We are entering into a season where Praise is being restored to the church, and will be key to Gods power, miracles, wonders, signs, and the outpouring of His spirit. It has already begun, yet few have heard the sound and are stuck in the worship culture of our age. Many of us were lulled to sleep with soft beautiful sounds that rarely had any scriptural basis, to offer a false promise of entrance into the Holy of Holies, the throne room of His presence and intimacy yet never arriving. We have been left wondering where is God’s power to change our situations. Instead we have been offered a fleshly carnal lulling that satisfies our flesh, keeps us comfortable, tells us all is well and even moves our emotions. Yet we are left unchanged, unchallenged, powerless in our spirit, still full of doubt and unbelief.
Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth brings forth its bud, as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and PRAISE to spring forth before all the nations.
Praise is Gods gift to His church. Rewards are given through achievements and works, however gifts are not. Its up to you to receive this gift, open it up, and participate. Just as if you were given a flat pack shelf that requires assembly before you can enjoy its function, so is Praise. Praise is a spiritual function that requires understanding of its assembly before enjoying its benefits.
2 Chronicles 5:13 When the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and symbols and instruments of music, and praised the Lord, saying “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud.
A church deficient in praise is deficient in power.
John 4:24: God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
Praise is the prerequisite, for an encounter with the ALMIGHTY. He is Spirit and we cannot approach Him through the flesh. It takes the Sacrifice of Praise that activates our spirit and moves us towards the throne room of His intimacy.
Prerequisite: A thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist.
Hebrews 13:15 Therefore by Him, let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise.
Romans 12:1 Present your bodies a living sacrifice.
Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh.
Romans 8:7 because the carnal mind