I HEARD THE LORD SAY, “PUT ON THE GARMENT OF PRAISE TO RID THE SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS!”
“To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, THE GARMENT OF PRAISE FOR THE SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV
The other morning before opening my eyes, I heard the voice of God say, “THE SPIRIT OF HEAVINESS IS AT WORK.”
After hearing this, I was reminded of two dreams my son recently had. One was of black bats coming down and flapping their wings over the people. The other dream was of birds swooping down, and when they touched the people with their beaks, the people would float into the sky and go all sad… (as my son explained)
BIRDS SWOOPING & BAT MEANING IN THE DIVINITY CODE: Demonic harassment, evil spirits, Idolatry, blind spirit.
As I woke today, the Lord said to me, “MANY BELIEVE THE BATTLE IS OUT THERE, BUT THE BATTLE IS OVER THE MINDS OF MY PEOPLE!”
As I pondered all these things I sensed so strongly that there are many in the body of Christ who are being HARASSED and OPPRESSED by this spirit of heaviness to such a degree that it is causing CONFUSION and BLINDNESS to one’s purpose in the Lord— This heavy attack has caused many to shift their focus from the Lord, which has caused many to forget the authority they have, and HOW THEY MUST WAR ON THE BATTLEFIELD.
PRAISE ON THE BATTLEFIELD
I sense the Lord is saying, “Put on my garment of PRAISE! For it will RID the spirit of heaviness. Come and turn your heart towards me and I will give you victory, rest, and eyes to see clearly again. For my people perish without vision, and are weak without praise.”
RID MEANING IN GOOGLE: make someone FREE of an unwanted person or thing.
I believe the major battle RIGHT NOW is to steal the SPIRIT OF PRAISE from God’s people. For praise is the WEAPON that confuses the enemy, and breaks the spirit of oppression. In the old testament, God’s people didn’t have Jesus, but they did have the weapon of PRAISE!
King David knew the power of praise, so he sent musicians and singers before the battlefield to break the power of the enemy. Not only did the enemy lose, but they were CONFUSED to such a degree that they completely destroyed themselves until there was no one left standing.
“After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the Lord and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: “GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD; his faithful love endures forever!”
2 Chronicles 20:21 NLT
“AT THE VERY MOMENT they began to sing and give praise, the Lord caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir TO START FIGHTING AMONGST THEMSELVES.”
2 Chronicles 20:22 NLT
YOUR SONG IS YOUR WEAPON
This evening we decided to sit together as a family and watch a movie. So my husband chose a nice family movie called “SING”. Keeping in mind, I haven’t shared this word with my husband just yet.
As the movie went on, I heard the Koala say in the movie— “THE STAGE IS YOUR BATTLEFIELD, AND YOUR SONG IS YOUR WEAPON!”
I am awestruck! and amazed at how the Lord continues to confirm this word on PRAISE ON THE BATTLEFIELD right now. The theme of this movie is WINNING the competition through ones song. And I believe He is saying, “NOW IS THE TIME TO WIN THE WAR WITH NOT ONLY THE SWORD BUT WITH YOUR SONG OF PRAISE!”
“God’s high and holy praises fill their mouths, for their shouted praises are their WEAPONS OF WAR! These warring weapons will bring vengeance on the nations and EVERY RESISTANT POWER— to bind kings with chains and rulers with iron shackles. Praise-filled warriors will enforce the judgment decreed against their enemies. This is the honor he gives to ALL HIS GODLY LOVERS. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!” Psalms 149:6-9 TPT