Topic: Provoking the Release of Our Inheritances via Praise!
Welcome to another impactful week! I hope you were blessed by last week teaching. Today, we shall focus on: Provoking The Release Of Our Inheritances Via Praise!
From scriptures, we discover that one of the wonders of praise is the release of our inheritances. The Bible says, O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. For the Lord most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth. He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet. He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved (Psalm 47:1-4). However, we must understand that life is essentially a seed time and harvest time adventure. No one ever gets out of life more than what he is willing to put into it. Remember, God is not mocked; whatsoever a man sows, that also shall he reap (Genesis 8:22; Ephesians 6:8; Galatians 6:7). Furthermore, we discover that every spiritual engagement is defined as a form of labour (Hebrews 4:9-12). This implies that just as a woman goes to the labour room to deliver, we must also go through a spiritual labour room to take delivery of our hearts’ desires. Thus, there are three kinds of praise. These include:
General Praise: (Psalm 34:1).
High Praise: (Psalm 149:6).
Hosanna Praise: This can be described as warfare praise. When we give God hosanna praise, we are entitled to wild level of results. For instance, when the people went wild singing His hosanna as He entered into the City of Jerusalem, Jesus went wild in the temple and healed all that were sick (Matthew 21:9-16). Also, when David danced with all his might, he secured vengeance on his mockers (2 Samuel 6:1-10). No wonder the Bible records that he never lost a battle because he knew how to bring God to bear in any situation and circumstance.
But, What Is In Praise?
Praise Is The Strongest Evidence Of Faith, Which Usually Culminates In Undeniable Testimonies: As it is written, And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform (Romans 4:19-21).
Praise Is What Determines The Returns On Our Seeds Sown–Spiritually, Physically, Materially Or Financially: The Bible says, A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled (Proverbs 18:20; see also Hebrew 13:15).
Praise Is The Platform For The Fearful Acts Of God: As it is written, Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders (Exodus 15:11).
Praise Is The Covenant Requirement For Answered Prayers: It is written, Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God (Philippians 4:6; see also Matthew 6:9, 13).
Fearful Praise Engenders Fearful Blessings: As it is written, Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him (Psalm 67:5-7).
Praise Provokes Divine Intervention: Concerning Judah, the Bible says as they began to engage warfare praise, God stepped in and all their enemies were overthrown. Thus, praise brings God into our affairs (Psalm 68:1; 2 Chronicles 20:22).