This week's message is Psalm 147-148. Choose your connection speed to listen: dialup - broadband - transcript
Reasons to Praise
If we think about it for even a moment, we'll realize we don't need to look for a reason to praise God. However, sometimes we tend to forget, or the words simply don't seem to be there.
The book of Psalms was not only the song book of Israel, but is also the Word of God. As the Word of God, it shows us the kind of praise and worship that pleases God. Today we look at a couple of Psalms and see how the Word of God can be used as inspiration for praise and worship.
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Praise Him Before the Nations!
Scripture tells us that God inhabits and is enthroned upon the praises of his people. That means when we praise and worship him, his Holy Spirit is there in a special way. We've seen services in which before there was any sermon or altar ministry, God showed up and started healing, delivering, and bringing Salvation during the worship.
Scripture also tells us that no one can come to Jesus unless the Father draws them, which he does through the Holy Spirit. When we praise God before the nations, we are bringing to them that same presence of God that heals, delivers, and saves. Never be afraid to open your mouth in praise and worship to God. You just don't know what might happen.
This is why we go into the virtual community of over 4.5 million people from all around the world, declaring the goodness of God and his praises before the nations. And as a result, we're seeing people healed physically and emotionally, delivered, and saved.
Currently there are more than 4,537,976 people in the virtual community we have been called to reach, and that number grows by 200,000 to 350,000 per week. Help us reach as many of those as possible with the love and life-changing Good News of reconciliation with God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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Prayer Requests & Praise Reports
Husband's New Job – Mindy writes, "Please pray for my husband for his new job to be a very long term and a suuccessful one. please also pray for blessings for my family."
Healing from Skin Cancer – Kefas writes, "My father is currently dealing with skin cancer. He is right now in treatment. Please pray for his recovery. Thank you and God bless."
Deliverance from Drugs – Jonelle writes, "Please pray for my friend Bruce. I love him greatly. He is addicted to crack/cocaine and needs deliverance. Please pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to heal and deliver him totally and that he will be a mighty force in the kingdom of God."
Husband's Health and Son's Schooling – MaryAnn writes, "Please pray for sick husband's health improves and for son to get into school. I ask this in Jesus's name and I thank you for your prayers."
Work Situation – Cathy writes, "My name is Cathy. I work in a situation that has grown more and more intolerable. My immediate supervisor has worked to get rid of me by discrediting me to Sr. Management and my team members. This has gone on over the past year. She now has me on probation where I could lose my job any time. However, we have a new boss, who I believe God has opened her eyes to my immediate supervisor manipulations and untruths. My prayer is that I am successful in both of two interviews next Wednesday, where one of them results in a job offer. Please pray for my deliverance and that I allow God to continue to fight my battle even through this oppression. He has kept me thus far and I know that he is able to provide me with a job with peace of mind, a great supervisor, and restore the money and benefits which have been stolen from me."
Prayer for Church – Lucci writes, "I'd like to pray for this church. That it will lead many people away from sadness and towards Jesus. Thank you Lord for places like this in (the virtual world)."
Pray For Us! Please pray that God will continue to move through this ministry in an even greater measure. Without your prayers, our labor will not have much effect. But when the work of the ministry is backed by prayer, great things will happen!
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