Midnight is, the transition time period from one Day to the next: the moment when the date changes. Midnight marks the beginning and ending of each day… Think On This, a digital clock shows 11:59 p.m. and it shows until midnight; at the instant of midnight it changes to 12:00. Simultaneously, the p.m. changes to a.m.! strictly speaking, a.m. does not apply to the instant of midnight which separates p.m. and a.m.; refer to midnight at the start of a given date. So at midnight, the New Day has begun…the morning has not yet arrived, but I am in my new day!!
The Bible too speaks of the midnight hour in a very comparable sense - Midnight is the turning point when one day is ended and another begins. Midnight is often compared to the time when this life is ended and eternity begins.
The Bible records an incident that happened at midnight in the book of Acts, chap. 16:25-31, "At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved."
It was the midnight hour for the jailor…the old day had ended and the new day has already begun…. because had he gone through with his decision to kill himself he would have been ushered into eternity without Christ, without God, and without hope. But at that moment Paul called to him and he came and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? and the answer was given, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. So he was spared from an eternity of misery and woe at midnight.
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments
the following verses speak of midnight
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