A Word From The Pastor: Dr. Timothy Nelson

 



Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God…immediately all the doors were opened, every one’s bands were loosed Acts 16: 25-26

Paul and Silas were unjustly arrested and kept in the prison. At midnight, they were heard praying and singing praises to God. Suddenly, there was an earthquake that shook the prison! Through praise and worship their hearts were raised into the joyous presence and peace of God. This provided God a channel for his power to operate in their circumstances. Praise and worship is the “gate-pass” which allows us to enter the sacredness of God’s glory.

Praise is a vehicle of faith which brings us into the presence and power of God.
Through praise we provoke our faith in God. By faith, power is made available from His presence. If you desire to see the power of God in your life, praise the power of God. Sometimes we are overwhelmed with the most powerful adversaries resulting in our lack of strength to cope and fight the battle. At such times, the best thing to do is to use this weapon of praise and magnify the all-conquering power of God as the Psalmist did: “Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power” (Psalm 21:13).
 

Adapted from:
http://devotional.menofissacharvision.com/index.php/2016/12/11/the-power-of-praise/
 


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