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?
2 Chronicles 20:22 (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.
With all that is going on in the world today, it seems that people are more focused on begging and pleading with God to stop the virus than they are about seeking His face. But is there a part that we’re missing?
Of course, God is not the One Who is to blame for the current crisis. We know that but somehow or other, we think that we can just shoot up a prayer of desperation and hope that God will somehow fix everything.
But, that’s not the way it works. Everything God does is ordered by faith. Scared prayers don’t work or get results. We need to take our authority over the enemy and subdue him. And that’s where praise comes in.
We can’t wait ’til everything is back to normal and then start praising God for the victorious outcome. We have to praise Him in spite of what’s going on, even in the middle of the whole pandemic. He is still God and this crisis didn’t catch Him off guard. We’re the ones that were caught off guard.
God has always provided for His people to be protected and be victorious overcomers. Sadly, many people have turned to the world for solutions to their problems and those solutions, if they have any, don’t always work. We have to get back to trusting God and His Word to see us through. And praise is a big factor.
Notice in the opening scriptures that praise and strength are the same word – one is OT and the other is NT. Praise stills the enemy. To still means to stop, shut down, to squash, and to squelch. That’s what we want to do to the Covid 19 virus. We want to shut it down – annihilate it, never to return again. So how do we do it?
Looking at II Chron. 20:22, we see that the praisers went out before the army of Judah and praised the Lord openly. The Lord intervened and the enemy turned on themselves and they were defeated. What a lesson to learn! We can still the enemy by taking our authority over the virus and praising the Lord of Glory for His goodness to us. He has and always will be faithful and His Word always works.
The ball is in our court. God has already done His part by giving us all the necessary tools to combat the enemy. It’s now time for us to get serious and do our part. We will win and we will be decidedly victorious, not just limping to victory!
So rise up my brothers and sisters, take your place and praise the Lord of Glory for His goodness to us. Jesus is Lord and we are His people and a Holy Ghost revival is coming!