“Madame Day holds classes every morning, Professor Night lectures each evening” (Psalms 19:2, MSG)
The night season is one of the most precious seasons in the life of the believer and should not be taken for granted at all. Scripture has made it clear that many spiritual activities occur in the night. For this reason, the people of the dark world do not sleep at night but spend peak hours projecting things into the day. Thus, for a believer to waste their night hours is pathetic. The knowledge and instruction needed to make every day fulfilled is given at night.
“Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge”. (Psalms 19:2, NIV). This implies that throughout the cycle of night and day, there is something important to be acquired in each season. The essence of the night season is to acquire knowledge that would propel one’s daily activities. This does not mean sleep is not necessary. However, even in sleep, one must accomplish something in the spirit. Putting the average number of hours required for sleep, as proposed by scientists, into a more meaningful perspective, six hours of sleep every day of the week, equals sleeping an average of three months of the year away. Thus, imagine how much of your life will be wasted if you do not know how to make value in sleep.
The night season is a time to observe the night watches and to receive the signals of the Spirit to make you reign in all your endeavours. Men who rule are those who take advantage of their night seasons. One man who took advantage of the night seasons most was Jesus. Scripture affirms, “And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (Mark 1:35) While many men were sleeping, Jesus took advantage of the night. No wonder during the day, he accomplished so much more.
Scripture recounts in Matthew 13:25 that an enemy sowed tares in the farm of a good man because he did not watch at night. “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way” (Matthew 13:25). If you do not take advantage of the night seasons, an enemy will destroy the works of your hands. Proverbs 6:10-11 says that “Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.” Sleep is essential. However, the love of sleep is dangerous. That is to say, any man who loves sleep will be poor. Proverbs 20:13 reads “Love not sleep lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread”.
Beloved, spend the night observing the night watches and receiving instructions for life. Even if you sleep, make sure you make value in your sleep by way of your dreams. Do not sleep through all the hours of the night. Engage prayer, engage the word and put your night season to good use. Shalom!