OCTOBER 24, 2019
Praise works wonders! (Part 2)
Understanding Praise Warfare:
Text: 2 Chronicles 20:1-24 (emphasis on vs 22-24)
“And 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. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another. And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.”
What’s in Praise, you may ask? Well, the simple answer is: God is the personality in Praise!
One of the weapons of our warfare in scriptures is Praise. Praise is a double edge weapon. We use praise to worship God, and to stir the warrior nature of God. Praise is the best way to hand over your battles to God.
Groaning, murmuring and complaining about your battles may attract pity in the natural, but in the realm of the Spirit, it attracts destruction (Num 11:1).
“And when the people complained, it displeased the Lord: and the Lord heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the Lord burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.”
Instead of grumbling about your challenges, report your enemies to God.
Praise is the best way to report your enemies to God.
What prayer may not get done quickly, praise expedites.
We must understand the warrior nature of God. His name is Jehovah- The man of war!
Jehovah is the warrior name of God. The God that never and can never lose any battles!
Attributes of the Warrior nature of God:
(1) God Kills and makes Alive: 1 Sam 2:6
“The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.”
(2) God curses: Gen 12:3
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
(3) God destroys: Exodus 15:21, Psalm 136:13-22
“And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.”
“To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever: And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy endureth for ever: But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever: Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever: And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever: And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth for ever: Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
Finally, we engage the weapon of Praise to invoke the warrior nature of God for the full delivery of our expectations. The devil and all forces of evil won’t give up without a fight so we must stir God up to arise and fight on our behalf.
David understood the truth when he said ‘Let God arise, and his enemies be scattered…’ ( Psalm 68:1).
I see all of your enemies vanish at the instant if your praise in Jesus name!