Apostle Grace Lubega
Deuteronomy 8:18(KJV); But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Altars have principles by which they function. One of the principles is that they respond to spiritual authority.
If a Christian does not understand the order of spiritual authority, then that Christian cannot build an altar or if they do, it will be devoid of fire and consequently, of power. If it is a prayer altar, it will lack testimony. If it is a ministry altar, it will lack fruit.
How is this so?
Behind every altar is a covenant.
No altar stands without a covenant. However, in dealing with covenants, God looks at the father son relationship.
As revealed in our theme scripture, God’s dealing with Israel was based on the covenant that He had with their fathers.
God cannot jump this order that He established Himself to honour an altar that has no spiritual covering.
An altar that does not respect this order will easily become a high place for idols. This is how Israel ended up building altars for other gods. They forgot the covenant that God had made with their forefathers.
Submission to spiritual authority is a principle by God. God requires that we heed to this order in humility for it is a pattern He has set in the spirit for maturity and growth.
His name is praised!
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 13:17, Deuteronomy 7:8
GOLDEN NUGGET: Altars respond to spiritual authority.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this knowledge. Thank you for the wisdom by which I grow in the things of the Spirit. I honour and respect spiritual authority;
I walk in the pattern of submission like you have taught me to. The fires of my altars burn bright; my altars bear fruit; my altars have answers, results and solutions.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.