Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Praise Defeats the Enemy

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
Beloved, I am here to encourage you to praise your way through that troubling situation, trial, or storm!  Praise recognizes Jesus Christ as the solution to our problems.  He is bigger than cancer, bigger than unemployment, bigger than a broken marriage, bigger than anything you are facing.  Is there anything to hard for God?  Praise uplifts the troubled spirit!  Praise does so much more because when you praise sometimes you won't have to fight the battle at all! Isn't God good! Here it is....

In 2 Chronicles 20, the text says beginning at verse 21, "After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: "Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever."

God loves it when you fast, pray, and seek His face, and He loves it when you praise Him. Jehoshaphat takes the people's advice and he orders men to sing to the Lord. When they did that, God set ambushes against the three nations coming against the Israelites, and they turned on each other, and destroyed each other!

This is almost identical to what happened in the war Gideon's army did not have to fight in Judges Chapter 7. God sent 300 men against a vast army of 30,000 Midianites. God confused the enemy with trumpets, torches, and timing! The army prepared for war, processed to the battlefield, and positioned themselves, but they did not fight! And God got the glory! When praises go up, blessings come down! 

So while you're at work, why not offer up a sacrifice of praise.  While you're on your lunch break, lift holy hands.  Offer up authentic praise, praise that is heart-felt, consistent and genuine.  Hebrews 13: 15-16 state, "Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. 16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.…" 
Praise defeats the enemy! Praise is a mighty weapon in spiritual warfare. Now, praise your way through and share the Good News that Jesus saves!


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