Believers who are strong in praise carry an unbreakable spirit. If you subscribe to the apostolic and prophetic you cannot be soft because we are pioneers of faith and we thrive when there’s an atmosphere of radical praise. As apostolic and prophetic people, we are sent to birth forth something supernatural in the earth. The secret, to our victory, however is through praise. Praise ushers in victory and sustains us for the next battle.
If God is going to bless you, you must be connected to Him. We connect to God through our praise. This is why I challenge GLKM to pursue the highest level of praise. As the church, we must establish a new standard for praise. The standard that I’ve set for our church is that we praise hard until the presence of God comes and there is an open heaven right in our service. Then we shift into worship that elevates us from the earthly realm into the heavenlies. In this place, you can sense angelic activity taking place and a breakthrough anointing permeating the atmosphere. God is amongst us and we can’t be stopped.
As believers, we must reach for a higher level of praise in our lives. We have to create a dwelling place for God’s presence. The plan of God is to dwell with his people and create victory. For example, the bible showcases the usage of altars, tents, tabernacles, and the temple itself. Meeting places in ancient times that were places of worship. All atmospheres for the presence of God to dwell. The fact of the matter is, that there is no dominion without living in the presence of God. We were created to live in the presence of God. Anytime you are outside of the presence of God you will malfunction. Now, we enter into the presence of God through praise. We invite God into our lives through praise – and thus we have to create an environment for him to dwell in our hearts and the spaces of our lives.
God is not circumstantial; his presence can change us. God’s presence keeps us balanced and stabilized. Praise is the way that we enter in. When we praise we remind God that we know who He is. That He alone is God. That He is mighty and sovereign. In praise, we pull on his characteristics and we declare who He is in our lives.
Enemies are destroyed in our praise. Believers, now is not the time to sit on the sideline. You must be an active participant in praise. Become indignant and revolutionize your praise.
Scripture References: Luke 19:28-40, Psalm 32:7, Micah 2:13, James 1:4, Psalm 16:11, Judges 20: 18, Jeremiah 1:18