THE WEAPON OF
By Jemima Rayan
Praise is related to
God’s greatness or awesomeness.
Praise is a very powerful tool for God’s supernatural
intervention. Three things happen when we praise God.
The children of Israel
sang in Exodus 15: 11, “Who
is like You among gods, O Lord? Who is like you, majestic
Awesome in praises, working wonders?”
“Awesomeness in praise” reveals
how great our God is. He alone is worthy of all our praise.
To Him belongs
all the praise. Only our God can be praised and none other.
1. Praise silences Satan:
Satan’s main activity is accusations against God’s
children. He is full time into accusing the children of God.
He does this to push us to a place of guilt and shame.
Revelations 12:10 says, “And I heard a loud voice in
heaven, saying, Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom
of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the
accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them
before our God day and night”.
Jesus was performing
miracles in the temple when the children cried “Hosannah”.
The chief priest and the scribes objected that. Jesus quoted
the scripture as in Psalm 8:2, “
Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babes, You have ordained
strength, Because of your enemies, that You may silence the
enemy and the avenger”.
2. Praise strengths
In Matthew 21:15,16,
God’s word declares, “But
when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things
that He had done, and the children who were crying out in the
temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they
became indignant, and said to Him, “Do You hear what
these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes;
have you never read, “Out of the mouth of infants and
Thou has prepared praise for Thyself?”
Notice the word “Out of the mouth”. The mouth
is the primary channel for releasing our spiritual weapons
against Satan’s kingdom. Secondly, this verse speaks
of infants and babes. This means those who have no natural
strength of their own, who much rely on God’s strength.
Jesus refers to the people who do not have natural strength
of their own when He said babes and not necessarily those who
are new born in the natural.
Here we see that God
has provided His people strength to deal with this entire
kingdom. Jesus was out in the temple and the
little children were shouting, “Hosannah!” Jesus
was quoting the scripture as in Psalm
8:2, “At that time
Jesus answered and said, “Out of the mouth of infants
and nursing babes you have established strength”.
3. Praise releases power:
When God’s children use their mouth effectively, there
is no way out for the enemy. Praise literally binds the enemy.
In other words, the party that uses the mouth effectively wins
the war. If God’s people keep silent, they cannot win.
When they begin to praise, the enemy has to keep quite.
Psalm 149:6-9 says, “ May the praise of God be in their
mouths and a double edged sword in their hands, to inflict
vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, to
bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of
iron, to carry out the sentence written against them. This
is the glory of all his saints”.
These verses sounded
so promising to me when I read this. This speaks of God’s saints and what they can do through
praise. That praise should be accompanied by a two-edged sword.
It means praise should be coupled with God’s word.
We have the authority
committed to us, through God’s
word and through the weapon of praise, to administer God’s
written judgment on angels, rulers, kings, peoples and nations.
That implies a great amount of power and authority. Isn’t
that awesome! Praise God. Thank you Jesus for the authority
you have given us as your children!
May the Lord help us to be people
of praise always in Jesus’ name.
this article to a friend