Open Heaven Daily Devotional 27 June 2022

TOPIC: The Shout Of Praise

“And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.”

Joshua 6:16

READ: Joshua 6:1-20 (KJV)

Open Heaven Daily Devotional 27 June 2022 MESSAGE

There is something very powerful about the shout of praise to the Most High God. It is a major weapon against the devil. Some people have wondered why I don’t bind and cast the devil out before I start to preach. Instead of binding and casting, I just ask everyone to shout hallelujah and the devil runs away because nobody stays in a place where they are praising his enemy.

There was a very wealthy woman who discovered that whatever she ate, she vomited. She went to the best of doctors around the world, spent a lot of money, but she just could not hold down any food.

Finally, someone suggested that she should come to the Headquarters of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, believing that God would perform a miracle for her when nothing else was working. She came to the Church. The service had barely started when I said, “Let somebody shout hallelujah”; as she opened her mouth to praise the Lord, a worm came out of it and from that moment, she received her healing.

Psalm 22:3 says: “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.”

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God inhabits the praises of His people. For Him to inhabit their praise, He needs to stand from His throne and go towards them. Psalm 68:1 says that when He arises, all His enemies are scattered. Hence, if you belong to God, your enemies will become His enemies. Thus, when He rises on your behalf, all your enemies must scatter.

That is what happened in Acts 16:16-34. He heard praises coming from the prison and rose from His throne to inhabit the praises of Paul and Silas. When He hears praise from wherever you are, He shows up and all chains, all shackles, all prison doors are destroyed.

Is there anything that the devil has been tormenting you with? A shout of praise will send him packing. In (1 Samuel 16:23), as David played the harp, the evil spirit left Saul.

Is there something that has proven too hard for you to reach or overcome? A shout of praise will bring down that wall in your way (Joshua 6:20). If only you can give Him a shout of praise today, you will behold the fall of Satan.

Shout Hallelujah!

Psalms 72-73

Hymn 19 – O worship the King