Much like a Soldier preparing for battle, we need to be prepared to worship the Lord. Worshiping the Lord though can seem like a war because praising God is the last thing Satan wants for us to do. He would rather we not love and adore our Father each and everyday. He stands at the alarm clock looking for movement and like any hunter will start shooting. The nation of Israel knew this.
Biblical history reads like a storybook. It informs the reader of the battles that took place in the past. Spiritual battle is much like what they experienced first hand with their enemies. It doesn’t matter how big an army the enemy has. Numbers are irrelevant in this war because God is bigger than the army of darkness put together.
The best way to battle is being on the Lord’s side. Standing with Christ in battle simply means being on his team. The believer will go down before they can standup. Just being in the Lord’s presence requires victory. He will win. Praise is our best weapon for the battle against our adversary. It has an awesome effect when used as a spiritual weapon. It could be as simple as singing our way out to the battlefield. It too is another weapon to be used to help us focus on our strategy of war.
I spent some time on active duty with the Army. I understood about the need for preparation. We were trained to fight our enemy. There were certain weapons we were specifically trained to use. Not only did we gain knowledge of using those weapons, but also we were instructed on how to fix any problem that might arise with that weapon in different situations.
Understand the purpose of our worship and praise is to prepare us for war. Praise is important during the preparation process. There is power when we praise God. Having the strength to make it through battle is important. Battle fatigue happens when the Soldier is exposed in battle. Spiritual battle fatigue occurs when we fight. Prepare for the spiritual battle with the power of praise.
Edwards, David M. Worship Three Sixty Five. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2006.