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The Importance of Praise - #3

Music is mentioned in the bible over 839, 12 times more than hell is mentioned.


Psalm 63:3-4 (MSG)



In Praising God we make a Statement – Our God is a Living God. He is our Strength, our Joy, we find pleasure in serving Him.

In fact it is one of the major emphasis of the Bible.


1.YADAH - the extended hand, to throw out the hand. Psalm 63:3-4 (NKJV)
It is a sign of dependence on God. It is not a Pentecostal or charismatic trait. It is a God thing. Lifting the hands in praise is an expression of our love and Adoration.


2. TOWDOH - It means an extension of the hand in Adoration, avowal, and acceptance. It is the modern word for THANKSGIVING.  


3. HALAL - The word Hallelujah comes from this word. It means to be clear, to shine, to boast, to celebrate, clamorously foolish. Halal praise is audible worship


4. SHABACH - to address in a loud tone, to command, triumph, to shout.


BARAK - This means to kneel, to bless God as an act of adoration. It can also be translated as bless, or bow down in a worshipful attitude.

                                               Psalm 72:11,12


ZAMAR - To touch the strings and has to do with instrumental worship.

Psalm 150:3-6,   1 Chronicles 15:16.      To rejoice before the Lord.


TEHILLAH - Means to sing. Singing that is joyful and triumphant which is a release of the emotions, which leads to the release of the spirit.

2 Chronicles 20:22


Tehilla praise is the highest form of praise. The reason is that this form of praise is not rehearsed, unpremeditated, not practiced or prepared but is spontaneous and comes from the heart. It is this form of praise that makes the difference in your life. It is this kind of praise that is not dependable on circumstances but in the midst of circumstances is focused on the staying connected with the supplier of all your needs.                                 Psalm 100:4         1 Corinthians 14:15        Deuteronomy 28:47

 God does not depend on our Praise – But we do depend on His response to our Praise.

 Praise is something that although spontaneous can be learned and become a part of you.


Remember that you are a new person in Christ. The new you does that which is pleasing to your Heavenly Father.


Old Nature/Natural man. Temperament – Born with. Inborn traits that affect our behavior. Inherited by parents, grandparents and passed on by the genes.


Character is a developed temperament through the process of childhood training, education and experiences of life.

Attitudes are developed not born with.

 Personality: the outward visible expression of ourselves.

If we have a strong temperament we have a strong character.

 In Christ our temperament/nature has been changed. We have a new nature, thus a new character develops thus a new personality, which is the outward expression of ourselves in Christ. As we grow in Christ the old way of life dies. Our new nature is developed. We are being transformed into His likeness and Image.


Psalm 63:3-4 (MSG)      Psalm 150:6 (TLB)