“But thou art holy, o thou that inhabits the praises of Israel.” Psalm 22:3
Praise in scripture means ‘to proclaim the Lord’s merit or worth’. Beloved, God inhabits the praises of the people. Praise motivates God; it moves Him to action. Praise makes God suspend all other actions to attend to the praiser. The beauty of it is that God personally attends to the praises of His people while Angels attend to the prayers of His saints. In the book of Joshua 6, God instructed Joshua and the people to march around the walls of Jericho once a day for six days. Then on the seventh day, they were to march around the city six times and on the seventh time, they were to blow their trumpets, horns, shouting God’s praise. When they did that, the walls of Jericho miraculously collapsed. The presence of God that inhabits the praise of His people came down and pressed the walls of Jericho into the ground.
Beloved, praises will work were prayers have failed. As a matter of fact, there are problems only praises can solve. If you have prayed and prayed, and yet no results, try praises. Nothing will move God like your praises. When you praise God you are raised. When Jesus was faced with raising His friend Lazarus from the grave, the bible says that He lifted up His voice and said, “Father I thank thee”, and he called Lazarus forth out of the grave.
Praise has the power to bring immediate deliverance. When you praise God it causes satan to pick race. In the book of 1 Samuel, when Saul was possessed by an evil spirit, it took David playing psalm of praise on his harp to cast out the devil disturbing him. Also, remember when King Jehoshaphat was perplexed because of enemies that conspired against his people. When they sought the face of the Lord, the instruction was, “send your singers out ahead of the army. Have them shout with a loud voice, praise to the Lord; for his mercy endures forever”. It wasn’t the valiant men in front but the praise singers that did it, they brought the presence of God down who destroyed their enemies. Pick praise my friend, and see God subdue your enemies.
In doing this, don’t forget that giving your Firstfruit is a sign to God that you are ready for His blessings in your life this year.
1 Samuel 16:15-23, 2 Chronicles 20:14-25
Healed of madness
What brought us to Praise Tabernacle was the case of my brother who suddenly ran mad. My mum came to church with his picture and prayed with it, and also gave altar seed on his behalf. We got the blood of Jesus and went home with it. Then we used it to pray for my brother. That was the end of madness. He is very sane now. Praise God.
– Ujunwa U.
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. Father, bless me with fresh creative ideas that will catapult the work of my hands to the next level this 2018 in Jesus name.
2. Blood of Jesus wipe away every mark of reproach from all areas of my life and make me happy again, in Jesus’ name.
3. Lord, bless me with uncommon ideas that can be translated into products and services, in Jesus’ name.
4. My Father, my Father, give me concepts that will cause men to celebrate me and bring financial blessings to my life in Jesus name.
5. I take authority over 2018, in the Name of Jesus. I decree that all meaningful ideas that will bring money into my account will begin to spring out from my mind now, in the name of Jesus.