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Don’t Rebuild the High Place- CAC Living Water Devotional

Christ Apostolic Church Living Water Daily Devotional Guide.

June 7, Tuesday, 2022

Don’t Rebuild the high places

Read 2 CHRONICLES 33:1-7

1 Manasseh was twelve years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-five years in Jerusalem.
2 But he did evil in the Lord’s sight, like the abominations of the heathen whom the Lord drove out before the Israelites.
3 For he built again the [idolatrous] high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down, and he reared altars for the Baals and made the Asherim and worshiped all the hosts of the heavens and served them.
4 Also he built [heathen] altars in the Lord’s house, of which the Lord had said, In Jerusalem shall My Name be forever.
5 He built altars for all the hosts of the heavens in the two courts of the Lord’s house.
6 And he burned his children as an offering [to his god] in the Valley of Ben-hinnom [son of Hinnom], and practiced soothsaying, augury, and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and wizards. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking Him to anger.
7 And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put My Name [and Presence] forever;

MEMORIZE: So they feared the Lord but also served their own gods, after the manner of the nations from among whom they had been carried away.(MATTHEW 5:29)

EXPOSITION
Demolition is the pulling down of a structure. This is done by either natural occurrence, or human effort. It can take place either by accident, or intentionally. The later was responsible for the demolition we are considering in today’s devotion. Before the decision to demolish a structure, on most cases, it poses danger to the environment and people. This informs the decisions of the demolition of several high places in Africa, for instance, by the Africa patriarchs of faith, as it was in the Bible times. Sad to note is the re-erection of these demolished high places in our generation. This pathetic situation can be likened to the foolishness that characterised the reign of Menasseh, the young King who followed the wickedness of his grandfather, Ahaz than the godly practices and example of his father, Hezekiah. He rebuilt the high places, i.e. altars of idols and led many astray (2 Kgs 21v1ff).
God used our father in the faith to demolish the high places built by our African ancestors to reach God. There was great deliverance and freedom. The wicked feared and dropped their evils, and turned to true God. It is a pity that today, some people are energetically and passionately rebuilding those demolished demonic high places, giving demons field day in so many places. Is what you are doing where you find yourself, demolishing or rebuilding the demolished evils of our fathers, as Manasseh rebuilt the demolished high places in Judah? Consider your ways and actions. Remember, God will one day put to judgement all our actions. Let all return to the old days of obedience, humility and sacrificial living for God.

PRAYER POINTS
1. Lord, I refuse to be one of those rebuilding the ungodly practices that have been demolished by our patriarchs of faith.
2. I refuse to be a contributor to the decadence in the world today, through my actions, reactions, and inactions in Jesus name.
3. Pray that God will work with Christian leaders and help them declare the counsel of God to their members.

Extra Reading for Today: Job 28-30

Author: CAC Worldwide

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