Wednesday, May 20, 2015


spiritual authority
The seats of governing authority, the high places, have been the scene of many battles throughout biblical history. Such was the case in Gideon’s day. Gideon knew of Israel’s mighty deliverance from the evil bondages of Pharaoh in Egypt. Unfortunately, that historic liberty from economic slavery and a demonic government was progressively polluted and the greatness of Jehovah had drifted from the national persona.
  Those in Gideon’s generation were plundered by Midianites and Amalekites that invaded their lands yearly stealing their crops and “destroying their increase.” As Gideon sat pondering his nation’s fate in the light of God’s promises he had an encounter with the angel of the Lord. During that meeting, the Lord called Gideon “a mighty man of valor.” This experience brought an awakening in the spirit of Gideon and he saw that apathetic equanimity was not enough—something could be done to free his nation from demonic marauders and restore it back to prominence.

Christians are inspired by this testimony of Gideon, but one must ask how his nation drifted so far from the God of their deliverance? Could it be possible there was a fifth column within the country that slowly weakened the biblical fabric of their nation? Did the “rulers of the darkness of this world” seize the high places of Israel? Today we could refer to those same high places as the “commanding heights” of governing authority over our nation. Because those are places of governing authority they are highly sought after by the enemy who wants to create a new America, one free from the God of their founding fathers. Creating a new America requires occupying the commanding heights.

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