“2 Chronicles 20:21-23 (KJV) And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.”
It’s no lie. I harbour no iota of hesitation in saying that praise is the highway to the throne of God. Praise opens the door that we think can has been shut forever. Praise turns a seemingly hopeless situation around and goes on to bring forth wonderful results. I have experienced the power of praise in my life and I can testify to what God can do when we praise and honour his holy name. By far, praise is very potent.
Just like in our bible text above, we may find ourselves in difficult situations and insurmountable circumstances just like the children of Judah. Our countenance may be down and our hearts may be dejected, but not for long. Knowing that we have a God who performs wonders through our worship, who effects changes by the power of our praise should give us a source to draw strength from. We must not let our difficult situation determine our joy. Ours is a joy that is unending and knowing that there’s tremendous power in praise should give us a confidence in the God we serve.
When the people of Judah were sore troubled by the enemy, God revealed the power of praise through their peculiar situation. Instead of hardened warriors on the battlefield, God told them to put skilled worshippers in the front line of the war. This was a decision that is by human standards, the most foolish and ridiculous step to take in this situation. However, God who specializes in using the foolish things of this world to confound the wise showed up. Praise parted the highway to God’s presence and victory came pouring down.
I tell you, the power of praise is one instrument that wise Christians have put into practice and they’ve seen bountiful results. I urge you to put this power to use in your life. Is there a situation that has defied prayers in your life? Is there a sickness that has troubled you so much? Why not engage the power of praise? You can walk through the highway that leads directly to God and experience the miraculous if you can praise God like you’ve never done before.
God intervened and delivered the people of Judah through the power of praise. The enemies became confused when the people of Judah commenced their worship to God and the enemy nations attacked themselves till they totally destroyed their armies. God can confuse your enemies today till they totally destroy themselves. Engage the power of praise.
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