God spoke through my dad for the phrase for the blog. It is easy to praise God and tell Him how good He is when things are going well. However, it takes faith to praise God when all hell is breaking loose around you. So David said in Psalm 116:7: I will offer thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call upon the name of the LORD. Hebrews 13:15:Through Him, therefore, let us offer God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge, confess and glorify His name.
Before you go into battle, send praise as Jehoshaphat did in 2 Chronicles 20. Begin praising and thanking God because the victory is already won. Psalm 68:1 says let God arise, and the enemies are scattered. That is what happened when Jehoshaphat and the people praised the Lord. It confused the enemy, and they were destroyed.
Paul and Silas, in Acts 16:16-40, sang praises to God while chained in prison. Then, the prison doors opened, their chains were broken, and they were set free.
When challenges arise, let praise rise higher. Do like Joshua and the people at the battle of Jericho. They shouted and blew the trumpet. They shouted, and the walls came down. Shout, for the Lord has given you the victory! God always causes us to triumph through Him. Watch praise destroy the enemy of depression, addictions, strongholds, disease, debt, and everything that is an enemy to God.
The enemy is destroyed when we praise the Lord!
Prayer: I give glory to your name, for you are good, and your mercy endures forever. God, let your kingdom come. You will be done on earth as it is in heaven. I bring heaven to earth by lifting praises, not my problems. God, I repent for complaining and allowing the enemy to defeat me. I thank you for the victory won on the cross. It is finished! Salvation is here! Healing is here! Deliverance is here! In Jesus’s name! Amen
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