RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP MEMBER´S MANUAL 29TH SEPTEMBER 2019

RCCG HOUSE FELLOWSHIP MEMBER´S MANUAL 29TH SEPTEMBER 2019

TOPIC: THE POWER IN WORSHIP AND PRAISE

MEMORY VERSE:

And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. – 2Chronicles 20:22

TEXT: 2 Chronicles 20:1-4; 13-28

1 It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle.

2 Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and, behold, they be in Hazazontamar, which is Engedi.

3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

4 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.

13 And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

14 Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the congregation;

15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

16 To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.

17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.

18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD.

19 And the Levites, of the children of the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to praise the LORD God of Israel with a loud voice on high.

20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe His prophets, so shall ye prosper.

21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for His mercy endureth for ever.

22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

23 For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, every one helped to destroy another.

24 And when Judah came toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth, and none escaped.

25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance 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 gathering of the spoil, it was so much.

26 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD: therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of Berachah, unto this day.

27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies.

28 And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD.

INTRODUCTION:

Read – Open Heavens 29 Sept 2019 Sunday

Praise and worship brings down the presence of God. Praise and worship is vital for any intimate relationship with God.

In 2Chronicles 20:3 Jehoshaphat and the people had exhausted the option of fasting and prayers to bring down the presence of God until the spirit of God fell on Jahaziel in 2Chron.20:14.

WHEN CAN THE POWER OF PRAISE COME DOWN?

The power of praise and worship is released when:

1. Your enemies rise against you.

2. When those you trust conspire to destroy you.

3. When there is fear and confusion in your family and business.

4. When you have fastened and prayed and heard nothing.

5. When the Holy Spirit announces to you to praise and worship God

6. When the battle is beyond your capacity, comprehension and understanding.

7. When it is the Lord´s battle.

CONCLUSION:
There are some battles that require the release of the power of praise and worship to be won. In the scripture, these are usually the most difficult or fiercest battles. The power of praise and worship makes God to arise from His exalted throne. He inhabits the praise and then scatters the enemies as seen in our text today.

PRAYER POINTS:
1. Father, thank you because you gave me the mouth primarily to praise you.

2. Father, as I begin to praise and worship your name, please release the host of heaven to fight my battles.

3. Father, please teach me to be able to know when to apply praise and worship to my battles in Jesus name.

4. Praise Him the next five minutes.

GOLDEN DIET FOR THE WEEK (print or write it out so that you can participate daily):

MONDAY: 2Chronicles 20:13-18; 2Chronicles13:14-16 – Battles vary: find out if your own requires praise and worship.

TUESDAY: Joshua 6:20 – Praise and worship is the key for difficult doors like the wall of Jericho. Apply it today.

WEDNESDAY: Psalm 22:3; 1Kings 18:36-37 – The power of praise and worship is the only food you give to God; all others are counting on us.

THURSDAY: Psalm 22:3; Genesis 17:3 – It takes something for God to arise and scatter your enemies. Give or pay the price today.

FRIDAY: 2Chronicles 20:13-18 – Jehoshaphat prayed and fastened with the people, but God said he should praise and worship Him.

SATURDAY: Exodus 15:11; 1Samuel 2:2 – Do not take the spirit that calls for praise and worship for granted. It comes with power for victory.

SUNDAY: Joshua 6:20 – Praise and worship the Lord today: He might just be taking you to your valley of Barachah/Valley of spoils of war.

AUTHOR: Pastor E.A. Adeboye

THE REDEEMED CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF GOD

HOUSE FELLOWSHIP ANTHEM:
1. I LOVE THIS FAMILY OF GOD,
SO CLOSELY KNITTED INTO ONE, THEY HAVE TAKEN ME INTO THEIR ARMS
AND `AM SO GLAD TO BE
A PART OF THIS GREAT FAMILY

2. I BLESS THIS FAMILY OF GOD,
SO GREATLY PROSPERED BY THE LORD,
THEY HAVE TAKEN ME INTO THEIR ARMS
AND ´AM SO GLAD TO BE
A PART OF THIS FREAT FAMILY

3. I KNOW THIS FAMILY OF GOD,
SO DEEPLY ROOTED IN THE WORD,
THEY HAVE TAKEN ME INTO THEIR ARMS
AND ´AM SO GLAD TO BE
A PART OF THIS FREAT FAMILY

4. I SEE THIS FAMILY OF GOD,
SO HIGHLY LIFTED ABOVE ALL,
THEY HAVE TAKEN ME INTO THEIR ARMS
AND ´AM SO GLAD TO BE
A PART OF THIS FREAT FAMILY

5. COME, JOIN THIS FAMILY OF GOD,
SO HIGHLY FAVOURED BY THE LORD,
THEY HAVE TAKEN ME INTO THEIR ARMS
AND ´AM SO GLAD TO BE
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