Keys of the Kingdom [Spiritual Authority – Part IV]

We’ve been looking at our spiritual authority and I want to ask this question: why should we be interested in spiritual authority and what do we do with it?

The first and foremost reason we should be interested in spiritual authority is because God has it for us and whatever He has for us we should want and pursue.

Secondly, we should not only be interested in spiritual authority but we absolutely need it to function successfully on planet earth. We need spiritual weapons to fight the warfare we’re in because we’re not fighting against flesh and blood. We’re fighting against the evil unseen forces in the world. We can’t fight spiritual battles with natural means. We need God’s supernatural weapons that will bring victory.

Even in the medical field, there are no answers for some sicknesses and diseases. In the meteorological field, man doesn’t have all the answers. Science doesn’t have all the answers. BUT – God has all the answers and He is faithful to show us how to overcome all the attacks of the enemy. And He’s given us the tools to do it.

Philippians 2:9 (KJV) 9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
Psalm 138:2b (KJV) 2  … for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

Notice that the name of Jesus is above every name that is named – above every sickness, disease, addiction, problem, etc. And not only that, God has magnified His Word above His name! Wow! This is awesome!

God’s Word and His name will overcome all that the enemy throws at us. We are so blessed above all the people on the earth but sadly, most don’t even know it. And I’m including Christians in this.

Brothers and sisters, we need to learn how to use our spiritual weapons to overcome the evil in this world and do great exploits for the Lord. We need to rise up and be the Glorious Church that is ready for the Lord Jesus’ return. We have a work to do, so let’s do it!

Stay tuned; there’s more to come.

Matthew 16:19 (KJV) 19  And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Matthew 18:18 (KJV) 18  Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 
Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 23  For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Ephesians 6:10-18 (KJV) 10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Deuteronomy 28:1-14 (KJV) 
Luke 19:13b (KJV)
13  …  Occupy till I come.

Pamela

Man’s Legal Authority & Power in the Earth [Spiritual Authority – Part III]

John 10:1-2 (KJV) 1  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2  But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

As I mentioned in Part II, the only ones with legal authority to operate on planet earth are those who enter by the right door, which is being born of a woman on planet earth. All others are renegade outlaws. And that’s the category of satan and his evil henchmen.

So, what does this mean? Well, surprisingly, it means that even the unsaved have more authority to operate on planet earth than the devil. How ‘bout that!

However, even though people on earth have authority to operate here, they still don’t have the power to enforce that authority. Only born-again believers have both authority and power to take their God-given dominion and subdue this earth and everything evil in it.

Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Going back to Gen. 1:26, we are reminded that God gave a mandate to Adam to take dominion over the earth and everything in it. He was commissioned to be in control. He had both authority and power from God. But – he committed high treason and sold out to satan. That’s why satan is called the god of this world.

2 Corinthians 4:4 (KJV) 4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Yes, satan is the god of this world, the prince of the power of the air, but he has no legal authority to operate here. The only way he can get authority is to usurp man’s authority and convince him to turn it over to him – satan. And sadly, here are multitudes that have done just that, either willingly or ignorantly.

Stay tuned for Part IV. I’m still setting the foundation. In a later blog, I’ll go into more depth about just how we actually use our authority and power to effect God’s plans and purposes and to occupy ’til Jesus comes back.

 2 Corinthians 2:11 (KJV) 11  Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Ephesians 2:2 (KJV) 2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Luke 19:13b (KJV) 13  … Occupy till I come.

Pamela

Man’s Authority in the Earth – [Spiritual Authority – Part II]

Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

We see in Gen. 1:26 that God gave mankind dominion over the earth. Adam was supposed to take that dominion and subdue the earth and everything in it. But he committed high treason and sold out to satan and he – satan –  became the god of this world. How obvious is that today!

God’s original intent was for His people to rule planet earth and they were to do it the same way God did. He made man in His image and was to emulate God in all he did. So, how was Adam to take dominion over the earth? How was he going to subdue the elephants when they got into the vegetable garden? He was to do it the same way God does everything – with His words! And God said…And God said…And God said…

Adam’s dominion was a word dominion. His words were so powerful that he would be able to stand against anything and everything that came against him. But, as you know, he didn’t and the whole earth came under the curse of satan and his evil cohorts.

The good news is that Jesus came and bought back what Adam lost. We now have the right to use our God-given authority and God’s ability, through being born-again, to take dominion over planet earth and the evil control that’s been perpetrated against us.

This authority doesn’t belong to everyone. First of all, in John 10:1-2 we see that legal entry in the earth is by means of a natural birth, by means of a woman, which gives us our authority. Satan and his evil spirits don’t have this authority unless they get it through a human being on earth.

Secondly, being born-again gives us access to God’s power and ability which, when combined with our legal authority of being born on planet earth, gives us the upper hand and the right to take dominion over this world’s system and everything evil in it.

We even have authority and power available to take dominion over sickness, disease, lack, poverty, and even the weather! We are powerhouses looking for a place to show forth God’s goodness and bring Him great glory!

There’s whole lot more to be said on this topic, so stay tuned!

John 10:1-2 (KJV) 1  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door (natural birth) into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
2  But he that entereth in by the door (new birth) is the shepherd of the sheep.

Luke 10:19 (KJV) 19  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
John 14:12 (KJV) 12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) 17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Pamela

Bringing the Unseen World into the Seen World – [Spiritual Authority – Part I]

If you’ve been a born-again, Spirit-filled, Bible-believing Christian for any length of time, you are well aware that there are two realms – the physical, natural realm where we live and operate on a daily basis, and the spirit realm where God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the angels, and even satan and his demons operate.

What I want you to see is that these realms are not exclusive of each other; they’re intertwined. Things in the physical realm are contacted with our five physical senses – seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, and smelling. However, the things and beings in the spirit realm are very much real, although they’re unseen to the natural realm. They’re contacted by our spirit and the Word of faith.

The spirit realm is actually higher than the physical realm because the physical realm was created by the spirit realm; it’s the parent force.

So, what does all this mean? It means that if we’re going to be successful and victorious on planet earth, we have to recognize that the spirit realm is where all our answers are and we need to know how to access that realm and get our answers. How do we do it?

John 4:24 (KJV) 24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

God is a Spirit and that’s how we contact Him – spirit to Spirit. Anything and everything we need from God is in the spirit realm, being protected from the enemy by God. We access that realm by using our faith which acts as a conduit to bring what is in the spirit realm into the physical ream which manifests itself as the answers to our prayers.

This, my dear brothers and sisters, is what we call our spiritual authority and it’s so exciting because it deals with God’s origin intent for us – Genesis 1:26.

Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

This might seem like a lot to process but as we go on in upcoming blogs, I endeavor to explain this in more detail.

Pamela

How to Get Them to Pay Attention!

John 14:12 (KJV) 12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Jesus made it very clear that even though He was leaving and going back to His Father, His earthly ministry should definitely continue after He was gone. He also told the disciples that he would send the Holy Spirit Who would be the same as He is.

John 14:16-17 (KJV) 16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

John 14:26 (KJV) 26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

Since we’ve been given a command to do the same works as Jesus, let’s see just what those works are and what happens when we do them.

Jesus healed and delivered everyone who came to Him. He also raised the dead, calmed the storms, and performed miracles of abundance: turning water into wine, feeding the multitudes with as few loaves and fishes, etc.

To be sure, when Jesus was present, signs, wonders, and miracles occurred. And that’s what’s supposed to happen with us – doing the same works as Jesus did!

After Jesus’ resurrection, we see the apostles and disciples doing the works of Jesus and having a lot of success. But the interesting part is what happened because of the signs, wonders, and miracles: people got healed, delivered, set free, saved, filled with the Holy Spirit, and the joy of the Lord filled the atmosphere! What a glorious time they had!

So what am I saying? If we take Jesus’ words seriously and start doing the same works He did, we should get the same results He did – people would get healed, saved, and set free! Wow! Isn‘t that what the preaching of the gospel is all about?

Brothers and sisters, we don’t have any excuse because Jesus would never tell us to do something we could not do. So let’s get going and do the works of Jesus and impact this unsaved world for good!

Mark 16:17-18 (KJV) 17  And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Matthew 10:8 (KJV) 8  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.
Acts 8:6 (KJV) 6  And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
Acts 9:32-35 (KJV) 32  And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.
33  And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.
34  And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
35  And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.

Acts 2:43 (KJV) 43  And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
Acts 5:12 (KJV) 12  And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.
Acts 14:3 (KJV) 3  Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
Hebrews 2:4 (KJV) 4  God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

Pamela

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave. . .

There’s a famous quote from one of Sir Walter Scott’s poems – Marmion – that says, “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when at first we practice to deceive!” How true this is today! All you need to do is observe all the violence, destruction, and demonic behavior that’s been going on for months in the US and you’ll see how out of control people are. But, it’s about to change – watch and see!

There’s also another expression that fits the times we’re living in. It comes from the 1930s mystery radio program called The Shadow: Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men! And it’s quite evident what evil there is lurking in men’s hearts as you look around at the chaos that’s taking place in many cities.

So, what does God’s Word have to say?

Ecclesiastes 8:8b (AMP) 8  …  neither will wickedness deliver those who are its possessors and given to it.
Ecclesiastes 8:13 (KJV) 13  But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.

Here we see that these perpetrators are on dangerous ground. Heretofore the “President Bashers” have gotten away with too much and the Church is fed up with it. They had better straighten up and fly right or they’re going to reap exactly what they’ve been sowing.

Galatians 6:7 (KJV) 7  Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

It’s the same with the governors, mayors, and rioters who have rebelled at the Word of God. Pay day is coming and none too soon. We as the Church must be vigilant in keeping watch and praying righteous Holy Spirit prayers to protect our country and our President.

Then there was Ananias and Sapphira [see Acts 5:1-11]. They could have kept the money they received for selling their possession. It was their choice. Where they missed is that they lied to the Holy Spirit. They wanted to look like “big” givers without really giving what they purported to do. God always sees what’s going on in people’s hearts. It’s always a heart issue with God.

Matthew 10:26 (KJV) 26  Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
Hebrews 4:13 (KJV) 13  Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Nobody’s going to get away with anything because everything that’s hidden will be revealed in time.

And then there’s Eccl.8:11:

Ecclesiastes 8:11 (KJV) 11  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

We’re seeing this today. The rioters and looters and those causing violence are not being subjected to lawful consequences and they keep doing their evil work. But the end is near and they will reap what they have been sowing!

Ecclesiastes 10:12b (KJV) 12  . . . but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.
Philippians 1:28 (KJV) 28  And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
Philippians 1:28 (AMP) 28  And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.

Acts 5:1-11

Pamela

Are You Crying & Begging or Believing & Receiving?

Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 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.

Philemon 1:6 (KJV) 6  That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

How many times have you prayed with someone who is crying their heart out to God, begging Him to answer their prayer? It’s such a pitiful sight because God has already provided the answer to every problem we could ever encounter. So what’s wrong?

What’s wrong is that approaching God in that manner is not only futile but really insulting to God. And we for sure don’t want to insult our Heavenly Father. He’s our Source and He has all the solutions that work. And beside all that, it’s faith that pleases God, not crying and begging.

So often it seems that people think that loud praying, yelling and screaming at the devil, and begging God for answers is the way to go. But it isn’t. And even though we can learn by going the hard way, going the right way is always the BEST way. And that way is God’s way.

So, how do we know which way is God’s way for solving our problems? That’s easy—it’s His Word! The Word of God answers every question we could have and gives us solutions that actually work. Who woulda thought!!!

Of course, experience is a teacher but not the BEST teacher. Who wants to go through “hit or miss” to find out how do something? Go to God’s Word first and the Holy Spirit will reveal the solution about what you’re to do. He’s in you and has all the answers.

Another thing is to pray in your prayer language – in tongues.  That way you’re praying the perfect answer because praying in tongues is praying the mysteries of God. Then pray for the interpretation and God will show you the solution. Remember, the Holy Spirit is your teacher, counselor, and guide. Yield to Him.

There are so many things that come against us daily but if we have the Philemon 6 attitude we can overcome every obstacle the devil throws at us.

 Start acknowledging every good thing that’s in you by virtue of the New Birth and the power of the Holy Spirit and watch your faith soar!

Romans 8:11 (KJV) 11  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
John 14:12-14 (KJV) 12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

John 15:5 (KJV) 5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
John 15:7 (KJV) 7  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.   

1 Corinthians 14:13 (KJV) 13  Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.

1 Corinthians 14:2 (KJV) 2  For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

Pamela

Are There Consequences for Wickedness?

God has a lot to say about wickedness, particularly in Proverbs. He hates wickedness and its evil, destructive ways. Wickedness is the work of the devil, meant to destroy everyone it touches.

 Proverbs 9:10 (KJV) 10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Proverbs 21:12b (KJV) 12  … : but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.
Proverbs 21:16 (KJV) 16  The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

As you can see, knowledge of the holy is understanding, and understanding is knowledge of God, His Word, and His things. Those who wander out of the way of understanding remain in the congregation of the dead! What a horrible place to be! No wonder the “liberal left” is so deceived and confused about what the truth is. They’re the walking dead!

Proverbs 14:34 (KJV)
34  Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

Righteousness exalts a nation. Isn’t that what we want? Surely it’s better than wickedness driving a nation! This can also apply to your business, family, social group, and of course, the Church.

Brothers and sisters, we need to get our act together and start being the role-models God intends for us to be.

Romans 2:4b (KJV) 4  …  knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

The world needs to see godliness in us and His “Word in operation. They need to see the “real” Jesus and all the He is. It’s the Holy Spirit Who draws them to the Father but He does it through us.

John 14:12 (KJV) 12  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Let’s take our stand and be God’s instruments of righteousness!

Romans 6:13 (KJV) 13  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

— Pamela

Calling Evil Good and Good Evil!

We have seen, in the USA, so much rebellion taking place in 2020. We’ve seen violence, looting, destruction, and all claiming to be “peaceful” protesting! How absurd! Not only that, there are those in position of authority who are condoning and even encouraging such unlawful behavior! That being said, let’s look at what God has to say.

Isaiah 5:20 (KJV) 20  Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Proverbs 17:5b (KJV) 5  …  and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs 17:13 (KJV) 13  Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

Proverbs 24:24 (KJV) 24  He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

Notice that calling evil good and good evil is detrimental to those who are doing it. And that’s exactly what we’re witnessing all around the country. And, to make matters worse, there are those in high positions who are promoting it! To quote the Shadow from the 30s and 40s, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men!”

So what can we do? We can do what’s right because it’s right! We aren’t so numb as to blindly follow the evil ways and actions of those perpetrating them. We need to take our stand on God’s Word and stand up for what’s right. Otherwise by default, we’re agreeing with their rebellion. We need to exercise our constitutional rights and vote bad people out of office and good people in. We need to pray for those in authority – I Tim. 2:1-2 – for God to give them wisdom and strength to overcome the wickedness that surrounds them and fight for our rights.

We are the people of God, called to be victorious warriors, proclaiming His goodness to all who will listen. Time is short, and we have a God-given job to do before we leave planet earth Let’s do it!

1 Timothy 2:1-2 (KJV) 1  I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2  For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

Proverbs 17:5b (AMP) 5  …  and he who is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent or go unpunished.
Proverbs 17:11 (KJV) 11  An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Proverbs 17:15 (KJV) 15  He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

Pamela

Praise for God – the Devil Hates it!

Praising God seems to be a lost art for most people, particularly Christians! We get so busy with the things of this life that we count it great victory when we get through another week, unscathed! Life, according to God and His Word, was never meant to be so hard and all consuming.

Proverbs 13:15b (KJV) 15  … but the way of transgressors is hard.

God says that the way of the transgressor is hard, not the way of the saints. You see, God has a “secret” weapon for us to counter the attacks of the enemy and it’s called PRAISE. Note the following scriptures:

Psalm 8:2 (KJV) 2  Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

Matthew 21:16 (KJV) 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 babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?
Psalm 18:3 (KJV) 3  I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

As we praise the Lord, we set ourselves up for deliverance from the enemy because the devil hates when we praise the Lord and flees so that he doesn’t have to endure our praise.

Notice what happened when the Israelites sang and praised the Lord:

2 Chronicles 20:22-23 (KJV) 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.
23  For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.

The enemy turned on each other and the Israelites didn’t have to fight!

What does it mean to praise the Lord? It means to be thankful and recognize Who He is and His majesty. We see how much David praised the Lord in the Psalms.

Talking to God and telling Him how thankful and appreciative we are of all that He’s done for us and for all that He is, is praise.  And, I might add, many answers come to us as we cast our cares upon the Lord and worship and praise Him.

It doesn’t take much to look around and see all that God has done for us. We should be eternally grateful for His grace and mercy toward us!

Cast your care upon the Lord, worship and praise Him with thanksgiving, and watch your focus change and joy come forth!

Nehemiah 8:10b (KJV) 10  … for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Psalm 150:1-6 (KJV) 1  Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2  Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3  Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4  Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5  Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6  Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

Pamela