Bulletin for Sunday 3rd March, 2024
March 1, 2024
TOPIC: LOVE WITHOUT DISSIMULATION. Rom 12:1-21.
March 1, 2024

TEXT: ISAIAH 10: 27

AIM:
i. To teach that…— Worship becomes a weapon of war against the enemy when you step away from who you are and what you’re going through and step into the presence of God!

ii. To teach that…Praise and worship are spiritual weapons that will not only strengthen you from within, but will drive the enemy away. That even if your battle seems to be raging in the natural, it is still a spiritual battle so you’ll need spiritual weapons to fight it. (Ephesians 6:10-18)

INTRODUCTION:
Praise is a potent and restorative tool, a powerful weapon in deliverance and spiritual warfare. It’s also an act of expressing admiration; gratitude, commendation; laudation and offering of grateful homage to God in words or song, as an act of worship.
As you praise the Lord, things begin to happen in the unseen realm. In the Old Testament, the people of God didn’t have the name of Jesus as a weapon, but they did have praise. It changes us for the better by refocusing our affections, realigning our priorities, and restoring our souls. Our spirit becomes more pliable, open, and receptive to receiving God’s Holy Spirit
We discover from scriptures that praise is a formidable tool in commanding the supernatural Praising the Lord provokes divine judgment upon our enemies: The Bible says: Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged 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 his saints. Praise ye the Lord (Psalm 149:6-9).Praise is simply acknowledging God for what He has done in our lives. When we do so, we insure and secure our blessings from curses.
We see in the Scripture, how David praised God seven times a day and God speaking of him, said: I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him. And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him (Psalm 89:20-23; Psalm119:164).

QUESTIONS FOR DISCUSSION:
1.What is praise and what does it attract? Psalm 18:3, 2 Chronicles 7, 2 Chronicles 20

2,How does praise provoke supernatural breakthrough? Joshua 6:4-5, Micah 2:13, Act 16:25

3.How do you unlock the supernatural through praise? Psalm 149:3-4

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
If the circumstances are overwhelming, praise. God fights for us when we praise!
Can you see why there’s such a war over your praise?
Jack Taylor is quoted as saying this: “Complaining is to the devil what praise is to God.”
Complaining is the inverse of praise. it  saps our strength, amplifies the enemy’s influence in our lives, and brings confusion in our identity and destiny.
We all do it at times, but when we chronically complain, the sword God gave us gets turned on us a wreck havoc. We end up defeating ourselves!
In crazy times like these, we need to keep our focus right. Praising and thanking God is one of the best ways to do it.
You can praise above the attacks. When you do, you are enforcing the victory of the Cross that disarmed the enemy (Psalm 149:6-9, Col. 2:15), you cut off his influence in your life, and you send confusion into his camp!
His lies lose their power in the midst of genuine praise. Praise will restore clarity in your identity and destiny, put strength back in you, and shut the enemy up!
No matter what you’re going through, make it a point to praise. And even if all is well, develop the practice of praise so you’re well equipped to face whatever comes your way.
God is worthy of all the praise!

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