THE POWER OF HIS PRAISES
Welcome to the third Sunday in the month of Praise from within. On the first Sunday, we were reminded of the blessings of giving God Praises from within and what could inhibit Chsitains’ ability to render such Praise. Last Sunday, the focus was on deep worship as an avenue to release the miraculous. The question was asked: “Where are you in the place of worship? It is time to return to the heart of worship. On both Sundays, the preachers made it abundantly clear that Praise brings down the Presence and Power of God.
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel (Psa. 22:3)
We will continue this Sunday, focusing on the Power of His Praise, with a particular emphasis on the event of 2 Chronicles 5. Solomon completed building the Temple, and it was time to dedicate the building. The wise king thought of no other way to dedicate the building than to give High Praise to God. It was not a time to gloat over human accomplishment. He gathered the people, priests, singers, and instrumentalists with all kinds of instruments to give High Praises to the most High God.
The trumpeters and singers performed together in unison to praise and give thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they raised their voices and praised the LORD with these words: “He is good! His faithful love endures forever!” At that moment, a thick cloud filled the Temple of the LORD. The priests could not continue their service because of the cloud, for the glorious presence of the LORD filled the Temple of God (2 Chr. 5:13-14).
We will pay attention to what was done before rendering the High Praise that brought down the Glory of God so thick that the priest could not continue their service. The Power of His Praise brings down His Presence which comes with the Power to Do the Impossible. Be ready to give Him Praise from within this month, and you will witness mountains shifting for you as His presence comes down with Glory and Power.
Pastor Akindele Odeshi