Devotion 24 July 2014


Clap Your Hands

Psalm 47

“Clap your hands, all you nations: shout to God with cries of joy. 2How awesome is the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth! 3He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet. 4He chose our inheritance for us, the pride of Jacob, whom he loved.

5God has ascended amid shouts of joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.  6Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.

7For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. 8God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His Holy Throne. 9The nobles of the nations assemble as the people of the God of Abraham, for the kings on the earth belong to God; He is greatly exalted.”

In times such as these when people around us are dying due to the war in their hearts caused by hatred, malice, rage, and envy, depression and oppression,  it would sound absolutely absurd to praise God, and that is what the devil wants you to believe. CLAP YOUR HANDS AND PRAISE THE LORD

We mourn our loved ones who are sick and some have died. Why would I praise the Lord, he did not answer my prayers? CLAP YOUR HANDS AND PRAISE THE LORD 

A friend or relative betrayed you; you thought they would be there for you because you were there in their time of need. Your heart is crushed. CLAP YOUR HANDS AND PRAISE THE LORD

You say I may have lost my mind, to write this in times such as these, but as the war rises in your heart and mind CLAP YOUR HANDS AND PRAISE THE LORD and like a fly-swatter in the hand of God, He will swat those demons; crushing them under your feet. Like the sounds of music and the hand that plays the tambourine, so it is with the Hands of God; he will crush the enemy.

Isaiah 35:3  Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; 4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”