PASTOR CHRIS IYEKE
Praise is the gateway to the supernatural harvest for our seeds sown. Psalms 67:5-7 (KJV) – (5) “Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.” (6) Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.” (7) “God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.”
Praise is a spiritual sickle for provoking returns on the seeds we have sown. Joel 1:11-12 (KJV) – (11) “Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished.” (12) “The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.” To be fruitful, you must remain praiseful; and to remain fruitful, you must remain praiseful. Where praise stops, is where your harvest seizes. Any service in the kingdom that must yield harvest, must be one done on the platform of praise. Praise is a necessity to provoke returns on any seed sown; supernatural harvest answers to our right attitude to praise.
We must however know that this praise is not one for entertainment, but as a tool. In this kingdom, praise is not what we do, but what we use to get what we are looking for. Therefore, we must praise to make something happen. Habakkuk 3:17-19 (KJV) – (17) “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:” (18) “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” (19) “The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.” To make things work, praise must work.
- We engage praise for supernatural turnaround because supernatural increase and multiplication of all kinds, answers to praise. Acts 2:46-47 (KJV) – (46) “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,” (47) “Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”
In spite of prayer, praise is needed to see harvest and increase. 1 Corinthians 3:6 (KJV) – “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.” Without praise, increase and multiplication is not in view. Jeremiah 30:19 (KJV) – “And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.”
Your praise is a fundamental requirement for any form of multiplication to answer in your direction. Any man void of a praiseful lifestyle is totally helpless. John 6:9-13 (KJV) – (9) “There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?” (10) “And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.” (11) “And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.” (12) “When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.” (13) “Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.”
- Praise provokes supernatural breakthroughs. Psalms 114:1-7 (KJV) – (1) “When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; (2) “Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.” (3) “The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.” (4) “The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.” (5) “What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?” (6) “Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs? (7) “Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; (8) “Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.” When praise is in place, doors open cheaply, impossible things happen; this is because, every praiser of God is a driver that automatically carries His divine presence around.
- Praise is our highway to our high places. 2Samuel 6:14 (KJV) – “And David danced before the Lord with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.”
Praise is your ladder to your next levels; only those who praise God, will God raise.