Spiritual Warfare 12: Weapons Training: Praise and Thanks

Portions of the section below appear in the post, “About Prayer: CAST”. This is to highlight the role of praising God in the midst of trials as a means to ward off the enemy.

When we praise God by telling Him what character He has that we adore Him for, this is both a weapon of warfare and a comfort for us. A weapon of warfare because God inhabits the praises of His people and where He is, the enemy can not penetrate.

Psalm 22: KJV 3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

In 2Chron 20, faced with a major crisis, King Jehoshaphat praised God by faith…while armies were on their way to destroy them. But his praise BEFORE the answer, paved the way for God’s rescue.

Psalm 50 tells us that when we give the “sacrifice of praise” even when things are not going well, God promises to show His salvation!

Psalm 50:23 Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation.”

Praising God is also a reminder of His characteristics that are obviously bigger than us. For example when we are feeling weak and we praise Him for being strong, we are reminded that we are not limited to our measly little selves for our supply of strength. When we spend some time reflecting on His qualities as expressed in His word, it reminds us of how big a God He is. When we see Him for how big He is, our problems begin to shrink in perspective. We are reminded not to fold up and wilt in spite of circumstances because no matter how big the problem, God will always be bigger

What is impossible for us is possible for Him. Nothing is impossible for Him.

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