SCRIPTURE READING | 1 SAMUEL 30:1-20
Our Focal Scripture reveals that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag. The south being referred to in the scripture was Judah. So the entry point of the enemy’s attack was Judah. The word ‘Judah’ means praise. So the enemy wanted to attack David and his men, and their entry point was the place called ‘Praise’. That attack came through the place that should attract Praise.
Friend, I pray for you: your praise will not be attacked. That thing that you have praised God for will not become a target of the enemy. You will not cry about the things you have praised God about; you will not be in pain on account of the same things that made you shout for joy in the past; you will not be embarrassed by the same issues that made you sing and cry for joy. Your praise will not be cut short abruptly.
Every power that is attacking your testimony and praise, let them perish by fire. Every power of hell that says your season of joyful sounds shall be exchanged with tears of pain and regret, I say no. Every power of hell that says your joyful sounds will be mixed with songs of mourning and regret, I command that power to give way. Your praise will not be attacked or swallowed. Whatever you have praised God about will not go down.
This year, hold on to your praise. Don’t let the enemy cause the praises on your lips and from your heart to cease. Don’t allow the enemy to give you reasons why you should not praise God again. Don’t allow circumstances to dictate the tone of your praise. Don’t allow what is yet to work for you to determine how loud your praise should be. Keep praising God even if it does not make sense to people around you.
If God has given you a reason to praise, then keep praising no matter what the enemy does. As surely as the Lord lives, your praise and testimony shall be intact.
DECLARE WITH ME
Whatever I should praise about, I will not cry about it, in Jesus’ name!