June 10th, 2020
Power through Praise!
Thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel - Ps 22:3
When we go forth into the battle—whether we battle through financial issues, severe health problems, or an on-going pandemic—we have two strategies. We can go in our own weakness and face defeat, or we can go in the power of the Lord.
How do we do the latter? We simply, through it all, love, adore, worship, and praise His name. We know that God makes His home in our praises, and He will march with us even to the farthest corners of the earth and the end of the age. As we worship, our life strategies come together in ways we could never have formulated on our own. Then, as we face the challenges head-on, we keep right on praising, right on singing to the Lord, who is greater and stronger than any challenge that might stand in our path. The wonder of worship, guiding our everyday experiences, will totally change the way we see everything that confronts us.
What is that challenge for you today? I would urge you not to focus on the misery of the crisis, but on the mastery of Christ. Then follow Him into battle. See if the demons themselves don’t turn and flee from the doorway, terrified by the sounds of godly praise and adoration.
And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb,& by the word of
their testimony; & they loved not their lives unto the death.
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Pastor Rudy Oakes