Thanksgiving & Praise Secure God’s Presence in Your Home (Part 3) By Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: Thanksgiving & Praise Secure God’s Presence in Your Home (Part 3)
You are welcome to another interesting segment in the study of God’s Word. It is my earnest prayer that you will begin to experience the wonders of praise in your family in Jesus name! Today, I shall be looking at thanksgiving and praise as a way to secure God’s protection in your home. The Bible says: When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils (Luke 11:21-22). Remember I said where you find praise is where you find God, and thanksgiving is the root of every worthwhile praise. When you are in praise, you are supernaturally protected from every form of evil because you carry God’s presence. A family who embraces praise as a lifestyle is dwelling in the secret place of the Most High where no devil can get to.
After David’s victory over Goliath, Saul became envious of him, one day while David was playing music to relieve Saul of the evil spirit that was tormenting him, he tried to pin David to the wall with the javelin but David escaped from his presence twice (1 Samuel 18:9-12). As long as David was in praise, he was protected. We see clearly from scriptures that David was a man given to praise. The Bible says: Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments (Psalm 119:164). You cannot be in praise and not enjoy God’s protection. The enemy is not your problem when you are in praise. The Bible says our God is our rock, fortress, deliverer, our shield and stronghold (Psalm 18:2). God’s presence invoked in praise becomes your weapon of defense.
Carefully read this testimony:
I was here on Wednesday for the Miracle Praise Service. When the Bishop said we should praise with our might, that we must praise God ‘in the dance’ I praised and knew that was the only praise I had really given God since I was born.
On Tuesday night (the day before), thieves had visited our compound. They went to another flat and stole something there. When I got home, the other tenants said there was a need to raise the fence in front of my flat. I said to them ‘well you can do that, but all I know is that the Bishop of the Church I attend has already said no tragedy is going to befall any Church member. So, God is my security’.
The thieves returned that Wednesday night, but the most amazing thing about it was that they only went to other five flats! The only one that came to my flat, unknown to us, was cut in the leg. It was when we woke up in the morning that we saw blood in front of my flat.
When I returned from work in the evening, my wife told me that they caught the four thieves and that the thigh of one of them was cut; as if a knife was used to cut the flesh. The thief had bandaged it and when he was asked, ‘where did you get this wound?’ he said, ‘I went to that flat where they pasted “I am a Winner’ sticker that was where his thigh got ripped!-Ajomale, A.
Truly, praise is a protective device available to every believer. Unfortunately, many think it’s too simple to be real, because man naturally doesn’t place much value on anything that doesn’t cost him a price that is why so many miss out on the wonderful virtues in praise. They would rather do something more rigorous to get across to God. I employ you to make thanksgiving and praise a culture in your family, so you can continue to enjoy His supernatural protection. As you praise Him, the God who never sleeps nor slumber will ensure that your spouse, children, and every of your possessions comes under His divine security!
To offer acceptable praise to God, you must be born again. If you are not yet born again and you desire to do so right now, please pray this prayer with faith in your heart:
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom. Congratulations!
If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21). With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ name!
Call or write to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).
Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.