Do you have a battle before you; a challenge facing you; a test in front of you or a mission/dream ahead of you? What do you do and how do you get victory? How do you get past the enemy and fear; face your challenge; win your test and see your dream come to pass? If you go in praising, you’ll come out praising. “…he appointed those who should sing to the Lord…as they went out before the army and were saying: ‘Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.” 2 Chronicles 20:21
Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, was faced with a multitude coming against them. After hearing that there were enemies coming, Jehoshaphat was afraid. But when the story ends, he and his people had victory in the battle; they retrieved all of the jewels and valuables from their enemy and they were given rest in the end. How did they get this victory? Because when they knew what was ahead of them, they prayed and worshipped; and then Jehoshaphat appointed some praise singers as they were going to face their enemies.
As a result of them going into battle praising, God confused their enemies and caused them to kill one another. As a result of their praising, God allowed them to have their enemies’ valuables and jewels. As a result of their praise, God gave them rest at the end. As a result of them going into the battle praising, they came out of the battle praising! The Word says they returned to Jerusalem with stringed instruments, harps and trumpets, to the house of the Lord.
How does praise cause you to win your battle; step into your blessing; gain the victory and walk in your destiny? Because the Word lets us know that God inhabits (lives in; dwells in; abides in), the praises of His people. So when we go in praising, we are preparing a place for God to dwell in, while we are stepping out; stepping up and stepping into our situation. God is right there in our praise. He’s right there fighting our battle; He’s right there giving us favor; He’s right there giving us victory.
So if you go in praising, then you’ll come out praising.
So when you’re tempted to complain; to murmur to give up and to turn back, stop and praise Him. Lift up your voice, lift up your hands, and praise God for His goodness, praise God for who He is and what He has done. If you praise Him while you are going in and going through, you will be praising Him when you’re coming out.
God is not going to inhabit (dwell in; live in or abide in), our complaining and unbelief. If you trust Him; if you praise Him; if you worship Him, then He will fight your battles and win your wars; He’ll order your steps and open your doors; He’ll supply your needs and provide for your dreams….If God be for you, who shall be against you?
Don’t fear, just praise! If you go in praising, you’ll come out praising!
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