Burning Altars by Akinjobi Oluwagbemisola Temitope

 

Burning Altars by Akinjobi Oluwagbemisola Temitope

Leviticus 6:12, "And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings." (KJV)  

God gave this instruction to the children of Israel during their journey to the promised Land. This particular offering process was referred to as the burnt offering. Upon this burnt offering was the fat of the peace offering burnt. The burning of the peace offering upon the burnt offering bought them their peace temporarily. It was not portraying the perfect peace God wanted for humanity completely. 

God wanted a permanent form of peace to His children so He came up with a master plan The plan of salvation. But this plan needed time to be accomplished, it needed the children of Israel and the world generally to be prepared to accommodate this plan. Therefore, He sent His prophets who spoke about the arrival of this master plan in order to get the world prepared. One of those prophets He sent directly proclaimed the fact that God's master plan was coming to replace the need to burn rams and goats to attain peace. 

Isaiah 53:5, "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." (KJV)
When it was almost time for the plan to come into fruition, God sent a fore-runner ahead named John; the man, John, lived in the desert preaching and baptising with water but humanity had not received the perfect peace for them yet. 

The man Jesus Christ was born and He walked with full authority on Earth yet, humanity did not attain the peace enough to keep their altars burning forever. They still needed to sacrifice rams and goats. This went on until that night of passion when Christ gave Himself up to be arrested, interrogated and crucified like a criminal. He died and was buried by a kingdom financier named Joseph from Arimathea. 

Humanity had no hope anymore! They kept asking themselves if God had forgotten about His promise of peace or if He was tired of them until that fateful morning three days after Jesus Christ was buried; Jesus Christ had risen! 

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But he did not just rise, he rose as a triumphant Lord in that He had taken the place of our rams and sheep and descended into the darkest part of hell, He had fought with the powers of darkness and won valiantly as seen in Colossians 2:15, "And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it." (KJV) He had become our very own high priest who could be sacrificed as well! Hebrews 7:27, "Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself." (KJV) 

However, humanity still had a responsibility to cover and that was the simple duty of believing in this work of salvation, bringing other human beings into the light of this peace and ensuring that the intensity of the sacrifice made for us does not dwindle. Our human body became the altar and the Holy Spirit, God's gift whom we received when we got saved became the fire that must not go out. We were given the assignment to keep our altars burning. 2 Timothy 1:6, "That is why I would remind you to stir up (rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning) the [gracious] gift of God, [the inner fire] that is in you by means of the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination]." (AMP)

3 Ways to Keep Your Altar Burning.

1. PRAYING.

This was one of the mandates Jesus Christ gave the believer when He walked the Earth. Luke 11:24, "And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint" (KJV) When we pray, especially when we pray in the spirit, we are able to pray out the perfect will of God every time. Our prayers achieve more than we could ever imagine in building us up and in ensuring our comfort while on Earth.

2. FASTING. 

This means the deliberate action of putting the body under and subjecting it to our spirit by depriving the body of certain delicacies which may be food, wine, places or certain activities. Fasting heightens the level of manifestation of the spirit of God and this is another important way to keep our being on fire for God. Acts 13:2, "As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them." (KJV) Believers should also note that we can hear God at a higher frequency when we fast.

3. MEDITATION AND BIBLE STUDY.

Meditation means to mutter, to ponder and to ruminate upon an issue. When we read the Bible and take time out to mutter the words or declare them out loud, it automatically becomes a part of us. We are then able to see ourselves in the light of God's word. Our spirit man is fully equipped to battle situations triggered by the environment or the devil with the word of God. Bible study and meditation helps us not to sink easily when life's oceans roar at us.

Like a student who cannot expect to pass an examination without reading once, as believers, we are not expected to take spiritual things casually but instead, keep them near our hearts so that our spirit may be fervent and in sync with God at all times. Our altars should be kept burning in every situation. We should never be too busy to keep our altars red-hot. Fervency at the things of God should be our watchword. Romans 12:11, "Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord" (KJV).


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  1. Nice one Gbemi, You're doing a great job. Keep it up 🤠

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  2. This is a great piece.
    I like the part of prayer and fasting because even at the moment it resonates a lot with me.
    For me, especially in this season of Lent, it is necessary to keep my alter on fire for God, and Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving is the main pillar that I hold unto.

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful one with the world

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    1. What a powerful write up. I'm so bless.
      The Lord increase you in all sides in Jesus name.

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  3. This is so succinct and precise, Weldone Oluwagbemisola

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  4. Beautiful one Gbemi.

    A good reminder of what is expected of us as Christians.
    Thank you so much!

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  5. This is highly refreshing. I like the fact that article points me to my identity in Christ and to how I should live with the consciousness of what Christ has done for me.

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  6. Such an explanatory article. I love how you explained in simple words how we gained our freedom in christ.

    Good job Gbemi.

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  7. Wow... Beautiful write-up. Truth revealed in simplicity. Kudos

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  8. Well-done namie!!!
    You deserve great accolades!!!

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  9. Go! Succeed! Take over!

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  10. Wow Gbemi,this is really insightful.

    Thank you

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  11. Such a thorough analysis and it reminds me of a writing I saw on friend's wall one time - "Never be too busy to spend time with God".

    Well done Gbemisola.

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  12. Omolola Ikuemonisan14 March 2022 at 21:20

    This really blessed me.
    Thank you and well done

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  13. Really really Insightful
    I love it

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  14. Watch out for Gbemi and her writings.

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  15. This is absolutely great! Keep it up sis��

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  16. Possible Eshiovaze15 March 2022 at 07:29

    Beautiful piece of write up Gbemisola.

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  17. Nice piece. You did a great job here.
    Keep it up.

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  18. Chukwudi Valentine15 March 2022 at 07:35

    This is amazingly great ����
    More grace dear

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  19. Ohhh
    This so nice
    And have benefit from it

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  20. Thank you for this edifying piece, more doors of utterances are opened for you in Jesus Name

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  21. Powerful!!!!
    God bless you, gbemi

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  22. Nice write up, Gbemisola. More grace in Jesus name.

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  23. Such a beautiful write up!

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  24. I love this ��.

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  25. What a powerful write up. This is a blessing to me.

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  26. Clement Ogar Elam15 March 2022 at 08:53

    Great and inspiring! Highly educating!
    More Grace, Gbemi, daughter of zion

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  27. Adeleke Kehinde15 March 2022 at 09:06

    Great piece...May our altar continue to burn for God

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  28. Well done Gbemi

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  29. This is a very inspiring write up.

    Well-done ma!!!!!

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  30. Oloruntola Micheal[Prof Micky]15 March 2022 at 09:41

    Such an amazing write-up! Keep it up Gbemisola.

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  31. Oloruntoniloba R Kayode15 March 2022 at 10:00

    This is a great piece. Keep it up champ.

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  32. Bravo! It's a scintillating piece

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  33. Oloruntola Oluwatomisin15 March 2022 at 11:07

    I really love this...
    This is so insightful!

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  34. Thank you for this truly edifying piece ��

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  35. Babajide Badmus15 March 2022 at 11:58

    Nice write up��

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  36. Nice work, exactly what we need to read. God bless you

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  37. Nice work....... God bless your handwork ��

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  38. This is great....You did well Gbemi...Keep it up.

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  39. Beautiful, Gbemi. ��

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  40. This is beautiful ��

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  41. This is a wonderful read. Well done!!! 🔥

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  42. Gbemi the bomber, nice one 👏🏾. More inspirations 🙌🏾

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  43. Isola Aanuoluwapo16 March 2022 at 07:02

    Welldone Sis Gbemi
    This is a great one

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  44. Omotayo Adetunji16 March 2022 at 07:23

    This is a beautiful write-up.
    Well-done!!

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  45. It was an excellent one from you Gbemi.

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  46. This piece is worth it... Keep it up dear

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  47. That was great keep it up
    More pls

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  48. Inspiring...
    Well done Gbemi

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  49. Well done keep it up.

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  50. Wonderful piece ma'am

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  51. This is really awesome,
    I was blessed going through this ma.
    Keep the fire burning

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  52. Nice writeup
    May your ink never run dry in Jesus name

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  53. Nice writeup doc - as always.

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  54. it was really educative,
    Nice one ma��

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  55. An eye-opener, thanks for this Gbemi.

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  56. Thanks for this reminder��..God bless you dearie
    Keep it up ��

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  57. Nice write up babe🥺:.. God bless you Nd give you more knowledge

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  58. Very good one Gbemi. More grace to write articles and things enriched with God's word.

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  59. Really inspiring work

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  60. Very amazing article. Thank you so much!

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  61. Olanrewaju Oluwasewamipe17 March 2022 at 10:50

    Keep the fire burning!

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  62. Interesting...informative...I'mma keep the fire burning.

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  63. Baruwa Precious Itunuoluwa17 March 2022 at 11:12

    More anointing sis.
    The Lord help us to keep the altars burning in Jesus name ������
    I'll love to read again and again
    ����

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  64. Nice articl miss gbemi
    A word that all believers need to put in their heart "salvation"
    On the part of prayer was blessed. Christian need to pray to increase their spiritual life.
    More Grace nd more anointing in Jesus name.

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  65. More Godly inspiration Ma'am

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  66. This is really nice ma!

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  67. Hmm, meditation! Powerful instrument in keeping the altar burning. If only we can sustain the discipline.
    Thanks Sis for this message

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  68. Nice one, Gbemi

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  69. Temitope Emmanuel Ojo18 March 2022 at 19:48

    There's fire on my altar !!!

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  70. Oluwafemi Taiwo19 March 2022 at 09:53

    More grace sis....May God continue to empower you. Keep the fire burning

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  71. Nice one miss Gbemi!

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  72. Miracle Adeleke20 March 2022 at 07:22

    This is an uplifting article of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and what this sacrifice has given us, Gbemi.
    I like where you said, "we're in sync with God at all times".
    Thank you for this!

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  73. This is powerful

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  74. Precious Rashidi20 March 2022 at 11:51

    Beautiful piece from an amazing mind. Glorryyy

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  75. A really good work. Thanks for this, it was really edifying.

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  76. Great write up. More grace sis and may God grant us grace to keep our altars burning.

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  77. Such a timely piece!

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  78. Wow
    Nice right up

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  79. Awesome piece for this season

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  80. This is awesome! Keep my fire burning��

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  81. Great one ma
    Thank you ma

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  82. Well Detailed. Thank you very much.

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  83. This is cool, more grace sis❣️

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  84. Outstanding. More inspiration

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  85. Wow very very good you are the best since I have knew you

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  86. Emmanuel Moyosoluwa22 March 2022 at 00:34

    Nice one there. Kudos

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  87. Sodeke Oluwafolajuwon22 March 2022 at 06:33

    Go take charge. Peace be unto you

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  88. Great work gbemi!!! Awesome

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  89. This is wonderful.

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  90. Great write up.

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  91. Abdullahi Idris22 March 2022 at 21:13

    Nice write up,keep it up

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  92. Thanks a lot, well detailed.

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  93. God bless you sis. Well done.

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  94. Well done Aunt Gbemi

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  95. Nice write up

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  96. Never be too busy to keep our altars burning. Message for the season. More unction dear.

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  97. Abbasmostspoiltbaby24 March 2022 at 09:04

    Great article ma'am, we need to keep being in sync with God for a continuously burning altar!

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  98. I love the way you keep the flow sequential. Thanks for the lessons too.

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  99. Beautiful article. Keep it up��������

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  100. This is beautifully written. Ride on Gbemi 🔥

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  101. Amazing stuff, Gbemi.

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  102. Abiola Oluwabukola24 March 2022 at 12:06

    This is truly amazing and powerful.It reminds me much more of how that God is mindful of me.Thank you ma

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  103. Sequential and inspiring!
    Keep it up.

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  104. Brilliant write up.

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  105. We're doing our best in his path

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  106. Great piece. Well-done!

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  107. This is a brilliant stuff.Well done Gbemi

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  108. Nice one

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  109. Bolade Akindahunsi25 March 2022 at 11:07

    Nice piece I'm inspired

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  110. Wow, very nice write up, God bless you

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  111. very gracio!gracious! More grace

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  112. Wow
    This is an eye opening.
    More anointing, More Grace sir
    Gospel continue to prospel in your hands sir
    Nothing dies in your hands sir

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  113. Nice. More revelational knowledge.

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  114. Thank you for sharing this piece.

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  115. Great piece, I pray that we give ourselves to the spirituals in building ... up. May God help us.

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  116. Very great content,my dear!

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