you have given Me the place in your heart that I require of you. I will not let you sleep until you have filled your habitation (your heart) with My Word. Do not give sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids, until you have put Me in first place again. Thou cannot sleep because thine house is not filled with My Word, My soothing, peace-giving, sleep-bringing Word. I wake you in the night seasons because your lamp is running low.

 

Psalm 139:11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Psalm 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

 

 

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psalm 119:55

I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
Psalm 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches that I might meditate in thy word.
Psalm 121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Jesus speaking:

I love you so much. And I want you to remember in the times of battle that I, your Husband, never make you carry a cross which I have not already carried Myself. I am always there with you, under that same yoke, shoulder to shoulder, arm in arm, walking by your side. I wake up with you. When you can’t sleep, I am there, lying right beside you. In the midnight hours I am there. I will not sleep—I cannot sleep—when one of My Beloved watches alone in the night. I asked My disciples to be with Me in the Garden of Gethsemane, to stay awake with Me, to be by My side in My midnight hour. And I will be by your side in all your midnights, in all your trials and torments. I know you love Me and crave Me—you don’t mind so much being alone in the flesh, but I know that you cannot take being away from Me in the spirit and feeling alone in the spirit. No one can. So I wanted you to know that I will never leave you nor forsake you. I will never slumber nor sleep while you fight on. I am standing there with you—on your right side usually. That’s where I like to stand, so I can lock arms with you as a lover would. I really am there with you. And I take your infirmities. I bear your sicknesses. I place them upon Myself, so that I may comfort you with the comfort that I am given. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak. I am made all things to all men that I might by all means save some. I love you, My Love, and am always there for you.

 

 

Psalm 32:4

For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
Psalm 42:3 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
Psalm 42:8 Yet the LORD will command his loving kindness in the day time, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
Psalm 63:6 When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.
Psalm 77:6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Jesus speaking:

If I call you in the night, then it is a time to learn. The Night showeth knowledge. I communed with My first children, Adam and Eve, in the cool of the evening. I called Samuel in the night to speak with him. I myself spoke with My Father in the early mornings while it was yet dark. I spoke to many of My servants in dreams and visions upon their bed. In the night, your spirit and mind are relaxed. They have nothing else to do other than listen. They can’t help but listen because everything around them is still and quiet. I love to connect with you in the night seasons. My voice is so clear because everyone else has stopped their incessant chatter and I have a chance to be heard. I don’t like to talk to you all loud and shouting—like I sometimes have to do in the daytime. My words have to be short and to the point because there’s so much static around and other voices. But…in the night it’s all so quiet, so peaceful. I can come and really talk to you then. I can come and hold you and whisper with My still, small voice in your ear—like a lover. I can really show you some wonders of the spirit world! We can go deep; we can have a good conversation, without all the hindrances of the day. So if you find that you cannot sleep, or that I have called to you in the night, then know that I have something to say. Or maybe I just couldn’t get to really talk with you in the day like I wanted to, so I woke you from your slumber to express My love for you.

 

Psalm 19:2

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge
Psalm 22:2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Jesus speaking:

The night shall always pass. The heavy eyes, the exhaustion, the tormenting ailments, will all pass away in their time. I don’t allow afflictions without a cause; I don’t throw these things around randomly. There is a purpose in everything. In EVERYTHING, there is a purpose. Isn’t that wonderful? If you can truly believe that, then you will begin to see all battles from a different perspective. “They have a purpose; they were sent,” you will say, “I’m supposed to learn something.” Even when you don’t seem to have learned anything, you’ve still learnt something. Deep inside you’ve gained something. You’re a bit beaten up and washed out, but you’re also a more hardened soldier. You’ve gained grit, more endurance, and experience. You took it on the chin and are back up again! You’re being proven. Your mettle is being honed and tempered. Some fights are just that—proving melees. Every soldier has to be kept on his toes, else he become corpulent and lazy. So I keep you on your toes in many ways, My dear soldier. Even if it means rising from your cot in the midnight watches to face a duel outside your tent. The air is cool and sharp. The only light you have is the moon as it casts its deep shadows over the great field. It’s only you and your counterpart. You are all alone in the vast expanse of night…These night seasons teach you something you can never learn in the daytime. There’s a certain spirit about night. Your Father David talked about this. The quietness, the stillness, there’s so much the night can teach you, if you’ll listen…

 

 

Psalm 4:8

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
Psalm 6:6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
Psalm 16:7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
Psalm 17:3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Jesus speaking:

I use these tests of the flesh to teach you so many different things. There’s usually a main focus, a particular area of your life that I zero in on in every battle. But all throughout the experience there are also other things that I am hoping you’ll learn along the way. Like how to be praiseful no matter how bad you feel. Purpose in your heart that you will not allow your mouth to transgress by murmuring or doubting, even if I deprive you of your sleep when My Word says that I give My Beloved rest.  Even if it seems that I have not fulfilled My promise, you still don’t doubt and murmur.  Sometimes I don’t fulfill what My Word says because I am trying to get somewhere with you. And if I did fulfill the promise, it would be like rescuing you prematurely. But in the end, I always do fulfill what I’ve said. Once you’ve gone through the fire and have learned what I’ve wanted you to, then I can give you the rest you are claiming. But you see, it’s not all about getting to the end of the battle! Battles are tests, and in tests you’re supposed to show how much you’ve learned. And if you’re lacking in some area, then I’ll bring you back there until you grasp it. So when you pray, you shouldn’t pray to be delivered—you should pray, “Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”