Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Nightingale... Songstress of the Night...



My friend Deborah Ann Waldron Fry wrote this and it touched my heart so much that I had to share it with all of you:

The Lord gave me one word today while waking up. It was "Nightingale". A Nightingale is a small bird whose "class" name means "Old world flycatcher." (The devil is called the lord of the flies). The name "Nightingale" has been used for well over 1,000 years. It means 'Night Songstress'. Nightingales are named so because they frequently sing at night. Its song is particularly noticeable at night because few other birds are singing. Singing before dawn, during the hour before sunrise, is assumed to be important in defending the bird's territory. (The 4th watch of the night is an important time in the Bible. Jesus came to the disciples walking on water in the fourth watch) I believe that Jesus was born in the fourth watch of the night. (3 A.M. to 6 A.M.)

Be encouraged, all who find themselves up at all hours of the night and you are not sure why. I have always been a night person. Even when working daytime hours, I would find myself awake in the middle of the night. The Jews, like the Greeks and Romans, divided the night into military watches instead of hours, each watch representing the period for which sentinels or WATCHMEN remained on duty. I believe that God has many of His people up at ALL hours of the day AND night, praying and releasing His power and annointing into the atmosphere. I also believe we are in the last days and the final hours of the last days, a time of darkness and great evil upon the earth. When some are asleep, we, as watchman of the night, as children of LIGHT, are releasing the power of God into this dark world by our faith and words of life, casting down the principalities and powers and rulers of darkness! The very Presence of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, is always working in us and through us, defeating unseen enemies of ourselves, our families, and those around us. Great darkness has covered the earth,and a GREAT darkness has covered the people, but ARISE and SHINE, Beloved of God, for His Glory shall be seen upon you and MANY shall come to HIS Light! :D

Shelley wrote in his “A Defense of Poetry":
"A poet (prophet) is a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds; his listeners are as men entranced by the melody of an unseen Musician, who feel that they are moved and softened, yet know not whence or why.”


Matthew 14:25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.

Luke 2:8 And there were shepherds in the same region, lodging in the field, and keeping the night-watches over their flock,

Psalm 119:148 My eyes awake in the night watches, that I might meditate in Your word.

Psalms 63:6 When I remember You upon my bed, And meditate on You in the night-watches.


Luke 2:6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping night watches over their flocks.

Lamentations 2:19 give cries in the night, at the starting of the night-watches; let your heart be flowing out like water before the face of the Lord, lifting up your hands to him for the life of your young children who are falling down, feeble for need of food, at the top of every street.


Many times I have been awakened in the middle of the night feeling the urge to pray and I get on my knees when this happens and sometimes I prayer  walk through my house and just allow the prayers to flow out of me. I don't even question it.   We serve a mighty Father and He is the Lover of our souls.  He watches over each one of us day and night.

I hope as all of you read this you are as blessed as I am.  I hope you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!  God bless you!!! 


2 comments:

I believe in Night prayers too! Though I must admit I do not maximize all those moments when The Holy Spirit wakes me up. Thanks Kelekiai and Ann for this insight.
Have a super blessed week!

Thank you sister!!! I hope that our Father blesses you richly!!!I followed you back. God bless your sweet heart!!!! :):):)

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