Don’t pass by the “Brazen Altar”…

Dear Saints of the Living God, Grace and Mercy to you and your family.

It looks like we started this year, but five months has gone by…  the life goes so fast, and if we don’t sit down and look at the rear view mirror, things will fly-by…  These days, the Lord has been talking to me about the Altar…

Going to Altar, looks a bit foreign these days, because we have modernized our church experience… In the past, people would go to the Altar and offer sacrifices to the Lord.   1 Samuel 7 says, as Samuel offered a suckling lamb, at the altar, immediately, instantaneously there was a thunder at Philistines camp.    God Honors the anguish that is poured on the Altar…

And Paul writes in Hebrews 8::5 says, “They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. This is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: “See to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”

Ahhh… Do you see that, what Moses built, the altar/tabernacle, is a shadow of what is in heaven…  The actual Altar is in heaven and what we have is an exact replica…  In the actual design that God gave to Moses, included 3 sessions, 1. Outer court, 2. Holy place, and 3. Holy of Holies..  In the outer court, there is only one thing – “Brazen Altar”, that’s where they made their sacrifice.
Tabernacle schematic2

Before they go into the Holy place, the Lord wants us to reconcile the relationship at the Brazen Altar…

I always thought, the sacrifices are made for our sins, but look at Leviticus 17:11, “…I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’ – What is offered in the altar is to save our soul for the eternity.

That’s right – God wants to make an amends once and for all,  through the lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world… offered at the Brazen altar… Can you imagine, God creates something for us to make an amends with Him and He realizes there is nothing that we can give that will satisfy to rescue our Soul… That’s why He sends His only begotten son to be offered in this brazen altar as an atonement for our soul… And I cannot wrap my mind this morning, how we live our life, by passing the brazen altar every day, like it is norm…

Hmm, what shall we offer at the Brazen Altar today?   If an ultimate sacrifice was made on our behalf?   And Paul writes about what we can do at the Brazen altar in Romans 12:1  says, “…present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is an act of reasonable worship… where?  At the Brazen altar.    All God is asking is, live a Holy life, that is an acceptable offer, that is an acceptable sacrifice…

I am not sure, what is going in your life, this morning – but look for areas in your life, where your life needs alteration – and as we make a sacrifice of that particular lifestyle at the brazen altar, the healing will begin instantaneously in your land… the restoration will begin…

Praise the Lord for the redemptive plan! We don’t have to figure out God,  and His infinite wisdom… but you and I have access to this Brazen Altar today… don’t take this access lightly…

May the Good Lord Bless you today abundantly!