THE WONDER-WORKING PRAISE
Memorise: And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth forever. 2nd Chronicles 20:21
Read: 2nd Chronicle 20:21-24, Bible in one year: Isaiah 27:29, Acts 6:1-7:2
It’s a good thing to given thanks to the Lord (Psalm 92:1). One of the wonders of praise is that it ushers you into the presence of the Lord (Psalm 100:4). We know that in the presence of the Lord, there is fullness of the joy (Psalm 16:11). It is impossible to be in the presence of God and remain the same.
The Bible speaks of so many weapons of spiritual warfare, but the most effective of them all is praise. The Lord revealed to me years ago that when you are praying and fasting or loosing and binding, you are doing the battle. But when you are praising God, the Lord will do the battle on your behalf. In 2nd Chronicles 20:15-17, after the great kings formed an alliance to fight King Jehoshaphat, he, by the leading of the spirit of God, realised that it was through high praises to the Captain of the host of Israel that he would win the battle. So he put up a mighty orchestra for the praise of God. As the singers were praising the Lord, the Lord took over the battle and fought on behalf of King Jehoshaphat. The enemies of King Jehoshaphat helped to destroy themselves, and the enemies left behind. I pray that God will fight on your behalf; you possess the gates of your enemies and your will know peace in Jesus’ Name.
In Psalm 67:1-7, we read of what will happen when people praise the Lord. One of the wonders of praise is that the earth will yield her increase and God will bless His people. Another wonder of praise is that when the people see the magnitude of the blessings that God showers upon those who praise Him, the whole earth will fear Him. May the good Lord give you the type of blessing that will cause people to fear you God in Jesus’ Name. if you really want to go forward, increase and multiply, then you must know how to praise the Lord. There is this testimony of a couple who after twenty-two years of marriage had no child, until their pastor was led to tell them that they should fill their house with praise twenty-four hours of the day until further notice. Within three months of doing this by way of playing music of praise round the clock, the wife got pregnant and many years of waiting was brought to an end. To engage in effective praise for wonders, one must ensure that he lives righteously, because sinners cannot praise God acceptably (proverbs 15:8).
Set out quality time to praise the Lord today, and cultivated the habit of continuous qualitative worship of God in your life.