THE POWER OF PRAISE – 8

Better than good greetings, in Jesus’ most colourful name!

Sure it was awesome in God’s Presence in the service this morning?

Our God Whom you serve by His Son, our Saviour, Lord & Elder Brother, Jesus Christ, will show His faithfulness for your favour, in Jesus’ most colourful name!

It was such a glorious & wonderful time for us at KDCG this morning, & this post is the message.

Be BLESSED as you read, in Jesus’ most colourful name!

THE POWER OF PRAISE – 8

1. Praiseprovokes the favours of God & man – Psalm 45.8-9,11-12(KJV):

[8]”All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad”.

[9]”Kings’ daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir”.

[11]”So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty: for he is thy Lord; and worship thou him“.

[12]”And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat thy favour.

How will the richest among the rich seek you for favours with gifts?

[17]”I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.

Favours come when you’re living the lifestyle of praise!

David, the writer of this Psalm can tell us this confidently & authoritatively because he experienced it first hand.

You still remember that he was singled out for favour beyind his seven brothers even when his father didn’t consider him fit to be king of Israel?

Favour is the cure for suffering & emptiness.

What did Abraham do for God to single Him out of his father’s house for favours, yet he was always glorifying God – Romans 4.20-21(KJV):

[20]”He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God”;

[21]”And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform”.

The believer has been stamped with favour, however, your habit of praising God will activate that stamp.

Israel had been in slavery in Egypt for four hundred & thirty years but as soon as they recognised God & put Him in perspectives, their long ordained deliverance was actualized with mouth watering favours, & overnight, for that matter!

When you’re in praise, testifying of our Father’s faithfulness, you smell sweet to Him & by the mysterious & righteous operations of the Holy Spirit, He makes your destiny helpers to start locating you from all over the world – Song Of Solomon 4.16(KJV):

Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits”.

Lovers are always going to each other with gifts!

Praise was a major secret of the exponential & steady growth of the early church in its infancy – Acts 2.47(KJV):

Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved”.

You can’t be praising God &  be stranded in life!

The praising saint is God’s choice for favours & liftings, anytime, anywhere!

Sometime, when I was still in the federal civil service in our dear nation, Nigeria, there was need to urgently send someone on a crucial assignment from the Nation’s capital to the economic hub of the country.

It was critical because few of us were on a special mission there as the Organisation Of Africa Unity(OAU) conference was ongoing, then.

Incidentally, our first child & daughter was born that same period, & without any plea or permission to go home, I was singled out for that crucial assignment & was also able to see my wife & my newly born daughter!

Beloved, it’s high time you start living that mysterious life that’ll make people to admire Christ in you & your Christianity.

Put on the garment of praise & you’ll never know what sufferings, sorrows & shame are any longer, in Jesus’ most colourful name!

This is your week of unending favours!

Your better than good life will keep showing, in Jesus’ most colourful name!

PEACE!

JESUS IS LORD!

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