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Genuine Praise And Worship: A Path To Prosperity - Pastor E.A. Adeboye

"The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it". Proverbs 10:22

Previously, we assessed genuine praise and worship as a path to victory, today we want to consider prosperity; real praise, and worship. “And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the decay of them, they found among them in surplus both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels, which they stripped off for themselves, more than they could carry away: and they were three days in the gathering of the soil, it was so much.” 2 Chronicles 20:25

When God says you that He would prosper you, don’t offend Him by asking “how?” This is because while you do not have one path that can direct you to your prosperity, God has uncountable ways. All you need is to believe and follow Him (John 11:40). Is it not stunning, if not unusual, for the soldiers in our bible reading to go to battle with valuable jewels and costly outfits as if they were going for wedding rites? The purpose for this was that God had determined to bless His people because He knew from the onset that His people would praise and bless the beauty of His holiness, so He prepared their repayment beforehand! Another lesson we must understand from this story is that our praise and worship must be Holy Spirit enlightened; it must not be given from our carnal man. The manner we sometimes sing God’s praise confirms that these songs are carnally inspired; not seasoned with grace. It would have been satisfactory if we were singing it to praise men as earthly musicians do. Unfortunately, the One we claim to be praising is a Spirit; He knows everything.

“But the hour cometh and now is when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.” John 4:23-24

Moreover, the Almighty requires our praise and worship of Him. He is also ready to bless our obedience to this divine mandate. In other words, if we deny Him the praise that He is worthy of, He will also deny us the prosperity that we can so effortlessly get. I once visited a relation to blessed him with a specific amount of money but changed my mind because he failed to give me modest hospitality according to our custom. When I departed his house, I used about 5% of the money I should have given him to purchase the soft drink he should have entertained me with. He missed 100% because he did not host me with 5%. Let us develop the pattern of giving God abundant praise and worship and He will bless us with sufficient prosperity.

Throughout today, worship God in truth, in spirit, and holiness as you go about your daily business.

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