Highway to Hell

highwayFor Easter this year New Spring Church in Anderson, SC open their service with AC/DC’s Highway to Hell. It was a great rendition of an all to familiar (for me) rock song. I watched the service and Pastor Perry Noble brought it!!

Now, don’t get me wrong here. I’m not bashing AC/DC or rock music. I’m a fan of both. Music and rock bands are not evil (except maybe country music). Neither are people or things (except maybe cats). Evil can and will take up residence in people and things but it can be overcome and run off.

Anyway, I love it when anything can invoke a spiritual questioning or yearning or exploration in someone. I think God can speak to us through any means He sees fit even a rock song about going to hell. I have heard this song a million times but this time God really got me thinking about the lyrics and what they were really saying. A few weeks ago my wife, Jenni, and I were in Florida and saw the sign to the left. I told her “hey, look we’re on the highway to hell” and I was taken back to that message Perry gave and the song so I felt lead to share how God spoke to me through the lyrics:

Living easy, living free – It’s so easy to be deceived into believing this lie. We can choose to live this way here on this earth but what about afterwards? Where will you spend eternity?

Season ticket on a one-way ride – It is a one-way ride. Once we’re dead and we’ve chosen the wrong path there’s no second chance.

Asking nothing, leave me be – Ignorance is bliss? Just because one chooses not to believe in Jesus Christ or explore the possibilities doesn’t give us an excuse when we stand before Him and face judgment.

Taking everything in my stride
Don’t need reason, don’t need rhyme
Ain’t nothing I would rather do
– How can we just waltz through life without answers? When it’s all said and done we will answer to God for our lives. Wouldn’t you rather be educated and prepared to speak to Him?

Going down, party time
My friends are gonna be there too
– Eventually, the party is over and our friends may be there too but they will suffer the same fate and will be of no help or consequence.

I’m on the highway to hell – We are all there at some point whether we’re 5 or 95. There are so many off ramps being offered all around us though. Step out and explore one.

No stop signs, speed limit
Nobody’s gonna slow me down
– No person can or will. He may use others to facilitate it but only God can do this and already has if we just accept it through Jesus Christ.

Like a wheel, gonna spin it – Are you willing to gamble with your eternal soul? I’m not.

Nobody’s gonna mess me round – another lie. People will get in your way on both paths. You have to own your choices.

Hey satan, payed my dues – You will, one way or another.

Playing in a rocking band– We can choose our job, our voice, our method but to whose glory? Who are you doing “your thing” for.

Hey momma, look at me
I’m on my way to the promised land
– We are! Actually, there are two lands that are promised. Heaven and Hell. The choice is ours.

I’m on the highway to hell – I’m not anymore, are you?

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