Prepare 4 Warfare Week two – Power in Praise
Well, we are into week two already
Of my Prepare 4 Warfare four-week series
Last week was about building walls
This week, it’s all about putting gates in
Power in Praise is powerful!
If you need to stop any satanic conspiracy against your life
Then look no further, my friend
At the Book of Psalms
Reading them helps you Prepare 4 Warfare
Isaiah 60:18 reminds us that we need to think of praise like a gate
‘But you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise’
Gates are to keep any unwanted trespassers off land that doesn’t belong to them
And that’s why the devil hates it when you start singing praises and worshiping God
Because you’ve discovered that
Not only is Satan trespassing on territory he has no right to be on
But, the floodlights are well and truly lit in your praise to God
Leaving that low-level loser nowhere to hide
There is power in praise
Read these Psalms and watch them deliver a power-packed punch!
‘Sing to God, sing praises to His name’ Psalm 68:4
‘I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me’ Psalm 57:2
‘In God (I will praise His word), in God I have put my trust, I will not fear’ Psalm 56:4
‘Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation’ Psalm 95:1
‘Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvellous things’ Psalm 98:1
Yeah, well that sounds really great, Wendy
But, I can’t sing
The power in your praise
Isn’t determined on whether you sound like a contestant on The Voice
Heaven hasn’t got a panel of judges deciding if they’re going to turn their chair around
And say, “Wow! I want you on my team!”
This is Warfare, my friend
And it doesn’t matter if you sound like a seagull trapped in a drainpipe when you sing
Your praising God and that makes the ground tremble!
You’ve read this far down the page
So, I want you to pay attention to what I’m going to say
I don’t like to nag
But, I don’t want you to miss this, okay?
The reason why praise is so powerful
Is because you are turning your eyes away
From all your worries and problems
And you’re focusing on God
As we praise and worship God, we are magnifying Him
We are expressing our deep love for Him
Even if our situation tells us something different
Don’t you find that after you’ve entered into a time of singing some praises to God
Things don’t seem so hectic?
Your day seems to go better
And your attitude is more positive?
Praise is a highly effective weapon against the schemes of the devil
It is drawing on God’s spirit and truth in His Word
Psalm 149:6 says, ‘Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand’
Most days when I’m driving to work
I can have a full-on praise and worship session while listening to worship songs
And by the time I get to work, I’m spiritually ready to face my day
Try it sometime, it will give the devil a nervous breakdown!
There is power in praise
Because the last line of the last Psalm tells us so
‘Let everything that has breath praise the Lord’
PRAISE THE LORD!