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.
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.