Memorize: Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. Psalms 67:5-6
Devotional Reading: Psalm 67:1-7
I am concluding this topic in today’s devotional, i explained yesterday in part 1 how praise is a weapon of warfare that can give us victory. i will explain today, the effects of positive changes that can happen through praise.
A bible character that stood out and became notable for his ability to praise God so much that he won God’s heart was David. Prophet Samuel described him as a man after God’s own heart in 1 Samuel 13:14; confirmed by Apostle Paul in Acts 13:22.
King David was renowned for his ability to offer quality praise unto God. He danced before the Lord with all his might, and all his mockers were silenced. Even Michal, his wife that mocked him, was barren until the day of her death. 2 Sam. 6:14-23. One very important thing you must know about praise is that God inhabits the praises of His people. As I said in part 1, Psalms 22:3, God only inhabits the praises of His people, not their knowledge, prayer and fasting, or services. God dwells in praise, He will not dwell outside praise. David said I will enter his gate with thanksgiving in my heart, i will enter His court with praise, the atmosphere that God enjoy, is atmosphere of praise, and this is what guarantees divine presence and obtained victory for us. God cannot resist the praises of His people, especially when offered with holy hands.
Lazarus was dead and buried for four days. But Jesus arrived and said, “Father, I thank you,” just at the sound of praise death gave way for life and Lazarus that was dead for four days came out by himself. That is the effect of praise and the victory it brings.
As you praise God today those chains around you, your marriage, family, business or ministry shall lose, fall and be broken forever in Jesus name, amen.
Don’t allow your visible situations to hinder your invisible breakthroughs, remember king Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20; he got victory in a battle between Judah a small nation againt 3 much bigger nations, the bible describe these 3 nations as multitudes, Jehoshaphat knew he stood no chance, but ‘Praise’ gave him a chance, not just a chance, praise won the battle and gave him VICTORY, that is another effect of praise.
As a church, in obedience to prophetic revelation, we are confident that our praise in this month of November will win VICTORY for us as individuals and as a church, we are also confident that it will give United Kingdom the much needed direction that the parliament need especially on the issue of Brexit in the name of Jesus.
The psalmist gave a wise admonition in Psalm 122:6; Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. United Kingdom is our Jerusalem for those of us living in the country and we must seek her peace at all cost. May the LORD grant us peace and give us direction in United Kingdom in Jesus name
The God of Jehoshaphat is still the same God today who honours praise.
Prayer point: O LORD, give us direction in United Kingdom and grant us victory.
Key Dose: No battle is too big for the force of praise unto God to win.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)