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Praise as A Weapon – II Chronicles 20:22

As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated.

This is one of the wonders of praise. Praises to God bring down His presence and makes Him to show His Almightiness. King Jehoshaphat and his people organized a choir according to God’s directive and they began to praise God even when the enemies were already very close to them. Three nations rose against them, yet they believe that by praise they will have victory because God said so.

The result was disastrous for the enemies. God did what He had never done before, He set an ambushment against them, and they began to destroy one another, until they all died. The people of Judah did not need to lift their swords, it was not necessary because God was in action. They only came to take the spoil and a great one too.

This is a lesson for us all. What is the battle that is confronting you, they may not be three nations that faced the land of Judah, but the truth is all enemies bow to the praise of God.

How do I know that?

In the book of Joshua, the Israelites were confronted by the wall of Jericho, an impregnable wall that no known human manufactured machines then could pull down. And God told them to move round the wall once in a day for six days. On the seventh day, they moved round the world seven times, and on the seventh, they shouted praise, and the wall came down (Joshua 6:20).

In the book of Acts 16 Paul and Silas were thrown into jail. They waited till midnight when their praises to God will be heard loud and clear, and they began to pray and sing praises to God. All of a sudden God responded by shaking the prison to its foundation, and removing all the chains in the hands of the prisoners. At the end they were set free (Acts 16:25-40).

The bible says we are created to bring pleasure to God. But only those who belong to God can touch Him by praise, because the sacrifice of a sinner is an abomination before God. All the people that brought down the presence of God through praise in the bible were people of God.

If you want God to accept your praise, and to come down for your help, you must first do away with sin. Give your life to Christ, and He will give you a new heart from which heavenly ordained praises can come (Acts 3:19).

Cindy Henson

Monday 28th of December 2020

Cindy This is great! I also have a great testimony of how praise is a weapon. In August 2004 my husband passed away after 33 years together, 6 months later my mother passed, and a year later my oldest daughter passed and God had miraculously seen me through all that with continued praise upon my lips. Well it was in the middle of all this, about 9 months after my husband had passed, 3 months after my mother, that my 8 year old grandson was passing from an allergic reaction to cats. It was a Sunday evening. Well that morning on my way to church I was praising God and dwellings on the scripture, magnify the Lord all ye people. So I was asking God how do I magnify you. If you put a magnifying glass up to anything, it shows every detail of that thing. How can I magnify God, the creator of everything? That night when my grandson laid there stiff and cold, no breathing and paramedics couldn’t revive him, I ran out into the yard looking up into the sky screaming! I was screaming what now Lord? What is this? I heard Him say within my spirit,”magnify me now.” I lifted my hands in the air and began to sing, I will magnify the Lord who is worthy to be praised. The Lord raised him up when no one else could. He’s 25 years old now and doing good all because of praise to our God! Hallelujah!

Stephanie Taylor

Sunday 28th of February 2021

Hallelujah!!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thanks for sharing

Brenda Bell

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

I believe that a sinner can praise and worship God. Praising God can be the entry point into a new life with Christ. Thank God for the life-saving, life-giving power of praise.

Ngozi, Nigeria

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Truly, praise is a powerful weapon of spiritual warfare and victory. I have come to believe and know that there is nothing the LORD can not do when we praise Him. Sometimes in January 2020, the Holy Spirit ministered to me to thank and praise the LORD for 7 days. No prayer request. No asking Him for anything. Initially, I found it difficult as I have many needs to discuss with Him. Finally, I obeyed. At the end of that 7 days of praise and thanksgiving, bondage of more than 30 years was broken in my life. Something people have said that it cannot be possible in my life, the LORD did it in such a way that I least expected. Of a truth, JEHOVAH whose name is JAH do inhabit the praises of His people. May His praise continually be in our mouths in Jesus' Name. And when we cross over to yonder, we will praise Him eternally. Thank you and God bless.

Tumelo Makobye

Friday 20th of March 2020

wow, this really encouraged me and i feel prompted to do the same. I have a lot to ask God as am getting married in 5 week, but am going to do this!

maureen Brodie

Friday 13th of September 2019

Such an encouragement reading these posts and article on the Power of Praise. I have had some health issues that I have been praying about and I believe that it's no coincidence that I'm reading these today and of course our enemy flees when we praise GOD for The Lord Himself is then present with us, not that He ever leaves or forsakes us but it's our enemy who leaves, I believe that today is a breakthrough day for me, thank you everyone who has posted these very encouraging word's of Truth

sylvia burrows

Wednesday 22nd of May 2019

Love the article. How often do I live in the flesh, even though I know that God inhabits the praises of His people I often forget. Yes my prayer life needs to resume and reach a new level. Reading these comments has reminded me of the power of prayer and praise. Love the comment from Gomez July 2015 12.46am. Praise in the night when all is quiet is powerful seeking God after hours has tremendous results. I know this well. thank you to all bless you heaps