By Pastor Johnson Omomadia
The place of praise is the place for supernatural encounters for God is fearful in praises. Exo. 15:11, says â€œwho is like unto thee, o Lord, amongst the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?â€ There is no god like Jehovah. He inhabits the praises of His people. When you begin to praise God, He becomes fearful to your enemies through His manifestation. Whatever God inhabits He glorifies.
You cannot praise God and not see wonders in your life. Give Him consistent quality praise and see Him manifesting uncommon victories in your life. Know that praise is Godâ€™s meal and this is the only thing He takes from us. Give Him His food and He will bless you beyond your imagination. He has never failed and will never fail.
In Ps 34:1-5, the bible says, â€œI will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lordâ€¦â€¦O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name togetherâ€¦â€¦â€¦ They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamedâ€. This text says that Godâ€™s praise should continually be in our mouth because those who commit to praising God continually or all the time shall not be ashamed. The bible says in Isa. 61:7, for every shame in your life, God will give you double honour. As you commit to praising God, every kind of shame in and around your life and all your concerns shall come to an end. Trust Godâ€™s word. He is who He says He is and would do what He says He would do. He is more than able for His words are forever settled.
While we were praising God in one of our monthly praise and power vigil which holds every last Friday of each month 10pm till dawn, the word of God came forth that a chapter has just been closed in our lives and that a new, better and glorious chapter has just been opened. Not quite two weeks after, a brother who has been working as an elephant but eating as an ant encountered a supernatural open door. Today his story has changed. God has given him victory. There are many more testimonies that have been coming in from people just as a result of their constant praises to God. It works wonders. This brotherâ€™s shame has been wiped out for life. The reason I say this is because the blessings of the Lord maketh rich and added no sorrow to it.
Listen to me. No matter the strength of your enemies you can defeat them and encounter victory through praise. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Know that the battle is not yours but the Lordâ€™s. God has never lost any battle or war. He is the greatest strategist. He knows the location of all your enemies. He knows their strength and plans. No wonder He sits in heaven and laughs at our enemies for He knows their end. It is time for you to turn your fears to praise. The result will amaze you and you will become a wonder to people.
King Jehoshaphat, caught the revelation and applied this weapon that gave his people an uncommon victory. It says in 2 Chronicles 20, that three nations came against Jehoshaphat to battle. The strength of the enemies was so strong that fear came upon the people and they ran to God. Thereafter, king Jehoshaphat raised up singers to go ahead of the army and the people singing â€œPraise the Lord, for His mercy endureth for everâ€. As soon as they began to sing, God arose on their behalf and stepped in and set ambushments against their enemies who killed one another leaving behind the spoils of war, which the children of Isreal spent three days gathering for it was so much. They did not lift a single finger neither did the armies fight the enemies. All the children of Isreal did was to sing praises unto the Lord and their victory manifested.
Whatever the enemy is contending with that is your inheritance, know that as you praise God, He will step in and force your enemies into defeat. He has done it before and He will do it again. Donâ€™t try to reason out how He will do it. Just do it regularly with quality. Your story shall surely change. Stop fighting, quarrelling and backbiting those that are against you. Turn it over to God through quality consistent praise and see how fearful God can be in praises. Remember that God will not share His glory with anyone. Start praising Him now. God bless you and bless our great country Nigeria.