Worship is vehicle that allows us access into Godís throne room and access to his presence. Worship allows us to express our gratitude and heartfelt desires to God, it is a blessing to mankind because it has opened a platform for us to commune with God.
Worship glorifies and blesses God and itís in the process that you find that the satanic kingdom is destroyed. Over time we have learnt that worship is a very powerful weapon for mankind in fighting evil. Studying the scriptures I found out that for worship to be a mighty weapon, the focus and object of that worship should totally be God and no one else.
In the scriptures listed below you will see that it was when Israel sought God and made the focus of their worship on lifting up God and putting their eyes and confidence in God not their enemies. God would ask them to worship and their deliverance would come through their worship. Why does God send trained warriors to the battle field to worship and not to lift up a sword but send them to worship him only?
ē ďAnd the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon. And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fledĒ. Judges 7:21
Their breakthrough came by blowing their trumpets, shouting for God and their enemies started to kill themselves
ē ďAnd when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smittenĒ. 2Chronciles 20:21-22
Their singing and worship opened a door for the Lord to set an ambush for Israelís enemies. All kinds of worshipper were placed in front of the warriors that they would worship God in the Beauty of his holiness,
ē ďAnd at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosedĒ. Act 16: 25-26
They werenít focused on the jail, dim inner cell or the chains, their worship was directed towards God. They did not expect God to cause an earthquake their intention were simple, just to lift the name of the Lord. When you worship what is your intention?
One thing that stands out is that when God is the object and centre of your worship, evil flees. ďBut thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of IsraelĒ. Psalms 22:3 God dwells and lives in the praises of his people. The revelation is when we make God the focal point of our worship he inturn responds by seating or dwelling in our worship.
God moves with all of heaven and when we lift him up he inturn bring all of heaven to a place where he is honoured and in the process, Godís arrival displaces darkness. God centered worship paves and clears the place for God to dwell. Jehoshaphat said to his people just worship Him in the beauty of his holiness and it is when they worshipped God as such that they prepared the place where God would dwell and God doesnít share with the devil.
Sometimes we think itís how well we sing or pray that causes God to destroy our enemies. Iím here to tell you that it is God who does that work not us, our focus should be to lift up God and not to destroy the devil with our singing or our worship. You canít worship the devil away, you worship to bless God and a byproduct of such an act is the displacement of the devil.
ďFor the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holdsĒ, 2 Corinthians 10:4 Worship is indeed a weapon that we have in our hands today and a lot of people and worship leaders do not understand the power of worship to bring us before God.
This is the one thing the devil is against in the church because he knows the power of worship in the hands of mankind and the havoc it causes to his kingdom when men decide to make God the centre of their worship.
Worship Him In The Beauty Of His Holiness
Worship Him In The Beauty Of His Holiness