Praise Is The Weapon: STRIKE the Enemy Down -Eboni K. McKenzie


Ephesians 6:13-17 (NKJV)

"Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."


Ammunition:

Ammunition is the material fired, scattered, dropped or detonated from any weapon.

Ammunition is both expendable weapons and the component parts of other weapons that create the effect on a target.


Strike:

To aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool).


Types of Ammunition:

This is how we ensure we strike the enemy down every time we go into praise and thanksgiving:


The Word of God: Make the Scriptures personal to you. Where it says “I” or “me” Say your name.


Scriptures on Healing:

  1. Jeremiah 30:17 (NKJV): "For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord."

  2. Jeremiah 17:14 (NKJV) "Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.”

  3. Psalm 30:2 (NKJV) "O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me."

  4. 1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV) "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed."

  5. Psalm 103:2-4 (NKJV) "Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits —who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.”

Scriptures on Fear:

  1. Psalm 56:3 (NKJV) "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you."

  2. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV) "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

  3. Psalm 23:4 (NKJV) "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

  4. Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

  5. Isaiah 43:1 (NKJV) "But now, this is what the Lord says…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”

Scriptures on Peace:

  1. Psalm 4:8 (NKJV) “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”

  2. 1 Corinthians 14:33 (NKJV) "For God is not the author of confusion but of peace.”

  3. Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV) "You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”

  4. Romans 5:1-2 (NKJV) "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”


Scriptures on Joy:

  1. Psalm 16:11 (NKJV) "You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your :presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand."

  2. Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV) "The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

  3. Psalm 118:24 (NKJV) "This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."

  4. Romans 15:13 (NKJV) “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

  5. Acts 2:28 (NKJV) "You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.”

7 Types of Praise


YADAH

To worship with the extended hand. The giving of oneself in worship and adoration. To lift your hands unto the Lord.

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TEHILLAH

To sing, to laud. A spontaneous new song. Singing from a melody in your heart by adding words to it. This refers to a special kind of singing-it is singing unprepared, unrehearsed songs. Brings tremendous unity to the body of Christ. Singing straight to God. Can move into tehilah anytime. Singing it the second time would be ZAMAR. It is the praise that God inhabits (sits enthroned on)(Psalm 22:3) God manifests Himself in the mids of exuberant singing.


BARAK

To kneel or to bow. To give reverence to God as an act of adoration. It implies to continual conscious giving place to God. Blessing the Lord, extolling virtue.


TOWDAH

To give worship by the extension of the hand in adoration or agreeing with what has been done or will be.


ZAMAR

To sing with instruments. To make music accompanied by the voice. One of the musical verbs for praise in the book of psalms. It carries the idea of making music in praise to God as in Psalm 92:1.


ZAMAR

To touch the strings, and refers to praise that involves instrumental worship as in Psalm 150. The one word is usually translated "sing praises".


SHABACH

To address in a loud tone, a loud adoration, a shout! Proclaim with a loud voice.

Our Clap and Stomp:

Clap:

Means to smite.


Smite:

To strike sharply or heavily especially with the hand or an implement held in the hand.


Ensure that your public praise matches your private confession.


Be intentional with what you choose to fix your mind on and what comes out of our mouth.


When the enemy comes to attack, use your shield of faith.


Psalm 144:1 (AMPC)

"Blessed be the Lord, my Rock and my keen and firm Strength, Who teaches my hands to war and my fingers to fight."


Matthew 11:12 (NKJV)

"And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force."


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