The Sonic Boom
To break the sound barrier one would have to push through the resistance at the nose of the plane by thrusting forward. As the plane would begin to break the barrier, water vapor and pressure would move to the tail of the craft and as full penetration would occur, the barrier of resistance would become the catalyst of Sonic Thrust causing it to catapult forward and create what is known today as the Sonic Boom.
At the point of reaching the sound barrier one can either release the pressure and fall back where it is comfortable and predictable, or one can by thrust forward to where few have gone before and BREAK THROUGH into the sonic boom level.
The Subatomic Power of Praise
There is a supernatural power that is released in praise that alters both the physical and non-physical realm. When the praises go up, the Glory comes down. It's that simple. If we are going to see breakthrough in our personal lives, churches, cities, regions and nations, then we need to understand the subatomic power of praise.
Praise means to commend, to applaud or magnify. For the Christian, praise to God is an expression of worship, lifting-up and glorifying the Lord. It is an expression of humbling ourselves and centering our attention upon the Lord with heart-felt expressions of love, adoration and thanksgiving. High praises bring our spirit into a pinnacle of fellowship and intimacy between ourselves and God — it magnifies our awareness of our spiritual union with the Most High God. Praise transports us into the realm of the supernatural and into the power of God. "Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O LORD, in the light of thy countenance" (Ps. 89:15, KJV).
There are many actions involved with praise to God—verbal expressions of adoration and thanksgiving, singing, playing instruments, shouting, dancing, lifting or clapping our hands. Unpretentious praise and worship pleases the Lord. According to Scripture, the various expressions of praise bring blessing to the Lord. He eagerly awaits the fragrance of our affections, desiring to manifest His sweet presence and power in our midst. "The true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeks such to worship him" (John 4:23).
Creating a Culture of Praise
All too often, praise to God is something that many people leave at church, an event that happens only when they come together with other Christians. However, praise should be a part of a believer's lifestyle, intermingled as a part of their daily prayer-life—at work, in the car, at home in bed, or anywhere—praise to the Lord brings the refreshing of the Lord's presence, along with His power and anointing. "I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth" (Ps. 34:1).
Praise is an expression of faith, and a declaration and realization that God is always with us, and is in control of the outcome of all our circumstances (see Rom. 8:28). Praise is a "sacrifice," something that we offer to God sacrificially, not just because we feel like it, but because we believe in Him and wish to please Him. "By Him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name" (Heb. 13:15).
Science confirms that every created thing is made up of sound waves that are constantly spinning at different intervals, forming objects in matter of various densities both small and great. We also understand sound as a power, that when cranked up to a certain level or frequency, it will break or crush glass or break windows in a house. All sound and color and images are wavelengths that move by vibration and are a power that have substance.
That being said, we need to understand that every attitude carries its own power and vibration which is recognizable in the realm of the spirit. It is not just an attitude... it is a force that wraps itself around a person like a coat that continually pulls a person deeper into its power until they are completely overtaken by it—whether for good or bad. Every attitude we release is filled with powerful vibrations wrapping themselves around us like a garment, further enveloping us into its cocoon-like power.
For by your words you will be justified and acquitted [set free], and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced [condemned]... (Matt. 12:37).
Jesus was saying that the words we wrap ourselves in will either set us free or imprison us here in this life and in eternity to come!
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life] (Prov. 18:21).
Praise Shatters the Enemy
Since praise manifests God's presence, we also know that praise repels the presence of the enemy, Satan. An atmosphere that is filled with the sincere worship and praise of God's people will send the enemy running. For in the presence of the Lord there is fullness of joy. Satan cannot contend with or find remedy for the all-encompassing presence of God. He must flee.... Satan cannot stand the manifest presence of God. Every time the devil encountered the presence of Jesus in Scripture, he immediately recognized, and publicly attested to, the supreme majesty and power of Jesus Christ. The demons have always begged for mercy from Him to not torment them before their time. So it is with us.
As we cultivate an environment of the Glory of God through High Praises the enemy will run from us, demons will automatically scatter, sickness and disease will lose their grip as they are demonically induced and will eventually fall away. So the key is to become a praising people that stops at nothing short of the manifest presence of Jesus Christ in our midst and the power of the Holy Ghost presence that will drive every inferior dimension of sickness and disease from our midst through the unashamed, uplifted faces of a family of sons and daughters that have full confidence born out of a pure revelation that He longs to be with us and dwell in our midst. This kind of thinking is dangerous for the devil to see happening in the saints of God. As the Presence of God comes, the veil is stripped away and we are being transfigured from one degree of Glory and revelation to another by the Lord who is that Spirit (see 2 Cor. 3:18).
Satan becomes powerless to stop the renewal of the mind and the flow of revelation that comes to transform the person. He fears the power of the name of Jesus, and runs from the presence of the Lord.
Whoso offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God (Ps. 50:23).
When the children of Judah found themselves outnumbered by the hostile armies of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, King Jehoshaphat and all the people sought the Lord for His help. The Lord assured the people that this would be His battle. He told them to go out against them, and He would do the fighting for them. So what did the children of Judah do? Being a people of praise (Judah actually means praise), and knowing that God manifests His power through praise, they sent their army against their enemies, led by the praisers!
So, on they went, ahead of the army declaring, "Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever!" And the Scripture says, "...when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten" (2 Chron. 20:22).
When God's people begin to praise His name, it sends the enemy running! I challenge you to become a person of praise, and you will experience the release of the power of God!