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“After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up” (Acts 15:16).

“Let the high praises of God be in their mouth … To bind their kings with chains” (Ps. 149:6–8).

Passion Alone Is Not Enough—Three Necessary Attitudes During Praise

Recently I was in a meeting led by some young and very passionate worshippers. If ever people worshipped from the heart, it was these young people. However, I noticed that despite their passion and love for Jesus, they weren’t “breaking through.” The audience was wholly with them, but there wasn’t a sense of victory or joy. In fact, the atmosphere seemed to get heavier as the praise went on. Suddenly, I understood and then taught on the three necessary heart attitudes when we praise. They are as follows:

• Passion—It goes without saying that our worship and praise must be with all that we have. We are told to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matt. 22:37). Whether it was Mary anointing Jesus’s feet with precious perfume (John 12:3) or the Syrophoenician woman who worshipped Him even when He first denied her request (Matt. 15:21–25), the Bible is clear about being passionate in worship. Also notice that because the Syrophoenician woman chose to worship, she got the revelation of how to speak to Jesus and received healing for her daughter anyway. In other words, passion will cause revelation to be released to us.

• Warfare—One of the hidden secrets that the Lord is now beginning to make widely known is the fact that warfare praise is perhaps our most powerful corporate weapon. The whole purpose of the prophetic is to give us a warrior anointing. David was anointed by the prophet Samuel and went on to become the greatest warrior in the Bible. Joel 3:10 urges us to remake our plows (note that praise plows our hearts [Hosea 10:11]) into swords. And Psalm 149 focuses on how our praise destroys the work of the devil and binds principalities and powers.

Just knowing that will cause a huge change in our heart attitude. I still remember the day when it dawned on me that I could use praise like a sharp sword. Suddenly everything shifted. No longer was I thinking of how to lead or what songs to choose so the praise would “go well.” Rather, something rose up in my heart. It was an attitude that no matter how heavy or hard the atmosphere seemed, it didn’t matter one bit. I was going to praise the Lord, and I knew that as I did I would crush anything that might be hindering or opposing.

For a long time, this concept of warfare praise has been resisted or ignored in the body of Christ (other than among prophetic people). But not anymore. Now there are tons of warfare songs being released. The whole body of Christ is becoming aware that the “end-times battle” has somehow begun. More than ever, warfare praise will be the key. [Editor’s note: More information on the subject of warfare praise may be found in Ron’s book, Judah Goes First. It is available for Kindle at]

• Joy and Celebration—An equally important attitude is joy. Warfare praise isn’t heavy or sober—it’s super joyful. Sometimes I can’t believe just how very happy I feel. But I shouldn’t be surprised, because it’s through praise that we enter into and celebrate Jesus’s victory for us over everything. Many people long to see and experience the presence of God and think of entering that presence as something difficult. No, I don’t think so. It’s our rejoicing and celebrating that ushers it in. David brought the ark into Jerusalem with leaping and great rejoicing (2 Sam. 6). Similarly in Matthew 21, the crowds rejoiced and Jesus himself rode into Jerusalem to begin the process of events that would change the world forever. The lesson? If you want to see the Lord change your world, rejoice and celebrate! His presence will come and change you, and will change your world.

Thanks for praying!

Ron and Teddy Sawka