“Get Your Praise On” Pt 4

“Engaging the heart”

PRAISE CHANGES YOUR CLIMATE.
PRAISE POSITIONS YOU,
PRAISE PRECEDES VICTORY!

THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS A LIFESTYLE OF PRAISE.

PRAISE EXPRESSES APPRECIATION, GRATITUDE, HAPPINESS AND AFFECTION

A. SO HOW DO WE DO IT?
WITH OUR MOUTH or LIPS – IT IS AN UTTERANCE!

KJV Heb. 13:15 by Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. (THAT NAME GLORIFIED)

Heb 4:16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

THE APPROACH TO THE THRONE SHOULD BE BOLD!

THE THRONE HAS A LOCATION
Ps 22:3 Yet You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.

PRAISE IS GOD’S ADDRESS. IF YOU WANT TO BE WHERE HE IS, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO OFFER HIM PRAISE.

Ps 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

PRAISE IS THE WAY INTO GOD’S PRESENCE…
Isa 60:18 Violence will not be heard again in your land, Nor devastation or destruction within your borders; But you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.

GRATEFUL PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVE AN ACCESS TO MORE!

PAUL AND SILAS
Acts 16:25 but about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; 26 And suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains were unfastened.

LIMITATIONS & HINDRANCES ARE REMOVED THROUGH PRAISE!

Rev. 19:1 After this, I heard the sound of a vast crowd in heaven shouting, “hallelujah! Salvation is from our God. Glory and power belong to Him alone.

THE EXPRESSIONS OF HIS LOVE DEMAND PRAISE, EVEN SHOUTS!

2. WE PRAISE WITH OUR HEARTS
Psa. 9:1 I will thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.

Psa. 86:12 With all my heart I will praise you, o lord my God.
I will give glory to your name forever,

Psa 111:1 Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly.

IF YOU DON’T LEARN TO ENGAGE YOUR HEART IN PRAISE YOU WON’T ENGAGE YOUR HEART (SPIRIT) WHEN ENEMY ATTACKS…

THE SOUL THAT’S FULL OVERFLOWS WITH JOYFUL PRAISE!

Ex. KING DAVID… 2 Samuel 6:14-16, David danced before the Lord with all his might.
Michal saw him leaping, and dancing before the lord. Despised him

Vs 20-22 “I will play before the Lord”

Authority and Dominion Pt 4

“Kingdom stuff”

2 Cor 4:18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

TO UNDERSTAND AUTHORITY, IT’S VITAL TO GAIN SOME UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD

IS 45:18 GOD MADE THE EARTH TO BE INHABITED

Ps 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.

Ps 115:15 May you be blessed of the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth. The heavens are the heavens of the Lord, But the earth He has given to the sons of men.

Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

DOMINION MEANS: TO GOVERN, MANAGE, CONTROL…

MAN WAS DESIGNED TO RULE AND REIGN… HAVE DOMINION

GEN 3 THE SERPENT COMES IN… (Temptation)

ROMANS 5:12 SAY’S, THROUGH ONE MANS TRANSGRESSION SIN ENTERED THE EARTH.

Matt 4:8 Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.”

NOTICE HE DIDN’T SHOW HIM ALL THE RELIGIONS…

2 COR 4:4 – HE BLINDS…

HIS DECEPTION AS GOD OF THIS AGE IS TO MAKE PEOPLE THINK, “IT’S ALL ABOUT RELIGION INSTEAD OF A KINGDOM.

THE MOMENT YOU TRY TO PUT CHRISTIANITY UP AGAINST ANOTHER RELIGION IS THE MOMENT YOU MAKE A MISTAKE.

CHRISTIANITY IS NOT ABOUT A RELIGION IT’S ABOUT A HOLY NATION, A KINGDOM

Luke 10 Jesus said, “I saw satan fall from heaven like lightning”

Is 14 “LUCIFER SAY’S, I’M GOING TO LIFT MY THRONE ABOVE GOD”.
KINGS SIT ON THRONES

ADAM DIDN’T FALL FROM HEAVEN, HE FELL FROM DOMINION

IF WE PUT THIS IN RIGHT PERSPECTIVE…
GOD IS NOT ABOUT RELIGION BUT (THE LORD OF GLORY)

Ps 24:8 Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O gates, And lift them up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in! 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory.

A KINGDOM IS A GOVERNMENT THAT INFLUENCES IT’S CITIZENS WITH THE KINGS PERSONAL PURPOSES, WILL AND INTENT.

THIS ALL STARTED IN GEN 12
GOD TOLD ABRAHAM, “I’LL MAKE YOU A GREAT NATION”

THEN JACOB GETS A NAME CHANGE TO ISRAEL

GOD TOLD SAMUEL (8:7) “THEY’VE REJECTED ME AS KING”

Ps 47:2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared, A great King over all the earth.

Eccl 9:8 “Where the word of a king is there is power”

Isa 9:6 “The Government rest on His shoulders”…
7 there will be no end to the increase of his government or peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom.

DANIELS KINGDOMS Dan 2… Ex. Vs 35 EXPANDING (Filling earth)…
44 In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.

FAITH IS THE CURRENCY OF THE KINGDOM.

HEALING IS THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM OF THE KINGDOM

JESUS SAYS, “THE KINGDOM IS AT HAND”
IT’S PART OF HIS MESSAGE, HIS ASSIGNMENT… (PARABLES)

IN ALL 4 GOSPELS ANY TIME JESUS INITIATES THE CONVERSTATION HE TALKS ABOUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

John 3 (Nicademus) 3 “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
5 …unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

NO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. YOU CAN’T SMUGGLE ANYONE IN.

YOU HAVE TO BE BORN AGAIN… A CITIZEN OF THE HEAVEN

JESUS MADE THE WAY…
Col 1:13 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

“Get Your Praise On” Pt 2

“Position Yourselves”

Psa. 107:21 Let them praise the lord for his great love and for all his wonderful deeds to them. 22 Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and sing joyfully about his glorious acts.

He’s provided a mantle for us! Is 61

LUCIFER WAS ORIGINALLY IN CHARGE OF THE MUSIC OF HEAVEN.
Ezk 28:13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz and the diamond; The beryl, the onyx and the jasper; The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald; And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, Was in you. On the day that you were created They were prepared.

MUSIC AND PRAISE WAS AND IS INTENDED FOR GOD.

Ps 42:8 The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime;
And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.

PRAISE POSITIONS YOU!

SO HOW DO WE DO IT?

WITH OUR MOUTH or LIPS
Psa. 109:30 With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the lord; and in the midst of many I will praise him.

Psa 34:1 I will bless the lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psa 63:3 Because your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips will praise you. 4 So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in your name. 5 My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.

Psa 71:8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

AT THE DEDICATION OF THE TEMPLE:
2 Chr. 5:13 in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the lord, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the lord saying, “He indeed is good for his lovingkindness is everlasting,” then the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud, 14 so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of god.

REMEMBER JEHOSHAPHAT – 2Chr. 20:1Now it came about after this that the sons of Moab and the sons of Ammon, together with some of the Meunites, came to make war against Jehoshaphat. 2 Then some came and reported to Jehoshaphat, saying, “A great multitude is coming against you from beyond the sea, out of Aram and behold, they are in Hazazon-tamar (that is Engedi).” 3 Jehoshaphat was afraid and turned his attention to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah. 4 So Judah gathered together to seek help from the Lord; they even came from all the cities of Judah to seek the Lord.

12 O our God, will You not judge them? For we are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”

15 Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.

17 You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the Lord is with you.”

AMP – Take your positions!

20 When they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, put your trust in the Lord your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed.”
21 When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the Lord and those who praised Him in holy attire,

WE NEED TO BE SKILLED PRAISERS BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO EXPERIENCE OPPOSITION…

Vs 17 SAID, “Go out and face them”.

THIS POSITION OF PRAISE IS SOMETHING YOU CHOOSE NOT SOMETHING GOD ASSIGNS YOU.

PRACTICE PRAISE… CULTIVATE PRAISE… DO IT WITH YOUR MOUTH.

PRAISERS ARE PEOPLE WHO KNOW HOW TO KEEP SINGING WHEN THEY DON’T SEE WHAT IS DESIRED.

21 When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the Lord and those who praised Him in holy attire, (The beauty of holiness) (Holy array – attire)

as they went out before the army and said, “Give thanks to the Lord, for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” 22 When they began singing and praising, the Lord set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; so they were routed.

Authority and Dominion Pt 3

“Use it”

AUTHORITY IS THE RIGHT TO INFLUENCE

I. YOU OF YOURSELF POSSESS NO AUTHORITY.

JESUS DID NOT OPERATE ON HIS OWN AUTHORITY… IT WAS DELEGATED…

WHEN JESUS ROSE FROM THE DEAD HE HAD SO MUCH POWER HE DELEGATED IT TO HIS BODY… (Matt 28… ALL AUTHORITY)

II. IN ORDER TO HAVE AUTHORITY YOU MUST BE UNDER THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU THAT AUTHORITY.

THE DEVIL KNOWS WHERE THERE IS NO RELATIONSHIP THERE IS NO AUTHORITY.

WHEN WE ARE DISOBEDIENT TO THE WORD OF GOD WE BREAK FELLOWSHIP…

III. IF JESUS DOES NOT HAVE AUTHORITY OVER IT, YOU DON’T EITHER.

IF JESUS DIDN’T CONQUER IT THEN YOU DON’T HAVE AUTHORITY OVER IT.

Eph 2:4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

JESUS HAS AUTHORITY OVER EVERYTHING HE CONQUERED.

A. HE CONCQURED THE DEVIL.

James 4:7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Eph 4:27 and do not give the devil an opportunity.

Eph 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

1 Pet 5:8-9 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith

B. HE CONQURED SICKNESS AND DISEASE.

WE HAVE AUTHORITY IN THE NAME OF JESUS.

C. JESUS CONQURED POVERTY.

IV. AUTHORITY IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT THE COMMAND

IF YOU’RE NOT COMMANDING THINGS TO HAPPEN YOUR AUTHORITY IS WORTHLESS…

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL THINGS TO GO… TO COME…

IN CHRIST WE WE’RE LOOSED FROM BONDAGE AND WE HAVE BEEN RESTORED TO RELATIONSHIP AND DOMINION.