Try Praise by Pastor David Ibiyeomie
Topic: Try Praise
READ: 2 Chronicles 20:5-17
5 And Jehoshaphat stood in the congregation of Judah and Jerusalem, in the house of the LORD, before the new court,
6 And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?
7 Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?
8 And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying,
9 If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.
10 And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;
11 Behold, I say, how they reward us, to come to cast us out of thy possession, which thou hast given us to inherit.
12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
13 And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.
14 Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the congregation;
15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
16 To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.
17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.
2 Chronicles 20:12, 15 – O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee. 15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
When you don’t know what else to do in the face of trials and challenges, reposition yourself and go into praise; by doing so, you transfer the battle to God. When you praise God, HE takes over the battle from you and when God takes over, victory is certain.
2 Chron.20:22 -And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
Today, as you hand over that challenge to God through praise, you will see a dramatic turnaround in your favour in the name of Jesus! The children of Judah did not shoot an arrow; they only repositioned themselves to praise God and God moved into action. I see God move into action on your behalf in the name of Jesus!
When you don’t know what else to do, reposition yourself in your confidence in God and then get into high praise warfare. Praise is very vital in every major conflict if you want to overcome.
The night preceding the execution of Paul and Silas, they sang high praises to God that other prisoners heard them and God stepped in; suddenly, the prison foundation shook, the prison gates flung open and their chains fell off. You will also testify! You will experience a new order of liberation today in the name of Jesus!
Praise is what to do when you don’t know what else to do. Put on the garment of praise, ignore the harassments of the enemy and God will take over; and when HE takes over, everything will be over. I decree as the elect of God that whatsoever is contesting your inheritance in Christ Jesus must give way today as you engage in praise warfare in the name of Jesus! It is well with you in Jesus mighty name –Amen!
God bless you
Pastor David Ibiyeomie is the presiding Pastor of Salvation Ministries – Home of Success; one of the fastest growing and spreading churches in the world. He pastors millions of worshippers spread across the globe with Headquarters presently located at Plot 17 Birabi Street, GRA Phase 1, Port Harcourt in Rivers State of Nigeria.
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