Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fourth Watch

A few weeks ago Andrew wrote to us about struggling for awhile and then the success comes at the end, and I've noticed the same thing in quite a few areas of my life so here's a clip from his email:

"After some hours of tracting without success, many times "4th watch" happens.
I mentioned to Elder Lamb one day that we had experienced a strange phenomenon a number of times. After unsuccessful tracting for a few hours, right before we went in we would get into a door. Thinking that Elder Lamb would be either shocked or chuckle and say it was all coincidence, what was more to my surprise when he stated quite casually that it was no more than "4th watch." He then related the story of the Savior coming to the apostles on the water in the 4th watch of the night, to save them from the storm. At times on the mission, he explained, we must work and work and work, utilizing all of our faith, before the success appears- which comes in the 4th watch. Strange, but I've seen it happen over and over. "

So I guess the bottom line is keep your good work until you find your success. I just hope I'm not banging my head against a wall hoping something will happen. My curiosity was pricked wondering when the 4th watch time table is so I looked it up on line:

[3 AM - 6 AM]

1. THIS IS A SPECIAL TIME FOR DIVINE JUDGMENTS. This is the last watch of the night.

This fourth watch is always important because this is the last lap of the night race: this was when Israel was released from Egypt. This watch is the time that those satanic agents who went out to perform their activities are returning back to their bases. This is the time the devil and his cohorts are running back ‘home’ so that they are not caught. This is the time to release judgment on the wicked, who remain stiff-necked after many warnings and rebukes in line with Prov. 29:1. This is the time every enemy chariot would have their wheels removed (Exo. 14:24-28) and all their plans, programmes and policies would fail. This is the period to release the manifestation of the full intensity of the dayspring shaking out the wicked (Job 38:12, 13 cf. Isa. 17:14 – Proclaiming before morning).

Anyway if you are curious this is the website:

The article goes on to say this is when Christ was released from the tomb and other very interesting things.
So are we in the 4th watch of the world time span and this is the last time to do missionary work? Well California is sure heating up on some serious issues this year. Should be an interesting election.

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