OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR TEENS 21 JANUARY 2019: THE POWER OF PRAISE
MEMORISE: Fearful in praises, doing wonders? Exodus 15:11
Read: 2 Chronicles 20:20-25
20 And they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem! Believe in the Lord your God and you shall be established; believe and remain steadfast to His prophets and you shall prosper.
21 When he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to sing to the Lord and praise Him in their holy [priestly] garments as they went out before the army, saying, Give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!
22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir who had come against Judah, and they were [self-] slaughtered;
23 For [suspecting betrayal] the men of Ammon and Moab rose against those of Mount Seir, utterly destroying them. And when they had made an end of the men of Seir, they all helped to destroy one another.
24 And when Judah came to the watchtower of the wilderness, they looked at the multitude, and behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none had escaped!
25 When Jehoshaphat and his people came to take the spoil, they found among them much cattle, goods, garments, and precious things which they took for themselves, more than they could carry away, so much they were three days in gathering the spoil.
A winner knows how to move God into action through praise. In 2 Chronicles 20:20-25, when three powerful kings joined forces to fight one small king, Jehoshaphat, God taught him the strategy of praise. Read – Open Heaven 21 January 2019
All Jehoshaphat did was to mobilise an efficient choir and they began to praise the Almighty God to the point that God took over the battle, turned the enemies against one another and they destroyed themselves.
If there is any great danger in front of you – maybe a loved one is terribly sick or someone is threatening you, don’t panic, just start to engage your powerful praise weapon. Praise has never failed in helping to win a battle before. Read – Rccg Fasting Prayer Points For 21st January 2019
Sicknesses and diseases flee when praise is engaged (Matthew 8:2), enemies are defeated through praise (2 Chronicles 20:20-25), barriers are brought down through praise (Joshua 6:1-27).
Don’t panic, just praise.
Praise God for at least 30 minutes every day throughout this week
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1. Let us with a gladsome mind
Praise the Lord for He is kind:
For His mercies shall endure,
ever faithful, ever sure.
2. God, with all-commanding might,
Filled the new-made world with light:
3. All things living He doth feed;
His full hand supplies their need:
4. Let us then with gladsome mind
Praise the Lord, for He is kind: