OPEN YOUR STAR GATE
Praise is Your Force Field
Some things are just so darn simple. I used to work in a 5 star restaurant and discovered the best dishes were the most simple dishes to create. Steak Diane, Cherries Jubilee, Fettuccine Alfredo, Bananas Foster, all simple dishes. It’s the simple things we tend to over look in life. It’s the flowers we forget to look at in awe. We tend to miss the obvious in everything. Why do we make things so difficult?
If we knew the extent our enemy goes through to “conjure up” their buddies from the dark side, we would simply not understand. The lengths they go through to get whatever it is they think they are getting, is absolutely beyond the normal person’s comprehension. These sick freaks will go through all sorts of ceremony, chanting and sick practices to get what … power? HAAA. Power? What kind of power do they think they get? I tell you their power is NOTHING compared to the power of JESUS CHRIST the creator of the Universe(s). Jesus, the one who knows the name of EVERY STAR he personally had a hand in creating, is the essence of ETERNAL UNLIMITED POWER.
Opening up Your Personal Star Gate
In all these “God at War” dynamics, the single most underestimated power we all have is the most amazing. We don’t have to light candles and chant grimoires. We have it easy. BUT we dont’ do it. Not enough … not really.
God doesn’t like it when ANYTHING interrupts his praise.
Reflect for a moment to 2nd Samuel 6:14. David “danced before the Lord with all his might”. Here is this awesome King. And he breaks the Levitical priesthood “laws” and puts on a linen ephod and dances around like a crazy person in front of the entire Kingdom! Again, I tell you, the Bible is an UNDERSTATEMENT. What he did, by many, was absolutely unacceptable. He made a complete ASS OF HIMSELF. He broke the “law”!
Frankly, God gets really pissed off when anyone messes with his praise. Michal, Saul’s “holier than thou” daughter, saw David dancing around and praising God and got a “stick up her” kazoo over it. Not only did she “bad mouth him” but she actually dared to confront him over hit. BAD MOVE MY FRIENDS.
This made God so indignant that he made her “barren” for the rest of her life. And when you realize how important the preservation of the human blood line was back during those times, that was a BIG DEAL.
Open the Force Field of Blessings and Power
So you have the forces of our enemy building a 20 Billion dollar CERN Accelerator to open Star Gates to let their “buddies” into our dimension. Sure, they are after the “God particle”… the Higgs boson. I got it. And never mind many of the leading physicists are “freaking out” because they think if you slam into this “Higgs boson” it could open a Star Gate and potentially “end the world” as we know it.
Never mind that “they” have not been able to keep the thing running for more than only a few feeble tests that have been less than remarkable. The darn thing keeps breaking down. It makes you wonder if the CERN monstrosity is just another version of the Tower of Babel that God is intentionally “jinxing”. I think He is quite frankly.
And all WE have to do is PRAISE.
How many of you praise Jesus all day long? How many of you stand in your own bedroom in the morning while you are getting dressed for work and RAISE YOU HANDS to your Lord Jesus Christ? He is there you know! He sees you. He wants your praise. He LONGS for your praise. HE deserves your praise. AND its the single best DEFENSE WEAPON you have against all things that “get in your way” of enjoying a wonderful and blessed life in Jesus Name.
Here is a great article I found on the POWER OF PRAISE
The Power of Praise and Worship
by By Dr. Dale A. Robbins
“And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely: (24) Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. (25) And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. (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.”
This Bible story begins the unjust arrest of Paul and Silas. Because they had cast a spirit of divination out of a girl, the local Philippian authorities beat them and then threw them into a jail cell. Besides the trauma of the severe beating, they were fastened in stocks which clamped their arms and legs in an immobile position, causing cramps and loss of circulation. The atmosphere there was depressing. According to the standards of that day, a prison was more like the resemblance of a dungeon. A dark, damp, stench-ridden place, with no facility for waste or comforts of any kind.
Yet, in spite of the throbbing pain in their bodies and the disheartening atmosphere, at midnight Paul and Silas were heard praying and singing praises to God! What a strange sound this must have been to the other prisoners, who were used to only hearing the groans or cursings of those who had been beaten.
Then suddenly, there was an earthquake that shook the prison! The doors flung open, and amazingly, the bonds of Paul, Silas, and every other prisoner were released! What caused this mighty discharge of power?
Praise Elevates us into God’s Presence and Power
Paul and Silas knew the secret of how to lift their hearts above their troubles and enter into God’s presence and power. Through praise and worship their hearts were raised into the joyous presence and peace of God, and provided God a channel for his power to operate in their circumstances.
The Bible says that God inhabits in the praises of His people (Psalms 22:3). In other words, God “dwells” in the atmosphere of His praise. This means that praise is not merely a reaction from coming into His presence – Praise is a vehicle of faith which brings us into the presence and power of God! Praise and worship is the “gate-pass” which allows us to enter the sacredness of His glory. The psalmist writes, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Psalms 100:4).
This corresponds with Jesus’ teaching, that His presence will inhabit the gathering of believers who congregate in His name: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). A “gathering in His name” means that Jesus must be the focus, the center of the assemblage. He must be the one preached about, sung about — the one praised and worshiped. “I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee” (Hebrews 2:12). Consequently, Christ’s presence, along with His virtue and anointing, is manifested in this type of gathering.
Have you ever noticed when “gifts of the Spirit” operate in a church service? The power and anointing of the Holy Spirit usually becomes evident, subsequent to a time of worship and praise. Some think that worship is a response after the Holy Spirit moves upon them. However, it’s the other way around. God’s presence responds when we move upon Him with worship! Lifting up Jesus Christ through praise and worship invokes the Lord’s presence and power to flow in our midst.
What is Praise?
Praise means “to commend, to applaud or magnify.” For the Christian, praise to God is an expression of worship, lifting-up and glorifying the Lord. It is an expression of humbling ourselves and centering our attention upon the Lord with heart-felt expressions of love, adoration and thanksgiving. High praises bring our spirit into a pinnacle of fellowship and intimacy between ourselves and God — it magnifies our awareness of our spiritual union with the most high God. Praise transports us into the realm of the supernatural and into the power of God. “Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance” (Psalms 89:15).
There are many actions involved with praise to God — verbal expressions of adoration and thanksgiving, singing, playing instruments, shouting, dancing, lifting or clapping our hands. But true praise is not “merely” going through these motions. Jesus spoke about the hypocrisy of the pharisees, whose worship was only an outward show and not from the heart. “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me” (Matthew 15:8). Genuine praise to God is a matter of humility and sincere devotion to the Lord from within.
Unpretentious praise and worship pleases the Lord. He delights in the love and devotion of His children. According to the scriptures, the various expressions of praise bring blessing to the Lord. He eagerly awaits the fragrance of our affections, desiring to manifest His sweet presence and power in our midst. “…the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him” (John 4:23).
Praise to God is a Lifestyle
All too often, praise to God is something that many people leave at church, an event that happens only when they come together with other Christians. However, praise should be a part of a believers lifestyle, inter-mingled as a part of their daily prayer-life. At work, in the car, at home in bed, or anywhere; praise to the Lord brings the refreshing of the Lord’s presence, along with His power and anointing. “…I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalms 34:1).
Praise is an expression of faith, and a declaration of victory! It declares that we believe God is with us and is in control of the outcome of all our circumstances (Romans 8:28). Praise is a “sacrifice,” something that we offer to God sacrificially, not just because we feel like it, but because we believe in Him and wish to please Him. “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” (Hebrews 13:15).
Praise Sends the Enemy Running
Since praise manifests God’s presence, we also realize that praise repels the presence of the enemy, Satan. An atmosphere which is filled with sincere worship and praise to God by humble and contrite hearts is disgusting to the Devil. He fears the power in the name of Jesus, and flees from the Lord’s habitation in praise. “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God” (Psalms 50:23).
When the children of Judah found themselves outnumbered by the hostile armies of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, King Jehoshophat and all the people sought the Lord for His help. The Lord assured the people that this would be His battle. He told them to go out against them, and He would do the fighting for them. So what did the children of Judah do? Being the people of “praise” (Judah actually means Praise), and knowing that God manifests His power through praise, they sent their army against their enemies, led by the praisers!
So on they went, ahead of the army declaring, “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endureth forever!” And the scripture says, “…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” (2 Chronicles 20:22).
When God’s people begin to praise His name, it sends the enemy running! I challenge you to become a person of praise, and you will experience the release of the power of God!
Some Biblical Expressions of Praise
Declaring of thanks (Heb. 13:15)
Clapping hands and shouting (Psalms 47:1)
Musical instruments and dancing (Psm. 150:4)
Singing praise songs (Psalms 9:11)
Psalms, hymns, & spiritual songs (Eph. 5:19-20)
Making a joyful noise (Psalms 98:4)
By lifting our hands (Psalms 134:2)
By being still (Psalms 4:3-5, 46:10)
By being loud (Psalms 33:3, 95:1-6)