A Prophetic Witness to the Church Today
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The Midnight Cry
God does and says is for an important reason. The Bible is very specifically and precisely
worded. The divine architect chooses analogies and metaphors carefully to depict and
convey important meanings. God's words are never wasted. Midnight
is no exception.
The word midnight occurs precisely fourteen
times in the Authorized Version of the Bible, eight times in the Old Testament and six
times in the New. The symbolism associated with this expression either conceals or conveys
much spiritual significance. What you are able to glean from it depends upon your
willingness to hear and heed what God has to say to you.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches (Rev 2:29).
1. An Unexpected Time
Perhaps the first and most obvious association with midnight is that it is
a time when we expect very little to happen. Usually people are asleep then. It is not a
time when we would expect much to occur. For this reason, the Bible uses this as a
symbol of the unexpected.
For example, Luke records Jesus' parable of the unexpected visit of the friend. He arrived
at midnight hardly a time when you want to receive guests!
Suppose one of you has a friend, and he goes to him at midnight
and says, 'Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, because a friend of mine
on a long journey has come to me, and I have nothing to set before him.'
Then the one inside answers, 'Don't bother me. The door is already locked,
and my children are with me in bed. I can't get up and give you anything.' I
tell you, though he will not get up and give him the bread because he is his
friend [people rarely do much for those they know well], yet because of the
man's perseverance he will get up and give him as much as he needs (Luke
In this passage, perseverance and depth of desire
are emphasised. The parable is not primarily focusing on the fact that the man came at
midnight. That is an aside. However, it is frequently a truism that when we are called
upon to help others in need, those times are unexpected and are often the most
inconvenient times! That is when our response has to be truly selfless; for then it takes sacrifice
to fulfil such needs.
Jesus' words, in this instance, were focused on the fact that if we are truly desirous, if
we really hunger and thirst for it, God will give us His Holy Spirit (v 13). God does not
want to hold back His love and power, His nature and goodness. He wants deeply to share
Himself with all. But He will only do so with those who really
want Him! Such a valuable Presence is not given as a result of a casual request. It is
entrusted to those who sincerely ask and seek (vs 9-13). Moreover it is only retained by
those who put it to use (Matt 25:28,29).
Jesus is depicted, in Matthew chapter 25, coming at a most unexpected time.
At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps
and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. [It is
interesting that the foolish ones are listed first! Does that reflect the consternation
God has for them?] The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.
The wise, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps. The bridegroom was a long time
in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep [this is the spiritual state
of the majority in the Church at this time]. At midnight the cry rang out: 'Here's
the bridegroom! Come out to meet Him!' (Matt 25:1-6).
The parable illustrates the unexpected time of Jesus' coming both spiritual and
physical! Let the reader understand! Shortly before He arrives, a cry goes out the
midnight cry. What this cry is, I shall explain in more detail later.
2. The Need To Be Prepared
The account also highlights the tragic fact that much of the Church will
not be ready when Jesus comes because they will have ignored their spiritual
priorities. About half will be foolish, spiritually, and consequently will be unprepared.
It is the purpose of the midnight cry to awaken the virgins to the need to prepare so that
they can be ready. However, it appears that although they all finally wake up, the foolish
ones wake up too late to rectify their spiritual condition.
Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the
wise, 'Give us some of your oil; our lamps are going out.'
They replied, 'No. There may not be enough for both us and you. Instead, go to those who
sell oil and buy some for yourselves.'
But while they were on their way to buy the oil, the bridegroom arrived. The virgins who
were ready went in with Him to the wedding banquet. And the door was shut.
Later the others also came. 'Sir! Sir!' they said. 'Open the door for us!'
But He replied, 'I tell you the truth, I don't know you.'
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour (Matt 25:7-13).
Elsewhere in the Bible the meaning of these symbols is explained. The wedding
banquet is the wonderful celebration on the occasion of the wedding of the Lamb.
It is mentioned in Revelation 19:7-9. The Bride who weds her Saviour has made herself ready.
In Psalm 119:105, David was inspired to write: "Your word is a lamp
to my feet and a light for my path." Oil is a symbol of the Holy
Spirit (Ex 30:32; I Sam 16:13; Ps 89:20; Luke 4:18).
So, we see that the virgins (representing the Church in all its variety, as a result of
human limitations) have lamps and oil available to them. Their lamps represent the Word of
God which they have taken hold of and which they carry through life. The oil symbolises
God's Holy Spirit which they are to use (set on fire, burn) to keep their
lamps functional, so their lights can shine in life. Without this supernatural guidance
they would not see where they are going in the darkness that surrounds them.
However, the foolish ones fail to utilize the full available power of the Holy Spirit.
They do not prepare. Notice the meaning carefully concealed beneath the symbolism. The
text states that it is only the wise who take oil along with their jars
preparing for any eventuality in their spiritual lives. The
foolish try to get by with such as they have. They don't seek any more.
The wise keep their reserves 'topped up' and are constantly in the habit of doing so
through a personal contact and relationship with their spiritual Bridegroom. This
inference is gleaned from verse 12. To the foolish virgins, Jesus declares, "I have
not known you" (Young's Literal Translation). He doesn't just say when they stand
before Him, "I do not know you" i.e. at that juncture. He says "I
have not known you", implying over a period of time.
The foolish virgins did not allow Him to have close contact with them. A relationship can
only be developed through time.
What the foolish failed to do, the wise did: they maintained a personal contact and
communion with their Maker, so that He knew them, and they knew Him
personally too. You only know someone you spend time with. At the time the foolish virgins
awoke, they had insufficient time to prepare for the wedding banquet. They had left it too
The wise virgins prepared for Jesus' return. How did they do this? They used
the Holy Spirit, and constantly sought more, so they could do more and be
more like God.
The remainder of Matthew chapter 25 adds more to the understanding of the parable of the
virgins. It explains how we can prepare ourselves and be ready. The parable of the talents
in verses 14 to 30 illustrate the difference between the foolish and the wise virgins. The
talents represent the gifts, fruits and virtues conferred by the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Whether we use these virtues for the benefit of others, and grow in the nature of God, or
whether we selfishly squander them and fail to show a godly desire, determines our
It is not that we have earned salvation. Not at all. Salvation is a gift bestowed on us by
God's grace (Eph 2:8). But how God rewards us in the future depends upon what we do with
what He gave us. Some will be called least in that future Kingdom, some will be called
great, depending upon their 'works' their response to His love (Matt 5:19; 18:4;
16:27; Rev 20:12,13; 14:12,13).
Because there is an unexpected delay in the Bridegroom's coming, the wise
virgins' approach of constantly seeking more of the Holy Spirit 'topping up' their
'oil' reserves stands them in good stead. The fullness of the oil in their jars
enables them to endure through the darkness until He arrives. Had they been half-hearted,
complacent, or lukewarm as the foolish ones, they would have found their lamps going out.
The prevalent Laodicean undercurrent that permeates the Church at this time has caused
many to accept a complacent, even retiring approach to the things of God. Shallowness is
The great men of God who did exploits were never shallow. Their commitment to the One who
called them was deep, abiding and resolute. They held nothing back in their quest for a
meaningful relationship with their Maker. Whatever God said, they were prepared to do.
Abraham was called the father of the faithful because he did not hold back his most
treasured possession his only son whom he had received from God by a miracle. If he
was called upon to give up anything for God, Abraham demonstrated he was
prepared to do so.
How many of us are prepared to commit ourselves as fully as Abraham did? Is there anything
which would stand in our way between us and our God? Do we have any unforeseen idols that
we allow to take the place of the One who should be the only One? Time will surely tell.
God has declared that the rain will fall, the streams will rise and the winds will blow
against our houses (Matt 7:25). Any church organisations, or individual lives, which are
not solidly founded upon the Rock will fall when the shaking comes (Hag 2:7,21; 1:7).
If God asks you to get up and leave your kith and kin, would you do it? If He calls you to
leave your spiritual kith and kin, would you do it? If He calls you to adopt beliefs or
observances which hitherto you have never thought He would require you to observe, would
you do so? Or would your pride and human reliance upon tradition prevent you?
THE MIDNIGHT CRY IS A CALL TO REPENT, TO WAKE UP SPIRITUALLY, TO COME OUT OF WRONG WAYS.
IT IS NOT JUST A CALL TO NEW BELIEVERS, BUT TO EVERYONE IN WHOM THE SPIRIT OF GOD DWELLS!
One aspect of this prophetic correction will present great challenges for many Christians.
It will not be easy.
However, only by making a full commitment in obedience to God will we be counted 'worthy'.
Only by seeking an overflowing anointing (Ps 23:5) will we 'get by'. We must be wise
virgins, having our jars of oil constantly replenished.
I have seen the lukewarm approach of some churches who are not prepared to move forward. I
have seen them close their eyes to new truth and new understanding from God's Word because
it steps on their denominational toes. I have seen others deny that they need any more of
God's Spirit, claiming that the 'deposit' (Eph 1:14) they have been given is sufficient
and that they do not need to seek more. They are content with mediocrity. They have
withdrawn from seeking perfection (Matt 5:48). If they do not repent they will be shut
outside the door, where they have placed their spiritual Mentor (Rev 3:20).
To the Church at this end
time, Christ says:
'I know your deeds, that you are
neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So because you are lukewarm
neither hot nor cold I am about to spit you out of My mouth. You say,
'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realise that
you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from Me gold
refined in the fire, so that you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so that you
can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so that you can see.
'Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Here I am! I
stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will go in and
eat with him, and he with Me.
'To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on my throne, just as
I overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what
the Spirit says to the churches' (Rev 3:15-22).
Lukewarm human tendencies must be overcome. Zeal for the things of God must replace
selfish satisfaction and physical contentment. You can be contented with your spiritual
state because of the physical benefits of your religion. That is wrong, but so seductive
and difficult to perceive. It creates spiritual somnolence.
Seek The Baptism
Smith Wigglesworth, twentieth century apostle of faith, was never contented with his
level of spiritual attainment. He always wanted to press higher. He relates in Faith
That Prevails, how his spiritual complacency was first provoked into zeal:
It was about thirty-one years ago [this was first written in 1938] that a man came
to me and said, 'Wigglesworth, do you know what is happening in Sunderland? People are
being baptized in the Holy Ghost exactly the same way as the disciples were on the Day of
Pentecost.' I said, 'I would like to go.' I immediately took train and went to Sunderland.
I went to the meetings and said, 'I want to hear these tongues.' I was told, 'When you
receive the Baptism in the Holy Ghost, you will speak in tongues.' I said, 'I have the
Baptism in the Holy Ghost.' One man said, 'Brother, when I received the Baptism I spoke in
tongues.' I said, 'Let's hear you.' He could not speak in tongues to order, he could only
speak as the Spirit gave him utterance and so my curiosity was not satisfied.
I saw these people were
very earnest and I became quite hungry. I was anxious to see this new
manifestation of the Spirit and I would be questioning all the time and
spoiling a lot of the meetings. One man said to me, 'I am a missionary and I
have come here to seek the Baptism in the Holy Ghost. I am waiting on the
Lord, but you have come in and are spoiling everything with your
That night there was to
be a … meeting and I purposed to go. I changed my clothes and left my key in
the clothes I had taken off. As we came from the meeting in the middle of
the night I found I did not have my key upon me and this missionary brother
said, 'You will have to come and sleep with me.' But do you think we went to
bed that night? Oh no, we spent the night in prayer. We received a precious
shower from above. The breakfast bell rang, but that was nothing to me. For
four days I wanted nothing but God. If you only knew the unspeakably
wonderful blessing of being filled … you would set aside everything else to
tarry for this infilling.
I was about to leave Sunderland. This revival was taking place in the vestry of an
Episcopal Church. I went to the vicarage that day to say good-bye and I said to sister Boddy, the vicar's wife, 'I am going away, but I have not received the tongues yet.' She
said, 'It isn't tongues you need, but the Baptism.' I said, 'I have the Baptism, sister,
but I would like to have you lay hands on me before I leave. She laid her hands on me and
then had to go out of the room. The fire fell. It was a wonderful time as I was there with
God alone. It seemed as though God bathed me in power. I was given a wonderful vision. I
was conscious of the cleansing of the precious blood and cried out, 'Clean! Clean! Clean!'
I was filled with the joy of the consciousness of the cleansing. I saw the Lord Jesus
Christ. I saw the empty cross and I saw Him exalted at the right hand of God the Father.
As I was extolling, magnifying, and praising Him I was speaking in tongues as the Spirit
of God gave me utterance. I knew now that I had received the real Baptism in the Holy
Ghost. (Pp 32-34.)
Smith Wigglesworth continues to relate:
I sent a telegram home
and when I got there one of our boys said, 'Father, I hear you have been
speaking in tongues. Let's hear you.' I could not speak in tongues. I had
been moved to speak in tongues as the Spirit of God gave utterance at the
moment I received the Baptism, but I did not receive the gift of tongues and
could not speak a word. I never spoke again in tongues until nine months
later when I was praying for someone, and it was then that God gave me the
permanent gift of speaking in tongues … When I got home my wife said to me.
'So you think you have received the Baptism of the Holy Ghost. Why, I am as
much baptized in the Holy Ghost as you are.' [A typical response from
someone who has never experienced the Baptism in the Spirit.] We had sat on
the [speakers'] platform together for twenty years but that night she said,
'Tonight you will go by yourself.' I said 'Alright.' As I went up to the
platform that night the Lord gave me the first few verses of the sixty-first
chapter of Isaiah, 'The Spirit of the Lord is upon me; because the Lord hath
anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek: He hath sent me to bind up
the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of
the prison to them that are bound.'
My wife went back to one
of the furthermost seats in the hall and she said to herself, 'I will watch
it.' I preached that night on the subject the Lord had given me and I told
what the Lord had done for me. I told the people that I was going to have
God in my life and I would gladly suffer a thousand deaths rather than
forfeit this wonderful infilling that had come to me. My wife was very
restless. She was moved in a new way and said, 'That is not my Smith that is
preaching. Lord, you have done something for him.' As soon as I had
finished, the secretary of the mission got up and said, 'Brethren, I want
what the leader of our mission has got.' He tried to sit down but missed his
seat and fell on the floor [it was not a mistake; he was 'slain in the
Spirit']. There were soon fourteen of them on the floor, my own wife
included. We did not know what to do, but the Holy Ghost got hold of the
situation and the fire fell. A revival started and the crowds came. It was
only the beginning of the flood-tide of blessings. We had touched the
reservoir of the Lord's life and power. Since that time the Lord has taken
me to many different lands and I have witnessed many blessed outpourings of
God's Holy Spirit.
Do not rest satisfied with any lesser experience than the Baptism that the
disciples received on the Day of Pentecost, then move on to a life of continuous
receiving of more and more of the blessed Spirit of God." (Ibid. Pp 34-36.
If you want to be prepared for His coming, this is the way to prepare. 'Buy' more of His
Spirit, and use it!
You can only hold onto the Holy Spirit by giving it away. It is one of the spiritual
paradoxes of life. We need to use God's Spirit in His service, then He will fill us with
more. God's Spirit is given for a purpose; as we fulfil that purpose, we will find God
replenishing our supplies. If we don't use the attributes which the Spirit imparts, we
will dry up (Matt 25:28-30).
That is what it means by 'watching'. Are we moving forward, or are we standing still? We
need to examine ourselves to see whether we are active in the faith (II Cor 13:5). Simply
having head knowledge is not enough. We need to walk in the very faith of
The last plague of Egypt, the death of the firstborn, took place at midnight
(Ex 11:1-4; 12:29,30). A time of judgement had arrived for that nation. It happened at
midnight; it was unexpected. As predicted (Ex 11:6), there was loud wailing
throughout the land.
Wailing; the word is reminiscent of what Jesus said in Matthew 25. There,
Jesus predicts before His coming that there would be spiritual somnolence (vs 1-5). At midnight
Jesus causes the cry to go out, "Here's the Bridegroom! Come out to meet Him!"
(Matt 25:6). This is the warning preparatory to Jesus' imminent return. It heralds the last
move of the Holy Spirit prior to His coming. We must keep watch (v 13). But there is a
dire warning for those who do not prepare, who do not get ready (vs 24-30). The weeping
mentioned in verse 30 is an echo of what occurred when the midnight angel passed over in
Those who draw back from following Christ, will not recognize the time when He comes
spiritually. All the world will see Him when He appears physically in the sky (Matt
24:27,30), but when He comes spiritually, presenting us with spiritual challenges, that is
more esoteric and not apparent to those who do not want to change. The time of judgement
for the wicked is unexpected.
No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,
but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It's
like a man going away: He leaves his house in charge of his servants, each with his
assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.
Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back
whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the cock crows, or at dawn. If he
comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone:
'Watch!' (Mark 13:32-36.)
Israel sealed their fate when they rejected the words of the prophets God sent to them.
Effectively, that was their time of judgement. "Anyone who receives a prophet because
he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward" (Matt 10:41), but any who rejects
the words of God's prophets rejects God (v 40).
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But
understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was
coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you
also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the
servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for
that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. I tell you the truth, he
will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose that servant is wicked and says
to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time,' and he then begins to beat his fellow
servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. The master of that servant will come on a
day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him in
pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and
gnashing of teeth (Matt 24:42-51).
In likening the churches today to the daughters of Jerusalem, or Zion, Isaiah
prophesied: The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse
the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgement and a spirit of fire
Awake & Continue To Move
It was at midnight that the prophet Samson was stirred to get up and
remove the huge doors of the city gates. He tore them, together with their massive posts,
from their fixings and carried them away (Jud 16:3). Those who sought to kill him had no
protection now themselves at night from marauders. The parallelism is poignant for those
who try to counter God's prophets in the Church today!
It was at midnight that Boaz awoke to find Ruth at his feet (Ruth 3:8).
The faithful Moabite woman was showing her deep loyalty to right principles in a time of
tragedy and hardship.
It was as a result of a dispute between two women at midnight (I Ki 3:20)
that Solomon was called upon to decide between them by sword (the Word of God). "When
all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they
saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice" (I Ki 3:28). So will it be for
all those in the Church who awake at midnight.
"Can he who hates justice govern? Will you condemn the just and mighty One?"
(Job 34:17.) People do! People want to argue with God and with His righteous ways! Yet God
is not mocked, what a man sows he reaps (Gal 6:7). God shows no partiality; "the
mighty are removed without human hand" at midnight (Job 34:20).
At midnight David arose to give God thanks for His righteous laws (Ps
Let us not be asleep to the spiritual significance for the Church of all these
associations in this hour! Midnight portends much for the Church.
Midnight is a time of unexpected judgement for those who resist the hand of God and who
resist His prophets. New truth will be restored to the Church through the prophets and
teachers. The virgins must not be foolish, but wise and understanding what the will of the
Bullinger in his work Number in Scripture explains the meaning of the
number 29 in the Bible. He points out that 20 signifies expectancy, and
nine, judgement; 29 connotes the expectancy of judgement. I did not
consider it a coincidence that, when we purchased the use of a PO Box, the unrequested
number should be 29! The Almighty God is in control of everything!
In Deuteronomy chapter 29, there are 29 verses. The chapter was a reminder to Israel,
before they entered the Promised Land, of their need to "carefully follow the terms
of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do" (v 9), "that He
may be your God" (v 13). It was a timely reminder of the inevitable judgement they
could expect if they rebelled against God. "Make sure there is no man or woman
whose heart turns away from the Lord our God" (v 18).
It is also a timely reminder to those today who think they stand by God's grace.
"When such a person hears the words of this oath, he invokes a blessing on himself
and therefore thinks, 'I will be safe, even though I persist in going my own way.' This
will bring disaster on the watered land as well as on the dry. The Lord will never be
willing to forgive him; His wrath and zeal will burn against that man. All the curses
written in this book will fall upon him, and the Lord will blot out his name from under
heaven" (vs 19,20). That same God has not changed (Mal 3:6), even though we are under
a dispensation of grace. Grace does not give Christians licence to disobey (Rom 6:1,2). As
God restores more understanding to His Church, He will expect more in loyal obedience and
submission. The last move of the Holy Spirit is one of holiness.
In Deuteronomy 29 verse 29, Moses emphasises our need to act on the understanding God
gives us: "The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things
revealed belong to us and to our children for ever, that we may follow all the
words of this law."
Two chapters later in verse 29, Moses declares, "I know that after my death you are
sure to become utterly corrupt and to turn from the way I have commanded you. In days to
come, disaster will fall upon you because you will do evil in the sight of the Lord and
provoke Him to anger
In the next chapter verse 29, he says, "If only they were wise and would understand
this and discern what their end will be!" Expectation of judgement
was prophesied three times. Therefore, it was final. God foreknew what would be the
disastrous outcome of wilful disobedience against His law.
disobedience today brings the same catastrophic consequences.
The Midnight Cry
Let no Christian think they are exempt because they are under grace. Let
not grace be a deceptive cloak for stubborn refusal to obey God's decrees. Those who are
rebellious and stubborn must first turn in order to receive forgiveness. God expects
obedience from His children.
This call to repentance is an essential element of the midnight cry.
Before the bride is accepted, "fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.
(Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints" (Rev 19:8). In other words,
the righteous clothing is given her by grace, but she must put it on!
That is how she must make herself ready (v 7).
Part of the midnight cry is "Come out to meet Him!" Come out of
We find this phrase in Revelation 18:4, where God's people are urged to come out of
the evil ways of Babylon the Great. "All the nations have drunk the maddening wine of
her adulteries" (v 3). This is a symbol of participation in the vile idolatrous
practices which she promotes. God's people are urged to keep themselves pure and separate
from her evil corruptions. They are exhorted to avoid her sins. These are sins camouflaged
by syncretism, the clever blending of pagan observances into Christian customs. These are
the deceitful practices which God orders His people to shun. "For what do
righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with
darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial?
What agreement is there
between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God" (II Cor
We find this allusion to coming out in Jesus' allegorical account of the sheep and the
shepherd in John 10. Jesus "calls His own sheep by name and leads them out.
When He has brought out all His own, He goes on ahead of them
(Jn 10:3,4). Again in verse 9, He says of each sheep, "he will come in and go
out, and find pasture."
You may come into a church organisation in order to find Christ, but He will also later
call you out, so that you can follow Him to richer pastures. Man-dominated systems of
worship are spiritually limiting. There is a time for each person to come in, but also a
time to come out.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches (Rev 2:29).
In Acts 16:25, Paul and Silas were in prison, having suffered a severe beating for
preaching the Gospel. But they were not deterred. They prayed to God and praised Him
aloud, despite their desperate circumstances. At midnight "suddenly
there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken."
The spiritual prisons in which God's people are being held are also about to be shaken by
the midnight cry. The midnight hour is upon us.
Heap, March 1994
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(This article first appeared in Awake! Awake!
of April 1994, Vol. 2, No 7.)