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THE WEAPON OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING
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2Ch 20:21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
 
2Ch 20:22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

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Psa 9:1 I will praise [thee], O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

Psa 9:2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

Psa 9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

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Act 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

Act 16:26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

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Exo 15:11 Who [is] like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who [is] like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful [in] praises, doing wonders?

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Psa 8:2 Out of the mouth of s and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

Strong's definitions:

strength = (force, security, majesty, praise): - boldness, loud, might, power, strength, strong.

still = to repose, that is, desist from exertion;(cause to, let, make to) cease, celebrate, cause (make) to fail, leave, put away (down), (make to) rest, rid, still, take away.

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Mat 21:16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of s and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

(note: strength = Praise) Jesus knew what Praise meant

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Jer 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and  they shall not be small.

Jer 30:20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.

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Act 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

Act 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

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Psa 22:3 But thou [art] holy, [O thou] that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

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Joh 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Joh 4:24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.

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Psa 68:1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that him flee before him.

Psa 68:2 As smoke is driven away, [so] drive [them] away: as wax melteth before the fire, [so] let the wicked perish at the presence of God. (note: God's presence is compared to wind and fire)

Psa 68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.

Psa 68:4 Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH,(Yahweh) and rejoice before him.

Psa 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, [is] God in his holy habitation.

Psa 68:6 God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry [land].

Psa 68:7 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah:

Psa 68:8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: [even] Sinai itself [was moved] at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

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2Ki 3:15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.

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Act 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with  one accord in one place.

Act 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and  it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Act 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Act 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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Psa 9:3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

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Psa 47:1 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

Psa 47:2 For the LORD most high [is] terrible; [he is] a great King over all the earth.

Psa 47:3 He shall (HAS) subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

Psa 47:4 He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

Psa 47:5  God is gone up (exalted,enthroned) with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet (shofar).

Psa 47:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

Psa 47:7 For God [is] the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

Psa 47:8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

Psa 47:9 The princes of the people are gathered together, [even] the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earth [belong] unto God: he is greatly exalted.

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Psa 98:4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

Psa 98:5  Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

Psa 98:6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.

Psa 98:7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Psa 98:8 Let the floods clap [their] hands: let the hills be joyful together

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Psa 89:15 Blessed [is] the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance.

Psa 89:16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.

Psa 89:17 For thou [art] the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.

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Psa 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

Psa 149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.

Psa 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.

Psa 149:6 [Let] the high [praises] of God [be] in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;

Psa 149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, [and] punishments upon the people;

Psa 149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;

Psa 149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

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2Ch 6:41 Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.

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Psa 107:1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

Psa 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say [so], whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

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Psa 107:8 Oh that [men] would praise the LORD [for] his goodness, and [for] his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psa 107:9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Psa 107:10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of , [being] bound in affliction and iron;

Psa 107:11 Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:

Psa 107:12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and [there was] none to help.

Psa 107:13 Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, [and] he saved them out of their distresses.

Psa 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of , and brake their bands in sunder.

Psa 107:15 Oh that [men] would praise the LORD [for] his goodness, and [for] his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psa 107:16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

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Isa 42:12KJV Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.

Isa 42:13  The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.

Isa 42:12GNB Let those who live in distant lands give praise and glory to the LORD!

Isa 42:13  The LORD goes out to fight like a warrior; he is ready and eager for battle. He gives a war cry, a battle shout; he shows his power against his enemies.

Isa 42:14 God says, "For a long time I kept silent; I did not answer my people. But now the time to act has come;(PRAISE) I cry out like a woman in labor.

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2Co 2:14 Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

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1Co 15:57 But thanks [be] to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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1 Chron. 16:31-35 NKJV
 
Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations, "The Lord reigns." 32 Let the sea roar, and all its fullness; Let the field rejoice, and all that is in it. 33 Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before the Lord, For He is coming to judge the earth.34 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 35 And say, Save us, O God of our salvation; Gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles, To give thanks to Your holy name, To triumph in Your praise. 36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! And all the people said, "Amen!" and praised the Lord.

Praise and Thanksgiving causes deliverance

Jon 2:9

(ASV) But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation is of Jehovah.

(BBE) But I will make an offering to you with the voice of praise; I will give effect to my oaths. Salvation is the Lord's.

(CEV) But with shouts of praise, I will offer a sacrifice to you, my LORD. I will keep my promise, because you are the one with power to save.

Jon 2:10 KJV And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry [land].

Note: it wasn't until after Jona Thanked and Praised God that he was spit out.

Jer 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and] of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

Act 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

Act 16:26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

 

Praising and worshiping God is a way to resist the devil

Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

Mat 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Mat 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

our praises set people free

Act 16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

(note: Paul and Silas's praises set others free)

 

Act 16:26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

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1Sa 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit (allowed) from the LORD troubled him.

1Sa 16:15 And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit (allowed) from God troubleth thee.

1Sa 16:16 Let our lord now command thy servants, [which are] before thee, to seek out a man, [who is] a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit (allowed) from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

1Sa 16:17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring [him] to me.

1Sa 16:18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, [that is] cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD [is] with him.

1Sa 16:19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which [is] with the sheep.

1Sa 16:21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him greatly; and he became his armourbearer.

1Sa 16:22 And Saul sent to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray thee, stand before me; for he hath found favour in my sight.

1Sa 16:23 And it came to pass, when the [evil] spirit (allowed) from God was upon Saul, that  David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

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2Ki 3:15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass,  when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.

Praising God benefits you

Psa 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name.

Psa 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Psa 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

Psa 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Psa 103:5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good [things; so that] thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psa 103:6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

Why should we Praise God

1. God Shows up

2. God inhabits the Praise of Him, God is enthroned by Praise, God's Spirit comes to us as we Praise God

3. There is Power released in Praising the Lord, Gods Victory is enforced, His ability is released.

4. Its a Good Thing

5. Because He is Worthy

6. Because we were created for the purpose of Praising Him and your life will not be fulfilled until you do what you were created and purposed to do.

7. For blessing, honor, promotion and increase.

8. To be "marked" with God's Grace and Blessing

9. God's presence brings prosperity, blessing and victory

10. Praising God brings the infilling and enduement of the power of the Holy Spirit.

Praising God brings Promotion, Increase and Blessing.

Psa 67:3 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Psa 67:4 O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.

Psa 67:5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.

Psa 67:6 [Then] shall the earth yield her increase; [and]God our God shall Bless us.

Psa 67:7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

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MSG

Psa 67:1 God, mark us with grace and blessing! Smile!

Psa 67:2 The whole country will see how you work, all the godless nations see how you save.

Psa 67:3 God! Let people thank and enjoy you. Let all people thank and enjoy you.

Psa 67:4 Let all far-flung people become happy and shout their happiness because You judge them fair and square, you tend the far-flung peoples.

Psa 67:5 God! Let people thank and enjoy you. Let all people thank and enjoy you.

Psa 67:6 Earth, display your exuberance! You mark us with blessing, O God, our God.

Psa 67:7 You mark us with blessing, O God. Earth's four corners--honor him!

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1Sa 2:30 ................. now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

Note: To Honor God is to fear, worship, Thank and Praise Him. Honor also means in the Strong's dictionary: To make rich.

When God honors you He makes you rich (only because you put Him first, because you truly honor Him first)

Praising God brings favor and Church growth

Jer 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and  they shall not be small.

Jer 30:20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.

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Act 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

Act 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Praising God with Joy brings restoration

Jer 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD [is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: [and] of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD.  For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.

 Praise and Thanksgiving bring God's presence and Glory

2Ch 5:12 Also the Levites [which were] the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, [being] arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)

2Ch 5:13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers [were] as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up [their] voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, [saying], For [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever: that [then] the house was filled with a cloud, [even] the house of the LORD;

2Ch 5:14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

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Psa 22:3 But thou [art] holy, [O thou] that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

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Luk 24:49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.

Luk 24:50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.

Luk 24:51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.

Luk 24:52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:

Luk 24:53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

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Act 1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James [the son] of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas [the brother] of James.

Act 1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. (note: Prayer and supplication can also mean Praise and worship)

Act 1:15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) (note: 120 was the same number as when the priests in the temple, 120 means "a new era" Holy Spirit Era)

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Act 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Act 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Act 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

Act 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

God's presence Shakes and changes things

Psa 114:2 Judah (Praise) was his sanctuary, [and] Israel his dominion.

Psa 114:3 The sea saw [it], and fled: Jordan was driven back.

Psa 114:4 The mountains skipped like rams, [and] the little hills like lambs.

Psa 114:5 What [ailed] thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, [that] thou wast driven back?

Psa 114:6 Ye mountains, [that] ye skipped like rams; [and] ye little hills, like lambs?

Psa 114:7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

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Psa 18:3 I will call upon the LORD, [who is worthy] to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

Psa 18:4 The sorrows of compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

Psa 18:5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of prevented me.

Psa 18:6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, [even] into his ears.

Psa 18:7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

Psa 18:8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

Psa 18:9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness [was] under his feet.

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1Ch 16:27 Glory and honour [are] in his presence; strength (Praise) and gladness [are] in his place.

1Ch 16:28 Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength(Praise).

1Ch 16:29 Give unto the LORD the glory [due] unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

1Ch 16:30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.

1Ch 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let [men]  say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.

1Ch 16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that [is] therein.

1Ch 16:33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.

1Ch 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

1Ch 16:35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, [and] glory in thy praise.

1Ch 16:36 Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

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note: Praise brings the presence and Glory of God. At the presence of God enemies scatter, At the presence of God blessing comes, at the presence of God things shake and change, at the presence of God there is joy unspeakable and full of glory, at the presence of God Victory is inevitable!! So praise God with all your heart and as you do you will be filled with the glory of the Lord, The glory of the Lord will fill this house.

CREATED TO PRAISE GOD

Psa 102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

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Isa 43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

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1Pe 2:9 But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

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Psa 150:6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

Praying in the spirit is a way to magnify, bless and give God Thanks

TO MAGNIFY GOD (SEE ACTS 2:4-18)

Act 10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

Act 10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

Act 10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.

TO WORSHIP GOD.

Joh 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Joh 4:24 God [is] a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship [him] in spirit and in truth.

TO BLESS AND TO GIVE THANKS WELL

1Co 14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.

1Co 14:16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?

1Co 14:17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified.

Confessing that Jesus is Lord gives glory to God

Confessing His Name is Praising Him

Phi 2:11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

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Heb 13:15

(ISV) Therefore, through him  let us always bring God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name.

(KJV) By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of [our] lips giving thanks to his name.

(LITV) Then through Him let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God always, that is, the fruit of the lips, confessing to His name.

(YLT) through him, then, we may offer up a sacrifice of praise always to God, that is, the fruit of lips, giving thanks to His name;

The Names of God:

YAHWEH YAHWEH NISSI YAHWEH JIREH (YIREH)

JEHOVAH JEHOVAH SHALOM JEHOVAH SABOATH (THE LORD OF HOSTS)

EL SHADDAI ELOHIM EL ELYON (THE MOST HIGH GOD)

JEHOVAH SHAMMAH (THE LORD IS PRESENT) ADONAI

JEHOVAH RAPHA (THE LORD THAT HEALS)

ATIQ YAMIN (THE ANCIENT OF DAYS)

and many more

How should we Praise the Lord

1. by lifting up of our hands or bowing our heads or by laying face down.

Psa 28:2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.

Neh 8:6 And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with [their] faces to the ground.

1Ti 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

2. by clapping hands, by shouting, by dancing by blowing the trumpet or shofar,

3. by confessing God's name

4. by confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord

 

When and where

Psa 35:18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

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1Th 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Praise is an act of the will

Lev 22:29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer [it] at your own will.

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Psa 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name.

Psa 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Lack of Praise and Thanksgiving leades to the curse and loss of inheritance

Mal 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment [is] for you.

Mal 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay [it] to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay [it] to heart.

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Deu 28:47 Because thou  servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all [things];

Deu 28:48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in ness, and in want of all [things]: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. .................

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Deu 8:11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:

Deu 8:12 Lest [when] thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt [therein];

Deu 8:13 And [when] thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;

Deu 8:14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of ;

Deu 8:15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, [wherein were] fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where [there was] no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

Deu 8:16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

Deu 8:17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of [mine] hand hath gotten me this wealth.

Deu 8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as [it is] this day.

Deu 8:19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.

Deu 8:20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.

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2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy

2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

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 note: GOD CLASSIFIES THE UNTHANKFUL WITH THE HOMOSEXUAL

Rom 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Rom 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Rom 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the s of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Rom 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Rom 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Don't murmor or complain, murmuring and complaining leads to defeat and destruction

1Co 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

1Co 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

1Co 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

1Co 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

1Co 10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

1Co 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not after evil things, as they also ed.

1Co 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as [were] some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

1Co 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

1Co 10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

1Co 10:10 Neither murmur (complain) ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

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Jud 1:14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

Jud 1:15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard [speeches] which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Jud 1:16  These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own s; and their mouth speaketh great swelling [words], having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

Jud 1:17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Jud 1:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly s.

Jud 1:19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

Jud 1:20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

Jud 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Praise and Faith Pleases God

Psa 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psa 69:31 [This] also shall please the LORD better than an ox [or] bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

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Heb 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Thanksgiving causes an abundance of Grace to come

2Co 4:15 For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

(YLT) for the all things are because of you, that the grace having been multiplied, because of the thanksgiving of the more, may abound to the glory of God;

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Rom 5:17 For if by one man's offence reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

Praising God brings triumph

1Ch 16:31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let [men] say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.

1Ch 16:32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that [is] therein.

1Ch 16:33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth.

1Ch 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for [he is] good; for his mercy [endureth] for ever.

1Ch 16:35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, [and] glory(nkjv says triumph) in thy praise.

1Ch 16:36 Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

 

this is also posted on my Faith Blog at:

http://blog.cfaith.com/blogs/doc/archive/2007/11/22/the-weapon-of-praise-and-thanksgiving.aspx