Tue, Jul 27, 2021
Be For the Praise of His Glory
Psalms 27:6 & Ephesians 1:3-12 by Pastor Jo Kim
Series: Live For the Days Of My Soul
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Be For the Praise of His Glory
(Ps27:6; Eph1:3-12)

God is worthy to be praised (2Sa22:4).
For His name alone is exalted, His splendor is above the earth and the heavens (Ps148:1 3), and
For He works wonders, He is worthy to be praised (Ex15:11).
He lets those who praise the glory of His grace
Come before His throne and praise Him face to face forever (Rev22:3-4).

Faith is having the steadfast heart to praise Him (Ps57:7).
The life of this faith is throughout one’s life praising to give glory to God and becoming the praise of His glory (Eph1:12),
and overcoming sorrow, worries, anxiety and fear (Is61:3).

To praise means to lift up or exalt God for:
1) The name of God — the glorious, beautiful, holy name (1Ch29:13; Ps135:3);
2) His attributes — He is great, good, faithful, just (1Ch16:25; Ps101:1); and
3) His works — He created all, His wonders, He saves (1Ch16:35; Ps72:18; Rm9:5).

The Bible is about praising God for He made all things for His praise.
Angels, sun and moon, stars, lightening and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds, mountains,
Fruit tree, wild animals, flying birds, the heaven of the heavens (Ps148),
Everything that has breath (Ps150:6), those know themselves as souls (Ps146:1) all praise Him.
In the sanctuary and everywhere (Ps22:3, 150:1),
With voices, lips, instruments and dancing (Ps98:5, 150:3-4) they praise Him.

God formed the people of Israel for Himself to proclaim His praise (Is43:21).
Through the exodus, the Red Sea, the wilderness, the Jordan, Jericho, battles etc
God worked wonders and became their salvation (Ex15:1-2; Ps98:1).
The sanctuary reminded them that
“Jehovah = worthy to be praised = the praise of Israel” (Dt10:21; Ps148:14) and
David, “the hero of Israel’s songs” (2Sa23:1), in his tabernacle (1Ch6:31-32)
For 40 years until the Temple of Jerusalem was built
Appointed Levites to stand before the ark and praise all day (1Ch23:30; Ps100:4, 134:1).
Yet there was the prophecy regarding praise awaiting in Zion (Ps65:1), that is,
The sacrifice of praise to be given in His tabernacle by One surrounded by enemies (Ps27:6).

Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-21),
Not the Levites in the name Jehovah but the Son of God in the Father’s name Yeshua (Jn5:43) will
Praise the Father with His own glory (Ps30:12) and
He Himself would be praised (Mt21:15; Lk19:37-38), for which He was hated by the Jews.

As He died, He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that:
1) The very nature God who is equal to God lowered Himself to the point of death
and praised the Father, His name (Ps27:6; Php2:6-8);
2) He condemned the devil who left his proper place (1Jn3:8; Jude1:6); and
3) In place of all men He became a sinner and in place of all men He died (Mt20:28).

He resurrected and sat on the heavenly throne and became the Father’s eternal praise, and
He Himself receives praises from angels.

The Holy Spirit lets the church give the sacrifice of praise (He2:12, 13:15) for
It is the house filled with praises in the name Yeshua (Ps84:4; He2:12; Col3:16; Eph5:19).
He lets the souls redeemed by the blood of Yeshua by grace (Eph1:7)
Become the praise of the glory of His grace,
Uniting all things in heaven and on earth in Christ (Eph1:3-12).

The Christian is one who gives the sacrifice of praise day and night (1Ch23:30), and
Succeeds in praise, the core of worship, and his prayer is received as incense (Rev8:3-5).
When hard pressed mentally, physically or in surrounding (2Ch20:21-23; Ac16:25-26)
He always has hope and praises more and more (Ps71:14) and so
Receives healing and chains are broken (Jer17:14).
He longs to praise with his last breath and go before the throne in heaven
Praise Yeshua seeing His face forever.

O Lord,
Yeshua, in my place You became a sinner, in my place You died!
For I can never forget Your grace, I raise my voice and praise You.
Let every moment of my life be for the praise of Your glory.
Let our Church of Jesus become the church that gives You the best praise on earth!
Let us become the praise of the glory of the name Yeshua! Amen.