Burning Altar by Abolade BolatitoIfeoluwa

Burning Altar by Abolade BolatitoIfeoluwa
 
"Keep the fire on the Altar burning; it must not go out. Replenish the wood for the fire every morning, arrange the whole-Burnt-Offering on it, and burn the fat of the Peace-Offering on top of it all. Keep the fire burning on the Altar continuously.It must not go out."Lev 6:12&13(MSG)

An altar is a platform where the realm of the spirit make contact with the physical realm on legal ground.

According to Got questions, an altar is any structure upon which offerings such as sacrifices are made for religious purposes. It was usually a raised platform with a flat surface.The word altar is first used in Genesis 8:20 when Noah built an altar to the Lord after leaving the ark.

An altar always represented a place of consecration. Before God gave His Law to Moses, men made altars wherever they were out of whatever material was available. An altar was often built to commemorate an encounter with God that had a profound impact upon someone. Abram (Genesis 12:7), Isaac (Genesis 26:24–25), Jacob (Genesis 35:3), David (1st Chronicles 21:26), and Gideon (Judges 6:24) all built altars and worshiped after having a unique encounter with God.An altar usually represented a person’s desire to consecrate himself fully to the Lord.

It is a designated place where a person consecrates himself to someone or something. Many church buildings have “altars” for prayer, communion, weddings, and other sacred purposes. Some Christians create their own“altars”for personal worship as visible reminders of Romans 12:1, which says to “present yourself as a living sacrifice.”

An altar is a system of authorization. It is where covenant are activated and maintained.

An Altar can be physical monuments, institution or people.

Earlier in the scriptures,it was made known that an altar is a separated place for offering sacrifice unto God, while later Solomon built a temple and dedicated it to God as an altar that whatever prayer layed in the temple is answered. However, Samuel was an altar, you never come near Samuel and remain the same.

All human heart has an invisible altar where the war between the flesh and the spirit rages. When we totally give areas of our lives to the control of the Holy Spirit,we are in effect laying that area on the altar before God.

We don’t need a flat-topped surface; we can surrender our lives to God on the altar of our hearts at anytime, Leviticus mentions several times that the fire on the altar was to burn continuously.

Every one who seeks to operate in true dominion must operate from the stand point of an altar.

"And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;"(Luke18:1)It is in the place of prayer that you are sharpened, prune and lay aside every weight,and the sin which doth so easily beset you.Your consistency in the place of prayer open up a portal and attract the realm of the spirit.

If your body is the temple/house of God, then you must enjoy prayer. You will no longer have a prayer time but a prayer life. Not all altars are consciously built. The mystery that you built consistently become an altar.Through prayer you activate your life to be an altar.You become a living altar.

A living altar is a man carrying the presence of God, Benny Hinn in the book "Good Morning Holy Spirit" explained the effectiveness of the presence of God around him when he dwell more with the holy Spirit.

We can all have this type of encounter, if we consecrate our life and dwell more with the Holy spirit and give ourselves to prayer.Luke6:12madeitknownthatJesusprayedall night unto God. It is when we learn the mystery of prayer that we can set fire upon our altars.

Leviticus 6:13 instructs, “ The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out. ”This is mentioned three times in this chapter (verses 9, 12 and13). This fire on the altar represented God’ s presence.“God is a consuming fire” (Deuteronomy4:24).

Apostle Joshua Selman once said, the most accurate measure of the health of your spiritual life is your prayer life. Take responsibility in prayer tirelessly .A constant prayer of a righteous avails much.
Constant (Ongoing, Non-stop and Continue).

If you do not pray, you will be a prey. As a believer, it is important that we offer our life to God as a living sacrifice. The living sacrifice is a broken and contrite heart feeding on the word of God daily and pray without ceasing.

People only gather to watch a house that is burning.Don't expect any body or people to watch you not to talk of to “gather ”watching you, when you are not burning Gather and burning…Many of us want to be seen without burning. Ask yourself, Am I burning? They can't see your business if you're not burning, People will never recommend you when you're not burning and your profession/career will look like trails and error in the sight of men if you are not burning. Joseph's idea was seen because he was burning. Keeping your altar burning is not about laying your request and petition before Him. It's when with the help of the holy spirit we love on Him. Just to stay with him and keep beholding Him.

Anyone can teach, anyone can preach but not every one can pray. It is only through the help of the holy Spirit that prayer can be made unto Him (God). I want you to know that if you don't embrace fire, then you can't be relevant. Burning creates or provides heat on everything that is around it at that moment. Don't be satisfied with your current state of your burning. The more you burn, the more the world gathers to watch you. Besides, people will not only watch you, but coin a name for you.

Matthew 25:1-5 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bride groom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them,but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept."

The reason for your burning is to be like Him. Five were burning and five were not burning anymore.The burning five were given a name called wise.The five that were not burning were called foolish.

Will your burning last long?

Imagine, they were called the FOOLISH VIRGINS and the WISE VIRGINS. Are you not surprised? It wasn't Jesus that gave them that name, it was people that were watching them when the virgins were burning. People will only name you as a result of your burning process.

The five wise virgins with the help of the Holy Spirit sustained their fire by looking for ways to keep their fire burning.

During your burning process, you don't need to tell people you are burning; having a contact with you alone will define the level of your fire. Elizabeth saw Mary, the baby in Elizabeth leap for joy. How and why? Burning. The secret place is your altar. Daniel was greedy about his making, did you know he never call his family in while in the process.

See, your family members are not wicked the basic truth is that, they want to see results without seeing you burning. They see the burning process as suffering process. If you don't have a track record, you can't be at a good record. Hunger is a factor in keeping your altar burning. The hunger you have for him will aid you in the place of intimacy. Hunger birth Koinonia (communion, intimacy, partnership) with the holy spirit.

Consecration, sanctification and separation unto holiness cannot be achieved without a drive which is hunger.The more you thirst for Him, the more you separate yourself for Him. No wonder the psalmist says, As the deer panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. Separating unto God is when you desire to be in His presence at all time, when he's no longer your major priority but He become your everything. Every other thing make no sense to you than his love.

As a Christian, it is important that we really examine ourselves."Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? "2 Corinthians 13:5. We can ask ourselves this question.


Who am I in Christ?

Am I really a son?

Do my father know me as his own?

Do my life portray Christ?
Do I even have an altar?
Do I have a prayer life and a study life?
Is my life manifesting His likeness?
Can any fruit of the spirit be found in me?
Is my Altar Burning?
How often is my Altar Burning?
Am I a worthy sacrifice?
When sacrifice is made upon an altar, fire gush out in response to consume the sacrifice. So when you offer your life unto God at all time as a living sacrifice,worthy and acceptable. When your altar is alive, fire keeps burning as a symbol of God's presence.

"Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart."Psalms 26:2 
 
David cried unto God to examine his life, most times when we feel we have examine ourselves and have done that which is right in our sight, we may not have done that which is expected of us.Ask Jesus to examine your life,whatever doesn't look like him in your life should be taken away.Tell him to teach you the path of purity that you may seek his kingdom every day of your life.

What happen to your fire. Many people are once on fire for God but now they can't even tell what happen.Cry unto God for restoration, pray to him to restore your fire. Acknowledge that you can't help yourself and cry to God for help, he alone can rekindle the fire on your altar. Remember a broken heart he will not despise,cry to him to set your heart on fire and put your life in order for Him.

Turn your room to a prayer altar, a sacred place for Him. Cry for Him to restore you back to the ordinances of the father. Remember, the destiny of a territory is at stake if you are cold.What happen that draw you back doesn't really matter now, what matter is that you have come to genuine repentance and really need help to stand again.

 


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  1. May God continually bless and increase the fire on our alter and make us consecrated unto Him daily.

    More anointing ma.

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  2. Amazing. Apt....God bless your creativity

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  3. This words refired my spirit.. am blessed

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  4. Nice one.... am pleased with the write up ma.

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  5. Adeboye Busolami Harmony14 March 2022 at 17:33

    Thanks for this.. well done sis

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  6. This write up is indeed incredible. May God continue to bless you sis

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  7. Wonderful write up. God help us.

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  8. The Alter!
    The prayer life!
    Essentials of prayer life!
    This is huge fire to my marrows!
    Thank you ma'am.

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  9. Well spoke more grease to your elbow

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  10. May we burn till he returns

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  11. This word ignite my inner spirit more. Well done, more grace

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  12. The more your taste for him (God).. the more your huge, this keeps the fire burning on your alter..
    And make you be called the wise.

    Thank you ma��

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  13. Spiritually Discern and Correctly Explained.....

    *God bless your Soul to Prosper.... (3 John 1:3)*

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  14. Blessed.....More insight ma

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  15. I pray for more of God in your life . These really a lot. I can't stop reading it over and over

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  16. Nice one. You're doing well sis.
    More of God's grace.

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  17. You are doing well, keep it up

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  18. Great one. Thanks for this ma

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  19. The Lord increase His fire on our altar. Thank God

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  20. I'm really blessed with this. Thanks for sharing ma

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  21. I'm super blessed with this. More grace ma

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  22. This has really blessed me. I am even challenged to do more. I aslo loved the paragragh that discussed about family and our burning process. Thanks, God bless you richly. More grace, Amen!

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  23. Awesome write-ups, God bless you greatly.

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  24. Ayodele Odunola16 March 2022 at 19:46

    This is great,more grace

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  25. Wow. This is great. Thanks for sharing this ma

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  26. Wow ��
    this is awesome
    More creativity ma'am

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  27. I'm super blessed. Thank for this ma

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  28. Wow. Your work will look like trials and error if you are not burning. Help me Lord to burn for you continually.

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  29. Thanks for sharing this. May the Lord help us

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  30. Fire burns in my marrows. Thanks for this awakening ma

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  31. Examine me father. Keep me burning for you

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  32. Oh lord, help my life. May I not be cast away father

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  33. Thanks for this wonderful piece, I'm so blessed

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  34. This is awesome. Keep the fire burning

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  35. Increase my hunger for you lord. I'm so blessed with this. More grace ma

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  36. I can hear Apostle Joshua Selman's voice in your piece. Nice one

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  37. I'm really blessed with this. Thank you dear. More grace

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  38. Really inspiring ,More Grace dear

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  39. may the lord increase ur knowledge and strength to go further in his ministry

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  40. This is a really inspiring and insightful read. God bless you ma'am.

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  41. So encouraging. Thank you so much ma. May the lord increase you ma

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  42. Thank you so much ma. More grace

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  43. Aanuoluwaposimi Abolade21 March 2022 at 09:47

    Wowww!!!!

    May God continue to increase you and give you more wisdom.

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  44. Kai🔥🔥🔥🔥
    This is fresh fire and very inspiring message.
    God bless you real big for this

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  45. Thank you for making me see this piece. I thirst for more.

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  46. This is a motivational invitation of a god sent word I'm inspired by this world may God bless you

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  47. Examine me O Lord, increase my hunger for you father. Help me lord

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  48. Kai ������

    Help me lord. Increase my hunger for you

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  49. May I not be cast away lord, help me to stand till the end.
    Thank you for this ma. More grace

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  50. Fanika Olatunde23 March 2022 at 07:29

    This is timely and insightful. More grace Sis.

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  51. Father help me not to fall back on this journey.

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  52. Fire burns in my marrows. Lord draw me closer to you that I carry your presence every where.

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  53. Fully loaded. I'm really blessed with this piece ma

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