This morning I've been doing some serious spiritual warfare. As I woke up, all I could pray was God, I need your presence, I need to hear your voice and I need you to move in a mighty way on this day for my family...for my church. I was drawn to read Psalm 100 which says, "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."
God was telling me in this that not only had He heard me, He is faithful, and I needed to begin to worship... worship opens the door for the supernatural to take place...worship allows for the blinders to fall off and the chains to be broken... worship is imperative in spiritual warfare. There is mighty power when we begin to worship. In Acts 16:25-26, "But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were unfastened." The chains fell down...the doors opened wide...and God's redemption became evident in the next verses as blinders fell off the guard's eyes and he turned to Him because of it all.
My friend... He is mighty...and He is truth. His truth WILL shine bright, the blinders WILL fall, the chains WILL break and fall down ...and deception WILL be revealed when we worship Him...worship, and watch that roaring lion flee today.