Topic: Don’t Stop Praising
Focus Scripture: “And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag, and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire;” (1 Samuel 30: 1)
Streams of Joy Devotional 4th May 2021 By Pastor Jerry Eze
Our Focal Scripture reveals that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag. The south being referred to in the scripture was Judah. So the entry point of the enemy’s attack was Judah. The word ‘Judah’ means praise. So the enemy wanted to attack David and his men, and their entry point was the place called ‘Praise’. That attack came through the place that should attract Praise.
Friend, I pray for you: your praise will not be attacked. That thing that you have praised God for will not become a target of the enemy. You will not cry about the things you have praised God about; you will not be in pain on account of the same things that made you shout for joy in the past; you will not be embarrassed by the same issues that made you sing and cry for joy. Your praise will not be cut short abruptly.
Every power attacking your testimony and praise, let them perish by fire. Every power of hell that says your ephphatha season shall be exchanged with tears of pain and regret, I say no. Every power of hell that says your sounds of congratulations will be mixed with songs of mourning and regret, I command that power to give way. Your praise will not be attacked or swallowed. Whatever you have praised God about will not go down.
Hold on to your praise. Don’t let the enemy cause the praises on your lips and from your heart to cease. Don’t allow the enemy to give you reasons why you should not praise God again. Don’t allow circumstances to dictate the tone and volume of your praise. Don’t allow what is yet to work for you to determine how loud your praise should be. Keep praising God even if it does not make sense to people around you.
If God has given you a reason to praise, then don’t allow the enemy to give you a reason to stop.
Psalm 149:6 says: “Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;”
Declare With Me: Whatever I should praise about, I will not cry about it, in Jesus’ name!
Streams of Joy Devotional 4 May 2021 By Pastor Jerry Eze. Pastor Jerry Eze is the dynamic Founder and President of the fast-growing Streams of Joy International. A seasoned Pastor and leader, a consummate conference speaker and leadership coach.