Empowerment For Praise, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi
TEXT : PHIL 4 VS 13., HEB 13 vs 15.
Praisers are pleasers, so if you are the type that praises man then definitely you will be able to please man, but if you learn how to praise God ,then undoubtedly you will be God pleaser, that is the secret of David that he was known to be a man after God’s heart.
The bible records that God inhabits ( occupy as a place of settled residence)the praises of Israel and since we are spiritual Israelites , then when you praise God genuinely, God will inhabits your praises.Ps22 vs 3.
When we praise God ,He is present in the very real, and along with this nearness, comes a new level of His power operating in our lives.
When we are empowered with praise, our knowledge about praising God will increase and this energises our daily practice of praise, resulting in an amazing and personal spiritual transformation.
If we practice praise as the bible commands,
It releases us from earthly worries and concerns Phil 4 vs 6-7.
It transport us into God’s presence ps 100 vs 4.
It also opens the doors to God’s awesome power Acts 16 vs25-26.
Where praises dwells, power dwells, victory dwells, blessing dwells, success dwells.
The bible says in Psalm147 vs 1 and Psalm 33 vs 1, that praise is comely (attractive, good-looking, prepossessing, appealing and irresistible) to mention but a few.
When you praise God, you cannot be resisted, you cannot be ignored, you will always have first hand attention with God.
Psalm 119 vs 164 records that seven times does the psalmist praise the Lord in a day, that is officially.
Praises turn your mourning into dancing Ps 30 vs 11.
Praising God turns battle into victory without fight 2 Chr 20 vs 21-22.
Praising God will collapse all the walls of Jericho before you which will open the way to going forward and possessing your possessions, Joshua 6 vs 1- 27.
My prayer is that God will empower us for praises and put upon us the garment of praise this season in Jesus mighty name.
The sermon, Empowerment For Praise, by Pastor Victor Olobaniyi, was delivered on September 11, 2016