The Mystery Of Midnight Prayers
What a sweet divine interruption! Today is DAY 7 of our 21-DAYS midnights BATTLE OF THE GATE, and just a few days ago, I said the rage of the earth that swallowed and buried over 200,000 victims in Haiti is a signal and clarion call to battle for praying Christians. The good news is that Dr. Daniel Olukoya at this morning (SUNDAY SERVICE) preached on the Mystery of Midnight prayers, giving out midnight ‘home work’ for members to carry out tonight at 12 midnight on the dot. There is a 21-Prophetic prayer points which were distributed to all for the ‘home work’ at midnight tonight.
The man of God fired three prayer arrows as he mounted the pulpit thus:
- Association of wickedness gathered against my destiny, SCATTER BY FIRE!!! in the name of Jesus.
- My breakthrough is not negotiable, I move forward by fire!!! in the name of Jesus.
- The power that destroyed Goliath! The power that promoted Joseph!! Change my story by Fire!!! in the name of Jesus.
He took the congregation on a scriptural tour, (indeed a scriptural rainfall) of many persuasive biblical references about the midnight prayers. From:
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.
Job 4:20: “They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish for ever without any regarding it.” The stronghold of the mighty can be destroyed at midnight.
Exodus 11:4:“And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:”
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.”You can utilize the midnight hour to break the back bone of the enemy.
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.”You can follow the example of Samson to uproot the gate of the enemy 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.”If you want to speedily find your godly spouse, either wife or husband you can follow the example of Ruth by praying at midnight.
Matthew 25:6: “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.”
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;”Midnight hour is the time to Ask, Seek and Knock the doors. Your petition at this hour makes things begin to happen for you. That hour is a weak period for the children of the bond woman.
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 hour is thde best time to catch the thief that came to steal. kill and destroy, while men slept.
2 Kings 6:13-14: “And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.”The midnight hour is their own working hours.
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. Shephers 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.
Your best friend can harm you at night without your knowledge. Most witchcraft meetings meet at covens at night. Iniquities flourishes in the dark. The spirit of a sleeping man is weak and harmless at night. Dream manipulators, night caterers, recruitment agents of darkness, terrible spirits are all active and wrought havoc at night. There are plenty of midnight deliverance cases in the Bible, you don’t have to pray from 12 midnight to 3.00 a.m. Even if it is only for 15 minutes or 30 minutes, or 45 minutes, it is ok. Don’t underestimate the power of midnight battles, it can desolate the camp of the enemy and obtain uncommon testimonies for you. The word of God prayed at midnight is the greatest force in the universe.
Before Dr. Olukoya led us to prayers, he told of of a strange testimony of one child of darkness who made 26 million Naira from a contract in July but was left with only six thousand Naira by December. That was what drove him to the church desperately seeking solution. The man of God said the Lord instructed him not to pray for the fellow until he brings his voodoo magical powers to the church. The man laughed, and laughed and laughed until he fell from his chair. He told Dr. Olukoya that his juju will fill a trailer truck if he were to haul them to the church. He was then instructed to go and bring the most powerful among his juju voodoo. He went and came back with a bottle containing a cobra snake swimming in water. He told the man of God that anytime he wants to win a big contract he would just drink out of the cobra water from the bottle and anything he spoke to the person awarding the contract will be obeyed. That was in the days before his juju/voodoo power failed him.
- Any power using the night to steal from me, BE BURIED ALIVE!!! in the name of Jesus.
- Every night warfare that has prospered against me, DIE! in the name of Jesus.
- Powers of the night assigned to disgrace me, I BURY YOU NOW!!! in the name of Jesus.
- Every satanic activity against me in the night, be buried alive!!! in the name of Jesus.
- Powers of the night troubling my dream life, SCATTER!!! in the name of Jesus.
- Wicked mark put on my forehead in the night, be wiped off by the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
- Every power blocking the way of my complete joy, SCATTER!!! in the name of Jesus.
- Every power that does not want to let me go, be disgraced, in the name of Jesus.
- Powers of the night troubling my habitation, DIE!!! in the name of Jesus.
- Every power searching for my face in demonic mirrors, your time is up! DIE!!! in the name of Jesus.
- Wickedness of the night assigned against my life, EXPIRE!!! in the name of Jesus.
- Tonight, my Father, provoke Your violent angels to fight for me, in the name of Jesus.
- Tonight, witchcraft bird flying against me, shall die!!! in the name of Jesus.
- Every enemy that came while I was sleeping, your time is up! DIE! in the name of Jesus.
- Pharaoh of my father’s house, sink in the red sea, in the name of Jesus.
- Anti-prosperity chains, my hand is not your candidate, BREAK!!!
SEE YOU AT MIDNIGHT