”…Destroy all their cast images and their cast idols, and demolish all there high places.” [Number 33:52b]
You can’t go back! To taste the Lord is to taste the freedom that fills your heart with joy. ”Taste and see that the Lord is good…” [Psalm 34:8a] You can’t go back! Anyone escaping the network and systems of man’s manipulations and desires knows – you can’t go back! To be a prisoner of the Lord, chained in righteousness is more than ‘doing things God’s way’. It means living in the level of freedom that spoils you for the world. It means you are crucified to the world and the world is crucified to you. [Galatians 6:14] You can’t go back to man pleasing, rules and regulations and a lackluster life of intimidation and bondage.
All men everywhere are in bondage to that which they hold dear – that which causes their heart either to fear or faint at the thought of loss. Only love for God can supersede and bring release that knows true freedom. Only the Holy love of God destroys the chains and topples the idols in every man’s heart.
You can’t go back! To try is to bring torment to the soul; it lowers the soul to a lesser place and confines life to tight places until the breath is gone, light grows dim and faith begins to falter.
You can’t go back! The soul knowing freedom will not tolerate inner bondage when once the voice of God has spoken life. Be true to that which has been given and let no man steal your crown. It is the crown of life and goal of true freedom.
Further Reading: Numbers 33:50-52; Psalm 95:1-7, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27