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Midnight Prayers: Why People Need Them For Battle Now!

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Just the mention of midnight prayers, that is praying around 12 to 3 am garners various responses, many of which are based on disbelief, traces of shock, such as: “Oh, I could never do that.” “I can’t stay up that late. ”I worked nights once—it was horrible.” It’s understandable. Even the disciples had trouble staying awake to pray. Remember the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:37–41). The devil loves Christians that sleeps and slumbers during the battle.

As we continue to bring our petitions before His throne, our generous Father reveals His desire to partner with us and bring about His goodness and answers to injustice in our present day. The act of praying at midnight is also a principle referred to in Luke 18:1-8

Luke 6:12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. To connecting with His Father in prayer (Mark 1:35). enabled him to do all the amazing miracles and tell all those Godly-stories.

David prayed at midnight to give thanks to God (Psalm 119:62). Genesis 32:24-26  So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. 26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.”

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood and during a wrestling match one blow can’t win, so if you don’t keep fighting day and night you will lose because when men slept the devil came to fight and he fought and went away Matthew 13:25, because this is the time that men are in a deep sleep and there are not as many people praying to oppose him (1 Kings 3:20).

To be a warrior you will pay the price to be awake when men sleep. Remember spirits are active at 12-2am and that is when witches hold meetings etc. So, witches send their decisions through chanting to the sun and moon and spirits are ready to execute them by sunrise at 5am when you are busy trying to pray, they are busy executing their duties assigned at 12-2am. By morning the people attacking you will be calling you to check on the progress of what they did at night when you slept.

When you fight spirits at daytime when you are most active they might not fight back but they will come when you are less active. For instance you may hear that people are choked, bitten, even killed etc. at midnight. Be ready at night (especially at midnight) for the spirit to come and fight back.

At 3:00am is the time when the veil is the thinnest between earth and heaven. During this time there is more and more communication between the spiritual beings such as demons, ghosts and angels and humans. During this time very few people are sending prayer request. The kingdom of darkness is most alert and busy. The no. 3 is a Holy Number like the Trinity, and during this time it’s good to pray to take the battle to the spirit realm.

3:00am is called the witching hour ( the devil’s hour) because this is when the demonic realm becomes alive. It is called the devil’s hour for many reasons, one reason is that it the opposite hour to the death of Christ (Mark 15:25), but he died at 3:00pm (Matthew 27:45). It is also called the witching hour because in 1560 pope Pius IV named it so, due to the unknown diseases that occurred due to witchcraft, which led to witches being killed a lot through hanging, burning etc. (Exodus 22:18).

So, when you find yourself awake at 3:00am it could be the devil paid you a visit. It is the same time that Peter denied Christ 3 times (Matthew 26: 34, 74). According to studies most people die at 3:00 am than any other hour in the hospitals. Most car accidents occur around this time. People are fired at , sent sickness etc. Most evil birds, animals(cats) appear at this time, bad dreams, and spiritual attacks on their body.

At this time disciples thought Jesus was a ghost (Matthew 14:26). Most people are visited by fallen angels like ghosts of loved ones and do more harm. At this time most witches leave their bodies to go and do witchcraft activities and return into their bodies before 6:00 AM.

Something changes in the world between 3:20 to 3:40 am. When you get in sync with God’s timing then certain things(miracles) begin to happen

For instance, An insect called a cicada wakes up once in 17 years. Just imagine they wake up only to breed and go back to sleep. They know how to keep time and there is no need of an alarm bell for this. This happens because they are following God’s clock but us people have lost sync with God’s clock and no wonder, we have fallen into Devil’s clock which is faulty and leads us to problems (sickness, misfortunes etc). Now we need a mechanical clock (an alarm) to remind us when we should communicate with God, something which is very wrong.

God says your clock is set up to 120 years (Genesis 6:3) and he has got good plans for you during those days (Jer.29:11). But God can shorten them for good reasons only (Matthew 24:22). But the devil arrives and gives you an alternative which cuts down those days, because he is a thief of even time (John 10:10).

When you wake up at the right time the child in you will be fed and it will grow to what God intended it to be. Most billionaires wake up at 4:00 am. During this time your mind can accept information easily and it is good time to read the bible. During this time whatever you hear or read will have an affect on you during the rest of the day. During this time, you can receive downloads from heaven and also be in a position to make better decisions.

Try to sleep at 10pm daily and feel how energized you wake up. Waking up at a certain time sets you on a path of discipline which can be applied in other areas of life leading to success. Job 38:12 “Have you ever in your life commanded the morningand made the dawn know its place, so we should command the morning of its wickedness.

Instead, what do we do:

Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen are blind, all of them know nothing. All of them are mute dogs unable to bark, Dreamers lying down, who love to slumber;

Proverbs 20:13 Do not love sleep, or you will become poor; Open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with food.

I know Jeremiah 33:3 says we should call God and he will answer but God chooses the time when to answer. So, you may feel woken by something, and that may be God waking you to deliver that answer to you. But you tell God no I want to sleep and hence you miss that inspiration which could have made you or broken you. So you say to God “Speak to me at another time,” and that’s how you miss it.

According to Habakkuk 2:2-3 get out of the bed and start to write or draw and that is how you get the answer to all your question before you forget. For instance: According to Daniel 2:16 He asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for the king. Then God gave him the answer Daniel 2:29

Midnight Is Time to pray for release from every prison

The Apostle Paul and Silas were released from prison during this time (Acts 16:25). In addition, God released the people of Israel from Egypt at this time (Exodus 12:31). According to Judges 16:3-4, Samson escaped from Gaza at midnight by pulling up the gates of the city and carrying them out with him.

Midnight Is Time To Ask, Seek, Knock and Luke 11:5 tells a short story of a man that goes to knock at his friends house at midnight to ask for some loaves. The parable tells to ask unreservedly, because God will provide. Praying at this time is paramount. Ask God for the breakthrough in the lives of your family, nations and community. God is waiting . 

When you get born again and are filled with the holy spirit then your old self is gone and you are a new creation (Colossians 3:3-5). So you are now aligned with God’s new ways which are higher than yours hence also times change for doing things.

You may be asking “Pastor teach us one formula to succeed.” and so I ask you do you think that you can learn a language (English) in 2 minutes ? I mean it has 26 letters but it takes 12 years just to learn it.

Look, if you heed this advice, and start praying in the between 12-3 am in the right ways, most of your stubborn problems will begin to vanish away mysteriously.

CAUTION –I need to caution you. That is, if you really want to pray powerfully and effectively, you need to stay away from sins! For the Lord to hear you Psalms 66:18 . If I don’t tell you this and you jump into praying in the midnight because it is in the Bible, you will begin to receive serious attacks that you never imagine in your life.

Even as a truly born-again Christian, you need to begin your prayers with confession of your menial sins, the sins of omission and commission, deep yourself in the blood of Jesus against counter attacks from the kingdom of darkness. If you live in sins and you are binding the devil in the midnight, the devil will be laughing at you. When you live in sin, you are invoking terrible problems upon yourself! and you will be wasting your time.

You need to repent thoroughly and forsake all evil ways if you want to pray in the midnight. The reason why we are saying all these things is because the night (especially midnight) is a very dangerous period full of evil meetings as stated above. But if you follow this divine advice I gave you above, you will pray powerfully without receiving any attack. You see, knowledge is power.

Pastor Nathaniel

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Ruth Nyokabi

Grateful to know that total confession and repentance is key as one begins.

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