The Power Of Praise- Part Three

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  1. DeaneMc profile image54
    DeaneMcposted 9 years ago

    All too often, praise to God is something that many people
    leave at church, an event that happens only when they come
    together with other Christians. However, praise should be a
    part of a believers lifestyle, inter-mingled as a part of
    their daily prayer-life. At work, in the car, at home in
    bed, or anywhere; praise to the Lord brings the refreshing
    of the Lord's presence, along with His power and anointing.
    "...I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall
    continually be in my mouth" (Psalms 34:1).

    Praise is an expression of faith, and a declaration of
    victory! It declares that we believe God is with us and is
    in control of the outcome of all our circumstances (Romans
    8:28). Praise is a "sacrifice," something that we give
    to God sacrificially, not just because we feel like it, but
    because we believe in Him and wish to please Him. "By him
    therefore let us give the sacrifice of praise to God
    continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks
    to his name" (Hebrews 13:15).
    Praise Sends the Enemy Running

    Since praise manifests God's presence, we also realize that
    praise repels the presence of the enemy, Satan. An
    atmosphere which is filled with sincere worship and praise
    to God by humble and contrite hearts is disgusting to the
    Devil. He fears the power in the name of Jesus, and flees
    from the Lord's habitation in praise. "Whoso offereth
    praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his
    conversation aright will I show the salvation of God"
    (Psalms 50:23).

    When the children of Judah found themselves outnumbered by
    the hostile armies of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, King
    Jehoshophat and all the people sought the Lord for His
    help. The Lord assured the people that this would be His
    battle. He told them to go out against them, and He would
    do the fighting for them. So what did the children of Judah
    do? Being the people of "praise" (Judah actually means
    Praise), and knowing that God manifests His power through
    praise, they sent their army against their enemies, led by
    the praisers!

    So on they went, ahead of the army declaring, "Praise the
    Lord, for His mercy endureth forever!" And the scripture
    says, "...when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD
    set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and
    mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were
    smitten" (2 Chronicles 20:22).

    When God's people begin to praise His name, it sends the
    enemy running! I challenge you to become a person of
    praise, and you will experience the release of the power of
    God!
    Some Biblical Expressions of Praise Worship

              Declaring of thanks (Heb. 13:15)
              Clapping hands and shouting (Psalms 47:1)
              Musical instruments and dancing (Psm. 150:4)
              Singing praise songs (Psalms 9:11)
              Psalms, hymns, & spiritual songs (Eph. 5:19-20)
              Making a joyful noise (Psalms 98:4)
              By lifting our hands (Psalms 134:2)
              By being still (Psalms 4:3-5, 46:10)
              By being loud (Psalms 33:3, 95:1-6)


    I hope you enjoyed reading these articles on praise. I give thanks to the ones that offered this message. It is truly an amazing release as I have found out from experience to get lost in Praise and feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit. It has been to the point that I had to open my eyes to make sure I was still standing on solid ground. Praise is an awesome way to break the chains of bondage and be free to worship the Lord.

    1. twill4jc profile image77
      twill4jcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good post

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      ellie1142545posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Amen!  Me?  Doesn't matter what I'm doing, whether out for a walk, doing housework, reading, what have you...When the urge hits me, I start Prasing His Holy Name....Even now...God Bless!

    3. twill4jc profile image77
      twill4jcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good post

    4. twill4jc profile image77
      twill4jcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good post

  2. Tamarii2 profile image59
    Tamarii2posted 9 years ago

    I WILL BE INCREASING MY PRAISE TO GOD .I HAVE GAINED VALUABLE INSIGHTS THROUGH READING YOUR HUBS.HOPE TO READ MORE HUBS THANKS.FREE EDUCATION IS PRICELESS.ENJOYING THE JOURNEY.PEACE.

    1. DeaneMc profile image54
      DeaneMcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It is such an amazing journey. I can't say that there are not moments that people don't feel like praising the Lord and that's when we should Praise Him the most.

      That kind of Praise breaks down walls and confuses the enemy.
      I just love that !!

      have you ever been in a place where the praise and worship was so powerful that your legs felt like rubber and it is all that you can do to stand?

      I was once at a place where there were almost 2000 people praising and worshiping the Lord, that I had my eyes closed and I felt like I was the only one there, no one around me mattered. To get that lost in praises to our God...it's amazing. I had to open my eyes and make sure I was still standing on the ground. I love the place where we can go beyond the outer court and enter the holy place where we encounter the very essence of God !!!

  3. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 9 years ago

    Praise is powerful. Its extraordinary. I must visit your page soon.

 
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