The Reason Why Praise Is Dangerous

I am amazed at all God did @ Mars Hill yesterday.  It officially goes down in history as one of my favorite Sunday’s of ALL TIME.  Why?  Spirit-filled men ignited praise that spontaneously spread throughout our congregation & in our overflow (on video).  Spiritually, God’s doing something ‘new’ and ‘powerful’ at our church and it blows my mind each Sunday.  I’m trying to wrap my head around and rationalize what God’s doing, but it’s difficult to explain an authentic “move of God.”

There’s no “secret sauce” or “special ingredients” I can share other than a desire to be in His presence; a life yielded totally to Him; and allowing the Holy Spirit to lead one step at a time.  When we do this, God determines the increase.  Therefore, I’ve decided to ‘ride’ the wave God created and be obedient to where He leads…even if that road leads to spiritual warfare.

Scripture unquestionably tells us that ALL Christians are involved in a battle, a struggle, and a veritable war.  We’re told that we fight, not human forces, but spiritual principalities and powers that inhabit the atmosphere around us.  Furthermore, we’re told to put on the “whole armor of God that we might be able to effectively withstand the attacks from the evil one” (Ephesians 6:10-18).  Spiritual victories are won through a variety of methods, such as intercessory prayer or the confession of God’s word.  But there’s another form of spiritual warfare available to us – PRAISE!

Scripture makes it clear that evil powers hover over nations, cities, households, and even individuals.  I use to believe stone-faced, cold, and critical members were the enemy.  I would look out over the congregation and see these people and their posture and demeanor would produce a ‘heavy’ spirit.  I no longer believe they are the enemy.  My enemy is the satan who desires to stop God’s people from experiencing God’s presence.  Therefore, I resolve to be “battle-ready” and go into battle on the behalf of God’s people.

If satan tries to bind God’s people in their freedom of praise and worship, then that hindrance must be broken.  It’s not a time to rehearse music – it’s a time to enter into high praise and corporately attack the spiritual shackles of God’s people.  If this is done, breakthrough will happen!

We war in praise, and we praise when the victory is won!

Question: Are you prepared for the battle?

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6 thoughts on “The Reason Why Praise Is Dangerous

  1. Got my armor on! The enemy took his best shot at me and I am still standing, now what you got! Cause I got Jesus!

    • Hey Yvette,

      Thanks for sharing and I stand in agreement – he gave you his BEST shot & you took it on the chin like a champ! Keep pursuing God's best!

  2. I read today, "You don't need to know where you're going if you know God is leading." and now your words of confirmation, Pastor…"Therefore, I’ve decided to ‘ride’ the wave God created and be obedient to where He leads…even if that road leads to spiritual warfare.

    I'm suited up too, Yvette & Pastor….Glad to be in that number…..

    • Hey Yolanda,

      Thanks for taking time to read and respond to today’s post! I really love the statement:

      You don’t need to know where you’re going if you know God is leading.

      Wow! That really spoke to me and confirmed God’s direction for my life and the life of our church. We stand together as we ride God’s wave!

  3. Wow – I’m a little late but I just read this and it was exactly what I needed to hear. Surprise surprise every since “I” decided to “ride” the wave I have been under attack. I “really” didn’t think that I was gonna make it, but thanks be to GOD, through Saturday’s class and what you’ve been teaching/preaching – I MADE IT! NOW I CAN TRULY SAY – I’M READY! Thank you LORD!

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