The Altar

The altar is a place built or established for sacrifices and Holy Communion to God. The purer the sacrifice, the better the Blessing or response from God.  Anytime the Patriarchs of the Old Testament came across or embarked upon a new land/place, they built an altar and worshipped God there; If you remember the story of Noah (a type of judgment) after the Ark landed; “And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.  And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.” Gen.8:20-21.  The altar is also associated with change or a new covenant, what’s more, newness/change of heart.  This is the place we meet for Salvation and accept the only perfect sacrifice provided by God. If we approach the altar or offer our worship without the proper mandate we negate the process to be changed into the likeness of His Son.  Our primary goal when we come together to worship, since we don’t have to wait to go to church in order to abide in His presence, is for His Glory to be revealed corporately as a body of believers.  Therefore, as you park your car (ark) and enter the sanctuary, prepare your heart to be changed and your mind renewed; you should not be the same after going to church for years.  We are embarking upon a new era and season let us take time to lay a pillar or establish ground by honoring The Lord of the Harvest with a sweet smelling savour.

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