Into His Courts with Praise!

TerryLynn Stubblefield

"עבור אמן אני אומר לך, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, ולהיות אתה יצוק לתוך הים; ולא בספק בלבו, אבל תאמין שאותם הדברים שהוא אמר יבואו לעבור; תהיה לו שהיא תאמר. לכן אני אומר לכם, what things whatsoever ye desire, כאשר אתם מתפללים, מאמין כי אתם מקבלים אותם, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:23-24 (KJV)

This familiar scripture has to do with praying in faith, or praying to get results. The most important thing for you to remember about praying accurately is to go to the Word of God, find out what the Word says about the problem, and then pray according to that Word.

First John 5:14-15 (KJV) says when we ask anything according to His will, we know He hears us and we know we have the petitions we desired of Him. When you pray according to God’s Word, which is His will, then you know that your prayer is answered. ישוע אמר, “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.” (ג'ון 16:23 KJV)

When you use the name of Jesus in prayer, you get the ear of God. Peter wrote that the eyes of God are over the righteous and His ears are open to their prayers. You don’t have to labor in prayer hoping you get God’s attention. He is already listening to your prayer. You have His attention all the time because you are using the name of Jesus to enter into His presence.

When you pray according to Mark 11:23-24, you believe you receive when you pray. This opens the door for thanksgiving and praise. הפיליפים 4:6 (NKJ) אומר, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be make known unto God.” Thanksgiving and praise is an important part of the prayer. When you believe you receive, then you begin to rejoice and praise Him for the answer! You thank God that it is done for you!

Thanksgiving and praise involves more than just speaking lovely words to God. There is power in praising God! Praise was ordained by God for a definite reason. It serves a purpose. There are keys to your breakthrough that are mentioned in Psalms Chapter 8 ו - 9 that every believer should know about praise.

מזמור 8:1-2 (KJV) אומר, “O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, כי thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.” Jesus quoted this Psalm in Matthew 21:16: “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise.” He equates praise with strength.

From these scriptures, we see that God brought praise into existence. He ordained it. מדוע? “Because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.” Praise delights our Heavenly Father, but it is also a very powerful weapon when fighting a spiritual battle. Praise stops satan right in his tracks!! It literally halts satan’s maneuvers.

מזמור 9 אומר: “I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence. For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.” (פסוקים 1-4 KJV)

לזכור: We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against satan’s forces.

אפסיים 6:12—18 KJV “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, אלא נגד נסיכויות, נגד כוחות, נגד השליטים של חשכת העולם הזה, נגד רוע רוחני במקומות גבוהים ". 13) למה לקחת לכם השריון השלם של אלוהים, כי אתם עשויים להיות מסוגלים לעמוד ביום הרע, ולאחר שעשה את כל, לעמוד. 14) לכן עומד, לאחר שמחלציך חגורים על עם אמת, ויש להם על החזה של צדקה; 15) והרגליים שלך בנעליים עם הכנת בשורת השלום; 16) מעל לכל, לוקח את המגן של אמונה, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17) ולקחת את כובע ישועה, וחרב הרוח, המהווה את המילה של אלוהים: 18) תמיד מתפלל עם כל התפילה ותחנונים ברוח, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;"

When you praise God, your enemies have to turn back. They will fall and perish at your presence. You can see why praise is so important in the life of a believer. It’s a vital weapon in your warfare against satan and his forces.

Keep your spiritual armor on and keep praising God!

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