In God's Word, Abraham is called the father of all that believe. First and foremost, he acknowledged God as the MOST HIGH GOD. "Lift up mine hand" is an eastern expression that means to surrender all to God's care. Abram recognized that it is God who "owns it all." God is the possessor of heaven and earth and God is the one who is the MOST HIGH GOD. God is over all!
Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
The star nearest to our solar
system is the triple star Proxima Centauri, which is about 40 trillion
km from earth. In terms of the speed of light, the common
used by astronomers for expressing distance, this triple-star system is
about 4.29 light-years distant; light traveling at about
186,000 miles per second takes more than four years and three months to travel from this star to earth. The height of God is compared to the
height of the stars! God is BIG. He is the MOST HIGH GOD.
The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.
Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high,
God is the MOST HIGH God. He dwells on high. But the height of God is also related to His position in regard to all other powers and authorities. The LORD is high above all nations.
For thou, LORD, art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.
There are many other powers in heaven and on earth that are worshiped as gods. But the one true God is exalted far above all of them. He is the MOST HIGH GOD.
When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever:
But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore.
There are times when those who are wicked seem to be powerful and in control. They spring up and flourish momentarily. But the MOST HIGH GOD is high for evermore. His power and authority will never be diminished. God is MOST HIGH for evermore!
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Although God is high and lofty, His favour and His heart is toward the man or woman who is humble. Abraham acknowledged that the MOST HIGH GOD was his provider. When we put God in His proper place and look to Him as the supplier of all we need, the Word of God says we dwell with Him in the high and holy place. When you exalt yourself and try to "do it all on your own" without God, you will never succeed. God, who is MOST HIGH, must be the one who lifts and exalts men. Only then can man truly "ride high!"
Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself.
The MOST HIGH GOD brought the Children of Israel out of Egypt with a high hand. He "bare them on eagles' wings" from the bondage of Egypt to His presence at Mount Sinai. They were "riding high" as they witnessed the great power of God's deliverance. God always lifts up those who seek Him for help.
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words;
Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, . . .
Mans ways of worship are for man and not God. It was not to do man's pleasure or speak man's words that God made a sabbath. It was to be a day to honor God and seek the MOST HIGH. When God is the focus of our thoughts and actions, HE causes us to ride on high. We will never get up there trying to do it ourselves.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD,
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
ways are higher than our ways. God is the MOST HIGH and He knows
"the high way!" That is why it must be God that lifts man and not
1 John 3:19-21
And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.
For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
Our heart may condemn us, but God is greater than our heart. God is the Most High God. It is never a problem with God's ability or willingness to help us. We must assure our hearts in the truth of His Word and allow God (who is greater than our heart) to set us on our high places.
It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me up on my high places.
A hind is a mother deer that
in the mountains of the Bible lands. The hind is one of the most sure
animals in the world. When she goes up the side of the mountain she
her front feet to test for loose stones on the slope. When she finds
ground she then places her back feet in the exact spot that her front
were placed. If she did not test the rocky incline with her front feet,
the loose stones would cause her to slip and fall
down the mountain. The young deer follow their mother step by step placing their feet exactly where the mother hind had placed her feet. This exact
tracking means life to both the hind and her young.
The MOST HIGH GOD and His Word are like the mother hind to us. The Word is sure, tried and tested. When we allow God to be the one to lead us up the mountain, when we stand on the solid ground tested by God's Word and place our feet on the ground God has tested for us, we too will be set upon our high places and never fall.
He [Jesus Christ] shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
And the angel answered and said unto her [Mary], The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Jesus Christ is God's son. The son of THE HIGHEST. He was exalted because he always did God's will. He did not seek his own pleasure. He is our savior and example. He obeyed God even unto death and God exalted him.
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Jesus Christ was highly exalted by God because he was humble and obeyed. He always acknowledged God as the MOST HIGH and did that which God wanted him to do. God wants us to see the greatness of His power which He worked when He raised Jesus Christ from the dead.
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
God set Jesus Christ in the highest of places at His own right hand. When we believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and that God raised him from the dead, God exalts us as well. This is God's way of salvation. Many men have given their own ideas about salvation and what they think will raise men up. But only the exaltation of the MOST HIGH GOD can lift a man or woman to the high position of God's child seated at His right hand.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
God has exalted those who in humility have accepted His work in Christ in place of their own works. It is by grace - an unmerited gift - that we also are seated at the right hand of the MOST HIGH GOD. We have been made His sons and daughters, and as such we call the Most High God Our Father!