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Praises from CHILDREN of God causes God to manifest as He dwells in the praise of His people

      • Psalm 22:3 (NKJV)
        But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.

Praise songs help the believer to paint a picture of God while being ministered to. Praise can easily be confused with thanksgiving. Praise in the real sense of the word is acknowledging and proclaiming who God is and what He is capable of based on ones knowledge or revelation about Him. God is enthroned in the praise of a believer and where the Spirit of the Lord is, awesome things tend to happen as His grace abounds.

  • 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NKJV)
     Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Praise can be vertical or horizontal (The Priority of Praise and Worship – Dr. Ron Kenoly); so also is thanksgiving i.e. directed to God or directed to people (testimony).

Examples

  • God you are awesome (to God);
  • God is awesome (to people);
  • I thank You God (to God),
  • I thank God (to people).

 

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