KEY SCRIPTURE: Exodus 15:1 ” Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea”.
Moses sang about the victory of the Lord over the Egyptians. Our Father desires that we offer unto Him praise. Hebrews 13:15 says “By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is the fruit of our lips giving thanks to His name”.
Please note that, it must be done continually and He calls it fruits of our lips. Fruits are always the delight of every person.
In the song of Moses, he talked about how the mighty deeds of God brought the land of Egypt and her people to their knees. He praised the lord for all he had done. He was quite specific in describing details of this mighty victory of the Lord. After narrating all that the Lord did to deliver them, he asked “Who is like unto thee o Lord, among the gods? Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises doing wonders”? Exodus 15:11. As much as such songs are praising God, they also establish the faith of whosoever is offering them.
Moses and the children of Israel were ministering to the Lord. It is also a means to fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Whenever we fellowship with the Spirit this way, we are filled with the Spirit. Ephesians 5:18-19 “And be not filled with wine wherein is excess, but be filled with the Holy Ghost: Speaking to yourselves in Psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord”. The Spirit also added we must give thanks always for all things unto God…”
Any Christian who does not do these things is getting dried up in the Spirit. It is a simple sign to check how much the Holy Spirit is operating in your life. Please note the instruction in Ephesians 5:19, He says speak or say these songs to yourselves. He is not referring to the second party, but to your very self. That is, as you sit alone you say these psalms, hymns, words of praise, thanksgiving unto God, to yourself as well.
Remember that in Acts 16:25 after Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown into jail with their feet in stocks, they prayed and sang praises unto God. The result was a supernatural pandemonium causing the earth to quake whiles their chains were broken.
This even led to the salvation of the Jailer who had wanted to take his life because he taught the prisoners had escaped. PRAISE GOD TO BE RAISED UP.
Praise is very beautiful unto God, I continually praise the Lord and this establishes His kingship over my life, which also drives out every strange king from me.
Acts 16:25-26 ” And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.”
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.”