praise 

​PRAISE

Another way of worshiping God is through praise. We have seen through the bible the power within praise. Besides miracles happening these people got filled inside their hearts with the Spirit.1 Samuel 16 when the Lords Spirit left Saul, God sent an evil spirit to Saul that tormented him. His servants advised him to order for a man who knows how to play the harp and recommended David son of Jesse. Verse 23 says “whenever the evil spirit sent by God came to Saul, David would get his harp and play it. The evil spirit would leave…” meaning there is power that God himself has bestowed on praise and even the instruments used during praise. They are able to send evil spirits away and invite Holy Spirit near.

When we praise the Lord our God, His Glory appears. 2 Chronicles 5:11 where the Covenant Box of the Lord was returned to the Temple the Glory of God appeared. The Levites praised God with cymbals, harps and trumpets that accompanied the singers. “…As the priests were leaving the temple, it was suddenly filled with the dazzling light of the Lords presence…” this shows how God responds when praised immensely. In 2 Chronicles 20:22 “as they began to sing, the Lord threw the invading armies into panic.” We see here how God caused the enemies who wanted to attack King Jehoshaphat in Judea to turn against themselves and kill each other, this was because the Judeans praised the Lord marching before the army.

Acts 16:25-26 “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God,… suddenly there was a violent  earthquake, which shook the prison to its foundations. At once the doors opened and the chains fell off all prisoners.” This miracle happened because of the praises and hymns that Paul and Silas sang for the Lord. The jailer and his family got saved that very night. Praising God can perform miracles in a way that no one expects. Try this and you will have a testimony to tell.