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Summary: How to obtain deliverance from afflictions that originate in the middle of the night


The night time is a special time in the life of an individual. When God was creating the earth the bible says He made the day and the night. In Genesis 1:5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

Because of the above, the night is usually associated with darkness. It is also called the time of lesser light. Genesis 1:16 says God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. (Thank God for the STARS!). Despite the darkness, somebody’s star is about to start shining anew in Jesus name! AMEN.

Night time has so many things significant about it. We will just highlight one for now;

Night time is usually a time when most men are off their guard. The average person goes to work during the day because that is when many see daylight to work. They work, get tired and go home to rest. Naturally by the time it is night they lay down and sleep. Sleep as we all know is a milder version of death to some people!

Some can sleep thru a magnitude 9 earthquake and they will quote Psalm 127:2 (New King James Version) to justify it! (2 It is vain for you to rise up early,

To sit up late,

To eat the bread of sorrows;

For so He gives His beloved sleep.)

Night time is the time that the enemy of men moves in to carry out his assignment John 10:10 (SKD).

There are many methods that he uses.

Look at Genesis 19:32-34 (New International Version). It says,

32 “Let’s get our father to drink wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line through our father." 33 That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and lay with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up. 34 The next day the older daughter said to the younger, "Last night I lay with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and lie with him so we can preserve our family line through our father."

Two young women decided to take God’s laws into their own hands, at the prompting of the devil. They ended up starting two cursed family lines, the Moabites and the Ammonites. So a blessed man (Lot), because he overslept, became a cursed man!

What are we here to do tonight? The Bible says in Matthew 13:24-26 (New King James Version) in The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.


We are here to sort out the negative issues of our life that sprung up in the middle of the night.

Many people are going thru throes of afflictions that started after they had a dream, or a strange wind blew in the night, or a rat entered their rooms in the night.

Many of us a suffering from manipulations concocted by the congregations of the evil ones, usually in the night. How many times have we had stories of witchcraft meetings used to settle the destinies of people in the night?

A brother in my ministry was abandoned on the street as a baby by his mother. Someone picked him up and took him back to his mother who obviously didn’t want him. When he grew up, he managed to study and get a degree, but he was jobless. He married a wife and was still leaving in his mother’s house. They were childless for a number of years.

His wife who was more attentive noticed that at 11-1130 pm every night, some cats, goats and dogs would stroll into their compound in a straight line! This was happening every night.

They came to church and we prayed some prayers together. The sister took in and the mother-in-law was so annoyed (may God help mother-in-laws). Of course I told them it was time to leave her house. How were they to pay the rent? The husband had no job, wife, no job!

So we prayed a prayer like the ones you will pray now and then the sister had a dream, where she saw mama, in the middle of a large gathering of about 2000 people. She was their head, and what was being debated was how to deal with their audacity of getting pregnant! Needless to say she has 2 or 3 children now, at the last count.

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