Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
I know you’ve started giving your praise to your God & believe you me, He’ll be glorified in you by perfecting all aspects of your life & He’ll raise you up to your high places, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
At KDCG, the series of teachings on THE POWER OF PRAISE commenced this evening in our Glory To Glory Word Hour service.
The Power Of Praise – 1
1. Praise provokes the manifest Presence of God into rest, triumphs & accomplishments without sweat.
We are aware that our Father’s habitation, His Presence, is in praise – Psalm 22.3(KJV):
“But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel“.
We are also aware that His Presence is awesome, glorious & powerful – Exodus 33.14(KJV):
“And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest“”.
“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen“.
Even though the heritage of every child of God is to carry the Father’s Presence, it isn’t enough, however, to carry that Presence, because His Presence is to work for you – Hebrews 2.4(KJV):
“God also bearing them witness, bothwith signs and wonders, andwith divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will”?
“And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen”.
“And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest“.
His Presence is awesome but you must provoke Him to manifest His Presence!
His Presence is glorious but you must let Him work for you!
His Presence is powerful but you must allow Him to work with you!
Beloved, there’s the awesome Presence of God & there’s the manifest Presence of God!
Many believers stop at His awesome Presence.
You can only get by with His awesome Presence but you’ll forever, always require His manifest Presence to fulfil your workmanship(Ephesians 2.10 Amplified version: “For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live])”,which determines your exceeding great reward – Genesis 15.1(KJV):
“After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward“.
Hebrews 11.6(Amplified version):
“But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]“.
John 12.26(New Living Translation):
“Anyone who wants to serve me must follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And the Father will honor anyone who serves me”.
Without His manifest Presence, powers of darkness will cheat & oppress you at will – Acts 10.38(KJV):
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him“.
Without His manifest Presence, the child of God will be at the mercy of the tormentors – Luke 13.16(KJV):
“And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day“?
It is His manifest Presence Who turns captivity around – Job 42.10(KJV):
“And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before”.
A dear sister shared her testimony when we were at Egbe,(a boundary town in a North Central state of Nigeria), after hearing a message on praise in church on a Sunday morning, that should there be any unfavorable situation at the place of work the following day, children of God must remember that His praise will turn things around in their favour!
The following day at work, she was greeted with a query on an issue she knew nothing about.
According to her, she wanted to react, when she remembered the instruction the previous day in church, so she went to the restroom and praised God, after which one of her conspirators came to leak the secret & apologised & the query was withdrawn & torn!
She was even compensated with a cash gift!
Beloved, it’ll only require you giving Him your praise to be supernaturally favoured!
I watched a telecast last month where a woman who felt justified against the unfair treatment of the family from a runaway husband of about four years.
However, the moment she genuinely forgave the husband & justified God, God stepped in in His manifest Presence & the runaway husband surfaced within seven days & there was a happy reunion!
Beloved, you don’t know the damage & delay you’re doing against yourself when you stick to your self justification.
As long as you’re justifying yourself & refusing, therefore, to honour God & obey His Word, Jesus, as your Mediator on the Father’s right Hand, has nothing to do in your favour but when you heartily surrender to His “stupid, ridiculous & weak” instruction, then in His Mediatory office, He secures the Father’s manifest Presence in your favour!
His instruction may sound ridiculous but it’ll always produce the miraculous & it’s the miraculous you need!
Asking for water when wine was needed was most ridiculous but that was what produced the miraculous best wine.
As stupid, ridiculous & weak as it sounds, to trust a little boy’s lunch to feed five thousand hungry men, that was still what fed the whole multitude & there was still left over.
Beloved, it’s high time to start obeying Him from the heart so that you can stay on top of the issues of life!
Give Him your praise & watch Him perfect your life with His glory!
I will always be seeing you at the top with your better than good testimonies, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
JESUS IS LORD!