Burning Altars by Folaranmi Wande

Burning Altars by Adebayo David
 
The children of Israel had just Egypt for the promised land after 430 years in sheer and cruel slavery. Although the period for their thralldom should have been 400 years according to the prophecy given to Abraham who was the premier biblical ancestor of Israel. God already established a covenant with Abraham to give his descendants the land flowing with milk and honey after the 400 years of slavery. However, it took an additional 30 years to see the fulfilment of this prophecy. God was ready to deliver this powerful nation, nevertheless, He could not proceed with their deliverance until He found a man called Moses. God would do little or nothing on earth unless  Moses had his first Supernatural encounter with God on Mount Sinai while tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro. This divine encounter ushered in the deliverance of the descendant of Jacob who settled in Goshen the land of Egypt. Moses was from the tribe of Levi and was regarded as the humblest man on earth during his time. He had a brother named Aaron who worked with Moses to bring the children of Israel from Egypt. He was Moses's spokesman. Moses would give orders and Aaron would, in turn, carry out the instructions. The partnership between this family tie was instrumental to the liberation of the Israelites.  God plunged into action to show Pharaoh his Sovereignty as He brought His own chosen nation with a powerful arm. The salvation of the Israelites was after God displayed his awesome acts through the ten plagues of Egypt. The plagues include: water turning into blood, frogs, lice, flies, livestock pestilence, boils, hails, locusts, darkness and the killing of firstborn children of humans and animals. After the death of the firstborn children, Pharaoh the king of Egypt in haste ordered the Israelites to leave Egypt to serve the Lord.  

God was about to start a new order with the people of Israel. However, God did not want this new order to be instituted to be in Egypt which was a land of slavery. Moses kept reiterating to Pharaoh the cogent reason why they had to leave Egypt which was so that they could leave to serve the living God in the promised land. The new order God intend to establish was so to the end that Israel could love, serve and revere Him.  This new order was essentially characterized by the Law, the Aaronic priesthood, and Angels. The children of Israel would be ushered into a new age where they would learn about the God of their ancestors. Every other nation aside Israel ruled with a system of government referred to as Monarchy government. A system of governance where a king presides over territory. God wanted a nation He could call his very own and whose system of leadership originates from Him. He choose Moses to be His representative as He led the descendants of Israel to the promised land.  

God gave the ten commandments to his people through Moses. The law was the constitution that guided the relationship between God and the people. In addition, this constitution dictates how the people should live and relate with each other. This generation saw the great manifestations of God’s power first-hand as Moses led walked them through a dry ground in the middle of the red sea to the wilderness. God also gave them laws categorized as moral, civil and ceremonial laws. Altogether there are 613 commandments in the Torah which is collectively referred to as mosaic law (Israel, 2009).  
Moses was called up to mount Sinai, where God showed him the heavenly tabernacle, the holiest place, the holy place and the Outer Court. God instructed Moses to build the heavenly structures just as he has been shown through the assistance of certain men whom God had endowed with wisdom. The tribe of Levi were specially chosen by God to handle every service relating to the tabernacle. Aaron and his sons were set apart to be priests unto God. They were to be the mediator between God’s chosen people and the almighty God. The people were to bring their sin offering, peace offering and burnt offering to the priest who will offer them to God on the altar.  

The altar was a platform where sacrifices were offered to God by the priest on behalf of the people. The altar is always associated with a priest and pleasing sacrifices. A burning altar is not just a monument for religious duties. A burning altar is an altar with a priest offering sacrifices. God commanded in Leviticus 6:12 was a type of the incessant duty of prayer for Christians today.  

The Old Testament practice of burning wood on the altar every morning by a priest is now outdated. God's word affirms that “For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.” (Hebrews 8:7 King James Version)

A better covenant has been instituted by Christ’s blood on the cross of Calvary. We now have a high priest who is the Lord Jesus and we who have believed in Him are referred to as a Holy Nation and a royal priesthood. Priesthood is important to altars and offering acceptable sacrifices. Christians today still offer sacrifices. However, our sacrifices include the fruit of our lips, the sacrifice of praise and also, we are encouraged to present our bodies as living sacrifices.  

A burning altar for a believer in Christ would be better understood in the context of intercession. Jesus Christ who is our high priest is recorded in holy writ to perform “this sacrifice of intercession” The scriptures declare this in Hebrews 7: 25 and Romans 8:34.    

As Christ continuously make intercessions for us in the same manner as priests, we should follow the trail of our high priest. We are to always make intercessions for lost souls, our loved ones and our nation.   

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  1. Great piece. God bless you.

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  2. This is very spot on !!! The points in this well written articles are driven to comprehension in simple words.

    Very relatable and practicable in the course of our daily lives as well.

    I am certainly sending this to people to come and draw from.

    Weldone Sir and many kudos to the author.

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  3. More grace sirπŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’―πŸ’―❤πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  4. I don't totally agree with all you've written. Yet, it is still a great write up.

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  5. This is great.. Nice😎

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  6. We are to always make intercession for the lost souls, our loved ones, and our nation.

    Thank you for this reminder, sir.
    May our altars keep burning.

    Amen.

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  7. A very wonderful piece,Oga mi
    More grace.

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  8. Amazing piece sir

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  9. A nice piece sir... Keep up the good work

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  10. Lanre Adekanmbi16 March 2022 at 23:04

    More grace sir!!!

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  11. This is a great piece,keep it burning.

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  12. πŸ‘Great
    if there is an altar, a priest would be needed and on the altar require sacrifices or offering

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  13. This is a nice one MOG

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  14. afolabibolarinwa samuel17 March 2022 at 16:16

    Nice �� and amazing brother

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  15. Chinaecherem Favour17 March 2022 at 19:08

    May God keep our alters burning ��
    Great and amazing piece.....
    More divine grace and inspiration Sir.

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  16. We are to continually make intercessions for lost souls, our friends, families, and our nation.

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  17. Keep up the good work, man of God

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  18. Great Piece. A must read. A short detailed and precise account that showed us God's plan from inception (Genesis through Malachi). Which is to Serve him.

    Not to be lost in the traditions of shadow service, this piece showed us the reality, the old being 'outdated'.

    It help us see that one of the way we serve God is from the 'burning alter' where we make intersession for souls.

    This truly is the heart of a soul winner.

    This piece will not only give you a read-time but also a burning desire to evangelize to the lost and go after them in the place of prayer, the burning alter of Christ.
    A true test of doctrine explained from the the book of moses, the law and prophets, the incarnation and the epistles

    Thank you Sir (Brother Wandy as we call you Sir😊)

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  19. Ifeloluwa Taiwo18 March 2022 at 09:28

    Nice one bro....a great piece

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  20. This has opened my mind to more hidden things about it... I'm blessed. I'm glad. Thanks man of God

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  21. Great write up

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  22. Thank you so much for this sir, I was greatly blessed. More grace and anointing sir

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  23. Profound revelation from the scripture. Keep the πŸ”₯ burning

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  24. Ilesanmi Kayode18 March 2022 at 19:33

    More grace my MOG

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  25. This is a clarion call to believers in this century to live like Christ.
    Thank you for this well thought-out piece.
    More grace sir.

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  26. This is deep! Intercession

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  27. Sacrifice is an essential part of worship since we worship a God who is a spirit. However, our sacrifice is not in the burning of woods and animals. Well done Sir

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  28. An interesting read!

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  29. I simply wanted to write down a quick word to say thanks to you for those wonderful tips and hints you are showing on this site.

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  30. Oladitan Oreoluwa22 March 2022 at 20:54

    This is nice
    More grace sir

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  32. Wowww.
    Beautiful write-up.

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  33. Great write up

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  34. I love this write up,this is perfect and so so much good,thumbs up for you big one

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  35. Inspiring. Well-done more ink to your pen.

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  36. More Grace Man Of God

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  37. good write up. Keep up the good work. You are a blessing to Many.

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  38. Nice and educative read. Great job!

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  39. Here is a revelation of the mystery of Intercession. Burning altars

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  40. What an Impactful write up

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  41. I love this,more anointing

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  42. What an impactful write up

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  43. This is inspiring, more grace Sir.

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  44. Soyinka Babatunde28 March 2022 at 20:51

    I think this insightful. It reminds me of my duty as a priest to pray and intercede always. The New Testament is truly the fulfilment of the Old.

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  45. Wowww.. this is really mind blowing. More anointing sir.

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  46. This is such a great piece, sir. I love that I learned about my priesthood in Christ, and how I should accordingly engage in intercession for lost souls. Thank you, sir.

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  47. Great wrie up......more grace sir ��

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  48. More grace sir

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  49. This is awesome πŸ‘ more grace

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  50. very insightful....... More Grace Sir.

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  51. This is dopeπŸ₯Ί❤️πŸ”₯

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  52. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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  53. A whole lot to learn from Jesus our perfect example. We won't live less. More grace Sir

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