We need to understand that the most frightening thing to the enemy is a worshiper. The most powerful and unstoppable force that exists on the planet to demons, the forces darkness and to hell itself is a worshiper. All of hell is petrified of worshipers. Why are they so afraid of worshipers? Well, the KJV Psalm 8:2 says that Praise stills the enemy. Another word for “still” is one of my favorite words! It is the word “discombobulate”. I wish I could find more sentences to use the word discombobulate. Here’s the definition of the word discombobulate:
- to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate:
Now this word “still” in Psalm 8:2 is the Hebrew word sha-vath which means:
- To cease; to rest; to desist (from labor)
- To put to an end
- To keep or observe the Sabbath (I love this one!)
When I realized what this word “still”, meant in Hebrew… I was blown away! Are you ready to be blown away? This passage literally means that praise makes the enemy go on Sabbath. It causes him to stop all activity. It is something so powerful that when activated, it causes all of the plans of the enemy to stop and to cease, and it causes him to go on Sabbath.
What does that mean? I asked the Lord, and He gave me a picture of what means for the enemy to go on a Sabbath when true worship and true praise takes place. Sabbath means to rest, it means to reflect. So, what would the enemy be reflecting on? How about how he fell from heaven? In the word Jesus said He saw satan fall like lightning from heaven. We remember that before his fall, satan was the chief cherub of heaven known as Lucifer which means… bright star. He was the cherub in charge of worship before the throne of the Most High. So I believe that our praise and our worship reminds him of what he once was. It causes him to reflect on remember what took place in Heaven which is recorded in Isaiah 14:13-14 :
You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. (NIV)
Our praise and worship causes him to reflect on the question that he was asked in Isaiah 14: how are you fallen Lucifer, son of the morning? Every time there is real authentic worship, he has to take a Sabbath and remember.
With this understanding of the power of real authentic worship, which is only empowered by worship that is connected to the heart; there is no wonder the enemy would commission the henchman “the traditions of men” to prevent this kind of worship from taking place. So to recap:
- The source of life comes from the heart
- The heart leads into righteousness
- The heart empowers our words
So the heart brings to life what we imagine. “If you would confess the Lord Jesus with your mouth, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.”