Praising GOD Releases His ALMIGHTY Military Power For Swift Victory
“Behold, I tell you a mystery” (1 Corinthians 15:51): It is a GREAT Spiritual Weapon and warfare strategy for victory when you praise GOD in misery.
Appellations to Him in affliction swiftly attract His Attention and Deliverance.
For THE NAME of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, Paul and Silas had been beaten to pulp — “beaten with rods.” (Acts 16:22).
Judges commanded the injustice, when they had been seized by anti-CHRIST men, and dragged to the court.
The judges further ordered them put in maximum security prison.
“And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.” Acts 16:23-24.
But when in affliction, Paul and Silas did not descend into the dungeon of despair, or have a pity party.
What did they do in this obviously hopeless situation? They prayed and praised.
“But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to GOD, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.” Acts 16:25-26.
Fervent prayer and praise will quake and shake the foundations of any prison you may be in regarding any area of life, immediately open doors for you, and loose any chains you may have been bound in.
Praise releases The ALMIGHTY Military Power of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST for immediate deliverance and victory.
When Jehoshaphat and his people praised Him in the face of a looming battle FAR bigger than them, GOD did the fighting for them, and gave them GREAT abundance from the enemy.
They did not have to fire ONE bullet, well…, shoot one arrow.
And they had super-abundance, from a battle they didn’t have to fight. Their praise moved THE LORD OF HOSTS to do all for them.
“And when he [Jehoshaphat] had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to THE LORD, and who should praise The Beauty of Holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise THE LORD, For His Mercy endures forever.” Now when they began to sing and to praise, THE LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another. So when Judah came to a place overlooking the wilderness, they looked toward the multitude; and there were their dead bodies, fallen on the earth. No one had escaped. When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away their spoil, they found among them an abundance of valuables on the dead bodies, and precious jewelry, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away; and they were three days gathering the spoil because there was so much.” 2 Chronicles 20:21-25.
(Please study 2 Chronicles 20:1–20 for the full context).
Switch now to praising GOD fervently. And He will immediately deliver you and give you victory and super-abundance. This is repeatedly my testimony and experience.
No matter what the situation is, GOD is good. And when we praise Him for His Goodness and Faithfulness, He is Faithful and Merciful to release His Goodness.
We must always worship GOD for His Goodness, Faithfulness and Merciful Kindness, no matter what is happening in the natural (whether good or bad). This is what it means to worship GOD in spirit and in Truth. It is worship that does not depend on circumstances, but on GOD, for He is EVER FAITHFUL, NEVER FAILING.
The days we are in, this is the hour to worship GOD in spirit and in Truth.
As our LORD said, “the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship THE FATHER in spirit and Truth; for THE FATHER is seeking such to worship Him. GOD is SPIRIT, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and Truth.” (John 4:23-24).
When we praise GOD genuinely, He actually acts on our behalf.
On two consecutive days recently, I respectively had visions of an arrow being readied by an archer to shoot a target, and a fighter jet in flight as I was praising GOD.
By The Grace of GOD, I write my dreams and visions down so as to steward them, you know, act on them to The Glory of GOD.
The following is an excerpt from my journal notes on the two visions:
“While praising GOD fervently, I saw a bow and arrow being readied to be shot at a target.
Immediately, I understood that my praising GOD was causing arrows from THE LORD to destroy the enemy.
Then the next day, while praising and worshiping GOD, I saw a beautiful Divine jet fighter flying high overhead, heading into combat, to bomb its targets. [It had a swordfish business end].
Again, I understood that my praising GOD caused Him to release His ‘Air Force’ to destroy the enemy.”
“He sent out His Arrows and scattered the foe, Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them.” Psalms 18:14.
“He sent out Arrows and scattered them; Lightning bolts, and He vanquished them.” 2 Samuel 22:15.
“Your Arrows are sharp in the heart of The King’s enemies; the peoples fall under You.” Psalm 45:5.
Praising GOD causes All His Goodness in Him, The Riches of His Glory, yes, His POWER, to literally flow out of Him for our deliverance, goodness and victory.
Pray and sing to GOD like Paul and Silas.
“Let the high praises of GOD be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute on them the written judgment — this honor have all His saints. Praise THE LORD!” Psalm149:6-9.
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Addison Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of JESUS CHRIST by The Will of GOD, according to The Promise of Life Which is in CHRIST JESUS, (2 Timothy 1:1).
Like John, I like to put my head to The Heart of JESUS so as to know and do His Will always. What’s in His Heart is what matters now and FOREVER. His Heart’s Desire is my only desire. My will is to do His Will.
As John was, I am the disciple whom JESUS loves. And like Paul, I am “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
NB. Surely, the disciple whom JESUS loves and “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS”, like ALL The Promises of GOD, are available to every believer to obtain, just as John and Paul did.
“And having been perfected, He [JESUS] became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.
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