Come Join Us In Remembering What The World Has Forgotten..... The Seventh Day Sabbath!
To exalt and/or worship; to esteem; to give thanks; to commend and/or to bless; to confess and/or to give glory; to make music...
King David in Psalms 34:1 wrote, I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
The Saints are to continually Glorify God “YHWH” and His Only Begotten Son Jesus; not only with their mouth, but also with their actions and by how they look, their “Outward Appearance.”
It may take a conscience effort, on the part of the Believer, but the end results is well worth the effort.
In Psalms 100:4 King David wrote, Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
When the Saints come before the Lord they should come with Praise on their lips. I even pray that the Lord will help me to Praise Him in my dreams. We need to actively pray that our thoughts, words and deeds, will always Glorify our Heavenly Father.
We read in Psalms 150:6, Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
As long as the Breath of Life is in our lungs, we should practice Praising the Lord. I know that it is sometimes difficult to Praise the Lord, especially when things are troubling us. However, if we will take the time to Pray and ask for the Holy Spirit to assist us, we will then become more prone to Praising the Lord when things go wrong or upset us. And in doing so, we will be more likely not to complain, but Praise His Holy Name.
The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 1:3-6 wrote, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: *According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: *Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, **To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
How can we not Praise the Lord seeing, that He has provided ALL things that are needed to sustain our life and then, also gives us a Promise and a Hope for Eternal Life? Praise His Holy and Righteous Name!
We should Rejoice in knowing that we have been Chosen to Serve Him in Spirit and in Truth. One Scripture says, “Many are Called but few are Chosen, St. Matthew 22:14.” We are truly Blessed that God has taken note of us, to think that He was willing to Sacrifice His Only Begotten Son Jesus for us, that He should pay the price of our sin, is more than man can understand.
One would think that God would not want anything to do with us because of our sin, but His Love for us is beyond our mortal understanding. Therefore, we should always Praise His Holy Name. Praising Him should come natural to us - like an instinct, so that we can’t help but Praise Him.
In Hebrews 13:14-16 we read, For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. **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. *But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
A sacrifice is something that consist of a loss “If nothing else, loss of time” to the one giving it. It implies a margin of difficulty or cost. Jesus willingly allowed Himself to be Sacrificed on a Cruel Tree that we might be Saved. Our sacrifice, in order to Praise Him, is miniscule in comparison. So, why not Praise Him?
When the Saints do anything to help another person, especially another Believer, this is a Praise unto the Lord that pleases Him.
The Apostle Peter in 1st Peter 4:11 wrote, If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
When the Saints speak, they should ask the Holy Spirit to guide their tongue so that which they speak will be pleasing unto the Lord and will bring Praise unto Him. Whenever a Saint does anything for another person, they should do it as if they were doing it to and/or for the Lord, this too brings Praise unto Him.
In Philippians 1:9-11 the Apostle Paul wrote, And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; *That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; **Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
If you, as a Saint of the Most High God, and Jesus His Only Begotten Son, want to please the Lord then, learning of Him by reading, meditating and studying His Holy Written Word, the Bible will be a Praise acceptable to Him.
One Scripture says in essence, that a person that does not offend others pleases the Lord. For a person to live a Righteous Life they must know and observe the Written Word of God, the Bible. Righteousness is nothing more than living by that which is Written in the Bible.
The Apostle Paul in 1st Corinthians 11:1-3 wrote, Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. **Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. *But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
If we, as Saints of the Most High God, do not follow/observe that which is Written in the Bible, then we are not being a good witness unto others. Then, if others are inclined to follow or imitate us, they will also be displeasing unto God. Therefore, it is very important that the Saints know and observe that which is Written in the Bible.
Here is another thing to think about. When a person has a disease like Parkinson’s, the involuntary movement in their body is not something that pleases that person. In like manner, when we, as the Body of Christ, practice saying and doing things that God has not sanctioned in His Word, the Bible, then we are not Properly Praising Him.
In Romans 2:29 the Apostle Paul wrote, He is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Observing the commandments of men does not Praise the Lord. In other words, when we say that we are doing or practicing a way of Belief “Something/Anything” that the Lord has not Commanded then, we are in essence, Offering Up Strange Fire unto the Lord - like the two sons of Aaron did in the Wilderness; and like them, we stand in jeopardy “Danger” of receiving Fiery Judgment from the Lord.
Therefore, let us that are to be called the Saints of God read, meditate and practice doing those things that are written in God's Holy Word, this will be Well-Pleasing unto the Lord and will Praise Him too.
The Apostle Paul in 1st Corinthians 4:5 wrote, Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
They that wait upon the Lord SHALL renew their strength, Isaiah 40:31; they shall go in and out and find pastures, St. John 10:9; and when our ways please the Lord, He causes even our enemies to be at Peace with us, Proverbs 16:7. Praise His Holy and Righteous Name Forevermore!
In Philippians 4:8-9 the Apostle Paul wrote, Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. *Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
I think the above Scripture is self-explanatory so let us, who are to be called the Sons of God, (Saints) meditate on these things and examine ourselves to ensure that we are saying and doing those things that will Praise the Most High God. Praise His Holy Name!
Derwood A. Stewart, Minister
House of Prayer Sabbath Ministries