Provoking the Release of Our Inheritances via Praise! By David Oyedepo
Topic: Provoking the Release of Our Inheritances via Praise!
Welcome to another impactful week! I hope you were blessed by last week teaching. Today, we shall focus on: Provoking the Release of our Inheritances via Praise!
From scriptures, we discover that one of the wonders of praise is the release of our inheritances. The Bible says: O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved (Psalm 47:1-4). However, we must understand that life is essentially a seed time and harvest time adventure. No one ever gets out of life more than what he is willing to put into it. Remember, God is not mocked; whatsoever a man sows, that also shall he reap (Genesis 8:22; Ephesians 6:8; Galatians 6:7). Furthermore, we discover that every spiritual engagement is defined as a form of labour (Hebrews 4:9-12). This implies that just as a woman goes to the labour room to deliver, we must also go through a spiritual labour room to take delivery of our hearts’ desires. Thus, there are three kinds of praise. These include:
General Praise: (Psalm 34:1).
High Praise: (Psalm 149:6).
Hosanna Praise: This can be described as warfare praise. When we give God hosanna praise, we are entitled to wild level of results. For instance, when the people went wild singing His hosanna as He entered into the City of Jerusalem, Jesus went wild in the temple and healed all that were sick (Matthew 21:9-16). Also, when David danced with all his might, he secured vengeance on his mockers (2 Samuel 6:1-10). No wonder the Bible records that he never lost a battle because he knew how to bring God to bear in any situation and circumstance.
But, what is in Praise?
Praise is the strongest evidence of faith, which usually culminates in undeniable testimonies: As it is written: And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform(Romans 4:19-21).
Praise is what determines the returns on our seeds sown–spiritually, physically, materially or financially: The Bible says: A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled (Proverbs 18:20; see also Hebrew 13:15).
Praise is the platform for the fearful acts of God: As it is written: Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders (Exodus 15:11).
Praise is the covenant requirement for answered prayers: As it is written: Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Philippians 4:6; see also Matthew 6:9/13).
Fearful Praise engenders fearful Blessings: As it is written: Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him (Psalm 67:5-7).
Praise provokes Divine Intervention: Concerning Judah, the Bible says as they began to engage warfare praise, God stepped in and all their enemies were overthrown. Thus, praise brings God into our affairs (Psalm 68:1; 2 Chronicles 20:22).
Praise grants us access into our Inheritance in Christ: Whatever we discover from scriptures as our inheritance in redemption is accessible via praise (Psalm 47:1/4).
What, then, are the inheritances that accrue to us in Christ?
We have a heritage of total health in Christ: When we engage the mystery of high praises, God releases our heritage of total health to us. It is written: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5; see also Matthew 21:9-16).
We have a heritage of continuous progress and unending breakthroughs in Christ: Everyone that is born again has been justified by the blood of Jesus Christ. For it is written: Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1). Again, the Bible says: But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day (Proverbs 4:18). Therefore, everyone justified by God is ordained for unending breakthroughs in life. Therefore, stagnation is not our portion and praise is one of the means through which we walk into our inheritance of continuous progress and unending breakthroughs.
We have a heritage of favour in Christ: Favour is one of the mystery virtues of the Kingdom. It can make an heir of a slave and an official of an inmate. For instance, Joseph had favour in Portiphar’s house and an estate was placed in his command. Again, he was favoured in the prison and was made the head of the prisoners. Favour changes situation as if it never happened (Genesis 39:1-6; Psalm 5:12).
We have a heritage of fruitfulness in Christ: We are told from scriptures that children are a heritage of the Lord. Thus, childbearing is our heritage in Christ and the fruit of the womb is our reward (Psalm 127:3).
In conclusion, we must see our inheritance in Christ Jesus as real and praise as God’s ordained access to them. This is because we can praise our way out of any frustration, stagnation and unpleasant situations in our lives.
However, you must be born again for your praise to be acceptable. Are you born again? If you are not, this is an opportunity to do so. Simply say the following prayer: Lord Jesus, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
For further reading, please get my books: Understanding the Power of Praise and Wonders of Praise. I invite you to come and fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, the covenant home of Winners. We have four services on Sundays, holding at 6:00 a.m., 7:50 a.m., 9:40 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. respectively. I know this teaching has blessed you.
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David O. Oyedepo is a Nigerian Christian author, architect, preacher, and the founder and presiding bishop of the mega church, Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel.