Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
I’m sure you’re happy to see the first Sunday of this new month of May.
May the blessings of May 2019 from our heavenly Father show in your entire life in multiplied forms, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
At KDCG, it was a most glorious time in the Lord’s Presence as we continued in our teaching series – The Power Of Praise!
THE POWER OF PRAISE – 2
Praise wards off evil spirits(that torment with fear of death & make people to do bad things that aren’t convenient – Hebrews 2.15[NLT]:
“Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying“.
Romans 1.28[Weymouth’s New Testament translation]:
“And just as they had refused to continue to have a full knowledge of God, so it was to utterly worthless minds that God gave them up, for them to do things which should not be done“).
When the child of God is in the habit of praising God acceptably, he or she doesn’t only carry divine Presence but also the Holy Spirit Who makes life comfortably blessed for the believer moves in to stop the activities of impostor evil spirits set to make life unbearable for the saints.
Scriptures in 1 Samuel 16.14-23, give us the account of how Saul, the first king of Israel was tormented by an evil spirit when he stopped following the Lord & the Spirit of God departed from him.
When his lieutenants noticed his incoherent & unusual behaviour, they advised him to allow them get someone who can skillfully play music for His refreshing, to which He consented & David was brought on the scene.
Each time the evil spirit begins to oppress Saul, moving him to misbehave, David will sing & play skillfully to the Lord & the evil spirit of course can’t stand successfully in God’s Presence just as our God Himself is too pure in His eyes to behold evil, & the evil spirit will leave Saul & he’ll be refreshed – Habakkuk 1.13(KJV):
“Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he”?
Beloved, don’t think it’s normal, usual or okay when you notice some untoward behaviour about yourself or your spouse, children or someone else close to you – sexual orgies, masturbatuon, same sex feelings or acts, adultery, foul language, separation & divorce, indecent dressing & hairstyle, murder, thoughts of bad things happening, consumption of alcoholic & tobacco beverages & narcotics, stealing, street gang, even suicide attempts, etc – it may be the activities of an unclean spirit trying to oppress such.
Don’t watch such behaviour, switch immediately into the Word of God, prophecies & high praise warfare!
There are some people, including christians, who’ll take a walk when there are issues with their spouses, coworkers & neighbours.
That may not be too bad, particularly if such step will avert violence but it’s not enough to separate in time, such time must be used wisely to engage in prayers, prophesying & praises, so that the impostor evil spirit will not take undue advantage to manipulate its unsuspecting victim, as the Spirit of God will raise a standard against the enemy! – Isaiah 59.19(KJV):
“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him“.
Beloved, when you render acceptable praise to your heavenly Father, His Holy Spirit will check mate the powers of darkness & render their activities ineffective against you!
How Do You Render Acceptable Praise?
It’s good to understand that our lives are to be acceptable unto our heavenly Father in order to partake of the blessings & better things that accompany salvation – Hebrews 12.28(Good News Bible):
“Let us be thankful, then, because we receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Let us be grateful and worship God in a way that will please him, with reverence and awe”;
Hebrews 12.28(Living Bible):
“Since we have a Kingdom nothing can destroy, let us please God by serving him with thankful hearts and with holy fear and awe“.
“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear”:
1. Acceptable Praise must be in God’s Word – Psalm 56.4,10(KJV):
“In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me“.
“In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word“.
In acceptable praise, you don’t sing about what is happening rather, you sing of your expectations according to His Word!
That’s the divine prescription to escape the programmed suffering of hell against you.
Look for & sing songs of praise loaded with faith & love – that’s praise warfare, the good fight of faith with the weapon of praise!
You’re not singing to Satan, you’re not singing against your neighbour who offended you, you’re not singing about the circumstances – to do those is to be beating the air, misplacing your priorities & fighting spiritual battles in the energy of the flesh, you’ll simply weary yourself & allow the powers of darkness to have the upper hand against you.
Acceptable praise must be in the Word of God & His promises & the covenant!
This week, the Holy Spirit will usher you into realms of comforts you’ve not experienced before, with refreshing & happiness, in Jesus’ most colourful name!
JESUS IS LORD!