Acts 4:21-22 – Is Praise Powerful?

After further threats they let them (Peter and John) go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. (Acts 4:21-22)

When you feel far from God, sing a song of praise, and God will come to you and listen. God promises to make the praises of Israel (His people) his home. [Psalm 22:3 (Voice)] We “enter into his gates with Thanksgiving and his courts with praise.” (Psalm 100:4)

When Israel arrived at their destination, they asked. “Who shall go up against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? The Lord answered, “Judah.” (Judges 1:1-2) Judah means praise. When we praise God, He will come to us and fight the enemy. This principle is also true in 2 Chronicles 20:21 when King Jehosaphat sent a choir and orchestra ahead of his army to sing, “Praise the Lord; for his mercy endureth forever.” The enemy was defeated without his army having to draw their swords.

Because this early church praised God for healing the lame man who was older than forty, God was with them and confused the Jewish leaders as to how to punish Peter and John, so they let them go. Praising God releases His power.

Father God, I enter Your courts with praise for giving me Your power through the Holy Spirit. I can do all things through Christ wo strengthens me. Help me defeat my enemies, love all whom I come in contact with, and do your will. In Christ’s name, I pray, amen.

Acts 4:21-22 – Is Praise Powerful?

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