THERE IS NO SCIENTIFIC CALCULATION THAT CAN DRIVE A STONE TO THE SKULL OF A MAN AT A DISTANCE.
GOD TOOK THE BATTLE FROM DAVID AND PLANTED THE STONE INSIDE THE SKULL OF GOLIATH.
PRAISE DOES NOT ANSWER TO REVELATION; IT ANSWERS TO MANIFESTATION.
TRUE JOY AND REJOICING GRADUATE INTO PRAISE AND PRAISE GRADUATES INTO HIGH PRAISES AND THAT MAKES A BELIEVER A HIGH FLYER.
WHEN WE PRAY ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, HE ANSWERS US BUT WHEN WE PRAISE HIM, HE STEPS IN TO TAKE OVER THE BATTLE.
- Bishop David Oyedepo at Week of Spiritual Emphasis, Day One
- This month must produce in your life!
- This month must answer in your life!
Lift up your two hands and thank Him for bringing you to this month. We are in the crowning season of the year; this month will deliver your crown!
Thank You Jesus and blessed be Your name.
In Jesus precious name we have prayed.
You will have a raw encounter with God this month, it will open a new chapter to your life and it shall be opened night and day in Jesus precious name.
Thank You Lord; speak to us tonight and set the pace for what the month holds by showing Yourself strong and mighty in our midst in the name of Jesus Christ.
Praise the Lord!
Give the Lord a big hand of praise and please be seated.
The month of praise is always an awesome month in the history of this commission and I pray it will be a most awesome month for you as a person.
God works wonders through praise; it’s a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord and to sing praises unto His name, He is the most High God. To tell of His loving-kindness in the morning and His faithfulness every night (Psalm 92:1-2, 10) .
One of the mysteries in praise is the release of fresh oil and what happens? Fresh oil silences our enemies. “Your eyes shall see your desire upon your enemies and your ears shall hear your desire upon the wicked that is risen up against you.
You shall begin to flourish like a palm tree and you shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon…” (Psalm 92:11-15).
There are wonders loaded in a lifestyle of thanksgiving and praise – a lot is loaded in it. It paves the way for God’s agenda for our lives to come through. If you are not thankful, you will soon run tank empty. You are not genuinely thankful; your tank will soon run dry. It’s awesome to have a revelation of what thanksgiving and praise does in a man’s life.
Our teaching series for our Mid-week Services which starts today is:
ENGAGING THE WONDERS OF PRAISE.
It’s not just a thing to know but something to engage. It doesn’t answer to those who know it, it doesn’t even answer to those who teach it, preach it; it answers to only those who do it.
Praise does not answer to revelation; it answers to manifestation. You engage with it or it delivers nothing in our lives and I want you to know that the moment any truth enters into a man in truth and indeed, it sets him on his feet (Ezekiel 2:2). Every true revelation supernaturally stirs corresponding action, you are not struggling with it.
Since I caught the Word, Matthew 6:33, I’ve never needed encouragement once. The spirit of it entered into me, set me upon my feet and I kept running and I’m still running today and I’ll be running forever by His grace.
Until you are stirred into action, you haven’t caught it. When you catch it, it puts you on your feet straight and then you are on your way running. There is power in praise.
Praise is a spiritual atmosphere that triggers the wonders of Heaven in our lives. It is an atmosphere you create to see God manifest Himself to you and to me.
It’s a non-negotiable atmosphere for signs and wonders to keep flowing – thanksgiving and praise (2 Chronicles 20:22-24).
- You will never lack that atmosphere anymore in your life!
By way of introduction, praise focuses on the integrity of what is written and what may be happening not withstanding (Psalm 56:4, 10).
His Word is our focus in praise. God cannot fail, God cannot lie; God will never deny what He has said. His word is ye and amen. So I celebrate You my God; Your integrity is unmatchable, Your integrity is impeccable.
So that’s our God ordained focus in praise. Praising God for the integrity of His word and then for the ability of His counsel and by so doing, we provoke His manifestation in our lives. It is not about what is happening, it is about what God has spoken.
Praise is an ever prevailing, ever winning weapon of war. There were three kings that came against Judah and they had no might or power against these kings; each of them were much stronger than Judah.
They knew no what to do, they returned to God to find out what to do and God said, set yourself and see my salvation. It means, set yourself in praise. “Turn me on, bring me in; I’ll level them out for you”. As they began to sing and to praise, God came down because He inhabits the praises of His people.
Anytime God steps in, the battle is won. God can never lose a battle; He is the Almighty. No gate can ever be shut against Him (Psalm 24:7). So bring God in and you can be sure of victory in any battle. Bring God in via the weapon of high praises and the battle is won (2 Chronicles 20:14-24).
We transfer our battles to God through praise and it is the wisest thing to do. When you are running after a child, you want to hit him, you want to beat him; he runs to his father’s place and he’ll say to you; “come if you like.
If you have the power, come here”. He can’t come to where your father is, no! So when God steps in, battles bowed. When your God steps into your affairs, battles clear off the way. Awesome, because He dwells in the midst of the praise of His people (Psalm 22:3).
Praise is a covenant platform for the manifestation of signs and wonders. “I and the children whom God has given me, they are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion” (Isaiah 8:18, Psalm 8:2).
God ordains perfect praise for silencing our enemies. You want victory all the time, receive grace tonight to live a lifestyle of thanksgiving and praise. You are not looking for it, it will be right inside and enveloping you with divine presence and that means you are unbeatable in the battles of life.
- Expect unending victory from now in the name of Jesus Christ.
We praise God for things to happen; that’s one of the mysteries of thanksgiving and praise. The natural thing is to praise God and thank Him for what has happened. But on this side of Jordan in the Kingdom of Christ, we don’t only praise God for what has happened, we praise God for things to happen.
God’s word is a major facilitator of praise (Jeremiah 15:16). It stirs joy and rejoicing and praise when you eat the Word. It opens your eyes to the great things in stock for you from the Word of God.
The connectivity with the integrity of the Word spurs praise naturally; you are not struggling with it (James 5:13). So, joy and rejoicing spurs praise. True joy and rejoicing graduate into praise and praise graduates into high praises and that makes a believer a high flyer.
Get ready, we are not just teaching the Word this time, we are going to be demonstrating the Word and be seeing the hand of God raw in the midst of His people.
- You will see it on your life in the name of Jesus.
We are called to give thanks for all things. But we are also called to give thanks in everything. “For all things” connotes a season; things are going groovy. In everything means out of season; when they don’t look as what you expected and we saw Jesus gave thanks in that situation and the bread multiplies supernaturally, more than sufficient to feed five thousand people without women and children, minimum of ten thousand, from one little boy’s lunch. Through in-depth thanksgiving, God turned that situation into a celebration. In season and out of season is one of the key mysteries of thanksgiving and praise.
When we pray according to His will, He answers us but when we praise Him, He steps in to take over the battle; it is no longer in your hand and when God takes over your battle and my battle, we just become on-lookers; watching our triumph in a film. Jesus fighting the battle and we just clapping for Him and then they’ll say, we are the one who won; it’s Jesus who won.
Common give the Lord praise!
David the praiser said, “I come to you in the name of the God of Israel, whose army you defied. Today, I’ll watch God bring down your head” and you can tell who brought down the head of Goliath. There is no scientific calculation that can drive a stone to the skull of a man at a distance. “I will bless the Lord at all times and His praise shall continually be in my mouth”. So he was a man enveloped in God’s presence and so God took the battle from David and planted the stone inside the skull of Goliath. There was no pause on the spot, he gave up the Ghost.
When praise becomes your lifestyle and my lifestyle like David, we overcome the battles of life without sweat “…and they began to sing; Saul has killed his one thousand and David his ten thousand”. It was God who fought but it was David they thought won the battle. God fought the battle and won it and handed over the medal to David.
- You will never be a loser in any battle anymore. Because if God be for us, who can be against us?