Thursday, 30th September 2021.
Topic: Praise; for a divine intervention
Key Verse :- “And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord.”2 Chronicles 20:18, (KJV)
Authentic praise carries the supernatural power to change an atmosphere completely and open the door to miracles, signs and wonders
Through worship and praises, three nations (Moab, Ammon and Mount Seir) bowed before King Jehoshaphat. Through praise, obstacles are removed, mountains are brought low.
Praise causes us to look away from the challenges and focus on the awesome power of God, thereby leading to God’s intervention.
In Acts chapter 16, we see Paul and Silas demonstrate the supernatural power of authentic, passionate praise.
Facing unimaginable conditions while being wrongly imprisoned for their faith, they chose to stop focussing on their circumstances and instead, turn their attention fully onto the faithfulness of their God.
So powerful was their faith-filled praise in that dark, prison, that their environment suddenly changed and they were instantly set free.
The Kingdom of Heaven ‘burst’ through the atmosphere, magnetically drawn to the authentic faith of two suffering men, and the miraculous power of God was released— shaking everything around them and releasing them, and everyone around them, from their chains!
Praise is not just singing upbeat, loud songs, but rather a faith-filled declaration of God’s power and nature in the face of impossible circumstances that attract the supernatural power of Heaven to bring breakthrough! Our praise is actually a ‘weapon’—one of the most powerful you will ever use!
The eagles only gathered where there is carcass. Likewise, we can only experience the glory of God in the midst of worship and praises. Psalm 150:1-5 says:
“Praise you the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everything that has breadth praise the lord. Praise ye the lord.”
Prayer: Thank you Lord for your Word to me today, I will praise You through the storms and trials because I know You will turn things around for my good, and intervene in Jesus Name.(Amen)