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Devotional Praise As Warfare
You may be facing a battle today. Praise is a strategic weapon that comes before spiritual victory or deliverance. God releases power against the enemy when His people praise Him. Praise has been winning wars throughout the ages. Here are just a few biblical examples
In Joshua 5, verses 14 and 15, and in chapter 6, verse 2, Joshua bowed to worship, and God told him that Jericho was already in his hands. As the Israelites marched around the city, they walked out. The victory already won in worship.
In Judges 7.15, Gideon bowed to worship, returned to his camp, and reported A rise. God has given the enemy into our hands.
2nd Chronicles 20:22 says that the battle shifted when they began singing and praising. The Israelites used praise at God’s direction for winning a tremendous victory. They had not even reached the battlefront when God acted and completely destroyed the three-fold enemy ahead of them.
In Acts 16: 25-26, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns, and suddenly, a violent earthquake shook the foundations of the prison. The prison doors flew open, and the prisoners were set free. It is sometimes more important to persevere in praise than to continue in petition.