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A Garment of Praise

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Sermon shared by Christian Frazier

December 2007
Summary: GOD wants you to put on a garment of praise instead of a spirit of heaviness
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
I talked to us about taking off our grave clothes about taking off the things that keep us bound. When you take off the grave clothes then I want you to put on a garment of praise instead of the spirit of despair.

Anointed Ė Meaning that you belong to GOD. That he has authorized you or set you apart for a particular work or service.

GOD favor is through GODís Grace. Grace is defined as the unmerited favor of GOD. Meaning that we didnít deserve it. There is nothing that we have done or said. There is nothing that we can do or say to deserve it.

Favor is defined as good will and acceptance and the benefits that flow from these. One dictionary said Kindness another said preferred treatment. Special treatment.

The spirit of the Lord must be upon you in order to do these things.

A garment of praise is a spiritual thing. I went to seminar the speaker talked about getting into your peak state and how to change the way you feel in order to achieve greatness. I donít know what it is you have to do but listen to your favorite song, do a dance, do a kick, do a shout.

When the life and cares of this world has got your down you have to put on a garment of praise to change how you are feeling. I donít know what you have to do but you ought to have a song, you ought to have a scripture, you ought to have a dance, you ought to have a shout that will usher you into the presence of GOD. Something that you can do to make you feel better.

There is a spirit of despairÖit does exist but you donít have to dwell with the spirit of despair. You donít have to act like a people without hope.

Because the Lord has come to preach good tidings to the meek, The Lord has come to bind up the brokenhearted. The Lord has come to proclaim liberty to the captive. Not just those who are physically captive but to free those who are spiritually captive.

GOD is going to exchange some things for you. The former things that have been destroyed.

The former things that have been lost. GOD is going to exchange with you beauty for your ashes.

GOD is going to give you a blessing that is so beautiful for that which has been destroyed. For that which have been transformed into ashes.

One version said GOD is going to give you a crown of beauty instead of the ashes you have been dealt.

You have been mourning over your lost, you have been mourning of your death, you have had a dead relationship, you have had a dead end job, you have had some dead situations that you have been mourning over but the Lord is going to do some exchanging with you and GOD is going to give you the Oil of Gladness instead of mourning.

Oil is often used to anoint

When you get the Oil of Gladness you can shout this joy that I have the world didnít give and the world canít take it away. After all that I have been through. If it had not been for the Lord on my side. Oh Lord, I never would have made without your grace, I never would have made it if it had not been for your mercy.

Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.


Out of your situations GOD will give you a garment of Praise instead of spirit of heaviness. I donít know about you but I am tired of the spirit of heaviness. I have tired of a heavy burdened spirit. I am ready to trade it in for a garment of praise. I am tired and I am ready to get rid of my heavy load. I am ready
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