Nov 18, 2018
ENGAGING THE POWER OF PRAISE FOR SUPERNATURAL TURNAROUND- PART 3
“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments
From the scripture above, praise can turn situation from "nothing is working" to "everything is working" overnight. When nothing is working and you engage the instrumentality of praise, everything will start to work. Although things might not be working as expected, do not stop rejoicing in the Lord. Always let our joy be full even in the midst of challenges.
There are three categories of people that praise God.
- Those that sing God's praise when things are working. There is nothing wrong in singing God's praise when things are working.This will make things to keep working.
- Those that sing God's praise when things are not working. This will make things that are not working to start working.
- Those who praise God as a lifestyle. These are people who engage in praise no matter the situation (when things are working and when things are not working). This category of people end up as celebrities.
As you praise God, He inhabits our praises, He comes to tabernacle with us and everything that makes life worth celebrating begins to happen to us. For in His presence there is fullness of joy and at His right hand are pleasures forever more. In His presence the wisdom, the insight, the secret, the revelation, the way out of every perplexed situation of life is revealed. The things that make us perform as celebrities are in His presence.
Thanksgiving is the will of God for every believer. If things are not working, give Him thanks, if things are working also give Him thanks. If you make thanksgiving a lifestyle in season and out of season you will see that things will not stop working but will continue to work faster. ( Habakkuk 3:17-19)
God is the one that brings about turn around (Psalm 126:1), but for God to step in and turnaround a situation, praise must be involved, that is to say whatever will take God will take praise; He will never step in or turn situation around for a praiseless life.
Whatever succeeds in taking away praise from a man's life has succeeded in putting him in permanent captivity. When captivity and challenges are mixed with praise, liberty is inevitable. Do not allow your situation to take away the high praises of God. Many people are not free from their captivity because they are not singing the praises of God, Paul and Silas, inside Prison they prayed and sang praises to God, and God came down and they were set free. So if anybody remains in captivity don't question the things that kept him in the captivity, query his/her praise life.
When the Lord said in His word “for without me you can do nothing”, It means nothing can turn around for the better without God's input, and God cannot lift a finger for anybody when praise is absent. Whatever will take God, will take praise and whatever will take praise away from us will take God’s presence away from us (John 15:5)
According to scripture in Psalm 114:2 ” Judah was His Sanctuary and Israel His Dominion” .The word Judah means Praise( Genesis 29:35)
Praise builds a house for God. Praise builds a habitation for God .When you live a praiseful lifestyle, you become a mobile habitation for God. When you are praising God what you are doing is that you are constructing a house for God to reside in. If the only thing you know how to do is to pray, God will visit you but when you know how to praise, He becomes resident with you, He makes you His mobile habitation and everything that makes for life and godliness resides in God. And when God is present, Satan will be absent, when God is present, everything good in life is present, when God is present, every evil thing will be absent, when God is present, Heaven comes down to planet earth, your life becomes an heaven arena, whatever cannot stand in heaven cannot stand in your life. Heaven is a place of no curse or pain. (Psalm 22:3)
When you don't know what else and where else to turn to in any area of life, turn to God and the way to do so is via Praise. Each time we switch on to high praises, we provoke God, and when God is turned on everything turns in our favour.
BENEFITS OF PRAISE
Praise is an instrument of instant intervention. When we give God quality praise we provoke Him to act on our behalf instantly.
1.Praise is the gateway to supernatural harvest from our seed sown; No matter the seed you have planted, your harvest is never in view until you give God praise. Psalm 67:5-7 "let all the people praise you o God, then shall the earth yield its increase and God, even our own God shall bless us…. "
Praise is a spiritual watering system. You must have seed in the ground for praise to water. When you praise God you are watering your seed. If you don’t have seed in the ground and praise God, you will be eroding the top soil only. But with a seed in the ground, praise will culminate in a harvest of blessing and abundance. Seed is not limited to money alone, it includes your energy committed into the things of the kingdom, time, your service in your respective unit, praying kingdom advancement prayers etc ; these are seeds.
If you are a murmuring and complaining Christian, you may never see prosperity. Prosperity is beyond giving; though giving is a key part of it. If you are not a giver you will be a pauper, but a giver who murmurs will never see prosperity.
Joel 1:10-12 says everything dries up without praise.
When you lack Joy you can’t praise God. If you are singing without joy, it is noise before God. It is joy in singing that makes for praise. Without joy in your heart, you cannot praise God. And if you can’t praise God, your investment will be wasted. Every time you murmur you are inviting the Destroyer. After planting the seed it may seem as if nothing is happening, just keep watering and fertilizing it with high praises. Stop complaining publicly or privately so that you do not destroy your harvest.(1 Corinthians 10:10)
- Supernatural Increase and Multiplication answers to quality Praise
Jeremiah 30:19 "out of them shall come forth thanksgiving and I will multiply them. If you want to be multiplied, then make merry. You don’t have to be a member of the choir to sing praises to God. Your song will multiply your effort, and your harvest. The God of multiplication is activated in your favour when you praise him. Nothing good reduces in the hands of those who praise God. As you praise Him you are preparing the way for where God wants to take you to next.
The environment you find yourself should not stop you from praising God, it does not have to be convenient as you praise Him despite the inconvenience he will take you to a better place. Increases and multiplication answers to quality praise.
- Praise provokes Supernatural Breakthrough: When you become God's habitation via praise, mountain will sense your appearance and flee.
"Everywhere David went, the lord was with him" that means David became God mobile house; and when God resides with you, you become God's mobile habitation, everywhere you go mountains will give way "…the sea saw them and fled, he said mountain what haileth thee oh thou mountain...." (Psalm 114:2-6). Barriers will begin to run at your appearance, breakdowns are converted to breakthroughs, setbacks are converted to advancement, misfortune is converted to favour.
Like the story of Peter, he was kept in prison, an angel brought him out and as they were approaching the city gate, it opened on its own accord.
- Praise is the Highway to our High Places in Life:
You can dance your way from the valley, it does not matter the pit somebody is in, you can praise your way from the pit to the peak, you can praise your way from the lowest into the highest places of life ( Hab 9:17-19)
- Praise Brings About Speedy Fulfillment of Prophecy:
When we talk about prophetic word it's not just what a man of God has said, every verse of scripture that carries promises are prophetic scriptures, that means with praises you can dance your way into fulfilment of prophetic scriptures that you like. We have a more sure word of prophecy, so the Bible is a bank of prophecies, it is a treasure house of prophecies and "you must do war with the prophecies that have gone ahead of you ( 1 Tim 1:18).
We engage prophecies by praise warfare, it takes the hand of God to perform the word of God and the hand of God is provoked to bear by our high praises, the bible says concerning Abraham that "he was fully persuaded, he was strong in faith giving glory to God" Being fully persuaded means having considered all the facts he still decided to praise God. God will not lift a finger for anybody who will not praise Him no matter your pitiable condition, therefore, you must dance your way into fulfilment (Proverbs 4:18) " for the path of the just is as a shining light" you are not permitted to know a better last year.
Faith is not an enemy of facts, it does not ignore facts it just does not allow those facts to stand in its way; because Abraham chose to praise God irrespective of the prevailing and very obvious facts the prophetic word of God concerning him came to pass. When you are praising God let your heart also be involved. God does not see the way man sees: man looks at your acrobatic displays but God is checking your heart; if it is from your heart, then your praise is acceptable and God will step in for you. Amen.
Psalm 2:8, Matthew… "out of the mouth of babies and suckling has thou perfected praise." Humble yourselves before God "….He made himself of no reputation….", do not praise God because of positions, titles and material things. Also, do not be like Micah, the daughter of saul who despised David the king at that time for being vile in giving praise to God.
In conclusion, your praise becomes acceptable when you Praise God from your heart and also Praise him like a baby. As you Praise God, the prophetic word will become the happening word in your life and family . Every of your hanging blessings shall be delivered with speed before Shiloh 2018 in Jesus Name.
Remain Ever Blessed ! !! Jesus Is Lord!!!