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Key Verse

  • I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1 AMP

Where GOD is enthroned

  • You are holy, O You who are enthroned in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered]. Psalm 22:3 NKJV
Other versions

  • thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Psalm 22:3 KJV

Way to approach God

  • Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Psalm 100:4 ESV
Other versions

  • Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Psalm 100:4 NKJV

What happens when we praise?

1. Defeats enemy - Gives us victory

  • The moment they began their shouts and praises, the LORD set ambushes against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir who had come against Judah, and they were defeated. 2 Chronicles 20:22 BSB

Other versions

  • Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. 2 Chronicles 20:22 NKJV

2. Binds the enemy

  • Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And a two-edged sword in their hand, To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples; To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute on them the written judgment— This honor have all His saints. Psalm 149:5-9 NKJV

See also

  • “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Matthew 18:18 NKJV
Imagine an evil creature with its head in heaven and and tentacles
causing havoc on earth. If the head is bound, the tentacles will be

3. Silences the enemy

  • From the mouths of children and infants You have ordained praise on account of Your adversaries, to silence the enemy and avenger. Psalm 8:2 BSB
See also 

  • I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted, Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the pressure of the wicked; For they bring down trouble upon me And in anger they bear a grudge against me. My heart is in anguish within me Psalm 55:2-4 NASB

4. Breakthroughs happen - Releases/Frees/Unbinds us

  • Now about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains were unfastened. Acts 16:25-26 NASB

5. GOD's glory comes down

  • The trumpeters and singers joined together to praise and thank the LORD with one voice. They lifted up their voices, accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and musical instruments, in praise to the LORD: “For He is good; His loving devotion endures forever.” And the temple, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud so that the priests could not stand there to minister because of the cloud; for the glory1 of the LORD filled the house of God. 2 Chronicles 5:13 BSB

Listening to Christian songs

  • But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the [other] prisoners were listening to them Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the very foundations of the prison were shaken; and at once all the doors were opened and everyone’s shackles were unfastenedActs 16:25-26 AMPC

Even listening to others singing can bring you breakthroughs!



  1. 3519 כּבד כּבוד [kâbôd kâbôd] \{kaw-bode'} kaw-bode'\ From 3513; properly weight; but only figuratively in a good {sense} splendor or copiousness: - glorious ({-ly}) {glory} honour (-able).
    3513 כּבד כּבד [kâbad kâbêd] \{kaw-bad} kaw-bade'\ A primitive root; to be {heavy} that {is} in a bad sense ({burdensome} severe6 dull) or in a good sense ({numerous} rich6 honorable); causatively to make weighty (in the same two senses): - abounding {with} more grievously {afflict} {boast} be {chargeable} X be {dim} {glorify} be (make) glorious ({things}) {glory} (very) {great} be {grievous} {harden} be (make) {heavy} be {heavier} lay {heavily} (bring {to} come {to} {do} {get} be had in) honour ({self}) (be) honourable ({man}) {lade} X more be {laid} make self {many} {nobles} {prevail} promote (to {honour}) be {rich} be (go) {sore} stop.