THE WONDERS OF PRAISE
Praise is one of the most powerful spiritual weapons for divine intervention
It is more than appreciating or thanking God for what He did
Praise is glorifying God for who He is
The wisdom of praise is not about you; or what God did and what He did not do
- Praise is a platform or provoking signs and wonders
Exodus 15:11-12 (NKJV) “Who is like You, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?  You stretched out Your right hand; The earth swallowed them.
Until you forget about yourself, you’ll never be able to tap into the wonders in praise
The praise of God has nothing to do with how you feel
It is not about your situation
It has nothing to do with what you have or what you don’t have
God is not bigger because of what you have
And what you don’t have does not diminish Him
The wisdom of praise is acknowledging His sovereignty
It is all about Him
This month, you must make it all about Him
It is impossible to worship Him in the spirit and in truth if you cannot make it all about Him
Isaiah 26:9 (NKJV) With my soul I have desired You in the night, Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early; For when Your judgments are in the earth, The inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
When your spirit is engaged, His preeminence is provoked to perform wonders
The engagement of your spirit in praising Him determines His eagerness to intervene on your behalf
- Our battles are transferred to God for His intervention by praise
2 Chronicles 20:21-23 (NKJV) And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.”  Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.  For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
Their praise provoked God’s manifest presence
The manifest presence of God is the splendor of His preeminence
Everyone and everything bows at His presence
Psalms 24:7-8 (NKJV) Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in.  Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty,
The LORD mighty in battle.
Praise is our access to experience His manifest presence
The more intense your praise, the mightier He manifests
Psalms 33:1-3 (NKJV) Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.  Praise the LORD with the harp; Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings.  Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
Psalms 47:1-4 (NKJV) Oh, clap your hands, all you peoples! Shout to God with the voice of triumph!  For the LORD Most High is awesome;
He is a great King over all the earth.  He will subdue the peoples under us, And the nations under our feet.  He will choose our inheritance for us, The excellence of Jacob whom He loves.
Praise to God is not an entertainment
It is to provoke divine presence
Between 2013-2014, I could not walk and could not stand for more than 10 mins without having pains. My doctor diagnosed it as a condition called plantar fasciitis. I was taken through all the stretch exercises prescribed and saw several therapists. Finally, my doctor told me since nothing has worked, we might have to consider surgery. I thank God for the anointing over this Commission and upon God’s servant in the house. I went to him and by the declaration of the Word from his mouth, anointing with oil and the mystery of feet washing, I can now walk well, wear heels, and stand for longer times without pains. I didn’t realize what had happened to me until when two of my colleagues, who, four years ago, were also diagnosed with the same condition, recently had the surgery my doctor had suggested to me. One of them currently has large boots on her feet. When they saw me, they kept asking what happened to my feet and I told them the power of God healed me. Glory be to God! ~ C.Onofe
Deliverance From Spiritual Affliction!
When I was in high-school, my girl-friend at the time, got pregnant and we both agreed to abort the baby but the guilt of that sin never left me and plagued me for years. I got married to my wife and there’s no woman I love more than her but I found myself having dreams of sexual relations with my high-school girlfriend at least once a month. In addition to that, I’ve suffered three to four times a week of terrible night sweats for a long time. I never knew anything like spirit-wife existed until last night when the man of God prophesied it. It wasn’t until then I realized that was what had plagued me for years. I give God all the glory because I received my deliverance last night after I was anointed with oil and I went home and slept like a baby without a care in this world. Praise be to God!
I want give God all the glory for His faithfulness towards his Word.
When the 21 days of fasting and praying began, one of the statements that God's servant declared was "No more delay; no more postponement". I caught that word and began to apply it concerning my job. I began to declare that at my job they would be no more delay in me being made permanent. The declarations became so much that even my son began to declare them because of how often we said them. Also during the course of the fast during a service, God led me to sow a seed into my prophet's life. I knew that was my moment! I decided to empty my bank account. Even though all I had at that time was about $18, I knew that sowing into a prophet's life was not about the amount but about my faith at that moment. So I sowed the $18 and throughout that week I kept declaring my testimony. 6 days later my boss called me to let me know they were discussing about making me a permanent staff and this Friday they officially offered me the position. I give God all the glory for bringing His word to pass in my life. ~ J.Sibanda
Financial Breakthrough By The Covenant Of Seed
God honors His word above His name. A few months back, our Pastor in the house made an announcement about the church buying a new computer. Immediately I decided in my heart to sow that seed. Prior to this, my siblings and I have been trying to sell a property which my father acquired long time ago in Zimbabwe but all efforts have proven fruitless. To my amazement, after I sowed the seed for the computer, two days after, I got a call from my nephew who told me his bank manager wants to buy the property. When I spoke to the bank manager, I told him I wanted the payment in dollars and he agreed and everything about the transaction went smoothly. I give glory to God because He honors His word above His name! ~ J.Tsheko
Back Pain Healed!
During last night’s ministration, immediately God’s servant touched me, I fell on the floor and I heard a loud crack in my back. For about 3 years, since I had my spinal surgery, I’ve had chronic back pains that made me slouch and bend over when walking. Last night, when I heard the crack in my back, I thought it was my bone breaking but I give all glory to God because when I got up, I realized my back was healed. The crack I heard was an alignment of my spine and since then, I can walk straight and all pain is gone! N.Abbott
For quite some time now, I have desired a change in career and job but nothing was forthcoming. After the Bethel experience, I received two huge job offers which I had to turn one down. The pay is many times over what I earn right now. I give all the glory to the God of Bethel! P. Muamba