PRAISE AS A WEAPON
  • 7 DAYS OF PRAISE JULY 1-7
  • FATHER WE ARE GOING TO PRAISE YOU FOR 7 DAYS
  • ISAIAH 24 “BEHOLD, THE LORD MAKETH THE EARTH EMPTY, AND MAKETH IT WASTE, AND TURNETH IT UPSIDE DOWN, AND SCATTERETH ABROAD THE INHABITANTS THEREOF.
  • ISA:24:2: AND IT SHALL BE, AS WITH THE PEOPLE, SO WITH THE PRIEST; AS WITH THE SERVANT, SO WITH HIS MASTER; AS WITH THE MAID, SO WITH HER MISTRESS; AS WITH THE BUYER, SO WITH THE SELLER; AS WITH THE LENDER, SO WITH THE BORROWER; AS WITH THE TAKER OF USURY, SO WITH THE GIVER OF USURY TO HIM.
  • ISA:24:3: THE LAND SHALL BE UTTERLY EMPTIED, AND UTTERLY SPOILED: FOR THE LORD HATH SPOKEN THIS WORD.
  • ISA:24:4: THE EARTH MOURNETH AND FADETH AWAY, THE WORLD LANGUISHETH AND FADETH AWAY, THE HAUGHTY PEOPLE OF THE EARTH DO LANGUISH.
  • ISA:24:5: THE EARTH ALSO IS DEFILED UNDER THE INHABITANTS THEREOF; BECAUSE THEY HAVE TRANSGRESSED THE LAWS, CHANGED THE ORDINANCE, BROKEN THE EVERLASTING COVENANT.
  • ISA:24:6: THEREFORE HATH THE CURSE DEVOURED THE EARTH, AND THEY THAT DWELL THEREIN ARE DESOLATE: THEREFORE THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH ARE BURNED, AND FEW MEN LEFT.
  • ISA:24:7: THE NEW WINE MOURNETH, THE VINE LANGUISHETH, ALL THE MERRYHEARTED DO SIGH.
  • ISA:24:8: THE MIRTH OF TABRETS CEASETH, THE NOISE OF THEM THAT REJOICE ENDETH, THE JOY OF THE HARP CEASETH.
  • ISA:24:9: THEY SHALL NOT DRINK WINE WITH A SONG; STRONG DRINK SHALL BE BITTER TO THEM THAT DRINK IT.
  • ISA:24:10: THE CITY OF CONFUSION IS BROKEN DOWN: EVERY HOUSE IS SHUT UP, THAT NO MAN MAY COME IN.
  • ISA:24:11: THERE IS A CRYING FOR WINE IN THE STREETS; ALL JOY IS DARKENED, THE MIRTH OF THE LAND IS GONE.
  • ISA:24:12: IN THE CITY IS LEFT DESOLATION, AND THE GATE IS SMITTEN WITH DESTRUCTION.
  • ISA:24:13: WHEN THUS IT SHALL BE IN THE MIDST OF THE LAND AMONG THE PEOPLE, THERE SHALL BE AS THE SHAKING OF AN OLIVE TREE, AND AS THE GLEANING GRAPES WHEN THE VINTAGE IS DONE.
  • ISA:24:14: THEY SHALL LIFT UP THEIR VOICE, THEY SHALL SING FOR THE MAJESTY OF THE LORD, THEY SHALL CRY ALOUD FROM THE SEA.
  • ISA:24:15: WHEREFORE GLORIFY YE THE LORD IN THE FIRES, EVEN THE NAME OF THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL IN THE ISLES OF THE SEA.
  • ISA:24:16: FROM THE UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH HAVE WE HEARD SONGS, EVEN GLORY TO THE RIGHTEOUS.  BUT I SAID, MY LEANNESS, MY LEANNESS, WOE UNTO ME!  THE TREACHEROUS DEALERS HAVE DEALT TREACHEROUSLY; YEA, THE TREACHEROUS DEALERS HAVE DEALT VERY TREACHEROUSLY.
  • ISA:24:17: FEAR, AND THE PIT, AND THE SNARE, ARE UPON THEE, O INHABITANT OF THE EARTH.
  • ISA:24:18: AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS, THAT HE WHO FLEETH FROM THE NOISE OF THE FEAR SHALL FALL INTO THE PIT; AND HE THAT COMETH UP OUT OF THE MIDST OF THE PIT SHALL BE TAKEN IN THE SNARE: FOR THE WINDOWS FROM ON HIGH ARE OPEN, AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH DO SHAKE.
  • ISA:24:19: THE EARTH IS UTTERLY BROKEN DOWN, THE EARTH IS CLEAN DISSOLVED, THE EARTH IS MOVED EXCEEDINGLY.
  • ISA:24:20: THE EARTH SHALL REEL TO AND FRO LIKE A DRUNKARD, AND SHALL BE REMOVED LIKE A COTTAGE; AND THE TRANSGRESSION THEREOF SHALL BE HEAVY UPON IT; AND IT SHALL FALL, AND NOT RISE AGAIN.
  • ISA:24:21: AND IT SHALL COME TO PASS IN THAT DAY, THAT THE LORD SHALL PUNISH THE HOST OF THE HIGH ONES THAT ARE ON HIGH, AND THE KINGS OF THE EARTH UPON THE EARTH.
  • ISA:24:22: AND THEY SHALL BE GATHERED TOGETHER, AS PRISONERS ARE GATHERED IN THE PIT, AND SHALL BE SHUT UP IN THE PRISON, AND AFTER MANY DAYS SHALL THEY BE VISITED.
  • ISA:24:23: THEN THE MOON SHALL BE CONFOUNDED, AND THE SUN ASHAMED, WHEN THE LORD OF HOSTS SHALL REIGN IN MOUNT ZION, AND IN JERUSALEM, AND BEFORE HIS ANCIENTS GLORIOUSLY.
  • ISAIAH 25:, ISA:25:1: O LORD, THOU ART MY GOD; I WILL EXALT THEE, I WILL PRAISE THY NAME; FOR THOU HAST DONE WONDERFUL THINGS; THY COUNSELS OF OLD ARE FAITHFULNESS AND TRUTH. :2: FOR THOU HAST MADE OF A CITY AN HEAP; OF A DEFENCED CITY A RUIN: A PALACE OF STRANGERS TO BE NO CITY; IT SHALL NEVER BE BUILT. 3: THEREFORE SHALL THE STRONG PEOPLE GLORIFY THEE, THE CITY OF THE TERRIBLE NATIONS SHALL FEAR THEE.:4: FOR THOU HAST BEEN A STRENGTH TO THE POOR, A STRENGTH TO THE NEEDY IN HIS DISTRESS, A REFUGE FROM THE STORM, A SHADOW FROM THE HEAT, WHEN THE BLAST OF THE TERRIBLE ONES IS AS A STORM AGAINST THE WALL.:5: THOU SHALT BRING DOWN THE NOISE OF STRANGERS, AS THE HEAT IN A DRY PLACE; EVEN THE HEAT WITH THE SHADOW OF A CLOUD: THE BRANCH OF THE TERRIBLE ONES SHALL BE BROUGHT LOW.:6: AND IN THIS MOUNTAIN SHALL THE LORD OF HOSTS MAKE UNTO ALL PEOPLE A FEAST OF FAT THINGS, A FEAST OF WINES ON THE LEES, OF FAT THINGS FULL OF MARROW, OF WINES ON THE LEES WELL REFINED.:7: AND HE WILL DESTROY IN THIS MOUNTAIN THE FACE OF THE COVERING CAST OVER ALL PEOPLE, AND THE VAIL THAT IS SPREAD OVER ALL NATIONS.:8: HE WILL SWALLOW UP DEATH IN VICTORY; AND THE LORD GOD WILL WIPE AWAY TEARS FROM OFF ALL FACES; AND THE REBUKE OF HIS PEOPLE SHALL HE TAKE AWAY FROM OFF ALL THE EARTH: FOR THE LORD HATH SPOKEN IT.:9: AND IT SHALL BE SAID IN THAT DAY, LO, THIS IS OUR GOD; WE HAVE WAITED FOR HIM, AND HE WILL SAVE US: THIS IS THE LORD; WE HAVE WAITED FOR HIM, WE WILL BE GLAD AND REJOICE IN HIS SALVATION.:10: FOR IN THIS MOUNTAIN SHALL THE HAND OF THE LORD REST, AND MOAB SHALL BE TRODDEN DOWN UNDER HIM, EVEN AS STRAW IS TRODDEN DOWN FOR THE DUNGHILL.:11: AND HE SHALL SPREAD FORTH HIS HANDS IN THE MIDST OF THEM, AS HE THAT SWIMMETH SPREADETH FORTH HIS HANDS TO SWIM: AND HE SHALL BRING DOWN THEIR PRIDE TOGETHER WITH THE SPOILS OF THEIR HANDS.:12: AND THE FORTRESS OF THE HIGH FORT OF THY WALLS SHALL HE BRING DOWN, LAY LOW, AND BRING TO THE GROUND, EVEN TO THE DUST.
  • ISAIAH 26 “IN THAT DAY SHALL THIS SONG BE SUNG IN THE LAND OF JUDAH; WE HAVE A STRONG CITY; SALVATION WILL GOD APPOINT FOR WALLS AND BULWARKS.
  • ISA:26:2: OPEN YE THE GATES, THAT THE RIGHTEOUS NATION WHICH KEEPETH THE TRUTH MAY ENTER IN.
  • ISA:26:3: THOU WILT KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE, WHOSE MIND IS STAYED ON THEE: BECAUSE HE TRUSTETH IN THEE.
  • ISA:26:4: TRUST YE IN THE LORD FOR EVER: FOR IN THE LORD JEHOVAH IS EVERLASTING STRENGTH:
  • ISA:26:5: FOR HE BRINGETH DOWN THEM THAT DWELL ON HIGH; THE LOFTY CITY, HE LAYETH IT LOW; HE LAYETH IT LOW, EVEN TO THE GROUND; HE BRINGETH IT EVEN TO THE DUST.
  • ISA:26:6: THE FOOT SHALL TREAD IT DOWN, EVEN THE FEET OF THE POOR, AND THE STEPS OF THE NEEDY.
  • ISA:26:7: THE WAY OF THE JUST IS UPRIGHTNESS: THOU, MOST UPRIGHT, DOST WEIGH THE PATH OF THE JUST.
  • ISA:26:8: YEA, IN THE WAY OF THY JUDGMENTS, O LORD, HAVE WE WAITED FOR THEE; THE DESIRE OF OUR SOUL IS TO THY NAME, AND TO THE REMEMBRANCE OF THEE.
  • ISA:26:9: WITH MY SOUL HAVE I DESIRED THEE IN THE NIGHT; YEA, WITH MY SPIRIT WITHIN ME WILL I SEEK THEE EARLY: FOR WHEN THY JUDGMENTS ARE IN THE EARTH, THE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD WILL LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS.
  • ISA:26:10: LET FAVOUR BE SHEWED TO THE WICKED, YET WILL HE NOT LEARN RIGHTEOUSNESS: IN THE LAND OF UPRIGHTNESS WILL HE DEAL UNJUSTLY, AND WILL NOT BEHOLD THE MAJESTY OF THE LORD.
  • ISA:26:11: LORD, WHEN THY HAND IS LIFTED UP, THEY WILL NOT SEE: BUT THEY SHALL SEE, AND BE ASHAMED FOR THEIR ENVY AT THE PEOPLE; YEA, THE FIRE OF THINE ENEMIES SHALL DEVOUR THEM.
  • ISA:26:12: LORD, THOU WILT ORDAIN PEACE FOR US: FOR THOU ALSO HAST WROUGHT ALL OUR WORKS IN US.
  • ISA:26:13: O LORD OUR GOD, OTHER LORDS BESIDE THEE HAVE HAD DOMINION OVER US: BUT BY THEE ONLY WILL WE MAKE MENTION OF THY NAME.
  • ISA:26:14: THEY ARE DEAD, THEY SHALL NOT LIVE; THEY ARE DECEASED, THEY SHALL NOT RISE: THEREFORE HAST THOU VISITED AND DESTROYED THEM, AND MADE ALL THEIR MEMORY TO PERISH.
  • ISA:26:15: THOU HAST INCREASED THE NATION, O LORD, THOU HAST INCREASED THE NATION: THOU ART GLORIFIED: THOU HADST REMOVED IT FAR UNTO ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
  • ISA:26:16: LORD, IN TROUBLE HAVE THEY VISITED THEE, THEY POURED OUT A PRAYER WHEN THY CHASTENING WAS UPON THEM.
  • ISA:26:17: LIKE AS A WOMAN WITH CHILD, THAT DRAWETH NEAR THE TIME OF HER DELIVERY, IS IN PAIN, AND CRIETH OUT IN HER PANGS; SO HAVE WE BEEN IN THY SIGHT, O LORD.
  • ISA:26:18: WE HAVE BEEN WITH CHILD, WE HAVE BEEN IN PAIN, WE HAVE AS IT WERE BROUGHT FORTH WIND; WE HAVE NOT WROUGHT ANY DELIVERANCE IN THE EARTH; NEITHER HAVE THE INHABITANTS OF THE WORLD FALLEN.
  • ISA:26:19: THY DEAD MEN SHALL LIVE, TOGETHER WITH MY DEAD BODY SHALL THEY ARISE.  AWAKE AND SING, YE THAT DWELL IN DUST: FOR THY DEW IS AS THE DEW OF HERBS, AND THE EARTH SHALL CAST OUT THE DEAD.
  • ISA:26:20: COME, MY PEOPLE, ENTER THOU INTO THY CHAMBERS, AND SHUT THY DOORS ABOUT THEE: HIDE THYSELF AS IT WERE FOR A LITTLE MOMENT, UNTIL THE INDIGNATION BE OVERPAST.
  • ISA:26:21: FOR, BEHOLD, THE LORD COMETH OUT OF HIS PLACE TO PUNISH THE INHABITANTS OF THE EARTH FOR THEIR INIQUITY: THE EARTH ALSO SHALL DISCLOSE HER BLOOD, AND SHALL NO MORE COVER HER SLAIN.
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  • 1 CHRONICLES 29: 10:13 “WHEREFORE DAVID BLESSED THE LORD BEFORE ALL THE CONGREGATION: AND DAVID SAID, BLESSED BE THOU, LORD GOD OF ISRAEL OUR FATHER, FOR EVER AND EVER.11: THINE, O LORD, IS THE GREATNESS, AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, AND THE VICTORY, AND THE MAJESTY: FOR ALL THAT IS IN THE HEAVEN AND IN THE EARTH IS THINE; THINE IS THE KINGDOM, O LORD, AND THOU ART EXALTED AS HEAD ABOVE ALL. 12: BOTH RICHES AND HONOUR COME OF THEE, AND THOU REIGNEST OVER ALL; AND IN THINE HAND IS POWER AND MIGHT; AND IN THINE HAND IT IS TO MAKE GREAT, AND TO GIVE STRENGTH UNTO ALL.13: NOW THEREFORE, OUR GOD, WE THANK THEE, AND PRAISE THY GLORIOUS NAME.
  • WALLS OF JERICHO, JOSHUA 6
  • 2 CHRONICLES 20
  • ACTS 16
  • PRISON TO PRAISE
  • HABAKUK 1-3;     2CHRON,15;16
  • PRAYERS
  • FATHER INSTILL IN US THE CULTURE OF THANKSGIVING
  • LIKE JOB SAYS I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVETH
  • JESUS SAYS MY FATHER WILL RAISE ME ON THE 3RD DAY
  • THE SHUNAMITE WOMEN SAYS ITS WELL
  • IN MATHEW 8 THE LEPER WORSHIPPED THE LORD IN HIS SITUATION
  • THANKING GOD WHEN IN TROUBLE AND IN NEED IS A SIGN OF ABSOLUTE TRUST AND FAITH
  • CHILDREN OF ISRAEL WERE DESTROYED BECAUSE OF MURMURING AND COMPLAINING AND FEAR 1 COR. 10
  • JOB SAID WHAT I FEAR CAME UPON ME
  • ABBA FATHER HELP US AND REBUKE THE SPIRIT AND CULTURE OF FEAR, MISTRUST AND UNBELIEF IN US IN JESUS NAME
  • OUR CONFESSION AND SONG SHOULD BE “ I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVETH…
  • ISAIAH 12: 2 CHRON 16
  • GOD IS LOOKING FOR THOSE WHOSE HEARTS ARE PERFECT TOWARDS HIM TO HELP THEM
  • HOSEA 2:15, ISAIAH 65:10
  • WHEREVER I WENT I NOW SHARED WHAT I DISCOVERED ABOUT THE POWER OF PRAISE
  • I WAS BEGINNING TO LEARN THAT PRAISE WAS NOT JUST A FORM OF WORSHIP OR PRAYER, BUT ALSO A WAY OF WAGING SPIRITUAL WARFARE PSALM 149
  • OFTEN WHEN SOMEONE BEGAN TO PRAISE GOD FOR THE PROBLEMS THAT FACED HIM, HE FOUND THAT SATAN INCREASED HIS ATTACKS AND THE SITUATION APPEARED TO BECOME WORSE INSTEAD OF BETTER
  • MANY WHO TRIED THE WAY OF PRAISE BECAME DISCOURAGED AND WERE UNABLE TO HOLD TO THEIR BELIEF THAT GOD WAS IN CHARGE
  • OTHERS SIMPLY DIDN’T UNDERSTAND AND REFUSED TO TRY PRAISING GOD FOR UNPLEASANT THINGS
  • “IT JUST DOESN’T MAKE SENSE, THEY’D SAY
  • AM NOT GOING TO PRAISE GOD FOR SOMETHING I JUST DON’T BELIEVE HE HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH”
  • “HOW CAN GOD HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH MY BROKEN ARM OR MY WRECKED CAR OR MY HUSBAND’S HORRIBLE TEMPER?
  •  I’D BE FOOLISH TO THANK HIM FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT”
  • OF COURSE IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO THANK GOD FOR PROBLEMS , BUT THE QUESTION IS DOES IT WORK?
  •  IT DIDN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE WHEN JESUS SAID, LEAP FOR JOY WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY OR POOR OR PERSECUTED
  • YET HE VERY DEFINITELY TOLD US TO DO JUST THAT
  • IN NEHEMIAH 8:10 I READ, “THE JOY OF THE LORD IS YOUR STRENGTH
  • THE ENEMY’S ARROWS  JUST CAN’T PENERATE THE JOY OF SOMEONE WHO IS PRAISING THE LORD
  • IN 2 CHRONICLES 20  WE READ HOW A WHOLE ARMY WAS DEFEATED WHEN THE ISRAELITES SIMPLY PRAISED THE LORD
  •  THEY BELIEVED HIM WHEN HE SAID THAT THE BATTLE WAS HIS  BATTLE AND NOT THEIRS 
  • LEARN TO PRAISE GOD FOR HIS PROMISES
  • THE MESSAGE IS JUST AS CLEAR TODAY, THE BATTLE ISN’T OURS, IT IS GOD’S
  • WHILE WE PRAISE HIM, HE REMOVES ALL OBSTACLES AND SENDS   OUR ENEMIES RUNNING AND BEGGING FOR THEIR LIVES

PRAISING GOD FOR OUR CHILDREN’S SALVATION,DELIVERANCE AND PROPERITY

  • SATAN SPECIALISES IN ATTACKING THE CHILDREN OF BELIEVERS FOR VARIOUS REASONS
  • THE WORLD HAS MUCH TO SAY ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN THESE DAYS ,AND MOST OF IT IS BAD.
  • WE’RE BEING TOLD THEIR ECONOMIC FUTURES ARE BLEAK, THEIR ETHICS ARE WANING AND, FOR THE MOST PART, THEY’RE ON A DOWNWARD SLIDE.
  • BUT IF YOU’VE MADE JESUS LORD OF YOUR LIFE, GOD HAS SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT TO SAY ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN.
  •  HE SAYS THEY’RE HEADED FOR HEAVEN, NOT HELL.
  • THAT THEY ARE  FOR A BLESSING, NOT A CURSE.
  • SO IGNORE THE WORLD AND TRUST THE WORD OF GOD .
  •  GOD’S WORD   HAS THE POWER TO TURN OUR CHILDREN’S LIVES AROUND!
  •  GOD HAS PROMISED TO SAFE US AND OUR HOUSE .HE HAS PROMISED TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN HIMSELF AND INCREASE THEIR PEACE
  • IN ISAIAH 49 24-26 HE SAYS HE WILL FIGHT AND DEFEND OUR CHILDREN AND SAFE THEM FROM ALL FORMS OF SATANIC  ATTACKS AND OPPRESSIONS
  • HERE ARE SOME SCRIPTURES THAT WILL HELP YOU STAY FOCUSED ON GOD  WITH HIGH PRAISES  TO HIM FOR  PROMISES REGARDING YOUR CHILDREN.

#1 –Acts 16:31-33 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.

# 2-  Jeremiah 31:16-17 “Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they [your children] shall come again from the land of the enemy. And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border”

#3 − Isaiah 54:13 “And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children”

#4 − Proverbs 11:21 The seed of the righteous shall be delivered”

#5 – Psalm 112:1-2 ‘’Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed”

#6 − Isaiah 49:25.I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children”

#7 −” Psalm 145:9. “The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works

#8 – Isaiah 44:3-5For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. 4 They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. 5 This one will say, ‘I am the LORD’s,’ another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and name himself by the name of Israel.

#9 Isaiah 59:21 “And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from this time forth and forevermore.”

#10-Psalms 102:28 The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.

#11- Proverbs 20:7 The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him. Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

#12-Isaiah 61:8-9 …I will make an everlasting covenant with them.  Their offspring shall be known among the nations, and their descendants in the midst of the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are an offspring the LORD has blessed.

#13-Isaiah 65:23 They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their descendants with them.

#14-Deuteronomy 4:40 Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the LORD your God is giving you for all time. Jeremiah 32:39 I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them.

#15-  Psalm 128 Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD. The LORD shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life. Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.

#16- Psalms:103:17: But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

  • THESE LAST TWO SCRIPTURES GUARANTEE OUR FRUITFULNESS
  • IF GOD  PROMISES THAT I WILL SEE MY CHILDREN’S   CHILDREN IF I FEAR HIM  AND THAT  HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS IS TO THEM
  • HE IS SURELY SAYING I SHALL HAVE CHILDREN AND SEE THEIR CHILDREN TOO
  • EXODUS 23:24-25;DEUT 7:14-15
  • GOD DOESN’T GUARANTEE  THAT HE WILL AUTOMATICALLY SAVE OUR CHILDREN
  •  BUT GIVES US MANY PROMISES TO INSPIRE US TO PRAY AND BELIEVE HIM TO ANSWER.
  • WE MUST CONSTANTLY  TAKE THESE PROMISES TO GOD IN PRAYERS OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING FOR ALL OUR CHILDREN AND ALL OUR DESCENDANTS
  • WE ARE CLAIMING ALL THESE PROMISES TONIGHT IN PRAYER OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING
  • REMEMBER JESUS TOOK THE 5 LOAVES OF BREAD BAD 2 FISHES AND GAVE THANKS AND FED THOUSANDS WITH THAT SMALL BOY’S LLUNCH
  • WE ARE GOING TO THANK GOD AND BELIEVE HIM FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE CONCERNING OUR CHILDREN
  • AT THE GRAVE OF LAZARUS HE ALSO PRAYED THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING Joh:11:41-43  ; And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
  • THE SPIRIT OF DEATH AND HELL THAT IS MANIFESTING IN OUR CHILDREN AS GENERATIONAL PROBLEMS WILL DIE TODAY IN JESUS NAME
  • ALCOHOLISM,IMMORALITY,FAILURE,SICKNESSES AND DISEASES ARE CHILDREN OF THE ANCESTRAL SPIRIT OF THE DEAD
  • THEY  SHALL GIVE WAY TO THE LIFE OF CHRIST AS WE PRAISE AND THANK GOD FOR HIS PROMISES  TODAY IN JESUS NAME
  • DON’T QUIT PRAYING FOR YOUR CHILDREN UNTIL THE DAY YOU GO HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD.
  •  EVEN IF YOU DON’T SEE THEM SAVED IN YOUR LIFETIME, GOD CAN AND WILL  STILL SAVE THEM
  • HE PROMISES TO HEAR OUR PRAYERS, THAT THE PRAYER OF THE UPRIGHT IS POWERFUL AND EFFECTIVE, AND HE GIVES US GOOD REASONS TO BELIEVE HE DESIRES TO SAVE WHOLE FAMILIES.

SOME FAMILY TESTIMONIES

  • CHAPLAIN CURRY VAUGHAN JR, HAD BEGUN TO EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF PRAISE IN HIS OWN LIFE
  • SOON AFTER HE  HAD STARTED PRAISING GOD FOR HIS DIFFICULTIES HE ARRIVED HOME ONE EVENING TO LEARN THAT HIS TWO-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER HAD SWALLOWED A GLASFUL OF MINERAL SPIRITS,
  • A TYPE OF HIGH-GRADE TURPERNTINE  POISON.SHE HAD ALREADY BEEN RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL
  • CURRY JUMPED INTO HIS CAR AND RACED FULL SPEED TO BE WITH HER
  • HIS MIND WAS SWIRLING WITH THOUGHTS OF FEAR AND WORRY
  • HE SUDDENLY REALIZED WHAT HE WAS DOING, SLOWED DOWN THE CAR TO NORMAL SPEED, AND PRAISED THE LORD FOR WHAT HAD HAPPENED
  • AT THE HOSPITAL THEY PUMPED OUT HIS DAUGHTER’S STOMACH, EXRAYED HERE AND TOLD CURRY THAT THINGS WERE BOUND TO HAPPEN
  • FIRST, SHE WOULD RUN A HIGH FEVER THAT NIGHT, SECOND, THERE A NINETY-PERCENT CHANCE THAT SHE WOULD DEVELOP PNEUMONIA
  • CURRY AND HIS WIFE NANCY TOOK THEIR DAUGHTER HOME, PREPARED TO WATCH HER VERY CLOSELY AS THE DOCTORS HAD ORDERED
  • AT HOME CURRY TOOK HIS DAUGHTER IN HIS ARMS AND PRAYED
  • “HEAVENLY FATHER, I KNOW THAT SATAN HAS TRIED TO ATTACK ME ONCE AGAIN AND I HAVE PRAISED YOU”
  • “NOW I CLAIM IN THE NAME OF JESUS THAT VIRGINIA WILL NOT GET A FEVER AND SHE WILL NOT GET PNEUMONIA”
  • THE NEXT MORNING VIRGINIA WOKE UP AS BRIGHT AND SHARP AS EVER.SHE HAD SUFFERED NO ILL EFFECTS
  • A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN CAME TO SEE ME  ABOUT HIS TEENAGE DAUGHTER
  • I KNEW THE FAMILY AND KNEW THAT THEIR DAUGHTER HAD RECEIVED MORE THAN THE AVERAGE AMOUNT OF LOVE AND CARE
  • YET SHE HAD DEVELOPED A VIOLENT HATRED OF HER YOUNGER SISTER
  • SHE WOULD LASH OUT AND STRIKE HER
  • THE DISTRAUGHT PARENTS HAD TAKEN HER TO THE PSYCHIATRIST FOR TREATMENT, KEPT HER ON TRANQUILIZERS AND PRAYED FOR YEARS THAT GOD WOULD HELP THEM FIND A SOLUTION TO THEIR TERRIBLE PROBLE
  • THEY REALIZED THE DANGER AS THE VIOLENT OUTBURSTS INCREASED
  • I MET WITH BOTH PARENTS AND CHALLENGED THEM TO TRY THE ONE THING THEY HAD FAILED TO DO
  • “WHAT IS THAT?” THEY BOTH ASKED
  • “THANK THE LORD, THAT HE HAS GIVEN YOU THIS CHILD TO MEET YOUR NEED, REALLY PRAISE HIM FOR KNOWING EXACTLY THAT HE WOUD BE THE GREATEST BLESSING TO YOUR FAMILY”
  • AT FIRST THEY THOUGHT THIS WAS COMPLETELY  BEYOND WHAT THEY COULD DO
  • THEY HAD TRIED FOR YEARS TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM AND KNEW OF NO WAY TO SUDDENLY BE GLAD THAT EVERYTHING WAS EXACTLY THE WAY IT WAS
  • WE WENT THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES TOGETHER AND THEN PRAYED THAT GOD WOULD WORK A MIRACLE AND HELP THEM TO THANK HIM
  • A MIRACLE DID HAPPEN, THEY BEGAN TO FEEL AND BE THANKFUL
  • THEY PRACTICED THIS DAILY FOR TWO WEEKS , INSTEAD OF CONSTANT WORRY AND FEAR, THEY EXPERIENCED PEACE AND JOY
  • ONE EVENING THEY WERE IN THE LIVING ROOM
  • THEIR OLDEST DAUGHTER STOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FLOOR HOLDING A POTTED FLOWER
  • SHE LOOKED AT THEM, AND WHEN SHE HAD THEIR ATTENTION SHE SMILED AND DROPPED THE POT IN THE MIDDDLE OF THE RUG
  • DIRT, GLASS AND FLOWERS WENT IN ALL DIRECTIONS
  • THE GIRL STOOD SMILING, WAITING FOR THEIR REACTION
  • BOTH PARENTS HAD GIVEN THEMSELVES SO COMPLETELY TO THE PRACTICE OF PRAISING GOD THAT THEY AUTOMATICALLY SAID, AT THE SAME, THANK YOU
  • THE DAUGHTER LOOKED AT THEM IN AMAZEMENT
  • THEN SHE LIFTED HER HEAD, AND LOOKING TOWARD HEAVEN, SHE SAID, THANK YOU LORD, LORD FOR TEACHING ME, FROM THAT VERY MOMENT SHE BEGAN TO GET WELL
  • HER PARENTS CAME TO ME REJOICING,
  • THE POWER OF PRAISE HAD WORKED
  • FOR YEARS SATAN HAD HELD THE FAMILY IN BONDAGE THROUGH THAT GIRL
  • NOW HIS SPELL WAS BROKEN
  • IN JAMES WE READ THAT WE ARE TO DRAW NEAR TO GOD AND RESIST SATAN
  • IN ROMAN 12:21 PAUL DESCRIBES HOW, DON’T ALLOW YOURSELF TO BE OVERPOWERED BY EVIL.WE MUST   OVER POWER  EVIL WITH GOOD
  • PRAISE ELEVATES US INTO GOD’S PRESENCE AND POWER,AND GIVES US THE POWER WE NEED TO  OVERCOME AND OVERPOWER EVIL WITH GOOD
  • PAUL AND SILAS KNEW THE SECRET OF HOW TO LIFT THEIR HEARTS ABOVE THEIR TROUBLES AND ENTER INTO GOD’S PRESENCE AND POWER.
  • THROUGH PRAISE AND WORSHIP THEIR HEARTS WERE RAISED INTO THE JOYOUS PRESENCE AND PEACE OF GOD, AND PROVIDED GOD A CHANNEL FOR HIS POWER TO OPERATE IN THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES.
  • THE BIBLE SAYS THAT GOD INHABITS IN THE PRAISES OF HIS PEOPLE (PSALMS 22:3). IN OTHER WORDS, GOD “DWELLS” IN THE ATMOSPHERE OF HIS PRAISE.
  • THIS MEANS THAT PRAISE IS MORE THAN A REACTION OF COMING INTO HIS PRESENCE… PRAISE TO GOD IS A VEHICLE OF FAITH WHICH TAKES US INTO HIS PRESENCE AND POWER!
  • PRAISE AND WORSHIP IS THE “GATE-PASS” WHICH ALLOWS US TO ENTER THE SACREDNESS OF HIS GLORY.
  • THE PSALMIST WRITES, “ENTER INTO HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING, AND INTO HIS COURTS WITH PRAISE:
  • BE THANKFUL UNTO HIM, AND BLESS HIS NAME” PSALMS 100:4.
  • THIS CORRESPONDS WITH JESUS’ TEACHING, THAT HIS PRESENCE WILL INHABIT THE GATHERING OF BELIEVERS WHO CONGREGATE IN HIS NAME:
  • “FOR WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER IN MY NAME, THERE AM I IN THE MIDST OF THEM” MATTHEW 18:20.
  • A “GATHERING IN HIS NAME” MEANS THAT JESUS MUST BE THE FOCUS, THE CENTER OF THE GATHERING.
  • HE MUST BE THE ONE PREACHED ABOUT, SUNG ABOUT — THE ONE PRAISED AND WORSHIPED.
  • “I WILL DECLARE THY NAME UNTO MY BRETHREN, IN THE MIDST OF THE CHURCH WILL I SING PRAISE UNTO THEE” HEBREWS 2:12.
  • CONSEQUENTLY, CHRIST’S PRESENCE, ALONG WITH HIS VIRTUE AND ANOINTING, IS MANIFESTED IN THIS TYPE OF GATHERING.
  • HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED WHEN “GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT” OPERATE IN A CHURCH SERVICE? THE POWER AND ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT USUALLY BECOMES EVIDENT AFTER  A TIME OF WORSHIP AND PRAISE.
  • SOME THINK THAT WORSHIP IS A RESPONSE AFTER THE HOLY SPIRIT MOVES UPON THEM. HOWEVER, IT’S THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
  • GOD’S PRESENCE RESPONDS WHEN WE MOVE UPON HIM WITH WORSHIP!
  • LIFTING UP JESUS CHRIST THROUGH PRAISE AND WORSHIP INVOKES THE LORD’S PRESENCE AND POWER TO FLOW IN OUR MIDST
  • SOME HAVE ASKED ME IF THIS PRINCIPLE OF PRAISE ISN’T JUST ANOTHER WAY TO TALK ABOUT THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING FAR FROM IT
  • THE BIBLE COMMANDS IT 1 THESS.5:16-18
  • PRAISING GOD FOR EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE DOES NOT MEAN WE CLOSE OUR EYES TO THE DIFFICULTIES
  • IN HIS LETTER TO THE PHILIPIANS PAUL SAYS “DON’T WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT IN EVERYTHING BY PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION WITH THANKSGIVING LET YOUR REQUESTS BE MADE KNOWN TO GOD, AND THE PEACE OF GOD  WHICH PASSESS ALL UNDERSTANDING WILL KEEP YOUR HEARTS AND YOUR MINDS IN CHRIST JESUS PHIL 4:4-7
  • WHEN WE PRAISE GOD, WE THANK HIM FOR OUR SITUATIONS, NOT IN SPITE OF IT
  • WE ARE NOT TRYING TO AVOID OUR DILEMMAS,RATHER JESUS IS SHOWING US A WAY TO OVERCOME THEM
  • PRAISE IS ALSO  NOT ANOTHER WAY OF BARGAINING WITH THE LORD
  • WE DON’T SAY, NOW WE’VE PRAISED YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS MESS, SO GET US OUT OF IT
  • GOD IS CALLING US TO PRAISE HIM AS A SACRIFICE TO HIM AS THE KING OF KINGS AND THE LORD OF LORDS PSALM 93;PSALM 95;PSALM 99;PSAL 100;PSALM 145
  •  THE HIGHEST FORM OF PRAISE IS THE ONE PAUL EXHORTS US TO GIVE IN HEBREWS 13:15
  • “BY (CHRIST) THEREFORE LET US OFFER THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE TO GOD CONTINUALLY, THAT IS THE FRUIT OF OUR LIPS, GIVING THANKS TO HIS NAME”
  • THE SACRIFICE OF PRAISE IS OFFERED WHEN ALL IS DARKNESS AROUND US
  • IT IS OFFERED OF A HEAVY HEART, UNTO GOD BECAUSE HE IS GOD, AND FATHER AND LORD
  • AS WE BEGIN TO PRAISE HIM, HIS HOLY SPIRIT BEGINS TO FILL OUR BEINGS MORE AND MORE WITH LOVE ,PEACE, HOLINESS AND GREAT JOY
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  •  DAVID SAYS I WILL PRAISE THE LORD AT LL TIMES AND THAT HIS PRAISER SHALL CONTINUALLY IN MY MOUTH  PSALM 134:1-4
  • TO CONTINUALLY PRAISE HIM MEANS A STEADY DECREASING OF SELF AND AN INCREASE OF THE PRESENCE OF CHRIST WITHIN US, UNTIL LIKE  PETER WE BEGIN TO REJOICE WITH JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY  1 PETER 1:1-9
  • .HROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE, WE ARE COMMANDED TO PRAISE GOD. “LET EVERYTHING THAT HAS BREATH PRAISE THE LORD” (PS.150:6).
  • YET SOMETIMES WE FIND IT EASIER TO CLAP OUR HANDS BEFORE A POPULAR BAND THAN BEFORE GOD .
  • HOW CAN WE CULTIVATE A LIFE OF PRAISE IN THE EVERYDAY UPS AND DOWNS?
  • IT TAKES WILLINGNESS TO WIN ALL YOUR BATTLES AND IT TAKES PRACTICE
  • PRAISE THE LORD
  •  LET’S LOOK AT WHY WE PRAISE, WHEN WE PRAISE, AND WAYS TO PRAISE.

REASONS FOR PRAISE

1)GOD IS WORTHY OF PRAISE

  • WE PRAISE GOD BECAUSE HE IS THE MOST HIGH GOD WHO “STRETCHED OUT THE HEAVENS AND LAID THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH” (IS. 51:13).
  •  HE IS WORTHY AND DESERVING OF OUR PRAISE!
  •  DURING JESUS’ TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM, THE DISCIPLES BEGAN PRAISING GOD JOYFULLY.
  •  WHEN THE PHARISEES TOLD JESUS TO REBUKE THE DISCIPLES FOR SUCH A DISPLAY OF PRAISE, JESUS RESPONDED, “I TELL YOU … IF THEY KEEP QUIET, THE STONES WILL CRY OUT” (LK. 19:40).
  • PRAISE DEEPENS INTIMACY WITH GOD 
  • PRAISE NOT ONLY DRAWS US CLOSER TO GOD, BUT THROUGH OUR PRAISE,
  •  HE IS DRAWN CLOSER TO US. HE “INHABIT[S] THE PRAISES” OF HIS PEOPLE (PS. 22:3, KJV)
  • . WHEN KING SOLOMON DEDICATED THE TEMPLE, THE PRIESTS GATHERED TOGETHER AND LIFTED THEIR VOICES.
  • AS THEY PREPARED TO OFFER SACRIFICES TO THE LORD, THEY BEGAN PRAISING WITH ABANDON, SINGING AND SHOUTING, “HE INDEED IS GOOD FOR HIS LOVING KINDNESS IS EVERLASTING” (2 CHRON. 5:13, NASB).
  • 3)PRAISING GOD BLESSES US  PSALM 92

PRAISE AND DISAPPOINTMENT 

  • WHAT DO WE DO WHEN OUR HEARTS ARE NOT FILLING UP WITH PRAISE?
  • DO WE WAIT UNTIL WE EXPERIENCE GOOD FEELINGS ABOUT GOD AND SEE ANSWERS TO PRAYERS?
  • IN DISAPPOINTMENT, I MUST CHOOSE TO PRAISE GOD EVEN WHEN I DO NOT FEEL LIKE IT. HABAKKUK WROTE, “THOUGH THE FIG TREE DOES NOT BUD … AND THE FIELDS PRODUCE NO FOOD … , YET I WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD” (HAB. 3:17–18).
  • EVEN WHEN GOD SAYS “NO” TO A PRAYER REQUEST, WE ARE STILL CALLED TO PRAISE HIM.
  •  AFTER DAVID FASTED AND PRAYED FOR SEVEN DAYS FOR THE HEALING OF HIS SICK CHILD, THE CHILD DIED.
  • DAVID “GOT UP FROM THE GROUND, WENT INTO THE HOUSE OF THE LORD AND WORSHIPED” (2 SAM. 12:20).
  •  JOB RESPONDED TO HIS DEVASTATING LOSSES BY SAYING, “THE LORD GAVE AND THE LORD HAS TAKEN AWAY; MAY THE NAME OF THE LORD BE PRAISED” (JOB 1:21).
  •  I CHOSE TO PRAISE HIM AND EXPERIENCED DEEP ASSURANCE OF HIS SOVEREIGNTY AND GOODNESS.
  • WAYS TO PRACTICE PRAISE
  • SING
  • “HOW GOOD IT IS TO SING PRAISES TO OUR GOD, HOW PLEASANT AND FITTING TO PRAISE HIM!” (PS. 147:1).
  •  DON’T WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY MORNING TO EXERCISE YOUR VOCAL CORDS. TRY SINGING A SPONTANEOUS SONG OF PRAISE FROM YOUR HEART TO GOD.
  •  “SING TO THE LORD A NEW SONG” (PS. 149:1).
  • MEDITATE
  • WE ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO PRAISE HIM ABOUT: HIS STEADFAST LOVE, HOLINESS, MAJESTY, PATIENCE, AND POWER.
  •  LET THE WONDER OF HIS UNCHANGING CHARACTER SINK DEEPLY INTO YOUR HEART.
  • WE MUST CONSTANTLY   LIFT UP  OUR  THOUGHTS IN THANKSGIVING TO GOD FOR  GIVING US TRIALS   AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO INCREASE THE POWER OF THE LORD IN OUR LIVES
  •  SOON YOU WILL BE OVERFLOWING WITH PRAISE FOR HIM.
  • USE YOUR BODY
  • WORSHIP INVOLVES OUR WHOLE BEING: MIND, SPIRIT, AND BODY.
  •  TURN ON SOME PRAISE MUSIC AND USE YOUR BODY—HIS TEMPLE—TO PHYSICALLY EXPRESS PRAISE FOR GOD.
  •  LIFT UP YOUR HANDS, KNEEL OR LAY PROSTRATE, BOW YOUR HEAD OR LIFT IT UP, SING, AND EVEN DANCE: “PRAISE HIM WITH TAMBOURINE AND DANCING” (PS. 150:4).
  • PRAISE WITH OTHERS
  • TAKE TIME IN A GROUP PRAYER MEETING TO BEGIN YOUR PRAYING WITH PRAISE. OR END YOUR PRAYER TIME WITH PRAISE FOR GOD’S INFINITE POWER.
  • WE WERE CREATED TO WORSHIP GOD. IN EPH 1:12, PAUL SAYS THAT WE WERE CREATED TO LIVE “FOR THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY.”
  •  AS YOU PRACTICE LIFTING YOUR HEART IN PRAISE TO GOD IN THE EVERYDAY DETAILS OF LIFE—EVEN WHEN PROBLEMS MOUNT, DISAPPOINTMENTS COME, AND PRAYERS SEEM UNANSWERED—YOU MAY BE SURPRISED AT WHAT HAPPENS.
  • WHO KNOWS, YOU MIGHT EVEN FIND YOURSELF BUYING A TAMBOURINE!

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