At the beginning of the year, Jane Hamon was studying the significance of the ninth hour of prayer & the time of the evening sacrifice. She shared an example from the Old Testament when Elijah was on Mount Carmel. Another example is of a time when there was a drought in the land and Elijah had the people pour water on the sacrifice. He called on God from Heaven, and Heaven answered by fire in the ninth hour.
In the Old Testament, we see that Ezra was crying out to God, praying and crying for revival in the land because the Jewish people had lost their identity, they’d lost their purpose; but, at the time of the evening sacrifice, the spirit of revival broke out. We read in Ezra chapter 9 and 10 that a spirit of holiness fell on the people in the ninth hour.
I want you to have an expectation that God’s going to stir, and revival is actually going to bring a greater fear of the Lord. It’s going to bring a greater level of desiring to be pure and holy before God and to be the separate people that He has called us to be. I believe that we see this in the book of Ezra.
We also see, very interestingly, in Daniel chapter 9, Daniel crying out because he’s had a vision that he does not understand. He’s crying out as he’s seeking the Lord. It says at the time of the evening sacrifice, or again the ninth hour, God sent Gabriel from Heaven to answer him. Remember, the ninth hour is considered to be a time frame of when Heaven answers Earth.