The Power of the Shout
One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. Psalm 145:4 (KJV)
Let’s talk about the use of the shout as it is mentioned in the Bible. In this verse, the word praise is the Hebrew word shabach, which means to address in a loud tone, to triumph, to shout, to still, to command, to glory. This is a shouting praise- you don’t sing it, you shout it. A shout commands our victory. It stills the enemy. This kind of praise is a battle cry; a cry of victory.
This is the word used when the Israelites shouted and the walls of Jericho came down. A praise shout is a weapon of spiritual warfare. When we face walls in our lives, we need to give a shout of victory in order to see the victory. In Joshua 6, they shouted before the walls fell. If they had not shouted, the walls would have remained. We shout the victory we already have in Christ, no matter how the circumstances appear, in order to see it manifest in our lives.
As we shout a praise to God, walls will fall- walls of sickness, walls of poverty, walls of oppression. When we hit a wall that looks to keep us from possessing what God has promised us, it is time to shout. Bondages, strongholds, hindrances- we need to shout them out in the name of Jesus. Shout doubt and fear out!
As we shout unto God, we shout at the devil. The power of an anointed shout will bring breakthrough, deliverance, provision, answers… manifestations. It puts demons on the run. I have shouted praise to God for many years now and I can attest that it does bring victory. There is victory in our shout, so let’s shout it out!
“Raise a praise to see walls fall!” -Jim Reish