Sunday November 22, 2015 – Psalm 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
The breath of the believer is the spirit of praise. The spirit of praise and thanksgiving can dominate our lives. In the mundane, keep the flame burning. Even in trying times, keep the flame burning. Your purpose is to proclaim praises. There are riches of God inside you. Continually offer the sacrifice of praise. Exercise your praise. –Dwayne Terry
The Breath of Thanksgiving
Psalm 150:6 – Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
The Spirit Of Praise
- The breath of the believer is the spirit of praise.
- The spirit of praise and thanksgiving can dominate our lives.
Revelation 4:8-11 – The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” 9Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: 11“You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created.”
What The Old Testament Teaches
- In the mundane, keep the flame burning.
Leviticus 6:12-13 – And the fire on the altar shall be kept burning on it; it shall not be put out. And the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order on it; and he shall burn on it the fat of the peace offerings. 13A fire shall always be burning on the altar; it shall never go out.
- Even in trying times, keep the flame burning.
Psalm 22:1-11, 19-26 – My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning? 2O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent. 3But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. 4Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them. 5They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed. 6But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised by the people. 7All those who see Me ridicule Me; They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 8“He trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!” 9But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts. 10I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God. 11Be not far from Me, For trouble is near; For there is none to help… 19But You, O Lord, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me! 20Deliver Me from the sword, My precious life from the power of the dog. 21Save Me from the lion’s mouth And from the horns of the wild oxen! You have answered Me. 22I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You. 23You who fear the Lord, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel! 24For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard. 25My praise shall be of You in the great assembly; I will pay My vows before those who fear Him. 26The poor shall eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let your heart live forever!
What The New Testament Teaches
- Your purpose is to proclaim
1 Peter 2:9 – But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
- There are riches of God inside you.
Ephesians 1:18 – …that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
- Continually offer the sacrifice of praise.
Hebrews 13:15 – Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 – 16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing, 18in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
- Exercise your praise.
1 Timothy 4:7b – …exercise yourself toward godliness.