I still can’t get out of my head, the shouting and jubilation by the Chelsea fans all through the Capital One cup game between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Emirates stadium this last Tuesday. I’m in awe not so much as by the victory but by the spirit the fans exuded all through the game. Even before Chelsea opened scoring and won the game, the fans kept singing and chanting so loudly, they drowned the home fans who by the way, were more in number.
It was phenomenal, even the players testified to it. The fans kept singing and shouting like they were their own playing ground, The Stamford Bridge.
It’s one thing to rejoice at your home ground but to rejoice and make so much noise on an away turf (or if u like, in the enemy’s camp) is something else.
I think of the game and I think of life. You don’t have to see the victory before you scream. It doesn’t matter how much dribbling and passing the enemy does with your health, finance, career, work, family or status….. Just PRAISE…. Keep praising God. It drives the devil mad.
PS 22:3 says ….”God inhabits the PRAISES of HIS People…..”
My dear, it’s unconditional, if you praise GOD, HE comes down and inhabits that praise. And when God comes down, this is what happens ……… He comes with P-ower and RAISE(s) you up (P-RAISE)) out of that situation.
As u praise him, this is what happens on the field of play …………… (With the angels running commentary and the Holy Spirit as the referee and Jesus as your striker……..)
By the way, HE (Jesus) has been on the bench since…. Why not bring HIM in as the last substitute.
Oh!!!!!……. If HE’s in…. Then watch out because HE’s gonna dribble past your sin, failures, sorrows, sickness, ill health, fears, pain, debts, bad luck, heartaches, troubles, flaws, faults, weakness and everything that weighs you down. Do you know that He’s gonna get to the enemies goal post in style (HE doesn’t miss like your best strikers would).. HE’s gonna score the VICTORY GOAL for you.
….What are you waiting for???? Have you seen the way the fans of every winning team SCREAM when goals are scored? Do they care about their opponents? They just SCREAM…… A very loud scream sometimes that if you weren’t watching the game you’d be tempted to rush to the viewing center just to know what’s happening. SCREAM for your breakthrough is nigh. Even if you haven’t seen it, just SCREAM.
Start, continue and never stop PRAISING GOD. (SCREAM now in victory, because your victory GOAL has been scored).
This article is written by Raphael Francis. You can also follow him on twitter.