From Glory to Glory Greetings to you in Jesus Name and thank God for another month – the month of November 2016.This month, we will be exploring the subject of PRAISE. Praise honors God and it is also one of the vital keys and weapon available to us as Christians, not just while we are on earth; because our PRAISE to God will continue in Heaven.
This is one reason we will be using the rest of this month to identify the “red lights” to avoid, so that we could PRAISE God acceptably. To begin with, let’s take a look at a silent enemy of Praise called THE SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS.
Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; “ KJV
The verse of scripture above reveals to us one of the works the Holy Spirit does in our lives as believers, He takes away from us the Spirit of Heaviness and replaces it with the garment of praise via His anointing. This is because whenever this deadly spirit is present, it hinders the flow of praise from whoever it indwells. I believe that this spirit is responsible for depression and many other negative attitudes.
While on a personal study of the life of David, (the man of after God’s own heart), who wrote many of the Psalms, I found out that he was constantly, and consciously making no room for the spirit of heaviness. This he did by maintaing a lifestyle of Praise unto God (Psalm 42:5,11; Psalm 43:5). Rather than being discouraged and disheartened, David chose to hope in God
God delights in your praises. He looks forward to receiving the sweet savor of your praise to Him, therefore resist every incursion of the spirit of heaviness you’re your spirit man because it is an enemy of PRAISE.
God BLESS you
From Glory to Glory!
*** Watch out for next week’s edition of the series: Enemies of Praise.