Emanna for 10/02/2018

We Begin to Praise, God Begins to Work

Bible Verses

2 Chronicles 20:21 ...he
[Jehoshaphat, king of Judah]
appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. (22) And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

Words of Ministry

...As the people were beginning to sing, the Lord set an ambush against the Ammonites, Moabites, and children of Mount Seir. Brothers and sisters, God can work only when we begin to praise. Whenever we begin to praise, God begins to work. Brothers and sisters, I know that we are faced with many temptations, and I know that we have many trials. There may be physical weaknesses, adverse circumstances, or various difficulties at work. We may say, "What should I do? How can I overcome?" Brothers and sisters, we know that we should overcome, but our tone is wrong. When temptations come, we should say, "Hallelujah!" When trials come, we should say, "Hallelujah!" When we see difficulties come, we should say, "Hallelujah!" Once we shout, "Hallelujah," the enemies will be defeated. Whenever we praise, our God will begin to work. Once we begin to sing, He begins to work. Brothers and sisters, it is not enough to acknowledge that we cannot make it, and it is not enough to believe that God can make it. We have to shout from our heart, "Hallelujah! Thank You, God, because I am under trials. Thank You, God, because I cannot make it. Thank You, God, because the victory is mine." Jehoshaphat continued to sing because he believed that he had overcome.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from "The Overcoming Life" pp. 160-161, 152. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA (Repeat 9/30/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.