Summary: Praise is a mighty weapon of warfare in the life of the believer, when we learn how to excercise ourselves in praise regardless of our emotions we have taken a big step toward consistent victorious living.
Ps 150:6 Let everything that hath breath praise ye the Lord.
Make the choice to rejoice,
Ps.9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most high.
Ps.34:1 I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth, my soul shall make her boast in the Lord, O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together.
Lincoln said: I have discovered that people are as happy as they choose to be.
Prov 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
NATURE PRAISES GOD
Ps 65:13 The pastures are clothed with flocks: the valleys also are covered over with corn: they shout for joy, they also sing,
Ps.69:34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
Ps.98:8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together.
PRAISE”= THE REQUIRED SACRIFICE
Ps.100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him and bless his name. ( We don’t even get in his presence until we bring the sacrifice of praise) Lit. praise is the gate by which we enter his presence.
NEW TESTAMENT PRIESTHOOD
Heb.13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God, continually, that is the fruit of our lips giving thanks unto his name.
THE PRIVALEDGE OF PRAISE
Ps.150:9 This honour have all his saints, Praise ye the Lord.
HOW DO WE PRAISE THE LORD?
Ps.149:1-3 Says: Praise his name in the dance, Let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
Ps.150:6 Says: Praise him with the sound of the trumpet. praise him with the psaltry and harp. praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments, and organs. praise him upon the ( loud) cymbals, Praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
let every thing that hath breath praise ye the Lord.
PRAISE IN WARFARE
Praise is a vital element of spiritual warfare, you’ll never know victory until praise holds it’s rightful place in your life.
2Cho.20:22 Tells us how praise makes spiritual warfare effective.
Praise Brings God into our battles, Through praise Gods power is activated on our behalf.
Acts 16:25-26 We find it was through prayer and praise, that the foundations of the prison were shaken and everyones bonds were loosed.
25 ¶ And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.
Through bold agressive praise, bondages are broken and captives are set free.
Ps.149:6-9 Tells us that through the warfare of praise, we bring evil powers into bondage and execute judgement upon them.
"Let the high praises of God, be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand: to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron: To execute judgement upon them the judgement written.
Praise and worship time in our services is not just a time to be blessed, it’s the time to become bold and agressive and begin to do warfare in behalf of those who are bound and oppressed by the devil,