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Spiritual Warfare - Nothing Good Happens After Midnight

spiritual warfare Apr 04, 2022

Have you heard the sayings, “Nothing good happens after midnight” or “Satan comes out at night?” The reality is, they can both be true.

 

Many studies report that violent crimes occur more often in darkness. For example, a study of 840,000 police incidents across 10 major American cities was conducted in 2017. The results of the study indicated that DWI/DUI, murder/manslaughter, robbery, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle theft occurred more often at night than during the day. The peak time for murder was 9 pm. Rape and sexual assault occurred more frequently at midnight. And 2 am was a common time for DWI/DUI arrests.

 

Offense

At Night

During the Day

DWI/DUI

87%

13%

Murder/Manslaughter

65%

35%

Rape/Sexual Assault

59%

41%

Robbery

56%

44%

Aggravated Assault

54%

46%

Motor Vehicle Theft

51%

49%

Burglary

50%

50%

Property Crime

48%

52%

Simple Assault

47%

53%

Drug Violation

43%

57%

Larceny/Theft

40%

60%

Note: Data from the Sleep Judge, 2017 Open City Crime Data: Austin, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

 

Some refer to this time of darkness as the witching hour and believe it is a time when demons, ghosts, or witches are most active. Ephesians 6:12 warns us, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Satan is real and he has an army of evildoers engaged in spiritually attacking the world we live in. Are you noticing the battle in your own life?

Protect yourself and your loved ones. 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Today is a great day to reflect on your schedule. What do you do at night that may cause you or your loved ones to be out during the witching hour?

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