PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE ASKS PERMISSION TO PREACH IN SEMI-FORMAL DRESS (WITHOUT NECKTIE)…
SAYS…THOSE WHO KNOW HOW TO PRAISE GOD DON’T COME LAST IN LIFE
IT TAKES APPRECIATION TO GAIN ACCELERATION IN LIFE
PRAISE IS A SECRET OF POWER
THE POWER OF PRAISE IS THE POWER TO MOVE LIVES AND DESTINIES FROM ONE level, PHASE AND DIMENSION TO ANOTHER
PROGRESS HAPPENS VERY QUICKLY AND SWIFTLY FOR THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE OF PRAISE
IT IS OUR APPRECIATION THAT IS KEY TO THE DEMOLITION OF THE OPPOSITION
WHEN PRAISE GOES UP, THE ENEMIES CLEAR OUT
THOSE WHO KNOW HOW TO GIVE PRAISE DON’T COME LAST IN LIFE
– Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche on “CHANGING LEVELS BY THE POWER OF PRAISE” || Midweek Power Communion Service || Glory Dome, Abuja.
Father, we give you the praise and the honour, blessed be your name in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
I welcome everyone here tonight in the Precious name of Jesus Christ. I’m sure that I have permission to be without a tie tonight because the whole of last week was very tense.
Morning, evening, tie, tie, tie, so I just decided to look a little bit relaxed tonight. Am I allowed? Just once in a while, not all the time, the official way is to look the way we look. So, I just wanted that permission before I go ahead (laughs).
– Praise the Lord!
Psalm 150:1. The Lord bless His Word in Jesus’ name. I’m speaking quickly on the subject, “Changing Levels by the Power of Praise“.
On this last day of the month of November, and as we shift into the month of December, which is the final month of the year, it is important to understand this subject.
First thing that is critical to note is that it is crystal clear in Scripture that praise is a secret of Power. Psalm 150:1. Acts 16:25-26. Praise is a secret of power.
Secondly, the power of praise is the power to move lives and destinies from level to level, phase to phase, dimension to dimension.
We are going to look at examples in Scripture that there’s such power in praise that can change your level, phase and dimension.
1. Creation. At creation, God the Father moved from day to day in the course of creation by the force of praise and appreciation. Genesis 1:4-5. God needed to see that what He did was good, He needed appreciation before He moved from day to day.
Genesis 1:10, 12-13. It was as if He had to say that it was good as if there must be appreciation before there could be progression, as if there must be appreciation before there could be acceleration. It was as if, if the last result was not appreciated, the next result is not accelerated. Genesis 1:18. Day to day happened by the power of appreciation. Progression of day to day happened by the force of appreciation. It appears as if where there’s no appreciation, there may be only stagnation, it appears as if where there’s no appreciation, there can be no acceleration.
It appears as if there’s a connection between praise and progress. It appears as if progress happens very quickly and swiftly for those who understand the language of praise. “I am not on day seven yet but so far so good”, that’s God Almighty. “Everything I want to achieve has not been achieved yet, but this is good so far”. If God Himself can use appreciation before He gains acceleration, then it’s important that we do that.
Many of us are waiting to reach day 7 before we appreciate the things we’re seeing. We’re waiting to reach day 7 before we see that something good happened on day 1 but God will not wait for that. God will appreciate day 1 before day 2, appreciate day 2 before day 3 and that kept the system going. That was creation.
2. The Children of Israel before the red sea. Psalm 114:1-5. The children of Israel on their way from Egypt, all of a sudden, got confronted by the red sea.
The good thing that happened for them was that there was “Judah” in their midst. Judah means Praise. Psalm 114:2-3. The sea saw the presence of the Almighty inside of Judah (praise) and fled. The meaning of that is, the Children of Israel crossed from one side of the red sea to the other side of the red sea by the Power of God’s presence through praise.
The meaning of that is, Praise is the bridge you use to cross the oceans of life. It is the bridge we use to cross the gulleys, the valleys and the obstacles of life. If there’s something that is between you and your destiny, they are crossable by the power of praise.
You can cross from one side of the sea, river or the gully to the other by the power of His presence through praise.
3. The crossing of Jericho wall. Joshua 6:20. The children went across the wall of Jericho into the realm of their inheritance by the power of praise.
Between them and their inheritance was the wall but the wall collapsed by the Power of Praise. It is our appreciation that is key to the demolition of the opposition. Every opposition to our destiny can experience demolition by the power of appreciation.
This is not just poetic or a nice saying, it is reality. Everything that is an opposition can experience demolition by the power of appreciation. Appreciation and celebration of the Most High God is key to the demolition of the oppositions of lives and destiny. If there’s any man, woman, boy, girl or any system on earth, in heavenly places and on earth, they can experience the demolition by the power of your appreciation.
4. Possessing the Promised land. They crossed the red sea, wall of Jericho, it is now time to possess the promised land. Judged 1:1-2.
– somebody say, Praise shall go up.
Do you know the meaning of that? When Praise goes up, the enemies clear out.
If you can make praise to go up, the enemies clear out and go down. “Who shall go up first to fight the Canaanites?” “Judah”.
Next thing to note here, those who know how to give praise don’t come last in life.
If you know how to praise and celebrate God, if you know how to rejoice in the Lord, you don’t come last in life. I am speaking from a practitioner’s point of view – praise, worship surrounds my life.
My wife says, “there’s a way to know when daddy has returned home, it is either the message is playing, the Bible is playing or the sound of worship just hits you, either it’s playing from his phone or it’s playing from the mouth” and there’s another one to know that I won’t tell you about (laughs).
It is not possible for you to be left behind in life if you know how to praise and appreciate God.