THE IMPORTANCE OF HIGH PRAISE
Every move and every step you take in high praise is highly spiritual and highly technical; when you lift up your hand in worship, you are saying ‘halal’. The word hallelujah was derived from this word and it is always associated with the overthrow of the wicked. Most Christians fail to realize that every step you take in spiritual warfare is of utmost importance; we need to make necessary improvements regarding this. In this ministry, we have the mandate to raise spiritual technocrats; planet shakers who will turn the world upside down with the message of dominion through Christ. It is not Church as usual; anyone looking for Church as usual will miss the move of the end time. There is a move of God which is strong and mighty which is already gathering momentum on a daily basis and we are part of that move by the special grace of God. Determine to praise God this year more than you have ever done before.
The presence of God is your greatest guarantor of safety. Safety is not the absence of danger, it is the presence of God in the midst of it. Safety is of the Lord, study Psalm 91. The importance and resultant effect of high praise is contained in Psa. 149:1-9, “Praise ye the Lord, sing unto the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King … Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all the saints. Praise ye the LORD.” A child of God need not dance to every music. There is serious pollution out there; the only time you should dance is unto the Lord. Every music has a spirit, if it is not Holy Spirit inspired, it will be defiling. By the grace of God, the Lord has enabled me to write a lot of songs and the songs come only after praying in tongues for hours and that is why the songs are producing miracles wherever they are played.
There is a spirit behind every music. If you are coming into the presence of God, you must know that you are coming to a thrice holy God. You don’t just stroll in and out of his presence. You don’t know God if you don’t know holiness; you are far from him, you need to come closer. The closer you come to God the more broken you become, the more you reverence him, the more you drop self, the more you see your littleness but how great he is. His awesomeness will overwhelm you because he has an overwhelming presence. This year, God wants you to dance and you will dance to the glory of God.
God is seeking for the meek. Pride is a vertical sin that is why God resists it. Meekness is a horizontal virtue; your relationship with others will determine whether you are meek or not. We all struggle with a bit of pride but we need to drop it so that the glory of God can shine through us. One of the greatest ambitions you should have this year is to be like Christ; becoming Christlike. Who is this Christ? He was the One that humbled himself to the point of dying on the cross. He stripped himself of all the heavenly paraphernalia; he stripped himself of the glories of heaven and humbled himself to the point of going to the cross. He yielded his will to the will of the Father. Today, one of the most difficult things to do is to have somebody submit. Submission is a major issue everywhere even in homes. Pride is the greatest destroyer of marriage.
The only people that God will beautify are the meek. The meek will inherit the earth. The nature of the meek is humility, the lamb not the lion. Motivational preachers are preaching and raising lions and eagles, a lot of things have crept into the Church as a result. You may ask, what about the lion of the tribe of Judah? Well, it is only a title, after Jesus humbled himself and fulfilled his ministry; an elder called him that name. If you don’t know Jesus as the Lamb then you don’t know him. A lot of general overseers need to be retrained; sadly, some of them are actually leading the flock astray. You can’t give what you don’t have. Some of them are pursuing earthly honour which is tantamount to heavenly shame; earthly glory – heavenly shame. Make sure that you don’t pursue earthly glory and become a heavenly dust. A child of God must be careful about his pursuits. Let your greatest pursuit this year be God. When you have found God, you will lack nothing. If you find God, you will have gold like dust.
TO BE CONTINUED….