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