Paul Revere’s Ride
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 – 1882
Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere,
On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five:
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
. . . . .
For, borne on the night-wind of the Past,
Through all our history, to the last,
In the hour of darkness and peril and need,
The people will waken and listen to hear
The hurrying hoof-beats of that steed,
And the midnight message of Paul Revere.
I woke up this morning hearing the first stanza of this poem.
I went to sleep on April 18, 2019 not even aware of the date or its relationship to this historic event. The Battle of Lexington and Concord was fought on April 19, 1775.
This was the beginning of the American Revolutionary War that was 244 years ago when the Colonists took on the greatest military power of their day.
I sat and listened for The LORD to explain:
“My child, I AM calling My people to awaken and hear My Voice. The perils of this age are dark indeed.
Too many consider that they fulfill their duty by going to congregational meetings on Easter (Resurrection Day) and Christmas. They have been told that I will take care of everything since I said, “It is Finished!”
Assuredly, My work is finished, but My people who are called by My name have a work to do.
The end-time harvest is ripening in the fields of the world and it is time to get serious about My business.
I equip My children for the work I call them too, but you must come into the fields and do the work. It is our grand and glorious work that we do together.
The enemy is in the camp. He has posted his agents of evil in every house (church building). Like the fearsome British Army, these minions of darkness are hardened troops.
But unlike the British, the foes you face today are adept in the dark arts of witchcraft.
I have given you mighty weapons. They are spiritual and mightier than what the dark ones use, but you must use them. My people were not called to be pew-sitters. They are warriors of the Kingdom of Light.
I send the call out today! The Revolution of the Kingdom of Light has come.
The battles are engaging in earnest. No longer can you sit in your cubby-holes and hope someone else is praying.
Come out into the Light! Wake up! Take up arms!
The message today is, “The LORD is coming! The LORD is coming! Make ready! H E is on the move! HE is calling! It is time to rise up as HE rises up in you!””
I find it important to note that it is Passover and Good Friday here in the USA where I live.
Israel heeded the call to obey the Word of the LORD and walked away from the greatest military power of their day.
I looked up the date on the Jewish calendar and Paul Revere’s ride and the battle all happened during the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
Take this information to the LORD and HE will show you deeper revelation of what HE is doing in your lives and in the Body of Christ at large.
I pray that you will hear HIS call and rise up and do the work HE has commissioned you to do.
May HIS peace rest upon you and your home.
May HIS presence surround you wherever you roam.
May the gentle rains of HIS mercy and grace
Continually kiss the cheeks of your face.
Numbers 10:35; 1 Samuel 15:25; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Isaiah 60:2; Daniel 2:22; Matthew 9:38 ; Luke 10:2; John 19:30; Romans 13:11; 1 Corinthians 14:18; 15:34; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Galatians 2:3-5; Ephesians 5:14; 6:10-18.
~ Mary B. Dovie
“In God We Trust”
“Let God Arise & Let His enemies be scattered!”
Mary B. Dovie is an ordained minister of the Gospel under the covering of Joy Christian Church and Gideon Christian Fellowship in New Orleans, Louisiana. She operates under a prophetic and teaching anointing. Mary is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul; they live in Theodore, Alabama. Their family includes son Anthony, who serves in the US Army, as well as their son Matthew, his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Amelia and Stella.