THE POWER IN PRAISE!
2 Chronicles 20:1-30 (22)As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. (NIV)
The gates of Jericho were shut, and nobody could go in or out. However, the Lord instructed Joshua that they should step around the city once daily for six days blowing trumpets. On the 7th day, they were to march for seven times and specifically, on the 7th round, the people are to shout as loud as possible when they hear a long blast of the trumpets. Therefore, the army of Israel obeyed, and the wall of Jericho fell (Joshua 6).
The collapse of Jericho’s wall confirms that praise is a weapon against strongholds; yet, it’s one of the most underrated weapons of Christians. Because we sometimes fail to utilise the force it carries, and the favour therein (Acts 2:46-47). We saw another demonstration of the power of praise in our text, where Jehoshaphat only appointed praise singers, to defeat Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir.
Beloved, are you confronted with gigantic and overwhelming situations? Why not praise God over the matter! More than ever before and differently, engage in the ministry of praise. Consciously raise an altar of worship to God to access His ‘Throne of Grace’ (Psalms 100). As you do these, no devil, enemy, or obstacle can stop your shine (Glory). Be Born Again!
Hymn: I Will Sing of the Mercies of the Lord – James H. Fillmore (1874)
1. Father, please grant me the understanding to praise You always!
1. Lord, send down the rain of revival and healing into our lives, nations, and the church.
2. Father, put an end to the rain of sorrow, terror and affliction in my life.
3. Every hinderance on my path to praising God, expire!
PRAISE THE LORD!
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