Pastor E. A. Adeboye

Praise As A Form Of Trade By Barter By Pastor E. A. Adeboye

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RCCG SPECIAL THANKSGIVING SUNDAY SERVICE WITH PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE
AUGUST 2ND, 2020
TOPIC: PRAISE AS A FORM OF TRADE BY BARTER
TEXT: PSALMS 147:1

Topic: Praise As A Form Of Trade By Barter

Song:
We give You all the glory
We give You honour
We give You all the glory
We give You honour

TEXT: Psalms 147:1 – Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.

MESSAGE:

The word comely in Psalms 147:1 means beautiful.
There are three major things said about praise here:

  1. Praise is good: If you are praising God, it is good to sing praises unto our God.
  2. Praise is pleasant: The word pleasant is the relative of the word pleasure.
  3. Praise is beautiful

In one of the sermons you have heard on leaping up from lockdown, we spoke about trade by barter.

PRAISING GOD IS A FORM OF TRADE BY BARTER.

When you are praising God, you are actually trading with God and He will respond.
Revelation 4:9-11 God made all things for His pleasure.

Verse 11- He has made all things and for His pleasure He has made them all.
i. He made birds to sing. Song of Solomon 2:12.
ii. He made mountains and hills to sing. Isaiah 55:12
iii. He made trees to clap. Isaiah 55:12
iv. The floods clap their hands. Psalms 98:8

In Psalm 47:1, the Almighty God said, clap your hands all ye people. He expects us to clap.

WHERE DO WE FIND THESE TRADE BY BARTER BUSINESS IN PRAISING GOD?

In James 4:8, If you draw near to God, He will draw near you.
In John 4:23, Jesus said God is seeking for those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth.
If you want God to draw near you, praise Him.

PRAISE IS GOOD

According to Psalm 147:1, praise is good, If you give God praise like in Psalm 34:1, David said, I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

If you praise me and praise is good, I will make sure goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life. Psalm 23:6.

When you are grumbling, complaining and querying God, you are robbing yourself. Praise Him because praise is good.

PRAISE IS PLEASANT

Psalm 135:3 Praise Him and make Him happy.
He made a promise in Psalm 36:7-9, He said, You give me pleasure by praising me, I will make sure you drink from the river of my pleasure; you will drink from the fountain of life.
Praise is pleasant because it gives God pleasure.

PRAISE IS BEAUTIFUL.

When you praise Him, you give Him something beautiful.
According to Isaiah 61:3, He said He will give you beauty for ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning and the garment of praise instead of heaviness. Praise Me and I will reverse the irreversible. If you really know how to praise Him, He can make sure you never have cause to sorrow.

In Psalm 90:17, If you praise me; if you do something beautiful to me, I will establish the works of your hands.

If you praise God, He will establish the works of your hands; He will make sure your works will never collapse and your projects never fail.
When God establishes, it is established.
When He opens, no man can shut.

CONCLUSION:

If you praise Him and praise is beautiful, in Psalm 149:4, He will beautify you with salvation in return.
“I’AM TELL YOU SALVATION IS BEAUTIFUL”.
I know what life was before we found the Lord. If you want a garment of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness, if you want Him to beautify you with salvation and you have never given your life to Jesus, why don’t you do so now?

ALTAR CALL:

The Almighty God is willing to give you a garment of salvation today so that your life will change and everything that has been ugly in your life will suddenly become very beautiful. Please, surrender your life to Him and you will see a brand new change; a great transformation coming into your life.

PRAYER:

My Father and my God I’m thanking You once again for Your word, I’m giving You all glory and honour for all those who have heard and who are determine to wear the garment of salvation, please, receive them, save their souls, let Your blood wash away all their dirtiness and sins, give them a brand new beginning and let them serve You till the very end.

All your children who will be praising You today, as they are trading with You by praise, and something that is good, please Lord, load them with Your goodness. As they are praising You with something that will make you happy and have pleasure, let them drink from Your river of pleasure. As they please You Lord God Almighty with pleasant praise, my Father and my God, establish the works of their lives, and for the rest of their lives, just let it be well with them, beautify them Lord. Oh Please Lord God Almighty beautify them, in Jesus’ mighty name we have prayed, AMEN.

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