This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare (1 Timothy 1:18).
We recognize from scriptures that every prophetic word is a spiritual seed. According to the parable of the sower, the seed is the Word of God, which is also defined as the incorruptible seed. As it is written:
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever (1 Peter 1:23; see also Luke 8:11).
Furthermore, the Word of God is also defined as a more sure word of prophecy. The Bible says: Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:20-21).
This means that every prophetic word is an incorruptible seed. However, every seed delivers on praise. As it is written: Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase… (Psalms 67:5-7).
Therefore, every prophecy requires praise to be fulfilled.
However, it is important to know that every prophecy attracts oppositions. It is written: Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle (Deuteronomy 2:24; see also 1 Corinthians 16:9).
For instance, when Moses was born, opposition arose because a deliverer had arrived. As a result, Pharaoh ordered all male born to be killed. Meanwhile, this was 50 years ahead of the time ordained by God for Israel to be delivered from captivity in Egypt (Genesis 15:13-15).
In other words, Pharaoh’s decree was made to stifle the fulfilment of God’s prophecy in the life of Moses.
Also, when Christ the Saviour was born, King Herod ordered the death of all male born in the land, in a bid to kill ‘the deliverer’. This helps us to understand that it is warfare to see prophecies fulfilled.
Erroneously, for a long time, the church has seen warfare as principally engaging in prayer and fasting; but praise warfare is a principal factor in securing fulfilment of prophecies.
Let us examine some scriptural examples where praise warfare engendered the fulfilment of prophecies
First, we must understand that praise is a platform through which God intervenes in the affairs of our lives. For instance, it took God coming down for His agenda to be fulfilled concerning the Israelites. Prior to that time, God said to Abraham:
And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age (Genesis 15:13-15).
However, since every divine agenda naturally attracts opposition from hell, the gods of Egypt withstood that prophetic agenda through a resistance from Pharaoh and the taskmasters. Thus, there was 30 years delay; but when God came down, that prophetic word was fulfilled. As it is written:
And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders (Deuteronomy 26:8; see also Exodus 12:41-42).
God did not only deliver them, He remained in their midst. The Bible records:
When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language; Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion. The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back. The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs. What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back? Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs? Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob (Psalms 114:1-7).
The presence of God that dwelt with the Israelites was the big factor that ensured their entry into the Promised Land. As a result of God’s presence with them, they enjoyed supernatural supplies in the wilderness for 40 years till they got to the Promised Land. To retain God’s presence is to see prophecies fulfilled without sweat; but to secure God’s presence, we must engage in praise as a lifestyle, which guarantees constant fulfilment of prophecies in our lives.
Moreover, most of our battles will require God stepping in to be won. That is, such battles will require praise to bring God’s presence into our situation. That is what makes all high ‘praisers’, ‘sweatless’ overcomers.
Remember, when Jehoshaphat inquired from God what they needed to do, to win the battle against their enemies, God instructed them not to fight but to engage in praise warfare. As they obeyed, God set ‘ambushment’ against their enemies and they were all smitten, thus fulfilling the prophetic word from the Lord. Furthermore, it was a combination of a ‘long blast’ trumpet and a ‘long blast’ shout of praise as instructed by God, that brought down the wall of Jericho (2 Chronicles 20:17-23; Joshua 6:20).
God will only come down in response to our praises, and until God comes down, prophecies may not be fully fulfilled. That means, until we engage in praise warfare, we may not experience full delivery of prophecies (Psalms 22:3).
Concerning Jesus, the Bible records: Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live (John 5:25).
However, until Jesus engaged the mystery of thanksgiving at the tomb of Lazarus, the prophecy was not fulfilled. We must therefore understand that though every prophetic word is a sworn verdict from God or through His prophets, it must be activated in faith through the mystery of praise before it can be delivered (Isaiah 14:24; John 11:41).
Also, we discover from scriptures that praise is one of the mysteries of the Kingdom that is loaded with wonders. As it is written:
Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? (Exodus 15:11)
Whenever we engage the mystery of praise, we activate the wonders of God in our lives. This is because God manifests Himself fearfully in praise, bringing about fearful wonders in the lives of men.
Let’s recognize that praise is more potent than prayer. This is because when we pray, God hears. However, when we praise, He comes down and the difference in manifestations is wide. The cheapest way to defeat oppositions is to bring God down into our situation through the mystery of high praises. This is because every time we engage in high praises, we provoke the God of vengeance into action in our favour (2 Chronicles 20:17-23).
Moreover, God only comes down into the midst and affairs of His people through praise. We cannot pray God’s presence into our midst; we can only praise Him down. As it is written:
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel (Psalms 22:3).
Though Paul and Silas prayed but at the instance of their praise, the foundation of the prison shook because of God’s presence in their midst and their liberty was established (Acts 16:25).
When God promised Abraham that he would give birth to a son in his old age, the Bible records that:
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform (Romans 4:20-21; see also Genesis 22:16-18).
As a result, the prophecy was fulfilled with the birth of Isaac. However, before the arrival of God’s promise to Abraham, he was not a casual believer. Rather, he was fully engaged with God and was dedicated to Him. He obeyed every instruction of God willfully and served His interest tirelessly without staggering at His promises.
We are admonished in scriptures to: Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him (Isaiah 51:2; see also John 8:39).
Therefore, we must be dedicated to God, tireless in our engagement to the interest of His Kingdom, remain strong in faith and giving glory to Him in order to experience fulfilment of prophecies.
No prophecy will be fulfilled in our depressed state; rather, every prophecy must meet us actively engaged for them to deliver. No casual believer experiences the fulfilment of prophecy. That is why only truly and tireless engaging people see prophecies fulfilled. Remember the Bible says:
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing (Matthew 24:46).
This is why we must: …Lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed (Hebrews 12:13).
Therefore, to see prophecies fulfilled, we must receive grace to remain actively on duty in the pursuit of Kingdom advancement endeavours. This is because when we are due, we will not be denied. Moreover, when our cloud is full, our rain is bound to fall. However, it is one thing to engage in a thing and yet another to engage adequately. When adequate engagement, tireless stewardship and high praises fills our clouds, then we will see prophecies fulfilled (Ecclesiastes 11:3; Luke 19:13; Galatians 6:9).
Therefore, as you engage the weapon of high praises to secure God’s presence into your circumstances, you will experience ‘fearful’ fulfillment of every prophetic word concerning you before Shiloh 2015 in Jesus’ name! Remain ever blessed!
Jesus is Lord!
- God’s agenda for your life will be fulfilled speedily!
- Every gang-up of hell against your destiny is scattered in Jesus’ name!
- Whatever has hindered the fulfillment of prophecies in your life is destroyed in Jesus’ name!
- Every ugly aspect of your life is beautified now!
- This month, your captivity is turning like a dream of the night!
- The barriers on the path to your promised land are destroyed this month!
- No devil will stop you from having your heart’s desire this year in Jesus’ name!
- The siege on your life is leveled out today!