Midnight is usually considered to be a period between 12 midnight and 3am. Spiritually, this period holds strong significance. It is believed to be the darkest period of the night and a time of intense spiritual activities both from the Kingdom of Heaven and that of darkness.
¶ Then Moses said, “Thus says the LORD: ‘About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt. ‘and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the hand mill, and all the firstborn of the animals. ‘Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again.Exodus 11: 4-6
Generally, it is believed that battles of great spiritual significance are fought at midnight. It is at this time that satanic powers operate to manipulate people’s destinies and purposes. At midnight, people are tired and would rather sleep than engage in warfare so evil powers cease this moment to cause massive devastation. The Almighty walked the streets of Egypt to wreck havoc upon Pharaoh and the nation at midnight. Similarly, it was at midnight that one of the two prostitutes during the reign of King Solomon craftily exchanged her dead child with the second prostitute. Midnight here, is used allegorically to mean the time of immense hardship. Divine justice in a way takes place at midnight.
Prophetically, the whole earth is in a night season. These are ferocious times. Most people are confused and saddened as a result of the corona virus pandemic. We are living in very trying times; family members have had to watch their loved ones bellowed in agonies. Some have lost their Jobs. World economies are in the doldrums, suicide rate has surged dramatically as the blanket of hopelessness spread over the nations of the earth. Midnight is symbolic of wilderness experience. The wilderness is an arid place, a dry land void of water and green vegetation. The intensity of the sun leaves one drained and thirsty; all you hear is the howling sound of the wind. . There is so much suffering and gloominess all over the world. The whispers of hell are prevalent in the night season: whispers of hopelessness and despondency. Satan takes advantage of the night season to confused people’s mind; his intent is to completely obliterate God in people’s heart. It becomes imperative to be vigilant and awake spiritually so as to scuttle satanic incursion.
How shall we sing the LORD’S song in a foreign land?Psalm 137:4
The children of Israel had been taken into captivity to Babylon and were subjected to hard labor. So, one day after toiling they decided to seat by the Babylonian River to reminisce about Zion. Filled with nostalgia they wept vehemently about the good old days. “O Jerusalem, my happy home, when shall I come to thee” They could not see bright light at the end of the tunnel; everything looked bleak. It was at this point that they were demanded to sing joyful songs by their captors and the above scripture was their natural response. Does this sound familiar? perhaps you are currently experiencing your night season and life has become like a prison sentence. How do you sing praises when life troubles stare you in the face? When your landlord has thrown out all your belongings? How do you sing and praise God in the face of protracted illness? How do you sing the Lord’s song in the midnight season?
But none saith where God is my maker, who giveth songs in the night.Job :10
The Night, though gloomy has a beautiful song from the mouth of the Lord of Angel Armies. There is this old song, “the Lord knows the way through the wilderness, all i have to do is to follow Him”. In the night season only the voice of God counts; you are to be still and listen for his voice. God is the one who gives a song in the midnight. This means that the midnight season is a time to vigorously seek the Lord. God inhabits the praises of the righteous; He makes his dwelling, his residence in our heart when we are able to locate the song of the Lord
The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law. At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.Psalm 119: 61-62
David understood the power of trusting God. He was surrounded by enemies, but he made a bold declaration of faith to praise God at midnight. He knew the significance of midnight; that it was a time of divine activities. He called to remembrance how God killed the first born son of the Egyptians despite that he was ambushed by the enemy. What is the song in the heart of God that we need to capture? finding this song will strengthen us to praise and rejoice in our midnight hour.
Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away your judgments; He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; you shall see disaster no more. 16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Do not fear; Zion, let not your hands be weak. 17 The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”Zephaniah 3:14-17
The Almighty God, the King of the Universe is singing over you. The song says “fear not, be glad, you shall see no disaster” Your heavenly Father sings this song consistently over you. It is the song of deliverance and liberation. It is the song of salvation. Pull yourself together; the Lord is fighting your battles. He is walking the foundations of your life and dealing with the powers of Pharaoh. The Lord your God in the midst of you is mighty to save! Be comforted, keep singing for the time intense demonic activities is also a time of conquest. God will do valiantly. Trust him to help you take your eyes off the dark night but rather let him open your eyes to behold his inexhaustible resource and unfailing love.