Psalm 149: 6 – 7
The Word: Psalm 149: 6 -7 (KJV)
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; 7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
Psalm 149: 8 – 9 (KJV)
8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; 9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord.
Think about it
PRAISE AS A SPIRITUAL WEAPON….
We understand from the scriptures that we are not fighting a physical war as believers. We are fighting a spiritual war. Demons and principalities are spiritual
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; – (2 Corinthians 10: 4 – 5)
In fighting the spiritual warfare, we have certain weapon. These weapons according to Ephesians 6 includes:
– Breastplate of righteousness
– Feet shod of the preparation of the gospel
– Shield of faith
– Helmet of salvation
– Sword of the spirit (word)
– Also Prayers and fasting
Praise for whatever reason is not mentioned in Ephesians 6 as part of the spiritual weapons of a believer. However in Psalm 149, we understand that when you want to bind Kings in the Kingdom of darkness, Praise is an effective tool. As you praise God, He takes over your battle, instructs his angels and they bind and execute judgement on every opposition. Instead of binding and casting, perhaps you want to try praising and thanking. Because when you bind and cast, you are giving a command in the name of Jesus. When you praise though, God gives the command on your behalf
Prayer focus: Thank you Jesus…..
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