Virtues of praise


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Praise is one of the vital button to press that provokes the release of the supernatural.

(3). There is favour of God in praise – God’s favour colours your efforts and covers your errors. You can’t dance before the king and not be favoured with answered prayers and fulfilled expectations.

Matthew 14:6-7 KJV
“But when Herod’s birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. [7] Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.”

(4). There is Fresh Oil in praise – fresh oil connotes fresh revelation. Revelation equals manifestation. You can’t make things happen in life until it’s revealed unto you. Praise is your access is divine ideas.

You don’t allow the oil in your vehicle to go stale before you change it. Or do you? Many believers – even pastors – are operating on stale oil.

The kind of praise that I’m talking about is a praise lifestyle. Everyday is the Lord’s day. If you wait for something spectacular to happen before you praise Him, you will wait forever.

Psalm 92:10 KJV
“But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.”

(5). There is glory of God in praise.

1 Chronicles 16:35 KJV
“And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.”

A call to serve God isn’t a call into sufferings and buffetings; it’s a call into glorification.

Romans 8:29-30 KJV
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. [30] Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”

Because I believe that you will praise God, an end has come and to every issue of shame and reproach in all areas of your life. Amen.🙏

Christianity is a mockery without dignity. Dignity and honour are the hallmarks of a genuine believer.

1 Peter 2:9 KJV
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”

However, it’s foolishness to be shameful of what is gainful. Wear the garment of  praise tonight and praise God for the joy that you have today and see wonders manifesting on every side of your life.

Our understanding makes us to command outstanding results, praise God with understanding (I mean do it with understanding) and watch out for outstanding results in all aspects of your life.

 

 

 

 

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Virtues of praise


What are the virtues of praise?

(a) There is presence of God in praise – You don’t make things happen in life. It’s God’s presence that make them come to be. A praiseful atmosphere is a ‘Godful’ atmosphere; a ‘Godful’ atmosphere is a wonderful atmosphere.

It takes the presence of God to break out of the prison door of your life.

Acts 16:25-26 KJV
“And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. [26] And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.”

Somebody is walking out of the prison door.

As you put on the garment of praise today and dance before the king, this week strange things will happen.

What your efforts can’t earned you in 100years to come, God will give you within forty eight hours. Within 3days a cup bearer became a governor.

(b). There is increase in praise – Get this straight: Multiplication is a function of appreciation.

Psalm 67:5-6 KJV
“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.”

The reason many are few in life is because they keep a heart filled with grumblings and complains. Murmurings will further mess up your situation while complains will complicate your matters.

Many – though born-again Christians- have turned themselves into prayer projects; they got bitter with God and magnified their problems out of proportion.

Most things called prayers are murmurings. If you can turn all bitterness into praise you will be manifesting the miraculous on every side.

If you say you have no shoes; have you ever met a man with no legs before? If you don’t thank God for that one room apartment that is where you will die.

If you say you have no job; what if your case were mental case will you be able to go to school? The fact that you are a potential candidate for employment requires praise.

This is the reason many are few in life.

Jeremiah 30:19 KJV
And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.”

To be continued…

 

 

A humble heart – humility


A humble heart

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(2). Maintain a closed proximity with God through the altar of prayer – the highest display of arrogance is to be prayer (spiritual) irresponsible. A prayer house is a power house. The entire world believe there is no a mountain that a prayer can’t made plain.

Matthew 17:20 KJV
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”

1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV
“Pray without ceasing.”

Luke 18:1 KJV
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end , that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”

(3). Maintain a praise lifestyle : Praise is one of the surest platforms where the supernatural grace flows. If you are not joyful you will be fretful. For instance, King David who faced the most incessant oppositions during his reign but had victory over them all as a result of his praise lifestyle. He danced shamelessly to king; even with his Royal apparel – breaking all royal protocols.

It’s foolishness to be shameful of what is gainful. As you put on the garment of praise and dance before the king irrespective of your age, class, position or  tiltle; you are riding majestically into the thrown of favour. No battle of life will overcome you. Amen.

 

 

 

A humble heart – humility


 

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(4) You need humility because it secures your access to divine provisions. Wait a minute, Lion isn’t the greatest animal; sheep is the greatest animal. Reason? The scripture says that the lion lacks and suffers hunger but the sheep’s welfares are catered for.

Psalm 34:10 KJV
“The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing .”

Matthew 6:6 KJV
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

Sheep will always obey his master. Obedience is the master key to all the blessings in this kingdom.

Deuteronomy 28:1-3 KJV
“And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: [2] And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. [3] Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.”

How can I be humbled?

(1). Obey God’s commandments : Anything can fail; obedience to scriptural instructions can never fail. God is a commander. God operates basically on commandments and attached rewards for obeying them.

You as a partner with God; play your part of the deal and let God play His part.

James 1:22 KJV
“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”

Your tomorrow is determined by the level of your obedience today. You cannot be dedicated today and not be decorated tomorrow.

Philippians 2:7-11 KJV
“But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. [9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; [11] And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Jesus Christ operated on this principle during His earthly ministry and He was enthroned.

To be continued…

 

 

 

 

A humble heart – Humility


A humble heart

Merriam Webster defines humility as the freedom from pride or arrogance: the quality or state of being humble.

Humility is the quality or state of being unassuming in the estimation of one’s ability. Synonyms: Lack of vanity, lack of pretension, self-consciousness, timidity, meekness.

Why do I need humility?

(1). Humility is the hallmark of wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2 KJV
“When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.”

Wisdom is the trademark of an end time believer.

Isaiah 33:6 KJV
“And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure.”

Wisdom is knowing the right thing to do and doing it. For instance, God has given us the mandates to pray on behalf of the lost and reach out to them on the harvest field.

Matthew 6:6 KJV
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”

John 15:16 KJV
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”

It’s foolishness to neglect these responsibilities since we understood that these platforms of service are our bail out in hard times.

(2). You need humility because God does not lift the proud. He demotes the proud while lift the humble. God is the lifter and builder of man. Nothing is in us but grace and if we don’t want our grace to turned disgrace we must remain loyal and humble to His instructions and prescriptions (Prov.11:2).

(3) You need humility because the level if your greatness in life cannot supersede the level of your meekness. The meekest Moses was the greatest Moses.

Numbers 12:3 KJV
(Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

Exodus 11:3 KJV
And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.

To be continued….

 

 

Marriage is honourable


Marriage is honourable

Psalm 68:6 KJV
God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land .

God is the ‘setter’ of solitary in the family. If you’re

genuine sons and daughters of God; that means your marital destiny isn’t far from  being blissful. Marriage is honourable; It’s a good thing. The word of God says, He that findeth a wife find a good thing; two are better than one, it isn’t good for a man to be alone. A tension free (hitch free) marriage answers to God’s favour.

Proverbs 18:22 KJV
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing , and obtaineth favour of the Lord .

Genesis 2:18 KJV
And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Remember, you’re what you think; if you think that marriage is a relationship between cat and rat (as a bachelor) that is how it’s going to be when you’re married.

Proverbs 23:7 KJV
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

If Jesus Christ could manage His relationship with the twelve disciples without a fight; I don’t see any reason why a marriage of a believer  should be filled with incessant arguments and fighting. If I don’t fight as a bachelor; marriage should be able to take me far away from it.

Most good things are not beautiful most beautiful things are

Life is a choice; a marriage without Christ will be full of crises. Choose wisely today! Never choose to marry a  guy or a lady just because of his or her beauty. Beauty without wisdom is destruction. Be wise!!

In our culture, many men who are controlled by their parents; whatever their mother says is the final: This has been the reason why many marriages are unsettled today. He is an adult; but he can’t make decision of his own because he lacks authority over the issues of life.

Listen to me: If you choose not to abide in Christ today; you will be gathered by people like firewood and casted into the fire for destruction (you will be mishandled by fellows humans).

John 15:5-6 KJV
I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. [6] If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

Finally, secured you marriage in Christ; God’s principles are the best. Let the word of God be the yardstick of measurement. By so doing, your marriage will be free from any form  pressure and attack.

 

 

The fear of God


The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom

From the scripture, we were told that the fear of God is the point where wisdom starts from.

Proverbs 1:7 KJV
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

This word hit me like a thunderbolt. “Servitude is a product of foolishness.” They don’t make  fools  kings (only the wise are made kings). Wisdom is to know the right to do and do it.

Isaiah 33:6 KJV
And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure.

Wisdom is the stability this time that we are now(if you lack wisdom in this era, you will crumble to the floor). It’s my prayer that you won’t sink in life.

Hear this: Christianity without demarcation will not stand the test of time. You can’t beat them by joining them – you will remain under them. The day of judgement is coming when the sheep will be separated from the goats.

Malachi 3:16-18 KJV
Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it , and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord , and that thought upon his name. [17] And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. [18] Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

My dear readers, please be different. Choose to be different. Things that will impress you won’t expand you, things that will expand you won’t impress you. God doesn’t speak to impress people, He speaks to expand people.

 

You can't beat them by joining them, you will remain under them

 

Wait a minute, God saw this dogged determination in this three Hebrew boys that they wouldn’t bow down for any thin god expect the greatest God that they had known and God heartbeat was like “I must rescue my children today.” Did you know what happened? He delivered them.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed–nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. [17] If it be so , our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. [18] But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Listen to me: because others are doing it doesn’t mean that you should be doing it. The fear of God is your bail out in this generation.  Joseph flee fornication and he became a prime minister. Daniel was faultless and remained relevant during His time. Get this straight: you can’t fear God and be useless.

Since the days of the Patriarchal until now, those who have  reigned in life are those who fear God  (Men that carry heart for Christ). Hates whatever God hates; disapproves whatever God disapproves. This is the secret of rest.

It’s a restless world, it’s the jet set age. Whether consciously and unconsciously even believers are caught up in the web. Only those who will abide in Jesus by obeying His commandments will be at peace.

The fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom (very correct).