MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES MINISTRIES
International Headquarters, Yaba, Lagos.
Wednesday Manna Water Service
November 17th, 2021
Topic: THE AWESOME POWER OF MIDNIGHT PRAYERS
Text: Psalm 119:62, Luke 6:12, Acts 16:22-28
Ministering: Dr. Daniel Olukoya (G.O MFM Worldwide)
Now listen to me very carefully as I share an important key with you. The word “midnight” occurs 14 times in scriptures. Each time it occurred, something strange or big was attached to it.
David was the first person in the Bible who started getting up at midnight to pray. You see, spiritual things are operated with keys. It is not so much as just working hard; there are keys. You will see the testimonies that will come out of this message because it is a key that many people do not know about or hardly use.
The second point you must understand is that God did everything important at midnight. Practically everything important that the Almighty did was at midnight. Every time that the apostles were locked up in prison, it took night prayers to break open their prison houses.
That is why if sleep is still caging you, you need serious prayers. Night prayers are extremely effective.
===> I see somebody here today, by the time you start your night warfare, everything you have lost for years, you shall mysteriously recover them in the name of Jesus.
Bottom line: night warfares are effective because no one likes to be awake at night. People prefer to sleep. After working during the day, the tendency is that people normally like to rest at night. That is why all the workers of evil pick the night hour.
If you too must defeat your enemies who operate in covens at night, you must learn how to wake up at night and pray through. From 1974, I trained myself to sleep for 4 hours. Once 4 hours are up, my eyes will pop open. And my 4 hours is better than the 10 hours some people sleep.
This is a very serious matter if you must survive in the midst of the war that we face. Jesus Himself laid examples for us. If there was somebody who did not need to pray, it is Jesus. But here you find, “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.”
If Jesus had to pray, how about you? How about me? In this Luke 6:12, after Jesus finished this vigil, in verse 13, He preached the most powerful sermon ever delivered on earth. That same Luke 6, the Bible calls “sermon on the mount”. All that sermon was preached after the vigil.
It took an all night prayer to produce such result. Beloveth whether we like it or not, we have a marching order if we must prevail. If you are still here today and by 12 midnight you are watching Nollywood, you are on the Internet, and you want power, you are wasting time.
Our marching order is in Lamentations 2:19. Those who have made television your lord and master, you better change quickly. The enemies of our souls do not watch television. They do not go on sabbatical. They do not take study leaves. They do not go on vacation.
Lamentations 2:19 asks us to arise in the midnight. Beloveth, midnight prayer is the surest arena for breaking satanic bondages and limitations.
The midnight is:
– the time for spiritual baton change.
– the time of dark meeting initiation
– the time when all the evil that have worked in the day are handing over to the workers of the night
– the time when evil changes shifts
– a covenant time for coven gathering.
===> I pray for somebody here, may any coven gathering against you at midnight be scattered. The ones that will gather tonight shall be scattered. The ones that will gather after tonight shall be scattered in the name of Jesus.
– the time they write handing over note. “This is how far we have destroyed so-so and so person in the day. You are the night workers, take over from where we left”. Therefore, midnight prayer is essential.
There is no evil power that can resist the power of persistent and prolonged midnight prayers. Even if it is just for ten minutes. It does not have to be long. If you say 12 midnight you start and by 12:15 you are through, it is okay. As far as it is consistent. 12-12:30 is also okay as far as it is consistent.
Maybe you have slept at nine o’clock. You leave your alarm on and by twelve midnight it rings. You get up and pray ten minutes of aggressive prayers, it is okay as far as it is consistent. There are levels you cannot achieve in the spiritual realm until you get involved in midnight prayers.
The truth which I must tell you is that there is no man who gets any serious power from God except after midnight. That is why one man of God wrote a book many years ago and called it “born after midnight” and the meat of that book is that all the good things God does for people, the visitation, the power, all come after midnight.
There are levels of revelations that you can never attain without prolonged midnight prayers. There are some satanic entities, thrones, kingdoms, chains, fetters that you can never dismantle without midnight prayer. Jesus said “will the Lord not speedily answer His saints who cry unto Him day and night?”
There are some prayers that cannot be prayed in the day. There are day prayers, there are night prayers. So night time is the best battle time. It is that time when there is high level of witchcraft activities, high level of demonic activities. The night time is when they begin to cause pain, sorrow, affliction, torment, bruising people, harassing people, manipulating people; it is all in the night.
No wonder Jesus also said “while men slept, his enemies came”. The strategy is this: as they are meeting to determine your own fate, you can go on midnight riot and determine their own fate. That is the thing. You can use your weapon of prayer to scatter their meeting and render them helpless and powerless.
Is there anyone here and you are ready to penetrate into the kingdom of darkness and pull down the walls of principalities and powers? You need midnight prayers. Is there anybody here and you want to overcome the battle before the battle even begins? You need the midnight prayers.
Is there anybody here and you are fed up with your present state? You need the midnight prayers. Is there anybody here who wants to obtain all the resources of heaven? You need the midnight prayers. Just one angel at night killed 185,000 soldiers of Sennacherib, meaning that you can destroy all your enemies in one night.
Night time is a time of victory. It is a time to tame the wild lion and the beast. What those enemies are doing in their covens, you can do do much more at the throne of grace at midnight. Midnight prayers attract angelic presence. It will tame all the wild lions assigned against you. This is a serious matter and this is why I am bringing this to your attention.
In that passage in Acts 16:22-28, the magistrates tore their clothes (Paul and Silas) and asked them to be beaten. They were beaten so many stripes that it was hard to count. The Jews only give about 39 strokes of cane but this one was so many that they could not count again.
Why did those men decide to keep quiet? They were just watching them. 8pm, they did not take any action. 9pm, no action taken. 11pm, no action taken. 11:30, no action taken. But at twelve midnight, they started. So, those men understood warfare. They knew what they wanted to do and they were not quiet about it.
When the earthquake happened, everyone’s bands were loosed: armed robber, rapist, drug addict, everyone’s bands loosened. An earthquake was released at midnight. If God had informed Paul and Silas that He had a plan that would allow them to be torn and naked, beaten up and thrown into jail, they would have wondered.
God’s plan allowed the enemies to be so foolish to arrest these two innocent men of God and put them in the inner prison. But by the time these two men exploded from the nucleus of that inner prison, the effect was total and devastating. At midnight, they raised their voices in praises and prayer.
I am sure the older prisoners who were there would have been mocking them. “Oh, these ones just got in here. Do not worry, they will soon be tired”. But as they sang, the prison began to dance to their music and there was an earthquake that shook the prison to its ancient foundation. Then there was collective and individual deliverance.
If the door was opened and the men were still in bondage, it would be like nothing had been done. If the man in the house is chained and the doors are opened, his freedom also is limited. God knew that the opening of the gates was not going to be enough, it would be useless unless the personal prisons of the prisoners were broken too.
So there was personal deliverance and there was collective deliverance. The deliverance of Paul and Silas brought about the deliverance of others.
===> I am praying for somebody here, may you be an instrument of deliverance unto others in the name of Jesus.
Listen carefully. So many people’s destinies are tied to yours. You may not agree but it is true. Many people’s breakthroughs are tied to you. Many people’s deliverance depends on your own deliverance. Your painful cries and prayers at midnight will not only deliver you, but will deliver other people who are waiting for you to be delivered so that they can be delivered.
The foundation of many prisons is strong. The foundation of many bondages particularly for the black man is very strong. It will take an earthquake from God to shake them. The purpose of midnight prayers is to provoke that earthquake of deliverance so that you can move God to destroy the roots of what ever you are facing.
So when you need the earthquake of deliverance, what you need is the power of the midnight prayers. We need to cry to the Lord. The Bible says “the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much”. There is one requirement the Lord wants from you: righteousness. So that that prayer can avail much.
So what ever trouble you are facing, if you start a consistent midnight battle against them, as a matter of necessity, the earthquake of deliverance will be released and the problem will bow.
1. Heavens over my (career, calling, academics, business), open by fire in the name of Jesus.
2. My Father, save me and I shall be saved, heal me and I shall be healed in the name of Jesus.
3. Heavens over my spiritual life, open by fire in the name of Jesus.
4. My Father, anywhere I go, darkness must scatter in the name of Jesus.
1. Ancient prison door in my family line, break in the name of Jesus.
2. Powers bewitching my photograph against me, your time is up, die in the name of Jesus.
3. Collective captivity, scatter in the name of Jesus.
4. Earthquake of the Lord’s deliverance, fight for me now in the name of Jesus.
5. Axe of God, cut down every witchcraft tree battling my life in the name of Jesus.
6. Every cage fashioned to imprison my star, I smash you in the name of Jesus.
7. Powers exalting yourselves as eagles against me, I knock you down in the name of Jesus.
8. Thou power of invisible barrier stagnating my life, scatter in the name of Jesus.
9. Powers cutting holes in my pocket, die in the name of Jesus.
10. Powers using the hours of the night to conclude my case, thunder of God, scatter them in the name of Jesus.
God bless you!