THE BATTLE FIELD OF LIFE


Life is a battlefield. It’s a fighting ground where the enemy has been ordained to loose. Life is primarily a contest between good and evil. Between life and death; success and failure; Health and Sickness; etc.

Our major opposition here on earth is the devil. What is going on in life is that we are fighting with the devil in order to collect our inheritance. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly (Jn.10:10).

There are many people who have not been experiencing any progress in their lives since the day they were born. It’s not their fault. There is a force behind it. Until you put up a fight against the enemy (Devil) to collect your birthright from your parents (God) don’t expect a change. Your progress and success in life will be farfetched.

The bible says, “Fight the good fight of faith (1Tim.6:12).”

The devil is not a fairy tale. He is not a fantasy neither a drama. The devil is real. There is a principality in every locality. The devil does not respect your age, colour, position, status or location. Every natural man is prone to an attack from the wicked (Devil).

You better take the shield of faith to return back to the sender every arrow targeted at you by the wicked.

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked (Eph.6:16).”

How can one put up a fight?

There is nothing physical in life’s battle. The battle of life is spiritual which can only be fought and won by engaging in a spiritual warfare.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph.6:12).”

The Spiritual Warfare, “Praise”: Why Praise?

When it comes to fighting battles in life, many people talk about prayer but only few are aware about PRAISE.

For so many years until now, many preachers have been preaching so much about prayer as the spiritual tool for fighting battle but placed little or no premium on praise. Praise has always been preached as minor, as a subsidiary. Friend, may I tell you this, praise is a MAJOR when it comes to the battle of life.

This battle is not yours. Transfer it unto the Lord by getting into praise. Hold your peace and stand still.

” And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Among, Moab, and Mount Seir, which were come against Judah, and they were smitten (2 Chro.20:22).”

Hold your position in praise. You are a spectator in this battle. You can’t get into a praise warfare and miss out divine intervention. The wall of Jericho came down flat at the instance of praise. Paul and Silas who were locked in the prison brought down God’s presence in the middle of praise.

“And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God; and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake. So that the foundation of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed (Acts 16:25).”

The devil who has been holding you in captive inside his dungeon can be defeated like a child play only if you can enter into praise.

Many people, even Christians are inside prisons today. But the last thing they will do is to get into praise.

Understand this, those who work hard and get little results are in the company of those who have not added praise to there efforts. Appreciation equals multiplication (Jer. 30:19)

I have seen so many frustrated prayer warriors before. But, I have never seen a praise warrior been frustrated. You can’t praise God with understanding and be stranded in life (Jn.6:6).

Hear this, a praiseful atmosphere is a ‘Godful’ atmosphere. A ‘Godful’ atmosphere is a wonderful atmosphere.

“Who is like unto thee, O Lord , among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?(Ex.15:11).”

God still works WONDERS in praise.

If you want to seek God, pray. If you want to see God, praise Him. It’s my prayer as you get into praise with understanding you will practically see my God in actions.

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Praise Warfare


The testimonies in your hands are other people’s prayer requests. You are not the worst, there are always people behind. The new order of praise today is praise warfare. “And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir who were come against Judah and they were smitten.” 2.Chr.20:22. Days are gone when we just praise God until when he has done something spectacular but today, we praise God to get God committed to fight our battles in life. Praise is where all our battles  life are transfered to God.

When you say that you have no shoes, have you ever met a man with no legs before? When you say that you are unemployed, what if you were mental case, will you be able to go to school at all? Praise is where God live. “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praise of Israel.” PS.23:2. There is no better last year for those whose lifestyle is a praiseful way of life.

Praise is a service platform that help you to war the devil and his cohorts for the release of your inheritance in Christ. We do not just praise God because of what we have received something spectacular from him, we praise God to get Him committed for the release of our  blessings. Until we are tired of blessings, let us not be tired of praise.

I have seen so many frustrated prayer warriors but frustrated praise warriors, i have not seen yet. If you don’t appreciate God you will depreciate. Multiplication is a function of appreciation. “Out of them shall proceed thanksgiving the voice of them that make merry, I will multiply them they shall not be small I will also glorify them they shall not be few.” Jer.30:19. Your fewness and smallness in life is traceable to lack of praise. You can’t praise God and be stagnated, you can’t praise God and be reduced, you can’t praise God and be stranded of ideas. There is fresh oil in praise which means fresh revelation. “But my horn shall thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. Ps. 92:10. And life is all about revelation. It is the quality of your divine insights that determines the quantity of your  manifestations. You can’t claim a birthright you are not aware of. It is what God shows you that makes you a show.

Put on the garment of praise and dance. God unleashed strange order of favour when you enter into praise. Your praise get God to come down and manifest His presence. Nothing happens outside God’s presence.

Cheers!

Cheers! A smile is worth than a billion of dollars. Be glad and dance like a mad man. David danced like a mad man breaking all royal protocols. He knew no defeat in all battles that confronted him. Praise in the dance. And dance abnormal.  Those who dance normal dance, get normal blessing those who dance abnormal, gets abnormal blessing. It is not just your engagement that counts but the fervency of your engagement also matters. “Behold I come quickly my rewards are with me to give every man according to his work.” Rev.22:12 Don’t just sit down like decorated chairman, irrespective of your position and certificate. Dance fervently unto the lord. The devil does not respect your profession, the devil does not respect your certificate. God does not lift the proud, He brings down the proud and lift the humble. The devil does not care whether you are CEO or not. Until you enter into the commands of praise the devil has his choice of linking you up with and demons of heaviness.

Praise enlists you for illumination. Until you are illuminated, darkness dogs your path continually. It is the light you draw from praise that set you at liberty from the dungeon of the wicked. “Whoso loketh into the perfect law of liberty and continueth therein, he being not be a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deeds.” James.1:25.

Praise enlists to enjoy the benefits of obedience because praise is a commandment and obedience to the scriptural commandments is the gateway to all the blessings of God. “Let everything hat hath breadth praise the lord.” PS.150:6. Until you enter into the command of praise, you remain a curse to yourself and your generation. Nothing works beyond your obedience level. Your tomorrow is determines by the level of your obedience today.

Your praise add nothing to God, God is big enough and has no place to accommodate. Every instruction is for our benefits.