Isaiah had a vision of the Lord seated on his throne and the angels spoke in resounding praise and glory unto God. John in Revelation had a similar vision, being caught up to heaven and the angels did not cease day and night to cry: “Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come” (Revelation 4:8).
David understood that God dwells where there is praise and worship. “But you are holy, you who inhabit the praises of Israel” (Psalm 22:3). There is a tangible manifestation of the presence of God, when we bow in praise and worship to Him. And where his spirit is there is freedom and liberty. Burdens are lifted, yokes are destroyed and people are healed and set free.
When we humble ourselves and bow in adoration and glory to God, then he will show up to transform lives. In 2 Chronicles 5, Solomon built a temple for the ark of the covenant, which carried the presence of God. Only the Levitical Priests who were worshippers and musicians were allowed to carry the ark with the presence of God. The ark rested on their shoulders, because the Priests consecrated themselves before God.
And it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the LORD, and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the LORD, “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God (2 Chronicles 5:13-14).
Our praise confuses the enemy and wins battles. “And when they began to sing and praise, the LORD set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed” (2 Chronicles 20:22). God dwells in our praise and we fight our battles with hands lifted in adoration to God. When we humble ourselves and lift our praise to God, we elevate him high above our cares and worries. When we offer praise and worship God is sure to come in our midst and when he shows up, lives will change. His presence no longer dwells in an ark, but he lives in us and the weight of his glory comes when we worship.
Published by Anneta Pinto-Young
I am a trained Social Worker who currently provides professional leadership on a programme to support Social Work students and Newly Qualified Social Workers entering the Social Work Profession.
Born and raised in Jamaica in a Christian family where my father is an ordained Pastor and Deacon who has served for over 50 years in the ministry. My father is also a trained musician and our family can be described as a musical family. I grew up in a small farming community in St. Peter’s, St. Andrew and my parents also have a small farm.
I credit my gift of writing to my father who I watched and listened to over the years as he wrote sermons, poems and other recitals in his capacity in ministry. English has always been an easy subject for me and over the years I have developed an increased interest in writing.
I am a Trainer, I sing and have a passion for worship, the spoken word and the free flow of the prophetic anointing. I am married to my best friend Andrew Christopher Young who is an advanced Musician and whose music you can find on YouTube and Facebook. I am a trained Coach and Mentor and I love experimenting with food so I love cooking. I enjoy trying cultural dishes from across the world and I view food as an entry into cultures and languages.
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December 14, 2022
Republished on Crossmap with permission from Anneta Pinto.