There's no use for us to go and pray for the sick, to believe God for deliverance, to believe God for the miracles we need to see ... until we turn our spirits loose in praise. Our praise brings us before God's Throne and Him into our midst.
He has a protocol. There's only one way for us to come before the King and that is with praise. This is His law ... His principle.
Psalm 100:4 says for us to "enter into His gates with thanksgiving and come into His courts with praise."
Isaiah 61:3 ... Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness."
There's a spirit of heaviness loose in America today. There's a spirit of depression and a spirit of high interest rates.
Then there are spirits of fear. People have a fear of the future ... this is a big one. They are searching out ways to give them this knowledge and it makes them more fearful.
Another fear comes from watching and listening to the news about the things happening in other parts of the world ... wars and having to send their husbands and sons overseas to fight and die. And this sends them into a spirit of depression.
SO PUT ON YOUR GARMENT OF PRAISE FOR
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C Butler