God Causes Praise

For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

Isaiah 61:11

The attributes of God are so exalted that, just by remembering them, praise will come from our lips. God is good, holy, worthy, merciful, almighty, righteous, sovereign, among many other qualities that make him worthy of all praise. But Isaiah 61:11 goes beyond all that. Praise sprouts from God himself, who places in us both the will and the work of giving praise, glory and honor to Him who lives forever.

There are other attributes and qualities of God that bring praise to the lips of those who take them into account. God is glorious, wise, great, majestic, strong, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, self-existent, protector, victor, clement, high, creator, eternal, provider and healer, among many exceptional characteristics. There are plenty of reasons to praise God.

Isaiah 61:11 points out another of God’s qualities that He brings forth together with praise, His righteousness. God is righteous and this is a great reason to praise Him. Psalms 45:6 says, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom. The psalmist is praising the throne of God, which he calls the scepter of righteousness. While Psalms 71:19 says, Also Your righteousness, O God, is very high, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?

God’s righteousness sprouts praise. In fact, Psalms 98 and 146 are entitled “Praise for the righteousness of God.” Not in vain did our Lord Jesus Christ say in Matthew 6:33, But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Let’s seek the righteousness of God before any of the other things, praise the righteous and sprout praise along with His righteousness before the nations in the same way that the seed of the earth springs forth.

From Psalm 98 we learn how praise for God’s righteousness manifests itself. Psalms 98:4 says, Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth; break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises. In that way we approach our righteous God, of whom Psalm 98:9 says the following: For He is coming to judge the earth. With righteousness He shall judge the world, and the peoples with equity.

Let our praise be as David expressed it in Psalms 35:28, And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness and of Your praise all the day long. Without a doubt that God’s righteousness and His praise go hand in hand. Thanks to His righteousness, we who have responded to His plan of salvation have been justified. That makes our lips full of praise for His love, for His forgiveness, for His grace and His salvation.

The final part of Paul’s prayer for believers is in Philippians 1:9-11 and it goes like this, And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Let’s fill ourselves with the fruits of justice for His praise. God bless you.

God Does not Share His Praise with Images

I am the Lord, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images.

Isaiah 42:8

God is jealous and does not share His glory or His praise with sculptures or images. The Bible establishes very clearly the rejection of God towards all cult to images and sculptures. It is not necessary to be a gifted genius to understand this because everything is written in a plain language that does not require the interpretation of a scholar. The Scripture leaves no doubt that God and the images are incompatible. There are those who deceive themselves by saying that they do not worship images but admire them. By Isaiah 42:8, it is established that a simple eulogy to a sculpture is already rejected by God.

The prohibition of all kinds of worship, praise and adoration of images and sculptures is established in the second commandment of the Law of God. Exodus 20:4-6 says, You shall not make for yourself a carved image, any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

For God all image and sculpture is an abomination. Deuteronomy 7:25-26 says about it, You shall burn the carved images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it; for it is an abomination to the Lord your God. Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing. That means that even having images and sculptures in our house is a curse.

In Micah 5:13 we are again commanded not to bow down before the images, I will cut off your carved images and your sacred pillars from among you, so that you will no longer bow down to the work of your hands. Sculptures and images are useless, as Habakkuk 2:18 says, What profit is the image, that its maker should carve it, the molded image, a teacher of lies, that the maker of its mold should trust in it, to make mute idols? And if sculptures and images do not work, why worship them?

The images produce anger and jealousy to God. Psalms 78:58 says, For they provoked Him to anger with their high places, and moved Him to jealousy with their carved images. If we really love God, why make him angry by practicing what He hates? But if that does not matter to you, look at what Leviticus 26:30 says about what will happen to the image worshipers, I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you.

Serving images is a shame, as Psalms 97:7 says, Let all be put to shame who serve carved images, who boast of idols. Worship Him, all you gods. Only before God should we prostrate ourselves and only to Him we will praise, He who does not share His praise with sculptures. Let us not be confused, according to what Isaiah 42:17 says, They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, who trust in carved images, who say to the molded images, ‘You are our gods.’ Let us not waste time keeping honor to objects that have absolutely nothing of sacred according to the Bible. God bless you.

God Dwells in the Midst of Praise

But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel.

Psalms 22:3

Psalms 22:3 says verbatim: But You are holy, enthroned in the praises of Israel. And when His chosen people praise Him, God dwells with His people. Do you mean that if the Gentile peoples praise him, God does not make himself present? In no way, God will always dwell in the midst of praise, whether given by Israel, by the Gentiles who have believed in Him, by the church or by anyone with a heart willing to pay Him praise.

When our house is filled with praise, it is also filled with God. As we surround ourselves with praise, we surround ourselves with the Presence of God. I have perceived that every time I celebrated nights of praise and worship in my home when I lived in Florida, United States of America. The atmosphere of the house was transformed and the presence of God could be felt intensely.

God is present and His presence is manifested by the strong display of His power. This position is premeditated, without pretending a mystical presence, but deepening in the reality of who God really is. We are not talking about the simple praise that touches our soul and makes our skin crawl, but about the one in which God is here and His Kingdom has come. This is how God reveals Himself as He chooses to descend and dwell in His church.

The word that is translated as praise in Psalm 22:3 is tehillâh (הלָהִתְֶ, H8416), which means laudation; specifically (concretely) a hymn: praise. Tehillâh appears 57 times during all periods of the Hebrew biblical history. First, the term denotes a quality or attribute of some person or thing; it means glory or praiseworthy.

God is and should be our main reason for praise. When everyone looks at what God has done for us, words of praise can only come from our lips for Him. Israel is the glory of God when it exists in a state of exaltation and divine blessing. The exaltation of God is praise, it is recognizing who He is, His attributes and His wonderful works for His people. When Israel exalts their God, the presence of the Most High is felt and the place where He is exalted is filled with His glory.

A few years ago I attended a service where an African pastor preached. I was struck by something he said about the way they praise in African churches. This pastor told us that in Africa many of the parishioners must walk up to 3 hours to get to the temple and, therefore, they would not be satisfied just by listening to four or five songs. In this regard, he said that the time of praising God was not limited and could last several hours. During that time people remained ecstatic looking for the presence of God.

The African pastor said that at the end of the praise time, it usually continued with a long line of people giving testimony of the healing and miracles that happened in their lives while praising. No doubt that God makes room among this African people in the midst of its praise. And He will do it wherever He is praised without limits. If we really want Him to live among us, let us praise Him with all our heart. God bless you.

Praise before Him

Give honor and praise to the Lord, whose power and beauty fill His holy temple.

1 Chronicles 16:27

To arrive at the presence of God and not to pay praise to Him is like arriving at a banquet with a lot of hunger and not tasting anything. Just to reach the presence of the Most High and see His greatness, is more than sufficient reason for our lips to overflow in praise to Him. It is impossible to present ourselves before God and not admire His attributes and praise Him for them. If the earthly wonders amaze us and lead us to utter words of admiration, how much more will it make us praise the Most High God when we come before Him!

What 1 Chronicles 16:27 says is similar to what we read in Psalms 96:6: Give honor and praise to the Lord, whose power and beauty fill His holy temple. The word that is translated as praise in both biblical texts is Hôd (הוֹד, H1935), grandeur (that is, an imposing form and appearance): beauty, comeliness, excellency, glorious, glory, goodly, honor, majesty. Hôd is one of the nine words used in the Old Testament that are translated as praise.

The greatness and majesty of God are more than enough reasons to praise Him continuously. No one, no human being, no beast, no spirit, no celestial star could reach the immense stature of our God, Lord and King forever. The appearance of God is awesome, incomparable. Only to imagine the extension of the universe, which is impossible to measure, and to know that His Creator is much greater than that, should impel us to not stop praising him any day of our life.

But the meaning of the original Hebrew text of 1 Chronicles 16:27 and Psalms 96: 6 implies, in addition to greatness and majesty, other attributes of God. He is worthy of all praise, all honor and all reverence. Whoever believes can see the glory of God according to the Scripture, He is glorious! And along with His praise, we can see the magnificence before Him. God is noble in every sense of the word. He is noble because he acts in good faith, without any malice or double intention. He is also noble by His majesty and royalty.

Hôd also refers to another quality of God, His power. Psalms 89:13 says: You have a mighty arm; strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand. And also Psalms 140:7 says the following: O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, You have covered my head in the day of battle. The potency of God is insurmountable and leads us to victory when He fights battles for His children and for His people. Our powerful savior deserves to be praised all the time, day by day and in every moment.

But God is much more than powerful, He is Omnipotent! In Exodus 6:3 God says to Moses: I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Lord[a] I was not known to them. The word that translates as Almighty is Shadday (שׁדּי; H7706) which means Almighty. One of the best-known passages of the Psalms also uses this word, Psalms 91:1 says: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Who will not give praise when he is before Shadday, the Almighty, the Most High, the great, the worthy, who is full of glory? His is the honor, His is the honor forever. We praise His greatness, His majesty, His magnificence and His nobility. God bless you.

Reaching His Presence with Praise

Come to worship him with thankful hearts and songs of praise.

Psalms 95:2

If we seek the favor of someone and come before that person with a demand, would he be willing to help us? Probably she would not do it and would rather feel annoyed and offended. On the other hand, if we use pleasant words that sound like praise, the possibilities of achieving the favor we seek increase considerably. With God it happens in the same way. If we come before His presence with a list of demands, He would see it with less pleasure than if we were praised.

Highlighting the attributes of God through praise is the best way to come before His presence. In Psalms 95:2 we read the following: Come to worship him with thankful hearts and songs of praise. God is waiting for us to approach Him praising Him and not as we often do, with a long list of requests. Search the Scriptures to learn to praise God in His way.

It is not in the way that seems best to us, but as God Himself has established it. The best of all is that God Himself was responsible for giving us the correct instructions embodied in a beautiful written document that we know as the Bible. Only in it, we will find the correct revelation that will lead us to accept God’s deepest longing to praise Him. God’s response, when we do things in His way, will always bring us the blessing.

The second thing that Psalm 95:2 says is: and songs of praise. Undoubtedly, music can be used in praise of God. Christians have often heard the words praise and worship and regularly associate them with music and songs. In general, many Christians associate praise with lively and joyful songs, while praising those slower songs as worship The biblical reality is quite another and if we want to know in depth about praise, we should go to the Bible.

In reality, the style of music does not label what is praise or what is known as worship. If we analyzed the songs that we hear every Sunday in most Christian churches according to the biblical parameters of praise and worship, perhaps many of them would be disqualified and would not go beyond being beautiful songs that impress the human soul; but they do not minister to God. The praise that pleases God focuses on His person, not on the human being.

Our intention with these messages is to bring light to the church about the praise that God is expecting from His people. To know that desire of God, the correct guidance will be found in His Word and in the revelation of it that gives us His Holy Spirit. And the best source for learning about praise is the book of Psalms. The Hebrew name for the book of Psalms is simply the equivalent of the word praises. It has a more appropriate meaning than Psalms, which comes from the Greek and has to do with songs accompanied by a string instrument.

Let’s show God that we seek Him because we love Him, not because of His blessings. Let’s come to His presence with genuine praise. God bless you.

Enter His Courts with Praise

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

Psalms 100:4

Many times we come before the presence of God in the wrong way. Psalms 100:4 gives us the perfect formula to approach Him: Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. This biblical verse indicates the three things we must take into account when approaching God: thanksgiving, praise and blessing His name. Any other way to reach His presence other than this would not be to His predilection.

God will be more willing to listen to us if we thank Him for what He has already given us, we praise Him for who He is and we bless His holy name. There are many people in the world, including some who call themselves Christians, who get up every day without thanking God, but rather complaining about everything. If we do not appreciate the infinite mercy of God towards us, we do little to praise Him. The same thanksgiving is another way of praising and recognizing His work of love towards us.

When we visit someone’s house, we usually do not knock on the door to make demands on the owner of the house when he opens us, but first we salute and usually praise what we see upon entering. In the same way we must do with God and praise must begin from the moment we step on His courts. Every prayer and every meeting in which the name of God will be invoked will be more pleasing to Him if we initiate it with praise.

If we want to learn to do the things of God in a way that is pleasing to Him, we should scrutinize in Scripture what that form is. Says Ruth Ward Heflin: “The church has long tried to do God’s work with the methods of the world. We have tried to do God’s work with the methods of man. We have tried to do God’s work with our own understanding. But, when we do God’s work in God’s way, we get the results of God.”

Let us learn the lesson that Psalms 100:4 brings us: Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. And starting today, let’s start each of our prayers thanking God for everything He has given us, for what He has done for us and for what He will do. Let us be thankful for salvation and remember the holiness, the majesty, the dignity of God, among many other things, to render praise to Him.

His name is holy, and He must be blessed every time we come before Him. The model prayer that our Lord Jesus Christ taught us begins as it says Matthew 6:9: Therefore, you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy. This model of prayer goes according to Psalms 100:4 because it blesses the name of the Lord, which is also, like thanksgiving, another way of praising Him.

Let’s make praise of God a way of life and not merely a Sunday preamble to the sermon we are going to hear. The presence of our Heavenly Father will manifest gloriously when we enter His courts with praise. In this way we are demonstrating that we seek Him for who He is, not for what He can give us. God bless you.

All Is to the Praise of His Glory

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Ephesians 1:11-14

When we realize that God grants us much more than we deserve, praise to Him becomes natural. Although we believe we are good, we certainly are not. Our sin makes us outlaws before God and that makes us guilty in the face of a divine judgment. Only the grace of God condones our debt, and if something good comes out of us it is for His glory. Therefore, we must thank Him daily for the grace, this undeserved favor of saving us and praising His glory shed in us.

I’ve heard people say that they deserve better luck when things do not go the way they want. Some even blame God for their adverse situations. In truth, God is not responsible for our problems or for the world to walk on its feet. The cause of individual and collective evils is sin, and of that, no one can declare himself innocent. And concerning sin, Romans 6:23 says, For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Then, if we deserve something by nature, it is to pay for our sins, and just condemnation for sin is death. If we do not die for our sins, it is because God gave us forgiveness, it was His grace, and it was His glory that lifted Jesus from the dead giving us the same hope of resurrection. Therefore, we deserve nothing, we are not worthy to be exalted but to suffer the greatest humiliation; But God has been merciful to us, so only He deserves to be praised, only He deserves glory and honor.

Let us not complain of our fate feeling that we are treated unjustly. If God’s justice were applied to us as it should be, no one would be saved from eternal damnation. The best thing we can do each day is to rise up praising our God and Father of glory, who has made us partakers of belonging to His family through our redemption through the blood of His Beloved Son Jesus Christ. May our salvation be to the praise of His glory in each day of those who are left to live and then in eternity with Him.

It does not matter if our walk in this world is a constant suffering. Let us remember Paul who, despite consecrating himself to the service of God, suffered persecution, beatings, imprisonment and many other tribulations until he was finally executed by the name of Jesus. In spite of all his sufferings, Paul was able to raise his praise to Almighty God in the midst of his prison, and not only were his chains broken, but his deliverance served for his jailer to obtain salvation and eternal life.

Circumstances do not direct our course. Let us walk with reverence and honor to who has saved us from everlasting punishment. Let us fill our lips with praise to Him, instead of filling them with complaints. May all that we do be to the praise of His glory. God bless you.

Singing a New Song

After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, “Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.”

Revelation 19:1-2

The Scriptures say that in eternity we continually will praise God and the new song will be an important part of our worship. It is time for the church to begin to practice what will be part of our eternal work and all of us will enjoy the powerful manifestation of the glory of God in the various congregations. Each member of the body of Christ is called to sing to the Lord a new song that comes out of our hearts every day.

Again I will share one of my experiences in my search for God’s presence. This time I will share a vision that I experienced several years ago. I saw the very black sky, but completely covered with stars. It seemed as if I was watching from a height. I saw down from heaven a great light, as I had never seen before in my life. What at first sight was dark, filled full of that bright light and very white, which left me blind, so I had to close my eyes in the vision. I heard very loud thunder and realized that I was witnessing the appearing of the glory of God.

Amid the bright light, I first heard as the voice of many waters, like a huge waterfall. Then the light became less intense, saw down from heaven million of angels amid the noise of trumpets and of many waters. All the angels sang a new song to God Almighty. There was a lot of noise, but it was harmonious and musical. I was in the middle of heavenly worship described in the book of Revelation.

A new song is a recent and original composition that breaks out in praise and worship of God and Jesus Christ for the glory of His salvation; and that is only pronounced on the lips of the redeemed by Christ. It is a song that is renewed for this occasion, which has not been sung at other times. Everything we do for the Lord must be executed with excellence; therefore our new song cannot be something mediocre. Psalm 33:3 says: Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy.

Many people might say: “I have no musical talent,” “I am not a composer or writer,” “music is not my forte,” or something similar. Others may feel afraid to open their mouths to sing something different and unknown, especially if, as Psalm 33:3 says we are bound to do well. But we must understand that whoever put us inspiration for a new song is the Spirit of God himself, so there is nothing to fear, just let open our mouths to let out the perfect melody and lyrics that the Holy Spirit himself has given us. God bless you.

Soul’s Toner

And my tongue shall speak of Your righteousness and of Your praise all the day long.

Psalm 35:28

If you cleaned up your face and you applied a moisturizer, the next step is toning. Similarly it happens with your soul clean and moisturized for forgiveness and prayer, which needs to be toned with praise. When you praise God and turn to Him your thoughts, when you forget yourself, without selfishness in your heart, you are freed so that God gives you His joy.

Skin toners relate to a product for care that guarantees that it will be completely clean. Toner restores the pH balance of the skin. Using a toner should be part of daily cleansing routine, according to the experts. The toner removes any oil or makeup. For best results, a toner without alcohol should be chosen.

A skin toner can be a liquid or lotion and sometimes also called the tonic, astringent, refreshing lotion or clearer. The skin toner is used to reduce the size of the pores and to remove excess fat. Although sometimes the skin toners are believed to dry skin modern formulas come in different forms that do more than just reducing pore size. Toners cool, give tone, cleanse and moisturize the skin for a healthy glow.

In the same way that toners act on our skin, praise ensures that our soul will be cleansed of selfishness because we concentrate only on the God we worship. Praise also removes the fear and anxiety and brings us peace and joy of the Lord. When praising, praise must choose without the spirit of humanism to focus on the figure of our loving Heavenly Father.

Our praise, as the soul toner may be a known liquid lotion song or a new song that comes out of our hearts. The toner of the soul shrinks the pores of our fears because we take refuge in the powerful arms of the Lord. And though some people think that praise dries our soul because we forget ourselves, the truth is that it helps us to stop thinking about our problems to focus on the God who solves all.

David was, without doubt, the greatest king of Israel. But David’s life was not always peaceful and without problems, on the contrary, most of the time he was forced to fight many enemies. Neither he was perfect and came to commit serious sins. However, David is remembered as a man after God’s own heart because he could confess his faults and repent, but above all, he was a man who gave praises to God all the time.

Like David, let tone your soul with your praise that He is worthy to receive glory and honor. I assure you that if you want to live a full life, turn it into one of praise instead of getting up every day between complaints and lamentations. Praise God in joy, in sorrow, in victory and in the trail. He will always respond. God bless you.

Praise Precedes Victory

Very often it happens that while we are praising God, His Spirit will lead us to sing  spiritual warfare songs. As we wrestle not against flesh and blood, we should never ignore that if the voice of the Spirit urges us to war in worship, let us do without hesitation.

Psalm 149:6-9: Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

In spiritual warfare, we not only won as the double-edged sword of the Word of God comes from our mouths, but also we gain great victories in the spiritual realm while singing the praises of God. We not only is found in the Bible, but what we experience in our own lives.

Isaiah 30:31-32: For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod. And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.

The worship music is an important part in winning every spiritual battle.

Relationship between Worship, Prophecy and War

In the book of Revelation, the apostle John describes a awesome scene of praise which will occur at the end of time:

Revelation 19:6-8: And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Currently, there is a new sound of praise and worship that is coming to the Church, which often comes as a deafening sound, similar to that produced by the Great Cataracts, and strong expressions that sound like thunder and strong cries of victory. In the roaring sound, Jesus, who before had been revealed to us as the Lamb of God now reveals himself as the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

Revelation 19:10-11: And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

Later, John describes the final battle, when Satan will be bound on earth.

Revelation 19:19-21: And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

There are three important aspects of this great spiritual battle: worship, prophecy and war. Often, while practicing praise and worship, a “spirit of prophecy” is manifested in a “spiritual song” of war. When this happens, great battles are won in the spiritual world because principalities and powers and rulers of the darkness are tied .

Psalm 149:8: To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron.

Revelation 19 provides a description of Jesus and His saints coming back in this great battle of triumph over the devil and his demonic powers.

Revelation 19:12-16: His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Key to Unlocking the Miraculous Power of God

We offer the sacrifice of praise to God regardless of the circumstances and what we feel. When we face a crisis or desperate situation, praise opens the way to God comes for us and set us free. Many members of Christ’s body are in need today of a supernatural intervention from God in their lives, their families and their ministries, and praise is the master key for them to reach the miraculous power of God to release their lives.

Psalm 50:23: Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God.

In Scripture we find examples of this truth:

Jonah 2:9-10: But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD. And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

We’ve all heard the story of Jonah, who spent three days and three nights in the belly of the fish. For many people, even most Christians, Jonah is like Cinderella among the prophets. We have been presented to this character in the Bible as a disobedient servant who prefaced his contempt for Nineveh to God’s command. However, Chapter 2 of the book of Jonah is a prayer, an invocation of distress, after which the prophet concludes: “But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving”, and God answered him freeing him and saving his life, “And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land“. This is a very clear example of the sacrifice of praise led to the release of the supernatural power of God in the life of a person.

Whenever the shadows of darkness come over our lives, family and ministry, as if we were in the belly of a fish, praise God with all our heart, and His glory will change all circumstances.

Personally I can testify to the hidden power behind the sacrifice of praise. Several years ago I was diagnosed with hearing loss in my right ear. By that time I was part of the church choir where I had gathered and I realized that I did not hear the right side because when I used the monitor headphone listening only sound left. For those who practice music, the ear is the most important of the senses and I was aware that hearing only one side could not serve the Lord with excellence He deserves. The doctors told me that deafness is irreversible and that the only solution was to use amplifiers appliances in my affected ear . I never stopped serving the Lord in what He had called me to do, but continue to participate in worship regardless of my condition. God answered me with the creative miracle of returning full hearing, challenging the verdict of medical science. No doubt the favor of the Lord will break all the darkness.

Here’s another example:

John 6:11-13: And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.

The atmosphere was presented this way: a large crowd had come to hear Jesus. However, people were in a deserted place and hungry. Confronted with a hungry crowd were very few resources, only five barley loaves and two fishes belonging to a boy. The key to unlocking a miracle of multiplication was in the act of Jesus “had given thanks“. His attitude of praise was not only made enough to feed the crowd, but there was too much, coming to over twelve baskets of broken pieces of bread.

If you are living now a time of financial hardship, or feel overpowered by constant cycles of need, your response should not be a routine complaint. On the contrary, enter to level of prophetic praise, thanking God, as Jesus did, and the Lord transformed your lack or shortage in more than enough, you come upon the power of God’s provision bringing an anointing of multiplication and then not only will you need, but it will have much more will be fruitful. Praise break the old times of scarcity and leads to a new time of abundance.

If you recognize that there are chains that are tying your spiritual life, family, business or ministry, enter into battle, praising God intensely and the Lord will break these chains. Today there are many people in the church who are condemned to limitations, are unable to go further, others are held together by ties of religion and are unable to experience the fresh move of the Spirit.

I urge all readers to practice the sacrifice of praise as an offering to the Lord. The result is already proven: the limitations are stamped, sterility times will end and there will be a new time of changing clothes, the blindfolding produced by the religious spirit will be removed and the Lord will give the mantle of His presence.

Blessings for everybody.