Memory Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:16 “ 16 Rejoice evermore.” BIBLE PASSAGE: Exodus 15:1-18 INTRODUCTION: We discovered in our last study how to praise the Lord in our singing and dancing, with clapping and the use of musical instruments and in the Holy Spirit as well. May the Holy Spirit continue to teach and bless us the more as we examine when to bless the Lord in Jesus’ name.
Outlines: 1.IN THE MORNING, ALL DAY LONG, EVERMORE. 2.IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. 3.TILL ETERNITY.
Outline 1: IN THE MORNING, ALL DAY LONG, EVERMORE. The merciful God is so mindful of man that He visits him every morning – Job 7:18- 19. It is only wise, therefore that such special love and concern be immediately reciprocal with adoration, worship and singing, not only in the morning but all day long and as long as there is life - Psalm 59:16, Psalm 134:1, Psalm 104:33.
Outline 2: IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. God has not called the believer into a life of shame, trouble and confusion. In all these situations, God commands the work of His hand to praise Him only – 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Whether in fire or deep waters, God promised to be with the believer – Isaiah 43:1-3. He will be there in famine, persecution, imprisonment, poverty, loss and fiery trials. His command is that His name is to be praised –2 Corinthians 6:10, 1 Peter 4:12-13, John 16:33.
Outline 3: TILL ETERNITY. Whatever rejoicing or praise worship rendered to God in this world is a child’s play compared to what operates in Heaven where there is no measuring of time. The heavenly language is the language of worship only – HALLELUJAH. This is what the angels say in Heaven as they worship the Ancient of Days, the Holy One in His majesty and glory – Luke 2:13-14, Revelation 5:11-12, Revelation 7:11-12. When Christians make it to Heaven and the lost glory is restored, the saints without doubt shall have new songs if only to praise the Rock of their salvation – Revelation 19:1-7.
CONCLUSION Your present situation is not without the knowledge of an all knowing God. God is surely greater than the situation. The Holy Spirit is reminding you today to rejoice anyway, for this may be the only weapon against your predicament. Rejoice evermore.