FEARFUL IN PRAISES

 

 

“Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods?

Who is like You, glorious in holiness,

Fearful in praises, doing wonders?

“The people will hear and be afraid;

Trembling will take hold of them;

By the greatness of Your arm

They will be as still as a stone,

Till Your people pass over, O Lord,

Till the people pass over

Whom You have purchased.

You will bring them in and plant them

In the mountain of Your inheritance,

In the place, O Lord, which You have made

For Your own dwelling,

The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.

“The Lord shall reign forever and ever.” (Ex 15:11-18)

 

The sermon was faithfully and lovingly prepared, but could not be delivered. There was a strange spirit of depression and intimidation over the congregation. The choir tried their best but the praises could not pass the ceiling. We had to do warfare and pray for one another. We prayed for the Holy Spirit to come and take control over the service. We then worshipped Jesus, like Mary who broke the alabaster box for His sake alone. We prayed in tongues most of the time. We rejected the evil spirits of religion, oppression, fear, weakness, sickness and witchcraft. We waited in expectation for the Holy Spirit to come. That is why we could not just ‘go ahead’ and preach. The ground was too dry and the hearts too worried…

 

Suddenly, like a wind, like a holy hush, like a melody from above the Holy Spirit came…the ground became holy…the atmosphere free…He came with His entourage of angels. In that moment the souls of men got encouraged like thirsty men drinking water. There is no need to explain to a thirsty man what to do with a bucket of cold water… Have you ever experienced such an influx of life into dry bones? It cannot be described in human language. Pray that you may receive and experience the best God has for you.

Once we received the supernatural strength the praises started freely and joyfully. The congregation and the choir did not want to stop. I had to go home but I could hear the praises going on forever… Can you imagine this church when the pastor goes home and the congregation still wants to praise God?

 

Yes, the Living God comes down when His people praise Him with all their hearts. He will make their enemies tremble. He will grant the answers to their prayers. I know for sure that there shall be testimonies of healing, deliverance and breakthrough, for no man tastes of the power of the age to come and remain the same.

Yes, our church is not a routine church; it can never be an ordinary church. We started in the Spirit and we must perfect it all in the Spirit. To God alone be all the glory for His wonderful blessed much desired visitation tonight!

Thank You Father! Thank You Lord Jesus! Thank You Holy Spirit!

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