MY REDEEMER LIVES by Nicole Mullen (Aldrich & James cover)
To all those who do not know yet, that praise we give to God, truly silences the enemy, be assured that it is exactly like it says in this psalm. The adversary hates when we praise our God and does flee, so if you are in troubles, no matter what, praise the Lord!
It will always uplift you, give you strength, the angels come and sing with you, the Holy Spirit pours His anointing on you, and you become invincible! Praise God with all your heart even through tears, through filling stuck, even if you do not feel like praising the Lord, still do it! Very often we are afflicted by the various demonic attacks to make us feel hopeless, depressed, angry, disappointed and so on but praise destroys all the traps of the devil! Praise the Lord! Like the apostle Paul said: Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4
Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory
in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the animals of the wild,
the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Give glory to the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. It is very important to spend your time with the Lord alone, to read your Bible, to sing for Him, to worship Him, just you and your God. He is a wonderful, amazing and awesome God, and if you want to meet Him closer and be in His presence, spend time on worship and praise. Seek Him by praise. The Lord’s presence is in praise and worship of His people. Praise is also very powerful weapon against your arch enemy, Satan and his demons, they hate it when you praise the Lord Jesus, or the Father. Whenever you feel down or worried, praise the Lord, no matter what, always praise Him and give Him glory. And do not listen if somebody tells you, praise is not important. God requires praise. He is in your praise, devote your time daily to praise and worship Him. He will reward you.
Your voice praising the Lord is like a sword destroying the enemy. Praise the Lord Jesus, praise the Father, praise His might and glorify Him by your singing. Amen.
Worship Him in the Spirit and the truth. His Word is truth. “I and my Father are one.” John 10 ”
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” John 8:58
If anyone has a problem with worshiping Christ, check this: “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.” Colossians 1: 15-18
And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. Revelation 5:13
10That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; ” Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ” Philipians 2
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He sat down at the right hand of God’s throne “looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” – Hebrews 12.
LORD, I HAVE NO WORDS TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU. THIS SONG IS FOR YOU
It is the most beloved song for most Christians. There are many inspiring stories behind many old Christian songs and hymns. Christians are people that sing, they have been always singing, to praise God and to fight the devil, to lift their souls up and to be encouraged in the darkest hours. Please remember that singing for Christians is also a weapon of war and a very important task that God has always requested, He always wants us to sing and praise Him. I personally love singing for the Lord and I love old songs, old hymns, simple, powerful and anointed by the Holy Spirit like this one. The modern Christian music full of drums and noise is not the same, there is no comparison to Old Christian singing. I belong to old, Scottish church that is still full of elderly people with very strong beautiful voices, there is nothing better than to be among Christians that sing like the old Scottish folks. If you ever fill down start singing, praise God, no matter what, your mood will be changed and as the bible says, resist the devil ( who brings on you all kinds of destruction) and he will flee from you. Resisting the devil means that you do not agree with thoughts that come to your mind, with moods and all kinds of destructive voices, patterns etc, but you say, God said that He will fight for me, He is always with me and I will rejoice, no matter what. Read the story of this beautiful song and be encouraged becasue there were many Christians before us who went through lots of troubles and millions of them sang this song that brought them healing of their troubled souls.
There is special power in singing, God ordained that we are to come to Him with praise and thanksgiving, this opens the gate of His presence.
“Amazing Grace” is a Christian hymn published in 1779, with words written by the English poet and clergyman John Newton (1725–1807).
Newton wrote the words from personal experience. He grew up without any particular religious conviction, but his life’s path was formed by a variety of twists and coincidences that were often put into motion by his recalcitrant insubordination. He was pressed (conscripted) into service in the Royal Navy, and after leaving the service, he became involved in the Atlantic slave trade. In 1748, a violent storm battered his vessel off the coast of County Donegal, Ireland, so severely that he called out to God for mercy, a moment that marked his spiritual conversion. He continued his slave trading career until 1754 or 1755, when he ended his seafaring altogether and began studying Christian theology.
Ordained in the Church of England in 1764, Newton became curate of Olney, Buckinghamshire, where he began to write hymns with poet William Cowper. “Amazing Grace” was written to illustrate a sermon on New Year’s Day of 1773. It is unknown if there was any music accompanying the verses; it may have simply been chanted by the congregation. It debuted in print in 1779 in Newton and Cowper’s Olney Hymns but settled into relative obscurity in England. In the United States, however, “Amazing Grace” was used extensively during the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th century. It has been associated with more than 20 melodies, but in 1835 it was joined to a tune named “New Britain” to which it is most frequently sung today.
With the message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of sins committed and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God, “Amazing Grace” is one of the most recognizable songs in the English-speaking world. Author Gilbert Chase writes that it is “without a doubt the most famous of all the folk hymns,” and Jonathan Aitken, a Newton biographer, estimates that it is performed about 10 million times annually. It has had particular influence in folk music, and has become an emblematic African American spiritual. Its universal message has been a significant factor in its crossover into secular music. “Amazing Grace” saw a resurgence in popularity in the U.S. during the 1960s and has been recorded thousands of times during and since the 20th century, occasionally appearing on popular music charts.
The greatest influences in the 19th century that propelled “Amazing Grace” to spread across the U.S. and become a staple of religious services in many denominations and regions were the Second Great Awakening and the development of shape note singing communities. A tremendous religious movement swept the U.S. in the early 19th century, marked by the growth and popularity of churches and religious revivals that got their start in Kentucky and Tennessee. Unprecedented gatherings of thousands of people attended camp meetings where they came to experience salvation; preaching was fiery and focused on saving the sinner from temptation and backsliding. Religion was stripped of ornament and ceremony, and made as plain and simple as possible; sermons and songs often used repetition to get across to a rural population of poor and mostly uneducated people the necessity of turning away from sin. Witnessing and testifying became an integral component to these meetings, where a congregation member or even a stranger would rise and recount his turn from a sinful life to one of piety and peace. “Amazing Grace” was one of many hymns that punctuated fervent sermons, although the contemporary style used a refrain, borrowed from other hymns, that employed simplicity and repetition such as:
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind but now I see.
Shout, shout for glory,
Shout, shout aloud for glory;
Brother, sister, mourner,
All shout glory hallelujah.
Simultaneously, an unrelated movement of communal singing was established throughout the South and Western states. A format of teaching music to illiterate people appeared in 1800. It used four sounds to symbolize the basic scale: fa-sol-la-fa-sol-la-mi-fa. Each sound was accompanied by a specifically shaped note and thus became known as shape note singing. The method was simple to learn and teach, so schools were established throughout the South and West. Communities would come together for an entire day of singing in a large building where they sat in four distinct areas surrounding an open space, one member directing the group as a whole. Most of the music was Christian, but the purpose of communal singing was not primarily spiritual. Communities either could not afford music accompaniment or rejected it out of a Calvinistic sense of simplicity, so the songs were sung a cappella.
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