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Learn To Praise God

“PRAISE is awaiting you, O God in Zion. (Psalm 65:1a)”

Most of the time, the order in our prayers, publicly and privately, is petition first, then praise later or not. Very few Christians have learnt to tap the power that lies in praise.

 

There is more power released when you praise than when you pray!

Does it sound untrue?

First, praise is an act of your faith in God. Second, praise glorifies God and recognizes the sovereignty of God over all things. Third, by praising God, you tell him that you know He can and will do it.

At the tomb of Lazarus – Jesus said (John 11: 41b):

Father, I THANK YOU that you have heard me. That is praise!

 

Psalm 22:3

“But you are holy who inhabits the praise of Israel.”

This means that when you praise God, He comes down and sits enthroned upon your praises. Can you imagine that?

God makes your praise His throne!

Notice something significant. When we pray, we go unto His presence to present our petitions. When we praise Him, he comes down and sits upon our praises, and things beyond our wildest imagination begin to happen.

 

Psalm 100: 4-5 (GNT)

“Enter the Temple gates with thanksgiving; go into its courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise Him.”

Praise, from your lips, is something so beautiful that God cannot resist it.

 

Psalm 33:1 (NKJV)

“Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful”.

Praise and thanksgiving characterize a person’s life filled with the Spirit and word of God.

 

Ephesians 5:18-19

18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess, but be filled with the Spirit;

19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord

 

Colossians 3:16

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

You begin to enjoy the rest of God when you get into this realm.

The highest form of worship and fellowship that you can have with the Father comes when you begin to praise Him.

 

Psalm 50:23

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

I am saying this: begin to UN-ASHAMEDLY PRAISE Him anywhere, both privately and publicly.

 

Praise brings some of the most beautiful releases of the Spirit you will ever know.

“When the righteous men do rejoice, there is GREAT GLORY: …(Proverbs 28:12a).”

 

The glory of God all through the Bible is synonymous with His actual presence! What this means is this.

When the righteous (and you are one if you are born again 2 Cor. 5:21) rejoice (a form of praise), there is an excellent manifestation of the presence of Jehovah.

 

Culled from the book written by Rev. Olusola Areogun titled “PRAYER BREAKTHROUGHS.”

 

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