Jesus told his disciples:”Stay here and keep watch”.
I remember about 10 years ago, i was praying and God showed me a chess board. He said to me we should pray and seek for a 360 view. which is a view from above. To seek his view. that time in an all-night prayer we read 2Kings 9:17″Now the whatchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel and he saw the company of Jehu as he came, and said, ” I see a company” .Our prayer item was to ask God to make intercessors watchmen in God’s kingdom.
when i read this verse in Mark 14:34 it reminded me of that time. that God has called us to keep watch. he says in verse 38: “Watch and Pray that you will not fall into temptations. he says the spirit is willing but the body is weak. he comes and asks them: ” Are you still sleeping and resting?” which took me back to that night of prayer and realized how much i have slacked. and felt these times things are happening and more worse than a decade ago. we need to stay up and pray even more and ask God to give us his perspective so we are not consumed and overwhelmed by the small daily trials that our minds cannot reconcile with. in Mark 13:33 he also says ” Be on guard. Be alert. you do not know when the time will come”
God ordered us to keep watch and stay alert. To be aware that our spirit is willing but our body is weak. To feed our spirit and reconnect it to him. To stay on guard for we know not when the time of his coming will come. He commands against sleeping and resting but to keep watch.while he intercedes for us he expects us to stay guarded. To stay awake at night and pray against principalities and rulers of darkness Ephisians 6:12. i leave this word with you; stay guarded and keep watch.