Back In The High Life… Again

Do you ever read in the Bible about all the kings from the Old Testament and view them in a certain way, because of what they either did or did not do for The Lord?

Today, we focus on Asa, because he was one of the top kings in a long line of despicable kings… who were all meant to rule over God’s people in a godly way. While Asa reigned fairly well, and loved God with all his heart, he still missed some things, which would eventually cost him his life.

I want better for you, so today I serve you a message that will help you tear down any high place in your life that has been allowed to eclipse God’s supremacy.

We read about how Asa was inclined toward God, loved The Lord, and has a reputation as a good king, who was honorable to God. What we also have is someone with more good plans from God than he actually did. Maybe he didn’t get around to it and may have done it had he lived longer. We’ll never know. How would it be if we just made an agreement to simply obey God immediately? I think that is a good plan.

The high places were not removed. The Holy Spirit chose to ensure that was in the Bible whenever it was true, because there is a strong message there… THE HIGH PLACES ARE TO BE REMOVED! These idolatrous sites for demonic worship should have never existed in the first place, but ungodly people do ungodly things and the rest of us earnest, godly people have a responsibility to fix it… especially those given leadership and authority. So, like Asa, we find ourselves “back in the high life again,” with idolatry in our land. Regardless of how these high places got established, they do not deserve and must not be allowed to remain. God has given each of us His Word and will along with the authority to align our lives and culture with His will. Frankly, He expects us to do it. He’s empowered us to do it. You can do it…. So DO IT!

Stop allowing any “high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.”

Pull down every demonic stronghold, cast down every demonic argument as well as every high thing erected against God, and bring every thought of yours into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Be very afraid if you’ve found yourself back in the high life again… and then dig yourself out of it by living out 2 Corinthians 10:4-5.

Following the video, you may want to ask yourself a couple questions:

  1. What is still left that God has given you to do that you haven’t yet done?
  2. What have you put in that place that keeps you from accomplishing God’s plan for you?
  3. Who is going to take the high places down in your city, or your neighborhood, or your home, or your heart?

You Probably Think This Blog Is About You

Anyone read Ecclesiastes from Solomon but all you can think about is that Carly Simon song, “You’re So Vain?” Maybe it’s just me. But all this “all is vanity and grasping for the wind,” talk from ‘The Preacher’ feels either depressing or like an attack on what you and I likely give the majority of our lives to. Perhaps this is why he continues dispensing deeply encouraging nuggets like, “I hated life,” which leaves many wondering, “well, what is my life worth” then? Is my life worthless? Am I living it in vain?

The Holy Spirit affirms, by its inclusion in the scriptures, that there is something to this. After all, “All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable…” 2 Timothy 3:16 Why this is important is that, since Solomon’s words are so depressing and hopeless, we have to dig deeper to discover what God wants us to know from Solomon relating his experience. If we don’t spend enough time in the Word and prayer to figure that out, people are left with no good options, wondering themselves, “why even live?” Surely God doesn’t want us to despair of life. He does provide answers. This is precisely the reason I’ve prepared this for you.

Sure, life is all vanity and grasping for the wind… even still, God has perfect, hopeful, helpful, eternal plans for you as you live it.

What are we meant to make of these Scriptures we know to be true, that have been inspired by God, and are profitable to us for living godly lives? We serve up the answer in “What Is My Life Worth?”

Referenced in the video are the 7 BFAM Secrets:

#1 PRAY for direction and power
#2 HEAL with the gospel and miracles
#3 FIND persons of peace
#4 DISCOVER God through His Word
#5 PLANT reproducing churches
#6 GROW by walking with God
#7 MULTIPLY disciples and churches