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How Long Is The Night?

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How Long Is The Night?

Nights seem shorter during the summer months, and a lot longer during the winter.

John 11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day?

Without getting too scientific, even at the geographical poles, where the earth’s rotation isn’t a factor, there is a six months night and a six months day.

And according to Yahoo, even “at the equinoxes, when the sun is exactly perpendicular to the equator, everywhere on earth, there is a day somewhere that has exactly 12 hours and a night of 12 hours.”

So… How Long Has The Been For Night For You?



In The Garden At Night

It was in the Garden of Gethsemane at night, that Jesus was forced to face his greatest battle. It was also a time when his own disciples slept. There was no one to help him during His night season.

The Night Jesus Was In The Tomb.

It was a very long night for the believers of Jesus, when they knew his body lay encased in a tomb. Their hopes were dashed. Their future dreams all dissolved before their eyes.


Peter’s Night After The Denial

How long was the night for Peter? He lived all night with the haunting reality of his denial of the Lord.

The Ten Virgins

For the ten virgins, the night was long enough to make them all fall asleep from weariness and exhaustion.

Daniel’s Night In The Lions Den

How long was the night for Daniel as he listened to the lions snore next to him? No one had ever survived an ordeal like this before! Would he?

paul_shipwreck_by_tazi_san-d38hbzyPaul’s Night Floating In The Mediterranean Sea

Paul said he spent all night floating in the open sea after his shipwreck. Sometimes, there is no rest all night long. Night seems to be a time in which men fight for survival.

The Night Of The First Passover

How could they sleep knowing that death lurked outside in the darkness? The blood of the lamb was their only defense! They had to keep their shoes on. In spite of the judgment that fell on the unbelievers, Deliverance came for them the same night.

Night Has Often Been A Time For Coming To Grips With Our Greatest Fears.

  • For some, it’s a time of loneliness.
  • Maybe, it could also be a time for tears.
  • For others, it’s in the night that fear reigns supreme.
  • Nightmares happen in the night.
  • Sounds are heard at night that no one seems to notice during the day.
  • Storms of devastation seem to come at night.

Nights Are Horrible For Anyone That Is Away From God.

  • It seems that the death angel comes more often at night.
  • Sick people gain hope, if they can just make it through the night.

We all have nights, and for most of our lives think nothing of them. There are times however, when situations and circumstances look bleak, and despair seems to show it’s ugly face.

  • Fear grips our hearts.
  • Our mind tells us how hopeless our situation is.


Your Night Of Trial And Testing!

I’m Sure It’s Painful! How Often We All Desire To Spare Those We Love From Their Night Terrors!

  • stock-footage-full-moon-behind-clouds-at-nightOnly God has the answer!
  • Only God knows how much longer your night will last.
  • Only God knows how much you will have to bear.
  • Only God knows how He plans to be glorified by your trial of faith.
  • Only God knows where you are ‘at.’
  • Only God knows why you have been chosen to bear your load.
  • Only God knows why you had to hear the doctor’s bad report.
  • Only God knows why you suffered such loss.


But, There Is One Thing He Wants You To Know!

 Psa 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.

I Am Praying For You, That Your ‘Night’ Not Last Much Longer!

For The Church Of Jesus Christ

This is a dark time. It is an hour of spiritual wickedness and the prince of darkness is having his last fling. This truly is the midnight hour.

  • But, Be Of Good Cheer. The Morning Cometh!
  • Jesus Is Coming Soon. The Night Is Almost Over!
  • Are You Ready For A New Day?


Are You Ready For The Morning?

Written by Martyn Ballestero

December 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm

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  1. This night has been so long and so dark. I really am ready for morning! Thank you for praying!

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    December 3, 2012 at 11:08 pm

  2. Thank you for reminding us that joy comes in the morning! I’m reminded of a song our parents would sing, “You can have a song in your heart in the night, after every mile, after every trial. Anyone can sing when the sun is shining bright. But you need a song in your heart at night.”


    December 4, 2012 at 12:38 am

  3. I needed this one… Today!


    December 4, 2012 at 7:16 am

  4. Thank you Bishop for reminding us again that Jesus is coming. . . “as a thief in the night.” Love your blogs!

    Brian Enochs

    December 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm

  5. The night I read this post I wept. I intended to print it and send it to my husband to read as he was very low in spirit over the long night. Before I got it printed, in fact before the week was over, my husband was released and is now safely home with us! The night is over, morning has come! Thank you so much for your prayers!

    Crystal Smith (Morris)

    December 13, 2012 at 12:31 am

  6. Our morning is coming, in Jesus name. I’ve learned much in this night, things that will carry me through this life. I’m so thankful for the promise Jesus gave me. He is now doing it. One thing I want others to know, in the darkest hour of your night, He is there. Hold on to Him, and you will not fall. If He gave you a promise, He will bring it to pass. Hold on through the storm, and the night. Pray like never before, and seek Him. He WILL carry you through. I know because I have been through a storm so violent, a night so dark, yet He spoke to me. He gave me a promise. He taught me so much. And He is bringing His promise about. He works even when we don’t see. Jesus is faithful. Thank you Brother, for your blogs, and all you do. God bless you.


    June 9, 2014 at 1:56 pm

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