Giving God Praise In The Midst of a Storm
Sermon shared by Ronnie Mcneill
Summary: No matter what we are going through we should always give God praise. If you really want to get God’s attention, start giving Him praise and thanksgiving in advance for the break through in the midst of a storm and see what will take place.
Audience: Believer adults
God was setting up the stage for the apostle Paul. Because in 2 Corinthians 4:18 it says, “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
This brings me to my final point.
Second Point: Give God Praise In Advance For The Victory
The next morning, King Jehoshaphat had his men get into place. He had his singers (we call them in this present day the PRAISE TEAM) and the men with their instruments to go the front of the line. King Jehoshaphat encouraged them not to be afraid because God was here on the battlefield with them.
As the vast army began to march, King Jehoshaphat gave the signal for the PRAISE TEAM began to their singing and the men to start playing their instruments.
The Levites led the van with their musical instruments and singing the 136th Psalm.
PS 136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Just let me read to you just several of the verses of praise rendered up to God while on the battlefield.
O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
They began rendering praises up to God. As the army kept marching towards them, they kept right on singing, playing their instruments, and praising God. They were keeping their focus on the unseen and not the seen.
All of a sudden, the soldiers from the vast army starting fighting among themselves, and began to kill each other. As they continued slaughtering themselves, the PRAISE TEAM kept right on praising and singing to God.
Just before I take my seat, I have to admit, sometimes I get a little discouraged, and sometimes I feel like giving up. But every now and then, I have to look up. Every now and then, I have to look up to the hills.
Psalm 121:1-2 says, “I lift up my eyes to the hills--where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
I can look to the hills because of that man named Jesus. He died on that old rugged cross. But something spectacular happen three days later. Three days later, He got up early that Sunday morning. When He got up, He had all power in His hands.
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