THERE IS STRENGTH IN PRAISE

out of the mouths

Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

Matthew 21:16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

Psalm 71:14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. 15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof. 16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

Praise is a vital proof of the true Spirit filled life Eph 5:18-20. The Word of God is full of exhortations as well as commands for God’s people to praise everywhere, at all times, and in everything. Praise is also a mighty weapon in our spiritual arsenal.

Psalm 8:2 tells us that when praise comes out of our mouths it stills (stops; causes a cease and desist of) the enemy and the avenger (satan and demonic powers). Jesus quoted Psalm 8:2 in Matthew 21:16 adding clarification to what comes out of the mouths of babes and sucklings that is ordained strength is praise. At the same time it causes our enemy to be still it strengthens us. It is one of God’s ordained ways of strengthening us. Babes and sucklings are mentioned because being young and immature, have no previous warfare experience, yet can still use this weapon.

Praise and strength go together in Scripture. It is one of God’s laws of strength. Little praise – little strength. Much praise – much strength. I’ve never met a backslider vibrant with praise. Somewhere they lost their praise and it is the same place they began to lose their strength. Start your day strong by praising Him all day long.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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