praise power: sing in the spirit

In previous posts, we have looked at the verses on how the Holy Spirit is crucial to our healing  and how we may receive and use this supernatural power.

Today we do some practical on this wonderful power in us.

Briefly, we summarize what we have learned so far:

  1. the Holy Spirit gave us the new birth changes our nature to be like God, and the ability to function in those natures of God. We become new person. We shall be like Jesus, the Son of God. the new birth produces the fruit, the character. Who we are have changed to be like the Father in heaven.
  2. being baptized in the Spirit changes our ability. Jesus said that His believers shall receive His ability (power). He only does what His Father says and Does. He has the Father’s nature and ability to do so. We too. Jesus said that we shall do the things that Jesus has done and even greater things.

One of the first functions we are expected to do is to worship and praise God in spirit and in truth. We also have read in previous posts the power of praises. Praise is a key to triumph. Today we read how we may practice this essential function.

What Jesus has taught us about the kind of worship that God wants:

John 4:23-24 (NKJV) 23 But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way. 24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

The power of praises: 

Psalm 106:47 Save us, O Lord our God, And gather us from among the Gentiles, To give thanks to Your holy name, To triumph in Your praise.

Psalm 149:5-6 Let the saints be joyful in glory;
Let them sing aloud on their beds.
Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,

The joy of the Lord is our strength! Praise in the spirit brings joy in the spirit.

Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
The power of praise brings peace in our mind and spirit!
Isaiah 26:3-4 (NLT)

You will keep in perfect peace
    all who trust in you,
    all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
Trust in the Lord always,
    for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.

How to worship in spirit ? By praying and singing in the spirit. In tongues. In a heavenly language which the Holy Spirit gives us. Here are the verses to guide us.

1 Corinthians 14:14-15 (NLT) 14 For if I pray in tongues, my spirit is praying, but I don’t understand what I am saying. 15 Well then, what shall I do? I will pray in the spirit,[a] and I will also pray in words I understand. I will sing in the spirit, and I will also sing in words I understand.

Footnotes: 14:15 Or in the Spirit; also in 14:15b, 16.

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Praise the Lord!

Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heaven!

~~~~Psalm 150:1~~~

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