12 O'clock Midnight | The Institute for Creation Research
12 O'clock Midnight

“And it came to Pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:29).

Remarkable events that occurred at midnight are recorded in the Scripture by the Holy Spirit. The events are both varied and sometimes startling. Death came at midnight. In the above text, God brought a nation and its leadership to its knees by destroying all the firstborn of the entire land. Judgment on sin began at midnight when a proud and glorious nation came to utter destruction in their midnight hour of divine judgment. Life came at midnight. The Philippian jailer was wondrously saved after a midnight earthquake awakened him, not only physically, but spiritually, causing him to cry out, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:25–3O). God can move a sinner at any time of the day or night. Praise, prayer, and thanksgiving came at midnight. “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God” (Acts 16:25) while in prison after having been beaten. David also used the dark hours of the night to express gratitude for God’s unfailing word. “At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments” (Psalm 119:62). Deliverance came at midnight. “About midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country” (Acts 27:27), and the Apostle Paul was delivered from a tremendous physical storm by the God who controls the storms. Every true believer can find the same faithful God to bring deliverance to their midnight storms. The bridegroom came at midnight. “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh” (Matthew 25:6). Our bridegroom, the Lord Jesus Christ, is coming soon. “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 25:13). NPS

The Latest
NEWS
Biological and Engineered Systems Employ Same Principles
New findings continue to support ICR’s theoretical assumption that biological functions are best explained by engineering principles.1...

NEWS
Preserved Organics Found in Ancient Stromatolites
Evolutionary scientists are continually searching for evidence of the “first life” on Earth. Their most recent claim involves well-preserved...

NEWS
Denisovan Epigenetics Reveals Human Anatomy
A recent study making the news involves the reconstruction of the facial features and anatomy of the enigmatic humans known as the Denisovan from genetic...

NEWS
New Estimate: Universe Two Billion Years Younger
Big Bang scientists recently used a new method to estimate the universe’s age. This method yields an age estimate that could be over two billion...

NEWS
Pain-Sensing Organ Shows Engineering Principles
New human organs are rarely discovered, but that’s what several astute scientists recently accomplished at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet’s...