Week of November 30, 2015
Heaven on Earth Greetings to you in Jesus Name and thank God for the end of another month.
As we conclude on this series and proceed to the last month of the year, let’s examine another enemy of Praise. It is called THE SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS. We’ve learnt previously that sorrow hinders Praise but behind sorrow is 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 scripture above shows how the Holy Spirit carries out an exchange in the lives of believers: that is, He gives us the garment of praise in place of the spirit of heaviness by His anointing 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.
Pick a lesson from the life of David, a man of after God’s own heart, who wrote many of the psalms. The Bible reveals to us that he consciously fought the spirit of heaviness in order to maintain a lifestyle of Praise unto God (Psalm 42:5,11; Psalm 43:5). He chose to hope in God rather than being discouraged and disheartened.
Praise pleases God, He wants to hear it from you always, therefore never allow the spirit of heaviness in you because it chokes your Praise.
God BLESS you
Wonders Without End!