Satan's Allergy

"Satan is allergic to praise, so where there is massive triumphant praise, Satan is paralyzed, bound, and banished," Paul Billheimer suggests in Destined for the Throne.

When we skip praise, we are missing the part of prayer that strengthens us. Jesus implied this when he interchanged the word "praise" for "strength." Psalms 8:2 KJV says, "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger."

Jesus quoted this in Matthew 21:16 but substituted "praise" for "strength." He is saying that even the simple, the toddlers, and babes, can stop the enemy with praise.

There are many places God demonstrates this truth in Scripture. When the Israelites "lifted up their voice...and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: then the house was filled with a cloud...for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God" (II Chronicles 5:13,14).

Psalm 22:3 reminds us that God inhabits the praises of His people. God is present where there is joyful praise.

Thank You, Father, for filling me, Your dwelling, when I praise You.