Tag: Praise

In His presence is fullness of joy, peace and soundness of mind.   You find rest and restoration in  His presence.  We speak so much about entering into His presence but a lot of us have not experienced Him in a new dimension or found that place of rest, settlement and dwelling place yet.  There is so much satisfaction and abundance of all that He has in store for you in His presence.  So how do you enter into His presence?

Before we come into His presence, if you hold any grudges against anyone, go and seek forgiveness from the person before you enter into His presence.  When someone offends you, hold no grudges, bitterness or anger against the person but understand they they have their flaws.  Forgive them so that you are not hindered from gaining divine access into His presence.  “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you Matthew 6:14.   Nail every sinful nature on the cross as you surrender completely to God, permitting Christ to take absolute control (Galatians 5: 19-24, Colossians 2:13-15).

 

HOW TO ENTER IN HIS PRESENCE

Praise and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and praise is one of the keys to unlocking the doorway to the heavenly realm that permits you grand entrance as His Prince, Princess, Royal Priesthood and Son or Daughter who has an inheritance in His Kingdom.  Let your mouth be filled with thanksgiving and praise as the Lord derives so much joy in your rejoicing for who He is, all He has done yesterday, today and forever more. Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  2 Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name Psalm 100:1,2,4 .

Worship

Worship is an act of submission and surrendering your all to the Lord God.  Worship is an act of sacrifice that ushers us into His presence.   Let us go into His tabernacle; let us worship at His footstool Psalm 132:7.  When you come before His presence you stand in awe of Him, in humble adoration, forgetting all your problems and secret petitions, you know with a firm assurance that Heavenly Father has heard your cry.

Blood of Jesus

Jesus  came down on earth in human form on our behalf to sacrifice His life for us.  Through the power of His resurrection  on the cross where Jesus was pierced and bruised for our transgression and iniquities has granted us divine direct access to His throne (Isaiah 53:3-10, Colossians 1:19-20, 1 John 1:7).    The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness.  It is through the blood that you enter into the holy of holies.  Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption Hebrews 9:12.  

Spirit

The Holy Spirit, our standby, counselor, strengthener, helper and comforter connects with your spirit in unity guiding you into His presence.   For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father Ephesians 2:18.  There is no condemnation for those who in Christ Jesus, His spirit is life that guarantees you unlimited divine access into His presence (2 Corinthians 2:10-12).     It is the spirit that reveals the heart of  the Father, His plans and purpose over your lives to you.

Word

The Word is Jesus that brings life to every dead situation (John 1:1-4).   His Word is alive, powerful and a double  sword that pierces the spirit and soul, discerns right and wrong and the intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).  As you meditate on the Word, Christ in you the hope of glory is reignited and refined like fire burning in your heart that draws you more intimately with the Lord (  Psalm 39:3, Colossians 1:27, Joshua 1:6-10).

 

There is much to write about but the Lord searches and knows the heart.  As you enter into His presence, position yourselves in the right place of righteousness with the right heart and you shall reap love, peace, joy and overflowing blessings

 

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Yesterday I attended a Praise Gathering Event, we praised God with our hands, voice, heart and whole body.  Today during my quiet time with the Lord, I paused for a moment and thought about different reasons to Praise God, Selah.  The key main reason that connected with me was because You are GOD.  Because You are God that is why I am praising You.  You created me in my mother’s womb and knew me before I was born.  You were there from the beginning  and not for one moment did you leave or forsake me.  You love because I am  more precious than rubies, gold or even diamonds.

Since you were precious in My sight, you have been honored, and I have loved you; therefore I will give men for you, and people for your life. Isaiah 43:4 NKJV

Have you taken time out, paused for a moment and thought about the million reasons to praise God.  Or you wake up in the morning, brush your teeth, have a shower, put on your cloths and go to work.  Forgetting that He is the one that woke you up this morning.  But you just get on with life, I mean that’s the norm for you.  So what is your  reason for praising and thanking God? Do you really mean what you say or are they memorised words?  Lets appreciate God for who He is……. Because You are God, what He has done and about to do and praise Him for His mighty works.

I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.  12 I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Psalm 77:11-12 NIV

In the past I waited for situations to get better or to improve to my advantage before I praised God.  But now I realised that there is a secret to praising God, Praise your way through  your breakthrough if you need a breakthrough.   You enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise, rejoice for it’s a new day, Psalm 100:4.  In the midst of it all, I praise God because the devil can’t stand my praise, they tremble at the shouts of praises offered to God.   I praise Him in the storm, rain and even on the dry land.

[Chorus]

And I’ll praise You in this storm
And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
And every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm   

Song by Casting Crowns Praise You in the Storm (Song), Life Song (Album)

Because You are God I have a reason to praise You
It does not matter what  circumstance is, the pains, hurts or frustration I face
Whether I am up or down, happy or sad, sorrowful or joyful I will praise You
When I wake up in the morning, I remember it’s because You are God that I am alive
I travel everyday to work and come back home safely
Travel miles away from home and still come back safely
Then I think about Your grace, journey mercies, and protection because You are God
I think about what You have done in the past for me
How you delivered me from bondage now I am completely free because You are God
I think about my present challenges, knowing that You have seen me through
So Lord I thank You and praise You because You are truly God

Comment on what God has done for you because He is God and praise Him for He is good and His mercies endures forever

Have cried out to the Lord in desperate need for a breakthrough.  Has your words been ‘I need a breakthrough Lord’ in an urgent need for a breakthrough.  In my moments of praising Daddy and seeking His face, the Lord laid on my heart the word ‘BREAKTHROUGH‘. While spending time in His presence, He spoke words of encouragement and I am sharing those words with you.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4 NKJV

You have been pressing hard and forcefully
You have prayed day and night
You have sought far and near
Press in with praise and thanksgiving
Do not give up on GOD because He is the breaker Messiah
I heard your prayers and answered your petitions
Because you searched for me therefore I am close to you

Listen to Me My daughter
I am breaking through with My battleaxe
Smashing every barriers and walls standing in your way
The double doors and the gates are kept opened
Let the hidden treasures and the secret riches laid up for the righteous flood in
I have spoken and it is done
I have decreed it and it will come to pass

This is what the Lord says to Cyrus, his anointed one, whose right hand he will empower.  Before him, mighty kings will be paralyzed with fear. Their fortress gates will be opened, never to shut again. 2This is what the Lord says: I will go before you, Cyrus, and level the mountains.  I will smash down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.  3And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—  secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord,  the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.  Isaiah 45:1-3 NLT

Position your hearts to receive all that I have in store for you
Prepare your hearts to be pure and holy
Only those with a righteous heart have a token to receive this breakthrough
Because I am the Lord of BREAKTHROUGH

So David went to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there; and he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like a breakthrough of water.” Therefore he called the name of that place Baal Perazim.[a] 2 Samuel 5:20 NKJV

Keep standing do not give up
Keep persevering do not be weary on God
Keep trusting in Him do not loose hope
Keep waiting on the Lord for He is good to those that wait on Him

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.
26 26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord . Lamentations 3:25-26

PRAYER

I pray that you will position yourselves to receive all that the Lord has in store for you. I declare a breakthrough in every situation has been a hindrance in your life that the Lord of breakthrough, the breaker Messiah would smash every barriers, walls and stronghold that has been hindering you from moving forward in Jesus Name. I declare it is time to break forth for the Lord has cleared the way and made the crooked path straight. I pray that you will not limit God for He is a God of more than enough and all things are possible through Christ Jesus. In Jesus Name Amen, Amen, Amen.

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Praise God

How do you praise your way through the storm? When do you praise your way through to God? Is it when you are happy or sad? Does your present circumstances, emotional state of mind determine when to praise your way through to God?

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving anda thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name! Psalm 100:4 amp

All heavens declare the glory of the risen Lord
Let the earth bow down and worship the most high God
How great thou art, You reign in majesty
From victory to victory, mighty in battle are You

When I think about the good things You have done
I lift my hands up and shout praises to Jehovah Nisi
Even when I am feeling down, discouraged and disheartened
I sing praise to Your holy name
The devil flees forcefully at the sound of the name of Jesus
Something happens
Shackles are broken loose, the bound are set free
Breakthrough happens, divine exchange takes place

So Lord I praise my way through every situation
It does not matter how hard or challenging it is
During the stormy or rainy days
Praise is the secret code to entering into His presence

Praise