May 24, 2016

Pray and Praise

© 2012 Debbie Turner Chavers
Water-Man series

For the LORD our God is able.
In every prayer I am keeping this in mind...taking every other thought that rises against the knowledge of Christ Jesus, captive. My confession is..For the LORD our God is able. My banner of love and His song over me and you.
In church Sunday morning as I was worshipping the Lord, I heard Him say, "Sing until the breakthrough". Oh! I pray this ministers to you as powerfully as it did to me.
Battles are waged as you sing unto the Lord. As you praise Him even in the midst of what looks to be dead or done. It is never over until He who gives the BREATH of life says it is FINISHED. Remember the cross and He who hung on it and rose again in victory, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
I am sure the Spirit of God is reminding you of all the Old and New Testament confirmations of battles where the praisers and praises went before the battle. He inhabits our praises and He goes before us.
Praise Him, He is worthy of ALL our praise.
His Spirit confirmed in my spirit with the Word and then a brother in Christ, Pastor Allen taught on the encouragement I had received.
After we sat down from our time of singing and worshipping, the Pastor shared Acts 16:22-26 in his morning message. Verse 25 and 26 : About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone's chains came loose.
Is it the midnight hour of your situation?
Pray and praise. You might feel rumbling earth movement initially, but press in, press on, pray and praise until those doors fly open and the chains fall off.
Pray for me as I am praying for you. Many midnight situations, but morning light is on the horizon. Be encouraged, for greater is He who is in us than he who is in this world.
We are loved and we are heard by the LORD our God who is able.


Acts 16:22-26
1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 

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