Stronger Than Your Enemies part 6
Ministering: Pastor E.A Adeboye
Topic: Victory Through Praise
Text: Psalms 18:2 John 4:23-24
Psalm 18:1-3 I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. 2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. 3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies
God loves praise and He is never tired of being praised; even sacrificially
Psalm 22:3 – God dwells in praise. You could say if you take praise away from HIM there would be a problem. When you get home read Revelation 19:1-6 Isaiah 6:1-6 – God loves praise. Rev 5:11-14 – There are thousands of thousands Angels praising God combined with all creatures in heaven praising God.
Proverbs 15:8 – God does not want a praise coming from the wicked
God doesn’t want the praise of a sinner; it’s an abomination to Him. When you belong to the devil and you are praising God you are mocking Him-Psalms 7:11, Acts 16:16-18. If you have not given your life to Christ don’t praise God.
Altar call – If you are not yet born again and want to praise God, surrender your life to Him.
Praise draws God like magnet draws iron John 4:23-24 – God is seeking for worshipper. When you praise God He will draw closer to you.
Psalms 97:3 If only you can praise God to the level He can stand up, your problems will be over.
Before the end of this month there will be no enemy left in your life
Psalm 23:5 – He can make sure your enemy cannot move. Exodus 14:13-20
God could arrest your enemy so that they will never be able to trouble you again 2Kings 8:8-23
How do I get God to draw near?
Just follow the example of the Juju musicians. The musician will come before the dancing begins to get your names. When they begin to play they call you by your name and names you don’t even bear. As he begins to call your names something within you begins to tell you to standup and spend the naira.
How do I get God to standup for me, I begin to call him names – Gen 17:1 – All sufficient God. I am the I am that I am – Exodus 3:14
God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob – Exodus 3:15. He is the Most High – Psalm 91:1. He is the one who is Higher than the highest – Ecclesiastes 5:8 He is the one who sit enthroned above – Isaiah 66:1 He is the Holy one of Israel – Psalm 71:22. Psalm 18:1-2 David said He is my Rock, my Fortress, my Deliverer, my Strength, my Hightower.
Action: Eulogize God in your own words. Praise HIM. Call HIM by HIS name.
What happen when God draws near?
Jesus is greatly attracted to praise – Mark 10:46-52. It would be amazing to you that in a multitude He heard the cry of a beggar; but what He actually heard that made him to stand was when the blind man called out Jesus, thou Son of David.
When the son draws near darkness has to go – John 9:5 John 1:5
If you can praise God such that Jesus draws near you, darkness in your life would have to go. When Jesus draws near, He turns your enemy to your servant. The same people that told Bartimaeus to shut up were the same ones Jesus sent to go and bring him.
God loves children. Children know how to praise God. Matthew 21:16 If only we can approach Him like a little child. If we begin to praise God like a child, God will begin to carry us. Not only did He carry them He blessed them – Matthew 19:14.
When you worship Jesus the way you ought to worship Him, you get victory.
What happen when the Holy Spirit draws near?
When the HolySpirit draws near He shakes all the shakables – Acts 4:23-24, Acts 2:1-4 Anything the enemy has planted in you shall be shaken away tonight. When you attracts the HolySpirit He comes in like fire – Judges 15:14-15.
What Happens when the Trinity is attracted by your praise
Psalm 67:3-6 3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. 5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. 7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.
When the trinity draws near your land will be fertile. You will receive a blessing that will frighten those around you –Genesis 26:12-17
In the passage there is condition “Let all the people praise HIM”; everybody must praise HIM not just one person. So you have to beg your neighbor, so that you can get your blessing.
Action: For the next ten to fifteen minutes praise God will all your might, praise HIM like never before.
By the time the sun rises, you will be singing for joy, the Almighty God will put your sorrow to an end. Your enemies will come and bow down before you in Jesus name.
Father, please scatter every enemy of your children, enemies of their fathers’ house, place of work and even the house of God.
Father, that they may know that it pays to praise You, please give them new testimonies tonight in Jesus’ name.
The Almighty will put a new dance to your feet in Jesus’ name.
Soon, your enemies will bow to you in Jesus’ name.
Your victory over poverty will be permanent in Jesus’ name.
You’ll win more souls like never before in Jesus’ name.
The theme for July HolyGhost service is: Stronger Than Your Enemies part 7; Permanent All Round Victory