Ways to Praise -Shabach | Pastor Mike Fortune | October 12, 2019


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  1. Shouting (Psalm 63:1-5; Definition; Psalm 145:3-4; Lyrics; Quotes; Joshua 6:15-16,20; Ezra 3:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 21:3; Psalm 117:1)

All Scriptures from NLT unless otherwise indicated

Ways to Praise
hands up [yadah]
praise dance [halal]
instruments galore [zamar]
worship not worry [towdah]
kneeling [barak]

hymns [tehillah]


Psalm 63:1-5

1 O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. 3 Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise [שָׁבַח shabach] you! 4 I will praise [בָּרַךְ barak] you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. 5 You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise [הָלַל halal] you with songs of joy.


Shabach שָׁבַח
To address in a loud tone. To shout.
- Chris Tomlin & Darren Whitehead, Holy Roar, p.96 (cf. James Strong, Shabach שָׁבַח Word #7623, A Concise Dictionary of the Words in the Greek New Testament and The Hebrew Bible, Volume 2, p.111)



3 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise [הָלַל halal]! No one can measure his greatness. 4 Let each generation tell [שָׁבַח shabach] its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.


Psalm 145:3-4 (NKJV)

3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised [הָלַל halal]!; And His greatness is unsearchable. 4 One generation shall praise [שָׁבַח shabach] Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.


Sing Your Praise To The Lord (Rich Mullins 1981, Amy Grant 1982)

Sing your praise to the Lord
Come on everybody
Stand up and sing one more hallelujah
Sing your praise to the Lord
I could never tell you just how much
Good that it's gonna do you just to sing


Singing and Shouting?

As Christians we ought to praise God more than we do. Angels in heaven are praising God all the time, and here are mortals for whom Christ left the heavenly home and suffered mockery, insult, and death, that He might lift us up to sit in heavenly places, and they offer no song of praise. The Lord is not pleased to have His people a band of mourners. Begin to educate your tongues to praise Him and train your hearts to make melody to God. We need to offer praise and thanksgiving to God, not only in the congregation, but in the home life. Singing, I saw, often drove away the enemy and shouting would beat him back. - In Heavenly Places, pp.94-96


Weeping and Shouting?

The power of God came upon us like a mighty rushing wind. All arose upon their feet and praised God with a loud voice; it was something as it was when the foundation of the house of God was laid. The voice of weeping could not be told from the voice of shouting. It was a triumphant time; all were strengthened and refreshed. I never witnessed such a powerful time before. - Manuscript Releases Vol.5 p.226 (Letter 28, 1850, p.1)


Shouts of Victory?

Before the meeting closed all were upon their knees, some were crying for mercy that had been cold-hearted and indifferent, others were begging for a closer walk with God and for salvation. It was as powerful a time as I ever witnessed; the slaying power of God was in our midst. Shouts of victory filled the dwelling. The saints here seem to be rising and growing in grace and knowledge of the truth. - Manuscript Releases Vol.5, p.226 (Letter 30, 1850,p.1)


Blessing and Shouting?

All in the room were blest and shouted the praise of God. - Manuscript Releases Vol.5 p.240 (Letter 9, 1853 p.1)


We returned to rest, but we could not sleep. We were too happy for sleep. We praised our Saviour nearly all night. The praise of God has been in our hearts, and upon our lips continually since that good evening. - Manuscript Releases Vol.5 p.242 (Letter 11, 1877 pp.1-2)


Joshua 6:15-16,20

15 On the seventh day the Israelites got up at dawn and marched around the town as they had done before. But this time they went around the town seven times. 16The seventh time around, as the priests sounded the long blast on their horns, Joshua commanded the people, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the town! 20 When the people heard the sound of the rams’ horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it.


Ezra 3:11

11 Then all the people gave a great shout, praising the Lord because the foundation of the Lord’s Temple had been laid.


1 Thessalonians 4:16

16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God.


Revelation 21:3

3 I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them." 


Psalm 117:1

1 Praise [הָלַל halal] the Lord, all you nations. Praise [שָׁבַח shabach] him, all you people of the earth.