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THE MIDNIGHT CRY

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And at midnight there was a cry made,“Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.” Matthew 25:6.

As God’s clock ticks by, it’s striking the midnight hour, bringing into view a new season with new hope. Yes, a new day has dawned upon us, and the expectant like eagles are being renewed in strength: they soar up high, thrilled by the unfolding of the prophetic events of the word of the hour. People of God, is this the hour ?

Behold, the bride of Christ has awakened; she is decked out in her immaculate wedding best of pure white: she has been washed and made perfect by the water of the word. Ephesian 5:26. Look, upon the unfaltering word of promise of her beloved, she stands watching, with her lamp trimmed and clear. Yes, It’s her hour, in this midnight hour.

It’s going to be a very short season, in which Christ will come to take his true church home as promised, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:3.

Remember John the baptist: he served a brief stint as a forerunner of Christ’s first advent. His ministry lasted barely a year and Christ came on the scene. Even so, It was revealed unto me, and possibly many others who earnestly await Christ’s return, that it won’t be long before the much awaited rapture will take place.

The Lord hinted at me that from the inauguration of my humble ministry, to the coming of the Lord, it shall be a very short period of time. In my 1986 midnight vision, I was handed a clock by an unseen hand from above; and when I looked at time, it read- five minutes to the midnight hour. And a voice from above said to me,” Time is no more!”

Oh, where are we now people of God? Don’t you hear the voice of the Master saying,” Surely I come quickly?”. And the bride in response saying,” Amen. Even so, come Lord Jesus.” Revelation 22:20. This is the love story in the end time, when the curtains of time close and eternity breaks to usher the marriage of the Lamb in Heaven. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready. Revelation 19:7.

The Midnight Hour has come with high expectancy and ecstasy as the bride of Christ awakens to the Midnight Cry. Arise and shine for your light has come. Isaiah 60:1. Trim your lamps and replenish them with the fresh oil of the season. Lift your burning lamps aloft, for the message of the hour is the lamp unto your feet, and a light unto your path. Psalm 119:105.The bride is overwhelmed by the rapturous delight as she prepares to meet the bridegroom.

The parable of the ten virgins sets forth a beautiful romantic story of great awe, the very reason the bible says- Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. Ephesians 5:25. This romantic story is centered on the bridegroom and the bride, and not the general church that sits in apostasy in the Laodicean church age. And as the gross darkness covers the earth in these last days, the light of the righteous will shine brighter and brighter, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out. Proverbs 13:9, cp (Rev.2:5).

You will notice that the story of the ten virgins comes subsequent to other responses from the three questions put to Jesus whilst on Mount Olives, “Tell us, when will these things be? and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the world?” Matthew 24:3. Then Jesus in response expounds to his audience resorting to a spate of parables.

Remember, a parable is a mystery, the meaning of which is hidden to the world but the truth thereof revealed to whosoever God pleases. And to this end the disciples asked Jesus, “Why do you speak to them in parables? And he answered them, “To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.” Matthew 13:11-12. So Jesus deliberately taught in parables. Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! Romans 11:33

Apostle Paul also says, ” But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.” 1 Cor.2:7. And he goes on to say in verse 10 – that these things have been revealed unto us by the Spirit, hence the revelation of the truth is not based on having a scholarly mind or knowledge. Amos says, ” Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son (scholar); but I was a herdsman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruits. Amos 7:14. Even Jesus said unto Peter an unlearned and uneducated fisherman- so labelled in his day, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven”. Matt. 13:17.

The Olivet parables have caused a fuss among writers in respect of time application to the events thereof, since we have two comings of Christ in view- Rapture and the second advent. The two comings are both preceded by a series of identical happenings that tend to confuse many people. Have you ever read a book whereby you flipped two pages stuck together as one page? and only to discover that there was no continuity in the pages and the story itself. The two comings are exactly like that.

Jesus being aware of this, and knowing what it would take to prepare for his coming in both events, he never left it to lotus-eaters to interpret. Whilst scholars needlessly fuss and bustle to outsmart one another, the answer stares to everyone of us from the bible. Listen to what Jesus said in his closing remarks, “Watch therefore, for you know not when the master of the house will come, in the evening, at midnight, at cockcrow, or in the morning: Lest he come suddenly and finds you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch Mark 13:35-37. Hey! Did you hear this last part? I requote,“And what I say unto you I say unto all, watch.”
What then?
Whether you apply standard interpretation, lateral or allegorical interpretation, the Olivet discourse is meant to teach believers in both dispensations to be vigilant. The teachers of the written oracles of God ought to know how and where to apply the word of truth for the perfection of the church.

As the Lord’s coming draws nigh, I stand on guard in my own place as a watchman. I was not disobedient to the Heavenly vision: God gave me the book of Joel to eat and proclaim his word in this consummating age of apostasy. The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy? Amos 3:8.

It’s the hour to blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in holy mountain of God. Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand. Joel 2:1 .

When the Lord gave me His clock he said – Time is no more: so I have no option two nor excuse but to preach his word in season and out of season. Some of Apostle Paul’s prophetic messages were meant for this generation as the word and events unfold in their rightful place. Paul says – For we know the time, that now is the high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed Romans 13:11. He also says – Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light Ephesians 5:14. What a promise! Light is being offered to those that sit in darkness of this age of spiritual amnesia.

The message of Joel the prophet has become the light of the hour again. The same way the book started the pentecostal revival in Acts 2, it has started another revival just before Christ returns. And lastly, it will start the last revival of the 144 000 in Israel ln the 70th week, soon after rapture. Revelation will continue from where Peter left on the day of pentecost when the book first unfolded to usher Jews into the kingdom.

The gentile church has been highly honoured to receive the book of Joel for the last revival to restore the truth that the locusts and cankerworms destroyed during the church ages right from the Nicene council.

The book of Joel brings to us a new anointing of the hour: an unction of restoration and perfection – that’s the oil that the foolish virgins will miss, because the Laodicean spirit will blind them so as not to see the need to be restored back to the wholesome word of God .

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. Jude 1:3.

The day of redemption is near: Men’s hearts are failing for fear. Be filled with the spirit, your lamps trimmed and clear. Look up for your redemption is near.

One of these days, and it gonna be soon; there’s going to be a meeting in the air, when the bride will be caught up to meet the groom.

As the bible says, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”God bless you 🦅