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Living on the Hill With God


Sermon shared by James May

January 2003
Summary: What kind of life does it take for us to tabernacle with God in High Places?
Denomination: Pentecostal
Audience: General adults
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as their Savior. There is no place to go but upward for them.

If you are going to climb up to God’s holy hill and dwell with him you may have to face the hard times and take out your hammer, the Word of God, and chip away at that sin that is holding you back until God gives you the “handhold” or “foothold” to break the power of that thing! You have to reach the top! There is no stopping for long.

There can be no going back because the ground is no longer there. The ground that you started from is gone forever. You will never enjoy that old life as much again. You will never find peace or satisfaction in scratching around on the earth with a bunch of worldly chickens. You are destined to soar with the eagles on the mountaintop with God! The old friends may act like they care but they really don’t. You’ll never find peace, joy and fulfillment in that old life on the ground, so keep on climbing. God will bring you to the top to dwell in his own tabernacle and live in his high places in the realm of the Spirit.

“…and worketh righteousness…”

Walking up the road to the high places in Christ require that we put forth a lot of effort to get there. It’s not a place that we just get to by accident or by default. It’s not a place where we get to by wishing it, or hoping for it, or wanting it, or believing we are going to get there without some action to make it happen. Getting into the high places in God and living in his continuous presence requires hard work, determination and total commitment.

How many of you would like to have a brand new car sitting out there in the parking lot just waiting for you to get in and take you wherever you wanted to go? Don’t you just wish that it could be true? Don’t you hope that one day you will see it happen? Do you really want that car? Do you believe you will see it and have it one day? Well friend, you can wish, hope, want, and believe for it all you want, but if you don’t get out there, go to work, earn the money to pay for it and then search for it, sign for it, and then maintain it when you get it, you will never have it! Anything worth having is going to require work, effort, time and commitment to make it come true. The same is true in reaching the High Places in your experience in the Lord.

You are going to have to put feet and hands in motion to prove your faith and do some works of righteousness if you are going to dwell in the high places in God.

Have you ever seen anyone fall UP? No! When someone falls, it’s always down, not up! Gravity determines that you won’t fall and then float up. You’re going to come down hard! You will never just float up in God either. Just coasting along in your Christian experience without spending some time in prayer, reading and studying the Word of God and working in the place where God has called you work for Him, will not get you into the High Places in God. You have to work at it and commit to it, then you will see your progress up that mountain. You have to bear fruit that shows your determination to reach the top!

“…and speaketh the truth in his heart…”

You can’t fool God. You can’t pull the wool blanket over His eyes. God knows the very thoughts and intents of your heart! God knows if you mean business or you are just giving him lip service. God knows if you are on fire for him or if you are just
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