At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves. The armies of Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one of them. After they had destroyed the army of Seir, they began attacking each other. So when the army of Judah arrived at the lookout point in the wilderness, all they saw were dead bodies lying on the ground as far as they could see. Not a single one of the enemy had escaped (2 chronicles 20:22-24 NLT)
Yesterday, I was meant to be counselling a young lad but from the minute I woke up, praise and worship mode was activated and there was no stopping me. He meet me going through my collection of songs and we ended up singing, dancing, and just worshipping God that by the time we started praying, we could almost feel the tangible presence of God that he had to ask for a minute for his vision to clear before leaving.
He couldn’t stop saying “Aunty, I love being in your presence”. LOL… I wasn’t sure what I was doing but had to explain that I was teaching him how to change his atmosphere when in a funny mood. He later sent a message to say “thanks for the laugh and JOY”.
But I wasn’t always like this? “Do you know what the Lord has equipped you with?” I remember this was what a prophet told me at a time when I was a real cry baby because of all the terrible things happening to me then.
“The Lord has equipped you so that your greatest tool against the enemy is praise and worship. As you keep praising and worshipping God, you would see Him fighting your enemies for you”. Wow… So here I was thinking “no wonder I love music so much”. However, I spent most of my life singing love songs to men. One to express how much I love you and the other to say how much you broke my heart. LOL. The devil is liar.
The prophet went on to say that “even in the middle of the night, when you find yourself crying and can’t find the words to pray, just worship God as you cry and watch what He does”. Since then, no matter how heavy my heart is, if I can just tap into that gift of praise and worship, I know I’m embarking on serious warfare.
Beloved, it doesn’t matter what situation you find yourself… always activate your praise. Of course, there are times when the devil would try fighting you so you can’t even open your mouth but only a few days ago as I was singing Matt Redman’s song that says … Bless the Lord oh my soul… Worship His Holy name… Sing like never before… Oh my soul… I’ll worship Your Holy name, I found myself talking to my soul… “You must bless the Lord… whether you like it or not… sing like never before…”
Why not try it? It works everytime.