The Mystery of the Night/ Midnight
I have always been a night person. I pray and study at night. Understanding the mystery of the night can cause you to see great breakthroughs in your spiritual life.
THe night has been established by covenant:
Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;
GREAT BREAKTHROUGHS CAN OCCUR WHEN WE PRAISE AND PRAY AT NIGHT. MIDNIGHT is a time when God does supernatural things:
Psalm 119:62: “At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.”
Acts 16:25: “And at MIDNIGHT Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.” You can provoke God with fearful praises at midnight like David and Paul. It is a time of release from every spiritual prison, when you utilize the mystery of midnight prayers, it would initiate the earthquake of deliverance that would set you free.
Exodus 11:4:“And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About MIDNIGHT will I go out into the midst of Egypt:”
God’s deliverance of Israel began at midnight:
Exodus 12:29: “And it came to pass, that at MIDNIGHT the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.”
Destroy the gate of the enemy at midnight:
Judges 16:3: “And Samson lay till MIDNIGHT, and arose at MIDNIGHT, and took the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron.”
Ruth was found by Boaz (bridegroom) at midnight:
Ruth 3:8: “And it came to pass at MIDNIGHT, that the man was afraid, and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet.”
Matthew 25:6: “And at MIDNIGHT there was a cry made, Behold, the BRIDEGROOM cometh; go ye out to meet him.”
Midnight is a time to ask:
Luke 11:5: “And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at MIDNIGHT, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;”
Catch the thief at midnight:
1 Kings 3:20: “And she arose at MIDNIGHT, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom”
The midnight talks of darkness; absence of light and presence of blindness. It is for rest and unsuitable for labour. It is favourable to the purposes of wickedness, Wild beast seek they prey at night. Shepherds watch over their sheep at night. The midnight is a period of severe calamities. Darkness has binding powers, it limits activities. It has separating powers. That is when all that is evil and unworthy of light is let loose. (Olukoya)
The enemy does not own the night, the night belongs to God:
The day is thine, the NIGHT also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
Jesus prayed at night:
And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
God can instruct us at night:
I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.
God can visit us at night:
Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
We can meditate on God at night:
When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the NIGHT watches.
The night is a great time to meditate in the Word:
Mine eyes prevent the NIGHT watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
It is good to desire God in the night:
With my soul have I desired thee in the NIGHT; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Nehemiah viewed the broken walls of the city at night. We can see tyne desolations at night:
Then went I up in the night by the brook, and viewed the wall, and turned back, and entered by the gate of the valley, and so returned.
The Lord appeared to Solomon at night:
2 Chronicles 7:12
And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
Nicodemus sought Jesus at night:
Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
Angels of deliverance can come at night:
But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,
For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
DESTROYING THE WORKS OF DARKNESS
For the king of Syria to arrest Elisha in 2 Kings 6:13-14, he came in the night. For the kingdom of darkness, night time is conference time. It is when the enemies meet to deliver their reports, re-strategize and take decisions concerning the fate of many-including Christians. It is also when they renew covenants, curses and sacrifices. It is the time they supervise the burdens, punishment and yokes already placed on their victims.
But more importantly, it is the time they alter the destiny of many. Every night activity of the satanic kingdom against you this season will come to nothing in Jesus’ name. Believers must be active participants in the spiritual realm. Praying for one hour at night has great effects on the operations of the dark kingdom, much more all night prayer. Reduce your sleep! As they meet to determine your fate, you go on your kneel and determine theirs, scatter their meeting and strip them powerless. (Pasor E. Adeboye)
The witching hour is a the time of day when supernatural creatures such as witches, demons and ghosts are thought to appear and be at their most powerful, and black magic at its most effective. This hour is typically past midnight or the “time in the middle of the night when magic things are said to happen.