Midnight Hour ?

There is a lot of talk and misunderstanding regarding the topic of the "Midnight Hour".

We, of the Messianic community, know this time of night as the time spoken of in scripture as the time when our savior is supposed to return for His Bride*, the assembly of the Chosen and Elect of the Father.{*"And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him."  Matt 25:6)

The World on the other hand has been led to believe, and even taught that the Midnight Hour is the time when evil proliferates as witches, demons and Black Magic is said to be most active. And we all know that this is just another form of deception brought by the originator of all lies, haShatan, our adversary the Devil.

But let's see what the Scriptures have to say on the subject, and the significance it plays for the Children of our Almighty Father, YaHuWaH 'Elohim.


The "Midnight Hour", beginning with some Old Covenant Scriptures.

It appears that YaHuWaH has set a specific time against "Wicked / Unrepentant Mankind".

"And Moshe said, 'Thus saith YaHuWaH, about Midnight will I go out into the midst of Mitzraim.'" {Exodus 11:4) [Moshe-Moses, Mitzraim-Egypt]


YaHuWaH also states that in the fullness of time, He will render Righteous Judgment against the Unjust !!

"It is certain that 'Elohim does nothing wicked, haShaddai will not pervert justice... If He were to take back man's heart to Himself, if He gathered back unto Himself, His spirit and breath; all flesh would instantly perish, everyone would return to dust... They may die in a moment, and shall be troubled at midnight, the people are shaken and passed away, the mighty are removed without human hands. For He keeps watch on a persons ways; He sees their every step. There is no darkness, no death-like gloom, where wrongdoers can hide... He breaks in pieces the mighty without needing to investigate and sets up others in their place. Therefore, aware of what they are doing, He overturns them by night, and they are destroyed". {Job 34:12, 14-15, 20-22,24-25 )


Let us remember, that We who Know Him, praise Him even in the "Night Watches".

"At midnight I shall rise to give you thanks, because of your righteous rulings. I am a friend of all who revere you, of those who keep your precepts". {Psalm 119:62-63)


Let us consider these "Night Watches", and there relationship to us as the chosen/elect, the "Watchmen"(Natsariym).

"He will send out His Messengers, with the great sound of a Trumpet, and they will gather His chosen people from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." {Matt 24:31)


"And at midnight, a cry went out, 'Behold, The Bridegroom is here! Go out to meet him.'" {Matt 25:6)

So, even though the masses of wicked mankind are/and will be perplexed, and in many instances frightened at his appearing. We the Natzariym of YaHuWSHu'A, are eagerly anticipating and awaiting his return, and his appearing in Glory !!!


Finally, we need to understand the worldwide times in relation to "Midnight" in Yarushalayim (Jerusalem) Yisrael (Israel).*

12:00 Midnight in Yarushalayim, Yisrael; (in real time, consider in relation to your own immediate time/zone) :

11:00 pm Vienna, Austria

  9:00 pm in Rome, Italy

  8:00 pm in London, England

  5:00 pm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, SA

  3:00 pm in New York, NY, USA

  2:00 pm in Dallas, TX, USA

  1:00 pm in Denver, Colorado, USA

12:00 am in San Francisco, CA, USA

11:00 am in Anchorage, Alaska, USA

  8:00 am in Auckland, New Zealand

  6:00 am in Sydney, Australia

  5:00 am in Tokyo, Japan

  4:00 am in Beijing, China 

  3:00 am in Rangoon, Burma

  2:00 am in Islamabad, Pakistan

  1:00 am in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


The full reason for me placing this list of time zones, is to stand by the word given by Our Savior YaHuWSHu'A, when he stated in Matt 24:42-44 ;

"Keep watch therefore, because you know not on what day the Master will come. But you know this: that had the owner of the house known what hour the thief was coming, he would have kept watch, and not allowed his house to be broken into.  Therefore you must be ready, for the Son of Man will come when you do not expect him".

*And we read also in the book of Mark 13:35, regarding these worldwide time-zones:

"Therefore, Keep Watch: for you do not know when the master of the house will come, at even (6:00pm), or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:"


So my dear brothers and sisters in YaHuWSHu'A Messiah. Keep yourselves always in the Set-Apart Spirit, and therefore ready for the appearing of Our Master and Savior, just as the wise Bridesmaids in MattatYaHu 25:1-13


"The kingdom of heaven at that time will be like unto ten bridesmaids, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

The foolish took their lamps, yet they took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. Then at midnight the cry was made, 'Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him'."

Then all the bridesmaids arose, and trimmed their lamps. But the foolish asked unto the wise, "Give us of your oil; for our lamps are going out".

But the wise answered, saying, "No", they replied; "else there be not enough for us and you: but go to them that sell, and buy for yourselves".

While they were gone to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

Afterward the other bridesmaids came, saying, "Lord, Lord, open to us".

But he answered and said, "Verily I say unto you, I know you not."

Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour when the Son of man will come.

~~~ Ok now...

In certain venues, whether on the Radio or on some Televised broadcast, I hear how the times are in quite a Turmoil.

The Perplexity of the Nations !!

And rightly so, as we see (on so many varied topics) the exponential increase and proliferation of Evil and sheer blind Wickedness, scattered throughout so many nations, in direct opposition to Shaddai 'El YaHuWaH.

Truly, the everlasting word of YaHuWaH, given to us, describes through a multitude of prophecies, many of the fulfillments that we are now experiencing.

Thank haShaddai 'El for His abundant mercy and grace. Setting us apart and counting us worthy. That we may see and be witnesses, fully aware, to stand strong and persevere, keeping watch. Continuing to endure to the end, which will be the Glorious appearing of our Master and Savior YaHuWSHu'A the Messiah. Amein !

I bring this up in relation to some of the other studies found on this website.

We are fully aware of the perilous times that have come upon All Mankind. Which brings me to expand on the promise of the Return of Our Savior YaHuWSHu'A.

It is my duty as a Watchman, to proclaim the word of YaHuWaH, regarding our need to remain strong, as we see the proliferation of evil against the Chosen, Called-out Ones, the Elect of YaHuWaH and His Son YaHuWSHu'A.

So, let me remind you of the Scripture found at Rev 14:12-13.

12) This is the patience of the saints, those who keep the commandments of 'Elohim, and faith in YaHuWSHu'A.

13) Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Master from here on! Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labor; and the things that they have accomplished shall follow them.

Fear not my dear brothers and sisters in Messiah, those things that may befall us.

For this is also another affirmation, that we who remain alive during the Tribulation, will be witnesses to the times. Declaring to others, the fulfillment of Prophecy, and declaring prophecies yet to come.

Consider these :

Zech 8:23

Isaiah 4:1-3

Seeing then in these Last Days, that We should stay vigilant in the faith of haShaddai 'El YaHuWaH; Who shall bring us through, according to His Will and Purpose, by His Good Pleasure and Love for us, in His Beloved Son YaHuWSHu'A.

For the Esteem of the Almighty 'Elohim. Halle-Luw-YaH !


Let us fully understand this. (Expanded below at ++)

**Matt 24:29-31**

**Mark 13:24-27**

**Luke 21:16,19, 27-28, 36**

**1 Cor 15:51-52**

**1 Thess 4:13-18**

**Rev 14:12-19**

The Interesting Note here, is further proof of the fact that those professing a Pre-Tribulation "Rapture", are incorrect in their assumption. Solely due to the Truth of YaH's word which states that "the dead in Messiah will rise first". This is because they (those who are asleep in YaHuWSHu'A) are awaiting the resurrection at the "Last Trump".

OK !

What and when is the Last Trump? We find the answer to that in the book of Revelation.

Rev 8:6, 7, 8, 10, 12; 9:1, 13; 10:7 and 11:15.

Rev 8:6 "Now, the seven Messengers who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound."

Rev 8:7 "The first Messenger sounded...

Rev 8:8 "And the second Messenger sounded...

Rev 8:10 "And the third Messenger sounded...

Rev 8:12 "And the fourth Messenger sounded...

Rev 9:1 "And the fifth Messenger sounded...

Rev 9:13 "And the sixth Messenger sounded...

And then comes the Last Trump, found at

Rev 10:7 "But then in the days of the seventh Messenger, when he sounds his trumpet, the mystery of 'Elohim shall be accomplished, the good news that He proclaimed to His servants the prophets."

Rev 11:15 "And the seventh Messenger sounded his trumpet; and there were loud voices in heaven saying, 'The kingdom of this world has become the Kingdom of 'Elohim, and His Anointed One, and He will rule for ever and ever.'"

AND, "We who are alive" at the appearing of YaHuWSHu'A will still have to wait that split second for the dead in Messiah to rise first.

Don't get me wrong. I'd love to get out of here right now, because the world is going down fast, seeing that we are able to discern this from all the events taking place around the globe. Nevertheless, I must continue to do the work so set before me, unto the return of the Savior, or to my rest unto that day (should YaHuWaH so choose).

But what will we be doing up to the moment of his return, at the Last Trump, to call us unto himself, in the twinkling of an eye?

++ So, in order to put all these Scriptures into their proper perspective, I shall divide them into each respective component. Showing again how YaHuWaH always brings a Faithful remnant (i.e., Noach (Noah), the children of the twelve tribes into the Promised Land of Yisra'el, Yoseph (Joseph), Dani'el, Haggai, Zerubbabel, Zechariah, the eleven disciples, Saul (Paul), and so many other faithful believers down through the ages, and even us at his coming !!), through the Grand Culmination of Things, in the fullness of time. { Joel 2:32 "And at that time, Whosoever will call on the name of YaHuWaH, shall be delivered, in Mount Tziyon and in Yarushalayim there will be those who escape, as YaHuWaH has promised, among the remnant whom YaHuWaH has called.")

Well, right off the top, WE are to be about our Masters Work !

Therefore, you should also be ready, for the Son of Man will come in an hour you least expect him. Who then will be a faithful and sensible servant whom his master has placed in charge of his household, to provide them food in due season? Blessed is that servant who is doing his job when his master returns. {Matt 24:44-46)

And the Master said, who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master shall make head over his household, to provide for them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that steward if he is found doing his job, when his master returns. {Luke 12:42-43).

Looking forward to the promise of a New Heaven and a New Earth.

 Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 65:17 "For Behold, I am creating a New Heaven and a New Earth, and the former shall not be remembered nor come to heart."

 Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 66:22 "For as the New Heavens and the New Earth that I shall make to remain before me, declares YaHuWaH, so shall your seed and your name remain."

 2 Kepha (Peter) 3:13 "Yet according to His promise, we wait for a Renewed Heavens and a Renewed Earth, wherein righteousness dwells."

~~~Yet for the present,   We are in very Perilous Times !

Luke 21:16 "And many of you will be betrayed by parents, by brethren, by relatives and friends; and some of you they shall put to death;

--- See also: Mark 13:12-13 ; Yohannan (John) 16:1-3 ; Romans 1:29-32 ; and 2 Timothy 3:1-4 --- 

Luke 21:19 "Yet, by standing firm, you will win your souls"...

Luke 21:22 "For these are the days of Vengeance, when everything that was written in the TaNaK shall come to pass."

So, we see in the above passages that Believers in YaHuWSHu'A will go through (and many will suffer), during the Great Tribulation. { Rev 14:13  Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Master from here on! Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labor;

~~~ And then will come, the Return of Messiah YaHuWSHu'A !

Matt 24:29 "Immediately following the Tribulation of those days"...

Matt 24:30 "And the sign of the Son of man shall appear in heaven: and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven, with great power and glory.


Mark 13:24 "But in those days, after the Tribulation"...

Mark 13:26 " Then they will see the Son of Man coming in the clouds with great power and glory."


Luke 21:27 "And then they shall see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with power and great glory."

1 Thess 4:16 "For the Master himself shall descend from heaven, with a rousing cry, with the call of the Archangel, with the trump of 'Elohim,"

Rev 14:14 "Then I looked, and behold, there before me was a white cloud. And upon the cloud was one like the Son of Man with a golden crown upon his head, and a sharp sickle was in his hand."

~~~ And , the Dead in Messiah shall Rise, First ! !

1 Cor 15:52 "... in a moment, in the blink of an eye, at the last trump. For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead will be raised to life everlasting..."

1 Thess 4:13-16 "But we want you to know the truth concerning those who have died,... even so, those who are asleep in YaHuWSHu'A, will 'Elohim bring with him... For we who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Master, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Master himself shall descend from heaven, with a rousing cry, with the call of the Archangel, with the trump of 'Elohim, and the dead in Messiah shall rise first:"

Rev 14:15-16 "Another messenger came out of the Temple, proclaiming with a loud voice to he who sat on the cloud, saying, "Thrust in your sickle and reap, for the time to reap has come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he who sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle upon the earth, and the earth was reaped."  *

Remember now, that we are talking about the end of days of which we are experiencing, where the chaff/weeds (unrepentant mankind) are along with, and in the midst of, the wheat (Chosen/Elect).

*  Matt 13:29-30 "Let both grow until the harvest, and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First you shall gather up the tares (the unsaved dead *[see Final Note below]), and bind them in bundles to be burned: but gather up the wheat (the Dead in Messiah) into My barn."

~~~ And then, we who are alive at his coming  ! ! !

Matt 24:31 "And he shall send his messengers with the great sound of the trumpet, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."

Mark 13:27 "He will send out his messengers, to gather together his chosen people from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven."

Luke 21:36 "Therefore, Watch, praying always, that you may have the strength to escape all the things that will happen. That you may stand in the presence of the Son of man."

Rev 14:18 "Then from the altar came another messenger (one of the Seraphim*) who had power over the fire, and called with a loud voice to the one who also had a sharp sickle, "Use your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of grapes from the vine of the earth, because they are fully ripe."

*Seraphim - The Burning Ones that stand before the Throne of 'Elohim { Isaiah 6:1; Ezeki'el 1:13-14; Rev 4:5 )


Here is some verse concerning us (the grapes) and our relationship with the vine (YaHuWSHu'A) !

Yohannan 15:1-2, 5

15:1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

15:2 "Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he cuts off ; and every branch that does bear fruit, he prunes, so that it may bring forth more fruit.

15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches: He that stays united with me, and I with him, are those who bring forth much fruit (Clusters of grapes)..."


Final Note :

(( * concerning the unsaved dead - Yohannan (John) 15:6 ; Rev 20:5, 12-15 :))

  Yohannan 15:6 "Unless a person remains united with me, he is thrown away like a branch and dries up. Such branches are gathered and thrown into the fire, where they are burned up.

    Rev 20:12 "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

  Rev 20:13 "And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

   Rev 20:14 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

  Rev 20:15 "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. {these go immediately into the second death "Forever"! [Luke 3:17 "The chaff He will burn up" )

  Absolutely no way YaHuWaH 'Elohim will allow any corruption into His Eternal Heavenly Kingdom !

  Rev 21:27 "And there shall by no means enter into it any thing that defiles, neither anyone doing Obammanations and falsehoods; but only those who are written in the Lambs Book of Life."

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