Praise is the way to enter into the presence of God.
- Psalms 100:4 (NKJV)– Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, andinto His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
- These are the places in the Tabernacle/Temple that must be transverse before entering into the Holy Place where the presence of God was under the Old Covenant.
- We are commanded to sing praises to the Lord
- We exalt whoever we consider king – our King rules above the kings of this world
- With dancing, percussion, stringed instruments
- The Lord delights and gives victory when we humbly praise the Lord
- Singing praises will bring forth joy
- Our weapons are praise in our mouths and the rhema Word in our hand
- Praise brings forth judgment to our enemies
- To bind the enemies of our soul
- This is our glorious privilege
- Psalms 150
- Psalms 22:3 – Because God inhabits/cohabitates/enthrones the praises of His people.
- Ephesians 2:15one new man from the two – grafted in – Romans 11:23
- 1 Samuel 16:23 (NLT)– Praise puts the enemy into checkmate
- Whenever the tormenting spirit from God troubled Saul, David would play the harp. Then Saul would feel better, and the tormenting spirit would go away.
- Just as darkness flees the light so does the enemy of humanity when God shows up
- WORSHIP BRINGS US INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD.
- Praise will transform into worship which in turn transforms us into worshipers
- While the early Church literally changed the world via fellowship, the fellowship was sustained with worship.
- Origins inward then goes outward – not based off of emotions but affects
- Praise can be individual – exponentially more powerful when done in unison with other believers
- Acts 2:43 – SIGNS AND WONDERS WERE PROMOTED BY THE ATMOSPHERE OF WORSHIP