Ordained For This
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It gives secrets. It gives tools for success, for overcoming the enemy. And it gives reminders, in case you forgot. Psalms 8:2 – From the mouths of babes and infants you have ordained praise, because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. I’ve read this verse multiple times, but the truth of it, and the benefits of it can be overlooked or forgotten. Like someone who can’t get in the door... when the key is in their pocket. From the time you were a child, God ordained praise for you. And you thought it was just for Him. He established it as a weapon of victory for you in your life. To silence the foe, the enemy of your soul. What if you did that? What if you praised – like it was ordained for… Intentionally, Regularly, Purposefully? Ordained means appointed, instituted, established. That was the intent of God to provide this for you. He set it in place for you. He ordained it. You are to praise so your enemy is silenced. It’s an If-Then thing… If you do it, you get the benefit, what it was intended for. If you neglect it, you forfeit the benefit and the blessing. If you don’t praise, the enemy is not silenced – he’ll never shut up. If you do praise, what does it do? It silences your foe, the enemy of your soul. What does he do? Lies – he’s the father of lies. If he is silenced, you will no longer hear the lies in your head or from outside sources trying to deceive you into misbeliefs that will harm you, or prevent you from God’s favor or blessing or His good. Praise will help prevent the lies from coming or taking root in you. It can even help to dislodge, uproot and evict them. What else does he do? Accuses – he’s the accuser of the brethren. Just like the woman caught, Jesus said where are your accusers now? (No one was left), then neither do I accuse you, just go and sin no more! (My grace will help you). Praise will silence the accuser, whether falsely or justified. What else does he do? Deceives – he’s the deceiver – he tricks you into believing things that are false, which result in you doing things that are bad for you. They just seem good, but they’re not, and they result in Gods’ discipline or judgment. Praise is a protection against getting caught up in sin. It silences the deceiver. What else does he do? Tempts – he’s the tempter. Praise will help deliver you from the sins that can so easily beset you, which could trap you, bringing guilt and shame, which block your blessing, steal your peace, and hinder your relationship with God. The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. And praise out of your mouth silences him. So nothing is stolen from you, it must be returned, so nothing can end your life, or destroy it. If he’s not talking to you, he has no effect on you. Praise shuts him up. Praise will help you overcome your enemy, so nothing is stolen from you, kills you, or destroys you. Praise was designed for this, ordained for this. If your mouth is filled with praise, the devil’s not talking, you are overcoming him. Praise the Word, it will not only bring honor to God and protection to you, It will fill your heart and mind with His truth – another weapon to overcome with. It is written! Praise, and Praise the Word. Whether Psalms the Praise Book, or any PRISM Topic – the power of God’s Word on a subject will silence what the devil tries to bring against you. Praying that Praise will be a part of your worship system, and your self-defense system. So God’s power can protect you and propel you.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!