Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 35:7 (KJV); And he built there an Altar, and called the place El-Bethel, because there God appeared unto him, when he fled from the face of his brother.
Every powerful altar has three salient characteristics: an identity, a sacrifice and fire.
It is a notable practice through the scriptures that when our Patriarchs built altars, they also named those places, as Jacob did in our theme scripture. This was the identity of the altar.
A nameless altar cannot command authority in the realm of the spirit.
Every altar must have a sacrifice. An altar without sacrifice does not understand the price of true worship. In Romans 12:1, the Bible says that we ought to present ourselves as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God. This means that under the New Testament dispensation, we are the sacrifice.
The altar must also have fire. This is the consuming fire of the Spirit of God. Fireless altars can never have results. They are monuments to tradition and can never be recipients of the new things that God wishes to do in a man’s life, nation or generation.
May this wisdom help you build an effective altar, be it personal, family, national or global.
Glory to God!
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 12:1, Hebrews 12:29
GOLDEN NUGGET: Every powerful altar has three salient characteristics: an identity, a sacrifice and fire.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You because I exercise this wisdom in building any altar. My altars are forces of change because they have an identity, carry sacrifice and burn with Your fire, in Jesus’ name, Amen.