This month, the focus of all teachings is mainly on Praise.

We are engaging the sickle of Praise for the harvest God has prepared for us in 2015 but there is need to first understand what Praise is because when you don’t understand it, you will not be able to use it effectively.

There are things to understand about it for it to work.
Ps 47:7 “For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.”
We need to understand what Praise is, so we can Praise with understanding.

Paul and Silas turned on their praise connection in the midst of death and heaven took notice! Praise causes God to fight on your behalf.

You have cried and struggled enough!
Stop struggling! One second in His presence will do what men cannot do in 100 years.
Acts 10:38 declares that Jesus did the wonders He did because, “God was with Him.” Seek His presence daily! His presence will deliver grace, glory, honor, mercy, favor, health, long life and riches to your house.

Seek His presence daily! His presence will deliver grace, glory, honor, mercy, favor, health, long life and riches to your house.

(What in this context is Praise to God)
• Praise is the adoration of God for who He is.
• Praise is the admiration of God for who He is.
• Praise is the celebration of God for who He is.

From the definitions above, you can see clearly that Praise aims at the personality of God.
If you do not know God, you cannot praise God because the foundation of genuine Praise is Knowledge of God. The more you know God, the wider the scope of your Praise. This is what makes praise more than a mere act of singing

In the Bible, David was a genuine praiser of God because he had knowledge of the personality of God. He knew God and we will see some of those things he knew about God that made him a great praiser of God:

1. God is good
Ps 34:1 ” I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
vs 8 ” O taste and see that the Lord is good:…”
2. God is faithful
Ps 33:1-3, 4
3. God is righteous
Ps 11:7 “For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.”
4. God is just
5. God is merciful
Dan 9:9 “To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, …”

We can go on and on, about the personality of God

Miracles are deliberate acts of God provoked by deliberate acts of faith by men. This means that God’s presence is the key to your undeniable breakthrough in life. This means that it is impossible to operate in the supernatural without divine presence.

The backbone of the believer in the conflict of life is divine presence. It guarantees rest, Ask Moses. (Exo.33/Ps.114, 27:1-4, 23:4). It is the secret of exploits (John 8:29). His presence will always make the difference. God is in Praise. Divine presence cannot however be wished into place: it must be provoked.

Praise Invokes His Presence
God is enthroned in the praises of His people so praise is our direct line and the trigger that turns-on the manifest presence and acts of God (2 Chro 20:15-24/Ps 22:3)
Psalm 22:3 ” Butthou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.”
Whenever His presence is, there will always be a difference.

Biblical Characters who Provoked Divine Presence via Praise
(Ps 22: 3, Ps 100: 1-4, Mal 2:1-3)

  • David praised Him madly (2 Sam.10,20/Psalm 119:164) and never lost any battle because God was always with him.
  • Paul & Silas disgraced prison obstacle trough the weapon of praise – Act 16:25

Praise Provokes Supernatural returns on our seeds sown

  • Solomon triggered an undeniable presence of God which led to an undeniable encounter with God. He was blessed with not only what he wanted but all he needed.
  • Noah’s sacrifice triggered divine favour and invariably His presence (Gen 8:20 – 22), Lev, Ps 96:8, Ps 50:5
  • Abel did not go to God empty and he secured His attention by His sacrifice
  • Jesus the Lamb of God sacrificed Himself to take us back to the presence of God. That is why sacrifice will eternally be relevant because our God is the King of Kings

Throughout the bible no priest ever appeared in His presence empty and He even commanded it.

  • The seeds include:
    Spiritual seeds (eg. prayers, soul winning etc)
    Material seeds
    Financial seeds (offering etc) Psalm 67:5-7

Divine presence is the fountain of favor; and praise engenders fulfillment of prophecy (Ask Joseph, Mary,Elizabeth, Zechariah and Simeon: Gen 39:2,21, Pro 16:7/John 8:29/Luke 1:67-80)

Our worship honours God and brings Him pleasure, and praise breaks open the atmosphere for God to move

Rom 4:16 -21
Abraham praised his way into the fulfillment of what God had promised.

Remember, Praise celebrates the personality God.

Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal more of the personality of God to you, so you can praise Him better.

  • God is truly worthy of praise.
  • Praise draws us closer to God.
  • All who praise God are blessed.
  • Satan’s power is broken when we praise God.
  • Praise opens our hearts and minds to receive God’s message.
  • Praise is a form of sacrifice.
  • Praise is a supernatural expression of faith.

God BLESS you