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The Holy Spirit - Part 5 - Praise & Singing In The Spirit

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Together, praise and singing in the spirit has a tremendous spiritual impact.

 

PRAISE

 

Regarding praise, the scriptures encourage us to sing new songs of praise to God with sincere, loud, and wild boasts even to the point of foolishness. New songs are your songs of praise and adoration to the Lord that arise in your heart. They are an expression of your spirit worshipping the Lord. They are the Lord’s songs that bring life, change, and deliverance, even to the point where people will experience godly fear and trust in the Lord:

 

PSALM 40:3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise [sincere, wild and loud boasting] to our God; many will see and fear and will trust in the LORD.

 

PSALM 33:3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy [blast of joy, war cry].

 

Praise is compared to a garment [mantle, covering] for our life.  Praise breaks the power of things that weaken or restrain us, and it releases us into God’s purposes.

 

ISAIAH 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; To grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness [exultation, rejoicing] instead of mourning, the mantle of praise [sincere, wild and loud boasting] instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

Scriptures describe praise as strength that causes the enemy to cease activity in our life and turn back, even when you mess up:

PSALM 8:1-2 because of Your adversaries, to make the enemy and the revengeful cease.

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength [praise] because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger [those with right to avenge or take vengeance].

MATTHEW 21:16 …And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?”

SINGING IN THE SPIRIT 

Regarding singing in the spirit, this means singing in tongues or singing in heavenly languages. Just as speaking in the spirit is speaking the will of God, singing in the Spirit is singing the will of God. Like praying in tongues, it synchronizes us with the Holy Spirit and the will of God.

 

1 CORINTHIANS 14:15 I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding.

 

EPHESIANS 5:18-20 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

As we have seen with praying in the spirit, singing in the spirit also brings life and change to all situations according to God’s perfect will. The Holy Spirit flows through a believer’s spirit as he sings from his inner man [heart, belly, womb]. It releases spiritual manifestations that affect the believer’s spirit, soul, and body as well as the world’s spiritual, soul, and physical realm surrounding the believer.

 

COMBINING PRAISE AND SINGING IN THE SPIRIT

 

By faith, the synergy (combined effect) of praising and singing in the spirit produces an immeasurable amount of the Lord’s perfect will and power. His Spirit flows in us and pours out of us to shift circumstances according to God’s perfect desires. Singing praises in the spirit fits perfectly in the Lord’s instructions to sing new songs of praise. Therefore, we can now release these new songs of the Lord by either singing praises in new tongues or singing praise with understanding.

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