Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Lord will one day return at midnight? - 12 verses - Jerusalem?

I've just been writing some tweets about the symbolism for the #31 being about last things and the return of the Lord. (!/amazingword) For sure, I'm no prophet -- I just observe patterns I see in the scriptures. But I've noticed for a long time that it appears, the day The Lord does return, it will likely be at midnight -- I assume this would be the time in Jerusalem.

Rather than try to explain my reasoning, I've just copied below the only 12 Bible verses that contain the word midnight. (Having 12 of these is an interesting topic in itself)  I find this interesting -- something to think about as we celebrate the 2012 New Year. See what you think when you read the messages in these verses...

Exo 11:4 Moses said, "Thus says the LORD, 'About midnight I am going out into the midst of Egypt,

Exo 12:29 Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt....

Judg 16:3 Now Samson lay until midnight, and at midnight he arose and took hold of the doors of the city gate and the two posts and pulled them up along with the bars...

Job 34:20 "In a moment they die, and at midnight People are shaken and pass away, And the mighty are taken away without a hand.

Psa 119:62 At midnight I shall rise to give thanks to You Because of Your righteous ordinances.

Matt 25:6 "But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.'

Mrk 13:35 "Therefore, be on the alert--for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning--

Luke 11:5 Then He said to them, "Suppose one of you has a friend, and goes to him at midnight and says to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves;

Act 16:25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;

Act 20:7 On the first day of the week (Sabbath/Saturday?), when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.

Act 27:27 But when the fourteenth night came, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors began to surmise that they were approaching some land.

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