THE POWER OF PRAISE
Praise relate to God’s greatness, appreciating him for his presence and person Hebrew 11:6, 1 chronicle 16:25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods. The instructions to praise is directed from the throne of God, Revelation 19:4-5 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. God works wonders through praise. We plead for intervention by prayers but we invoke divine intervention by praise; pleading may take time but invocation is instant. Praise is celebrating God for who He is, thereby invoking His intervention in our affairs.
Psalm 56:4,10 – In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. 10 In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
By praising God, you celebrate the efficacy of the scriptures and the infallibility of God’s counsel. It is telling God that you believe in what He has said even if it has not manifested. It is celebrating the integrity of God’s word and that is what will provoke His intervention in your affairs. Therefore heceforth, don’t just praise God for what has happened; rather, praise Him to make things happen.
ATTRIBUTE OF PRAISE
✔️ praise is the purpose for which God sanctify and bless us.
✔️ Praise is an appropriate respond to Gods Blessings (Praise is from the heart)
✔️ Praise must be from the whole of your heart before it can be acceptable unto God.
✔️ Praise is an act of obedience arising from the will and not from the feeling, or circumstances. Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
✔️ Praise is a weapon of spiritual war fare Psalms 149:6-9 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
- To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
- To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
- To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD
✔️ Praise secures our access to God’s presence, Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
✔️ Praise is the purpose why God gave is the breath of life, Just for us to praise him.Psalms 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
✔️ Praise is the spiritual environment were God lives. Psalms 22:3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
✔️ Praise is the expression of our faith in God.
✔️ Praise flows out the intimate relationship with God.Psalms 43:4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
✔️ Praise must be a life style.those who make praise their life style will always live in a grand style, Psalms 34:4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
BENEFIT OF PRAISE
💥 Praise secure God’s supernatural favour. Psalms 44:3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.
💥 Praise is supernatural weapon.Matthew 21:16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
💥 Praise attract Gods presence and also a way to his presence. Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
💥 Praise is an instrument of honour.1 Samuel 2:30 Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
💥 Praose is an access to God’s voice. And it gives victory and Liberty. Acts 16:25-26 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
Prayer:Everything that you have been waiting for to turn around since the beginning of the year till now, as you praise God today, it will turn around in your favour in the name of Jesus! As you begin to praise God from today, my God will take over that battle from you and level out all your enemies in the name of Jesus! As you begin to engage in high praise from now, everything that is hunting your destiny till now will be dealt with and all your adversaries will be leveled out in the mighty name of jesus Amen.