Psalms 150:1. When we go to a restaurant, we go there to eat. When we go to a clothing store, we’re there because we want to buy some clothes. If we go to church, we want to worship the King.
Psalms 150:6. If you are reading this right now, that means you are alive and breathing. “Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.” There are people who didn’t wake up today. We did. We may be facing big storms and rough trials, but we woke up. That’s a reason to praise the Lord.
If people can climb over rows and chairs to get on a football field to cheer for their favorite team, then why can’t we do the same praising Jesus? He won our victory on the cross. He gave us the opportunity to live forever in a place called Heaven where there will be no darkness or crying. He defeated death, Hell, and the grave, and we are on the winning side. We ought to shout and praise Him!
Why do we go to church?
Are we there just to be sung to or preached to? Or are we there to meet with the One that church is all about? We are there to honor the One who bled for us, the One who loved us when we were unlovable and reached for us when no one else would.
Isaiah 6:1. Way back when kings would win a victory, they would sew a piece of a garment to the end of their train. God had won so many victories by the time Isaiah rolled around, His train already filled the temple. For every storm, test, and trial He’s brought you through there has been a piece of a garment sewed to His train. We are not here because we are strong, or we just got lucky. We are here because of the King of Kings, and we should praise Him for every victory!
Revelation 4:6. If you don’t think you have anything to praise God for, then here’s something. Praise Him because He was, He is, and He is to come. He was the Lord, He is the Lord, and He will continue on being the Lord. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He still saves, heals, and delivers. If we praise Him, He will come, and when He comes then healing, victory, and deliverance come with Him.
The enemy knows he can’t stop a worshipper.
Genesis 22:5. Abraham was able to bring a boy who was destined to die off of the mountain he was supposed to be sacrificed on. Why? One of the reasons is that he was a true worshipper of God. Decide today to worship God continually and the enemy will watch you worship your way out of your storms. You can come out with a fresh anointing and joy, and peace in your mind.
2 Chronicles 20:22. Jehoshaphat was surrounded by the enemy, but he was prophesied to that he should go and fight because the battle was not his, but God’s. If you will just praise him like the children did in verse 22, then you don’t have to worry because God will fight for you. Keep on worshipping!
Psalms 34:1-3. Will I praise the Lord half-heartedly? Will I praise the Lord lazily? David said, “No, I will bless the Lord at all times!” We should praise God in the valley and praise Him on the mountain. We should praise God again and again with no limit to how much we praise Him.
Sometimes we think it’s enough to just think in our minds, “I love you, Lord.” But the Bible tells us to praise Him with our mouths. God’s praise should be continuously in our mouths. I want to give you a little challenge. When you come in contact with someone today, tell them God is good. Witness to them that God is faithful. Speak to them and praise God for His kindness.
In these end times, I believe there will be such a spirit of worship and praise sweeping through the house of God that cancer cells won’t be able to live, backsliders won’t be able to stay back in their seats, and lost souls will be saved. Such glory will fall that minds and bodies will be healed.
God is looking for someone who’s available, who is looking for His glory. He is looking for someone willing to open their mouth and praise Him.
Take about five minutes and worship the Lord, friend. He’s worthy of it. And when you worship Him with your whole heart, His presence will fill the place where you are, and with His presence comes healing, deliverance, and mercy. Praise God!
— Pastor Anthony Wynn